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The World Heritage Sites Network includes cultural and natural sites considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. The 1,157 Heritage Sites reflect the diversity of people in 167 countries. The signatory states of the World Heritage Convention protect and promote these exceptional sites. 

The Network in Canada

Parks Canada is responsible for implementing the World Heritage Convention in Canada, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO supports its promotion. To date, 22 unique historic sites and national or provincial parks of exceptional heritage value are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Eight other proposed Canadian sites meet World Heritage Committee criteria, and have a good chance of being added to the List in the next few years.

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