Current ICOMOS Recommendations (9 Inscriptions)
Ephesus (Turkey) I
Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea) I
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution (Japan) I
Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù’ and Monreale (Italy) I
San Antonio Missions (USA) I
Fray Bentos (Uruguay) I
Christiansfeld, the Town (Denmark) I
The Par Force Hunting Landscape (Denmark) I
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (Jamaica) I
Viking Monuments and Sites (Denmark, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Iceland) D
La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine CL (Spain) D
Great news for Jamaica (1st WHS), and note this is the first mixed site in the Caribbean. Denmark, obviously is already having a great year, despite the Viking Sites (probably) not being inscribed. South Korea has now become the 2nd most inscribed small country in the world, only trailing Portugal. Moreover, the "Three Kingdoms"
connection now will include Silla, Goguryeo, and Baekje sites; the world heritage list now will include sites from ALL Korean dynastic kingdoms. (Silla, Goguryeo, Baekje, Goryeo, and Joseon)
Still waiting on news from 23 nominations.