The World Heritage Site Managers Forum 2018 will be held in Manama
on June 21 through 28.
Considering that the World Heritage List includes over 1.000
properties and a global territory of over 276 million hectares under its
protection, increased understanding of the World Heritage decision-making
processes among site managers has become crucial in order to achieve more
effective protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of World Heritage
Such improved understand will allow the Convention to fulfill its
potential as a tool and catalyst for World Heritage protection and heritage protection
At the same time, future improvements to the World Heritage decision-making procedures must build on and respond to greater engagement of those dealing with World Heritage on a day-to-day basis. Strong bridges should be built between the procedural core of the World Heritage system and its outer segments – those in the field whose daily work to safeguard Outstanding Universal Value constitute the real expression of the Convention.
In this context, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Host Country of the 42nd
session of the World Heritage Committee, will continue the “World Heritage Site
Managers Forum” initiated by Poland during the 41st session of the Committee in
2017, to unite representatives from World Heritage properties with those at the
heart of World Heritage procedures.