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In Focus...

Launch Anti-trafficking Campaign: 'Your Actions Count - Be a Responsible Traveller'
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin (5 March 2014).
’Your Actions Count – Be a Responsible Traveller’ aims to raise awareness about the most common illicit goods and services that tourists might be exposed to while travelling. The campaign provides guidance to recognize possible situations of trafficking in persons, wildlife, cultural artefacts, illicit drugs and counterfeit goods, and invites travellers to take action through responsible consumer choices.
+ info: http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2014-03-05/unwto-unodc-and-unesco-launch-anti-trafficking-campaign

Winners of 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards announced - Deadline vote: 20 April
The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are unveiled today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra. The 27 laureates, selected from 160 nominated projects across 30 countries, are honoured for achievements in four areas: conservation; research; dedicated service; education, training and awareness-raising. The award ceremony will take place on 5 May at the Burgtheater in Vienna, under the patronage of the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, the internationally-renowned opera singer and President of Europa Nostra, will jointly present the awards. Six of the winners will be named as Grand Prix laureates, receiving €10 000 each, and one will receive the Public Choice Award, chosen in an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra. As well as celebrating excellence in cultural heritage work, the Prize aims to promote high-quality skills and standards in conservation.
+ info: http://vote.europanostra.org/

18 April 2014 - International Day on Monuments and Sites "Heritage of Commemoration"
Monuments and sites, including those more complex and diversified forms of heritage places such as living landscapes, are tangible carriers of the memory of a part of the human experience. Thus, through their authenticity and integrity, they contribute, in their way, to the commemoration and transmission of values which include history.
The theme provides an opportunity to present those constructions that have been intentionally created with the purpose of commemorating an event, a person, an idea, etc. This choice of theme is partly inspired by the centennial in 2014 of the beginning of the Great War of 1914-1918.
The heritage of commemoration takes a variety of forms: engraved inscriptions, mausoleums of exceptional architecture or works of monumental sculpture, more modest elements reflecting vernacular traditions or dedicated landscapes such as cemeteries or memorial gardens. This heritage also includes elements that were given a commemorative value; for example, ruins or industrial vestiges accompanied by dedication plaques, or public squares whose toponymy commemorates a historical event or individual.
+ info: http://www.icomos.org/en/what-we-do/focus/18-april-international-day-for-monuments-and-sites


Thematic Areas:

Awards, Prizes, Fellowships, Competitions and Job Offers
UNESCO Director-General's activities in the field of heritage

Archaeological Heritage
Built Heritage
Climate Change Impacts on Heritage
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Landscapes
Cultural Routes & Itineraries (Routes, Canals, Railways, Rivers, etc.)
Disaster and Risk Mitigation and Management
Documentary/Audiovisual Heritage & Archives
Earthen Architecture
Education, Training, Youth and Volunteers
Genealogy & Heraldry
Geological Heritage
Heritage Conservation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations
Heritage Economics
Heritage Communities
Heritage Legislation, Conventions, Charters & Declarations
Historic Centres & Cities, Historic Urban Landscapes
Illicit Traffic of Cultural Properties
Illicit Trade of Wild Fauna and Flora
ICTs (Information & Communication Technologies) for Heritage
Industrial, Technological, Astronmical & Scientific Heritage
Intangible Heritage
Languages & Toponymy
Marine & Coastal Biodiversity
Military/Defense and Maritime Cultural Heritage
Modern & Contemporary Heritage
Mountains and Glaciers
Museums, Museology, Interpretation & Moveable Heritage
Natural Heritage & Environment
Research on Materials Conservation and Mechanics
Restoration & Conservation Techniques
Tourism: Cultural Tourism & Ecotourism
Underwater Cultural Heritage/Archaeology
Vernacular Heritage
World Heritage


Special thanks to the members who have collaborated in this issue

Alleaume, Anne-lise. France
Arrieta Urtizberea, Iñaki. Spain
Blair, Sandy. Australia
Bostenaru Dan, Maria. Romania
Cadar, Simona. Romania
Ciambrone, Alessandro. Italy
Cogliandro, Giannalia. Belgium
Dubé, Philippe. Canada
Eisenberg, Amy. United States of America
García Vicente, José Javier. Spain
Gayetzky de Kuna, Graciela Cecilia. Argentina
Hafsteinsson, Sigurjon Baldur. Iceland
Labadi, Sophia. France
López Sánchez, Mónica. Spain
Lourenço, Marta. Portugal
Mainetti, Vittorio. Italy
Moreno, Daniela. Argentina
Mullis, Brian T.. United States of America
Niglio, Olimpia. Italy
Özhan, Erdal. Turkey
Pataro, María Susana. Argentina
Prafulla Tarachand, Janbade. India
Ramírez Blanco, Manuel Jesús. Spain
Ramírez Hinrichsen, Javier. Chile
Richon, Marielle. France
Saravi, Jorge. Argentina
Saura, Magda. Spain
Shakhmatova, Khrystyna. Ukraine
Shalaginova, Iryna. Ukraine
Solomita Banfi, Fátima Rut. Argentina
Tormo Esteve, Santiago. Spain
Toselli, Claudia. Argentina
Tresserras, Jordi Juan. Spain
Vegas López-Manzanares, Fernando. Spain
Verdié, Bernard. France
Vidargas Acosta, Francisco. Mexico
Weyer, Angela. Germany

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