World Heritage Committee

Comité du patrimoine mondial
Comité del Patrimonio Mundial

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 72,500 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

Contact Details


More detailed data available with paid subscription.


1976-11 Nairobi Kenya


Established during 1st General Assembly of States Parties to the T-XT7205 - Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention), adopted by 17th session of the General Conference of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, 16 Nov 1972, Paris (France). Established under Article 8 of the Convention. The Convention has been in force since 17 Dec 1975.


Ensure the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage, including monuments, groups of buildings and cultural and natural sites of outstanding universal value, from the point of view of history, art or science, inscribing them on the 'World Heritage List'; designate on a 'List of World Heritage in Danger' those sites already on the main List which are severely threatened by specific dangers and may require urgent measures; determine measures needed for the safeguarding of World Heritage sites in countries whose own resources are insufficient and allocate resources for this purpose from the World Heritage Fund.


2024-07-21 | New Delhi, India – Session

67 past events available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.


'States Parties': countries which have ratified the World Heritage Convention and thereby agree to identify and nominate sites on their national territory to be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List. 'General Assembly' of all States Parties (meeting every 2 years during the ordinary session of the General Conference of UNESCO) elects the 'World Heritage Committee'. The Committee (meeting annually) comprises representatives of 21 of the States Parties to the Convention who are elected during UNESCO General Conference for terms up to 6 years; it is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, examines the statement of accounts on the World Heritage Fund and decides on major policy issues. World Heritage Bureau, consisting of 7 members of the Committee, meets annually to prepare the work of the Committee. Day-to-day management of the Convention is assured by E-XE3055 - World Heritage Centre (WHC), which organizes the annual sessions of the World Heritage Bureau and Committee, provides advice to States Parties in the preparation of site nominations, organizes technical assistance upon request and coordinates reporting of the condition of sites and of emergency action undertaken when a site is threatened. It is also responsible for the administration of the F-XF9830 - World Heritage Fund.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Type II Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Subjects *

Available with paid subscription only.

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



Last News


* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

You are viewing profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.