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This event was held on Thursday 28 April 2022, 10am (Paris time)

In the leadup to the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention and 20th anniversary of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage with partners from the 4Universities Consortium on Cultural Heritage Law (UTS, Renmin School, Toulouse School, and Kent Law Schools) is hosting a series of events on the theme of Heritage and Sustainability.

This webinar on cultural heritage and sustainability is an opportunity to review and reflect on the work of UNESCO through the operation of its Culture Conventions and the UN Sustainability Development Goals in the Asia Pacific region. The Resolution on Culture and Sustainable Development adopted by the General Assembly in 2017, has thrown a spotlight on the need to critically examine UNESCO’s mandate in the Culture Sector in pursuing the Organization’s objective to ‘further universal respect for justice, for rule of law and for human rights and fundamental freedoms’.

The three panellists are leading contributors to the key themes of this webinar:

Her Excellency, Judge Hilary Charlesworth, Judge of the International Court of Justice (2021 to date), member, Institut de droit international, and delivered the Hague Academy General Course in Public International Law in 2019
Dr He Shuzhong, founder, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center, and
Ms Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua-Divialagi, Chair, Blue Shield Pasifika, Inaugural Manager, Pacific Heritage Hub for UNESCO World Heritage activities in Pacific, and former member, International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia Pacific Region

Moderator will be Ana Filipa Vrdoljak, UNESCO Chair of International Law and Cultural Heritage and Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney.

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UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

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