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Round Table: World Heritage and the Ideals of the United Nations

Poster for the event.
From left to right, David Walden, Christina Cameron, Herb Stovel and Larry Ostola.

The purpose of this Round Table, organized by the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage and the Canadian Association for the United Nations (ACNU) Grand Montréal, was to make UNESCO better known as a component of the UN system, particularly with regard to its role in designation and protecting World Heritage. Chaired by David Walden, Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, three speakers shared their experiences of the World Heritage Convention: Christina Cameron, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Herb Stovel, Associate Professor and coordinator of the Conservation programme at the School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University, and Larry Ostola, Director General, National Historic Sites, Parks Canada. The Round Table underlined the contribution of the Convention to international efforts to construct peace in the minds of people and nations. Supported by the Faculté de l’aménagement and architects Desnoyers Mercure et Associés of Montréal, the Round Table took place on 25 February 2010. A video recording is available at http://conferences.ccdmd.qc.ca/videos/fiche/Le-patrimoine-mondial-et-les-ideaux-des-Nations-Unies.html