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 will take place from 17 to 19 June 2019 at Les Ateliers des Capucins in the City of Brest, France. It is set at ministerial level and will focus on questions of the ratification and implementation of the 2001 Convention, discuss the future of underwater cultural heritage protection, underwater archaeology and the law of the sea.

The conference will among others allow State delegations to fully understand the implications and advantages of the 2001 Convention. Practical sessions and excursions to the ocean will be part of the event, as well as operational presentations of underwater archaeology in situ, which will enable delegates to appreciate the importance of submerged heritage as well it needs. 

The conference will start at 12:30 of 17 June 2019 with a celebrative opening and then allow for statements by UNESCO delegations and in depth discussions. English and French interpretation will be ensured during the whole event. 

The conference is organized by the Government of France in cooperation with UNESCO and precedes the immediately following 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

20-21 June 2019, UNESCO Headquarters (Room IV), Paris, France

According to Article 5 of its Rules of Procedure, the Meeting of States Parties is convened at least once every two years. The seventh session of the Meeting will be organized accordingly from June 20 to 21 2019 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.

Main topics will encompass, among others: 

  • 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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Start: Thursday, 20 June 2019 – 10:00 am
End : Friday, 21 June 2019 - 1:00 pm

Where :

France, Paris, UNESCO House, room IV

Type of Event :
Intergovernmental Meeting, II

 

Working documents :

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

Election of the Bureau     
UCH/19/7.MSP/1      AR | CH  |
EN | ES | FR | RU

Adoption of Agenda     
UCH/19/7.MSP/2      AR | CH  |
EN | ES | FR | RU

Summary Record of the Sixth Session     
UCH/19/7.MSP/3     
AR | CH  | EN | ES | FR | RU

Reports

UCH/19/7.MSP/4       AR | CH | EN | ES | FR | RU

 

Report on the Activities of the Secretariat   
UCH/19/7.MSP/5     AR | CH  | EN | ES | FR | RU
 

Election of the STAB     
UCH/19/7.MSP/6      AR | CH  |
EN | ES | FR | RU

Best Practices    
UCH/19/7.MSP/7      AR | CH  |
EN | ES | FR | RU

Working Group on Governance     
UCH/19/7.MSP/8     
AR | CH  | EN | ES | FR | RU

Follow-up to Evaluation     
UCH/19/7.MSP/9    AR | CH  | EN | ES | FR | RU

Change of Procedures     
UCH/19/7.MSP/10     AR | CH  | EN | ES | FR | RU

Accreditation of NGOs     
UCH/19/7.MSP/11      AR | CH  |
EN | ES | FR | RU

Dates MSP     
UCH/19/7.MSP/13    AR | CH  |
EN | ES | FR | RU

Information documents

Report and Recommandations of the STAB    
UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.4     EN FR

Background Candidates STAB
UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.6     EN FR

Best Practices     
UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.7      EN FR

Internal Evaluation Report    
UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.9      EN FR

Background NGOs     
UCH/19/7.MSP/INF.11      EN FR


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

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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