The World Heritage Convention provides an international platform for safeguarding cultural and natural heritage, and a showcase for the diversity of African heritage. From vast deserts and forests with a variety of rare wildlife, to traces of past civilizations demonstrating human evolution and mastery of difficult terrain, the Africa region is a rich depository of natural and cultural history. The extent of its diversity reminds us of our common responsibility for its safeguarding for present and future generations. More remains to be discovered in this region.
Also available in the World Heritage series