Mission and Vision

IHOCO seeks to encourage and promote protection, preservation, and identification of cultural heritage around the world which is considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. We work to preserve cultural world heritage (antiquities, sites, and movable objects) through documentation, conservation, training, publication, technical missions, and fieldwork. One of the main aims of our mission is the interactive promotion of understanding of world heritage values and raising public awareness on a global level, especially among young people. We aim to make cultural heritage more accessible and understandable to new generations, in a manner which cultural heritage performs its basic function of transferring the historical knowledge and experience from epoch to epoch, from generation to generation, and therefore essentially, it is oriented towards the future and not the past.