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UN Habitat
Following the discussion within the Executive Committee of ICOMOS and finally the recent decision of the ICOMOS Bureau, Gustavo Araoz ICOMOS President has signed the Statement of Commitment by ICOMOS as Associate Partner of the World Urban Campaign.

The main purposes is to establish a collaborative arrangement between UN HABITAT and ICOMOS to achieve common objectives, and to provide a basis for cooperation on the World Urban Campaign and its various component projects and initiatives.

This collaboration regards the insertion of the role of the culture in the New Agenda and the aim to explain the sense of the culture in the field of Conservation of Urban Heritage. The objective of this collaboration is to affirm that the role of culture is important.

ICOMOS is interesting to participate in the New HABITAT Agenda procedure regarding the creativity in the future modern policies for the preservation and revival of historic cities, towns and urban areas. The research of the creative approach and of innovative ways is the drawing value of the urban culture and heritage.

UN-Habitat cooperation is proposed to be based on the ISCs in those areas that correspond to UN Habitat interests as CIVVIH.
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the two organizations at the 12th World Congress of the OWHC, held in Oaxaca/Mexico on November 19, 2013.
The main objective of this MoU is to establish a general framework of co-operation for activities to be planned and implemented jointly by OWHC and ICOMOS concerning the joint areas of interest for the conservation of cultural heritage of World Heritage cities. The main possible areas of collaboration are:
• Exchange of information and research concerning the conservation of cultural heritage and urban areas;
• Reinforcement of the current collaboration between OWHC and ICOMOS with the support of the relevant bodies of ICOMOS (Scientific Council and ICOMOS International Scientific Committees, in particular CIVVIH);
• Co-operation in research and development of im-proved approaches to the conservation of the heritage of cities and urban areas, in particular in the next steps on the project ‘Historic Cities in Development: Keys for Understanding and Acting’.

Further information and the document itself can be seen at the following:

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