Liverpool pleads with Unesco to keep World Heritage status


Liverpool, June 20 (SocialNews.XYZ) Civic leaders in Liverpool have pleaded with the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to keep the English city’s World Heritage status.

A letter, signed by City Mayor Joanne Anderson, Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the CEOs of English Premier League clubs Everton FC and Liverpool FC, was sent to the committee on Saturday ahead of a critical decision over the city’s World Heritage status to be made in July, reports Xinhua news agency.

Local media reported that key figures from Liverpool’s cultural, economic and academic sectors have also signed the joint letter.

Liverpool has, since 2012, been on UNESCO’s register of sites in danger over major redevelopment plans for large areas of the city’s waterfront dockland area which falls within the zone covered by the coveted status.


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