UNESCO's latest World Heritage Sites
- 39th session of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee that was held in Bonn, Germany
- ended on July 8. It addeded 24 new sites to its World Heritage List.
- UNESCO has played crucial role in the conservation of global World Heritage sites as since 1975, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named more than 1,030 World Heritage site that are considered to be places of "outstanding universal value and have met at least one of the 10 selection criteria.
- Nations often spend years developing path for inclusion on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites because of its significant cultural cachet and the fame and resources it can attract to sites in need of restoration and protection. For inclusion in the list nations must convince the UNESCO committee that they will protect their sites and support them financially.
- Three World Heritage sites in Yemen and Iraq has been listed as endangered world heritage sites due to damages or threat from the ongoing armed conflicts in the two countries.
- The World Heritage Committee also announced that its next annual meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 10 to July 20 in 2016.
|World Heritage Site||Country|
|Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church settlement||Denmark|
|Par Force hunting landscape in North Zealand||Denmark|
|Champagne hillsides, houses and cellars||France|
|Climats, terroirs of Burgundy||France|
|Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus||Germany|
|Cultural landscape of Maymand||Iran|
|Necropolis of Bet She'arim, a landmark of Jewish renewal||Israel|
|Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalú and Monreale||Italy|
|Blue and John Crow mountains||Jamaica|
|Sites of Japan's Meiji industrial revolution||Japan|
|Baptism site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas)||Jordan|
|Baekje historic areas||Republic of Korea|
|Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque hydraulic system||Mexico|
|Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape||Mongolia|
|Notodden industrial heritage site in Rjukan||Norway|
|Rock art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia||Saudi Arabia|
|Singapore Botanical Gardens||Singapore|
|Cape Floral Region protected areas (significant extension of "Cape Floral Region protected areas" site)||South Africa|
|Routes of Santiago in Northern Spain (significant extension of "Routes of Santiago de Compostela" site)||Spain|
|Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens cultural landscape||Turkey|
|The Forth Bridge||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|San Antonio Missions||United States|
|Fray Bentos cultural-industrial landscape||Uruguay|
|Ke Bang National Park (significant extension of "Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park" site)||Viet Nam|