50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation

50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation

Heritage creates identity and the destruction of heritage destroys identity. Therefore, individuals and societies are responsible for the sustainable safeguarding of their heritage. This is the focus of the most successful convention for the protection of our heritage, the World Heritage Convention, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022. The destruction of heritage is multidimensional. So is also the responsibility that individuals and societies must assume for their heritage. This is the key message of the book 50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation. It reflects on 50 years implementation of the World Heritage Convention, focussing on conflicts related to areas such as Global Governance, Urban Transformation, War and Terrorism, Climate Change, Technological Change, and Commodification, and developing solving strategies. Furthermore, the book relates to the future of the convention, discussing important values such as “responsibility”, “reconciliation” and “sustainability”.

 

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