Tuesday, December 8, 2009

UK defers the World Heritage proposal for the twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow.

The decision by authorities in the United Kingdom to postpone the submission of a World Heritage nomination for the site from 2010 to 2011emphasizes how important it is ensure that the strongest possible case be made to justify the international significance of a site when it is put forward to the World Heritage Committee. Given the increasing rigor to which nomination documents are subjected, governments have made them much more elaborate and thorough than in the past.

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