Decision : CONF 010 XI.(a).51
Consideration of a Proposed World Heritage Emblem

As conceived by the artist, this emblem symbolized, "in a form sufficiently simple to be inserted on a map and to identify sites", the interdependence of cultural and natural properties. The central square was a form crested by man; the circle represented nature, the two being intimately linked. The emblem was round, like the world, but it was also a symbol of protection. The two designs, identical in their concept, differed in their graphic approach. (Both designs are shown in Annex II.)

 Decisions Report
Year: 1978
Decision Code: CONF 010 XI.(a).51