IUCN at the World Heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee is the governing body on World Heritage and meets every year. As its Advisory Body on nature, IUCN prepares recommendations regarding the inscription of new sites following a rigorous evaluation process, and also submits state of conservation reports for sites under threat, including sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger or that it considers should be.

The Committee has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List, and can also defer its decision and request further information from the States Parties. The Committee examines reports on the state of conservation of listed sites and asks States Parties to take action when these are facing major threats or are not being adequately managed. It also decides on inscriptions or deletions on the List in Danger.

Past news from IUCN at World Heritage Committee meetings


Key habitats among new World Heritage sites