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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, Noting that some large complex serial transnational nominations may benefit from an agreed nomination strategy before their official submission, Commends the involved States Parties, the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS for their work towards a solution for a feasible nomination process for the remainder of the serial transnational property Frontiers of the Roman Empire and also commends the States Parties for having participated in the preparation of the Thematic Study, and the development of an overall ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Frontiers of the Roman Empire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add.2, WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add.2 Approves the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of the Site of Palmyra, Syrian Arab Republic, with the exception of the archaeological sites of Al Bazouriya palace, Al-Bakhra, Al-Sukkari Palace and Khan Hallabat (mentioned in Annex 2 of the minor boundary modification proposal); Also approves the proposed buffer zone for the Site of Palmyra, Syrian Arab Republic; To support the protection and management, recommends that the State Party take the following further ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Site of Palmyra
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add.2, Adopts the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the following World Heritage property inscribed at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016): Chad, Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
State Parties: Chad
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (WHC/17/41.COM/7B, WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2) and the proposals for inscription of properties on the World Heritage List (WHC/17/41.COM/8B, WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add.2), Decides to inscribe the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Austria, Historic Centre of Vienna (Decision 41 COM 7B.42) Palestine, Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town (Decision 41 COM ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town Historic Centre of Vienna
State Parties: Austria Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC/17/41.COM/7A, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2), Decides to retain the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Afghanistan, Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Decision 41 COM 7A.54) Afghanistan, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam (Decision 41 COM 7A.55) Belize, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Decision 41 COM 7A.2) Bolivia (Plurinational State of), ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Abu Mena Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Archaeological Site of Cyrene Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna Archaeological Site of Sabratha Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem Chan Chan Archaeological Zone City of Potosí Coro and its Port Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley East Rennell Everglades National Park Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Garamba National Park Hatra Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz Historic Town of Zabid Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Kahuzi-Biega National Park Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia Niokolo-Koba National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Old City of Sana'a Old Town of Ghadamès Old Towns of Djenné Old Walled City of Shibam Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir Rainforests of the Atsinanana Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus Salonga National Park Samarra Archaeological City Selous Game Reserve Site of Palmyra Timbuktu Tomb of Askia Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra Virunga National Park
State Parties: Afghanistan Belize Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Central African Republic Chile Côte d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt Honduras Indonesia Iraq Jordan Libya Madagascar Mali Micronesia (Federated States of) Niger Palestine Panama Peru Senegal Serbia Solomon Islands Syrian Arab Republic Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania United States of America Uzbekistan Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC/17/41.COM/7A, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2) and the proposals for inscription of properties on the World Heritage List (WHC/17/41.COM/8B, WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add.2), Decides to remove the following properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger: Côte d’Ivoire, Comoé National Park (Decision 41 COM 7A.5) Ethiopia, Simien National Park (Decision 41 COM 7A.13) Georgia, Bagrati Cathedral ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Comoé National Park Gelati Monastery Simien National Park
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire Ethiopia Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8D, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8D, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the boundaries of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are not able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitations ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Laponian Area Maya Site of Copan Naval Port of Karlskrona Old Town Lunenburg Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
State Parties: Canada Honduras Russian Federation Seychelles Sweden Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8E, Congratulates the States Parties for the excellent work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties located within their territories; Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC/17/41.COM/8E, for the following World Heritage properties: ARAB STATES Egypt, Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA Armenia, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Bourges Cathedral Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots Chartres Cathedral Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands Cultural Landscape of Sintra Hanseatic Town of Visby Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge Historic Site of Lyon Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Litomyšl Castle Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Morne Trois Pitons National Park Palace and Park of Fontainebleau Paris, Banks of the Seine Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) Rock Carvings in Tanum Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Sceilg Mhichíl White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
State Parties: Armenia Canada Czechia Dominica Egypt France Ireland Italy Portugal Russian Federation Sweden
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/9A, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 13.III, 35 COM 12C, 36 COM 12C, 37 COM 9, 38 COM 9A, 39 COM 11 and 40 COM 9A, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Also recalling the integration of the Upstream Processes in Paragraphs 71 and 122 of the Operational Guidelines, Further recalls that, in order to be effective, the upstream support should ideally take ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/9B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 9B and 39 COM 9B adopted respectively at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions, Welcomes the report of the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies on proposals to improve the preparation and evaluation of mixed World Heritage nominations; Reiterates that due to the complexity of mixed site nominations and their evaluation, States Parties should ideally seek prior advice from IUCN and ICOMOS, if possible at least two years before a potential nomination is submitted, in ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/10A, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 5F.2, 39 COM 10B.5, and 40 COM 10A, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation the successful implementation of the Reflection Period by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, and the use of innovative and cost-effective working methods; Commends the Periodic Reporting Reflection Expert Group for the extensive and in-depth work carried out; Thanks all States Parties who ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 10B.1 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific; Thanks the governments of Japan, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea for their contributions towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific; Takes note of the progress made on the Silk Roads nomination process, initiated by ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 10B.2 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Africa region; Thanks the governments of the China, Flanders (Belgium), the Netherlands and Hungary, the European Union and the African World Heritage Fund for their contributions towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Africa; Commends the States Parties of the Africa Region who have been ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 10B.3 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for the Arab States; Thanks the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), based in Bahrain, for its contribution towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States, especially for the countries which are affected by armed conflicts; Invites the Arab States to increase their ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 10B.4, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Latin America and the Caribbean; Notes with appreciation the contribution of the Centre Lucio Costa for Capacity-Building on Heritage Management (C2C-LCC), Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, to the development and implementation of a Capacity-Building Strategy as a follow-up to the Action Plan for World Heritage in South ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 10B.5 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO 2016), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Europe; Commends the States Parties of Europe who participated in the Helsinki Action Plan Monitoring Survey, the first of its kind, which will allow for a regular self-assessment and tracking of progress by the States Parties of Europe towards the achievement of the regional targets set out in the Action Plan; Takes note of the responses ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/11, WHC/17/41.COM/10A and WHC/17/41.COM/12A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 10B.5, 39 COM 11, 40 COM 10A and 40 COM 11 adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account the deliberations of the Consultative Body established at the beginning of the session under Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure, Decides to keep the current mechanism of registering Tentative Lists unchanged and to maintain the way Tentative Lists are presented to the Committee, together with ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC/17/41.COM/12A, Expresses appreciation to the Ad Hoc Working Group for its work and recommendations; Referring to its decisions on Revision of the Operational Guidelines under item 11 and on the execution of the budget for the biennium 2016-2017 and preparation of the budget for the biennium 2018-2019 under item 14; Decides to extend the mandate of the Ad Hoc Working Group, to be composed of members of the Committee and up to two non-members per Electoral Group, to: Develop a comprehensive resource mobilization and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/12B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 13B and the reflection ongoing undertaken by the Governing Bodies of the World Heritage Convention to assess, improve and streamline their working methods, Takes note of the progress report of the ongoing work undertaken by the General Conference to examine the governance, procedures and working methods of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO; Decides to study the relevant recommendations of the Working Group on the governance, procedures, and working methods of the governing bodies of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/13, Warmly thanks the States Parties of Italy, India, the Republic of Korea, Finland, the Philippines, Turkey and Germany for their contributions which made possible the funding of several International Assistance requests since 2010; Also warmly thanks the States Parties of the Netherlands and Japan for having financed via their Funds-in-Trusts International Assistance requests presented on the International Assistance “Marketplace” web-page; Recalling Decision 40 COM 14, paragraph 6, strongly appeals to all ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
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