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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.

The World Heritage Committee consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, elected by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention.

The current composition of the Committee is: Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia and United States of America.

States Parties to the Convention and Observers are strongly advised to register no later than 22 May 2009, to allow sufficient time for administrative arrangements and printing of ID badges by the Meeting Managers.

Delegates are invited to apply online on the Meeting website address: http://www.33whc.sevilla2009.es/en/

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre