Story | 18 Nov, 2020

Webinar: IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3

Updated on 14 January 2020 - On Tuesday 8 December, IUCN's World Heritage Programme held an online live event presenting fresh results from the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3. Two sessions were held to cater for different time zones. Watch the recordings below.

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Photo: Photo: Frans Lanting/National Geographic Creative

The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 was launched on 2 December 2020 and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, celebrated this important milestone. The webinar facilitated questions and answers between the panellists and online participants.

Keynote speakers

  • Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
  • Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
  • Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for World Heritage, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
  • Peter Shadie, Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme
  • Elena Osipova, Senior Monitoring Officer and lead author, IUCN World Heritage Programme


The IUCN World Heritage Outlook is IUCN’s independent assessment of natural World Heritage, updated every three years since 2014. The report for 2020 and updated Conservation Outlook Assessments for all natural World Heritage sites will be released on

With three sets of data over a six-year period now available, the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 provides an opportunity to identify evolving trends in the global status of natural World Heritage. It can serve as an indicator of the effectiveness of protected and conserved areas at a time when the international community seeks to measure progress towards global biodiversity targets and defines the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.


Morning session


Evening session