World Heritage Convention


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World Heritage Convention

  1. 1. An overview …<br />The world heritage convention<br />
  2. 2. Heritage is a legacy from the past what we live with today and what we pass on future generation. Our culture and natural heritage are both irreplaceable source of life and inspiration. <br />Introduction<br />
  3. 3. Encourage countries to sign the world heritage convention and to ensure the protection of there natural and cultural heritage. <br />Encourage States Parties to the convention to nominate within their national territory for inclusion on the world heritage list..<br />Encourage States Parties to establish management plans and setup reporting system on the state of Conservation of their World Heritage site. <br />UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE MISSION<br />
  4. 4. Help states parties safeguard world heritage properties by providing technical assistant and professional training;<br />Provide emergency assistance for world heritage sites in immediate danger;<br />Support states parties public awareness-building activities for world heritage conservation;<br />Encourage participation of the local population in the preservation of there culture and natural heritage;<br />Encourage international co-operation in the conservation of our world’s culture and natural heritage. <br />
  5. 5. Cultural Heritage;<br />Monuments: architectural works, works done on sculptures , paintings, inscriptions on cave dwellings, elements or structures of archeological nature<br />Monuments are of outstanding universal value from all point of view whether it is history, art or science<br />DEFINITION OF THE CONVENTION:<br />
  6. 6. Groups of building: groups of or separate or connected buildings because of their architecture ,homogeneity or their place in the landscape <br />Site: combined work of the nature and men or areas including archaelogical sites<br />This is of outstanding universal point of view from anthropological point of view<br />What is anthropology? <br />It is how people behave around a culture<br />
  7. 7. Natural features: consist of physical or biological formations or groups of such formations which are of outstanding value from a scientific point of view <br />E.g.: Maldives has a very good natural heritage<br />Geological and physiographical formations: precisely delineated area which constitute the habitat of threatened animal and plant species<br />This is very valuable from a conservational and scientific point of view<br />Natural sites: precisely delineated natural areas of outstanding universal value for natural beauty and conservation <br />Natural heritage:<br />
  8. 8. Protection, authenticity, management and integrity of the properties are important considerations.<br />Maldives and world heritage:<br />Maldives became a signatory to the world heritage convention in 1980<br />First submitted natural sites in 1984<br />This was deferred for the questioning of the outstanding universal value of the given sites.<br />2nd submission of a site was in 2007 which was successful in appearing in the tentative list of the 32nd WHC meeting in Quebec Canada<br />The nominated site was male’ hukuru miskii, minaret, and the enclosing cemetery.<br />It is hoped that this site will be nominated for WH list at 33rd session held in 2009.<br />Important factors in the convention<br />
  9. 9. It has taken part in many training programmes, workshops, seminars relating to world heritage convention and heritage management and conservation<br />It is important to promote the world heritage concept within the Maldivian students for the concept to fully function in Maldives<br />How has Maldives benefited<br />
  10. 10. In 2006 a heritage act was drafted and submitted from legal review regarding the male’ hukuru miskii.<br />A management plan is being drafted in order to fulfill the requirements asked in the world heritage convention list.<br />It is greatly hoped that despise the many issue acting as obstacles this mosque will become a world heritage site for the significance of the site .<br />Maldives towards a successful inscription<br />
  11. 11. Schools need to incorporate about the world heritage as part of the curricula<br />Heritage clubs in school need to work on awaking about the world heritage and the responsibilities posed <br />Students need to be practically involved in helping in the conservations of natural heritages , preparing management plans etc<br />
  12. 12. Thank You<br />Aroosha & Shaushath<br />