UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2024 (Funded)

This informs the public about the UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2024. Details about the Program are given below.

UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2024

Program Details

The Forum will enhance the expertise and capacities of young professionals in protecting, preserving, and promoting our natural and cultural World Heritage. As key actors within their local communities, they will jointly explore opportunities to operationalise the World Heritage Convention in the twenty-first century.

They will discuss and gain in-depth knowledge of the global concepts of World Heritage and Sustainable Development while also having the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the local Indian heritage and its management. At the end of the Forum, the young professionals will present their Declaration to the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee.


Participants of the 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
  • 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

In addition to general eligibility, the following elements will also be considered in selecting the participants:

  • Balanced geographical representation
  • Gender equality
  • Diversity of professional backgrounds
  • Ability to disseminate gained experience in the country or institution of origin
  • Knowledge and experience in the management practices for World Heritage sites

All interested candidates who wish to apply for participation in the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum are invited to complete the form at the following link:

How to Apply

For those interested in the UNESCO World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2024. Please note, that the following information will be requested as part of the registration process:
  • All answers and documents must be presented in English only. Applications submitted in languages other than English will not be considered.
  • A professional Curriculum vitae in PDF format (max. two pages, 10 MB).
  • A scan of your passport photo in jpg, jpeg, gif or png format (max, 10 MB).

Please read the full details of the Call for Applications, available in English and French, before applying. This provides additional information about the Forum

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 April 2024.

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