The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) managed to exceed the target for 2019 to inscribe heritage sites on the Islamic World Heritage List (IWHL). 132 sites were inscribed throughout the three phase of inscription process: the final list (64 sites); the tentative list (65 sites) and the list of endangered heritage (3 sites). These lists were adopted by the Islamic World Heritage Committee at its Extraordinary Meeting, held at ISESCO headquarters in Rabat, on 2-3 December 2019.
In his address at the opening session of the 11th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers, hosted by Tunis on 17 December 2019, Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ISESCO Director General, announced that ISESCO had managed to exceed the targeted number of sites set for inscription by the end of 2019.
ISESCO Director General called on culture ministers and competent authorities in Member States to continue submitting the technical files of all the tangible, intangible, natural and industrial sites in their respective countries for inscription of the IWHL.
Below is the full list of the sites inscribed on the IWHL: