This page contains documents that may be useful guidance of the management and / or study of World Heritage Sites
Sustainable development policy
This document is the UNESCO Policy on Sustainable Development at World Heritage Sites (2015). Adopted at UNESCO General Assembly meeting of the WH Convention, 2015. Over 2016 and 2017 it will be adapted into guidance for Site Managers and will need to be considered when preparing Management plans.
Guidance documentation list
This document was prepared by Christopher Young for the Jan 2016 Technical Meeting. It gives a very useful list of guidance documentation for WHS Managers as of this point in time.
Our Treasures at Risk
The German International Cooperations, GIZ have published a document called ‘Our reeasures at risk’. This is Vol. 12 of their series “Sustainability has many faces” and is about World Heritage in times of Climate Change. It incorporates contributions from Youth Messengers around the Globe and is available to download here:
Edinburgh World Heritage Economic Impact report