Three of the nominations to be debated are extensions to existing World Heritage sites.
Paris (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - World Heritage Committee will meet this month in Cambodia to consider adding 32 more sites onto UNESCO`s World Heritage list, said the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The Committee`s debates on June 16-27 will be chaired by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap of Cambodia.Deputies will also examine conservation of properties on the List.

The Committee published Monday on the official website of UNESCO the nominations by States Parties to the World Heritage Convention that will be examined.

Among the Natural properties are Xinjiang Tianshan of China, Great Himalayan National Park of India, Mount Etna of Italy, Mount Kenya-Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (an extension of Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest) of Kenya, El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve of Mexico, Namib Sand Sea of Namibia, Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary of Philippines, Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs) of Tajikistan, and Cat Tien National Park of Viet Nam.

In addition, there are four candidates for Mixed Natural and Cultural Properties presented by Canada, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho and South Africa.

The candidates for Cultural properties comprised of 18 sites in the countries around the world.

Five of the above sites had already been considered for inscription in the past: Hill Forts of Rajasthan of India, Al Zubarah Archaeological Site of Qatar, Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong of DPRK, Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex of Russia and Tajik National Park of Tajikistan.

Three of the nominations to be debated are extensions to existing World Heritage sites.

A press conference with the Chair of the World Heritage Committee Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will be held at the venue of the session on June 17.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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