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42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #42whc


Bahrain, newly elected member of the World Heritage Committee, hosts the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee from June 24 to July 4, 2018, in capital city Manama. Hashtag: #42whc

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.

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  • What would locals like visitors to know about Manama? About Bahrain?
  • Will media conferences be streamed online and if so, will they accept questions from remote participants?
  • Do videos have transcripts or captions?
  • Can we get or create a live transcript?
  • How is Twitter being used to document and keep track of discussions at #42WHC?

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:

AngolaAustraliaAzerbaijanBahrainBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilBurkina FasoChinaCubaGuatemalaHungaryIndonesiaKuwaitKyrgyzstanNorwaySaint Kitts and NevisSpainTunisiaUgandaUnited Republic of TanzaniaZimbabwe





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