Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (2013)

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Preface: The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (2013) was adopted by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris, France, July, 2013.

The World Heritage Committee,  the main body in charge of the implementation of the Convention, has developed precise criteria for the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and for the provision of international assistance under the World Heritage Fund. These are all included in a document entitled “Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention“. This document has been revised by the Committee to reflect new concepts, knowledge or experiences.

The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (hereinafter referred to as the Operational Guidelines) aim to facilitate the implementation of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as “the World Heritage Convention” or “the Convention”), by setting forth the procedure for:

  • the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger;
  • the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties;
  • the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund; and
  • the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.

The Operational Guidelines are periodically revised to reflect the decisions of the World Heritage Committee.

The key users of the Operational Guidelines are:

  • the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention;
  • the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of Outstanding Universal Value;
  • the UNESCO World Heritage Centre as Secretariat to the World Heritage Committee, hereinafter referred to as “the Secretariat”;
  • the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee;
  • site managers, stakeholders and partners in the protection of World Heritage properties.

The 2013 Revision of the Operational Guidelines mainly results in Decisions:

Category

Guideline

Date

21-23 Oct., 2013.

Promulgation

UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris, France, July, 2013.

Descriptions

  • The Operational Guidelines are periodically revised to reflect the decisions of the WHC from 30 June 1977.
  • It aims to facilitate the implementation of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972, by setting forth the procedure and precise criteria for the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and for the provision of international assistance under the World Heritage Fund (WHF).

  Source

http://whc.unesco.org/archive/opguide13-en.pdf

  Download

 http://orcp.hustoj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/opguide13-en.pdf

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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