17 November 2012, Yıldız Technical University Beşiktaş Campus, Faculty of Architecture Alpay Aşkun Room, Istanbul, Turkey
10:00 Welcome by Zeynep Gul Unal
10:10 Self Introduction by Members
Silence in Memory of Herb Stovel
10:30-11:15 Annual Report on Past Activities and Achievements and Update on
Memberships by Rohit Jigyasu
11:15-11:30 Coffee/Tea Break
11:30- 13:00 Ongoing ICORP Activities
ICOMOS Statement on Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Libya / Déclaration de l'ICOMOS sur la destruction intentionnelle du patrimoine culturel en Libye
The intentional destruction of cultural heritage sites in Libya, especially of Sufi shrines and libraries in Zliten, Misrata and Tripoli, has raised the concerns of international community.
ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, condemns any kind of intentional destruction of cultural heritage and desecration of religious places.
By recalling the essence of the 1954 Hague Convention, and referring to the UNESCO Declaration concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage, ICOMOS asks the Libyan authorities to take all appropriate measures to prevent such intentional destruction again, and to endeavour, by all appropriate means, to ensure respect for cultural heritage in the country. The beliefs and cultural diversity of Libyan people, in all its forms, are respected and should be protected.
RISK MANAGEMENT AT HERITAGE SITES: A CASE STUDY OF THE PETRA WORLD HERITAGE SITE
"This publication and development of a risk management methodology is the result of the Risk
Mapping Project in Petra, a project of the UNESCO Amman Office in partnership with the
Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the Katholieke Universiteit
(KU) Leuven in Belgium and in cooperation with the Petra Development and Tourism Regional
Authority (PDTRA) and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DoA).
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova expressed her grave concern over the destruction and desecration of Sufi shrines and libraries in Zliten, Misrata and Tripoli Libya. Ms Bokova called on the perpetrators to cease the destruction immediately.
Referring to destruction at the Islamic Centre of Sheikh Abdussalam Al-Asmar in Zliten, the Mosque of SidiSha'ab in Tripoli, and at the Shrine of Sidi Ahmed Zaroug in Misrata, the Director-General said “destroying places of religious and cultural significance cannot be tolerated.”
- ICOMOS warns on Aleppo’s cultural heritage/ ICOMOS lance une alerte pour sauver le patrimoine culturel d'Alep
- ICOMOS Statement on Mali/ Déclaration de l’ICOMOS sur le Mali
- A major fire has destroyed a 200-year-old revered Sufi shrine in Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir.
- 17th ICOMOS General Assembly Scientific Symposium proceedings