24 New Sites inscribed on World Heritage ListTwenty-four sites were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including, for the first time, sites in Gambia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Sudan. The inscriptions were carried out by the World Heritage Committee, which has been holding its 27th session, under the chair of Vera Lacoeuilhe (Sainte-Lucie) at UNESCO Headquarters since June 30. The World Heritage List now numbers 754 sites, including 149 natural, and 582 cultural and 23 mixed sites “of outstanding universal value”.
The new natural sites are: Purnululu National Park, Australia; Three parallel rivers of Yunnan protected areas, China; Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation / Mongolia; Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland; and Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam.
|Source||Press Release No.2003-40|
|Website 1 (URL)||World Heritage Center Site|
|Editorial Contact:||Sophie Boukhari, Bureau of Public Information, Editorial Section - Tel. : +33(0)1 45 68 17 03|
|Audiovisual Contact:||Carole Darmouni, tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 17 38 - A B-roll is available at the same number|
|Publication Date||03 Jul 2003|