World Heritage

Global World Heritage projects

IUCN implements initiatives to enhance the role of World Heritage
East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Alongside our work as the official Advisor to UNESCO, the IUCN World Heritage Programme is leading a series of initiatives to make the World Heritage Convention more effective and relevant to global conservation.  These include our flagship monitoring programme, the IUCN World Heritage Outlook, and initiatives focused on improving management and capacity, reinforcing policy and recognising success and leadership.

Browse the different projects to find out more, and access related papers and activities. You can also explore various topics related to natural World Heritage, which are covered in IUCN studies, by browsing IUCN’s publications catalogue.

Our current portfolio includes

We also work with a range of partners, including on the following projects:


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