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Liverpool’s World Heritage voice

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Liverpool’s World Heritage Site (WHS) status is at risk, but with your help, Engage Liverpool will ensure your voice is heard at this year’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) meeting in Bahrain.

In 2004, Liverpool was awarded WHS status. Experts described the city as:

“a supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.”

Since then, WHS status has played a part in increased tourism and cultural investment, quality regeneration projects like Liverpool ONE, and over £750m investment into heritage assets like the redevelopment of Central Library, and the Titanic Hotel on Stanley Dock.

But… now our World Heritage Site status is at risk.

Last year, the UNESCO WHC was ready to remove the prestigious status from Liverpool, making it only the third ever site to lose its status.

An impassioned speech from an Engage Liverpool representative, at the 2017 committee meeting in Krakow, is credited with persuading the delegates to delay their decision a further 12 months.

Back in the UK, that Autumn, Engage brought senior UNESCO figures to Liverpool for the first time during our acclaimed 3-part seminar series on the World Heritage Site. Dialogue opened up between UNESCO and the Mayor’s Task Force, as well as the 150+ residents and stakeholders who attended the seminars.

We’ve now been given an unprecedented opportunity to speak again at the 2018 WHC meeting in Bahrain.

Engage Liverpool has always spoken up for residents and communities in the city centre and waterfront – And now the voices of concerned citizens need to be heard again.

We’re confident that, with your passion and determination to save Liverpool’s World Heritage status, we can persuade the WHC to keep Liverpool on the list until we can demonstrate that the city’s word can be trusted and progress is being made.

But we need everyone’s help to make it happen.

We’re crowdfunding the travel and accommodation costs for one representative from Engage to travel to the WHC meeting, cover the proceedings on our blog and on social media, and speak—in front of the panel of 21 member countries—about how much Liverpool people care about saving their World Heritage Site status.

Become a part of protecting and preserving the Liverpool World Heritage Site for ours—and future—generations. Give something today, and invite your friends to do the same.

Thank you!


  • Rachael Biggs
    • £50 
    • 6 yrs


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