World Heritage Fund

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The Fund for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of Outstanding Universal Value, called "the World Heritage Fund", was established under Article 15 of the World Heritage Convention. Its resources consist primarily of assessed contributions by the States Parties of the Convention and may be used only for such purposes as the World Heritage Committee shall define.

States Parties Contributions


Statement of assessed compulsory
and voluntary contributions
at 30 June 2019
Letters for assessed contributions to the World Heritage Fund can be found here
Document Date
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 June 2019 2019-06-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 May 2019 2019-05-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 30 April 2019 2019-04-30
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 March 2019 2019-03-31
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 28 February 2019 2019-02-28
Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions 31 January 2019 2019-01-31
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 Consultation Survey 

Online consultation survey concerning a voluntary annual fee by the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

At its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), the World Heritage Committee decided “to initiate a consultation process on a possible annual fee for World Heritage listed properties on a voluntary basis by requesting the Secretariat to send out a survey to States Parties, in order to verify from their local administrations in charge of management of inscribed sites of the possibility of paying an annual fee to the [World Heritage] Fund, depending on their financial autonomy and capacity to pay and report back to the Committee” (Decision 40 COM 15).

Consultation
survey 2018

The consultation was launched online on the World Heritage Center website in English and French in 2018. The consultation period lasted 4 months in total.

The results of the online survey, conducted by the World Heritage Center, were presented to the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (2018, Manama), in Document WHC/18/42.COM/INF.14.I. In addition to a brief analysis of the results of the survey, this document contains in annex the list of replies given by States Parties to the question of the possibility for World Heritage properties to pay or not a voluntary annual fee.

View 2018 results

Consultation
survey 2017

The consultation was launched online on the World Heritage Center website in English and French, on 31 January 2017. The consultation period lasted 4 months in total (31 January to 29 May 2017).

The results of the online survey, conducted by the World Heritage Center, were presented to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (2017, Krakow), in Document WHC/17/41.COM/INF.14.I. In addition to a brief analysis of the results of the survey, this document contains in annex the list of replies given by States Parties to the question of the possibility for World Heritage properties to pay or not a voluntary annual fee.

View 2017 results

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Decisions (6)
Show 42COM 14 Presentation of the final accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2016-2017, implementation of the World Heritage Fund under the biennium 2018-2019 and follow-up to Decision 41 COM 14
Show 42COM 12A Follow-up to Recommendations of Evaluations and Audits on Working Methods: outcomes of the ad-hoc working group
Show 21GA 6 Examination of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund, including the status of the States Parties’ contributions
Show 21GA 7 Statement of Compulsory and Voluntary Contributions for the World Heritage Fund
Show 41COM 12A Follow-Up to Recommendations of Evaluations and Audits on Working Methods: Outcomes of the Ad-Hoc Working Group
Show 41COM 14 Report on the execution of the budget for the biennium 2016-2017 and preparation of the budget for the biennium 2018-2019