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The World Heritage Committee,1. In conformity with Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee,2. Accepts the presence of the following international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals, who have requested Observer participation at the session:Mr Julian Laird, Earthwatch Institute, Europe; Ms Maria Isabel Correa Kanan, IPHAN, Brazil; Ms Jessica Douglas-Home and Mr Georges Zouain, The Mihai Emisecu Trust, U.K.;Mr Haruhisa Furuta and Mrs Mami Furuta, The Setouchi ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Adopts the agenda as proposed in document WHC-03/27.COM/2 Prov.2;2. Noting that the 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee adopted a decision on item 14A (Nominations to be examined in 2004 and 2005) (see Decision 6 EXT.COM 7),  3. Further noting that following Decision 26 COM 26, item 21 (Provisional agenda of the 28th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (April 2004)) is no longer applicable,4. Decides to take note of the following documents: WHC-03/27.COM/15 (Ways and Means to reinforce the implementation of the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalling the changes in circumstances which have resulted in the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2003 taking place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, rather than in Suzhou, China,2. Noting that in view of the above, the transitional provisions relating to the election of the Bureau found in Decision 6 EXT.COM 3, can no longer be applied,3. Decides to elect, on an exceptional basis, a Bureau with the following composition: a) Ms Vera Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee for the duration of the 27th session of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes with appreciation the Report of the Rapporteur on the 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee in 2003;2. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in order to facilitate the implementation of its decisions and to better plan and manage its workload during future sessions, to prepare a "Directory of Decisions by deadline" according to the model as proposed by the Rapporteur attached as an aAnnexx XX in to the Summary Record (WHC-03/27.COM/INF.24);3. Further requests the World Heritage Centre in order to ensure an institutional ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking note of the Report of the Secretariat as presented in document WHC-03/27.COM/5,2. Recalling the need for the Committee to be kept informed on the implementation of its decisions,  3. Invites the Secretariat to present to the Committee, at each of its ordinary ordinary sessions, a "Report on the Implementation of the Decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee". This Report will replace the Secretariat Report.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having taken note of the information concerning the threats to the archaeological property of Tell Rumeida, in the Palestinian Territories,2. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to carry out a mission to the property to examine its state of conservation at the earliest possible time, within the scope of Decision 26 COM 6.1 concerning the protection of the cultural heritage in the Palestinian Territories, and submit a report to the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004;3. Appeals to all concerned parties to ensure that ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its sincere appreciation to the Asia-Pacific States Parties, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for their collaboration over the past 6 years that led to the successful preparation of the comprehensive "Synthesis Regional Periodic Report for the Asia-Pacific Region 2003";2. Takes note of the sub-regional and regional recommendations and action plans proposed in the "Synthesis Regional Periodic Report for the Asia-Pacific Region 2003", which were elaborated by the States Parties together with the World Heritage ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Requests the World Heritage Centre to produce a publication within three months, if possible, to be funded from extrabudgetary funds, on the Arab States Periodic Report carried out in the year 2000 and information on the follow-up actions.  This publication is also to be made available through electronic or other appropriate means (CD-Rom and/or on the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's web site); 2. Notes the progress made to date in the preparation for the Periodic Reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean and in Europe and North ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Reiterates its serious concern for the state of conservation of this property and the need for increased international support and co-operation, including that between the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan; 2. Requests that the State Party take all necessary measures to halt mining along the Manovo River in order to minimize negative impacts of mining on the integrity of the Park and confirm in writing the outcome of the measures taken; 3. Recommends that IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, in co-operation with the State Party, urgently undertake a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its serious concerns about the continuing threats of poaching in all properties and encroachments and cattle farming in Virunga; 2. Commends international conservation NGOs, the UNESCO/DRC/UNF (United Nations Foundation) Project and the Governments of Germany and Belgium for their commitment to support staff of the properties and to mobilize necessary financial and human resources needed to mitigate threats to the integrity of the five properties; 3. Invites the new National Unity Government of the State Party to commit itself to protecting the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the State Party on actions undertaken during the past year to improve the conservation of the Simien National Park World Heritage property; 2. Recommends that the State Party continue implementing the positive measures mentioned in its report until significant on-the-ground conservation improvements are evident; 3. Recommends that IUCN, using expertise from its Species Survival Commission and in co-operation with the State Party, takes measures to verify the increase in the population estimates of Walia Ibex and Simien Fox reported by the State ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses concern that the political turmoil in Côte d'Ivoire has led to the suspension of operations of the Mount Nimba ecosystem conservation project in Côte d'Ivoire and has compelled some of the NGO partners to withdraw staff from the area;2. Commends Fauna and Flora International on its commitment to continue co-operation with the Guinean State Party in addressing the refugee crisis and developing a long-term management project;3. Commends the Centre de Gestion de l'Environnement des Monts Nimba (CEGEN) for its important role in promoting ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its serious concerns regarding the lack of clarity on the information received on the vehicles provided with financial assistance from the World Heritage Fund and reported stolen, and reiterates its request from the 26th session of the Committee in 2002, that the State Party report on the above issue and on progress made in the implementation of the rehabilitation plan; 2. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, in co-operation with the State Party, to undertake a mission to the property and carry out a systematic assessment and to submit a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the State Party and associated partners for their efforts to control Salvinia molesta in a cost effective manner; 2. Notes that savings made in the project funds are being used for strengthening State Party capacity to protect the property and implement measures benefiting the conservation of waterfowl; 3. Requests the State Party to continue co-operating with IUCN, the World Heritage Centre, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat and other relevant partners in carrying out an urgent assessment of the scale and threat of Typha australis and ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting that IUCN believes that the property's conditions have improved substantially since it was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1999 and that the State Party is showing increased commitment to the conservation of the property,2. Commends the Uganda Wildlife Authority for the improvements to the management of the property and their efforts to protect the property in times of instability;3. Invites the State Party to consider according a greater level of financial support to ensure the minimum level of effective property management, ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the State Party for successfully convening a workshop, held in January 2003 to identify indicators and benchmarks in order to monitor the recovery of the property, and for demonstrating strong commitment to the rehabilitation of the Ichkeul National Park;2. Urges the State Party to write to the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee confirming that it will consider the Ichkeul National Park as a water "consumer" and commit to an annual water inflow into the lake of an average of 80 to 120 million cubic metres from the upstream ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the Indian Government and partner institutes and research bodies for their efforts in preparing a World Heritage Biodiversity Programme for India with support for project preparation from the United Nations Foundation (UNF); 2. Invites the State Party to submit a report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the possible financing and execution of the Programme, including the implementation measures recommended by the 26th session of the Committee and the IUCN mission of early 2002 for the conservation of Manas, for examination by ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes that the management plan was submitted by the State Party on 25 June 2003;2. Encourages the State Party to request, if necessary, technical assistance from the World Heritage Fund to urgently purchase a portable electric generator to enable rapid closure of the sluice gates in a potential emergency situation; 3. Urges the State Party to submit a calendar of activities for preparing a proposal for a transborder World Heritage area in the Danube Delta in co-operation with other concerned States Parties; 4. Decides to remove Srebarna Nature Reserve from ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the detailed report by the State Party provided on 17 April 2003 and acknowledges the effort and commitment by the State Party in addressing key management problems;2. Invites the State Party to co-operate with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN to prepare a report by 1 February 2004 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004, describing the steps the State Party intends to take to develop and implement action plans and define parameters and conditions to monitor progress in the restoration of the property, with a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
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