Become a Designation and join our network of sites across the UK

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Join a global network of UNESCO sites working together to create and sustain peace.

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What are the benefits of applying for UNESCO Accreditation?

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What are the benefits of applying to become a UNESCO Designation?

Recognised internationally as shorthand for high-quality, accreditation is the UNESCO ‘badge’ which demonstrates to a national and international audience that a place, item or location is unique and of global significance and interest. UNESCO designation status helps sites, landscapes, documents and academics throughout the United Kingdom, its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to fulfil their potential and promote peace and sustainable development in line with the ideals of UNESCO.

UNESCO status can generate value for sites in 3 main ways; Financial Value, Social and Cultural Value and to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Financial Value:
UNESCO helped UK affiliated institutions and bodies to attract at least £151 million in additional income from 2018 to 2019.

Social and Cultural Value:
UNESCO designation is both a recognised stamp of, and a mechanism to enhance, quality. By leveraging the powerful UNESCO brand and collaborating with the global UNESCO network, the UK’s affiliated institutions and bodies can access new programmes, partnerships and funding opportunities and influence key decision makers.

Sustainable Development:
UNESCO sites and projects are adding to the fulfilment of the SDGs in the UK and beyond through a diverse range of projects and programmes.