Press office of 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee

Live streaming: and via
Available in the English and French. Videos of each half-day session will be uploaded to the World Heritage Centre’s website and that of the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee the day after the respective sessions. These videos may be used by media representatives (please credit: UNESCO).

Photos of the 41st Session:
The cameras are allowed in the Plenary Room (S1) to film all Committee proceedings, but journalists must be aware that they cannot interfere with the delegates’ discussions.

Photos of the nominated sites: 
Pictures will be available after the inscription. They may be used for non-commercial purposes by media representatives.

Videos of the newly inscribed sites: 
Videos of some sites will be available after the inscription. They may be used for non-commercial purposes by media representatives.

Press releases to download:

Important documents:
All working documents are available online at:

   Reports on the state of conservation of sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger:

   State of conservation reports of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List:

   List of state of conservation reports proposed for discussion:

   Evaluation of nominations, cultural and mixed properties:

   Evaluation of nominations of natural and mixed properties:

Follow the Committee on Twitter: #WorldHeritage #41WHC

41WHC Twitter: @INFO_WHC

Media contact:

Lucía Iglesias Kuntz, UNESCO Media Section 
+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 02
From 1 July in Kraków: +48 574 645 560, +33 (0) 6 80 24 07 29

Agnès Bardon, UNESCO Media Section
+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 64
From 1 July in Kraków : +48 574 645 559,  +33 (0) 6 80 24 13 56

Anika Paliszewska
48 572 660 085

The 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee is open to all media. Accreditation is mandatory to participate in the event and can be obtained by registering online. To receive a registration code, please contact the press office.

Registration desk for media will be open at the ICE Conference Center:
from July 1 (from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm) and from July 2 until 10 July 2017 (from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm)

  • Press ID card is required for online registration.
  • In order to receive identification badges, all media representatives will be requested to show a valid ID or passport.
  • Identification badges must be worn and visible at all times in order to gain access to the venue, and must be presented to security staff upon request. Identification badges are non-transferable. Access to the ICE Kraków will be granted to individuals with badges only.
  • Please be informed that security staff have the right to examine and verify any equipment taken into the ICE Kraków.
  • Journalists will have access to the Media Centre, equipped with appropriate working space and a Wi-Fi connection.

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