World Heritage

    • UNESCO adds French city of Nice to its world heritage list

      UNESCO adds French city of Nice to its world heritage list

      UNESCO announced in a tweet on Tuesday that it had added the French Mediterranean city of Nice to its world heritage list, AFP reported. The United Nation's cultural organisation calls Nice, famous for its mild climate, the "Winter resort town of the Riviera". Nice joins France's more than 40 world heritage sites which include the banks of the river Seine in Paris, the Amiens cathedral, the Mont Saint Michel and stretches of the Loire Valley.

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    • Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status

      Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status

      Liverpool has been stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city's waterfront, news wires reported. The decision was made following a secret ballot by the Unesco committee at a meeting in China. Unesco had said that some the developments resulted in a "serious deterioration" of the historic site.

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    • Heated debates on new UNESCO list of World Heritage sites kick off

      Heated debates on new UNESCO list of World Heritage sites kick off

      The world heritage committee of the UN's cultural agency UNESCO starts debating on Friday its list of World Heritage sites, with Australia and Britain furious over looming changes to the status of the Great Barrier Reef and Liverpool city. Nearly 50 new sites could be added to the over 1,100 listed worldwide by UNESCO as World Heritage, during two weeks of online meetings hosted by China, AFP reported. The agenda is particularly heavy after last year's meeting was cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

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