Selected Resources on Heritage and Sustainable Development

UN Texts

UNGA, Habitat, UNSD

1. The SDGs (“Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”):
2. New Urban Agenda (Habitat III outcome document: Quito Declaration on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All):
3. SDG Goal 11 Monitoring Framework (UN-Habitat, 2016):
4. Work Plans for Tier III Indicators (UN Statistics Division, 11 November 2016):
5. Tier Classification for SDG Indicator 11.4.1 (UIS, 2016):


6. UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (2009):
7. Culture Urban Future Report (UNESCO, 2016):
8. Hangzhou Declaration (UNESCO 2013): Placing Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development Policies
9. World Heritage and Sustainable Development:
10. Policy for the Integration of a Sustainable Development Perspective into the Processes of the World Heritage Convention:
11. Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) (UNESCO 2011):

Climate, Disaster, Finance, Tourism

12. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC 1992):
13. Paris Agreement (Climate Change) (UNFCCC 2015):
14. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (ISDRR):
15. Recommendations of the International Expert Meeting on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Resilient Communities, Tokyo (UNESCO, ICCROM, ICORP, ICOM & Japanese Institutions 2015):
16. Addis Ababa Action Agenda for Financing for Development (UNGA 2015):
17. Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (UNWTO 2015):

ICOMOS Resources/ Co-Publications

18. ICOMOS Concept Note (Cultural Heritage, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the New Urban Agenda (2016):
19. CIVVIH Resolution on Post-2015 Concept Note on SDGs:
20. Statement on the Adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (ICOMOS 2015):
21. World Heritage and Sustainable development - From Policy to Action (ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM, BfN 2015)
22. Florence Declaration: Heritage and Landscape as Human Values (ICOMOS 2014):
23. Paris Declaration: Heritage as a Driver of Development (2011):
24. Valetta Principles for the Safeguarding &Management of Historic Cities, Towns & Urban Areas (CIVVIH 2010):
25. Rights-Based Approaches and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities (ICOMOS):

Other Resources

26. Agenda 21 for Culture (UCLG Committee for Culture):
27. Bogota Commitment and Action Agenda (United Cities and Local Governments 2016):
28. IUCN Global Policy on Sustainable Development:
29. The City We Need 2.0 (World Urban Campaign):
30. Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (Europa Nostra 2016):
31. Roadmap for Localizing the SDGs: Implementation and Monitoring at Sub-national Level (Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments, UN-Habitat & UNDP, 2016):
32. Getting Cultural Heritage to Work for Europe: Report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage (European Commission 2015):