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  • National Trust of Lebanon? (Weekly blog, 21 August 2016) A blog by Catherine Leonard, INTO Secretary-General This week, I have been helping our INTO Strategic Advisor for Lebanon, Jennie Hartley, with an exciting new project proposal. To be fair, she has done all the work (for which we’re hugely grateful) and I’ve just been chipping in here and there! Jennie writes: “Lebanon is country scarred by ...
  • INTO Chair Fiona Reynolds’ WORLD HERITAGE DAY SPEECH, 18 APRIL 2016 EMMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK Welcome to Cambridge on World Heritage Day!   UNESCO established 18 April as International Day for Monuments and Sites (or World Heritage Day) back in 1983 with the aim of raising public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites, and the efforts required to protect and ...
  • CELEBRATE ISLAND 2016 – Request of photos for photo-exhibition WE HAVE RECEIVED THIS REQUEST FROM Celine DAMERY, Chargée de mission Europe & International Conservatoire du littoral Bastide Beaumanoir – 3, rue Marcel Arnaud – F- 13100 Aix en Provence Dear Colleagues: We would like to announce to that the Conservatoire du littoral will organize this year the third edition of ” CELEBRATE ISLANDS “, initiated within the framework of ...
  • Open Call for Participation: 19th ASEF Summer University, 9-21 August 2015, Pune, India Explore the synergies between sustainable urbanisation and heritage preservation and join us for a dynamic 2-week programme of dialogue-sessions with leading experts, hands-on workshops and a hack-a-thon. Grab your chance to be part of a team of students and young professionals from 51 ASEM member countries and co-create digital and physical prototypes, business plans and ...
  • Saving Mes Aynak | Indiegogo INTO has taken a position about the destruction of our Global Heritage by extremist groups. At the same time we can not stand silent when other Global Heritage sites are at risk of destruction by commercial greed. “The time to act is now. My fear is that we’ll all gasp in horror when the Mes Aynak ...
  • INTO Condemns the continuing destruction of global heritage by ISIS The members of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) are deeply saddened by the destruction of irreplaceable and universally significant cultural heritage and condemn the actions of ISIS in the strongest possible terms. We stand together with other international guardians of our cultural heritage, such as ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), in seeking ...
  • World Wildlife Day 2015 UN General Assembly proclaims 3 March World Wildlife Day! On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. The General Assembly requested the CITES ...
  • GEORGIA: STOP DESTRUCTION OF AN IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE GEORGIA: APPEAL TO STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF AN IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE THIS POST IS AT THE REQUEST OF OUR PARTNERS EUROPA NOSTRA Sakdrisi-Kachaghiani, located in southeastern Georgia, is the oldest known gold mine in the world, dating back to the fourth millennium BC. On 12 December 2014, the Government of Georgia, without any prior public consultation, revoked ...
  • 3rd issue of “Explore Rural India” The 3rd issue of “Explore Rural India” has just been posted on line by the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage.   This is a wonderful read for anyone interested in the National Trust movement anywhere. Brilliant articles full of beautiful pictures and solid information.     A selection of the articles: Folk Theatre in India Organic Farming. The most Exciting and ...

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