ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
For immediate release (27 February 2014)
Download the statement issued by the Blue Shield, of which ICOMOS is a founding member, on the worrying situation of cultural heritage in Ukraine.
This statement was elaborated in close cooperation with ICOMOS Ukraine and the Ukraine National Blue Shield Committee presided by the President of ICOMOS Ukraine, Mykola Yakovyna.
Theme for 18 April 2014: "Heritage of Commemoration"
Monuments and sites, including those more complex and diversified forms of heritage places such as living landscapes, are tangible carriers of the memory of a part of the human experience. Thus, through their authenticity and integrity, they contribute, in their way, to the commemoration and transmission of values which include history.
The theme provides an opportunity to present those constructions that have been intentionally created with the purpose of commemorating an event, a person, an idea, etc. This choice of theme is partly inspired by the centennial in 2014 of the beginning of the Great War of 1914-1918.
On behalf of ICOMOS Italy, ICOMOS has the pleasure of launching the call for papers for the ICOMOS Youth Forum “Facilitating entry into working life for young professionals” taking place in the context of the 18th General Assembly on 11 November 2014 at the Auditorio al Duomo, Florence, Italy.
Considering the low number of comments received on the review of the Ethical Commitment Statement - also a part of the General Consultation - we have decided to extend the deadline for comments on that specific subject. We invite ICOMOS members to examine the proposed modification to the Ethical Commitment Statement (click here) and send their comments to the International Secretariat at
by 26 February 2014 inclusive.
On behalf of ICOMOS Italy and the Scientific Committee for the Symposium, ICOMOS has the pleasure of launching the call for papers for the Scientific Symposium which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014, on the theme : “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”.
Download the call for papers
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2014
(Extended deadline: 10 February 2014)
For more information on the 18th General Assembly
(further practical information will be posted in early 2014)
All ICOMOS members were invited to participate in the last steps of the current process to update the ICOMOS Statutes, which are the constitution of our organisation. This process was presented at the recent meetings of the Advisory and Executive Committees in San Jose, Costa Rica, last October. We thank you for your contributions. At this time, the consultation has come to a close.