Mission to Japan: UNITAR, Hiroshima

F. LeBlanc represented the Getty Conservation Institute as Instructor and Resource Person for the UNITAR Training workshop - Series on the Management and Conservation of World heritage Sites. The Workshop was held in Hiroshima, April 19-23, 2010.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) was established in 1965 as an autonomous body within the United Nations with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the Organization through appropriate training and research. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland UNITAR is the first United Nations entity to establish a presence in the symbolic city of Hiroshima, in response to the desire of its people and authorities to contribute more actively to global peace and development.

A series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites was launched by UNITAR in 2004, with annual weeklong workshops to be organized in Hiroshima. The 2010 session entitled - Conservation for Peace - World Heritage Conservation Monitoring - represents the seventh session of the Series and builds on the groundwork covered to date. UNITAR will apply its “values-based management” approach as the basis for exploring the development of monitoring indicators for the values of sites.

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