US National Park Service and World Heritage
In the United States of America, the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks has responsibility for directing and coordinating participation in the World Heritage Convention. The National Park Service’s Office of International Affairs provides technical staff support to the Assistant Secretary in this regard (Public Law 96-515; 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.; 36CFR73). This work includes coordinating preparation of US nominations to the World Heritage List (which are submitted through the US Department of State), maintenance and updating of the US World Heritage Tentative List, submission of periodic reports on the condition of World Heritage sites in the United States to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, providing information and assistance to the public and to site representatives, and contributing to the United States’ positions on matters of World Heritage policy, in coordination with the State Department. The Office of International Affairs also...
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