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International Cultural Property Protection







US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs --The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through international educational and training programs.
ICOMOS --ICOMOS is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites
ICCROM --This intergovernmental organization was established in Rome in 1959. It is the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of cultural heritage, both movable and immovable. It currently comprises over 100 Member States
IUCN --The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations, and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership
Organization of World Heritage Cities --OWHC is an international, non-profit and non-governmental organization created to assist member cities adapt and improve their management methods in relation to the specific requirements of having a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list
UNESCO --The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded in 1945 and functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues
UNESCO & Culture --This is the homepage for the Cultural section of the UNESCO.org website
UNESCO World Heritage Centre --UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves Directory --Website containing a complete list of the UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory and information on all biosphere reserves by country and boundary
WHIN --WHIN is a clearing-house for information about the natural and cultural sites identified as being of "outstanding universal value" and inscribed on the World Heritage List by the Intergovernmental World Heritage Committee
WCMC --UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre provides biodiversity information for policy and action to conserve the living world
The World Bank- Environment --The World Bank created an Environmental Strategy that recognizes sustainable development, which balances economic development, social cohesion, and environmental protection, are fundamental to the World Bank’s core objective of lasting poverty reduction.
The World Bank- Social Development --The World Bank's Social Development Strategy emphasizes that overcoming poverty is more than getting economic policies right, it is also about empowering people by creating more inclusive, cohesive and accountable institutions.
World Resources Institute- Conserving Cultural Diversity --WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. Its mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future generations
World Monuments Fund- World Monuments Watch --Since its founding in 1965, the New York-based WMF has played a leadership role in the rescue and preservation of imperiled works of art and architecture.
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