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Call for Papers

for the
10th International
NGO Forum on
World Heritage
January 2022

Potsdam Consultation
on the Future of World Heritage

Final declaration of the
Potsdam Consultation on the Future of World Heritage which brought together former high-ranking officials in World Heritage to discuss urgent reforms.

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Welcome to World Heritage Watch

With our network of over 180 groups worldwide, World Heritage Watch ensures that the world heritage is not sacrificed to political compromises and economic interests. We support UNESCO in getting complete and correct information about the situation of the sites. And we help local people to protect their sites and to have an appropriate benefit from them.

Our objectives are

  • to support UNESCO in protecting and safeguarding World Heritage properties;

  • to strengthen the role of civil society and indigenous peoples under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention;

  • to foster public awareness, information and education about, and to create a stronger identification with, the World Heritage;

  • to strengthen the implementation regime of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention;

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What you can do

  • Send us reports and photos about your observations and of any plans or activities which could negatively affect World Heritage Sites.

  • Start a local group in your community to monitor the World Heritage Site(s) in your commune, municipality, region or country.

  • Educate yourself and others about your World Heritage Site(s) and its management.

  • Alert the media, and post messages on social media, about your activities.

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