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The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 37th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of document ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/3A; Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/3B.Rev, 2.  Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 5A.1 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A; 4. Notes the consultations between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards the elaboration of a thematic paper proposing to States Parties general guidance regarding the management of their ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5B, 2.    Recalling Decision 36 COM 5B adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.    Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities and expresses its gratitude for the efforts undertaken; 4.    Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and also takes note of the gaps identified in the implementation of the Convention ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5C; Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D and 36 COM 12B adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Takes note of the Summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention : Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012); Acknowledges the follow-up actions already undertaken and urges to pursue efforts in the framework of the implementation plans of the UNESCO External Auditor ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5D and Document WHC-13/37 COM/INF.5D, Adopts the revised PACT strategy to improve the development of partnerships for World Heritage with the private sector, their implementation and their evaluation through adequate tools and guidelines; Requests the Secretariat to continue to report, in an analytical manner, on the implementation of the PACT strategy by submitting at each regular session of the World Heritage Committee a detailed inventory of on-going and envisaged partnerships as an Annex to the Report ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5E, Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention under the theme “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities”; Requests the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies and in the framework of the Capacity Building Strategy, to seek extrabudgetary support with a view to the possible establishment, on a biennial basis, of a recognition of a best practice in ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 9B, 36 COM 6 and 36 COM 9B , adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the progress made on the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy (WHCBS) and the capacity building activities carried out in 2012 and 2013; 4. Thanks the Government of Switzerland for its continued support for the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy; 5. Calls on all States Parties and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Documents WHC-13/37.COM/7A, WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC-13/37.COM/7B, WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add and WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add.Corr, I 2.  Expresses its utmost concern about the many conflicts which are affecting World Heritage properties and in particular the recent cases where World Heritage properties are intentionally destroyed by parties involved in the conflict, and the people in charge of their protection targeted; 3.  Takes note of the efforts of the World Heritage Centre and partners to try to ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.1 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Takes note with satisfaction of the adoption by the countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) of a Plan of Extreme Emergency Anti-Poaching in the northern zone of Central Africa as well as the agreement being validated between the Central African Republic, Chad and Cameroon to combat large-scale transfrontier poaching and launches an appeal to the States Parties concerned for this agreement ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.    Recalling Decision 36 COM 7.A.2 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.    Warmly welcomes the important progress accomplished by the State Party in the implementation of certain corrective measures since the normalization of the security situation, notably regaining control of the property by the management authority and the resumption of management and surveillance operations once again; 4.    Regrets that the State Party has ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.3 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the conclusion of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is still present but that it remains threatened by increasing anthropogenic pressures, notably uncontrolled fires, poaching, destruction of habitats on the periphery of the property, extension of agricultural and forestry practices on the boundaries ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.4 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in operations for the protection of the Park; 4.  Expresses its utmost concern as to the degradation of the security situation that has serious repercussions on the state of conservation of the property, notably the loss of control of a part of the property, the increase in organized and armed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.5 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its utmost concern about the renewed insecurity as a result of the infiltration of armed groups which has led to the suspension of surveillance in the lowland sector, covering 90% of the property; Considers that there is a significant risk that the achievements made in implementing the corrective measures will again be lost and notes that restoring security is the pre-condition for implementing the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its utmost concern regarding the alarming reduction of the elephant population by 85% compared to the number present at the time of inscription of the site on the World Heritage List, and the fact that the presence of the Northern White Rhinoceros in the property remains unconfirmed; Regrets the increase in poaching due to persistent pockets of armed groups, notably the ”Lord’s Resistance Army” (LRA) as well ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Warmly welcomes the important efforts of the State Party to secure the property and reduce large-scale poaching, notably elephants, enabling the management authority to regain control of 80% of the property; Takes note of the progress reported by the property managers and their partners concerning the participatory management of the natural resources and their involvement in the marking of the property; Considers that ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its deep concern at the continued deterioration of the security situation in the property, the total loss of control of the southern part and its buffer zone, invaded by Simba rebels, increased poaching and the reopening of artisanal mining sites and considers that if this situation continues it is likely to destroy all progress made over the past five years; Notes with concern the results of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.36 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the establishment of an inter-ministerial committee, a framework agreement with the Mining Cadaster and the progress made in the establishment of the Trust Fund, also known as "Okapi Fund"; Notes with concern the worsening of insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage properties in this region; Reiterates its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
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, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.9 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the report by the State Party that the re-gazettal of the Simien Mountains National Park in its revised boundaries is almost completed as well as the efforts to strengthen the management effectiveness of the property and to implement the recommendations of previous monitoring missions; Also welcomes the successful organization of the donor conference and requests the State Party to follow up with the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
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