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World Heritage: Canada

A Global Strategy for World Heritage

The World Heritage Committee adopted a Global Strategy for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention in 1994. This strategy plays an important role in determining which sites should be included on national Tentative Lists. It seeks to increase the types of heritage inscribed on the World Heritage List, as well as the regional and biogeographical representation of this heritage. The Global Strategy takes the form of an action program designed to identify the major gaps relating to the types of properties, regions of the world, cultures, periods, themes, and biogeographical provinces.

Numerous regional thematic meetings and thematic studies have been undertaken since 1994 and significant progress has been made. Conclusions presented to the World Heritage Committee have led to the development of broad guidelines to improve the balance and diversity of the World Heritage List. The Global Strategy continues to serve as a catalyst for enhancing the representativity of world heritage.