Kraków to host 2017 World Heritage Committee session
The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 41st session in Krakow, Poland, from 2 to 12 July 2017. During the session, the Committee will notably consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List as well as many other issues concerning the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
The World Heritage Committee consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, elected by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention.
It is worth mentioning that the advantage that actually won the competition for Krakow is the central location of the city, as well as the well-developing Krakow Airport, offering many connections in all directions. One of the deciding arguments supporting Krakow was the exceptional venue, in which the meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will take place - ICE Kraków Congress Centre.