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17 Jul 2018
Azerbaijan to host 2019 session of World Heritage Committee

The 43rd session of Unesco's World Heritage Committee will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, it has been revealed.

Taking place between 30 June and 10 July next year, the annual meeting aims to regularly examine the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, adding or removing properties from the prestigious list as appropriate.

At its 42nd session, which took place at the end of June, Unesco made 18 additions to the list, also expanding one existing listing. There was one addition to the World Heritage in Danger list, – Kenya's Lake Turkana National Parks – while Belize Barrier Reef was removed from the In Danger list after an intensive period of landmark conservation action.

Unesco’s 'Revive the Spirit of Mosul' initiative was launched in February to rebuild and give new life to the second largest city in Iraq, much of which was destroyed between 2014 and 2017. This year's session was used as a platform to promote the campaign.

Azerbaijan's minister for culture, Abulfaz Garayev, will act as chair for the 2019 committee, with representatives from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Norway and Tunisia acting as vice chairs.

Azerbaijan currently has two sites inscribed on the World Heritage List – the Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower, and Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape.


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16 Oct 2018
Birmingham 2022 organisers to involve local communities in Games planning
The Birmingham 2022 organising committee has launched a campaign which will allow local communities to have their say and help shape the city's Commonwealth Games.
05 Oct 2018
Four Seasons Lana’i wins ISPA’s Innovation of the Year award
Four Seasons Lana’i was named this year’s overall winner for ISPA Innovation of the Year award for its Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience.
27 Sep 2018
Germany to host Euro 2024 after beating Turkey in final vote
Germany has beaten Turkey to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, after a vote by UEFA's Executive Committee.
25 Sep 2018
EAS 2018: Dutch politician Mona Keijzer opens Euro Attractions Show
Mona Keijzer, state of secretary for the Department of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, was on hand for the launch of this year's European Attractions Show (EAS) - the largest in the event's history.
19 Sep 2018
Edgbaston to increase capacity for Ashes test and World Cup
Edgbaston Stadium is increasing its capacity ahead of a bumper year of international cricket in 2019, when the venue will host an Ashes test as well as matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup.
18 Sep 2018
Tokyo preparing for 'transformative' Olympic Games
The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has pledged to use the 'power of sport to change the world', when it hosts the event in two years' time.
13 Sep 2018
Global Wellness Institute to release in-depth analysis on global wellness economy
The Global Wellness Institute will release an in-depth update of its Global Wellness Economy Monitor at this year’s Global Wellness Summit, taking place at Technogym Village, Cesena, Italy, 6-8 October.
13 Sep 2018
Freedom of movement to lead agenda at ETOA European Tourism Summit
This year's European Tourism Summit, which is being held in Lucerne next month, will focus on the threats on freedom of movement and other key issues facing the European tourism sector.
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Diary dates
24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018
MAPIC Russia
Expocentre
Moscow
Russia
15-18 Oct 2018
18th Annual IHRSA European Congress
tbc
Lisbon
Portugal
16 Oct 2018
SAPCA Technical Meeting
Loughborough University
Loughborough
United Kingdom
16-17 Oct 2018
Total Security Summit
Whittlebury Hall Hotel
Whittlebury
United Kingdom
16-17 Oct 2018
Independent Hotel Show
Olympia London
London
United Kingdom
17-18 Oct 2018
MIPIM UK
Olympia
London
United Kingdom
17-19 Oct 2018
Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Athens
Greece
17-19 Oct 2018
Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP)
Kerry Hotel
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
21-22 Oct 2018
International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference Florida
Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale
United States
22-22 Oct 2018
Professional Beauty North
Manchester Central
Manchester
United Kingdom
22-23 Oct 2018
Event Organisers Summit
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London
United Kingdom
22-26 Oct 2018
Bali Study Tour
Various
Bali
Indonesia
23-26 Oct 2018
World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show
Westgate Resort & Convention Center
Las Vegas
United States
23-26 Oct 2018
SPATEC Middle East
The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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