During the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, 34 properties were inscribed, 3 properties were extended. The new properties include 29 cultural and 5 natural sites
The session was held online and chaired by China from Fuzhou. The World Heritage Committee examined nominations submitted in 2020, as that session was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in 2021.
The Great Spa Towns of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment) (Austria, Germany, Slovakia)
Colonies of Benevolence (Belgium, Netherlands)
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil)
It is the first modern tropical garden to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. Situated west of Rio de Janeiro, the project was developed over more than 40 years by landscape architect and artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) to create a “living work of art” and a “landscape laboratory” using native plants and drawing on Modernist ideas.
Sudanese style mosques in northern Côte d’Ivoire
Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China (China)
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles (Italy)
Cordouan Lighthouse (France)
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (Germany)
Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana (India)
Trans-Iranian Railway, Islamic Republic of Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Dutch Water Defence Lines, inscribed as an extension to the World Heritage site of Defence Line of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex (Peru)
The site of Roșia Montană Mining Landscape (Romania) was inscribed simultaneously on the List of World Heritage in Danger, pending the removal of threats to its integrity posed by possible mining activities.
Ḥimā Cultural Area (Saudi Arabia)
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences (Spain)
Arslantepe Mound (Turkey)
The work of engineer Eladio Dieste: Church of Atlántida (Uruguay)
Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region (Chile)
Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera (France)
ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (Germany)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Lower German Limes, (Germany, Netherlands)
Dholavira: a Harappan City (India)
Petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea (Russian Federation)
The Porticoes of Bologna (Italy)
Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan
As-Salt – The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality (Jordan)
Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat
(Islamic Republic of Iran)
The works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana – Human Centred Urban Design (Slovenia)
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales (UK)
The Franciscan Ensemble of the Monastery and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tlaxcala was inscribed as an extension of the World Heritage property of Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl (Mexico)
Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, Northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (Japan)
Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands (Georgia)
Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (Thailand)
Ivindo National Park (Gabon)
Extension to Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (in Bosnia Herzegovina, Czechia, France, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland)
Salonga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger, as the Committee recognized sufficient improvements in the state of conservation.
The World Heritage Committee also took the exceptional and rare decision to delete Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (UK) from the World Heritage List due to the irreversible loss of the attributes for which it had been inscribed.
Now, the total number of sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage is 1154.The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee will take place in Kazan (Russian Federation) from 19- 30 June 2022, under the chair of Alexander Kuznetsov.
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