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03.07.2009
The 33rd World Heritage Committee session results

The World Heritage Committee holding its 33rd session has inscribed two new natural sites and 11 cultural sites on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Since it also withdrew one site - from the List, Dresden Elbe Valley (Germany), the List now numbers a total of 890 properties.

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30.06.2009
Decisions adopted at the 33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Seville, 22-30 June 2009) on Russia's World Heritage Properties

State of conservation of World Heritage Properties:

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05.06.2009
Publishing of Russian natural World Heritage sites booklets to continue

In 2009 the Fund plans to publish booklets about the "Virgin Komi Forests", "Golden Mountains of Altai" and "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". This publishing project, started in 2008 with the publication of a booklet "Volga Delta - potential World Heritage site", will cover all Russian Natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, Tentative List, and potential properties for inscription.

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26.05.2009
Agenda for 33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee in Seville

The World Heritage Committee will review state of conservation of 178 sites and 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.

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05.05.2009
Preparation of the "Ilmensky Mountains" World Heritage nomination dossier has started

Drafting has started of a dossier to nominate the Ilmensky State Nature Reserve for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The nomination process has been initiated by the Chelyabinsk Region Authority and supported by the RF Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The property was added to the RF Tentative List in August 2008.

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20.04.2009
33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee to meet from 22-30 June in Seville, Spain

The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 33rd session in Seville, Spain from 22-30 June. During the session, the Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List. The Committee is chaired by H. E. Mrs Maria Jesus San Segundo, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO.

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31.03.2009
50th anniversary of the Nubia Campaign

UNESCO, Egypt and Sudan have started commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nubia Campaign, a defining example of international solidarity when countries understood the universal nature of heritage and the universal importance of its conservation.

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20.03.2009
Workshop "Starlight Reserves and World Heritage - scientific cultural and environmental values"

The International Workshop and Expert Meeting "Starlight Reserves and World Heritage - scientific cultural and environmental values", was held in Fuerteventura, Spain, from 10-11 March 2009.

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19.02.2009
Workshop dedicated to the World Heritage Impact Assessment

The sixth workshop of the UNITAR Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites will be organized from 19 to 24 April 2009 in Hiroshima, Japan, focusing on issues surrounding the World Heritage Impact Assessment.

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11.02.2009
World Heritage Map 2008-2009

The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic Maps with support from the United Nations Foundation, can now be ordered for a modest fee from the World Heritage Centre website. All proceeds from sales of the maps will go toward the preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites.

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