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UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum | Call for Applications

Last updated: Apr 10, 2024

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Target: All Countries,

Award Value: Not Stated,

Host Institution: UNESCO


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UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum | Call for ApplicationsThe UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum will be holding as an integral part of the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Ministry of Culture through the Archaeological Survey of India, under the theme of World Heritage in the 21st Century: Building Capacities and Exploring Opportunities for Youth from 14 to 23 July 2024 in Delhi, Republic of India. Interested candidates are to submit the Online Application Form together with the requested documents by 30 April 2024

Programme Background

The UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, designed to foster intercultural learning and exchange by bringing together young people, educators, and heritage experts from different parts of the world to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation. They allow the young professionals to gain local insights on heritage management from the experience of the host country and through site visits to World Heritage properties, and also provide an opportunity for them to meet with the members of the World Heritage Committee and its Advisory Bodies

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Programme Timeline

This is an initial outline of the Forum’s programme available below. Updates on the programme, as well as the final programme, will be uploaded to the Forum webpage in due course.

  • 14 July 2024: Arrival Day.
  • 15 July 2024: Opening of the Forum and Introductions.
  • 16-19 July 2024: Thematic discussions and site visits to Qutb Minar and its monuments, Red Fort Complex, and Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi.
  • 20 July 2024: Joint event with the participants of the World Heritage Site Managers Forum.
  • 21 July 2024: Drafting of the Youth Declaration.
  • 22 July 2024: Presentation of the Forum outcomes to the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee and closure of the Forum.
  • 23 July 2024: Participation in the World Heritage Committee (optional). Departure of participants.

Eligible Applicants

Participants of the UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2024 are expected to be:

  • Aged between 23 and 32 years.
  • Experienced in one of these fields: World Heritage, conservation, archaeology, architecture, conservation, urban planning & regeneration, restoration, art history, tourism, climate change, and digital technology.
  • Motivated and committed to implementing the outcomes of the Forum in their respective countries.
  • Committed to enhancing community engagement in the management of World Heritage properties.
  • Available for the entire duration of the Forum.
  • Proficient in English, as the Forum will be conducted entirely in English.

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Application and Selection Procedure

  • 30 participants will be selected for the UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2024 through the process of an open call.
  • All interested candidates who wish to apply for participation in the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum should fill in and submit the online application form.
  • Please note that the application form must be completed only in Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.
  • In addition to education and background information, candidates are also required to submit their CV and a copy of their passport size photo.

The deadline for submitting the applications is 30th April 2024. The selected applicants will be informed by email.

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