World Heritage Adds More Needs More

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The World Heritage committee finalized its annual meeting in Phnom Penh last week, adding 19 sites to its growing list of global wonders. Still, the meeting ended as it started – with its fair share of controversy and pleas for further financial backing.

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano and the Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany, Japan’s Mount Fuji, the Sand Sea in Namibia, North Korea’s ancient capital in Kaesong and the Historic Centre of Agadez, Niger were among the latest to be inducted on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Read more in from Luke Hunt in The Diplomat.

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