The World Heritage Convention


The most significant feature of the 1972 World Heritage Convention is that it links together in a single document the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. The Convention recognizes the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two.

New applicants for inclusion in the World Heritage List (01.03.2021)

Talgar ancient settlement – which belongs to the World Heritage sites (2014-2017)

Pardon Us, World Heritage or Ecocide for Personal Gain (January 22, 2008).



Text of the World Heritage Convention (

Report on the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to the Kazakstan section of the « Silk roads: the routes network of Chang’antianshan corridor » (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) (c 1442) from 31 October to 9 November 2016