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39th Session of World Heritage Committee Concludes
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39th Session of World Heritage Committee Concludes

The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, which was held in Bonn as of June 30, came to a close on July 8.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee announced that its 40th session will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, between July 10 and July 20, the committee announced via a statement on their website, ISNA reported.
During this year’s session, the committee, chaired by Maria Bohmer, minister of state at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed 24 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
It also added three world heritage sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger and took one off the list.
The Old Walled City of Shibam and the Old City of Sana’a in Yemen, along with Hatra in Iraq, were added to the organization’s endangered list. Lost Katios National Park in Colombia, which was added to the list in 2009, was taken off.
Two Iranian sites, the historical city of Susa in Khuzestan Province and the Cultural Landscape of Meymand in Kerman Province, were inscribed on the World Heritage List, increasing the country’s UNESCO-listed sites to 19.
The new inscriptions bring to 1,031 the number of sites in 163 countries inscribed on the World Heritage List.

 

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