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1995 – Bergen, Norway

Communication – How to Communicate and Exchange Knowledge, Bearing in Mind Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Regional Particularities

1995: Bergen (Norway) hosts four concurrent events

Preceded by a seminar organized under the auspices of the Council of Europe at Santiago de Compostela in November 1994, the Third International Symposium of World Heritage Cities is held in Bergen (Norway). The Symposium dealt with communication among World Heritage Cities. In addition, the General Assembly addressed issues which included the action plan and the 1996-1997 budget forecasts. Bergen was also the site of two events organized by UNESCO concurrently with the OWHC meeting, namely an exhibit of photos and maquettes from World Heritage Cities and the First International Forum of Youth on World Heritage. The OWHC General Assembly also ratifies the Bergen Protocol on communication and exchange among World Heritage Cities. This protocol is signed in the presence of H.E. Joseph Verner Reed and has as parties UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

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2024 – Cordoba, Spain

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