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Tentative Lists

A Tentative List is an inventory of those properties which each State Party intends to consider for nomination.

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The Tentative Lists of States Parties are published by the World Heritage Centre at its website and/or in working documents in order to ensure transparency, access to information and to facilitate harmonization of Tentative Lists at regional and thematic levels.

The sole responsibility for the content of each Tentative List lies with the State Party concerned. The publication of the Tentative Lists does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever of the World Heritage Committee or of the World Heritage Centre or of the Secretariat of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its boundaries.

Out of 194 States Parties to the Convention,  185 have submitted a Tentative List.

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czechia Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Eswatini Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia (the) Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia (Federated States of) Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue North Macedonia Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Türkiye Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Decisions (13)
Code: 43COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 15 April 2019, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines
Year: 2019

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/8A.Rev,
  2. Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and long-term planning of its development;
  3. Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies during the development or revision of their Tentative Lists as appropriate;
  4. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.

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Code: 38COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 15 April 2014, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines
Year: 2014

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8A,
  2. Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and of long term planning of its development;
  3. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document;
  4. Recalls that all States Parties to the Convention shall, in so far as possible, submit tentative lists of those properties situated on their territory which might be considered suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List;
  5. Encourages States Parties to the Convention who have not yet submitted any tentative list of those properties situated on their territory which might be considered suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List to request International Assistance in order to help them prepare such a list;
  6. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present a proposal for revising the procedure of registration of Tentative Lists in the Operational Guidelines, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session, in 2015.

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Code: 36COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 15 April 2012, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines
Year: 2012

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/8A,

2.   Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for the regional harmonization of the World Heritage List and of long term planning of its development;

3.   Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.

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Code: 35COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 21 April 2011, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines
Year: 2011

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8A,

2. Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, in conformity with Article 11 of the World Heritage Convention and in consistency with the established World Heritage List;

3. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this Document.

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Code: 34COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 15 April 2010, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines
Year: 2010

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/8A,

2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8A.3, 32 COM 8A and 33 COM 14.A2 Paragraph 14 adopted respectively at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions,

3. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.

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Code: 33COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 15 April 2009, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines
Year: 2009

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having Examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/8A,

2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8.1 and 32 COM 8A adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007); and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively,

3. Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for the regional harmonization of the World Heritage List and of long term planning of its development;

4. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document;

5. Also takes note that several States Parties (including, among others, Afghanistan, Brazil, Israel, Libya, Oman, Paraguay, São Tomé e Principe and Uruguay) are currently preparing revised or updated Tentative Lists;

6. Decides to adjourn the discussion on these matters to its 34th session in 2010.

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Code: 32COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists submitted by States Parties as of 15 April 2008
Year: 2008

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8A,

2.Recognizes the value of the discussions held on issues raised in Document WHC-08/32.COM/8A;

3. Notes that these discussions have not reached an agreed conclusion at the 32nd session;

4. Requests that this item be included on the agenda for its 33rd session;

5. Further requests the Chairperson of the 33rd session to establish a working group to continue the analysis of these issues in order to suggest a solution.

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Code: 31COM 8A.1
Title: Tentative Lists of States Parties
Year: 2007

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8A,
  2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 9, paragraph 9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),
  3. Decides to approve the amended format and the new procedure for Tentative Lists as presented in Annex 1 and in paragraph I.6 of this document.

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Code: 31COM 8A.2
Title: Tentative Lists of States Parties
Year: 2007

 

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8A,
  2. Takes note of the Tentative Lists as amended in Annexes 3 and 4 of this document,
  3. Recognizing the importance of Comparative Analysis and Transnational Serial nominations, requests the Advisory Bodies to continue to develop thematic studies to guide the States Parties in their tentative listing and nominations. The pro-active ICOMOS Report on Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Islands is a model for this assistance.

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Code: 31COM 8A.3
Title: Tentative Lists of States Parties
Year: 2007

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31COM/8A,
  2. Reaffirming that Tentative Lists are instrumental for planning purposes and for comparative analysis of properties to be nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List,
  3. Stressing the importance of assistance by the World Heritage Centre, at countries' request, in the development of Tentative Lists,
  4. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, to propose a revision of Part II. C ("Tentative Lists") of the Operational Guidelines, in order to clarify the procedures of technical analysis by the World Heritage Centre and to ensure that properties proposed on the Tentative Lists are consistent with properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List;
  5. Further requests the World Heritage Centre to present to the World Heritage Committee, at its 32nd session in 2008, a proposal in this regard.

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Code: 30COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists of State Parties (as of 20 April 2006)
Year: 2006

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/8A.Rev,
  2. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.

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Code: 29COM 8A
Title: Tentative Lists of States Parties - May 2005
Year: 2005

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/8A,

2. Recalling its Decisions 28 COM 14A and 7 EXT.COM 4A, respectively adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004) and at its 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004),

3. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of such document.

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Code: 28COM 14A
Title: Establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger - Tentative Lists
Year: 2004

The World Heritage Committee,


1. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in document WHC-04/28.COM/14ARev;


2. Noting also that the recently completed study of the World Heritage List and Tentative Lists prepared by  ICOMOS and IUCN would contribute significantly to the discussion concerning the improved use of tentative lists as requested by the Committee in its Decision 27 COM 8A,


3. Decides to include on the Agenda of its 29th session in 2005 an item concerning the improved use of Tentative Lists.

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