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Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 23, 1972
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-155235)
Title abbreviation

WHC

Title (French)

Convention concernant la protection du patrimoine mondial, culturel et naturel

Title (Spanish)

Convención para la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial, Cultural y Natural

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zum Schutz des Kultur- und Naturerbes der Welt

Place of adoption
Paris
Depository
UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org.
Language
Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Dec 17, 1975
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Financing Research Special fund Cultural heritage Protected area Management/conservation Inventory Institution Data collection/reporting Education
Abstract

Parties undertake to endeavour to adapt a general policy on the protection of the natural and cultural heritage, to set up services for such protection, to develop scientific and technical studies, to take appropriate legal, technical, scientific and administrative measures and to foster training and education for such protection.

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Website
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Online course
Introductory Course to Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Country/Territory/Participant

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Countries Entry into force Ratification *
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao, People's Dem. Rep.
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia, Fed. States
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue (New Zealand)
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Authority
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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