The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) opened its 37 th session in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh on June 16.

WHC spokesperson Dim Sovannarom told a press conference that around 1,300 delegates from more than 120 countries have participated in the event, which is scheduled to run until June 27.

The Committee will consider inscribing 31 new sites into UNESCO's World Heritage list.

It will also review the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, in collaboration with concerned State Parties, and decide which properties need to be placed in the World Heritage List in Danger or to be removed from the World Heritage List, and examine International Assistance requests managed by the World Heritage Fund.

The closing ceremony will take place in the temple complex of Angkor in Siem Reap province.

Cambodia is the fourth Asian country selected as the host of the WHC session.-VNA