World Heritage and the Arctic

 (Narvik - Norway) 
From 30-11-2007   to   30-11-2007

    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:

    • Presentation of World Heritage Tentative Lists of the 8 States Parties concerned with Arctic Circle sites, with discussions on their potential harmonization;
    • Identification of potential transboundary and serial sites to cover the outstanding natural and cultural heritage of the Arctic;
    • Cooperation with other international and national bodies and conventions in the safeguarding of the region's unique natural and cultural heritage.

    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.

    • Start date - Local time:   30- 11- 2007
    • End date - Local time:  30- 11- 2007
    • Event Location  :  Narvik, Norway
    • Country  :  Norway