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II.1 The Committee adopted the Provisional Agenda and Timetable (WHC-99/CONF.204/1 Rev.10) without any modifications.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
III.1 Proposed by the Delegate of Hungary, and endorsed by Canada, Thailand and Benin, Mr Peter King (Australia) was elected as Chairperson by acclamation. The following members of the Committee were elected as Vice-Chairpersons by acclamation: Canada, Ecuador, Finland, Morocco and Thailand. Mr. Dawson Munjeri (Zimbabwe) was elected as Rapporteur. III.2 The Committee warmly thanked the out-going Chairperson, Mr Abdelaziz Touri for the excellent leadership he provided the Committee during the past year which had resulted in closer working relations between the Committee and the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VI.1 The Committee noted the reports of the following four reform groups and sincerely thanked the States Parties who had participated in their work. Task Force on the implementation of the ConventionChair: C. Cameron (Canada)Rapporteur: K. Keeffe (Australia)WHC-2000/CONF.2000/INF. 7 Working Group on the Representativity of the World Heritage ListChair: H.E. Ambassador Mr Olabiyi B.J. Yai (Benin)Rapporteur: H.E. Mr M. Peek (Australia)WHC-2000/CONF.2000/INF. 8 Working Group on Equitable Representation in the World Heritage CommitteeChair: H.E. Ambassador J. Musitelli (France)Rapporteur: ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
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VII.14 The Committee approved the regional strategies presented in Annexes I, II, III and IV of Working Document WHC-2000/CONF.204/8. The budgetary implications are considered under item 13 of the Agenda (WHC-2000/CONF.204/15, Chapter IV of the budget).  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.44 The Committee recalled that in accordance with its request at its twenty-third session, IUCN and the World Heritage Centre planned and organised, in consultation with the International Council on Metals and the Environment (ICME), a technical meeting which analysed case studies on World Heritage and mining. This meeting was held at the IUCN Headquarters (Gland, Switzerland) from 21 to 23 September 2000 and reviewed practical case studies from the following sites: Lorentz National Park, Indonesia; Huascaran National Park, Peru; Doñana National Park, Spain; Camp Caiman ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.1 The Committee reviewed document WHC-2000/CONF.204/9 describing state of conservation reports of eighteen natural and five cultural properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.2 The Committee was informed that in accordance with the recommendation it made at the last session, the Centre and IUCN had organised a workshop on the "Role of World Heritage Danger Listing in Promoting International Co-operation for the Conservation of World Natural Heritage" on 6 and 7 October 2000 in Amman, Jordan, at the time of IUCN's Second World Conservation Congress. As requested by the participants of that Workshop, the Committee noted the seven priority recommendations included in WHC-2000/CONF.204/9 and suggested that the Centre consider incorporating them as appropriate ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.3 Iguacu National Park (Brazil) The Committee noted that an oil spill that occurred 600 km from the site did not have any major impact on the site. The Committee recognised that the illegal opening and the use of the Colon Road is the most immediate threat to the site and learned that IBAMA has allocated the equivalent of US $560,000 to support action related to the closure of the road and to restore areas affected by road construction. The Committee was informed that the Brazilian participant at the workshop held in Amman, Jordan had informed the Centre and IUCN of other potential ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
VIII.4 Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) The Committee was informed that the Minister of Environment and Water, by a letter dated 11 September 2000, has transmitted a state of conservation report to the Centre. The report reached the Centre only on 17 November 2000 and hence allowed only a preliminary desk-review by IUCN. The report describes changes in physical (e.g. water quality) and biodiversity indicators that show improvements in the state of conservation of the site. It outlines measures taken by the State Party to strengthen social, cultural and political support for the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
VIII.5 Manovo-Gounda-St.Floris National Park (Central African Republic (CAR)) The Committee was informed that a representative of the State Party had presented a paper on the state of conservation of the site at the Amman Workshop held on 6 and 7 October 2000. He had confirmed that poaching, including by armed groups from neighbouring States, was widespread in the area and that an UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site to plan mitigation and rehabilitation measures would be welcome. The UNESCO National Commission of CAR had contacted the Centre and plans to field a mission were underway. The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
VIII.6 World Heritage sites of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) The Committee noted detailed information on the state of conservation of the five sites in the DRC, i.e. Virunga, Garamba and Kahuzi Biega and Salonga National Parks and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, reported from pages 2 to 5 of the document WHC-2000/CONF.204/9. Furthermore, the Committee noted the following additional information reported by the Centre: (1) In addition to the UNOMC, contacts have been established with members of a UN Panel conducting a Probe on Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in DRC and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
VIII.7 Sangay National Park (Ecuador) The Committee was informed that the Minister for Environment of Ecuador participated in the Amman Workshop and had noted that the inclusion of the Sangay National Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger had helped the Ministry of Environment in negotiations with the Ministry Public Works and other Government bodies to obtain resources to evaluate environmental impacts of the Guamote Macas Road and plan mitigation measures. The Minister was of the view that despite recent improvements in the state of conservation of the site, Sangay should ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
VIII.8 Simien National Park (Ethiopia) The Committee was informed that the Director of the Department of Agriculture from the Amhara Region, which is directly responsible for the management of this site, participated in the Amman Workshop. In his presentation, the Director had pointed out several improvements in the state of conservation of the site and expressed his disagreement with the 1996 consultant mission findings that led to the Committee to include Simien in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Permanent Delegate of Ethiopia, by letter of 16 October 2000 to the Director of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
VIII.9 Mount Nimba Nature Reserve (Guinea/Côte d'Ivoire) The Committee noted that at a World Heritage and Mining Technical Workshop, held at IUCN Headquarters from 20- 23 September, 2000, the case of Mt. Nimba was discussed and participants noted that key issues at this site include: (a) the need for clear boundary demarcation, taking into consideration the boundaries proposed at the time of inscription and changes proposed subsequently; (b) the need for effective transboundary co-operation between the two States Parties (Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire) as well as Liberia, which ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
VIII.10 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) The Committee was informed that the Centre/IUCN mission to this site was fielded from 24 to 30 October 2000. A preliminary report of the mission indicated that of the ten major recommendations of the previous (1995) Centre/IUCN mission which led to the inclusion of this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger 1996, five have been implemented. Some notable achievements made since 1995 include: completion of a participatory management plan; increasing on-the-ground management presence; establishment of inter-agency control posts in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
VIII.11 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) The Deputy Inspector General for Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) in New Delhi, in a letter of 26 September 2000 addressed to the Charge d'Affairs of the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO suggested that the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Centre mission to Manas be undertaken in May 2001. The Deputy Inspector General for Wildlife also presented a paper at the IUCN/Centre Workshop in Amman in which he emphasised the fact that the inclusion of Manas in the List of World Heritage in Danger has influenced State and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
VIII.12 Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves (Niger) The Committee was informed that the State Party had notified the Centre that it wished to complete implementation of all activities of the rehabilitation programme before requesting the Committee to consider removing this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger. A representative of the State Party who participated and presented a paper at the Amman Workshop confirmed this position of the State Party. The Committee invited the State Party to submit a comprehensive progress report, before 15 April 2001, to the Centre on the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
VIII.13 Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) The Committee was informed that following two winters of adequate rainfall that allowed recovery of the freshwater vegetation, reversal in rainfall patterns has led to a renewed increase in the salinity of Lake waters, resembling levels that prevailed in the area in 1997 and as such, the benefits of the restoration of the Lake achieved during the last two years are in danger of being lost. Such unpredictable, climate-induced reversals are likely to happen in the future. Nevertheless, the Committee stressed the need to fully implement the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
VIII.14 Rwenzori Mountains (Uganda) The Committee noted that the Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UAW), in his letter of 13 September 2000, has stressed that the Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) should be retained in the List of World Heritage in Danger, owing to the fact that: (a) RMNP is still closed to visitors and effects of insurgency by armed groups continue to affect management, habitats and wildlife; (b) Communities resident around the Park are equally affected and regard the Park as a major source of resources posing clear threats to habitats and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
VIII.15 World Heritage sites of the United States of America: Everglades National Park & Yellowstone National Park The Committee recalled that the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau requested the Centre and IUCN to meet with the State Party and discuss the preparation of a schedule of actions for complete rehabilitation of the site and its eventual removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Centre, IUCN and relevant authorities from the State Party, including the Directors of the two sites, participated in a conference call on 27 October 2000. The Observer of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Everglades National Park Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
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
VIII.29 Kakadu National Park (Australia) The Committee recalled that in July 1999, the third extraordinary session of the Committee examined the state of conservation of Kakadu National Park with reference to the development of a uranium mine on the Jabiluka Mineral Lease in an enclave of the Park. The Committee examined the state of conservation of this mixed cultural and natural property in two parts relating to natural values and cultural values. Natural values The Committee was informed that the Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) of the International Council of Science (ICSU) and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
 State of conservation reports of natural properties noted by the Committee Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland) Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon) Gros Morne National Park (Canada) Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks (Canada) Comoe National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Komodo National Park (Indonesia) Lorenz National Park (Indonesia) Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Kenya) Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (New Zealand) Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) Huascarán National Park ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Białowieża Forest Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Comoé National Park Danube Delta Dja Faunal Reserve Doñana National Park Galápagos Islands Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gros Morne National Park Ha Long Bay Huascarán National Park Komodo National Park Lake Baikal Lorentz National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest Ngorongoro Conservation Area Niokolo-Koba National Park Pirin National Park Sinharaja Forest Reserve Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: Belarus Bulgaria Cameroon Canada Côte d'Ivoire Ecuador Indonesia Kenya New Zealand Oman Peru Poland Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Sri Lanka Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania Viet Nam Zambia Zimbabwe
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (China) The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China) VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) VIII.37 Roman Monuments, Cathedral St Peter and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier (Germany) Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany) Classical Weimar (Germany) Hortabagy National Park (Hungary) VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India) Sun Temple of Konarak (India) Petra (Jordan) Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic) Byblos (Lebanon) Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco) VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) Lumbini, the Birthplace of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Baroque Churches of the Philippines Brasilia Byblos Chavin (Archaeological Site) Classical Weimar Complex of Hué Monuments Cultural Landscape of Sintra Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Historic Areas of Istanbul Historic Cairo Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta Island of Mozambique Khajuraho Group of Monuments Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Petra Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Sun Temple, Konârak Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Brazil China Egypt Germany Hungary India Jordan Lao People's Democratic Republic Lebanon Morocco Mozambique Nepal Panama Peru Philippines Portugal Turkey Viet Nam
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
X.1 The Chairperson indicated that all the cultural nominations for inscription are included in the tentative lists of the countries concerned. X.2 The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had received in the year 2000 six new tentative lists from Australia, Israel, Malawi, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. It also had received a letter from the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) dated 24 November 2000 transmitting the Declaration of the meeting of Arab Ministers of Cultural Affairs held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 21 to 22 November 2000 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Following the request from the States Parties concerned, the Committee approved changes to the names of the following properties included on the World Heritage List: Canada: Existing NameName change requested Anthony Island / Ile Anthony SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) / SGaang Gwaii (Île Anthony) Parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes Parc provincial des Dinosaures Parc provincial Dinosaur Parc national du Gros Morne Parc national du Gros-Morne Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Dinosaur Provincial Park Gros Morne National Park Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historic District of Old Québec Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Old Town Lunenburg Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier SGang Gwaay Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Wood Buffalo National Park
X.4 Following the review of the state of conservation reports and at the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to inscribe the following natural cultural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) X.5 The Committee did not recommend the deletion of any properties from the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Pakistan Senegal Yemen
X.6 The Secretariat informed the Committee that the following sites have been withdrawn: National Park of Abruzzo (Italy) and Lena River Delta (Russian Federation). X.7 The Committee noted that concerning the sites of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park (Brazil), Ancient Pula with the Amphitheatre (Croatia) and The Cape Floristic Region - Phase 1: Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment (South Africa), the respective States Parties have requested ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Property: Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks Id. N°: 966 State Party: Argentina Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i). The site contains a complete sequence of fossiliferous continental sediments representing the entire Triassic Period (45 million years) of geological history. No other place in the world has a fossil record comparable to that of Ischigualasto-Talampaya which reveals the evolution of vertebrate life and the nature of palaeoenvironments in the Triassic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
Country: Argentina
Property: Greater Blue Mountains Area Id. N°: 917 State Party: Australia Criteria: N (ii), (iv) Recalling the history of the nomination, IUCN informed the Committee that the Bureau at its twenty-third session had recommended deferral for the natural part of this originally mixed nomination inviting the Australian authorities to consider the possibility of a serial nomination to cover the full range of values of eucalyptus ecosystems. The Bureau had noted that although the area was nationally important, it was not considered on its own to be a significant representation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Greater Blue Mountains Area
Country: Australia
Property: Jaú National Park Id. N°: 998 State Party: Brazil Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Jaú National Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site protects a large and representative example of the Amazon Central Plain Forest including the entire hydrological basin of the Jaú River. The site is important for biodiversity, protecting a large portion of the biodiversity associated with the Blackwater River system - one of the three types of lymnological systems associated with the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Amazon Conservation Complex
Country: Brazil
Property: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park Id. N°: 967 State Party: Bolivia Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Noel Kempff Mercado National Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site contains an array of habitat types including evergreen rainforests, palm forests, cerrado, swamps, savannahs, gallery forests, and semideciduous dry forests. The cerrado habitats found on the Huanchaca Meseta have been isolated for millions of years providing an ideal living laboratory for the study of the evolution of these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Property: Pantanal Conservation Area Id. N°: 999 State Party: Brazil Criteria: N (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Pantanal Conservation Complex on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv). Criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): The site is representative of the Greater Pantanal region. It demonstrates the on-going ecological and biological processes that occur in the Pantanal. The association of the Amolar Mountains with the dominant freshwater wetland ecosystems confers to the site a uniquely important ecological gradient as well as a dramatic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Pantanal Conservation Area
Country: Brazil
Property: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) Id. N°: 908 State Party: Italy Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed the Aeolian Islands on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i): The volcanic landforms of the site represent classic features in the continuing study of volcanology worldwide. With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years. ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
Property: Kinabalu Park Id. N°: 1012 State Party: Malaysia Criteria: N(ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Kinabalu Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site has a diverse biota and high endemism. The altitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions combine with precipitous topography, diverse geology and frequent climate oscillations to provide conditions ideal for the development of new species. The Park contains high biodiversity with representatives from more than half the families of all ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kinabalu Park
Country: Malaysia
Property: Gunung Mulu National Park Id. N°: 1013 State Party: Malaysia Criteria: N (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Gunung Mulu National Park under natural criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). Criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv): The concentration of caves in Mulu's Melinau Formation with its geomorphic and structural characteristics is an outstanding feature which allows a greater understanding of Earth's history. The caves of Mulu are important for their classic features of underground geomorphology, demonstrating an evolutionary history of more than 1.5 million ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
Property: Central Suriname Nature Reserve Id. N°: 1017 State Party: Suriname Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Central Suriname Nature Reserve under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site encompasses significant vertical relief, topography and soil conditions that have resulted in a variety of ecosystems. This ecosystem variation allows organisms within these ecosystems to move in response to disturbance, adapt to change and maintain gene flow between populations. The site's size, undisturbed state (in general a rare condition in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Suriname Nature Reserve
Country: Suriname
Property: The High Coast Id. N°: 898 State Party: Sweden Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed The High Coast under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i): The site is one of the places in the world that is experiencing isostatic uplift as a result of deglaciation. Isostatic rebound is well-illustrated and the distinctiveness of the site is the extent of the total isostatic uplift which, at 294m, exceeds others. The site is the "type area" for research on isostacy, the phenomenon having been first recognised and studied there. A number of Committee members supported the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Country: Sweden
Property: Ha Long Bay (renomination) Id. N°: 672 bis State Party: Viet Nam Criteria: N (i) (iii) The Committee inscribed Ha Long Bay under natural criterion (i) in addition to the site's existing 1994 listing under criterion (iii). Criterion (i): The site is the most extensive and best known example of marine invaded tower karst and one of the most important areas of fengcong and fenglin karst in the world. The size of the area provides sufficient integrity for these large scale geomorphic processes to operate unhindered. The nomination under criterion (i) was supported by a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
Property: Plitvice Lakes National Park Id. N°: 98 bis State Party: Croatia Criteria The Committee approved the extension of Plitvice Lakes National Park site by the nominated area of 10,020 ha as this would contribute to the integrity of the site.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
Property: Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst Id. N°: 725-858 bis State Party: Hungary / Slovakia Criteria The Committee approved the incorporation of the Dobšinská Ice Cave as part of the Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst World Heritage site. Although this ice cave is a relatively small (6km2) and specialised feature, it does add variety to the existing site and its features relate to and complement the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The Delegate of Hungary welcomed the extension and the Observer of Slovakia informed the Committee ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Country: Hungary Slovakia
Property: Kopacki rit Id. N°: 964 State Party: Croatia Criteria The Committee noted that Kopacki rit is an important site at the European scale and very significant within the Danube Basin as a whole. Nonetheless, it does not meet the criteria set by the World Heritage Convention and a number of important integrity questions remain unresolved. The Committee decided not to inscribe the property on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Country: Croatia
Property: uKhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park Id. N°: 985 State Party: South Africa Criteria: N(iii) (iv) C (i) (iii) The Committee inscribed uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (iii) and (iv) and cultural criteria (i) and (iii): Natural criteria (iii) and (iv): The site has exceptional natural beauty with soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of the site. The site's diversity ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Country: South Africa
Property: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba Id. N°: 995 State Party: Argentina Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii) The Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias are exceptional examples of the fusion of European and indigenous values and cultures during a seminal period in South America. Criterion (iv) The religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in South America for over 150 years by the Society of Jesus produced a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
Country: Argentina
Property: The Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley Id. N°: 960 State Party: Armenia Criteria: C (ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ii): Criterion (ii): The Monastery of Geghard, with its remarkable rock-cut churches and tombs, is an exceptionally well preserved and complete example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture and decorative art, with many innovatory features which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in the region. The Delegate of Italy stressed that this site is ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Country: Armenia
Property: The Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots Id. N°: 1011 State Party: Armenia 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 developments in ecclesiastical architecture represented in an outstanding manner by the Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots had a profound influence on church design over a wide region. Criterion (iii): The Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Country: Armenia
Property: The Wachau Cultural Landscape Id. N°: 970 State Party: Austria Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribed this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Wachau is an outstanding example of a riverine landscape bordered by mountains in which material evidence of its long historical evolution has survived to a remarkable degree. Criterion (iv): The architecture, the human settlements, and the agricultural use of the land in the Wachau vividly illustrate a basically medieval landscape that has evolved ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Wachau Cultural Landscape
Country: Austria
Property: The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower Id. N°: 958 State Party: Azerbaijan Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Walled City of Baku represents an outstanding and rare example of a historic urban ensemble and architecture with influence from Zoroastrian, Sassanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian cultures. In response to several Delegates, expressing concern about the authenticity and coherence of the management ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
Property: The Mir Castle Complex Id. N°: 625 State Party: Belarus 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): Mir Castle is an exceptional example of a central European castle, reflecting in its design and layout successive cultural influences (Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque) that blend harmoniously to create an impressive monument to the history of this region. Criterion (iv): The region in which Mir Castle stands has a long history of political and cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mir Castle Complex
Country: Belarus
Property: The Historic Centre of Brugge Id. N°: 996 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv), and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Historic Town of Brugge is testimony, over a long period, of a considerable exchange of influences on the development of architecture, particularly in brick Gothic, as well as favouring innovative artistic influences in the development of medieval painting, being the birthplace of the school of the Flemish Primitives. Criterion (iv): The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of Brugge
Country: Belgium
Property: The Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels) Id. N°: 1005 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Town Houses of Victor Horta in Brussels are works of human creative genius, representing the highest expression of the influential Art Nouveau style in art and architecture. Criterion (ii): The appearance of Art Nouveau in the closing years of the 19th century marked a decisive stage in the evolution of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Country: Belgium
Property: The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons) Id. N°: 1006 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (i) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes provide exceptional testimony to early human inventiveness and application. Criterion (iii): The arrival of the Neolithic cultures marked a major milestone in human cultural and technological development, which is vividly illustrated by the vast complex of ancient flint mines at ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
Country: Belgium
Property: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai Id. N°: 1009 State Party: Belgium 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 Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai bears witness to a considerable exchange of influence between the architecture of the Ile de France, the Rhineland, and Normandy during the short period at the beginning of the 12th century that preceded the flowering of Gothic architecture. Criterion (iv): In its imposing dimensions, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Country: Belgium
Property: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture Id. N°: 567rev State Party: Bolivia Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The ruins of Tiwanaku bear striking witness to the power of the empire that played a leading role in the development of the Andean prehispanic civilization. Criterion (iv) The buildings of Tiwanaku are exceptional examples of the ceremonial and public architecture and art of one of the most important manifestations of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Property: Churches of Chiloé Id. N°: 971 State Party: Chile Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii) The Churches of Chiloé are outstanding examples of the successful fusion of European and indigenous cultural traditions to produce a unique form of wooden architecture. Criterion (iii) The mestizo culture resulting from Jesuit missionary activities in the 17th and 18th centuries has survived intact in the Chiloé archipelago, and achieves its highest ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
Property: Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System China Id. N°: 1001 State Party: China Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii),(iv), and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Dujiangyan Irrigation System, begun in the 2nd century BCE, is a major landmark in the development of water management and technology, and is still discharging its functions perfectly. Criterion (iv): The immense advances in science and technology achieved in ancient China are graphically illustrated by the Dujiangyan ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Country: China
Property: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun Id. N°: 1002 State Party: China Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv), and (v): Criterion (iii): The villages of Xidi and Hongcun are graphic illustrations of a type of human settlement created during a feudal period and based on a prosperous trading economy. Criterion (iv): In their buildings and their street patterns, the two villages of southern Anhui reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Country: China
Property: Longmen Grottoes Id. N°: 1003 State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iii): Criterion (i): The sculptures of the Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity. Criterion (ii): The Longmen Grottoes illustrate the perfection of a long-established art form that was to play a highly significant role in the cultural evolution of this region of Asia. Criterion (iii): The high cultural level and sophisticated society of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Longmen Grottoes
Country: China
Property: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Id. N°: 1004 State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (i): The harmonious integration of remarkable architectural groups in a natural environment chosen to meet the criteria of geomancy (Fengshui) makes the Ming and Qing Imperial Tombs masterpieces of human creative genius. Criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): The imperial mausolea are outstanding testimony to a cultural and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Country: China
Property: The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik Id. N°: 963 State Party: Croatia Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property be on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The structural characteristics of the Cathedral of St James in Šibenik make it a unique and outstanding building in which Gothic and Renaissance forms have been successfully blended. Criterion (ii): The Cathedral of St James is the fruitful outcome of considerable interchanges of influences between the three culturally ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
Country: Croatia
Property: Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba Id. N°: 1008 State Party: Cuba Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The remains of the 19th and early 20th century coffee plantations in eastern Cuba are unique and eloquent testimony to a form of agricultural exploitation of virgin forest, the traces of which have disappeared elsewhere in the world. Criterion (iv) The production of coffee in eastern Cuba during the 19th and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
Country: Cuba
Property: The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Id. N°: 859 Rev State Party: Czech Republic Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Olomouc Holy Trinity Column is one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of central European Baroque artistic expression. Criterion (iv): The Holy Trinity Column constituted a unique material demonstration of religious faith in central Europe during the Baroque period, and the Olomouc example represents its most outstanding ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
Country: Czechia
Property: Kronborg Castle Id. N°: 696 Rev State Party: Denmark Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): Kronborg Castle is an outstanding example of the Renaissance castle, and one that played a highly significant role in the history of this region of northern ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kronborg Castle
Country: Denmark
Property: The Loire Valley between Sully-sur- Loire and Chalonnes Id. N°: 933 State Party: France Criteria: C (i) (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 Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape along a major river which bears witness to an interchange of human values and to a harmonious development of interactions between human beings and their environment over two millennia. Criterion (iv): The landscape of the Loire Valley, and more particularly its many cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
Country: France
Property: The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Id. N°: 534 Rev State Party: Germany 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 Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is an outstanding example of the application of the philosophical principles of the Age of the Enlightenment to the design of a landscape that integrates art, education, and economy in a harmonious whole. Criterion (iv): The 18th century was a seminal period for landscape design, of which the Garden ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Country: Germany
Property: The Monastic Island of Reichenau Id. N°: 974 State Party: Germany Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (iii): The remains of the Reichenau foundation bear outstanding witness to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery in the early Middle Ages. Criterion (iv): The churches on the island of Reichenau retain remarkable elements of several stages of construction and thus offer outstanding examples of monastic architecture in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monastic Island of Reichenau
Country: Germany
Property: The Pécs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery Id. N°: 853 Rev State Party: Hungary 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 burial chambers and memorial chapels of the Sopianae cemetery bear outstanding testimony to the strength and faith of the Christian communities of Late Roman Europe. Criterion (iv): The unique Early Christian sepulchral art and architecture of the northern and western Roman provinces is exceptionally well and fully ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
Country: Hungary
Property: The City of Verona Id. N°: 797 Rev State Party: Italy 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): In its urban structure and its architecture, Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over two thousand years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period. Criterion (iv): Verona represents in an exceptional way the concept of the fortified town at several seminal stages of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: City of Verona
Country: Italy
Property: Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan sites Id. N°: 990 State Party: Italy Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (i): Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius such as the Basilica of San Francesco, which have it a deep fundamental reference for art history in Europe and in the world. Criterion (ii): The interchange of artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
Country: Italy
Property: Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu Id. N°: 972 State Party: Japan 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): For several centuries the Ryukyu Islands served as a centre of economic and cultural interchange between south-east Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, and this is vividly demonstrated by the surviving monuments. Criterion (iii): The culture of the Ryukyuan Kingdom evolved and flourished in a special political and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Country: Japan
Property: Curonian Spit Id. N°: 994 State Party: Lithuania/Russian Federation Criteria: C (v) The Committee inscribed the Curonian Spit as a cultural landscape on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (v): Criterion (v) The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide). After disastrous human interventions that menaced its survival the Spit was reclaimed by massive protection and stabilization works begun in the 19th century and still continuing to the present day. Concerning ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
Property: Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) Id. N°: 965 State Party: Netherlands Criteria: C (i) (ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii): Criterion (i): The Rietveld Schröderhuis in Utrecht is an icon of the Modern Movement in architecture and an outstanding expression of human creative genius in its purity of ideas and concepts as developed by the De Stijl movement. Criterion (ii): With its radical approach to design and the use of space, the Rietveld Schröderhuis ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
Country: Netherlands
Property: Ruins of León Viejo Id. N°: 613 rev State Party: Nicaragua Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The ruined town of León Viejo provides exceptional testimony to the material culture of one of the earliest Spanish colonial settlements. Criterion (iv) The form and nature of early Spanish settlement in the New World, adapting European architectural and planning concepts to the material potential of another region, are uniquely preserved in the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ruins of León Viejo
Country: Nicaragua
Property: The Frankincense Trail Id. N°: 1010 State Party: Oman 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 group of archaeological sites in Oman represent the production and distribution of frankincense, one of the most important luxury items of trade in the Old World in antiquity. Criterion (iv): The Oasis of Shisr and the entrepots of Khor Rori and Al-Balid are outstanding examples of medieval fortified settlements in the Persian Gulf region. At the initiative ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Land of Frankincense
Country: Oman
Property: The Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa Id. N°: 1016 State Party: Peru 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 ornamented architecture in the historic centre of Arequipa represents a masterpiece of the creative integration of European and native characteristics, crucial for the cultural expression of the entire region. Criterion (iv): The historic centre of Arequipa is an outstanding example of a colonial settlement, challenged by the natural conditions, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
Property: The Kyongju Historic Areas Id. N°: 976 State Party: Republic of Korea Criteria: C (ii) and (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The Kyongju Historic Areas contain a number of sites and monuments of exceptional significance in the development of Buddhist and secular architecture in Korea. Criterion (iii): The Korean peninsula was ruled for nearly a thousand years by the Shilla Dynasty, and the sites and monuments in and around Kyongju (including the holy mountain of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gyeongju Historic Areas
Country: Republic of Korea
Property: The Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kanghwa Dolmen Sites Id. N°: 977 State Party: Republic of Korea Criteria: C (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii): Criterion (iii): The global prehistoric technological and social phenomenon that resulted in the appearance in the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE of funerary and ritual monuments constructed of large stones (the "Megalithic Culture") is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the dolmen cemeteries of Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kangwha. Supporting the nomination, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
Country: Republic of Korea
Property: The Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin Id. N°: 980 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Kazan Kremlin complex represents exceptional testimony of historical continuity and cultural diversity over a long period of time, resulting in an important interchange of values generated by the different cultures. Criterion (iii): The historic citadel represents an exceptional testimony of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Ensemble of Ferrapontov Monastery Id. N°: 982 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The wall paintings of Dionisy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin at Ferrapontov Monastery are the highest expression of Russian mural art in the 15th-16th centuries. Criterion (iv): The complex of Ferrapontov Monastery is the purest and most complete example of an Orthodox monastic community from the 15th-17th centuries, a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
Country: Russian Federation
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
Country: Slovakia
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
Country: 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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Palmeral of Elche
Country: 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.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Roman Walls of Lugo
Country: 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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
Country: 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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
Country: Spain
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
Country: Sweden
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
Country: Switzerland
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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.    
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
Country: Armenia
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.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: 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.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Country: China
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Abava Valley Id. N°: Latvia State Party: 997 The Committee decided not to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Country: Latvia
XI.1 The Director of the World Heritage Centre introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/13, describing the Centre's plans for developing an Information Management Systems Plan. The plan has been developed based on the work of a Senior Information Consultant, Ms Gwynneth Martin, who worked at the Centre during a period of three months. The plan had already been presented by Ms. Martin to the Special Session of the Bureau in Budapest, 2-4 October 2000. XI.2 The Director outlined the history of the initiative, including the early calls in 1998 by the Management Audit and the Expert Group on ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIII.12 The Chairperson closed the debate on the document WHC-2000/CONF.204/15Rev and declared that the budget of the World Heritage Fund for the year 2001 was approved for four million three hundred and forty eight thousand US dollars (US$ 4,348,000) and the Emergency Reserve Fund for six hundred thousand US$ (US$ 600,000). The provisional budget for the year 2002 was fixed at four million one hundred thousand US dollars (US$ 4,100,000). XIII.13 The Committee asked the Chairperson, on their behalf, to write to the President of the Executive Board and to the Director-General of UNESCO, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIV.1 Report on the evaluation of international assistance and prioritization in granting international assistance to States Parties The attention of the Committee was drawn to WHC-2000/CONF.204/16, the Report on the evaluation of international assistance and prioritization in granting international assistance to States Parties. The Chairperson recalled that the Committee, at its twenty-second session decided to carry out an evaluation of international assistance. The Central Evaluation Unit of UNESCO was entrusted with this evaluation, which was carried out by a French company, C3E. The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves Kondoa Rock-Art Sites Tomb of Askia
Country: Israel Kyrgyzstan Mali Niger Peru Philippines United Republic of Tanzania
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Area de Conservación Guanacaste Colonial City of Santo Domingo Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Old Havana and its Fortification System
Country: Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Senegal
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kizhi Pogost Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Cameroon Malawi Mexico Norway Pakistan Russian Federation United Republic of Tanzania
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
XV.1 The Chair stated that this agenda item has two components, the Global Training Strategy and the establishment of a Heritage Partnership Programme. The Secretariat presented working document WHC-2000/CONF.204/18 indicating that there were two recommendations for adoption by the Committee, the first on a Global Training Strategy for Cultural Heritage, prepared by ICCROM, and the second, recommendations for follow-up activities to the Strategic Action Plan for Training in the Field of Natural Heritage. The Centre drew the attention of the Committee to the substantive 66-page document ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVI.1 The Committee decided that the twenty-fifth session of the Bureau would be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 25 to 30 June 2001. XVI.2 The provisional agenda of this meeting is attached in Annex XIX to this report.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVII.1 The Chairperson recalled that at the earlier sessions, Finland had offered to welcome the twenty-fifth session of the Committee in 2001. Furthermore, he also recalled that Hungary and China had proposed to host the Committee in 2002 and 2003 respectively. XVII.2 The Delegate of Finland confirmed that her Government would have the honour of hosting in Helsinki the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau from 7 to 8 December 2001 and the twenty-fifth session of the Committee from 11 to 16 December 2001. XVII.3 A presentation on the World Heritage sites and the City of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVIII.1 The Chairperson informed the Committee that the Observer of Germany wished to seek clarification concerning the States Parties to the Convention, not members of the Committee, attending the session of the Bureau and the Committee. The Chairperson responded that according to Rule 8.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, "States Parties to the Convention which are not members of the Committee" may attend the sessions of the Committee as observers. They shall be consulted by the Committee on all matters in respect of which consultation is prescribed by the Convention. XVIII.2 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIX.1 The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mr. Francesco Bandarin, on behalf of the Director-General of UNESCO, thanked the Traditional Owners for their participation and the Australian authorities for having organized and provided the facilities for this session. He thanked the Chairperson and all delegates for their dedication to World Heritage and for a new spirit towards the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention. He also thanked his colleagues for their support. He highlighted the progress achieved in particular with regard to the new calendar, the improved documentation and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000