A unesco world heritage site is a place that is listed by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco as of special cultural or physical significance. World heritage committee 2019.
The world heritage committee inscribed five new sites on unescos world heritage list this afternoon.
Unesco world heritage sites list 2019. This years theme for the world heritage volunteers whv 2019 campaign is empowering commitment to world heritagefor its twelfth year 68 action camp projects will be implemented at 62 world heritage properties and sites inscribed on the tentative lists from june to december 2019 by 55 organizations in 36 countries. Site inscribed on the list of world heritage in danger cultural site natural site mixed site order world heritage list wall map. Media around the world publish thousands of articles about it every year and countries invest a great deal of work and money to get sites inscribed on unescos world heritage.
Seven cultural sites inscribed on unescos world heritage list saturday 6 july 2019 five sites inscribed on unescos world heritage list friday 5 july 2019 world heritage committee to meet in baku azerbaijan to examine inscription of new sites on world heritage list friday 21 june 2019. Unesco has been adding sites to the world heritage list since 1978 when the first 12 sites including the galapagos islands in ecuador yellowstone national park in the united states and the. Inscribed into the list of world heritage sites in india by unesco in 1993 these complex monuments are among the popular sites in delhi.
The world heritage committee inscribed 29 new sites on unescos world heritage list during its 43rd session which took place in baku the capital of azerbaijan from 30 june to 10 july under the chair of abulfas garayev minister of culture of azerbaijan. General assembly 22 st ga unesco paris 2019 21 st ga unesco paris 2017 about world heritage the convention convention text. The list is maintained by the international world heritage programme administered by the unesco world heritage.
Natural and cultural site in brazil and two cultural sites in burkina faso and iraq. General assembly 22 st ga unesco paris 2019 21 st ga unesco paris 2017. The main feature of the complex is the red sandstone tower qutb minar which rises to a height of over 72 meters.
A large format full colour map is available in english french and spanish. Site inscribed on the list of world heritage in danger cultural site natural site mixed site order world heritage list wall map. World heritage attracts and fascinates.
Among them are two natural sites one in france and one in iceland a mixed ie.