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Friday May 6, 2011

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Photo: Fundidora Monterre Park, Mexico

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Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris (19 – 29 June).

Six of these countries stand to have properties inscribed on the World Heritage List for the first time during the forthcoming session: Barbados, Jamaica, Micronesia, Palau, Congo, and the United Arab Emirates. 

The following Latin American cultural properties will be considered for addition to the list: 

Coffee Cultural Landscape (Colombia); The architectural work of Le Corbusier, an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement (France, Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Switzerland); Fundidora Monterre (Mexico); and Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana (Spain).

There are no natural properties or mixed natural and cultural sites being considered in Latin America. 

The World Heritage Committee, responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, comprises representatives of 21 countries, elected by the States Parties of the World Heritage Convention for four years. Each year, the Committee adds new sites to the List.