41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee #41WHC @UNESCO
41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee

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July 2-12, 2017 Kraków, Poland hosts the 41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee. The event is 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.


  • 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

  • Confirming: Is #41whc the hashtag for the event?

Key Links

http://whc.unesco.org - @unesco
http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/41COM - http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/41COM/documents

Bureau Members
Chairperson: Mr Jacek Purchla (Poland)

Rapporteur: Mr Muhammad Juma (United Republic of Tanzania)

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

Committee Members
  • List
  • Mandates

Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

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