This document is a partial export of the World Heritage Policy Compendium


5    Policies Regarding COMMUNICATION

The World Heritage Convention encourages States Parties to strengthen the appreciation of the public for World Heritage properties and to enhance their protection through educational and information programmes.

The presentation and interpretation of World Heritage sites should, as set out in the Convention text, increase people’s awareness, understanding and appreciation of the need to preserve cultural and natural heritage, ensuring that future generations understand the values associated with this heritage and helping to increase stakeholders’ participation in the protection and presentation of heritage.

The Communication theme includes policies related to education, awareness raising, interpretation and use of the World Heritage emblem.

5.2    Interpretation

Case Law

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

The World Heritage Committee recommends to develop a comprehensive site presentation and interpretation programme for visitors (based on Case law on decisions on the State of Conservation). [1]

ANNEX I. List of documents and texts

Decision 33 COM 7B.131

Decision 35 COM 7B.77

Decision 31 COM 7B.84

Decision 40 COM 7B.30





[1] See for example Decisions 31 COM 7B.84 , 33 COM 7B.131 , 35 COM 7B.77 , 40 COM 7B.30 .