A tentative list is the national proposed list of cultural and natural monuments of the individual contracting states of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage ( World Heritage Convention ), which contains the objects that the state should propose to the World Heritage Committee for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List intended.
The term tentative list is an anglicism . The translation of the language service of the Federal Foreign Office reads the list of proposals : "The list of proposals is a list of the goods which are located in the territory of a contracting state and which it considers suitable for entry in the list of the world's heritage."
Position in the proceedings
Member States may at UNESCO Tentative Lists ( English tentative lists submitted to the to ten years provided over the next five proposals for inclusion in the World Heritage List). For a maximum of two of the sites that have been on such a list for one year, a state can apply to the World Heritage Committee for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Applications can only be submitted by the respective state by February 1st of each year. At the same time, the state undertakes to maintain the monuments. The applications are then checked, and in the following year the World Heritage Committee decides whether the site should be included in the World Heritage List.
As of 2020, the World Heritage Committee had tentative lists of 185 of the 194 signatory states to the World Heritage Convention. The remaining nine contracting states do not have a tentative list, either because they have not yet submitted such a list or because the sites on a previously submitted list have been designated as World Heritage Sites, rejected by UNESCO or withdrawn by the respective state.
In Germany , the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) creates a uniform German tentative list. Due to the cultural sovereignty of the federal states , the contributions come from the individual federal states , where appropriate proposals are examined beforehand by the ministry responsible for monument protection .
- List of UNESCO World Heritage : In the overview articles linked there on the world heritage of individual states, the sites entered on the tentative list of the respective state are listed. For the (at least partially) German-speaking countries, see in particular tentative lists for Germany - Austria - Switzerland - Luxembourg - Belgium .
- UNESCO commissions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg (ed.): World Heritage Manual. Handbook for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Germany, Austria and Switzerland . 2nd edition, Bonn 2009.
- Admission procedure to the World Heritage on the website of the German UNESCO Commission
- Tentative list for other German World Heritage sites on the website of the German UNESCO Commission
- Tentative lists on the website of the World Heritage Committee with subpages for the tentative lists of the individual states
- Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. In: www.unesco.de. German UNESCO Commission, accessed on March 17, 2017 (official German translation from the Federal Law Gazette).
- See World Heritage Manual, pp. 191, 218ff.
- Guidelines for the Implementation of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage , No. 62 - WHC. 08/01 of January 2008. In: World Heritage Manual , p. 218.
- Guidelines for the Implementation of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage , No. 63 - WHC. 08/01 of January 2008. In :. World Heritage Manual, p. 219.
- Admission procedure. In: www.unesco.de. German Commission for UNESCO, accessed on March 17, 2017 .
- Admission procedure. In: World Heritage Lexicon at www.unesco.de. German Commission for UNESCO, accessed on March 17, 2017 .