Objectives and activities

1. The objectives of the IPHC are to:

(a) promote international co-operation in the protection and conservation of nonindigenous
heritage in the Arctic and Antarctic;
(b) consult and co-operate with Arctic indigenous peoples regarding heritage of
cross cultural significance;
(c) provide a forum for interchange of experience, ideas, knowledge, and the results
of research between administrators, archaeologists, conservators, historians, legislators and other professionals;
(d) promote international studies and projects;
(e) expand technical co-operation by fostering links with specialised institutions.

2. The activities of the IPHC will be consistent with the goals and objectives of
ICOMOS and the principles of the ICOMOS Scientific Council.

3. The activities of the IPHC may include the organisation of meetings, the preparation
of publications, the gathering and dissemination of information, and any other
activities aimed at achieving the objectives of this Article.

4. Every three years to coincide with the year of the ICOMOS General Assembly, the
IPHC shall prepare a programme for the forthcoming three-year period. This
programme shall be forwarded to the ICOMOS Secretariat at least three months
before the date of the ICOMOS General Assembly, for incorporation into the
Council s programme for the forthcoming three years. This programme shall be
revised and updated as required.