11.05.2017 - Culture Sector

The 6th session of the Meeting of States Parties to the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage

The Lundy wreck in the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. ©Harun Özdas/UNESCO

The 6th session of the Meeting of States Parties to the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage will take place on 30 and 31 May 2017 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (Fontenoy Building, Room II)

The meeting will notably discuss the new ratification and implementation strategy of the 2001 Convention, debate the examples of Best Practice in Underwater Cultural Heritage presented by States and elect six new members to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body (STAB). All documents of the meeting are available online, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in all the six official languages of UNESCO.

In addition, the meeting will be preceded by an Exchange Day on the contribution of the 2001 Convention to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 29 May. This event will be open to the public and all participants are invited to take part.

Additionally, the evening event “Heritage of the Depths” will showcase a film on the Danton shipwreck on 30 May, followed by experts interventions. This event is open to the public upon registration.

Finally, the meetings will be followed by an the 8th session of the Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body on 1 June. This meeting will have interpretation services in English, French and Spanish, thanks to the contribution of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.




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