IUCN's work on World Heritage
IUCN strives to enhance the role of the World Heritage Convention in protecting the planet’s biodiversity and promote effective use of its mechanisms to strengthen the conservation and management of natural sites. IUCN's approach to conserving the natural sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List is based on decades of work, expertise and partnerships. IUCN is an official advisor to the World Heritage Committee. In addition to this statutory role, IUCN assesses the conservation prospects of all natural sites through the IUCN World Heritage Outlook. IUCN also implements capacity-building initiatives through the World Heritage Leadership programme, recognising the connections between People-Nature-Culture in managing World Heritage sites.