World Heritage Committee has inscribed a total of 19 sites on World Heritage List

Manama (Bahrain), 04 July—The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since 24 June under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain, ended today. The next session çof the World Heritage Committee will be in Baku, Azerbaijan.

 

During the session, the Committee inscribed 19 sites on the World Heritage List (13 cultural sites, three natural and two mixed sites, i.e. both natural and cultural). It also approved the extension of one natural site. The World Heritage List now numbers 1092 sites in 167 countries.

 

Newly inscribed cultural sites :

Natural sites:

Mixed sites:

Extension:

Bikin River Valley (Russian Federation)

Also during the session, the Committee decided to inscribe Lake Turkana National Parks (Kenya) on the List of World Heritage in Danger, and removed the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize) from that list of properties whose outstanding universal value is under threat.

 

A side event, during the session showcased UNESCO’s Revive the Spirit of Mosul initiative launched in February to rebuild and give new life to the second largest city in Iraq, much of which was destroyed between 2014 and 2017.

 

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Photo gallery:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/newproperties/?date=2018&mode=list&

B-roll:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/new-inscriptions

Media contacts:

Lucía Iglesias Kuntz, UNESCO Media Section, l.iglesias@unesco.org, +33 (0) 6 80 24 07 29

Agnès Bardon, UNESCO Media Section, a.bardon@unesco.org, +33 (0) 6 80 24 13 56

 

All the documents pertaining to the work of the Committee are available online:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/42com/documents/

 

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