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Author winterkjm
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#76 | Posted: 20 Aug 2019 03:32 | Edited by: winterkjm 

Author Solivagant
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#77 | Posted: 20 Aug 2019 07:21 | Edited by: Solivagant 
winterkjm:
Myauk-U Archaeological Area and Monuments (Myanmar)

It will be interesting to see what UNESCO/ICOMOS make of this nomination if it is put forward for 2021.
We were due to visit it during our last visit to Myanmar in 2012 but were prevented from doing so when the Rohingya issue blew up and the Myanmar government stopped tourists going there for a while.

The current stance of the Myanmar government is that everything is "peaceful" and "normal" with tourism encouraged but the reality seems to be that the temples are located in an area of 3-way instability between the Myanmar government and -
a. The Muslim Rohingya people - there is still the "unsolved" problem of the Rohingya expulsions/emigrations/"genocide" which has happened since 2012 (mainly 2016) leaving some 600k Rohingya muslims in camps within Bangladesh. Myanmar "may" have committed to facilitating the return of some of these but this isn't happening for various reasons. Some Rohingya have stayed within the borders of Myanmar and are fighting as the "Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army" (ARSA)
b. The insurgency of the Buddhist "Arakan Army" (AA) pushing for greater autonomy (or more) within Myanmar.

This seems to present 2 issues to UNESCO/ICOMOS
a. Is the area safe enough for an assessment mission to take place? And even if it is could such a mission conclude that the heritage itself is "safe"?
b. Can a nomination be accepted when many of the local people claim to have had their rights removed or threatened - Thailand recently failed to demonstrate the support of Karens when proposing KKFC.

Here are few recent links
a. March 2019 - "Armed conflict at Mrauk-U damages temples and displaces villagers"
b. March 2019 - "Eight injured in Mrauk U violence"
c. April 2019 "Myanmar rebels storm police base in Rakhine state amid fresh clashes in temple town"

Author elsslots
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#78 | Posted: 5 Sep 2019 00:31 

Author elsslots
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#79 | Posted: 6 Oct 2019 12:31 
Sharjah for 2021, with what looks like a revised nomination of 'Sharjah: the Gate to Trucial States':
https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2019/10/05/sharjah-archaeological-body-holds-meeting

Author Durian
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#80 | Posted: 7 Nov 2019 18:01 
winterkjm:
Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (Thailand)

Unfortunately Chiang Mai has to be delay further after get many comments from Unesco on nomination dossier. Now it is possible that Thai Government will pick Wat Mahathat, Nakhon Si Thammarat to submit before this 1 Feb 2020 deadline.

https://www.banmuang.co.th/mobile/news/region/169087

Author davidyao
Partaker
#81 | Posted: 8 Nov 2019 07:20 
Technical Evaluation Mission Carried Out to "Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat"

http://english.cha.go.kr/cop/bbs/selectBoardArticle.do?nttId=75374&bbsId=BBSMSTR_1200&mn=EN_01_01

Author elsslots
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#82 | Posted: 11 Nov 2019 00:14 

Author davidyao
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#83 | Posted: 13 Nov 2019 23:06 
Myanmar Submits Draft of Mrauk-U World Heritage Bid to UNESCO

If there were peace, I am sure Mrauk-U would be recognized by UNESCO, as our cultural heritage meets the selection criteria but with the fighting, it can't become a World Heritage Site ——Daw Khin Than, chairwoman of the Mrauk-U Heritage Trust

https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/myanmar-submits-draft-mrauk-u-world-heritage-bid-unesco.html

Author elsslots
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#84 | Posted: 16 Nov 2019 03:08 
winterkjm:
Via Francigena in Italy could be submitted for 2021, but its not exactly clear from this article.

Italy will have the Porticoes of Bologna for 2021: http://www.bolognatoday.it/cronaca/Portici-unesco-bologna.html

Author elsslots
Admin
#85 | Posted: 16 Nov 2019 05:15 
winterkjm:
- Viking Age Ring Fortresses (Denmark)

This supposedly will be a transnational site, together with Sweden
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2019/09/17/denmark-to-rebuild-viking-ring-fortress/#41d1a99d1dd0
Sweden doesn't have a Ring Fortress on its T List however.
So unlikely they will make it before the Feb 1, 2020 cut.

Author elsslots
Admin
#86 | Posted: 16 Nov 2019 05:50 

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