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UNESCO Removes Liverpool from World Heritage List

UNESCO Removes Liverpool from World Heritage List

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 - 11:30
People walk on a deserted square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Liverpool, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The UN's cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday voted narrowly to remove Liverpool's waterfront from its list of world heritage sites, citing concerns about overdevelopment including plans for a new football stadium.

At committee talks chaired by China, 13 delegates voted in favor of the proposal and five against -- just one more than the two-thirds majority required to delete a site from the global list, reported Reuters.

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