The World Heritage Center although located in Paris has its own World Heritage Committee which provides oversight for the program implementing the World Heritage Convention.
Other centers under the auspices of UNESCO and its culture program are:
- International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations (IISNC), Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
- International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS), Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
- International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Rome, Italy.
- Nordic World Heritage Foundation, Oslo, Norway.