resource manuals

 

This Resource Manual has a specific purpose: helping to manage natural1 values within World Heritage properties.2 As such it is aimed at natural and mixed World Heritage properties as well as cultural landscapes (inscribed under cultural criteria). 

 

 

The manual is primarily aimed at site managers, management teams and the agencies and organizations that have a direct stake in the management of a heritage property. It can also be adapted and applied by other stakeholders, 

  

This manual provides guidance for States Parties and all those involved in the care of World Heritage cultural properties on how to comply with the requirements of the World Heritage Convention.

 Download Preparing World Heritage Nomination PDF File Preparing World Heritage Nominations has been compiled by ICOMOS and IUCN and provides additional guidance on preparing nominations to the World Heritage List for natural, cultural and mixed properties. 
 
Since the World Heritage Convention was adopted in 1972, the World Heritage List has continually evolved and is growing steadily. With this growth, a critical need has emerged for guidance for States Parties on the implementation of the Convention. Various expert meetings and results of Periodic Reporting have identified the need for more focused training and capacity development in specific areas where States Parties and World Heritage site managers require greater support. The development of a series of World Heritage Resource Manuals is a response to this need.
 
The publication of the series is a joint undertaking by the three Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre as the Secretariat of the Convention. The World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, Lithuania, July 2006) supported this initiative and requested that the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre proceed with the preparation and publication of a number of thematic Resource Manuals. The 31st (2007) and 32nd (2008) sessions of the Committee adopted the publication plan and determined a prioritized list of titles.
 
An Editorial Board consisting of members of all three Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre meets regularly to decide on different aspects of their preparation and publication. For each manual, depending on the theme, one of the Advisory Bodies or the World Heritage Centre functions as the lead agency responsible for coordination, while the final production is ensured by the World Heritage Centre.
 
The Resource Manuals are intended to provide focused guidance on the implementation of the Convention to States Parties, heritage protection authorities, local governments, site managers and local communities linked to World Heritage sites, as well as other stakeholders in the identification and preservation process. They aim to provide knowledge and assistance in ensuring a representative and credible World Heritage List consisting of well-protected and effectively managed properties.
 
The manuals are being developed as user-friendly tools for capacity-building and awarenessraising on the World Heritage Convention. They can be used independently for self-guided learning as well as material at training workshops, and should complement the basic provisions for understanding the text of the Convention itself and the Operational Guidelines for implementation. 
 
  

 MANAGING NATURAL WORLD HERITAGE


Published in 2012 by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
 
 
This Resource Manual has a specific purpose: helping to manage natural1 values within World Heritage properties.2 As such it is aimed at natural and mixed World Heritage properties as well as cultural landscapes (inscribed under cultural criteria). The intention is to help managers understand and incorporate World Heritage concepts and processes into natural site management. It is hoped that all natural World Heritage managers and staff will find useful guidance here and will be inspired to explore the many resources highlighted. Many of the management principles described will apply to any type of protected area, but here special emphasis is given to those management considerations most relevant to World Heritage status.
 
  
   
  MANAGING DISASTER RISKS

Published in 2010 by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
 
 
The manual is primarily aimed at site managers, management teams and the agencies and organizations that have a direct stake in the management of a heritage property. It can also be adapted and applied by other stakeholders, depending on their mandate and responsibilities.
 
The manual focuses on one approach to the principles, methodology and process for managing disaster risks at cultural and natural World Heritage properties.
  
   
  MANAGING CULTURAL HERITAGE

Published in 2013 by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
 
 
The concept of ‘management’ emerged comparatively late in the forty-year history of the World Heritage Convention. But the requirement to achieve the outputs and outcomes of successful management – identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of heritage of Outstanding Universal Value – has been there from the outset. Over the years, achieving these ends has become more complex because of the increasing pressures of the modern world and also because of the widening range of what can be inscribed on the World Heritage List, for example, rural cultural landscapes.
  
   
  PREPARING WORLD HERITAGE NOMINATIONS
Download Preparing World Heritage Nomination PDF File

Published in 2011 by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
 
 
Preparing World Heritage Nominations has been compiled by ICOMOS and IUCN and provides additional guidance on preparing nominations to the World Heritage List for natural, cultural and mixed properties.
 
The aim of this Resource Manual is to help States Parties to achieve good quality World Heritage nominations.
 
There are many different ways to prepare a nomination. The diversity of administrative structures and cultures are necessarily reflected in the nominations. It is not appropriate to give ’recipes’ or to recommend a preferred working method for preparing nominations. Nevertheless the Advisory Bodies consider that there are a few underlying basic principles which should underpin all good nominations to ensure that the most appropriate properties are nominated....
 
  
 
 

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