Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ireland's New World Heritage Tentative List

The Irish Times [http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0420/1224245022487.html] reports that Ireland's government has submitted a new roster of candidate properties it intends to nominate to the UNESCO World Heritage List in the coming years. The new tentative list supersedes the first such Irish list which included 10 properties that were submitted the World Heritage Committee in 1992, a year after joining the World Heritage Convention. Two properties from the earlier list were successfully inscribed as World Heritage Sites.
The World Heritage Committee's Operational Guidelines require countries to revise their tentative lists at least once every 10 years. In 2008, the
United States concluded a 2-year effort to develop its new tentative list of 14 candidate properties [http://www.nps.gov/oia/topics/worldheritage/TL_List.doc].

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