Governments are asked to provide a tentative list to UNESCO of sites that they may nominate for designation as World Heritage Sites. The U.S. government has been, for the first time in many years, revising our list. The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO (the NatCom)has been asked to review the proposed tentative list. The NatCom secretariat has in turn assigned the task to a subcommittee.
In conjunction with this review, the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO will hold a conference call on Thursday, October 4, at 11 a.m. The recommendations from the conference call discussion will be forwarded from the Department of State to the Department of the Interior. The meeting is planned last until approximately 12:00 p.m., and the call is open to the public.
The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and provides advice to the Department of State on matters involving the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The purpose of the teleconference meeting is to consider the recommendations of the Commission’s World Heritage Tentative List Subcommittee.
More information on the World Heritage Tentative List process can be found at http://www.nps.gov/oia/topics/worldheritage/tentativelist.htm.
For more information on this meeting, please contact the Executive Secretariat of the National Commission at: 202-663-0026.