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2017
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The nomination of Mole National Park, Ghana, has been withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
State Parties: Ghana
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension of the W National Park of Niger, Niger, to become the W-Arly-Pendjari Complex, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex is a transnational property shared between the Republic of Niger, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Benin in West Africa. Located in the transition zone between the savannas of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
State Parties: Benin Burkina Faso Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Qinghai Hoh Xil, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Qinghai Hoh Xil is located in the northeast corner of the vast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the largest, highest and youngest plateau in the world. The property covers 3,735,632 ha with a 2,290,904 ha buffer zone and encompasses an extensive area of alpine mountains and steppe systems at elevations of over ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Qinghai Hoh Xil
State Parties: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Decides not to inscribe the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria; Recommends that the State Party: Ensures adequate human, material and financial resources to support the effective management of the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, and in particular to provide adequate resources for the management of the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, including year-round patrolling to prevent illegal fishing by commercial fishing ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Inscribes the Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia, Russian Federation, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Shared by Mongolia and the Russian Federation, the Landscapes of Dauria is a transboundary serial World Heritage property of four component parts. It is an outstanding example of the Daurian steppe ecosystem, which covers over 1 million square kilometers, extending ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Landscapes of Dauria
State Parties: Mongolia Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine and Germany, to become Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine, on the World Heritage List, on the basis of criterion (ix); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
State Parties: Albania Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Germany Italy Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Los Alerces National Park, Argentina, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii) and (x), taking note that the adopted boundary includes only the formally gazetted Los Alerces National Park, and includes the Los Alerces National Reserve within the buffer zone to the inscribed area; Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Los Alerces National Park is located within the Andes of Northern Patagonia and the property’s ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Los Alerces National Park
State Parties: Argentina
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B, WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2, Refers the mixed nomination of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica, Mexico, back to the State Party, in order to clarify: In relation to cultural criteria, a revised approach focusing on the chronological development of the property, starting with the prehistorical sites, preclassical villages, classical cities, postclassical kingdoms, and early colonial settlements, based on irrigated agriculture; associated industries, techniques and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica
State Parties: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo, Angola, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The town of Mbanza Kongo was the political and spiritual capital of the Kingdom of Kongo, one of the largest constituted states of Southern Africa, which was active from the 14th to the 19th century. Located on a plateau at an altitude of 570 metres, it ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo
State Parties: Angola
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Asmara: Africa’s Modernist City, Eritrea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located on an highland plateau at the centre of Eritrea, Asmara, a Modernist city of Africa is the capital of the country and is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a colonial planned city, which resulted from the subsequent phases of planning between 1893 and 1941, under the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Asmara: A Modernist African City
State Parties: Eritrea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape, South Africa, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (v) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis: The ǂKhomani and related San people are unique in that they descend directly from an ancient population that existed in the southern African region some 150,000 years ago, the ancestors of the entire human race. The red dunes of the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape are ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape
State Parties: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of As-Salt Eclectic Architecture (1865-1925), Origins and Evolution of an Architectural Language in the Levant, Jordan, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre if requested, to: Develop a comparative analysis including similar properties in the Levant and in the area of influence of the Ottoman Empire, Redefine the criteria, in order to demonstrate what makes this ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
State Parties: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of Khor Dubai, a Traditional Merchants’ Harbour, United Arab Emirates, back to the State Party in order to further clarify: The attributes that justify the potential Outstanding Universal Value of the nominated property, The ongoing revitalization plan in Shindagha, The nominated property limits in Shindagha; Encourages the State Party and ICOMOS to develop a coordination mechanism by which they ensure regular consultation in the preparation of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
State Parties: United Arab Emirates
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura, Cambodia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: [Text available only in French] Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2017, an updated map of the boundaries of the inscribed property and the buffer zone; Recommends the State Party, with the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura
State Parties: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Kulangsu Island is located on the estuary of Chiu-lung River facing the city of Xiamen across the 600-meter-wide Lujiang Strait. With the opening of Xiamen as a commercial port in 1843, and Kulangsu as an international settlement in 1903, the island of the southern coastal ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement
State Parties: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Historic City of Ahmadabad, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (v); Takes note of the provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The entire walled city is taken into consideration in the preparation of the nomination due to its potential outstanding universal value to humanity. The old city is considered as an archaeological entity with its plotting which has largely survived over centuries. Its urban ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic City of Ahmadabad
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Historic City of Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v): Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The City of Yazd is located in the deserts of Iran close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It is a living testimony to intelligent use of limited available resources in the desert for survival. Water is brought to the city by the qanat system. Each district of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic City of Yazd
State Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region, Japan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located 60 km off the western coast of Kyushu Island, the Island of Okinoshima is an exceptional repository of records of early ritual sites, bearing witness to early worship practices associated with maritime safety, which ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
State Parties: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of the Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace, Azerbaijan, back to the State Party in order to further advance conservation and preservation mechanisms with a view for their better implementation; Recommends the State Party to prepare the Action Plan for conservation and preservation of the nominated property in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS; Invites the State Party to give consideration to the following: to strengthen ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
State Parties: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, namely six of the fifteen nominated serial components: the Fortified City of Bergamo, the Fortified City of Peschiera del Garda and the City Fortress of Palmanova (Italy), the Defensive System of Zadar and the Fort of St Nikola at Šibenik-Knin County (Croatia), and the City of Kotor (Montenegro), on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar
State Parties: Croatia Italy Montenegro