UNESCO to consider new sites on its World Heritage List; Egypt Today


Poland – Historic Centre of Kraków

CAIRO – 3 July 2017: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on its World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already on the list during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee from July 2-12.

The session will also discuss issues like the Palestinian motion to deny Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem and the level of protection Poland gives its pristine Bialowieza forest.

The world heritage committee convenes in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland that was among the first 12 sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. The committee includes representatives of 21 state parties to the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage elected by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

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