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43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO

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43rd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO was held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan from 30 June to 10 July 2019. In the meeting, UNESCO named 29 new World Heritage sites for 2019.

Sr. No. World Heritage Site Country
1 Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Australia
2 Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace Azerbaijan
3 Dilmun Burial Mounds Bahrain
4 Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity Brazil
5 Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
6 Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi Canada
7 Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City China
8 Migratory Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) China
9 Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem Czechia
10  Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region Czech Republic/Germany
11 French Austral Lands and Seas France
12 Water Management System of Augsburg Germany
13 Vatnajökull National Park – dynamic nature of fire and ice Iceland
14 Jaipur City, Rajasthan India
15 Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto Indonesia
16 Hyrcanian Forests Iran
17 Babylon Iraq
18 Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano a Valdobbiadene Italy
19 Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan Japan
20 Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies Republic of Korea
21 Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars Lao People’s Democratic Republic
22 Bagan Myanmar
23 Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region Poland
24 Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) Portugal
25 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga Portugal
26 Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture Russian Federation
27 Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape Spain
28 Jodrell Bank Observatory United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
29  The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright United States of America


Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:

  • Director General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay; Headquarters: Paris, France.

Source: The UNESCO

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