01.06.2007 -

Indonesia National Consultative Meeting on Underwater Cultural Heritage

© I. Radić Rossi/UNESCO© I. Radić Rossi/UNESCO

Indonesia National Consultative Meeting on Underwater Cultural Heritage

From 12-06-2007 to 13-06-2007

(Bogor, Indonesia)

This activity was undertaken at the request of the Indonesian authorities with a view to upgrading Indonesian legislation concerning underwater cultural heritage and to initiating the ratification process of the UNESCO Convention.

The objective of this meeting was to promote the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage among various line agencies in Indonesia. It included four sessions on the following themes:

  • Underwater Cultural Heritage: Existing Situation - Realities of Indonesia;
  • the 2001 Convention;
  • Indonesian Legislation related to the 2001 Convention;
  • Future challenges for the preservation of the underwater cultural heritage in Indonesia

During the meeting, participants shared experiences from 14 line agencies concerned with this issue in Indonesia. International experts also presented the UNESCO 2001 Convention and gave examples of its implementation UNESCO Member States worldwide.




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