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Registration for the International NGO Forum on World Heritage in Kazan is open

From 15 to 17 June 2022 Kazan will host the International NGO Forum on World Heritage. Activists and non-profit organizations involved in the preservation of Heritage sites around the world are invited to participate. 

In 2022, the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage marks its 50th anniversary. This year the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will be held in Kazan, Russian Federation.

Prior to the Session, Greenpeace in Russia, Bridge It, Rivers without Boundaries Coalition, Save Siberia and Far East Charity Foundation, together with World Heritage Watch, are organizing an International NGO Forum on World Heritage in Kazan.

The aims of the Forum are to discuss the most important issues of preserving World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites, to share experience with experts from different countries, and develop international cooperation.

A discussion of issues common to all heritage sites, as well as work in two sections – cultural and natural heritage – will be organized on the Forum.

As a result of the Forum, it is planned to formulate proposals for solving problems that threaten the World Heritage sites. The resolutions of the Forum will be sent to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

Forum will be held in a mixed format — in-person and online. The forum will be held in Kazan (Russia) with strict observance of security measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The deadline for submitting applications: April 1, 2022.

Detailed information is available on the website http://wh-ngo-kazan.org/en

NGOs, local groups and individuals who are involved in the preservation of world cultural and natural heritage sites around the world are invited to participate in the Forum.