The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. Planeta.com will curate the highlights, headlines and a Twitter moment. Suggestions are welcome.
Questions for the organizers and participants
- What would locals like visitors to know about Bahrain?
- What are the key takeaways from this meeting?
- Will media conferences be streamed online and if so, will they accept questions from remote participants?
- Do videos have transcripts or captions?
- Can we access or create transcripts?
- Are there shared Google docs?
- Is there a Twitter list of registered participants, sponsors or superfans?
Questions for the participants
How does this meeting compare to similar events?
Are you touring or exploring Bahrain during your visit?
Questions for UNESCO
- What are you envisioning as possible uses for the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO code?
Questions for the IUCN
- Is there overlap in these discussions and travel and tourism in protected areas? Are TAPAS members contributing or following meeting?
Our curated coverage is only as good as what others post that we can like, embed, fave and retweet about. If you are attending the conference, bonus points if you can take and share photos and videos of information tables, side-events and corridor chats.
Iguaçu National Park
Island of Mozambique
During the World Heritage Committee session, the Committee reviews the state of conservation of World Heritage sites, inscribes new sites on the World Heritage List, and attends to other matters involved in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
The 21 States Parties of the current World Heritage Committee are the following:
Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Cuba, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe
The Chair of the Committee, Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, is an international lawyer who served as Bahrain’s first female ambassador when she became Ambassador to France (1999 to 2004) and was the third woman to preside at the UN General Assembly. The Rapporteur is Anna E. Zeichner of Hungary. Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Spain and Zimbabwe were elected as Vice-Chairs of the Committee.