The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1965, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage worldwide. ICOMOS gathers more than 10.000 professionals that contribute to the international charters and recommendations for conservation doctrine, and best practices in cultural heritage conservation. As a World Heritage Advisory Body of UNESCO, ICOMOS contributes with World Heritage Technical Evaluations and the Monitoring of the State of Conservation of World Heritage sites.
The four-hosting scientific committee
ICOMOS-CIAV, the International Committee on Vernacular Architecture and ICOMOS-ISCEAH, the International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage, ICOMOS-International Scientific committee on Wood Architecture Heritage ICOMOS- International Scientific committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate change are four of the 28 International Scientific Committees and 110 National Committees that constitute ICOMOS.