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5 - Policies Regarding COMMUNICATION

5.1 - Education and awareness-raising

3. "(...)

e) [The World Heritage Committee will] promote World Heritage through communication, education, research, training and public awareness strategies."

Theme:  5.1 - Education and awareness-raising
Source:  WHC-02/CONF.202/5 The Budapest Declaration on World Heritage

5 - Policies Regarding COMMUNICATION

5.1 - Education and awareness-raising

Paragraph 217

“States Parties are encouraged to raise awareness of the need to preserve World Heritage. In particular, they should ensure that World Heritage status is adequately marked and promoted on-site”.

Theme:  5.1 - Education and awareness-raising
Source:  OG Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (WHC.17/01 - 12 July 2017)

5 - Policies Regarding COMMUNICATION

5.1 - Education and awareness-raising

Paragraph 219

“The World Heritage Committee encourages and supports the development of educational materials, activities and programmes.”

Theme:  5.1 - Education and awareness-raising
Source:  OG Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (WHC.17/01 - 12 July 2017)

5 - Policies Regarding COMMUNICATION

5.1 - Education and awareness-raising

[The General Assembly adopted the Vision and Action Plan by Resolution 18 GA 11; the paragraph refers to the report]

9. "(…) Conservation and communication are complementary tasks. For World Heritage, increased awareness and knowledge of World Heritage objectives can increase commitment to conserve, engage with and support cultural and natural heritage sites (…)."
Theme:  5.1 - Education and awareness-raising
Source:  WHC-11/18.GA/11 Future of the World Heritage Convention

5 - Policies Regarding COMMUNICATION

5.1 - Education and awareness-raising

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

At site-level, the World Heritage Committee encourages States Parties to organize awareness-raising activities for local population and surrounding communities, to mobilize their active participation in heritage conservation and management (based on Case law further to decisions on the State of Conservation).
Theme:  5.1 - Education and awareness-raising
See for examples Decisions:  36COM 7B.17 36COM 7B.61 36COM 7B.64
Case law:  Yes
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