World Heritage

  1. Introducao
    World Heritage is the designation for places on earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have according to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

  2. Outstanding Universal Value
    1. represent a masterpiece of human creative genius; or
    2. exhibit 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; or
    3. bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared; or
    4. be an outstanding example of a type of building or architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history; or
    5. be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement or land use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change; or
    6. be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance (the Committee considers that this criterion should justify inclusion in the List only in exceptional circumstances and in conjunction with other criteria cultural or natural).