The Nomination Document 

The nomination document, was presented to ICOMOS in Paris in 2019, after many years of discussion, debate, serious research and the appointment of independent experts.  The document, which runs to over 1100 pages and weighs 6kg, is a valuable resource, containing huge amounts of historical information, maps, images and the attributes of each of the eleven towns in the property.

Volume III

Property Management Plan

UNESCO Nomination Background information

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris manages the process when a State Party submits a nomination to be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage List. The creation of a World Heritage List and the management of the process was first established in 1972 under the World Heritage Convention to which 194 State Parties have signed as at October 2020.


The procedure to manage the nomination process is governed by the Operational Guidelines to which all States Parties agree to adhere to. Annex 5 of the OG’s contains the standard format by which information has to be presented in a nomination dossier.


Comprehensive advice is provided by UNESCO and its Advisory Bodies on how to prepare a nomination and what level of information is required for a nomination to be accepted for evaluation.