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42nd World Heritage Committee


Beautiful view of Bahrain Fort at blue hour, a part of UNESCO World Heritage
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The World Heritage Committee will inscribe some of the 29 sites nominated for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its forthcoming meeting in Manama(Bahrein) under the chair of Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain from 24 June to 4 July.

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Media contacts: UNESCO Press Service

Agnès Bardon, +33 1 45 68 17 64 (Paris), in Manama, starting June 23rd: +33 6 80 24 13 56
Lucía Iglesias, +33 1 45 68 17 02 (Paris), in Manama, starting June 23rd: +33 6 80 24 07 29

In Focus

World Heritage Committee has inscribed a total of 19 sites on World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since 24 June under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain, ended today. The next session of the World Heritage Committee will be in Baku, Azerbaijan.

During the session, the Committee inscribed 19 sites on the World Heritage List (13 cultural sites, three natural and three mixed sites, i.e. both natural and cultural). It also approved the extension of one natural site. The World Heritage List now numbers 1092 sites in 167 countries.