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26.06.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

World Heritage Committee analyzes the proposal of Rio de Janeiro as a cultural landscape

- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the candidate sites to be inscribed in the World Heritage List.

The candidature of Rio de Janeiro in the category of cultural landscape as a site of UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the results regarding the visit of the Reactive Monitoring Mission in Brasilia, in March, are among the highlights of the agenda of the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee, held in St. Petersburg since Sunday – 24 June until July 6.

The World Heritage Committee will consider the inscription of 33 sites on the World Heritage List during its next meeting.

The forthcoming 36th session of the Committee, an independent body of 21 States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention, will be chaired by. Eleonora Mitrofanova, Ambassador Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO. For the first time in its 40-year history, members of the public and the media will be able to follow the debates of the Committee through live streaming on the internet.

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