Poland again becomes a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee

Poland once more becomes a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Culture and National heritage, after 37 years Poland again became a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The decision in this case was made on November 19, 2013 at the General Assembly in Paris. So far our country has been in the Convention’s Committee as a state-party only once, in 1976.

New objects from Poland made it onto the UNESCO World Heritage List: wooden churches in the Polish and Ukrainian region of the Carpathians, the mine in Bochnia and the Żupa Castle in Wieliczka (by extending the Wieliczka Salt Mine Entry). These were the first entries of Polish monuments on the UNESCO List in the past 7 years - the last one was the Centennial Hall in Wrocław, in 2006. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the inclusion of Warsaw’s Old Town to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Royal Castle in Warsaw held an international conference „Colours of historic façades from the middle ages to the present. History and preservation.”

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Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17
00-071 Warszawa

Department of International Relations
phone: +48 22 42 10 240
fax: +48 22 826 19 22

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