Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City UNESCO World Heritage Site remains on 'World Heritage in Danger list'

At the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Krakow, Poland, the recommendation for Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City UNESCO World Heritage Site to stay on the UNESCO World Heritage In Danger List was adopted following discussion about how the city is managing its World Heritage Site status.

Helen Maclagan, Culture Director at the UK National Commission for UNESCO, who is attending the Committee said:

“The UK delegation listened carefully to the points made by various members of the World Heritage Committee during the debate. We recognise the challenges facing this World Heritage Site and look forward to working with both local and national government to find a positive future for the site.”

Liverpool Mercantile City, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004, is an important part of the UNESCO family in the UK. It is recognised under the terms of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention as a place with Outstanding Universal Value, as an example of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th century, and a pioneer in modern dock technology, transport systems and port management.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO conducted research in 2015 which found that UK World Heritage Sites generated an estimated £85 million from April 2014 to March 2015 through their association with UNESCO. Find out more about our Wider Value research here.