World Heritage partnerships for conservation
Ensuring that World Heritage sites sustain their outstanding universal value is an increasingly challenging mission in today’s complex world, where sites are vulnerable to the effects of uncontrolled urban development, unsustainable tourism practices, neglect, natural calamities, pollution, political instability, and conflict.
World Heritage preservation costs money and takes collective effort. The World Heritage Centre welcomes assistance in many different forms to carry out this important work.
Since 2002, the World Heritage Partnerships for Conservation Initiative (PACT) has helped raise awareness, mobilize funds, and implement activities through creative and innovative partnerships.
The World Heritage Centre has established successful partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, governments, civil society and the private sector. These alliances reflect a commitment to long-term management of World Heritage sites
Priority Thematic programmes
A series of thematic programmes have been developed to implement priority actions for the conservation of World Heritage properties for which assistance, both financial and technical, is required.
The "Five Cs"
Strengthen the Credibility of the World Heritage List, as a representative and geographically balanced testimony of cultural and natural properties of outstanding universal value.
Ensure the effective Conservation of World Heritage properties.
Promote the development of effective Capacity-building measures, including assistance for preparing the nomination of properties to the World Heritage List, for the understanding and implementation of the World Heritage Convention and related instruments.
Increase public awareness, involvement and support for World Heritage through communication.
Enhance the role of communities in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
In order to obtain information about our ongoing partnership projects, specific cooperation possibilities and modalities or inquire on how to become a partner for the conservation of World Heritage, please contact us.
- Building a Global Sustainable Network of World Heritage Site Managers
- Enhancing the credibility of the World Heritage List: Tentative List good practices
- World Heritage and Sustainable Development policy explained: A guide and a collection of good practices to support development of national policies, programmes and sustainable management of World Heritage properties
- Periodic Reporting Tools and Guidance for World Heritage Site Managers in Spanish Language
- TBS (System Broadcasting Tokyo) 2022
- Building the capacity of local communities and stakeholders for a dialogue towards sustainable livelihoods in tune with wildlife protection and ecosystem management in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)
- UNFIP - UNESCO Agreement
- Ahead of biodiversity COP15, Norway renews its support to UNESCO World Heritage in Africa 12-Dec-2022
- UNESCO and the Republic of Korea launch the International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites 23-May-2022
- Principality of Monaco renews UNESCO cooperation to protect marine World Heritage 17-May-2022
- With Norway support Malawi reinforces fish conservation in Lake Malawi 10-Mar-2022
- The Republic of Korea Pledges 6 million USD for World Heritage-related activities in Asia and the Pacific 24-Mar-2021
- UNESCO and the State Hermitage Museum join forces to protect heritage in conflict areas 10-Oct-2017
- Netherlands Funds-in-Trust agreement extended to 2020 17-Feb-2017
- Partners for World Heritage meet in Istanbul during 40th Committee Session 25-Jul-2016