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UNESCO announces inscription of new sites and examination of sites already on list

The World Heritage Committee will consider 34 sites for inclusion in the WHS list at its next session in Phnom Penh starting June 16th. Some of the sites like Hill forts of Rajasthan have already been considered for inscription. Read more on UNESCO’s site.

Sanaa conservation campaign begins

Yemen’s Prime Minister kicked off a campaign to keep Sanaa, the heritage city, on the UNESCO WHS list. Read more on Al Shorfa.

Massive collection of pictures from WHS

Our Place has collated photos from WHS across the world. Check them on Our place.

UNESCO to help Punjab formulate cultural heritage policy

The state of Punjab in India is taking pro active steps to protect and conserve its cultural and intangible heritage. A team from UNESCO will help them formulate a policy to that effect. Read more on Business Standard.

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