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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

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4 sites added to UNESCO’s 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, today inscribed one mixed, i.e. cultural and natural, site in Mexico, and three natural sites in China, France and South Africa. The Committee also approved the extension of a World Heritage site in the Russian Federation. The examination of nominations will continue in the afternoon.


The new World Heritage sites, in order of inscription, are:


Mixed sites: