India will preside over the session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee : UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee emphasizes the importance of international cooperation in the conservation of cultural and natural treasures, as well as the role it plays in expanding the list of World Heritage sites.
India will preside over the session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee: India will chair and host the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the first time in history in July this year. This information was given by Vishal V Sharma, India’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO, through a post on social media platform
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India’s permanent representative to UNESCO said this
Vishal V Sharma said in the post, “India will chair and host the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the first time in the history of conferences! The dates and venue of the 46th session have been announced. He said that this session will be held in New Delhi from July 21 to 31, 2024.
The event places New Delhi at the center of global discussion on the preservation of cultural and historical heritage, offering an important opportunity to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage on the world stage. According to UNESCO’s official statement, “At the 19th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2023), the World Heritage Committee decided that its 46th session will be held in India.”
When and why does this event take place?
An important session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is held every year, in which representatives of 21 member countries participate. Its primary function is to make a significant contribution to the expansion of the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites by highlighting the importance of international cooperation in the conservation of cultural and natural treasures.