The International Conference on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage will take place from 17 to 19 June 2019 at Les Ateliers des Capucins in the City of Brest, France. It is set at ministerial level and will focus on questions of the ratification and implementation of the 2001 Convention, discuss the future of underwater cultural heritage protection, underwater archaeology and the law of the sea.
The conference will among others allow State delegations to fully understand the implications and advantages of the 2001 Convention. Practical sessions and excursions to the ocean will be part of the event, as well as operational presentations of underwater archaeology in situ, which will enable delegates to appreciate the importance of submerged heritage as well it needs.
The conference will start at 12:30 of 17 June 2019 with a celebrative opening and then allow for statements by UNESCO delegations and in depth discussions. English and French interpretation will be ensured during the whole event.
The conference is organized by the Government of France in cooperation with UNESCO and precedes the immediately following Meeting of States Parties to the 2001 Convention and the meeting of its Scientific and Technical Advisory Body.
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