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UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Engage with us in 3 steps


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with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre
in 3 steps

Engage Examples Numbers Our Partners Benefits Guidelines

Check if your proposal meets one or more of the following criteria
Increase public awareness, involvement in and support for World Heritage preservation
Demonstrate commitment
to engage in the preservation of cultural and natural World Heritage sites
Demonstrate readiness
to donate sustainable resources, funds and expertise

Fill out this form
and submit your proposal
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Meet with the World Heritage Centre’s Partnership Team

Examples of ways
in which you can partner

There are a number of ways in which Private Sector companies
can partner with the World Heritage Centre

Sponsor a site-specific project, such as sites inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger

Promote and fund World Heritage prestigious Programmes to strengthen long-term management practices

Support opportunities for Women’s Empowerment, Communities and Youth in the fields of heritage and creativity

Support World Heritage awareness-raising through press and TV campaigns, films, videos, social networks, publications, special events, exhibitions

Our Partners

Many companies already partner with
UNESCO in support of World Heritage preservation
See how by clicking on the logos


Our numbers

12 million
Over 12 million annual visits on UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s website
2.3 million
More than 2.3 million Followers/Fans/Likes on our social media accounts
Over 67,000 articles monitored in all media sources mentioning “UNESCO”
193 Countries have ratified the World Heritage Convention
1073 World Heritage sites have been inscribed

Why engage with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre?


Support the World Heritage List, The reference for recognizing the world’s cultural and natural heritage with outstanding universal value


Unite with a prestigious agency of the United Nations and a unique Convention

International community

Join the international conservation community

Boost motivation

Boost your employee’s motivation through hands-on experience in UNESCO’s activities

Be part of

Be part of a select group of partners and supporters of World Heritage

Enhance visibility

Enhance your visibility on the international scene

Increase Ranking

Increase your search engine ranking by associating your company to a reliable and authoritative source of information about World Heritage sites

Customers’ reach

Increase your customers’ reach

Corporate Strategy Partner Benefits

Inspire your employees by engaging in a valuable corporate citizenship goal

Use of UNESCO’s World Heritage logo in your communication materials and publications developed within the partnership

Access to UNESCO’s data, site descriptions, geolocalized content, photos, publications and other valuable material

Company’s name and description featured in the list of Partners on the World Heritage Centre’s partners page

Attendance at  events at UNESCO Headquarters and other regional and international events worldwide including the annual World Heritage Committee sessions

More than 1,300 high-level participants, including Ministers, Ambassadors, States Parties’ representatives, Advisory Bodies, Conservation Experts and NGOs attend the World Heritage Committee sessions, together with press and media professionals from all over the world

Access to press conferences and special VIP World Heritage events, such as Business roundtables, exhibitions and other prestigious events

Partnership activities advertised on social media

Articles on the partnership published on the e-Newsletter of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and by UNESCO’s media partners

The “World Heritage Information” is regularly sent to over 95,000 members

For high value and strategic partnerships, creation of a co-branded Partner-UNESCO logo in different languages


UNESCO’s framework for partnership with businesses is based upon the guidelines on a principle-based approach to the Cooperation between the United Nations and the business sector 

Please note that UNESCO will not engage with businesses that are complicit in human rights abuses, tolerate forced or compulsory labor or the use of child labor, are involved in the armament, weapon, alcohol, gambling or tobacco businesses or that otherwise do not meet relevant obligations or responsibilities required by the United Nations


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