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UNESCO begins meeting on new World Heritage candidates


Published on Jul 27, 2010

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is meeting in Brasilia this week, to review the status of World Heritage Sites across the world. The meeting is attended by 35 state parties who will present properties for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Three of those countries – Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Tajikistan – are applying for ht first time. Nine properties applied for an extension and 32 new properties in total were submitted for inscription on the World Heritage List this year: 6 natural, 24 cultural and 2 mixed. The Committee will also review the state of conservation of the 31 World Heritage properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger and may add to that list if circumstances require.

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