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Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee

Fuzhou (China)/Online meeting
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 will be 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.


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



The extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held online from 16 to 31 July 2021, with a break on 20 July 2021. The daily plenary sessions of the Committee will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Paris time); please note that Paris is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Working and
information documents

Working and information documents for the extended 44th session will be published as from 4 June 2021, in the 2 working languages of the Committee (English and French) and as they become available.

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Opening and
Closing Ceremonies

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

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Live Streaming
/ Broadcast

All participants as well as the general public can follow the daily working sessions. There are no limits in the number of people who can follow the livestream nor registration of any kind required.

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Further information to access the events will be provided to you by the organizers of the concerned event.

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/ Media

All journalists will be able to follow the debates on the livestream. 

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User guide of the meeting’s online platform.

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Provisional Agenda of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou/online, 2021).


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Provisional Timetable of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou/online, 2021).


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

Bureau Members

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

Committee Members
  • List
  • Mandates
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