World Heritage


IUCN’s work on World Heritage is managed by the World Heritage Programme, headquartered in Gland, Switzerland. We work in close collaboration with a network of World Heritage science advisers, World Heritage focal points in each of IUCN’s regional offices, the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP).

Contact details:

IUCN World Headquarters
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Phone: +41 (22) 999-0000
Fax: +41 (22) 999-0002

IUCN World Heritage Programme


Tim Badman

Tim Badman

Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme 




Peter Shadie

Peter Shadie

World Heritage Senior Adviser




Remco van MermRemco van Merm

World Heritage Conservation Officer

For queries related to World Heritage monitoring processes, or the conservation of natural and mixed World Heritage Sites in Asia, Central and West Africa, or the Arab States, contact



Elena Osipova

Elena Osipova

World Heritage Monitoring Officer

For queries related to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook, and the conservation of natural and mixed World Heritage Sites in Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Oceania, contact:



Mizuki MuraiMizuki Murai

World Heritage Monitoring Officer

For queries related to NGO engagement, and the conservation of natural and mixed World Heritage Sites in East and Southern Africa, Europe and North America, contact:



Christelle Perruchoud

Christelle Perruchoud

Evaluations and Operations Officer 

For queries on World Heritage nomination evaluations or the World Heritage Panel, contact:



Haifaa AbdulhalimHaifaa Abdulhalim

TABE’A Programme Manager

For queries related to natural World Heritage in the Arab States, contact:

Tabe’a programme:


Yichuan Shi

Yichuan Shi

GIS Analyst

For geospatial queries, contact: 



Célia ZwahlenCélia Zwahlen

World Heritage Communications Officer

For press, editorial, image or web-related queries, contact:



Matea Osti, Knowledge and Information OfficerMatea Osti

World Heritage Knowledge and Information Officer

For queries about the World Heritage Outlook website, or other knowledge products produced by the IUCN World Heritage Programme, contact:



Elena Perez Ojeda _World Heritage OfficerElena Perez Ojeda

World Heritage Officer




Eugene Jo, World Heritage Leadership CoordinatorEugene Jo

Programme Coordinator - World Heritage Leadership

For queries about the IUCN/ICCROM World Heritage Leadership programme, contact:



Johary RakotojoharyJohary Rakotojohary

Programme Finance Manager - IUCN Global Programme Operations Unit




Sue BothSue Both

Administrative Assistant - IUCN Global Programme Operations Unit






Bastian BertzkyBastian Bertzky

World Heritage Science Adviser







Cyril Kormos

Cyril Kormos

Vice-Chair for World Heritage, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas




Regional focal points


East Africa – IUCN East Africa Regional Office (Kenya)

Leo Niskanen

Technical Coordinator - Conservation Areas & Species Diversity


West and Central Africa – IUCN West and Central Africa Regional Office (Burkina Faso)

Youssouph Diedhiou

Protected Areas Officer


Latin America & the Caribbean – IUCN Mesoamerica Regional Office (Costa Rica)

José Courrau

Senior Officer, Protected Areas

Melissa Marín

Oficial Técnica (Cambio Climático)

Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (Bahrain)

Haifaa Abdulhalim

TABE’A Programme Manager, Arab States and West Asia

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