31 July 2006 (The Philippine Daily Enquirer) – An outline of heritage charters and cultural resource protection agencies around the world.
A survey of heritage charters
THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL of Monuments and Sites (Icomos) is the international organization of heritage practitioners based in Paris. It regulates the conservation profession through charters, resolutions and declarations developed by its committees and adopted in a general assembly.
The Charter for the Protection and Management of the Underwater Cultural Heritage was prepared by the International Committee for the Management of Archaeological Heritage and approved by the 9th General Assembly of Icomos in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1996.