The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 will be launched on 2 December and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, will celebrate this important milestone. The webinar will facilitate questions and answers between the panellists and online participants.

Keynote speakers

Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for World Heritage, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Peter Shadie, Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme
Elena Osipova, Senior Monitoring Officer and lead author, IUCN World Heritage Programme


Two sessions will be held to cater for different time zones. Click on the links below to register.

Tuesday 8 December, 9:00-10:30 CET  (Nairobi 11:00; Bangkok 15:00; Sydney 19:00)

Tuesday 8 December, 17:00-18:30 CET (San Francisco 08:00; Quito 11:00; Dakar 16:00)


The IUCN World Heritage Outlook is IUCN’s independent assessment of natural World Heritage, updated every three years since 2014. The report for 2020 and updated Conservation Outlook Assessments for all natural World Heritage sites will be released on

With three sets of data over a six-year period now available, the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 provides an opportunity to identify evolving trends in the global status of natural World Heritage. It can serve as an indicator of the effectiveness of protected and conserved areas at a time when the international community seeks to measure progress towards global biodiversity targets and defines the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Voices on Outlook

See what people say about the IUCN World Heritage Outlook with this interview of Sue Lieberman of the Wildlife Conservation Society, partner of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook.