Delegates from over 100 governments met last month in Doha during the 38th World Heritage Committee meeting to take decisions on new and existing World Heritage sites. As usual, IUCN experts were there to give advice on natural World Heritage and the action needed to assure its conservation. The outcomes of the meeting are now available online in English and French.
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The new IUCN World Heritage Outlook is released to the IUCN network today ahead of its official launch at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting next month. This innovative knowledge tool will provide for the first time assessments of all 222 sites inscribed on the World Heritage List for their natural Outstanding Universal Value.
IUCN’s evaluations of 10 sites nominated to obtain World Heritage status are now public ahead of the upcoming World Heritage Committee meeting. In addition, the first batch of State of Conservation reports, prepared jointly by IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, has been released.

Results from the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 – an update of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 – will be presented at UNESCO’s 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee, taking place from 24 June to 4 July in Manama, Bahrain. The event will also be the occasion to launch translations into