Theme: World Heritage Serial Nominations and the Vital Role of Comparative Analysis
Date: 22 - 26 April 2013
Location: Hiroshima, Japan

The 2013 Workshop of this successful UNITAR Series, entitled World Heritage Serial Nominations and the Vital Role of Comparative Analysis, examines in detail the expectations and requirements needed to effectively address this essential part of World Heritage nominations. The comparative analysis helps demonstrate there is scope in the World Heritage List for inclusion of a nominated property, and it is a vital part of understanding the potential Outstanding Universal Value of a property. Serial properties are an increasingly common form of nomination, and the comparative analysis in such cases presents additional challenges which must be addressed. 

Lectures will be delivered by representatives of UNITAR, UNESCO, IUCN, and ICOMOS, and will include:

  • Principles and Objectives of the World Heritage Convention
  • The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
  • World Heritage Nomination and Evaluation Processes: From Tentative List to Committee’s Decision
  • Identifying and Defining Potential Outstanding Universal Value: The Importance Of Comparative Analysis
  • Criteria for the Assessment of Outstanding Universal Value
  • Preparing a Comparative Analysis
  • The Nomination Format
  • Writing and Preparing the Nomination File

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