Management guidelines for World Cultural Heritage sites

These guidelines are intended to provide advice and suggestions for implementing the intentions of the World Heritage Convention (1972). Actions to implement the management of World Heritage sites should be based upon the traditions and legislation of the State Party, which should review its legislation and update it if necessary.

The following chapters are included:

  • summary of the guiding principles;
  • general policy of the convention;
  • evaluation for conservation;
  • management of World Heritage sites;
  • management by resource projects;
  • maintenance programme;
  • staffing and personnel services;
  • treatments and authenticity;
  • urban planning and World Heritage towns;
  • visitors to World Heritage sites