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How Italy Stopped Venice Being Put on UNESCO’s Heritage In Danger List

The government lobbied the director of the World Heritage Centre, diplomats and national delegates.

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Uncontrolled tourism is killing the city. Wolfgang Moroder/

UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Committee meeting in Istanbul this July voted not to put Venice on its list of World Heritage in Danger sites, but instead to postpone the decision until the 2017 meeting. This was despite the highly critical conclusions of Unesco’s own recent State of Conservation report on Venice, and appeals by the lobby group Europa Nostra and other civil society organisations. By by Anna Somers CocksRead more.