UNESCO - The World Heritage List
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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
Brazil / Brasil - Ouro Preto: Cidade Colonial - Minas Gerais - UNESCO world heritage - patrimonio da humanidade (photo by M.Torres) 1980 Historic Town of Ouro Preto 1999 Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Brazil / Brasil - Olinda (Pernambuco): Igreja da Sé - Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda - Unesco World Heritage site - patrimonio da humanidade (photo by Francisca Rigaud) 1982 Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda 1999 Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
Brazil / Brasil - São Salvador da Bahia / SSA (Bahia) : Historic Centre - colonial charm / encanto colonial - Unesco world heritage site  / patrimonio da humanidade (photo by N.Cabana) 1985 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia 1999 Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves
1985 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas 2000 Pantanal Conservation Area
Brazil / Brasil - Foz do Iguaçu (Parana): Brazilian part of Iguaçu falls - Unesco world heritage site (photo by N.Cabana) 1986 Iguaçu National Park 2001 Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Brazil / Brasil - Brasilia / BSB (DF): dome (the Senate), and the saucer (the Congress) - Congresso Nacional - arquitecto: Oscar Niemeyer - Unesco world heritage site - patrimonio da humanidade (photo by M.Alves) 1987 Brasilia ilha de Fernando Noronha: aproximação - Unesco world heritage site / patrimonio da humanidade  (foto: Captain Peter) 2001 Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
1991 Serra da Capivara National Park 2001 Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
1997 Historic Centre of São Luis Brazil / Brasil - Amazonas / Solimões river: sunrise (photo by B.Cloutier) 2003 Central Amazon Conservation Complex (including Jaú National Park, classified in 2000)
Jointly with Argentina:
1984 Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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