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WHC Session Day #9: Last Side Events

Following the successful enrollment of 24 new sites on the World Heritage List, the Committee debated numerous reforms of the Operational Guidelines for the World Heritage Convention on 6 July.


Among others the last side events of the day dealt with the transboundary natural heritage sites of the Wadden Sea and the European beech forests. The German Commission for UNESCO took up the question how UNESCO’s cultural conventions can contribute to sustainable development processes and the United Nations Post-2015 Agenda.

Video records of the entire session are available on the website of the World Heritage Centre. Pictures of the event can be found on the photostream of the German Commission for UNESCO.