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The World Heritage Committee,1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, 2. Authorises the participation in the 30th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of the Document ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/3A.Rev,2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/3B, 2. Decides that Item 15 (Execution of the Budget 2006-2007) be discussed after the discussion on Item 8 (Establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger);3. Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document, as amended.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/4 and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.04, 2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of its 29th session (Durban, 2005).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/5, 2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of the 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2005).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/6,2. Takes note with appreciation of the work undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its strategic objectives and requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to frame his contributions to the preparation of the Draft Medium -Term Strategy 2008-2013 (34/C4) and Draft Programme and Budget 2008-2009 (34/C5) in pursuit of those objectives; 3. Further requests a management audit of the World Heritage Centre in order to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for reinforcing ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7.1,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.a adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Also recalling the submission in 2005 of four petitions by civil society and non-governmental organizations on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties, complemented by an additional petition in February 2006,4. Further recalling paragraph 44 of the Operational Guidelines,5. Thanks the Government of the United Kingdom for having funded the meeting of experts, which took place on the 16th and 17th of March 2006 at ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.b, 3. Takes note of, and endorses the objectives of the Strategy for Reducing Risks from Disasters at World Heritage properties, and requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to work together, along with other UNESCO mechanisms, to prioritise the proposed actions contained in the Strategy; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to disseminate it widely through its web-site and other appropriate means; 5. Calls upon States Parties to the Convention and various ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.1 and 29 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the interim report on the implementation of the emergency funding but regrets that the State Party has not submitted a progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2001 UNESCO/IUCN mission to the property; 4. Further regrets that the requested monitoring mission has not yet taken place due to security concerns; 5. Recommends that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
State Parties: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.2 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for their commitment to the protection of Comoé National Park and for working with local communities to reduce illegal activities; 4. Notes with great concern that in the present situation the State Party continues to have control of and access to only one third of the Park; 5. Takes note of the outcomes and recommendations of the 2006 UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission, in particular the fact that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Comoé National Park
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with concern that the part of the property located in Côte d'Ivoire remains entirely under the control of rebel forces and that encroachment, deforestation, hunting, mining and that a lack of management capacity and resources continue to threaten the property in Guinea; 4. Urges the State Party of Guinea to review the existing protection status of the Reserve and to adopt legal and legislative instruments to ensure ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for having taken urgent measures to improve the state of conservation of the property and the in-situ conservation of the northern white rhino, in particular the conclusion of an agreement with African Parks Foundation for the management of the property; 4. Notes that the property still faces major threats, particularly as a result of armed insurgency in and around the Park; 5. Requests ICCN and APF, in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Garamba National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its utmost concern over the continued reports of poaching involving members of the DRC armed forces and the increased number of armed clashes between Park guards and army soldiers involved in poaching, resulting in the death of two Park guards; 4. Urges the State Party to take urgent measures to stop poaching by soldiers of the DRC armed forces in the property and to take appropriate measures to punish members from the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Salonga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, in particular the Park authority ICCN and its conservation partners for the efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property and for submitting a report on the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to implement immediately the recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission which could constitute possible benchmarks in order to safeguard the outstanding universal ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, in particular the Park authority ICCN and its conservation partners for the efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to implement immediately the following recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission which could constitute possible benchmarks in order to safeguard the outstanding universal value and integrity of the property, and in the interest of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Virunga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its utmost concern over the continued serious threats to the values and integrity of the property, as identified during the May 2006 UNESCO monitoring mission to the property: these included extensive poaching of large mammals and in particular elephants, mining activities inside the property, documented to involve members of both the armed forces and police as well as certain traditional chiefs and dignitaries, as well ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.4 and 29 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Congratulates the State Party and in particular the Amhara Regional State Government for the considerable efforts made to improve the state of conservation and management of the Simien National Park (SMNP) and the substantial progress made towards meeting the benchmarks set by the Committee, in particular its efforts to revise the boundaries of the park through a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Simien National Park
State Parties: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005); 3. Regrets that the state of conservation report provided by the State Party does not respond to the specific findings and recommendations of the 2005 IUCN monitoring mission and does not provide information with regard to the benchmarks set by the Committee at its 29th session; 4. Commends the State Party and other partners, for the approval of the project for the "Co-management of Natural Resources in Aïr and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
State Parties: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for its considerable efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property in line with the 2005 IUCN/UNESCO monitoring mission and for developing a 3 year action plan to achieve the benchmarks set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) with the support of partners and experts in a multi-stakeholder workshop; 4. Urges the State Party to formally approve the Action Plan ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
State Parties: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30 COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7A.8 and 29 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Thanks the State Party for hosting the IUCN/UNESCO monitoring mission to the property from 31 May to 2 June 2006; 4. Recognises that there has been considerable progress in recent years in the rehabilitation of the property, with improved water quality leading toward the restoration of vegetation critical to the functioning of the ecosystem, the gradual return of wintering ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
State Parties: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, local authorities, NGOs and the Bodo Territorial Council for the considerable efforts made to improve the state of conservation of the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and to help meet the benchmarks set by the Committee, and for submitting an updated progress report; 4. Encourages the State Party and local authorities to fully implement all recommendations of the joint 2005 UNESCO/IUCN mission; 5. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.11 and 29 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for the considerable efforts and huge investments made in the restoration and conservation of the Everglades National Park and for submitting an updated progress report; 4. Notes that the State Party is addressing with great effort the concern of the Committee about the quantity and quality of water entering the Park from the north and that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Everglades National Park
State Parties: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.13 and 29 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the report provided by the State Party, as requested by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), was received by the World Heritage Centre on June 30th 2006, leaving little time for a thorough review; 4. Notes that the State Party has reported to the World Heritage Centre that it has fulfilled two of the target benchmarks set by the Committee for the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
State Parties: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made concerning the establishment of a national cultural heritage law, the acquisition of a property title for the site, the delimitation of a buffer zone around the property, and for the management system of the site; 4. Encourages the State Party to pursue the implementation of the action plan and the work to eliminate threats to the structures; 5. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
State Parties: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the efforts made in 2005 to complete the property management plan and to continue to strengthen measures for the protection of the property; 4. Notes that the State Party's State of Conservation report submitted 30 January 2006, only briefly mentions the recently developed management plan, without defining corrective measures for implementation as the guiding instrument intended to ensure a long term ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party on the measures taken and the actions engaged to improve the protection of the site, notably in the institutional, legal and management fields; 4. Appreciates that the State Party has made strong commitments, including the establishment of an action plan with a strict calendar, for the completion of the work in progress and the implementation of longer-term projects; 5. Decides to remove Tipasa ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tipasa
State Parties: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party for its efforts in addressing the issue of the rising ground water table; 4. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of 2005: a) Carry out a rapid condition survey of all excavated remains and urgent conservation measures in order to provide protection to structures during the vibration and other forms of damage likely to result from ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Abu Mena
State Parties: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.18 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with great concern the present situation in Iraq and regrets the obstacle it represents in the implementation of safeguarding activities; 4. Encourages the State Party to establish, as early as possible, a site management coordination unit, which will be responsible for any action to be undertaken on the property; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to continue assisting the responsible Iraqi authorities in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
State Parties: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the numerous efforts made to improve the state of conservation of the property, including efforts to reduce the numbers of violations of historic fabric occurring, to remove past violations and to support the production of traditional materials; 4. Notes with great concern that the main recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session, notably the completion of an urban ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
State Parties: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for having halted the construction of the road and for the progress achieved for the strengthening of the base of the Minaret by masonry work and the geophysical survey of the site; 4. Reiterates its strong encouragement of the State Party to construct an alternative footbridge and a ford across the Hari River, in order to enable access of the villagers from the Bedam Valley to the Jam Valley, as well as ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
State Parties: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Highly commends the State Party and the international community for their efforts and commitment to the safeguarding of this property; 4. Urges the State Party to enhance the awareness level of Outstanding Universal Value among stakeholders, along with capacity building; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to assist in the finalisation of the comprehensive site management plan by the State Party based on the Outstanding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
State Parties: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the strong progress made towards the effective management of the property, as well as for the quality of the draft Integrated Management Plan (IMP); 4. Further commends the State Party for having suspended the work on the commercial complex-and-interpretation centre and for the decision to identify an alternate location for the complex; 5. Notes the progress in the preparation of urban building ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A 23, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party and the UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust project for the progress made to elaborate a comprehensive management plan for the existing World Heritage property; 4. Urges the State Party to accelerate its efforts to clearly redefine the World Heritage protective zones which fully reflects the Outstanding Universal Value of Bam and its Cultural Landscape; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
State Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting the updated information provided by the UNESCO mission in June 2006, 4. Commends the State Party for the co-ordinated efforts made, despite the difficult situation amidst political transformation, in improving the conservation of the property, progress made in redefining the property's boundaries, and recognizes the high quality of the participatory process for the establishment of the integrated management plan ; 5. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
State Parties: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes that considerable progress has been made in the preparation of the master plans for the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Congratulates the State Party on the positive change in the conservation framework created through the transfer of management of the property from Federal to Provincial authority; 5. Commends the State Party for all actions taken in the last year to advance the conservation of the property; 6. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
State Parties: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Welcomes the efforts made by the local and provincial authorities for the restoration of the irrigation systems of the rice terraces; 4. Notes with concern the findings and recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN monitoring mission (18 to 24 April 2006) that little progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the September 2001 and June 2005 missions, in particular that: a) A ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
State Parties: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Encourages the State Party to continue to work in close collaboration with the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies, other stakeholders and the university networking for documentation through the UNESCO-Forum/Universities and Heritage, particularly in implementing activities outlined in the action plan; 4. Notes with great concern that little progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the Committee ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
State Parties: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for progress made with the definition of the buffer zone and requests that the right bank of the river (Deutz side) be also included into the buffer zone of the property;4. Requests the State Party to submit the modifications to the boundaries in accordance with Chapter III.I of the Operational Guidelines by 1 February 2007;5. Notes with satisfaction that the high-rise building project was halted to protect ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cologne Cathedral
State Parties: Germany
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 8B.51, 29 COM 8B.52, 29 COM 8C.1 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with great concern that no further progress has been made in the implementation of the Master Plan and finding an alternate route for the proposed road A-16;4. Regrets that no significant structural reinforcement works have been made on the most damaged buildings and recommends that the State Party prepares an International Assistance request for the elaboration of an emergency action plan; 5. Urges ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
State Parties: Chile
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the actions taken to protect and preserve the World Heritage site of Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, in particular the progress made with regard to reducing the water level at the property and the restoration of the buildings;4. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made to solve the problem of the resettlement of the occupants and farmers away from the property;5. Requests the State Party to submit ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
State Parties: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.102, 28 COM 15B.106 and 29 COM 7B.92 adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003), 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions,3. Recalls article 11.4 of the Convention and paragraph 179 of the Operational Guidelines with regard to ascertained danger (including serious deterioration of materials, structures and town-planning coherence) and potential danger (lack of conservation policy); 4. Expresses its grave concern about the state of conservation of the property and the lack of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Coro and its Port
State Parties: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.31 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Further recalling 32 C/Resolution 39 of the General Conference of UNESCO and Decision 172EX.18 of the Executive Board of UNESCO, as well as the provisions of the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and the related Protocols, and the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the inclusion of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Notes with great concern the reports of ongoing and potential threats to the values and integrity of the property;3. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre a full copy of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the proposed road upgrading project as well as the final report on the wildlife inventory that took place in May/June 2006;4. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
State Parties: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Encourages the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) to act without delay on the measures planned to strictly regulate and control tourism in the Crater and move immigrants, NCAA and tourist lodge staff out of the property;4. Notes that the World Heritage Centre and IUCN have received a number of reports highlighting concerns on the state of conservation of the property; 5. Urges the State Party to consult widely, including with ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes that the State Party has not responded to the previous request for information about a number of threats to the property;3. Regrets that financial resources available from the income retention scheme from commercial hunting have decreased significantly in recent years and recommends that the State Party seek independent financial advice on the management of this income retention scheme to support conservation and management of the property;4. Requests the State Party to commission independent EIAs of all ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with satisfaction the completion of the World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission to the World Heritage property;4. Notes with concern that the Management Plan is not yet officially in force; 5. Requests the State Party to undertake the necessary measures to:a) Publish without delay the Ministerial decree for the enforcement of the Management Plan of the property and initiate its implementation;b) Make necessary arrangements ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
State Parties: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party, SANParks, CapeNature, C.A.P.E. and the Working for Water and Working on Fire programmes for their continued conservation and development efforts in and around the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas;3. Thanks the international donor community for its substantial support for the continued conservation and development efforts in and around the World Heritage property;4. Notes with great concern that the important efforts to manage invasive alien species and fire are currently severely ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
State Parties: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3. Notes with thanks the general management plan and the map showing the precise surveyed and marked boundary of the World Heritage property submitted by the State Party;4. Commends the Uganda Wildlife Authority for ongoing work to improve the management and conservation of the property, notably through the implementation of a 10 year management plan, as well as its considerable efforts to support the sustainable development of appropriate ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
State Parties: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party for the recent approval of the general management plan (2005 to 2015) for the property and the development of the ecological monitoring programme for the property under the UNESCO-IUCN-UNF Enhancing Our Heritage project;3. Urges the State Party to consult widely, including with IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, on the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) relating to the proposed new lodge development at Bilila, and to carefully consider alternative options so that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Serengeti National Park
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern that the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop have not been implemented;3. Regrets that the integrity of the World Heritage property remains threatened by uncontrolled urban development, pollution and unplanned tourism development;4. Urges both States Parties to urgently follow-up on the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop and in particular the preparation and implementation of an effective joint management framework to address the ongoing threats; and requests the States ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
State Parties: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party and its partners for their efforts to protect the Banc d'Arguin National Park, including through the implementation of the Regional Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme for West Africa (PRCM);4. Congratulates the State Party for the 30th anniversary of the Banc d'Arguin National Park and the associated programme of events to raise awareness and support for the property and encourages international ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
State Parties: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that progress on reviewing the 2000 management plan and delineating boundaries remains very slow and that the State Party is yet to submit a revised boundary for the World Heritage property;4. Notes with concern recent reports indicating that the current management plan would conditionally permit mining activity (exploration and production of oil, gas and minerals) in all zones of the World Heritage property and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
State Parties: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the management and conservation of the World Heritage serial property and encourages further efforts to develop strengthened legislative and policy frameworks; strategic tourism planning; participatory approaches and work with NGO partners; 4. Urges the State Party to provide sufficient funding for the management of the property at national, provincial and local ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
State Parties: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.5 and 29 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern the findings and recommendations of the joint IUCN-UNESCO monitoring mission (25 February to 5 March 2006), in particular that the property continues to be increasingly threatened by extensive agricultural encroachment, illegal logging, poaching, road construction and institutional and governance issues, and that an Emergency Action Plan requested at the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
State Parties: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes that the 2005 monsoon rains have improved the water situation in Keoladeo National Park;4. Urges the State Party to implement long term solutions for the water problem of the park to ensure a sufficient water supply to the property even in years where the monsoon rains fail, and effectively deal with the problem of invasive species; 5. Calls upon the international donor community to provide further financial and technical support ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the World Heritage property that requires a concerted effort and adequate resources to address;4. Notes with concern that the Strategic Plan has yet to be formally approved and implemented; 5. Urges the State Party to take urgent action for the establishment, staffing and funding of the park management authority, Balai Taman Nasional Lorentz;6. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lorentz National Park
State Parties: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern the findings of the joint fact-finding mission of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, IUCN-Nepal and WWF-Nepal in relation to the development of the Kongde View Resort within the World Heritage property, the potential negative impacts of this development on the integrity of the property and the lack of adequate consultation;3. Urges the State Party to:a) Clarify the ownership of the site of the resort development;b) Carefully consider the social and environmental impacts ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
State Parties: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the positive achievements in the conservation and management of the property and particularly in controlling the illegal fishing activities at local level; 4. Urges the State Party to provide sufficient basic funding for the management of the property in order to avoid annual fluctuations caused by dependence on tourism income and project funding; 5. Encourages the State Party to enact the Tubbataha Protected Areas Bill ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
State Parties: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.13 and 28 COM 15B.13, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Commends the State Party and Ha Long Bay Management Authority for their continued efforts in addressing key issues in and around the property and for submitting a detailed response to the concerns raised over the state of conservation of the property;4. Urges the State Party and the Ha Long Bay Management Authority to continue their efforts to relieve or resolve the economic ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ha Long Bay
State Parties: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling its Decisions 28 COM 15B.22 and 29 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou 2004) and 29th (Durban 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in setting up a basic monitoring programme, its efforts to agree with the Government of Mongolia on acceptable pollution standards for the Selenga River, its efforts to modernize sewage treatment systems in the watershed, the preparation of a management plan for the property and preparatory work implemented to define the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lake Baikal
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decisions 22 COM/A1 and 25 COMIII.120-121 adopted at its 22nd (Kyoto, 1998) and 25th (Helsinki, 2001) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with great concern that a pipeline project across the World Heritage property of the Golden Mountains of Altai is being considered;4. Regrets that the State Party did not provide any information in compliance with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines; 5. Recalls its request at its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998) to the State Party to start a co-operative process ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.20 and 29 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that little progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission;4. Urges both States Parties to ensure that the management of the areas surrounding the World Heritage property does not adversely impact on the values and integrity of the property;5. Further urges both States Parties to clarify in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Białowieża Forest
State Parties: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Requests the State Party to ensure that adverse impacts of the operation of the Cheviot mine on the integrity of the property are minimized and mitigated;4. Further requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
State Parties: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.16 and 28 COM 15B.24, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Notes with concern that the various mining, mineral, oil and gas exploration activities around the property could have major adverse cumulative impacts on the integrity of the property;4. Encourages the State Party of Canada to proceed with the expansion of Nahanni National Park to protect the entire South Nahanni watershed and the karstlands of the Ram Plateau;5. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Nahanni National Park
State Parties: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.18 and 28 COM 15B.26, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that the mining activities continue to have major adverse impacts on the integrity of the property;4. Regrets that little progress is made in relation to the requested stop of all mining activities in the World Heritage property;5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
State Parties: Italy
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern the increasing human pressures on the Danube Delta and the resultant impacts on the World Heritage property;4. Encourages the States Parties of the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine to follow up on the shared vision generated at the trilateral conference held in Odessa in 2006 and to implement the activities agreed upon;5. Strongly encourages the three States Parties to develop and implement a Master Plan for the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Danube Delta
State Parties: Romania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that the State Party report, received on 1 February 2006, repeats the report of 27 January 2005;4. Regrets that the State Party has failed to report the most recent information on the issues raised at the 29th session of the Committee or to respond to any of its decisions;5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint UNESCO/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation and the factors affecting the Outstanding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party for its prompt clarification of the status of the North Shore Road project;3. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of the process to resolve the 1943 Agreement that calls for building a new road through the park as well as any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
State Parties: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.122 and 29 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the State Party's efforts in addressing key issues in the property;4. Requests the State Party to continue its efforts in addressing key issues in the property including its winter use;5. Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2008 on the status of key conservation and management issues in the property ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
State Parties: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Regrets that the report submitted by the State Party was not provided in one of the working languages of the Convention (English or French);4. Commends the State Party for having implemented a transparent process which led to the successful selection of a director for the Galapagos National Park Service, ending an extended period of instability;5. Commends international donors and development agencies for their continued commitment and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Galápagos Islands
State Parties: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3. Thanks the State Party of Ecuador for having submitted the requested report on progress in the implementation of the management strategy and measures taken to ensure adequate levels of funding and staff for the management of the property;4. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the conservation and management of this World Heritage property;5. Welcomes the support of the National Environmental Fund of Ecuador, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sangay National Park
State Parties: Ecuador
Decision 30 COM 7B.31The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Urges the State Party to ensure that the Estrada do Colono Road is not re-opened, ensuring that local concerns are addressed in alternative manners; 4. Further urges the State Party to provide full support to the park authorities in carrying out their mandate and to ensure sustainable financing of the property especially relating to ongoing programmes with communities; 5. Reiterates its concern about the Lower ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
State Parties: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Commends the State Party for the implementation of a Supplementary Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement, and recent efforts to increase the protection of old growth forests adjacent to the World Heritage property, thus increasing the buffer zone in certain areas; 3. Notes the concerns expressed by NGOs in relation to the impacts of logging adjacent to the World Heritage property and the potential for this activity to compromise options for future extensions to the World Heritage property;4. Requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
State Parties: Australia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document W3C-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.36 and 29 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Regrets that the report provided by the State Party of France did not address the situation of transboundary cooperation;4. Notes with concern that nine years after the inscription of the property, the issue of the relocation of the Festival de Gavarnie has still not been solved satisfactorily;5. Requests the State Party of France to permanently relocate the Festival de Gavarnie ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
State Parties: France Spain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.37 and 29 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the exceptional quality of the efforts between national authorities responsible for heritage conservation and the leadership of the monastic community to collaborate fruitfully and effectively to ensure the long term conservation of the property;4. Urges the World Heritage Centre, the State Party and competent authorities to fully implement all recommendations of the joint ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mount Athos
State Parties: Greece
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the completion and adoption of the new Master Plan for the property to address key issues of its conservation and management;4. Also commends the State Party for its efforts to re-orient the priorities of the World Bank funded Vilcanota Valley Project to ensure its contribution to the development of a sustainable tourism programme for this area;5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
State Parties: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Thanks the State Party for having made substantial efforts, in conformity with Decision 29 COM 7A.14, with the view of the achievement of the management plan for Timbuktu;4. Thanks the State Party for having created a local steering committee for the conservation and management of the Old City of Timbuktu;5. Also thanks the State Party for the necessary collective actions undertaken for the elaboration of the management plan and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Timbuktu
State Parties: Mali
The World Heritage Committee;1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.38 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Thanks the State Party for having organised the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM mission, given the results of said mission; 4. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to organise, in 2007, a meeting of representatives of funding institutions and the major partners within the international community active in Senegal, in order to harmonise the current and future interventions on the property;5. Invites the State Party ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
State Parties: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.36, adopted during the 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Taking into account the pressure caused by development activities affecting the town of Djenné and the possible consequences to the property, as well as the lack of financial and technical resources, and competence within the Municipality of Djenné in the form of a qualified local authority who could be informed to threats to the property, 4. Requests the State Party to undertake all necessary measures to implement the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
State Parties: Mali
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue its support of the Ethiopian Government to abide by the requirements of the World Heritage Convention in Aksum;4. Reiterates its request to the State Party, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, to submit an up-dated map and the management plan of the property indicating clearly the boundaries of the World Heritage core and buffer zones;5. Requests the State Party to invite a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Aksum
State Parties: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 21 COM VII.46, adopted at its 21st session (Naples, 1997),3. Referring to the mission reports of the World Heritage Centre, in July 2004 and March 2005, and to the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring Mission of June 2006,4. Taking note of the State Party's decision to implement the European Union funded Project,5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to prepare a conservation project that ensures an integrated and reversible approach;6. Urges the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
State Parties: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the successful efforts of the persons responsible locally of the conservation, who brought improvements in this field in the course of the last year, particularly the establishment of a well staffed World Heritage secretariat for Lamu;4. Invites the State Party to implement the principal recommendations of the Committee at its 28th and 29th sessions (management plan, buffer zone extension, improvement to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lamu Old Town
State Parties: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Noting with great concern that the Island of Mozambique continues to be threatened by the serious degradation of its historical monuments, the lack of a detailed architectural survey, the lack of conservation, management and planning mechanism, capacity and sanitation problems,3. Further noting the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/African Development Bank (AfDB) mission for developing a sustainable development programme for the World Heritage property,4. Strongly encourages the State Party to appoint a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Mozambique
State Parties: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/03.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.37 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005)3. Notes with concern the potential negative impact of coastal and marine erosion on the Island of Gorée;4. Expresses its full support to the proposed project for the coastal rehabilitation of the Island of Gorée, with possible funding from the Qatar Foundation, and strongly encourages the State Party and the World Heritage Centre to take all the necessary actions towards its finalization and actual implementation;5. Requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Gorée
State Parties: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with thanks the partly completed Integrated Conservation Management Plan (ICMP) being developed for the property;4. Regrets that the recommendations of the 2004 ICOMOS/ICCROM/IUCN joint mission have not yet been fully implemented and that the State Party support necessary to ensure their fulfilment is, to date, still lacking;5. Strongly recommends that the State Party work closely with the Advisory Bodies and Robben Island ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Robben Island
State Parties: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.6 and 29 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Takes note of the report of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission which took place from 21-25 April 2006;4. Commends the State Party for having committed itself at the highest level to address the issues of concern expressed through the decisions of the Committee, particularly through the creation of local and inter-ministerial committees that guide action ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
State Parties: Morocco