42nd Session of the World Heritage Committee

The 42nd Session of the World Heritage Committee, held from 24 June- 4 July 2018 in Manama, Bahrain, has successfully concluded. Chaired by H.E. Sheikha Haya Haya Bin Rashed Al-Khalifa, the Committee inscribed 19 sites on the World Heritage List (cultural, natural and mixed), two of which belong to the Arab region, Al-Ahsa Oasis, an evolving Cultural Landscape (Saudi Arabia), and Ancient City of Qalhat (Oman). The World Heritage List now numbers 1092 sites in 167 countries. Follow this link to the World Heritage Centre website to learn more about the new sites inscribed: http://whc.unesco.org/