Advances in current practice

World Heritage Resource Manuals

ICOMOS contributed to a series of resource manuals jointly prepared by the Advisory Bodies (ICOMOS, IUCN and ICCROM) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. These manuals contribute to training and capacity-building in areas where States Parties and World Heritage Site managers require increased support, such as management of natural and cultural World Heritage, preparation of nominations and disaster risk management. See the World Heritage Resource Manuals

Connecting Practice project in collaboration with IUCN

The World Heritage Convention brings together nature and culture in a single international conservation instrument. Nevertheless, a divide is still often observed between these two areas. The Connecting Practice Project is a joint initiative of ICOMOS and IUCN launched in 2013 to promote a more global consideration of cultural and natural heritage within the framework of the World Heritage Convention. It aims to develop conceptual and practical approaches that recognize the interaction between natural and cultural values of heritage properties. The first stage of the project ended in 2015. See the final report of the Connecting Practice project


Photo:  Konso cultural landscape, Ethiopia © Flickr / David Stanley