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Introductory Course to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention)

“Cultural and natural sites are very diverse, yet they have in common the fact that they constitute, together with many others, a common heritage to be treasured as unique testimonies to an enduring past. Their disappearance would be an irreparable loss for humanity.


This course introduces you to the World Heritage Convention, which is one of the most complete international instruments that exist in the field of conservation. It is based on the recognition that parts of the cultural and natural heritage of various nations are of outstanding universal significance and need to be preserved as part of the world heritage of humankind as a whole.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe the importance conserving of our common heritage.

2. Identify the core components and mechanisms established by the World Heritage Convention” (Syllabus).