Can the UN declare an area protected, or is it up to each country?



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    I’m assuming you’re referring to the United Nations’ UNESCO World Heritage program. To be designated as a World Heritage Site, the place needs to be nominated by the country that owns it after it signs the World Heritage Convention. The site is then evaluated by three international advisory bodies and then finally by the intergovernmental World Heritage Committee to see whether it meets the requirements – at least one of ten current criteria.

    So basically, UN can do it only after the country itself designates a protected area.

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