Azerbaijan ratified the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on 16 December 1993. The UNESCO World Heritage list includes two names of Azerbaijan sights:
– the fortified city of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and the Maiden Tower. 12th–15th century (No. 958)
– Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. Middle Stone Age (No. 1076).
Further 7 historic and 3 natural sights of Azerbaijan are applying to be entered in the UNESCO World Heritage list.