After reviewing the updated operational guidelines. There is only one exception to the 1 nominated property per year, and that is:
"d) the States Parties co-authors of a transboundary or transnational serial nomination can choose, amongst themselves and with a common understanding, the State Party which will be bearing this nomination; and this nomination can be registered exclusively within the ceiling of the bearing State Party.
Essentially this means Europe will still have a major advantage in submitting more than 1 nomination per year. For example, Germany can reasonably submit 3 nominations: Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower - Augsburg (Germany) and Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Germany, Czechia) and Great Spas of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, UK), as long as Czechia and other nations come to "a common understanding" that the later nomination falls within their annual limit.
Even Transboundary/Transnational nominations have some priority!
c) the following order of priorities will be applied in case the overall annual limit of 35
nominations is exceeded:
i) nominations of properties submitted by States Parties with no properties inscribed on the
ii) nominations of properties submitted by States Parties having up to 3 properties inscribed
on the List,
iii) nominations of properties that have been previously excluded due to the annual limit of 45
35 nominations and the application of these priorities,
iv) nominations of properties for natural heritage,
v) nominations of properties for mixed heritage,
vi) nominations of transboundary/transnational properties,
vii) nominations from States Parties in Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean,
viii) nominations of properties submitted by States Parties having ratified the World Heritage
Convention during the last ten twenty years,
ix) nominations of properties submitted by States Parties that have not submitted
nominations for ten five years or more,
x) nominations of States Parties, former Members of the Committee, who accepted on
a voluntary basis not to have a nomination reviewed by the Committee during their
mandate. This priority will be applied for 4 years after the end of their mandate on the
xi) when applying this priority system, date of receipt of full and complete nominations by the
World Heritage Centre shall be used as a secondary factor to determine the priority between
those nominations that would not be designated by the previous points.
Even with the 1 Nomination Rule in place:
Germany 3 Nominations
France 2 Nominations
Czechia 2 Nominations
Italy 2 Nominations
Simply stated, this will only add to the over-representation of Europe.
With the 1 Nomination Rule in place who cannot submit 2 nominations:
Iran and China will also be severely restricted.
The composition of the Ad-hoc Working Group who worked on para 61 regarding the restrictions on nominations.
(Countries: 6 Europe, 3 Latin America, 3 Asia, 3 Africa, 3 Arab States)
Finland, Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Croatia, Serbia; Jamaica, Peru, Colombia, Philippines,
Republic of Korea, China, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Lebanon, Tunisia and Palestine.