IUCN at #42WHC


42nd session of the World Heritage Committee, 24 June-4 July 2018, Manama, Bahrain

Look back at IUCN's updates on #42WHC on Twitter. The 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting was live-streamed and recorded. All official documents are issued by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre.

Each year, IUCN experts attend the annual session of the World Heritage Committee, and make recommendations on all matters related to natural World Heritage. The Committee discusses and makes decisions based on these recommendations.

Composed of representatives from the 21 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, the Committee is the governing body on World Heritage. IUCN is the advisory body on nature.



Official event websites






DocumentsOfficial documents

IUCN 2018 recommendations

All official documents related to #42WHC

Mission reports for consideration at #42WHC

Committee decisions database


Live webcastVideo recordings and images

Look back at the Committee debates through the video records.

Browse images of the event through the organisers' photo galleries.





Three events will take place in Bahrain ahead and during the Committee meeting

Young Heritage Professionals Forum: 17-26 June

World Heritage Site Managers Forum: 20-28 June

5th International NGO Forum on World Heritage: 22-23 June


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