Opening of the Extended 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee
On 16 July 2021, the Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee begins in Fuzhou, China.
The World Heritage Committee session will take place virtually from 16 to 31 July 2021 on the dedicated website. Some members of the ICOMOS delegation are participating online from the ICOMOS International Secretariat in Paris.
As an advisory body of the World Heritage Committee, ICOMOS provides advice and makes recommendations on all matters related to cultural and mixed heritage, including the inscription and monitoring of the state of conservation of properties. The World Heritage Committee deliberates and then makes a decision based on these recommendations.
The documents related to the ICOMOS recommendations for 2020 and 2021 are available via the following links on the World Heritage Centre website:
Evaluations of Nominations of Cultural and Mixed Properties for 2020 and 2021, available here.
State of Conservation of Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List for 2020 and 2021, available here.
All official documents related to the extended 44th session are also available on the official website of the event.
You can follow the daily working sessions of this 44th session through a live broadcast on the World Heritage Centre's website (here) and on the website dedicated to this 44th session (here). No registration is necessary to follow the broadcast, it is accessible to all, without limit of participants. During the debate sessions, participants do not have the opportunity to take the floor. To stay informed about the dates and times of the sessions, please find here the provisional timetable of this 44th session.
We warmly encourage you to follow this broadcast from now on!
Photo credit: Members of the ICOMOS delegation at the ICOMOS International Secretariat (Charenton-le-Pont). From left to right: Gwenaëlle Bourdin, Director of ICOMOS Evaluation Unit, Teresa Patrício, President of ICOMOS, Marie-Laure Lavenir, ICOMOS Director General and Regina Durighello, Director of ICOMOS Advisory and Monitoring Unit © Apsara Sanchez, on 16 July 2021