Since June, 28, 2015 the 39th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee has been lasting in Bonn (Germany). The WHC is an intergovernmental body which takes control of the implementation of UNESCO’s Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), takes decisions on including national objects into the World Heritage List – the catalogue of the most prominent world monuments, takes control of the usage and the conservation of the world heritage objects situated on territories of the member states. This important forum eventuates once a year in one of the member states of the Committee.
According to the adopted decision 24 new objects – 23 cultural and 1 mixed (of cultural and natural value simultaneously) – were included into the World Heritage List.
This year it was refilled particularly by such objects – Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Hamburg (Germany); Singapore Botanical Gardens; Climats, terroirs of Burgundy, Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars (France); Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia; Necropolis of Bet She’arim (Israel); Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Susa (Iran); Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea); Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Ephesus (Turkey).
At the previous sessions 7 Ukrainian cultural and natural objects were included into the World Heritage List: Kyiv – Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra; L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre; Struve Geodetic Arc (Khmelnytsky, Odesa Regions); Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany; Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans (Tchernivtsi); Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora (Sevastopol); Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine.
The session will end its work on July, 8, 2015.