English Français
Please note that given the exceptional circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, regular mail sent to the World Heritage Centre in Paris cannot be processed on a normal basis for the moment. To avoid any delays in the treatment of statutory and/or general correspondence, please send systematically to the concerned addressee within the World Heritage Centre an electronic copy of all the correspondence you may wish to transmit. Thank you for your understanding.

40th session of the World Heritage Committee

Istanbul, Turkey, 10-20 July
UNESCO’s Headquarters, 24-26 October 2016

WHC.16 /40.COM /19
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016)
English Français
English Français

WHC.16/40.COM /INF.19
Summary Records / Résumé des interventions  (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016)
English / French

Working Documents

Download working documents
State of Conservation Reports, Mission reports, Clarification Maps.
Consult the Provisional Agenda and Timetable....


List of Participants

40th session of the World Heritage Committee
(October 2016)

List of Participants

New Inscribed Properties

New Inscribed Properties
by the Committee in Istanbul

Photos of
the World Heritage Committe

Browse photos

Photos of
Nominations to be examined and inscribed properties

Browse photos


Bureau Members

Chairperson: Ms. Lale Ülker (Turkey)
Ms. Eugene Jo (Republic of Korea)
Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, United Republic of Tanzania

Committee Members
  • List
  • Mandates
Mandate End of
Angola 2015-2019 2019
Azerbaijan 2015-2019 2019
Burkina Faso 2015-2019 2019
Croatia 2013-2017 2017
Cuba 2015-2019 2019
Finland 2013-2017 2017
Indonesia 2015-2019 2019
Jamaica 2013-2017 2017
Kazakhstan 2013-2017 2017
Kuwait 2015-2019 2019
Lebanon 2013-2017 2017
Peru 2013-2017 2017
Philippines 2013-2017 2017
Poland 2013-2017 2017
Portugal 2013-2017 2017
Republic of Korea 2013-2017 2017
Tunisia 2015-2019 2019
Turkey 2013-2017 2017
United Republic of Tanzania 2015-2019 2019
Viet Nam 2013-2017 2017
Zimbabwe 2015-2019 2019


WHC.16 /40.COM /19
Report of the Decisions adopted during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016)
English Français

WHC.16 /40.COM /INF.19
Summary Records / Résumé des interventions (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016)
English Français
News (25)