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World Heritage Centre

Established in 1992, the World Heritage Centre is the focal point and coordinator within UNESCO for all matters related to World Heritage.

Ensuring the day-to-day management of the Convention, the Centre organizes the annual sessions of the World Heritage Committee and its Bureau, provides advice to States Parties in the preparation of site nominations, organizes international assistance from the World Heritage Fund upon request, and coordinates both the reporting on the condition of sites and the emergency action undertaken when a site is threatened. The Centre also organizes technical seminars and workshops, updates the World Heritage List and database, develops teaching materials to raise awareness among young people of the need for heritage preservation, and keeps the public informed of World Heritage issues.

Employment & Internships

If you are interested in working at the World Heritage Centre or would like to find out more about internships. 

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Who's Who

Who does what
at the World Heritage Centre.

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In Memoriam

We pay tribute to those who have made an outstanding contribution to World Heritage preservation.

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Contact Us

World Heritage Centre
7, Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris CEDEX 07
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 11 04

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Related Organizations

UNESCO Culture Sector

7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris CEDEX 07
tel: +33-1-45 68 37 56
fax: +33-1-45 68 55 96

UNESCO Division of Ecological Sciences, Natural Sciences Sector

7, place de Fontenoy
75732 Paris CEDEX 15
tel: +33-1-45 68 40 67
fax: +33-1-45 68 58 04
Man and Biosphere Programme

ICCROM: The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Via di San Michele 13
I-00153 Rome, 
Tel: +39 06-585 531
Fax: +39 06-5855 3349
E-Mail : iccrom@iccrom.org

ICOMOS: International Council on Monuments and Sites

11 rue du Séminaire de Conflans
+33 (0) 1 41 94 17 59
+33 (0) 1 48 93 19 16
E-mail : secretariat@icomos.org 

IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature

rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland 
Tel: +41-22-999 0001
Fax: +41-22-999 0010
E-Mail : mail@iucn.org

ICOM: The International Council of Museums

ICOM, Maison de l’UNESCO
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris cedex 15, 
Tel: +33 (0)1 47 34 05 00
E-mail : secretariat@icom.museum

African World Heritage Fund

1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, Midrand 1685, South Africa
P.O. Box 1234, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685
South Africa
tel: 27 (0)11 256 3552
Email: info@awhf.net

NWHF Nordic World Heritage Foundation

Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
N-0160 Oslo, 
Tel: +47-24-14-01-09
Fax: +47-24-14-01-01
E-mail: nwhf@nwhf.no 

German World Heritage Foundation

Postfach 40 18 05 
80718 München, 
Tel: +49-89-30765101 
Fax: +49-89-30765102 
E-Mail: info@welterbestiftung.de 

OWHC: The Organization of World Heritage Cities

5, rue Cul-de-Sac
Québec (Québec) G1K 4H6
Tel: +1-418-692 0000
Fax: +1-418-692 5558
E-mail : secretariat@ovpm.org

UNEP-WCMC: The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

219 Huntingdon Road
Cambridge CB30DL 
United Kingdom 
tel: +44-1223 277 314
fax: +44-1223-277 136
E-mail : info@unep-wcmc.org