The Executive Board of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO has approved the Italian nomination, which will be evaluated by the World Heritage Committee in 2022.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the installation, in their new composition, of the Assembly and the Executive Board of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO (CNIU). The Assembly and Executive Board, chaired by Dr Franco Bernabé, include representatives appointed by the Senate, by the Chamber of Deputies, by the Prime Minister’s Office and various ministries, as well as important representatives of Italian culture.
The two newly composed bodies met for the first time on 20th January 2021 in an online meeting with a welcome delivered by the Deputy Minister, Marina Sereni, and by the Assistant Director General for Education of UNESCO, Stefania Giannini. Chairman Franco Bernabé opened the session of the General Assembly, which was also attended by the two newly elected Vice Chairmen, Paolo Baratta and Salvatore Settis.
The Executive Board approved ‘The cultural landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio’ as Italian candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List, to be submitted for evaluation by the World Heritage Committee in 2022. This nomination is an outstanding example of human interaction with an environment under constant threat from hostile natural forces, erosive phenomena that have helped to create the shape and the iconic nature of the site but that also threaten its survival. The resilience of the local community, which for centuries has worked to mitigate the irreversible effects of these phenomena, is an essential feature of the identity of Civita di Bagnoregio as a cultural landscape of extraordinary importance.
More information on the new composition of the Commission on unesco.it