UNESCO's latest World Heritage Sites

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  • 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.

New World Heritage sites of the world

World Heritage Site Country
Tusi sites China
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
 Susa 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
Ephesus 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


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