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Committee to inscribe sites nominated for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Committee will furthermore examine the state of conservation of 157 sites already on the World Heritage List.


UNESCO 14 Jun 2018, 05:32 PM
  • The site of Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System may be removed from that list. (Image Credit: NPS)

The World Heritage Committee will inscribe some of the 30 sites nominated for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its forthcoming meeting in Manama under the chair of Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain from 24 June to 4 July.

The proposed additions to the World Heritage List number five natural sites, including one extension to a site already inscribed, three mixed sites (i.e. both natural and cultural) and 22 cultural sites. The advisory bodies’ evaluation of the proposed sites are available online and the debates of the session will be webcast.

The Committee will furthermore examine the state of conservation of 157 sites already on the World Heritage List. Fifty-four of those sites is also on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The following site will be examined with a view to deleting it from the World Heritage List:

  • Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz (Uzbekistan)

 The following sites are slated for inclusion on the List of World Heritage in Danger:

  • Lake Turkana National Parks (Kenya)
  • Kathmandu Valley  (Nepal)
  • Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Pakistan)

The site of Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize), currently on the List of World Heritage in Danger, may be removed from that list due to improvements in its conservation.

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