During its 40th World Heritage Committee meeting, which took place from July 10-17th in Istanbul, Turkey, UNESCO inscribed 21 new sites on the World Heritage List: twelve”cultural” sites, six “natural” sites and three “mixed” sites that are both natural and cultural.
Furthermore, the state of conservation of 155 sites was examined. 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 complete World Heritage List now contains 1052 sites in 165 countries. Grab your camera gear and start planning your trip to document these amazing locations.
Photos used with permission from UNESCO.