The World Heritage Centre has launched an online consultation with key World Heritage stakeholders on the first draft of the World Heritage Policy Compendium. The consultation, which is taking place in February and March 2018, will gather feedback and comments from key World Heritage stakeholders on the draft Policy Compendium, currently being developed by a Working Group of cultural and natural heritage experts from all geographical regions as well as representatives of the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, IUCN).
The consultation is carried out within the framework of the Policy Compendium initiative, which is being implemented through financial support received from the government of Australia. The aim of the final Policy Compendium will be to provide a consolidated source of World Heritage policies, improve decision-making by the World Heritage Committee and States Parties for the better implementation of the Convention and to encourage best practice heritage conservation policies.
This inclusive online consultation invites States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, World Heritage Committee Members, UNESCO Category 2 Institutes and Centres specializing in World Heritage and civil society organisations with activities in the fields covered by the World Heritage Convention to read a summary of the proposed content, structure and format of the future Policy Compendium and to provide feedback and comments by completing an online survey by 8 March 2018.
The results of the consultation will feed into the next phase of work of the Policy Compendium Working Group, who will next meet in March 2018 to work further on the draft Policy Compendium which is to be presented to the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session (Manama, Bahrain, 24 June – 4 July 2018).