IUCN's 2017 World Heritage recommendations are now be available.
As the official advisory body on nature under the World Heritage Convention, IUCN makes recommendations on sites aspiring to achieve World Heritage status and on necessary action to conserve listed sites facing threats. The World Heritage Committee takes final decisions.
Recommendations to the Committee are issued in two releases six and fours weeks before the meeting by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre. Decisions are published approximately in October. You can also follow the debates live on the webcast.
IUCN evaluates all natural and 'mixed' sites nominated for World Heritage status, and contributes to evaluations of certain cultural landscapes.
Each year, IUCN prepares monitoring reports for about 60 sites listed for their natural values, in collaboration with UNESCO's World Heritage Centre