The World Heritage List: Guidance and Future Priorities for Identifying Natural Heritage of Potential Outstanding Universal Value

This paper consolidates IUCN’s technical advice to the World Heritage Committee and States Parties on:

  • the application of the concept of outstanding universal value, as enshrined in the outstanding universal value" World Heritage Convention and defined in terms of criteria in the Operational Guidelines, with respect to the nomination of World Heritage properties; and
  • future priorities towards achieving a balanced and credible World Heritage List that fully reflects natural heritage of  outstanding universal value
Work area: 
Protected Areas
World Heritage
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