Outstanding Universal Value
Statement of Outstanding Universal Value
The Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site lies at the core of its inscription and Management Plan.
Attributes of Outstanding Universal Value
The UNESCO concept of 'Outstanding Universal Value' (OUV) can be difficult to get to grips with if one is unfamiliar with it so a brief explanation is given here. The Attributes of Outstanding Universal Value help us to better understand the significance of the World Heritage Site.
Monitoring the World Heritage Site
One of the key management responsibilities of a World Heritage Site is monitoring the site to ensure that its Outstanding Universal Value is maintained. UNESCO's Operational Guidelines require the submission of periodic reports to assess the state of conservation of the World Heritage Sites as well as focus future activities and funds.