Opening of the Extended 45th Session of the World Heritage Committee

Riyadh WHC 45th SessionThe Opening of the Extended 45th Session of the World Heritage Committee will take place from 10 to 25 September 2023 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Both the ICOMOS Evaluation Unit and the Monitoring Unit will be present through their Directors, along with Teresa Patricio, President of ICOMOS International, and Marie-Laure Lavenir, General Director of ICOMOS International.

ICOMOS' role

Functioning as an advisory body to the World Heritage Committee, ICOMOS offers guidance and puts forth recommendations concerning all the matters associated with cultural and mixed heritage. This includes aspects such as the inscription and ongoing assessment of property conservation statuses. Subsequently, the World Heritage Committee engages in discussions and makes decisions based upon these recommendations.


ICOMOS' recommendations

For 2022 and 2023, the documents detailing ICOMOS' recommendations can be accessed through the links provided on the World Heritage Centre website:

  • The document containing Evaluations of Nominations for Cultural and Mixed Properties can be accessed here.
  • Similarly, the document containing the State of Conservation for Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List for 2022 and 2023 is available here.

In addition, all the official documents relating to the Extended 45th Session are available on the official website of the event.


Online broadcasting

You can follow the daily working sessions of this 45th session through a live broadcast on the World Heritage Centre's website (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 45th session.

We warmly encourage you to follow this broadcast from now on!


See also:

 World Heritage website

By using this website you agree to the use of cookies to recognize your repeat visits and preferences, the display of videos and the measurement of audiences.No cookies are used to track you for commercial or advertising purposes.

Your browser and online tools allow you to adjust the setting of these cookies. Learn more

I understand

Cookies Policy

ICOMOS informs you that, when browsing the ICOMOS website and all the pages of this domain, cookies are placed on the user's computer, mobile or tablet. No cookies are used to track users for commercial or advertising purposes.

A cookie is a piece of information stored by a website on the user's computer and that the user's browser provides to the website during each user’s visit.

These cookies essentially allow ICOMOS to:

You will find below the list of cookies used by our website and their characteristics:

Cookies created by the use of a third-part service on the website:

For information:

You can set up your browser to alert you of the presence cookies and offer you to accept them or not. You can accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis or refuse them once and for all. However, some features of the ICOM website cannot function properly without cookies activated. 

The setting of cookies is different for each browser and generally described in the help menus. You will find more explanations on how to proceed via the links below.

Firefox   •  



Internet Explorer


Dowload ICOMOS Cookies Policy