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Preparing World Heritage Nominations
Original Title: Preparing World Heritage Nominations (First Edition, 2010)
Published in February 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the
expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN concerning the
legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the
delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN and other participating organizations
disclaim any errors or omissions in the translation of this manual from the original version in
English, or from primary errors in any of the data interpreted within it.
This manual has taken as a reference the most recent version of the Operational Guidelines for the
Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (2008). Currently, the Operational Guidelines are
being revised and will be approved by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in June
2011. An updated version of this manual will be published afterwards.
Free non-profit use/reproduction of this manual is encouraged, always quoting the original source.