World Heritage - A few figures

Sabratha Flickr gordontourUNESCO World Heritage Convention

Year of adoption of the World Heritage Convention : 1972
Properties on the World Heritage List : 1157 (as of January 2023)
Cultural properties on the List : 900 (as of January 2023)
Natural properties on the List : 218 (as of January 2023)
Mixed properties on the List : 39 (as of January 2023)
Properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger : 55 (as of January 2023)
States Parties to the Convention : 194
States Parties on the World Heritage Committee : 21
Last revision of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention : 2021
World Heritage Fund : 5,9 millions $US/year (for the biennium 2022-2023)


Year of creation : 1965
Individual members : 9500 (in 151 countries)
Institutional members : 265
National committees : 113
International Scientific Committees : 30

World Heritage Missions

Reactive monitoring missions: 7 (June 2023)
Advisory missions: 6 (June 2023)
Evaluation of nominated properties : 55 discussed at the 44th extended session of the World Heritage Committee, Fuzhou (July 2021)
State of conservation reports (SOC) : 104 (June 2023)


Photo : Archaeological site of Sabratha, Libya © Gordontour / Flickr

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