Junhi HAN

Junhi Han has worked for over 20 years at the UNESCO Headquarters mainly in the field of cultural heritage, including World Heritage Centre. She joined the UNESCO Cluster office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka based in New Delhi in April 2018. In addition to her work on advising state parties to the World Heritage Convention of Asia in their policy/strategy for cultural heritage, she has developed/implemented and coordinated various UNESCO flagship projects for cultural heritage sites in Asia notably for Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran and Pakistan, among others. She also pioneered the exploration of unknown areas for cultural heritage such as Siberia through “Preservation of the Frozen Tombs of the Altai Mountains (the Russian Federation)”, the first UNESCO project in cultural heritage implemented in the Siberia. In addition, she served coordinator of the first UNESCO-UNV Joint Programme 'United Nations Volunteers for Cultural Heritage'. She has worked for Intangible cultural heritage programme during the conceptual phase of the Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A curator by training, she has made several publications and authored a number of articles in various journals relate to heritage. She is a member of ICOMOS and ICOM.