The 44th enlarged session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be held online from July 16 to 31 from China.
This new session will combine the work in progress and the questions left unanswered since last year, due to the postponement of this annual meeting following the Covid-19 pandemic, indicates, in a statement, the UN organization based in Paris.
On July 16, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will participate in the opening of the session, during which the Committee will examine in particular the state of conservation of 255 sites already inscribed on the World Heritage List, including 53 are also on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
From July 24, the World Heritage Committee will begin to inscribe the proposed sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, starting with the nominations that could not be examined last year, specifies -your.
To date, the World Heritage Committee has inscribed 1,121 sites in 167 countries on the World Heritage List.
Composed of representatives from 21 States Parties that have ratified the World Heritage Convention, the Committee is responsible for the implementation of the Convention.