Reviewing the official Nominated for 2023
page, perhaps we can narrow or confirm certain nominations.Hin Nam No National Protected Area (Laos)
[Transboundary extension to Phong Nha - Ke Bang]
"That Hin Nam No undergoes assessment for Green Listing at the same time as its sister site, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam. This way, the future transboundary world heritage site, as a whole, will fulfill the highest international management standards," Deputy Director General of the Department of Heritage, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Phakhanxay Sikhanxay, said." - Article February 2021
"Improved Management Puts Hin Nam No on Track Towards Achieving UNESCO Natural World Heritage Status"
- Official Website Hin Nam No National Protected Area
I cannot find confirmation that Hin Nam No National Protected Area (Laos)
actually submitted a final dossier for 2023 and while progress seems near completion, that could easily mean 2024 or 2025.Si Thep Historical Park (Thailand)
seems like the likely nomination for 2023 after its priority status for 2022 (incomplete). However, there is to my knowledge no clear evidence that any nomination dossier was finalized and submitted to UNESCO before the deadline. Chiang Mai remains active and we have 2 other nominations potentially listed for 2024! So we know which Thai TWHS are active, but the actual certainty of which site, which year, remains unclear.
Are there any of these extensions expected in 2023?
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests (extension)
- Extension of Danube Limes
Serbia's "Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe" tentative nomination was removed in 2021?
We have Vila Viçosa for 2023 and 2024, but it really is only possible for 2024 now.Deer Stone Monuments and Related Sites, the Heart of Bronze Age Culture (Mongolia)
was submitted to UNESCO in January 2019 and because of the pandemic, the Advisory body evaluation was delayed. the nomination was referred (one of the few matching decisions by the WHC with the Advisory Bodies)
. There is a fair chance this referred nomination is brought back before the committee in 2022, instead of 2023.
Has there been any news about these nominations?
- Historic Guild Town of Mudumu (Turkey)
- Mountain Ecosystems of Koytendag (Turkmenistan)
- Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (Philippines)
- Mt. Sabalan (Iran)
- Rijal Almaa (Saudi Arabia)
- Royal Mausoleums of Numidia (Algeria)
- The Coptic Monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun (Egypt)