Seventh Meeting of the Advisory Body

The seventh meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body took place at UNESCO Headquarters, in Room IV, Fontenoy Building, on 10 May 2016, 10 am - 6 pm. It was preceded by an Exchange Session for Permanent Delegations on Underwater Cultural Heritage and a Working Meeting for States Parties to the 2001 Convention on a new Ratification and Implementation Strategy on 09 May 2016. A meeting of the UNESCO UNITWIN Underwater Archaeology Network followed on 11 and 12 May 2016.

Exchange Session for Permanent Delegations

An Exchange Session for Permanent Delegations on Underwater Cultural Heritage took  place at UNESCO Headquarters, in Room II, Fontenoy Building, on 09 May 2016 (10 am - 1 pm).

The session served to inspire discussions on the future of the 2001 Convention and a new strategy related to it. It featured lectures on the results of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body’s missions to Madagascar and Panama, as well as on other UNESCO underwater cultural heritage projects such as the Heritage for Peace and Reconciliation Project on Underwater Cultural Heritage from World War I. The information meeting was open to all interested delegates.

Agenda EN / FR

Working Meeting for States Parties to the 2001 Convention

A Working Meeting for States Parties to the 2001 Convention on a new Ratification and Implementation Strategy took place at UNESCO Headquarters, in Room II, Fontenoy Building, on 09 May 2016 (3 - 6 pm).

The fifth session of the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, which took place on 28 and 29 April 2015, asked the Secretariat to draft a revised ratification and implementation strategy on the basis of the document UCH/15/5.MSP/5Rev, as well as on recommendations made during a preceding Exchange Day that encompassed regional group discussions. It was also asked to consult with the States Parties on this matter by means of a working meeting at UNESCO, and to submit the revised document for consideration to the next session of the Meeting of States Parties. The working meeting incorporates this consultation. States not yet party to the 2001 Convention can participate as observers.

Final Report EN / FR

Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body

The seventh meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body took place at UNESCO Headquarters, in Room VI, Fontenoy Building, on 10 May 2016, 10 am - 6 pm.

The two days of meetings - with the exchange session, the working meeting and the seventh meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body- had interpretation services in English, French and Spanish.

Working Documents

  • Election of Bureau UCH/16/7.STAB/1 EN /FR
  • Adoption of Agenda UCH/16/7.STAB/2 EN /FR
  • Secretariat’s Report Oral Report
  • Madagascar Mission Report, Chief of Mission: Michel L’Hour, Oral Report accompanied by written Report UCH/16/7.STAB/4 EN /FR
  • Panama Mission Report, Chief of Mission: Xavier Nieto Prieto, Oral Report accompanied by written Report, UCH/16/7.STAB/5 EN / FRES
  • Pillaging of Underwater Cultural Heritage by Leisure Divers and Outreach in that regard, UCH/16/7.STAB/6 EN / FR
  • Date and Venue of the next Meeting of the Advisory Body UCH/16/7.STAB/7 EN / FR

Final Report EN FR

UNITWIN Meeting

A meeting of the UNESCO UNITWIN Underwater Archaeology Network took place at UNESCO Headquarters, in Room VI, Fontenoy Building, on 11 and 12 May.

The UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology aims to increase capacity in the participating countries by connecting in a formal way universities and professional training institutions working in the field of underwater archaeology.

 

Previous Advisory Body Meetings

Meetings 1 - 23 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

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