Meetings on the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

In June 2019, State representatives, members of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body, accredited NGOs, universities of the UNITWIN Underwater Archaeology Network and international experts will assemble in a series of events in order to discuss the future of underwater cultural heritage protection and the importance of the UNESCO 2001 Convention.

International Meeting on Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Preceding the Meeting of States Parties to the 2001 Convention

17-19 June 2019, Atelier des Capucins (room Grand amphithéâtre), Brest, France

The International Conference on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage took place from 17 to 19 June 2019 at Les Ateliers des Capucins in the City of Brest, France. This meeting was held at ministerial level and focused on questions of the ratification and implementation of the 2001 Convention, discussed the future of underwater cultural heritage protection, underwater archaeology and the law of the sea.

The conference allowed State delegations to fully understand the implications and advantages of the 2001 Convention. Practical sessions and excursions to the ocean were part of the event, as well as operational presentations of underwater archaeology in situ, which enabled delegates to appreciate the importance of submerged heritage as well as its needs. 

The conference started at 12:30 on 17 June 2019 with a celebrative opening followed by statements presented by UNESCO delegations and in depth discussions.

The conference was organized by the Government of France in cooperation with UNESCO and preceded the Meeting of States Parties to the 2001 Convention and the meeting of its Scientific and Technical Advisory Body.

Side events (restricted meetings):

  • Meeting of the UNESCO UNITWIN  Underwater Archaeology Network, Coordinated by the University of Southampton, 19 June 2019 - Les Ateliers des Capucins (Room Grand Amphithéâtre), 25 rue de Pontaniou, 29200 Brest, France and 20 June 2019 University of Brest- 3 Rue des Archives, 29238 Brest
  • Meeting of the Network of NGOs accrédited to the 2001 Convention, 19 June 2019 - Les Ateliers des Capucins (Room Grand Amphithéâtre), 25 rue de Pontaniou, 29200 Brest, France

 

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When:

Start: Monday 17, June 2019 – 12:30 pm

End: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 – 2:00 pm

Where:

Location: Brest, France

Venue: Les Ateliers des Capucins, Grand amphithéâtre, 25 Rue de Pontaniou, 29200 Brest, France

Working languages:

The working language of the meeting will be French and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be ensured.

Meeting documents and materials :

Agenda: EN |  FR

Information Note: ENFR

7th Meeting of States Parties to the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

The seventh session of the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage took place at the Fontenoy Building of the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 20 and 21 June 2019.

The meeting was preceded by an International Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage from 17 June to 19 June 2019 in Brest, France (Agenda EN |  FR) and followed by the Tenth meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body to the 2001 Convention.  

The main issues discussed during the 7th session of the Meeting of States Parties were:

  • Election of members of the Bureau and of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body (STAB),
  • Amendment of the Rules of Procedures of the Meeting of States Parties and the Statutes of the STAB,
  • Evaluation of the 2001 Convention,
  • Follow up to the recommendation of the Working Group on Governance of the General Conference,
  • Designation of Best Practices, and
  • NGO evaluation and accreditation.

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Resolutions: EN | FR

Working documents :

Item 1: Election of the Bureau - UCH/19/7.MSP/1 Draft Resolution,   

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Item 2: Adoption of Agenda - UCH/19/7.MSP/2 Draft Resolution,

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Item 3: Summary Record of the Sixth Session - UCH/19/7.MSP/3 Draft Resolution,

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Item 4: Reports - UCH/19/7.MSP/4 Draft Resolution

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Information Document 4: Report and Recommendations of the STAB - UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.4

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Item 5: Report on the Activities of the Secretariat - UCH/19/7.MSP/5 Draft Resolution,

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Item 6: Election of the STAB - UCH/19/7.MSP/6 Draft Resolution,

 

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Information Document 6: Background Candidates STAB - UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.6 

 

 

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Item 7: Best Practices - UCH/19/7.MSP/7 Draft Resolution,

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Information document 7: Best Practices - UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.7

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Item 8: Working Group on Governance - UCH/19/7.MSP/8 Draft Resolution,

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Item 9: Follow-up to Evaluation - UCH/19/7.MSP/9 Draft Resolution,

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Information document 9: Internal Evaluation Report - UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.9

 

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Item 10: Change of Procedures - UCH/19/7.MSP/10 Draft Resolution,

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Item 11: Accreditation of NGOs - UCH/19/7.MSP/11 Draft Resolution, 

 

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Information document 11: Background NGOs - UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.11

 

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Item 13: Dates MSP - UCH/19/7.MSP/13 Draft Resolution,

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10th meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body (STAB) of the 2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

21 June 2019 - UNESCO Headquarters (Room IV), Paris, France


The 12 members of the STAB advise the Meeting of States Parties. During their 10th meeting they will discuss issues of the future of underwater archaeology today. Best practices will be identified and debated and past and future missions will be subject of decision. State representatives are invited to be present in the meeting as observers. 

                                                                                            

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When: Friday, 21 June 2019 – from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Where: France, Paris, UNESCO House, room IV

Type of Event: Intergovernmental Meeting, II

Resolutions: EN | FR

Working Documents :

(This list is provisional. Documents not yet posted will be made available at a later stage.)

Election of the Bureau     
UCH/19/10.STAB/1     EN FR

Adoption of Agenda         
UCH/19/10.STAB/2     EN FR

Best Practice                   
UCH/19/10.STAB/4     EN FR

Date and Venue of the next Meeting            
UCH/19/10.STAB/6     EN FR

 

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