UNESCO World Heritage refers to sites registered on the World Heritage List. In November 1972, UNESCO adopted the "Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage" in the General Conference during its seventeenth session. Under the Convention, the World Heritage committee established a World Heritage List that includes cultural and natural heritage with outstanding value whose conservation is recognized to be in the interest of all humanity.
As of November 2018, Korea has twelve cultural heritage sites and one natural heritage site. Apart from this, UNESCO also has separate programs called "Intangible Heritage of Humanity" and "Memory of the World." In Korea, there are twenty and sixteen of them respectively.