Welcome to the website for World Heritage UK, an organisation set up in 2015 to undertake networking, advocacy and promotion for the UK’s 30 outstanding World Heritage Sites, and the Tentative List Sites progressing towards WHS status. World Heritage UK has evolved out of LAWHF, the Local Authority World Heritage Forum, which was established as a LGA special interest group in 1995, and which did a great deal of positive action to support the UK’s Sites.
The World Heritage Emblem – a logo owned by UNESCO that is used to demonstrate the interdependence between nature and culture. World Heritage UK is not a part of UNESCO but will seek permission to use the emblem whenever possible to promote the values and significance of World Heritage in the UK.
World Heritage UK is the only organisation exclusively focused on World Heritage in the UK, and the only one that is led by the Sites themselves, reflecting a community-driven approach that has proven effective at many Sites and which is favoured by UNESCO.
Our vision is that “the United Kingdom will have a coherent approach to World Heritage Sites, which will be better known and understood, and supported through sustainable funding so that their Outstanding Universal Values can provide inspiration, learning and enjoyment for society”.
Our mission is to “raise the profile and secure the future of UK World Heritage Sites by advocating for support and resources, promoting the Sites values, and facilitating networking, training and sharing of good practice”.
More information about this can be found here.
World Heritage UK is a registered Charity – Charitable Incorporated Organisation by Association, no 1163364. Registration date 1st September 2015. Thank you for visiting our website, which, we must add, is work in progress, and to keep up to date, please do follow us by clicking on the small “follow” box that will appear in the bottom right of the screen, and entering your email address – this will let you know when a new blog entry is created. Your data will not be given away or sold to ruthless online marketing spammers, we promise.