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The Fund for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of Outstanding Universal Value, called "the World Heritage Fund", was established under Art. 15 of the World Heritage Convention. Its resources consist primarily of assessed contributions by the States Parties of the Convention and may be used only for such purposes as the World Heritage Committee shall define.

 Consultation Survey 2018

Voluntary annual fee by the properties inscribed
on the World Heritage List

At its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), the World Heritage Committee decided “to initiate a consultation process on a possible annual fee for World Heritage listed properties on a voluntary basis by requesting the Secretariat to send out a survey to States Parties, in order to verify from their local administrations in charge of management of inscribed sites of the possibility of paying an annual fee to the [World Heritage] Fund, depending on their financial autonomy and capacity to pay and report back to the Committee” (Decision 40 COM 15).

The consultation was launched online on the World Heritage Center website in English and French (http://whc.unesco.org/en/world-life-funds/), on 31 January 2017. The consultation period lasted 4 months in total (31 January to 29 May 2017).

The results of the online survey, conducted by the World Heritage Center, were presented to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (2017, Krakow), in Document WHC/17/41.COM/INF. 14.I. In addition to a brief analysis of the results of the survey, this document contains in annex the list of replies given by States Parties to the question of the possibility for World Heritage properties to pay or not a voluntary annual fee.

Online consultation survey concerning a voluntary annual fee by the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List - Follow-up

Deadline
for completing the survey
6 April 2018

Online consultation
survey 2017

Results of the online consultation survey carried out in 2017 have been made public
and are reviewable through the link below.

View results

States Parties Contributions


Statement of Compulsory
and Voluntary Contributions
at 30 November 2017
Document Date
2017
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 November 2017 2017-11-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 October 2017 2017-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 September 2017 2017-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 August 2017 2017-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 July 2017 2017-07-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 June 2017 2017-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 May 2017 2017-05-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 April 2017 2017-04-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 March 2017 2017-03-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 28 February 2017 2017-02-28
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 January 2017 2017-01-31
2016
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 December 2016 2016-12-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 November 2016 2016-11-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 October 2016 2016-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 September 2016 2016-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 August 2016 2016-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 July 2016 2016-07-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 June 2016 2016-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 May 2016 2016-05-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 April 2016 2016-04-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 March 2016 2016-03-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 29 February 2016 2016-02-29
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 January 2016 2016-01-31
2015
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 December 2015 2015-12-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 15 November 2015 2015-11-15
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions October 2015 2015-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions September 2015 2015-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions August 2015 2015-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions July 2015 2015-07-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions June 2015 2015-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions May 2015 2015-05-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions April 2015 2015-04-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions March 2015 2015-03-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions February 2015 2015-02-28
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions January 2015 2015-01-31
2014
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions December 2014 2014-12-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions November 2014 2014-11-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions October 2014 2014-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions September 2014 2014-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions August 2014 2014-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions July 2014 2014-07-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions June 2014 2014-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions May 2014 2014-05-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions April 2014 2014-04-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions March 2014 2014-03-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions February 2014 2014-02-28
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions January 2014 2014-01-31
2013
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions December 2013 2013-12-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions November 2013 2013-11-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions October 2013 2013-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions September 2013 2013-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions August 2013 2013-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions July 2013 2013-07-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions June 2013 2013-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions May 2013 2013-05-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions April 2013 2013-04-30
2012
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions October 2012 2012-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions September 2012 2012-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions August 2012 2012-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions July 2012 2012-07-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions June 2012 2012-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions May 2012 2012-05-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions March 2012 2012-03-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions February 2012 2012-02-29
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions January 2012 2012-01-31
2011
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions December 2011 2011-12-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions November 2011 2011-11-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions October 2011 2011-10-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions September 2011 2011-09-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions August 2011 2011-08-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions July 2011 2011-07-31
Decisions (5)
Show 41COM 12A Follow-Up to Recommendations of Evaluations and Audits on Working Methods: Outcomes of the Ad-Hoc Working Group
Show 41COM 14 Report on the execution of the budget for the biennium 2016-2017 and preparation of the budget for the biennium 2018-2019
Show 40COM 15 Presentation of the final accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2014-2015 and implementation of the World Heritage Fund under the biennium 2016-2017
Show 20GA 7 Examination of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund, including the status of the States Parties' contributions
Show 20GA 8 Determination of the amount of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention