UNESCO

Press Release: Comments on the proposal to recognize Hebron as a World Heritage Site in Danger

The diplomatic struggle over Hebron’s recognition as a World Heritage Site in Danger is reaching the final stretch. At the vote scheduled for Friday, at the 41st session of UNESCO’s...

The UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem – balanced and necessary. But weak European support indicates Israeli steps towards annexation of East Jerusalem

UNESCO’s decision on Jerusalem yesterday is one of the best, most just and most long-awaited by the organization. On the other hand, it is a great success for Netanyahu whose...

Conference: Heritage, Politics and Everything In-between: UNESCO in Israel and Jerusalem

Open invitation: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:00pm The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Greetings: Dr. Abigail Jacobson, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh   Chairperson: Dr. Leah Shamir...

How Archaeology Became an Israeli-Palestinian Battleground

A controversial Unesco vote and new finds in Jerusalem highlight the struggle over the past and future of a divided Holy Land Ilan Ben Zion, 4 November 2016 Archaeology has...

Emek Shaveh’s Response to UNESCO Executive Board 200 decision

  In response to UNESCO’s Executive Board’s decision on Palestine in the (Executive Board 200 session on Occupied Palestine) we would like to say the following:   In the last year...

(Under)mining the Status Quo

Ancient sites play an important role in the political struggle over Jerusalem, particularly in the historic basin.  In this short video we describe the organisations engaged in archaeology and how...

A History of Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s rich and diverse history in two minutes.  It is a city of many layers, cultures and peoples. Most of all it is a city of its people, living side...

Press release: Emek Shaveh’s response to UNESCO’s Executive Board’s decision on Palestine (Executive Board 199th session)

In response to UNESCO’s Executive Board’s decision on Palestine from last week (Executive Board 199th session on Occupied Palestine) we would like to say the following: We regret that in...

International guidelines for protection, development, management, presentation and interpretation of historic cities/cultural heritage sites

Download the full report as PDF  Contents Introduction International regulations concerning cultural heritage UNESCO Conventions UNESCO General Assembly Recommendations Charters – ICOMOS and ICCROM International conventions and guidelines concerning archaeology,...

UNESCO’s latest decisions on Jerusalem – November 2014 update

In, 2010, UNESCO decided to send a joint World Heritage Centre/ICCROM/ICOMOS[1] reactive monitoring mission to Jerusalem, in order to report on the progress of UNESCO’s Action Plan for the Safeguarding...