Does the name of your World Heritage Site, submitted at the time of World Heritage inscription sound too complicated? Or does it not really point at the Outstanding Univseral Value of the property? Do you consider the official translation used in English or French inappropriate? Then it is perhaps the right time to apply for a name change.
Name changes are not very complicated in the World Heritage procedures. However, they need to be well-reasoned and properly documented. think heritage! offers assistance in the reasoning and compilation of documentation to apply for a new name to your World Heritage property. The official approval of the World Heritage Committee can be reached within a few months if the documentation is submitted according to the relevant deadlines. Preparation time for the documentation for a name change usually does not exceed 2 months.