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World Heritage Day 2020


World Heritage day

The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. Each year has a theme, for example sustainable tourism in 2017 and rural landscapes in 2019.


Here's World Heritage list

The united nations educational, scentific and cultural organization is a specielized agency of the united nations(UN) based in paris.

It's declaired perpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rides along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations charter.

UNESCO has 193 member states and 11 associate memebers.


Agra Fort (1983)

Ajanta Caves (1983)

Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi(1989)

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)

Churches and Convents of Goa(1986)

Elephanta Caves (1987)

Ellora Caves (1983)

Fatehpur Sikri (1986)

Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)

Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)

Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)

Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (1993)

Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)

Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)

Red Fort Complex (2007)

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)

Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)

Taj Mahal (1983)

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010) Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)


Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)

Kaziranga National Park (1985)

Keoladeo National Park (1985)

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National

Sundarbans National Park (1987)

Western Ghats(2012)


Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)


World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been
inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and
inspiration.These are legally protected by international treaties.

The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.

As of July 2018, a total of 1,092 World Heritage Sites (845 cultural, 209 natural, and 38 mixed properties) exist across 167 countries. Italy, with 54 sites, has the most of any country, followed by China (53), Spain (47), France (44), Germany (44),
India (37), and Mexico (35)

                      CULTURAL CRITERIA

  • “It Represents a masterpiece of human creative genius and cultural significance"

  • “Exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design"

  • “To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared"

  • “It is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history"

  • “It is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change"

  • “It is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance"


  • “It contains superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance"

  • “It is an outstanding example representing major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or  significant geomorphic or physiographic features"

  • “It is an outstanding example representing significant on-going ecological and _ biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems, and communities of plants and animals"

  • “It contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point ofview of science or conservation"

2020’s International Day for Monuments and Sites, aka World Heritage Day is April 18. This year’s global celebration hosted by ICOMOS invites participants to explore the idea of sharing—and its counterpoints, contestation and resistance—in relation to cultures, heritage, and responsibility.
Given the current global outbreak of Covid-19 and the containment measures in different countries around the world, ICOMOS encourages you to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites in compliance with instructions from local and national authorities so as to ensure the safety of participants.

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