Launch of the Decade Action: Cultural Heritage Framework Programme (CHFP)
On June 8, 2021, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-20 announced their endorsement of ODHN’s Cultural Heritage Framework Programme (CHFP) as an official Decade Action. Of the 28 endorsed Decade Actions, it is the only thus far that addresses cultural heritage in the Decade.
The Cultural Heritage Framework Programme (CHFP) provides a framework within which Decade Actions relating to cultural heritage can be encouraged, shared and supported, so that the impacts of such actions in delivering sustainable development are greater together than they would be individually. The CHFP offers an efficient interface between heritage and the Ocean Decade, providing advice and assistance to other programmes, projects and activities in key areas such as: showcasing integration of heritage and ocean science; facilitating co-design; managing data and knowledge; developing capacity; enabling greater diversity and representation; encouraging ocean literacy and public engagement and outreach; and evaluating impact.