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41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee

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July 2-12, 2017 Kraków, Poland hosted the 41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee. The event was notable for several reasons, starting with the adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments.

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http://whc.unesco.org - @unesco
http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/41COM - http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/41COM/documents
http://www.41whckrakow2017.pl - @info_whc

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  • Will the session be livestreamed?

Yes, on http://whc.unesco.org in the original, English and French versions. Videos of each half-day session will be uploaded to the World Heritage Centre’s website and that of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee the day after the respective sessions. These videos may be used by media representatives. http://whc.unesco.org/include/tool_stream.cfm

  • Will pictures of the nominated sites be provided to the press?

Yes, pictures of the nominated sites are available at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/newproperties They may be used for non-commercial purposes by media representatives.

  • Will videos of the newly inscribed sites be provided to the press?

Videos of some sites will be made available after the inscription of a site at: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/multimedia/news-videos/b-roll

  • Where can I find important documents of the session?

All working documents are available online at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/41COM/documents



Proposed sites and extensions (alphabetically, by region and site):

  • Complexe W-Arly-Pendjari (extension) – proposed by Benin and Burkina Faso
  • Mole National Park – proposed by Ghana
  • Bhitarkanika Conservation Area – proposed by India
  • Landscapes of Dauria (referral) – proposed by Mongolia and Russia
  • Qinghai Hoh Xil – proposed by China
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (extension) – proposed by Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine
  • Sila National Park – proposed by Italy
  • Los Alerces National Park – proposed by Argentina
  • Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica (mixed site) – proposed by Mexico

Bureau Members
Chairperson: Mr Jacek Purchla (Poland)

Rapporteur: Mr Muhammad Juma (United Republic of Tanzania)

Vice-Chairpersons: Angola, Kuwait, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea

State of Conservation Reports


Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
State of conservation report by the State Party / Rapport de l'Etat partie sur l'état de conservation

Tanzania: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
State of conservation report by the State Party / Rapport de l'Etat partie sur l'état de conservation

Mission Reports


Nepal: Report on the IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to Chitwan National Park (Nepal), 14-21 March 2016


other headlines


Burrup Peninsula Aboriginal rock art could be given World Heritage status

Who's Who?
Jose Manuel Rodriguez
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/worldwide/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/peru/ …

About the forum

At a time where the World Heritage List includes over 1.000 properties and a global territory of over 276 million hectares under protection, greater comprehension of the World Heritage decision-making process among site-managers becomes crucial for more effective protection of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). It allows the Convention to fulfil its potential as a tool and catalyst for World Heritage protection and heritage protection in general. At the same time, future improvements to the World Heritage decision-making procedures must build on and respond to greater engagement of those dealing with World Heritage on a day-to-day basis. The Forum is designed for participants selected from World Heritage sites for which a State of Conservation (SOC) report has been prepared and presented for decision making at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee. Participants should be able to demonstrate their involvement in on-going management activities of World Heritage properties that they represent. Applications will be called through the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, and the States Parties will be requested to submit up to three applications. Participants, preferably one per State Party, will be finally selected by the Host Country, in consultation with Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre.

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