ICC-Angkor marks 25th year

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via Phnom Penh Post, 05 December 2018: Last week the International Coordinating Committee for Safeguarding Angkor, which meets twice a year, celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) kicked off its two-day plenary sessions in Siem Reap on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of its formation and its 31st technical session.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who attended the opening session, said preserving cultural heritage should not be mixed with politics.

The high-level commemoration was also attended by Unesco director-general Audrey Azoulay, who was visiting Cambodia for the first time, and diplomats from Japan and France. King Norodom Sihamoni was scheduled to close the session.

Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona opened the session saying: “Now, Angkor World Heritage doesn’t face insecurity, temple collapses, or looting of antiquities.

Source: ICC-Angkor marks 25th year, National, Phnom Penh Post

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ICC-Angkor expo coming up

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Source: Khmer Times 20181130

via Khmer Times, 30 Nov 2018: I’m in Siem Reap this week for the ICC, so hopefully I’ll get to visit the exhibition and post some pictures later this week.

Source: Khmer Times 20181130

Source: Khmer Times 20181130

The Apsara Authority, responsible for the research, protection and conservation of cultural heritage sites around Angkor have organized an exhibition of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) to commemorate its 25 year anniversary.

The ICC-Angkor was established in 1993, one after Angkor was inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the commemorative expo aims to make the general public more aware of the ICC-Angkor’s existence, activities and achievements.

The exhibition will last 15 days, from Nov. 28 to Dec.12, 2018, in the garden of the Grand Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap; and according to Sum Map, director general of the Apsara Authority, will be visited by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Dec. 4, and by King Sihamoni on Dec. 5.

Source: ICC-Angkor expo coming up – Khmer Times

An international committee to oversee the Bagan restoration

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via Myanmar Times, 29 August 2017: This committee will be similar in function to the ICC that oversees the work in Angkor.

An International Coordination Committee comprising foreign professionals will coordinate the renovations of pagodas in Bagan that were damaged in last year’s earthquake.

Speaking at the anniversary of the earthquake forum held in Bagan Museum on August 27, Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko said a pool of experts, both local and foreign, will be involved in the renovation.

“We will organise the International Coordination Committee to protect and maintain the quake-damaged pagodas. Local and foreign professionals from all over the world will contribute,” he said.

Source: Foreign experts to rebuild quake-hit pagodas in Bagan | The Myanmar Times

Latest updates from ICC

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The International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) is a regular meeting that discusses the ongoing projects at Angkor. This news story presents some of the announcements from the recent meeting held earlier in June.

Angkor preservation discussed
Phnom Penh Post, 05 June 2015

In the face of the worldwide destruction of ancient monuments by terror groups such as the Islamic State, representatives from countries and preservation organisations across the globe gathered in Siem Reap yesterday to discuss the preservation of Cambodia’s most important tourist attraction.

The 24th technical session meeting of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) was organised by UNESCO and co-chaired by Japan and France.

It facilitates the exchange of ideas on restoration, archaeological research, tourism and sustainable development methods for the 12th-century Angkor Wat temple complex, recently voted as the number one traveller’s choice landmark in the world by readers of travel site Trip Advisor.

Full story here.

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