India Hosts 46th UNESCO World Heritage Committee Session

In July 2024, New Delhi will host the 46th UNESCO World Heritage Committee session at Bharat Mandapam, with PM Narendra Modi inaugurating the event. Over 2,500 delegates from 195 countries will attend. The World Heritage Committee, part of the 1972 UNESCO Convention, ensures compliance, manages the World Heritage Fund, and decides on new site inscriptions. It comprises 21 elected States Parties, including Argentina, Japan, and Kenya. The committee’s roles include heritage site inscriptions, conservation status reviews, and providing financial and knowledge support. India’s hosting underscores its cultural leadership and commitment to heritage protection, with 42 UNESCO sites, including Santiniketan.

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