The World Heritage Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List when it meets for its 33rd session in Seville, Spain, from 22 to 30 June.
During this year’s session – to be chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO – 35 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention will present properties for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Three of those countries – Burkina Faso, Cape Verde and Kyrgyzstan – have no properties inscribed on the World Heritage List to date.
Thirty new properties in total were submitted for inscription on the World Heritage List this year: 4 natural, 23 cultural and 3 mixed (i.e. both natural and cultural) properties, including 4 transnational nominations. In addition, 7 extensions to properties already listed have been proposed (see list below).
NATURAL PROPERTIES SUBMITTED FOR INSCRIPTION TO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST
- The Wadden Sea (Germany and the Netherlands);
- The Dolomites (Italy);
- Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (extension to the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, the Philippines);
- Korean Cretaceous Dinosaur Coast (Republic of Korea);
- Lena Pillars Nature Park (Russian Federation).
CULTURAL PROPERTIES SUBMITTED FOR INSCRIPTION TO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST
- The Architectural and Urban Work of Le Corbusier (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland);
- City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg (Extension to the City of Graz Historic Centre, Austria);
- Tangible Spiritual Heritage of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk (Belarus);
- Stoclet House (Belgium);
- Cultural property of the historic town of Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina);
- Gold Route in Paraty and its Landscape (Brazil);
- The Ruins of Loropéni (Burkina Faso);
- Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande (Cape Verde);
- Historic monuments of Mount Songshan (China);
- Historic town of Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire);
- Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulčice – Church of St Margaret of Antioch at Kopčany (Czech Republic and Slovakia);
- The Causses and the Cévennes (France);
- From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the production of open-pan salt (Extension to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, France);
- Schwetzingen – A Prince Elector’s Summer Residence – Garden Design and Freemasonic Allusions (Germany);
- Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System – Bridges, dams, canals, buildings and watermills from ancient time to present (Iran);
- The Triple-arch Gate at Dan (Israel);
- Italia Langobardorum. Places of power and worship (568-774 A.D., Italy);
- Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain (Kyrgyzstan);
- The Mercury and Silver Binomial on the Intercontinental Camino Real. Almadén, Idrija and San Luis Potosí (Mexico, Slovenia and Spain);
- Mehrgarh, Rehman Dheri and Harappa as an extension to the Indus Valley Civilization Sites (Extension to the Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro, Pakistan);
- Sacred City of Caral-Supe (Peru);
- Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (Republic of Korea);
- Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery (Extension to the Churches of Moldavia, Romania);
- Levoča and the Work of Master Paul in Spiš (Extension to Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments, Slovakia);
- Tower of Hercules (Spain);
- Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya (Extension of the Sacred City of Kandy, Sri Lanka);
- Farms and Villages in Hälsingland (Sweden);
- La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Clock-making town planning (Switzerland);
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (United Kingdom).
MIXED PROPERTIES SUBMITTED FOR INSCRIPTION TO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST
- Mount Wutai (China);
- Lonjsko Polje Nature Park – A Living Landscape and the Floodplain Ecosystem of the Central Sava Basin (Croatia);
- The Cultural Landscape Orheuil Vechi (Republic of Moldova).
Please note that States Parties can withdraw a nomination request before the start of the Committee meeting.