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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap, Denmark, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criterion (v); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap is located in the municipality of Kujalleq in South Greenland. The nominated property is made up of five component parts which together represent ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
State Parties: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Taputapuātea, France, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Taputapuātea is a cultural landscape and seascape on Raiatea Island. Raiatea is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle,” a vast section of the Pacific Ocean dotted with islands, the last part of the globe to be settled by humans. At the heart of the property is the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Taputapuātea
State Parties: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, Germany, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Modern humans first arrived in Europe 43,000 years ago during the last ice age. One of the areas where they took up residence was the Swabian Jura in southern Germany. Here, ancient peoples lived in and among a series of caves which are now archaeological sites. Excavated from the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
State Parties: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System, Poland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System is located in the Silesian plateau of southern Poland, in one of Europe’s classic metallogenic provinces. It is the largest, most ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System
State Parties: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Assumption Cathedral of the town-island of Sviyazhsk, Russian Federation, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Assumption Cathedral is located in the town–island of Sviyazhsk and is part of the homonymous monastery. Situated at the confluence of the Volga, the Sviyaga and the Shchuka Rivers, at the crossroads of the Silk and Volga routes, Sviyazhsk was ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk
State Parties: Russian Federation
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 Talayotic Minorca, Spain, on the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to: Clarify the definition of 'Talayotic' and its reference to a 'culture' or a 'period.’ In addition to the focus on monuments and architecture, a wider range of archaeological evidence, including stone and metal tools, ceramic vessels and other equipment, as well as faunal data and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
State Parties: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Aphrodisias, Turkey, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis Aphrodisias is located in southwestern Turkey, in the fertile valley formed by the Morsynus River, in the ancient region of Caria. The history of the area comprising Aphrodisias dates back to the Late Chalcolithic Period. The city was founded in the 2nd century BC, during the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Aphrodisias
State Parties: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of Naumburg Cathedral and related sites in the Cultural Landscape of the Rivers Saale and Unstrut, Germany, back to the State Party in order to allow it, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to: Re-scope the nomination by focusing on the given Outstanding Universal Value of Naumburg Cathedral, Adjust the boundaries of the nominated property and the management plan, Review the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Naumburg Cathedral
State Parties: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes The English Lake District, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (ii), (v) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The English Lake District is a self-contained mountainous area in North West England of some 2,292 square kilometres. Its narrow, glaciated valleys radiating from the central massif with their steep hillsides and slender ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: The English Lake District
State Parties: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.32 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) which “Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2014, a request for a major boundary modification for the property to allow Gelati Monastery to justify the criterion on its own”; Approves the significant boundary modification of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Georgia to exclude Bagrati Cathedral, to become Gelati Monastery, Georgia; Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Gelati Monastery
State Parties: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Approves the extension of Strasbourg – Grande île to include the Neustadt and thus become Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt, France, on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Grande-Île and the Neustadt form an urban ensemble that is characteristic of Rhineland Europe, with a structure that centres on the cathedral, a major masterpiece of Gothic art. Its distinctive silhouette dominates the ancient ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
State Parties: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Approves the extension of the Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau, to include the Houses with Balcony Access in Dessau and the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau and to become the Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau, Germany, on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Between 1919 and 1933, the Bauhaus School, based first in Weimar and then in Dessau, revolutionized architectural ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
State Parties: Germany
The nomination of the Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg, Germany has been withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
State Parties: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site, Brazil, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site is situated on Jornal do Comércio Square in the dock area of Rio de Janeiro city. The wharf started being built in 1811 to facilitate the debarkation of enslaved Africans arriving in Brazil. It is estimated that up to 900,000 African captives entered the Americas ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site
State Parties: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7A.13 and 39 COM 7B.11 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Refers the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India, to allow the State Party, with the support of IUCN and the World Heritage Centre if requested, to complete and submit a revised proposal for extending the boundaries of the property, taking into account the evaluation of IUCN, and to consider the options of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 8B.9 and 36 COM 8B.10 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), sessions respectively, Does not approve the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of the Western Ghats, India; Invites the State Party to submit the proposal as a new nomination for a significant boundary modification, in order to enable an appropriate evaluation, in line with the procedures outlined in the Operational ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Western Ghats
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Taking note that the proposal is appropriate in relation to natural criteria, and enhances the overall integrity, protection and management of the property, Approves the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of Mount Wuyi, China; Requests the State Party with the support of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre to: Undertake further study to address the concerns in relation to cultural values of the property, Provide in detail the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Mount Wuyi
State Parties: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed minor modification to the boundaries and the proposed buffer zone of the Ancient City of Bosra, Syrian Arab Republic; Pending the improvement in the situation of conflict that has affected this property, recommends that the State Party take the following actions to further support its protection and management: Develop clear objectives for the buffer zone and provide more precise regulations concerning the heights of buildings in the buffer zone, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Canada; Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following: Confirm clearly that there are no more archaeological sites in excavation or in potential excavation in the parcels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Clarify the future utilization of the Beak Point parcel, Submit photographs of the concerned five parcels, Provide further information on the installation of a ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
State Parties: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Refers the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: Explain in detail the methodological framework and rationale for the delineation of the buffer zone, also through cartographic, graphic and photographic documentation, in particular with regard to the protection of the relevant visual links of the inscribed property with the surrounding setting, Clarify how and by when the Management ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
State Parties: Croatia