Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July—During its meeting in in Istanbul, Turkey, from 10 to 17 July, the World Heritage Committee inscribed 21 sites on the World Heritage List: 12 cultural sites, six natural and three “mixed” sites that are both natural and cultural. The World Heritage List now numbers 1052 sites in 165 countries.

The state of conservation of 155 sites was examined during the session and Libya’s five World Heritage sites were inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, as was a site in Uzbekistan and another in Mali. One site in Georgia was removed from the list of endangered sites while Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia) was simultaneously inscribed both on the World Heritage List and on the List in Danger. 

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in the city of Cracow in Poland, in July 2017.

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