Great news comes with the International Day for Monuments and Sites this year as the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), CHARTER Alliance full member, and the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) celebrated with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 18 April 2021.
Aimed at creating a framework for collaboration to develop, evaluate and promote cultural heritage practices that support sustainable development, the MoU was signed by Teresa Patrício, President of ICOMOS and Nada Hosking, Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund.
The partnership between ICOMOS and GHF will raise awareness of projects embedding heritage as a driver for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is intended to develop an assessment framework that will evaluate the sustainability of cultural heritage conservation projects in different parts of the world, using the recently released ICOMOS policy, “Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Guidance for Heritage and Development Actors”.
Teresa Patrício, President of ICOMOS stressed that “Developing global partnerships is essential for the achievement of sustainable development. Reconciling theory and practice, this partnership will mobilise our organisations to share our knowledge and expertise in order to harness the power of heritage to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
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