Nomination What is it?

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.

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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.

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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.

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