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VIII.16 Butrint (Albania) The Committee recalled that in October 1997, a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint Foundation mission was undertaken to assess the damages caused to the site by civil unrest earlier that year. US$ 100,000 was made available as emergency assistance in 1997 to implement activities identified in the Programme of Corrective Actions, but to date, no report has been received on its implementation. The Committee reiterated its request to the State Party to submit a progress report by 15 April 2001 on the implementation of recommendations of the 1997 UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
VIII.17 Angkor (Cambodia) The Secretariat recalled that this site, inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger at the time of its inscription in 1992, is the largest cultural site in Southeast Asia. It extends over an area of some 400 km2 and includes no less than 100 monuments and hundreds of archaeological features. The socio-economic needs of the inhabitants require integration of conservation and development considerations. Although the armed conflict in the region of Angkor, which prompted its in-danger listing is now over, looting, illicit excavation and traffic in cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
VIII.18 Group of Monuments of Hampi (India) The Committee's attention was drawn to the state of conservation of the Group of Monuments of Hampi and the updated information concerning progress made by the State Party in removing the threats facing the site caused by the ad-hoc public works within the World Heritage protected areas. The Committee examined the findings and recommendations for corrective measures of the ICOMOS-UNESCO reactive monitoring (February 2000) requested by the Committee at its twenty-third session. It noted with appreciation the successful work of the Karnataka ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
VIII.19 Bahla Fort (Oman) The Secretariat informed the Committee that following the recommendations of the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau, two consultants prepared "Guidelines for the establishment of a Management Plan for Bahla Fort and Oasis, a World Heritage Site". A mission was scheduled to visit the site in September 2000 to discuss the management plan, but the mission has been rescheduled to December 2000. A report will be provided to the Bureau for examination at its twenty-fifth session. The Committee encouraged the State Parties to proceed with the preparation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
VIII.20 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) As suggested by ICOMOS at the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau in 2000, the Peruvian authorities prepared a single volume Management Plan to summarize the nine volumes previously produced and approved. Furthermore, a document on the state of conservation of the site was submitted to the World Heritage Centre, following the periodic reporting format. The entire documentation was transmitted to ICOMOS. The Committee commended the State Party for its efforts to protect the property and to implement the Master Plan and congratulated the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
VIII.21 The Committee considered the decisions of the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau (WHC-2000/CONF.204/4) and the working document WHC-2000/CONF.204/10). The relevant section of the report of the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau is attached as Annex X.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.22 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) The Committee noted the results of the joint expert mission by the Centre, IUCN and the Ramsar Bureau undertaken from 14 - 22 September 2000, which was examined by the Bureau. The report of the mission called for urgent financial assistance to deal with the introduced species Salvinia molesta. In view of the imminent danger facing the site, the Director of Senegal National Parks had requested that the site be inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger. IUCN highlighted the seriousness of the threat to both the environment and the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
VIII.23 Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino (Mexico) The Secretariat informed the Committee that, following the President of Mexico's statement of 2 March 2000, the proposed salt works at the World Heritage site of El Vizcaino would not proceed. The Committee noted that letters from the Chairperson of the Committee and the Director-General of UNESCO welcomed this decision and congratulated the President of Mexico for the actions taken to implement the World Heritage Convention. The UN Foundation had approved a US$ 2.5 million project entitled "Linking Conservation of Biodiversity and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Country: Mexico
VIII.24 World Natural Heritage Properties of Australia Shark Bay, Western Australia Great Barrier Reef The Secretariat informed the Committee that a letter on the recent grounding incident was received from the Australian authorities on 28 November 2000 and that a report will be presented to the twenty-fifth session of the World Heritage Bureau in 2001. Central Eastern Australian Rainforest Reserves Wet Tropics of Queensland  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Great Barrier Reef Shark Bay, Western Australia Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
VIII.25 Los Katios National Park (Colombia) The Delegate of Colombia informed the Bureau that the field visit foreseen from 10-12 November 2000 had not taken place and looked forward to a visit in 2001. Such a field visit would not only review the state of conservation of the site, but moreover review co-operation possibilities for a World Heritage nomination of the meso-american biological corridor project and transboundary collaboration with the adjacent Darien National Park (Panama).  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
VIII.26 Golden Mountains of Altai (Russian Federation) The Observer of Russia informed the Committee that the proposed road and gas pipeline through the Ukok Plateau is supported at the highest political level. The project will be reviewed at a meeting on 15 and 16 December 2000 in the Altai Republic.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
VIII.27 Volcanoes of Kamchatka (Russian Federation) The Observer of Russia informed the Committee that the information provided in the Bureau report seemed to relate to the Kamchatka region and not the World Heritage site. He stated that in-depth information would be provided by September 2001.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
VIII.28 The Committee did not inscribe any mixed sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.30 Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) The World Heritage Centre informed the Committee that the Director-General of UNESCO had received a letter dated 27 November 2000 from the authorities of Pakistan requesting the World Heritage Committee to inscribe the Shalamar Gardens on the List of World Heritage in Danger. In the letter, the authorities of Pakistan informed the Director-General that the State Party recognised the urgent need to restore the damaged part of the outer walls and hydraulic works of Shalamar Gardens. Reiterating the great importance attached to ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
VIII.31 Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) The Committee recalled the report on the state of conservation of the Historic City of Zabid, examined by the Bureau at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session that included information on the State Party's request to inscribe the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger. ICOMOS fully supported the findings and recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission undertaken in 1999 and the request by the State Party that the site be inscribed on the World Heritage in Danger in view of the serious condition of the historic buildings within the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
VIII.32 Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) The Committee recalled that it had repeatedly expressed concern for this site and repeatedly deferred inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 1992. The Committee recalled that it had decided again to defer decision on in-danger listing at its twenty-third session, pending a report from a High Level Mission that the Committee decided to send to Kathmandu in 2000 for consultations with representatives of His Majesty's Government of Nepal. This mission, headed by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Mr Abdelaziz Touri, would ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
VIII.33 Taxila (Pakistan) The Committee examined the state of conservation of the site, and adopted the following: The Committee noted the Reports submitted by the State Party, ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre concerning the state of conservation of the Taxila World Heritage site. The Committee expressed its appreciation to the authorities of Pakistan for taking the necessary measures to mitigate the threats caused by the construction of the sports stadium on the Bhir Mound within Taxila. The Committee, while noting the efforts made by the State Party to strictly control illicit ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Taxila
Country: Pakistan
VIII.34 Auschwitz Concentration Camp (Poland) The Committee examined the state of conservation of the site and noted the information provided by the Secretariat and by the Under-Secretary of State of Poland, responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Governmental Programme for Oswiecim. The Committee recalled that, at its twenty-third session (Kyoto, 1998), it confirmed its support for the principles laid out in the Declaration of March 1997; this process should continue in a consensual manner among all parties involved. It expressed the belief that no steps should be taken ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Israel
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Concerning the state of conservation report to be noted by the Committee, the Observer of Brazil stated that strict building regulations are being applied to all construction activities in Brasilia. Although the city is facing challenges due to the increase in population (3 million for a city originally designed for 500,000 inhabitants), which has led to some tension in the outskirts, the core of the city which forms the World Heritage site is intact and the World Heritage value is not adversely affected in any way by new developments. The Observer pointed out ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) The Delegate of Belgium recalled an intervention during the Committee's twenty-third session in Marrakesh in 1999, on the need to make the local population aware of the need to ensure the conservation of this site, and stated that this important issue should be taken into account.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
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