UNESCO and the World Heritage

“The Governments of the States Parties to this Constitution on behalf of their peoples declare: that since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed”.

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education the Sciences and Culture. The Constitution of UNESCO, signed on 16 November 1945, came into force on 4 November 1946.

UNESCO promotes access to quality education.
It builds intercultural understanding through the protection and safeguarding of World Heritage Sites.

It promotes scientific cooperation and protects freedom of expression and the protection of human dignity.

UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030.

The World Heritage List

The Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. 

The identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations are among the main mission of UNESCO.

Registration on the World Heritage List includes monuments, agglomerations or entire sites (works of man and nature) characterized by the Outstanding Universal Value.

The General Conference of UNESCO adopted in 2003, at its 32nd session, the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Convention seek to document, promote, protect and enhance the intangible cultural heritage and is is one of the major instruments for developing activities for the promotion of cultural diversity.

The Convention intended to extend protection to all those practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills, as well as tools, artifacts, objects, and cultural spaces associated, that communities, groups and, in some cases even individuals, recognize as an integral part of their assets.

World Heritage List

List of Intangible Cultural heritage

World Heritage List –  Italy

World Heritage Properties in Lazio Region:

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Lazio Region:

Tentative list:

In the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the Convention are reported the procedures for registration to the list.