World Heritage brings together exceptional cultural sites that belong to all humankind, such as the pyramids of Egypt, the city of Venice, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu. The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) takes part in the protection of this unique legacy.

Angkor, Siem Reap © Miel Delphine / ICOMOS


The registrations for UNITAR’s training cycle: World Heritage Nomination Training series will close on September the 15th.

The cycle will be held from November 27th to December 1st at UNITAR’s headquarters in Hiroshima.

In 2017, 18 cultural sites and 3 natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List.

The World Heritage Committee inscribed 18 new cultural sites and 3 natural sites on the World Heritage List during its 41th annual session, which was held in Krakow (Poland) from July 2nd to 12th 2017. It has also approved the extension of five sites already inscribed on the List.


Picture: Cinema of Asmara: a Modernist  City of Africa (Eritrea) © Giora Solar

Krakow, Poland © Rich Pick / Flickr

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee will take place at the International Congress Center of Krakow between the 2nd and 12th of July.  The working documents are available on the World Heritage Center’s website.

All Committee sessions are available in streaming on the official website.

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From 21 to 29 November 2016, the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel met at ICOMOS International Secretariat, Charenton-le-Pont, in order to discuss 29 cultural and mixed properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2017. This year, nominations included three proposals to extend existing WH properties.

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