This international expert meeting aims at an exchange of information on arctic heritage – natural and cultural - and potential World Heritage sites.
Its principal objectives are:
Experts from the 8 States Parties (Canada, Denmark, Federation of Russia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America) participate, as well as representatives from indigenous people’s organizations. Representatives of the Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention, ICOMOS and IUCN, will also attend, together with representatives from the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco and the World Heritage Centre. A representative from the World Heritage Centre gives a short speech concerning the World Heritage Convention and the arctic heritage.
The meeting is organized back-to-back with the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting (SAO), held in Narvik from 28 to 29 November. It is funded by the Prince Albert Foundation of Monaco with the collaboration of the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.