"Americans may think we have complete sovereignty over National Parks, Monuments, and other places of historical or geographical value within our own borders. The truth is shocking. In 1972 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) drew up a treaty called The Convention Concerning Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. UNESCO's official website says, "World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located." Um, no!