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Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee

On 19 November, representatives of the 190 States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention elected 12 new members to the 21-member intergovernmental Committee in charge of managing UNESCO’s World Heritage List and implementing the Convention.


“Landscapes of Dauria”, the transnational Russian and Mongolian nomination, has been successfully checked for completeness in the World Heritage Centre.

In the beginning of October, Russia has passed a number of large scale topographic maps providing sufficient details with regard to the nominated site and its buffer zone to the World Heritage Centre. Besides, one year has already passed after the inscription of the Mongolian part related to the transnational property on the Tentative List of Mongolia. Therefore, both reasons under which the nomination was determined to be incomplete in February 2013 (ref. to news item as of 04.03.2013) were removed. This information was communicated to the Russian party by Mr. Rao, Director of the World Heritage Centre.


All-Russian Conference Involving the Management of State Nature Reserves and National Parks has been held in Khakassia

On August 27−31, the first all-Russian conference involving the management of State Nature Reserves and National Parks and devoted to prospects for the development of educational tourism on specially protected areas of federal significance was held in Khakassia. The conference was attended by more than 200 professionals, such as: directors and employees of 102 reserves and 45 national parks, representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the Federal Tourism Agency, regional authorities and non-public organizations. 


International Conference “Golden Mountains of Altai –Our Common Heritage” has been closed in Ulaanbaatar

Between 3−5 July, the international conference was held in the capital of Mongolia that focused on the issues of establishing Golden Mountains of Altai as the serial transnational natural and cultural World Heritage property. Delegations from Peoples Republic of China, Republic of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the Russian Federation agreed to proceed together towards an extension of the current property. Under the same name the future property will include additional components located in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia and become a mixed transnational serial property.


Results of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee

The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (16–27 June) came to an end. A total of 19 new properties have been inscribed on the List — 5 natural and 14 cultural.
The World Heritage List now numbers 981 in 160 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention. Fiji and Qatar had their first sites inscribed during the present session. The List numbers 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties.


Five new natural properties have been inscribed on the World Heritage List

Five new natural properties have been inscribed on the List at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh.


Tajik National Park (Pamir Mountains) has been inscribed on the List by the World Heritage Committee

Today, the fifth day of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee was marked by the inscription of Tajik National Park (Pamir Mountains) on the List, which is the first natural property in the Republic of Tajikistan. The outstanding universal value of Tajik National Park was recognized by the Committee in terms of such criteria as vii (superlative natural phenomena and exceptional aesthetic importance) and viii (significant geomorphic or physiographic features).


Decisions on Russian natural properties have been adopted at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh

Today, the evening meeting of the World Heritage Committee held within the framework of its 37th session in Phnom Penh followed up with adoption of decisions on the state of conservation related to five Russian natural properties.


"Landscapes of Dauria - Potential Serial Transnational World Heritage Property" booklet published

The present booklet contains materials from the Russian-Mongolian nomination dossier of Landscapes of Dauria, submitted to the World Heritage Centre for the Committee’s consideration in 2015.


Sub-Regional Meeting on the Nomination of the Western Tien-Shan as a World Heritage property

Sub-Regional Meeting on the nomination of the Western Tien-Shan as a serial transnational World Heritage property attended by specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan was held with the support of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on May, 23-24 in Bishkek.


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