World Heritage Centre http://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&l=en&action=list&searchDecisions=&year_start=2000&year_end=2000&search_session_decision=76&index=101&maxrows=20&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2019 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Sun, 20 Oct 2019 03:24:14 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions http://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg http://whc.unesco.org 24 COM X.C.1 The Island of Saint-Louis (Senegal) Property: The Island of Saint-Louis

Id. N°: 956

State Party: Senegal

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List in the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):

Criterion (ii): The historic town of Saint-Louis exhibits an important exchange of values and influences on the development of education and culture, architecture, craftsmanship, and services in a large part of West Africa.

Criterion (iv): The Island of Saint-Louis, a former capital of West Africa, is an outstanding example of a colonial city, characterized by its particular natural setting, and it illustrates the development of colonial government in this region.

ICOMOS informed the Committee that it had received a map of the property responding to the request by the Bureau to expand the boundaries of the property to include the entire island.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2490 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve (Slovakia) Property: The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

Id. N°: 973

State Party: Slovakia

Criteria: C (iii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):

Criterion (iii): The fortified town of Bardejov provides exceptionally well preserved evidence of the economic and social structure of trading towns in medieval Central Europe.

Criterion (iv): The plan, buildings, and fortifications of Bardejov illustrate the urban complex that developed in Central Europe in the Middle Ages at major points along the great trade routes of the period.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2491 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco (Spain) Property: The Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco

Id. N°: 875 Rev

State Party: Spain

Criteria: C (ii) (iii)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii):

Criterion (ii): The Roman remains of Tárraco are of exceptional importance in the development of Roman urban planning and design and served as the model for provincial capitals elsewhere in the Roman world.

Criterion (iii): Tárraco provides eloquent and unparalleled testimony to a significant stage in the history of the Mediterranean lands in antiquity.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2492 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Palmeral of Elche (Spain) Property: The Palmeral of Elche

Id. N°: 930

State Party: Spain

Criteria: C (ii) (v)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (v):

Criterion (ii): The Palmeral (palm groves) of Elche represent a remarkable example of the transference of a characteristic landscape from one culture and continent to another, in this case from North Africa to Europe.

Criterion (v): The palm grove or garden is a typical feature of the North African landscape which was brought to Europe during the Islamic occupation of much of the Iberian peninsula and has survived to the present day. The ancient irrigation system, which is still functioning, is of special interest.

The Committee noted the change of name of the property from The Palmeral of Elche: A Cultural landscape Inherited from Al-Andalus to The Palmeral of Elche.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2493 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Roman Walls of Lugo (Spain) Property: The Roman Walls of Lugo

Id. N°: 987

State Party: Spain

Criteria: C (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv):

Criterion (iv): The Roman walls of Lugo are the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2494 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí (Spain) Property: The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí

Id. N°: 988

State Party: Spain

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and( iv):

Criterion (ii): The significant developments in Romanesque art and architecture in the churches of the Vall de Boí testify to profound cultural interchange across medieval Europe, and in particular across the mountain barrier of the Pyrenees.

Criterion (iv): The Churches of the Vall de Boí are an especially pure and consistent example of Romanesque art in a virtually untouched rural setting.

In relation to the works of art of these churches, which are currently exhibited in a museum in Barcelona, ICOMOS recommended that the State Party investigate the possibility of returning some of these to their original location.

The Delegate of Finland recalled his previous statement on the necessity of a sub-numbering system for serial nominations such as this property. He urged the Committee to examine this issue. The Delegate of Ecuador disagreed with the proposal of a sub-numbering system.

The Committee noted the change of name of the property from The Catalan Romanesque Cultural Landscape of the Vall de Boí to The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2495 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca (Spain) Property: The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca

Id. N°: 989

State Party: Spain

Criteria: C (iii) (v)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v):

Criterion (iii): The earliest and most abundant evidence of humankind in Europe is to be found in the caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca.

Criterion (v): The fossil remains in the Sierra de Atapuerca constitute an exceptional reserve of information about the physical nature and the way of life of the earliest human communities in Europe.

The Committee noted the change of name of the property from Archaeological Site of the Sierra de Atapuerca, in the Municipalities of Atapuerca and Ibeas de Juarros (Burgos) to The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2496 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland (Sweden) Property: The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland

Id. N°: 968

State Party: Sweden

Criteria: C (iv) (v)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (v):

Criterion (iv): The landscape of Southern Öland takes its contemporary form from its long cultural history, adapting to the physical constraints of the geology and topograpy.

Criterion (v): Southern Öland is an outstanding example of human settlement, making the optimum use of diverse landscape types on a single island.

Several delegates, as well as IUCN, emphasized that the site was an outstanding example of a continuing landscape which supports and maintains biological diversity.

The Committee noted the change of name of the property from Södra Ölands Odlingslandskap (The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland) to The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2497 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzone (Switzerland) Property: The Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzone

Id. N°: 884

State Party: Switzerland

Criteria: C (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv):

Criterion (iv): The fortified ensemble of Bellinzone is an outstanding example of a late medieval defensive structure guarding a key strategic Alpine pass.

The Delegate of Italy drew the attention of the Committee to the influence of the Dukes of Milan in the construction of the defensive walls.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2498 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda (United Kingdom) Property: The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

Id. N°: 983

State Party: United Kingdom

Criteria: C (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv):

Criterion (iv): The Historic Town of St George with its related fortifications is an outstanding example of a continuously occupied, fortified, colonial town dating from the early 17th century and the oldest English town in the New World.

ICOMOS recommended that this property be inscribed on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi).

The Delegate of Mexico expressed surprise at seeing the property nominated as a single site instead of as part of a serial nomination of Caribbean fortifications. The Committee discussed the application of cultural criterion (vi) for this site.

The Delegate of Thailand noted that the criterion had not been requested by the State Party. ICOMOS responded that the Advisory Bodies evaluated properties according to the procedures set out in the Operational Guidelines and recommended criteria deriving from their evaluations. The Committee decided to inscribe the property only under cultural criterion (iv), indicating the possibility of re-nomination of the property under cultural criterion (vi) at a later date.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2499 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (United Kingdom) Property: The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

Id. N°: 984

State Party: United Kingdom

Criteria: C (iii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):

Criterion (iii): The Blaenavon landscape constitutes an exceptional illustration in material form of the social and economic structure of 19th century industry.

Criterion (iv): The components of the Blaenavon industrial landscape together make up an outstanding and remarkably complete example of a 19th century industrial landscape.

The Observer of the United Kingdom, representing the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, hoped that this decision would encourage nominations of other industrial sites. At Blaenavon, heritage is integrated in the development process, in a partnership between local people, governmental and other organizations, as well as the private sector.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2500 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania) Property: The Stone Town of Zanzibar

Id. N°: 173 Rev

State Party: United Republic of Tanzania

Criteria: C (ii) (iii) (vi)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi):

Criterion (ii): The Stone Town of Zanzibar is an outstanding material manifestation of cultural fusion and harmonization.

Criterion (iii): For many centuries there was intense seaborne trading activity between Asia and Africa, and this is illustrated in an exceptional manner by the architecture and urban structure of the Stone Town.

Criterion (vi): Zanzibar has great symbolic importance in the suppression of slavery, since it was one of the main slave-trading ports in East Africa and also the base from which its opponents such as David Livingstone conducted their campaign.

The Committee requested the State Party to report to the twenty-sixth session of the Committee on the progress made in clarifying the co-ordinating and supervisory role and strengthening of the Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2501 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 The Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz (Uzbekistan) Property: The Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz

Id. N°: 885

State Party: Uzbekistan

Criteria: C (iii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribed this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):

Criterion (iii): Shakhrisyabz contains many fine monuments, and in particular those from the Timurid period, which was of great cultural and political significance in medieval Central Asia.

Criterion (iv): The buildings of Shakhrisyabz, notably the Ak-Sarai Palace and the Tomb of Timur, are outstanding examples of a style which had a profound influence on the architecture of this region.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2502 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.1 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (Venezuela) Property: Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Id. N°: 986

State Party: Venezuela

Criteria: C (i) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv):

Criterion (i): The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is a masterpiece of modern city planning, architecture and art, created by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and a group of distinguished avant-garde artists.

Criterion (iv): The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is an outstanding example of the coherent realization of the urban, architectural, and artistic ideals of the early 20th century. It constitutes an ingenious interpretation of the concepts and spaces of colonial traditions and an example of an open and ventilated solution, appropriate for its tropical environment.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2505 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.2 The Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin (Armenia) Property: The Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

Id. N°: 777 Bis

State Party: Armenia

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to approve the extension of the inscribed property.

 

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2506 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.2 The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple Monastery, Lhasa (China) Property: The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple Monastery, Lhasa

Id. N°: 707 Bi

 State Party: China

Criteria: C (i) (iv) (vi)

The Committee decided to approve the extension of the inscribed property of the Potala Palace to include the Jokhang Temple Monastery.

The Committee decided to retain the name of the city (Lhasa) in the name of the property.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2507 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.2 The Classical Gardens of Suzhou (China) Property: The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

Id. N°: 813 Bis

State Party: China

Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)

The Committee decided to approve the extension of the inscribed property of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou to include the Canglang Pavilion, the Lion Forest Garden, the Garden of Cultivation, the Couple's Garden Retreat, and the Retreat and Reflection Garden.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2508 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.3 The Old City of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Property: The Old City of Mostar

Id. N°: 946

State Party: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Criteria: C (iv) (vi)

ICOMOS recommended that this property be inscribed under criteria (iv) and (vi). However, following information received from the UNESCO Office in Sarajevo concerning the threats to the site due to uncontrolled building in the old town and its perimeter, the Committee decided to defer the inscription of this property, in order to allow the State Party to provide more information on the protection of the site. Furthermore, the Committee requested the Secretariat to report on this issue at the forthcoming session of the Bureau.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2509 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.3 The Bolgar Historical and Architectural Complex (Russian Federation) Property: The Bolgar Historical and Architectural Complex

Id. N°: 981

State Party: Russian Federation

Criteria: C (iii)

The Committee decided that this nomination be deferred to allow the State Party to provide more detailed information about the reconstruction of the Great Minaret, confirmation that the industrial project has been definitively abandoned, and a more detailed comparative analysis, as requested by the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2510 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST
24 COM X.C.4 The Abava Valley (Latvia) Property: The Abava Valley

Id. N°: Latvia

State Party: 997

The Committee decided not to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2511 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Nov 2000 00:00:00 EST