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The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention

The World Heritage Committee,  the main body in charge of the implementation of the Convention, has developed precise criteria for the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and for the provision of international assistance under the World Heritage Fund. These are all included in a document entitled "Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention". This document has been revised by the Committee to reflect new concepts, knowledge or experiences.

Historical Development

DateTitleCommittee/ Bureau Reference
2013 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention  
July 2012  
May 2012 Orientações Técnicas para Aplicação da Convenção do Património Mundial  
November 2011 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention  
May 2011

Directrices Prácticas

 
July 2010

Orientações Técnicas

 
January 2008

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [290 paras.]

2007 Comm.
February 2005

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [290 paras.]

 
July 2002

Provisional Revision : Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [139 paras.]

2002 Comm.
March 1999

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [139 paras.]
- Changes to the 1997 Guidelines

1998 Comm.
February 1997; reprinted 2/98

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [139 paras.]

1996 Comm.
February 1996 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [139 paras.] 1995 Bur.
1995 Comm.
February 1995 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [140 paras.] 1994 Bur.
1994 Comm.
February 1994

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [132 paras.]

1993 Comm.
27 March 1992

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [117 paras.]

1991 Bur.
1991 Comm.
December 1988

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [112 paras.]

1983 Bur.
1988 Comm.
January 1987

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [113 paras.]

1986 Comm.
January 1984

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [99 paras.]

1983 Bur.
1983 Comm.
November 1983 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [99 paras.] 1982 Comm.
October 1980

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [66 paras.]

1980 Comm.
17 July 1980 Revised text of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention  
21 April 1980 Revised text of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention  
1978

Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (adopted by the Committee at its first session and amended at its second session) [30 paras.]

 
20 October 1977 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention [27 paras.]  
30 June 1977 Operational Guidelines for the World Heritage Committee [28 paras.]