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World Heritage List Nominations

Only countries that have signed the World Heritage Convention, pledging to protect their natural and cultural heritage, can submit nomination proposals for properties on their territory to be considered for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Received
Proposed for review
Cultural, Natural, Mixed

Nomination process

Documents

Format for the nomination of properties for inscription on the World Heritage List

Acrobat documents
English  French

Word documents
English  French

Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year, but only those nominations that are "complete" (see paragraph 132) and received by the Secretariat on or before 1st February* will be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee during the following year.

Operational Guidelines annex 5

Format of a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, and of a retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value

English  French

Deadline*: 1st February of the year preceding the one in which the approval of the Committee is requested.

Operational Guidelines annex 10

Minor modifications to the boundaries of world heritage properties

English  French

Deadline*: 1st February of the year in which the approval of the Committee is requested.

Operational Guidelines annex 11

Form for the submission of factual errors in the Advisory Bodies evaluations

Acrobat documents
English  French

Word Documents
English  French

Deadline: The original signed version of the completed Factual Errors submission form should be received in English or French by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, no later than 14 days before the opening of the session of the Committee.

Operational Guidelines annex 12

Preparing World Heritage Nominations
(Second Edition, 2011)

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Disclaimer

* If 1st February falls on a weekend, the nomination must be received by 17h00 GMT the preceding Friday