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Nurturing the democratic debate.  
Adopted in Paris on 16 November 1972, this Convention to protect the world's cultural and natural heritage came into force in December 1975 after 20 countries had ratified it.
Today 175 States Parties adhere to it, making it UNESCO's most widely-accepted legal instrument. To mark its anniversary, UNESCO is organizing a congress in Venice with the help of the Italian government.
The meeting, called "Shared Legacy, Common Responsibility," will gather about 500 experts at the Cini Foundation, on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore with a three-pronged aim. It will discuss the successes and problems over 30 years of applying the Convention; how to publicize it better along with UNESCO's efforts to protect world heritage; and, finally, draw up plans for the future. The latter point will feature discussions on how new public-private partnerships can help preserve world heritage.

La rencontre, intitulée « Héritage partagé, responsabilité commune », réunira, du 14 au 16 novembre, quelque 500 experts dans les locaux de la Fondation Cini, sur l’île de San Giorgio Maggiore. Son objectif est triple : analyser les succès remportés et les difficultés rencontrées au cours des trente ans d’existence de la Convention ; promouvoir la Convention en améliorant sa visibilité et celle des actions que l’UNESCO met en œuvre pour protéger le patrimoine mondial ; déterminer de nouvelles orientations. Ce troisième grand thème de débat à l’ordre du jour à Venise consistera à envisager de nouveaux partenariats entre les secteurs public et privé susceptibles d’aider à la préservation du patrimoine mondial.

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Start Date 13-11-2002 11:00 pm -
End Date 15-11-2002 11:00 pm -
Event Location Venice (Italy)



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