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Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee

Fuzhou (China)/Online meeting (as per Decision 15 EXT.COM 3 of the World Heritage Committee, 2021) 16-31 July 2021

The extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee is organized by UNESCO in cooperation with the Host Country, the People’s Republic of China.

The session was presided over from Fuzhou by His Excellency Mr Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education and Chairperson of the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, Chairperson of the extended 44th session of World Heritage Committee.

Decisions adopted
during the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee
(Fuzhou (China) / Online meeting, 2021)

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Watch the Committee

All participants as well as the general public can follow the daily working sessions. Watch all the debate video records


New Inscribed Properties

Photographs of newly inscribed sites

New Inscribed Properties

B-rolls for 2020 inscriptions and 2021 inscriptions


Provisional Agenda
of the extended
44th session.


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Provisional Timetable
of the extended
44th session


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Important information regarding the extended 44th session (registration, protocols of an online meeting, etc.).


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Tentative calendar
Item 8B

Tentative calendar
for the order of examination
of Nominations
(Item 8B)

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Tentative calendar
Items 7A and 7B

Tentative calendar
for the order of examination of State of conservation reports
(Items 7A and 7B)

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Participant List

This list is based on the information provided by participants themselves


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Photos of
 the Committee

Browse photos

Photos of
 inscribed properties

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District San Fang Qi Xiang (三坊七巷), China

Working and
information documents

Working and information documents for the extended 44th session in the 2 working languages of the Committee (English and French).

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Opening and
Closing Ceremonies

The opening ceremony was held in Fuzhou at Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Center. The closing ceremony was  held at Fuzhou Strait International Conference & Exhibition Center. 

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Access your Personal

A “personal center “ developed by the Host Country of the extended 44th session and available on its website may be used to help you access various events and more.

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Side Events

Schedule and online access
of all Side Events

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Press / Media

All journalists are able to follow the debates on the livestream. 

Press Conference

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Download the Press Kit

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User Guide

User guide of the meeting’s online platform.

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Online Registration

All those wishing to attend the extended 44th session of the Committee, whether as a delegate of a Delegation member of the Committee or as an Observer, are strongly advised to register no later than 1 July 2021

Online Meeting

The extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee was held online from 16 to 31 July 2021, with a break on 20 July 2021. The daily plenary sessions of the Committee took place from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (UTC+2 Paris time).


Information and
Orientation session

for the extended 44th session
of the World Heritage Committee
15 June 2021

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for States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the updating of the 2007 Policy Document on the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties
18 June 2021

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Budget briefing and
overview of budget document
28 June 2021

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Press conference (online)
on 18 July at 10:00 am (UTC+2 Paris Time)
18 July 2021

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Side Events
Schedule and online access
of all Side Events
17 July 2021 - 30 July

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Bureau Members

Chairperson: H.E. Mr Tian Xuejun (China)
Ms Miray Hasaltun Wosinski (Bahrain)
Bahrain, Guatemala, Hungary, Spain, Uganda

Committee Members
Mandate End of
Australia 2017-2021 2021
Bahrain 2017-2021 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017-2021 2021
Brazil 2017-2021 2021
China 2017-2021 2021
Egypt 2019-2023 2023
Ethiopia 2019-2023 2023
Guatemala 2017-2021 2021
Hungary 2017-2021 2021
Kyrgyzstan 2017-2021 2021
Mali 2019-2023 2023
Nigeria 2019-2023 2023
Norway 2017-2021 2021
Oman 2019-2023 2023
Russian Federation 2019-2023 2023
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2017-2021 2021
Saudi Arabia 2019-2023 2023
South Africa 2019-2023 2023
Spain 2017-2021 2021
Thailand 2019-2023 2023
Uganda 2017-2021 2021

Decisions adopted at the 44th extended session of the World Heritage Committee
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Summary Record
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