ICCROM was named in the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention) as one of the three advisory bodies to the World Heritage Committee. ICCROM and ICOMOS are responsible for cultural heritage matters, while IUCN deals with issues related to natural heritage. The role of the three organizations is to advise the Committee on the implementation of the Convention, assist in the preparation of the Committee’s work, and aid in the development and implementation of strategic orientations identified by the Committee.
All three advisory bodies are involved in monitoring the state of conservation of properties on the World Heritage List, providing technical advice, reviewing requests for international assistance, and taking part in the continued scientific development of the Convention. ICCROM continues to play a role in the Periodic Reporting process and the revision of the Operational Guidelines. It will continue to provide advice directly to States Parties to the Convention as well as to the World Heritage Committee and World Heritage Centre on all issues pertaining to the Convention.
27 January, 2012