18 April: The World Heritage Day
About the Day. Proposed by ICOMOS, 18 April was endorsed as The International Day for Monuments and Sites by UNESCO in 1983. This special day offers an opportunity to raise public awareness concerning the diversity of the world’s heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as to draw attention to its vulnerability. For several years now, ICOMOS suggests a topic to be highlighted on this occasion.
This has allowed our members and our committees to hold activities, conferences, colloquia or other events to raise awareness on this cultural heritage among the public, the owners or the public authorities by linking a global theme to local or national realities.
18 April is a major celebration for ICOMOS worldwide and provides an opportunity to invite the participation of other organisations who manage or promote the conservation of cultural heritage by organising their own heritage activities.
International Day for Monuments and Sites seeks to raise public awareness of the full diversity of cultural heritage places and landscapes whether they be of international, national or local significance.
ICOMOS New Zealand invites you to join this worldwide celebration. For information about this year’s theme, click here.