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In 2012 an International NGO Forum preceded a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the first time. From 22-24 June 2012, representatives of Russian and international non-governmental organizations met international civil society activists in Saint-Petersburg to discuss issues related to the protection of World Heritage properties.


You can become a member of the German NGO, World Heritage Watch e.V. through recommendation by a member and subsequent adoption by decision of the board. Members can be only physical persons. There is no membership fee but we expect regular donations from our members.

WHW Network

Members of the international World Heritage Watch Network can be local groups, UNESCO Clubs, academic and informal initiatives which are based in or near World Heritage Sites; national and international NGOs working for World Heritage sites; indigenous groups and committed individuals.