Integrating Heritage into the SDGs - 'Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Cities




International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)





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This webinar was hosted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to discuss Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 which aims to make inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. It can be viewed at ICOMOS official Youtube channel

The webinar discussed four pillars of sustainable development: society, economy, environment and culture. Speakers included Peter Philips, Chair of ICOMOS Sustainable Development Working Group, Linda Shetabi, urban planner with ICOMOS, Claus-Peter Echter, President of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Historic Cities, Towns and Villages, and Jordi Pascual, Co-ordinator of the Cultural Committee at United Cities and Local Government (UCLG). As a global non-governmental organization advising UNESCO and working to promote the conservation of cultural heritage sites, ICOMOS is closely engaged with the topic of sustainable development, having held major scientific events and issued policy documents to highlight the vital role of cultural heritage within the sustainable development process.

Some of the topics discussed in the webinar were:

  • Progress and Challenges in mainstreaming cultural heritage and SDGs
  • The Valetta Principles
  • The role of heritage within UN SDG