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1 June 2012
01.06.2012 - UNESCOPRESS
World Heritage Committee to consider inscription of 36 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List at forthcoming session (St Petersburg 24 June – 6 July)
The World Heritage Committee will consider the inscription of 36 sites on the World Heritage List during its next meeting from 24 June to 6 July, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Twenty-eight cultural sites are to be considered:
Palestine, Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem;
Palestine, which became a member of UNESCO in October 2011 and subsequently ratified the World Heritage Convention, will be presenting its first site for inscription on the World Heritage List.
Media contact: Roni Amelan, UNESCO Press Service,
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