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World Heritage
POLICY COMPENDIUM

6 - Policies Regarding COMMUNITIES

6.1 - Participation of local communities and other stakeholders

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Policy for the Integration of a Sustainable Development Perspective Into the Processes of the World Heritage Convention

17. “(…) Inclusive social development is at the heart of the implementation of the (…) Convention. States Parties should further recognise that full inclusion, respect and equity of all stakeholders, including local and concerned communities and indigenous peoples, together with a commitment to gender equality, are a fundamental premise for inclusive social development (…)”.

19. “World Heritage properties have the potential to enhance quality of life and wellbeing of all stakeholders, and in particular local communities (…)”.

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