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27.10.2016
The World Heritage Committee continued its work from 24 to 26 October 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

The World Heritage Committee completing its 40th session which began in Istanbul from 10 to 17 July 2016.

The Committee finished its deliberations, including discussions concerning the budget and revision to the Operational Guidelines of the World Heritage Convention. The Committee also elected the members of its Bureau, which coordinates the work of the Committee during its sessions. The new members of the Bureau for the 41st session are Angola, Kuwait, Peru, Portugal and Republic of Korea as Vice-Chairpersons, with Prof. Jacek Purchla (Poland) as Chairperson and Mr Juma Muhammad (United Republic of Tanzania) as Rapporteur.

41st session will be held from 2 to 12 July 2017 in Kraków, Poland.

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20.07.2016
The results of the 40th session of the world heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Istanbul, Turkey from 10 to 17 July has inscribed 21 sites on the World Heritage List. They include 12 cultural sites, six natural and three mixed sites. The World Heritage List now numbers 1052 sites in 165 countries.

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17.07.2016
Западный Тянь-Шань включен в Список всемирного наследия

Сегодня, после возобновления работы 40-й сессии Комитета всемирного наследия, в Список включен серийный трансграничный природный объект «Западный Тянь-Шань». Комитет признал его выдающуюся мировую ценность в соответствии с критерием x (содержит ареалы наибольшей важности и значения с точки зрения сохранения в них биологического разнообразия).

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25.03.2016
Возобновлена подготовка номинации «Долина реки Бикин»

Возобновлена подготовка пакета документов для представления в Список всемирного наследия территории долины реки Бикин (Приморский край) для расширения объекта «Центральный Сихотэ-Алинь». Необходимые документы планируется представить в Центр всемирного наследия до конца 2016 года для их рассмотрения Комитетом всемирного наследия летом 2018 года.

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26.02.2016
Marine scientists gather in Paris to explore World Heritage potential in the Arctic

Marine science experts from around the world gathered at UNESCO’s Headquarters in a two-day working meeting to explore possible new marine World Heritage sites in the Arctic. Experts discussed unique and exceptional Arctic features that could potentially merit inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list for their nature conservation values.

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29.01.2016
Additional documents related to The Landscapes of Dauria nomination were forwarded to the World Heritage Centre

Additional documents related to transnational Russian–Mongolian nomination The Landscapes of Dauria that required further renewal according to the decision adopted at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee were transferred to the World Heritage Centre.

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20.10.2015
IUCN consultant conducted a field survey of Ugtam and Yakh-Nuur Nature Refuges in Mongolia during the development of The Landscapes of Dauria nomination

Between 15 and 18 October 2015, Wendy Shtram, an IUCN consultant, conducted a filed survey in Mongolia (Ulan Bator, Choibalsan, Bayandun settlement, Ugtam and Yakh-Nuur Nature Refuges) as part of the project “Preparation of Transnational Russian–Mongolian nomination The Landscapes of Dauria to be inscribed on the World Heritage List”.

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06.07.2015
UNESCO recognized Sinsky Pillars (Yakutia) as the property of Outstanding Universal Value

During its 39th session, the World Heritage Committee adopted a decision on minor boundary modification of Lena Pillars property at the expense of the section of the Sinyaya River basin, considerable in terms of area (115,000 ha).

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04.07.2015
Concerning the decision of the World Heritage Committee on joint Russian–Mongolian nomination The Landscapes of Dauria

On July 3, as part of the 39th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Bonn, they considered a matter on the inscription of a transnational Russian–Mongolian nomination The Landscapes of Dauria on the World Heritage List.

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01.07.2015
At the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Bonn they adopted the decisions on Russian natural properties

At the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Bonn they adopted the decisions on the state of conservation of six Russian natural properties: Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Golden Mountains of Altai, Lake Baikal, Virgin Komi Forests, Lena Pillars and Wrangel Island.

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