World Heritage Centre http://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&action=list&searchDecisions=&search_theme=12&index=21&maxrows=20&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2019 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:16:43 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions http://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg http://whc.unesco.org 3 COM XI.36 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List and Guidelines for the evaluation of Nominations to the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN The Committee took note of the typology proposed in Mr. Michel Parent's report. It considered that it was on the basis of the inventories submitted by States Parties that such a typology could be finalized. The question will therefore continue to be studied until its next session.

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3 COM XI.39 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of natural properties in the World Heritage List and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations by IUCN The Committee considered the complex issues concerning sites occupied by migratory species on a seasonal basis and decided to add to paragraph 11 on integrity in the "Operational Guidelines" a new sub-paragraph (v) as follows:

"In cases of migratory species, integrity will require critical areas necessary for the survival of the species to be included in the nomination. States which are parties to the Convention are requested to seek the co-operation of other States which contain seasonable sites for populations of World Heritage species so as to ensure that these species are protected throughout their full life cycle. Agreements of this nature should be noted in the nomination".

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3 COM XII.45 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee took up one by one those nominations which had been recommended by the Bureau for inscription on the List, those which had been recommended by the Bureau not to be entered on the List and nominations which raised a problem of application of the criteria, in accordance with the Committee's decision mentioned in paragraph 15 above. In each case the Committee heard, as appropriate, the comments of the representatives of IUCN and/or ICOMOS who referred to the criteria met by the property in question.

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3 COM XII.46 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the following 45 properties:

No. Name of property / State Party
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19 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region / Ethiopia

20 Ancient City of Damascus Syrian / Arab Republic

The Committee noted the reservation expressed by ICOMOS concerning the threat to the site from rapid urban development.

31 Auschwitz concentration camp / Poland

The Committee decided to enter Auschwitz concentration camp on the List as a unique site and to restrict the inscription of other sites of a similar nature.

33 Bialowieza National Park / Poland

34 Forts and Castles, Volta Greater Accra,Central and Western Regions / Ghana

36 Medina of Tunis / Tunisia

37 Site of Carthage / Tunisia

38 Amphitheatre of El Jem / Tunisia

39 Ngorongoro conservation area / Tanzania

42 Boyana Church / Bulgaria

43 Madara Rider / Bulgaria

44 Thracian tomb of Kazanlak / Bulgaria

45 Rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo / Bulgaria

58 Urnes Stave Church /  Norway

59 Bryggen / Norway

63 Virunga national park / Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo)

64 Tikal national park / Guatemala

The Committee learned of a tourism development project in the park and expressed the hope that the planned construction would not jeopardize the cultural and natural value of the site.

65 Antigua Guatemala / Guatemala

71 Dinosaur provincial park / Canada

72 Kluane national Park, Wrangell-
St. Elias National monument / Canada & USA

75 Grand Canyon national park / USA

76 Everglades national park / USA

78 Independence Hall / USA

80 Mont St-Michel and its Bay / France

81 Chartres Cathedral / France

83 Palace and Park of Versailles / France

84 Vezelay, Church and Hill / France

85 Decorated grottoes of the Vezere Valley / France

86 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur / Egypt

The Committee took note of the ICOMOS proposal that a safeguarding plan for the environment of the pyramids should be drawn up.

87 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis / Egypt

88 The Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae / Egypt

89 Islamic Cairo / Egypt

Note was taken of the concern expressed by ICOMOS at the problems involved in safeguarding this site.

90 Abu Mena / Egypt

94 Rock drawings in Valcamonica / Italy

95 Old City of Dubrovnik / Yugoslavia

96 Stari Ras and Sopocani / Yugoslavia

97 Historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian / Yugoslavia

98 Plitvice lakes national park / Yugoslavia

99 Lake Ohrid (that part which lies in Yugoslavia) / Yugoslavia

The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the List in view of the assurances received concerning the integrity of the Lake as a whole.

113 Tchogha Zanbil /  Iran

114 Persepolis / Iran

115 Meidan-e Shah Esfahan / Iran

120 Sagarmatha National Park / Nepal

121 Kathmandu Valley / Nepal

125 Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor / Yugoslavia

Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee decided to enter this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger as requested by the State Part concerned.

 

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3 COM XII.47 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee decided furthermore to defer the following sites:

No. Name of property / State Party

8 Ichkeul National park / Tunisia

The Committee deferred this nomination until the Tunisian Government has contacted the other States concerned to ensure adequate protection of summering and wintering areas of major migratory species found in Ichkeul.

79 Paphos, Birthplace of Aphrodite / Cyprus

The Committee deferred this nomination until more precise information was available on the possible adverse impact on the sites of the pressing needs of tourism development.

92 Sta. Giulia/St. Salvator's Monastery / Italy

The Committee heard the comments of ICOMOS which referred to the outstanding universal value of the property. However, ICOMOS was concerned by the fact that the property had not been presented in the more general context of the cultural heritage of the country as a whole. While recognizing the value of the site nominated, the Committee decided to defer a decision until indications had been received from the Italian Government on the properties situated in Italy which it was considering nominating to the List.

 

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3 COM XII.48 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe the following two sites on the World Heritage List:

No. 5: Zembra and Zembretta Islands National Park (Tunisia) and
No. 73: the Madeleine Island (Senegal).

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3 COM XII.49 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List In order to facilitate the examination by the Committee of nominations, it was decided that in future documents submitting nominations to the Committee would include indication of the criteria under which each nomination was to be considered.

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4 COM V.11 Consideration of Item 4 of the agenda: Nominations the World Heritage List The Committee discussed one by one those nominations which had been recommended by the Bureau for inscription on the List, those which had been recommended by the Bureau not to be entered on the List and nominations which raised a problem of application of the criteria, and were hence recommended by the Bureau to be deferred. In each case the Committee heard, as appropriate, the comments of the representatives of IUCN and/or ICOMOS who presented an evaluation of each property in question in relation to the criteria. The representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS were invited when appro- priate and to the extent that it was feasible to consider the nominations in a comparative context.

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4 COM V.13 Consideration of Item 4 of the agenda:Nominations the World Heritage List The Committee also decided to extend the protected site of Ohrid Lake to include the cultural and historical area. This site will carry the name "Ohrid region with its cultural and historical aspects and its natural environment".

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4 COM V.15 Consideration of Item 4 of the agenda:Nominations the World Heritage List (not inscribed sites) The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe the following ten sites on the World Heritage List :

No. / Name of property / State Party

104 / Church of Orosi / Costa Rica

105 / National Monument at San Jose / Costa Rica

108 / National Theatre / Costa Rica

110 / Church of Nicoya / Costa Rica

123 / Kainji Lake National Park / Nigeria

56 / Valley of Heidal / Norway

57 / Kjerringøy Trading Centre / Norway

60 / Eidsvoll Building / Norway

141 / Archaeological ruins at Harappa / Pakistan

77 / Edison National Historic Site / United States of America

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4 COM V.12 Consideration of Item 4 of the agenda: Nominations the World Heritage List (inscribed sites) The Committee decided to enter in the world Heritage List the following 28 sites:

No.

Name of property

State Party

102

Qalaa of Beni Hammad

Algeria

124 Historic Town of Ouro Prêto Brazil
133 Burgess Shale Site Canada
79 Paphos Cyprus
10 Lower Valley of the Awash Ethiopia
12 Tiya Ethiopia
5 Aksum Ethiopia
17 Lower Valley of the Omo Ethiopia
35 Ashante Traditional Buildings

Ghana

129        Maya Site of Copan Honduras
91 Historic Centre of Rome Italy
 

The representative from Italy agreed to communicate to his Government the
Committee's recommendation to extend the protected zone on the Western
side as far as the walls built by Urban VIII.

The Committee considered it desirable that the Vatican City be also protected under
the World Heritage Convention and therefore recommendedthat an invitation to accede to the
Convention be addressed by the General Conference of Unesco to the Holy See.

 
93


Church and Dominican Convent of Santa      
Maria delle Grazie with "The Last
Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci.

 

Italy
130 Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Malta
131 City of Valetta Malta
132 Ggantija Temples Malta
55      Røros Norway
138 Archaeological ruins at Moenjodaro Pakistan
139 Taxila Pakistan
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Buddhist ruins at Takht-i-Bahi andNeighbouring city remains at Sahri-Bahlol   

Pakistan
135 The fortifications on the Caribbean

side of Panama:Portobelo-San Lorenzo

Panama
30 Historic centre of Warsaw Poland
22 Ancient city of Bosra Syrian Arab Republic
23 Site of Palmyra Syrian Arab Republic
  The Committee recommends that the necropolises and the remains of the
Roman aqueduct which are situated outside the fortified walls should be
included in the protected zone. The Committee draws attention to the hotel
facilities on the site which should not, in its opinion, be further extended.
 
8 Ichkeul National Park Tunisia
 

The Committee received assurances from the delegate of Tunisia that the
Government of Tunisia will implement a plan for corrective measures, as
described in documents submitted to the Secretariat, so that the integrity of
Ichkeul National Park will be maintained in the future.

 
134 Redwood National Park United States of America
100 Durmitor National Park Yugoslavia
136 Garamba National Park Zaïre
137 Kahuzi-Biega National Park Zaïre
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4 COM V.14 Consideration of Item 4 of the agenda:Nominations the World Heritage List (differed sites) The Committee decided furthermore to defer the following sites :

No. / Name of property / State Party


101 / Dey's Palace at Algiers/ Algeria

103 / Citadel Quarter of Setif / Algeria

106 /  National archaeological park of Guayabo de Turrialba / Costa Rica

107 / Santa Rosa historic mansion / Costa Rica 

109 / Ruins of Ujarras / Costa Rica 

11 /  Adulis / Ethiopia

111 / Bale Mountain National Park / Ethiopia

112 / Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park / Ethiopia 

13 / Melka Kontoure / Ethiopia

14 / Matara / Ethiopia

16  /Yeha / Ethiopia

92 / Convent of Santa Giulia-San Salvatore / Italy

116  / Town of Djenné  / Mali

117 /  National Park of the Baoulé Loop  / Mali

118 / Land of the Dogon  / Mali

119 / Town of Timbuktu  / Mali

122 /  Birni Gazargamu and Gambaru /  Nigeria

142 /  Rock carvings at the Sacred Rock of Pakistan Hunza and near Gilgit and Chilas / Pakistan

143 /  Historical Monuments at Thatta  /  Pakistan

25  / Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary  / Senegal

21  / Aleppo  / Syrian Arab Republic

 

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4 COM VII.21 Consideration of item 8 of the agenda: Measures to be taken to improve the balance between the cultural and the natural heritage in the implementation of the Convention 21. The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to examine measures to improve the balance between the cultural and the natural heritage in the implementation of the Convention and agreed with the recommendations set out below:

1) Preparatory assistance to States Parties should be granted on a priority basis for:

(i) the establishment of tentative lists of cultural and natural properties situated in their territories and suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List;

(ii) the preparation of nominations of types of properties underrepresented in the World Heritage List.

2) States Parties to the Convention should provide the Secretariat with the name and address of the governmental organization(s) primarily responsible for cultural and natural properties so that copies of all official correspondence and documents can be sent by the Secretariat to these focal points as appropriate. All States Parties to the Convention as of 5 September 1980 are asked to provide this information to the Secretariat by 31st December 1980. New States Parties are requested to do so as soon as possible after the deposit of their instrument of ratification acceptance or accession.

3) States Parties to the Convention should convene at regular intervals at the national level a joint meeting of those persons responsible for natural and cultural heritage in order that they may discuss matters pertaining to the implementation of the Convention. This does not apply to States Parties where one single organization is dealing with both cultural and natural heritage.

4) The Committee, deeply concerned with maintaining a balance in the number of experts from the natural and cultural fields represented on the Bureau urges that every effort be made in future elections in order to ensure that :

(i) the chair is not held by persons with expertise in the same field, either cultural or natural, for more than two succeeding years ;

(ii) at least two "cultural" and at least two "natural" experts are present at Bureau meetings to ensure balance and credibility in reviewing nominations to the World Heritage List.

5) States Parties to the Convention should choose as their representatives persons qualified in the field of natural and cultural heritage thus complying with Article 9, paragraph 3 of the Convention.

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5 COM VIII.15 Nominations to the World Heritage List (inscribed sites) The Committee decided to include in the World Heritage List all the properties recommended by the Bureau. Two nominations, the Fort of Lahore and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore were combined and thus the following twenty-six properties were inscribed :

Name of Property Nomination submitted by Id No.
  • Los Glaciares
Argentina 145
  • Kakadu National Park
Australia 147

NB The Committee noted that the Australian Government intended to proclaim additional areas in the Alligator River Region as part of Kakadu National Park and recommended that such areas be included in the site inscribed on the World Heritage List and that in the Region the environmental protection measures specified in the relevant legislation continue to be enforced.

   
  • The Great Barrier Reef
Australia 154
NB The Committee noted that only a small proportion of the area nominated for the World Heritage List had been proclaimed within the Great Barrier Reef Region as defined in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act, 1975, and the Committee requested the Australian Government to take steps to ensure that the whole area is proclaimed under relevant legislation as soon as possible and that the necessary environmental protection measures are taken.    
 
  • Willandra Lakes Region
Australia 167
NB The Committee would like to see a management plan rapidly established for the whole area.  
 
  • Anthony Island 
Canada 157
  • Head-Smashed-in Bison Jump
Canada 158
  • Speyer Cathedral
Federal Republic of Germany 168 
  • Wurzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Federal Republic of Germany 169
  • Palace and Park of Fontainebleau 
France  160 
  • Chateau and Estate of Chambord
France 161
  • Amiens Cathedral 
France 162
  • The Roman Theatre and its surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
France 163
  • Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles
France  164 
  • Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
France  165
 
  • Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá
Guatemala 149 
NB The Committee recommended that the authorities of Guatemala take the necessary steps to protect the cultural property at the site.    
  •  Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Guinea  155 
 NB The Committee recommended that Guinea, the Ivory Coast and Liberia establish close co-operation for the safeguarding of the whole of the natural ecosystems of the Nimba mountain which stretch over territory within these three countries.    
  • The Medina of Fez
Morocco 170
  • Historical monuments of Thatta
Pakistan 143
  • Fort and Shalimar Gardens at Lahore
Pakistan 171 &172 
  • Darien National Park
Panama 159
  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Senegal 25 
NB The Committee expressed the hope that on the basis of the Unesco Consultants' Report (1981) the Government of Senegal would take the protective measures necessary to maintain the integrity of this World Heritage site in spite of the construction of a series of dams by the O.M.V.S.    
  • Niokolo-Koba National Park
Senegal 153 
NB The Committee urged the Government of Senegal to formulate a comprehensive management plan for the park which would take fully into account the need to integrate it into socio-economic development programmes for the region. The Committee requested the Government of Senegal to take all necessary steps to avoid adverse impacts of water resource development on this World Heritage site.    
  • Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and ruins of Songa Mnara
Tanzania 144 
  • Serengeti National Park
Tanzania 156
NB The Committee urged the competent authorities of Tanzania to consider adding the Maswa Game Reserve to this World Heritage site.    
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
United States of America 150 
  • Olympic National Park
United States of America 151 
NB The Committee urged the competent authorities of the United States of America to take steps to include in this World Heritage site the coastal strip, which is owned by the State of Washington.    

 

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5 COM VIII.16 Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee took note of the decision of the Bureau to defer twenty nominations because additional information was required. The meeting was informed that the Australian Government had withdrawn the nomination of the Sydney Opera House in its setting and that it hoped to submit a revised nomination in due course. In addition, the Rapporteur and the Secretariat informed the Committee that the Algerian Authorities intended to revise the nomination relating to the Dey's Palace at Algiers in order to extend it to cover the whole of the Casbah; this revised nomination would be submitted when the necessary preparatory studies had been completed. Furthermore, the Committee took note of the submission by Italy of a tentative list which would enable the Bureau to examine the nomination of the Convent of Santa Giulia - San Salvatore at its next session.

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6 COM VIII.19 Nominations to the World Heritage List Before the Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, a series of slides on some of the cultural and natural properties nominated was shown by ICOMOS and IUCN. The Committee then took up one by one the nominations of those properties which the Bureau had recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List. In each case the Committee was informed of the point of view of the Bureau as presented by the Rapporteur and took note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN, who had made an evaluation of each property in relation to the criteria for the inscription of properties.

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6 COM VIII.20 Nominations to the World Heritage List (inscribed sites) The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the twenty-four cultural and natural properties which had been recommended by the Bureau:

Name of PropertyContracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the ConventionIdentification No.
  •  Tassili n'Ajjer 
Algeria  179
  •  The M'Zab Valley
Algeria  188
  •  Djemila 
Algeria  191
  •  Tipasa
Algeria  193
  •  Timgad
Algeria  194
  •  Western Tasmania Wilderness National Parks

The Committee is seriously concerned at the likely effect of dam construction in the area on those natural and cultural characteristics which make the property of outstanding universal value. In particular, it considers that flooding of parts of the river valleys would destroy a number of cultural and natural features of great significance, as identified in the ICOMOS and IUCN reports. The Committee therefore recommends that the Australian authorities take all possible measures to protect the integrity of the property. The Committee suggests that the Australian authorities should ask the Committee to place the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger until the question of dam construction is resolved.

Australia  181
  •  Lord Howe Island Group

In view of the importance of Lord Howe Island as a World Heritage site, the World Heritage Committee suggests that steps be taken to replace the telecommunications towers as soon as satellite communications are available.

Australia  186
  •  Historic Centre of the town of Olinda
Brazil  189
  •  Old Havana and its Fortifications
Cuba  204
  •  The Royal Saltworks of Arc et Senans
France  203
  •  National History Park -Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

The Committee recommends that the Haitian authorities exercise the greatest care as regards the restoration and consolidation work on the entire site, which should be carried out in conformity with internationally recognized conservation standards.

Haiti  180
  •  Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Honduras  196
  •  The Historic Centre of Florence
Italy  174
  •  Tai National Park 
Ivory Coast  195
  •  Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  183
  •  Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  184 
  •  Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  190 
  •  Aldabra Atoll
Seychelles, Republic of  195 
  •  Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka  200 
  •  Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka   201
  •  Ancient City of Sigiriya
Sri Lanka   202 
  •  Selous Game Reserve 
Tanzania  199
  •  Cahakia Mounds State Historic Site
United States of America  198 
  •  The old walled City of Shibam  
Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of  192

 

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6 COM VIII.21 Nominations the World Heritage List (extension) The Committee furthermore decided that the site of Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, which was already included in the World Heritage List on the proposal of Guinea, would be extended through the addition of that part of the Reserve situated in Ivory Coast, which was nominated by that State.

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6 COM VIII.22 Nominations the World Heritage List: Old Stone Town of Zanzibar The Committee also decided that the Old Stone Town of Zanzibar which had been nominated by Tanzania should not be considered further for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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6 COM VIII.23 Nominations to the World Heritage List: Medici Villas in the Florentine region The delegate of Italy informed the Committee that the Italian authorities withdraw the nomination of the Medici Villas in the Florentine region.

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