World Heritage Centre

Established in 1992, the World Heritage Centre is the focal point and coordinator within UNESCO for all matters related to World Heritage.

Ensuring the day-to-day management of the Convention, the Centre organizes the annual sessions of the World Heritage Committee and its Bureau, provides advice to States Parties in the preparation of site nominations, organizes international assistance from the World Heritage Fund upon request, and coordinates both the reporting on the condition of sites and the emergency action undertaken when a site is threatened. The Centre also organizes technical seminars and workshops, updates the World Heritage List and database, develops teaching materials to raise awareness among young people of the need for heritage preservation, and keeps the public informed of World Heritage issues.

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World Heritage Centre
UNESCO
7, Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP
France

Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 24 96
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 55 70
E-mail: wh-info@unesco.org

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Related Organizations

UNESCO Culture Sector

1, rue Miollis
75352 Paris, Cedex 15, France
tel: +33-1-45 68 37 56
fax: +33-1-45 68 55 96
http://www.unesco.org/culture

UNESCO Division of Ecological Sciences, Natural Sciences Sector

1, rue Miollis
75352 Paris, Cedex 15, France
tel: +33-1-45 68 40 67
fax: +33-1-45 68 58 04
Man and Biosphere Programme
E-mail : mab@unesco.org
http://www.unesco.org/mab

ICCROM: The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Via di San Michele 13
I-00153 Rome, Italy 
Tel: +39 06-585 531
Fax: +39 06-5855 3349
E-Mail : iccrom@iccrom.org
http://www.iccrom.org

ICOMOS: International Council on Monuments and Sites

49-51, rue de la Fédération
75015 Paris, France 
Tel: +33-1-45 67 67 70
Fax: +33-1-45 66 06 22
E-mail : secretariat@icomos.org 
http://www.icomos.org

IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature

rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland 
Tel: +41-22-999 0001
Fax: +41-22-999 0010
E-Mail : mail@hq.iucn.org
http://www.iucn.org/

ICOM: The International Council of Museums

1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris, France 
Tel: +33-1-45 68 28 67
Fax: +33-1-43 06 78 62
E-mail : secretariat@icom.org
http://www.icom.org

African World Heritage Fund

1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Midrand 1685, South Africa
P.O. Box 1234, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685, South Africa
tel: 27 (0)11 256 3552
info@awhf.net

NWHF Nordic World Heritage Foundation

Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
N-0160 Oslo, Norway 
Tel: +47-24-14-01-09
Fax: +47-24-14-01-01
E-mail: nwhf@nwhf.no 
http://www.nwhf.no

German World Heritage Foundation

Postfach 40 18 05 
80718 München, Germany 
Tel: +49-89-30765101 
Fax: +49-89-30765102 
E-Mail: info@welterbestiftung.de 
http://www.welterbestiftung.de/

OWHC: The Organization of World Heritage Cities

56 Rue Saint-Pierre
Quebec G1K 4A1 Canada 
Tel: +1-418-692 0000
Fax: +1-418-692 5558
E-mail : secretariat@ovpm.org
http://www.ovpm.org

UNEP-WCMC: The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

219 Huntingdon Road
Cambridge CB30DL United Kingdom 
tel: +44-1223 277 314
fax: +44-1223-277 136
E-mail : info@unep-wcmc.org
http://www.unep-wcmc.org