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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 the Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica in Třebíč, Czech Republic, back to the State Party in order to provide additional justification for the proposed change of boundary for component 001 – The Jewish Quarter. This should include additional justification for the choice of an historical (1822) boundary as the basis for the component boundary in the context of the history of property and its significant period up ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč
State Parties: Czechia
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 to the buffer zone of the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes, France; Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following: Continue consultations with the municipalities affected by the minor modification of the property boundaries in line with the Management Plan approved in 2012, Finalise the national protection of the sites for the upper part of the Éperon de Marnay, Provide ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
State Parties: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed buffer zone for Historical Monuments of Mtskheta, Georgia; Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following: Elaborating the Mtskheta Urban Land Use Master Plan through specific provisions to address the management of different areas, Reviewing the range of protective instruments and mechanisms to ensure integrated and comprehensive protection; Also recommends, if a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
State Parties: Georgia
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 Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia, Italy; Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following: Finalising the draft management plan of the property and submitting it to ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre once it is adopted, Considering the creation of a buffer ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
State Parties: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Does not approve the proposed minor modification to the boundaries of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Recommends that the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre if requested, to take the following actions to further support the protection and management of the property: Consider the implementation of a buffer zone for the World Heritage property in order to improve the protection of the property and its visual integrity, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Defence Line of Amsterdam
State Parties: Netherlands
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 to the buffer zone of Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago, Norway.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago
State Parties: Norway
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 the Historic Areas of Istanbul, Turkey; Recommends the State Party to consider simplifying the names of the four component parts of the property.
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
State Parties: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, Adopts the Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for the following World Heritage properties inscribed at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016): Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland, The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards; Iran (Islamic Republic of), Lut Desert; Iran (Islamic Republic of), The ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Ani Lut Desert Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement The Persian Qanat
State Parties: Argentina Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia France Germany India Iran (Islamic Republic of) Japan Montenegro Serbia Sudan Switzerland Turkey
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