The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.

They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session (Baku, Azerbaijan) to reflect new concepts, knowledge and experience.

This 2019 version of the Operational Guidelines has now been translated into Portuguese thanks to the financial support of the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO. The translated version will allow site managers and a wide audience in Portuguese-speaking countries to be aware of the updated guidelines in the field of World Heritage.

For the English, French and now Portuguese versions of the 2019 Operational Guidelines: