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06COM(1982)
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The sixth session of the World Heritage Committee which was held at Unesco Headquarters in Paris from 13 to 17 December 1982 was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee : Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Guinea, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United States of America and Zaire.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Argentina Australia Brazil Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt France Germany Guinea Iraq Italy Jordan Libya Nepal Pakistan Panama Senegal Switzerland Tunisia United States of America
Representatives of the International Centre for Conservation in Rome (ICCROM), the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the International Union for Conservation of Na- ture and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an ad- visory capacity.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Observers from 18 States Parties to the Convention not members of the Committee, namely Afghanistan, Algeria, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Mauri- tania, Morocco, Niger, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka and Syrian Arab Republic also participated in the session, as well as observers from two intergovernmental organizations, the Arab Educational, Cul- tural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Council of Europe, and three international non-governmental organizations, the Interna- tional Council of Museums (ICOM), the International ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The meeting was declared open by the outgoing Chairman, Professor R.O. Slatyer (Australia) who welcomed the delegates and observers. The Chairman recalled the conditions in which it had been decided that the meeting would be held in Paris and expressed the regret he shared with the authorities of Pakistan that it had not been possible to hold the sixth session of the Committee in Pakistan.  
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
In his welcome address on behalf of the Director-General, Mr.Makaminan Makagiansar, Assistant Director-General for Culture,once again drew attention to the importance of the role of the Committee. He referred to the World Conference on Cultural Policies (Mexico City, August 1982), to the IUCN World National Parks Congress (Bali, October 1982) and to the Extraordinary Session of the General Conference of Unesco (Paris, November 1982), at which special attention was called to the safeguarding of the cultural and natural heritage. After having assured the Committee of the interest taken in ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Chairman informed the Committee of requests he had received from organizations which did not have an official status of observer to meetings of the Committee that they should be allowed to address the Committee. The Secretariat explained the decisions which the Committee had taken at previous sessions when similar requests had been received, namely that such groups would not be authorized to address the Committee direct nor to circulate material in the meeting room and that they should be requested to contact their national delegations; since the meeting of the Committee was public, ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
8. Professor R.O. Slatyer (Australia) was re-elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation, and gave a brief speech. Professor Slatyer informed the Committee that he would stand down from the Chair when the two Australian nominations were considered by the Com- mittee. 9. The Committee thereafter elected by acclamation the delegates of the following States members of the Committee : Argentina, Bulgaria, Guinea, Italy and Pakistan as Vice-Chairmen. 10. Mr. Azedine Beschaouch (Tunisia) was re-elected Rapporteur by acclamation.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Argentina Bulgaria Guinea Italy Pakistan Tunisia
In introducing the draft guidelines which had been prepared jointly by IUCN and ICOMOS, the representative of IUCN drew attention to the following three objectives of the List of World Heritagein Danger: a) to support national efforts towards safeguarding the integrity of a property; b) to demonstrate to world opinion the reality of the danger threatening a property; c) to contribute to the effectiveness of international fund-raising campaigns by identifying the property for which the public is being asked to contribute. He stated that the list was considered as being a short list, ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
During the discussion that ensued on the draft criteria and procedure for the inscription of properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger, several amendments were suggested to the text in paragraph 5.5 of the IUCN/ICOMOS document which was proposed for insertion in the "Operational guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention". These amendments related to the difficulty of inscribing properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger when major operations were not required to protect the property and when the State concerned did not require assistance under the ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Rapporteur, Mr. A. Beschaouch, referred to the main points of the report on the sixth session of the Bureau of the Committee which was held in Paris from 21 to 24 June 1982. In particular, he drew attention to the twenty-four properties which had been recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List and to the Bureau 's request to IUCN and ICOMOS to draw up draft guidelines for the inscription of cultural and natural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger. He added that, in response to this request, a report was presented to the Committee by these two organizations on ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
In his report on the activities undertaken for the implementation of the Convention since the fifth session of the World Heritage Committee, the representative of the Director-General, Mr. Michel Batisse, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Science indicated that a total of sixty-nine States had now ratified, accepted or acceded to the Convention, and that one hundred and twelve properties nominated by thirty-three States Parties were now included in the World Heritage List. He reported on the activities which had been decided upon by the Committee at its fifth session and drew ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee noted that, with the withdrawal by the Italian authorities of their list, only seven States Parties had so far submitted tentative lists of cultural and natural properties considered suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List. The delegates of Argentina, Brazil and Italy indicated that tentative lists would soon be available for submission to the Committee.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Argentina Brazil Italy
It was noted furthermore that the lists submitted by India and Portugal referred to cultural properties only, and the Committee expressed the hope that similar lists would be prepared by these two States on natural heritage sites.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: India Portugal
The delegate of the Federal Republic of Germany informed the Committee that a second list, comprising some fifty properties, which had been prepared in the light of the list submitted by the authorities of France, would shortly be available for submission to the Committee. This statement gave rise to remarks by the Rapporteur and the representative of ICOMOS on the desirability of discussion among States of the same cultural region before tentative lists are submitted. The Rapporteur also indicated that ALECSO was co-ordinat- ing the drawing up of tentative lists of cultural and natural ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Chairman drew attention to the availability of preparatory assistance to States Parties for the establishment of tentative lists
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
In concluding the discussion on this item, the Committee reiterated the request made at previous meetings that those States which had not so far submitted tentative lists should prepare lists and make them available as soon as possible for submission to the Committee.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Before the Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, a series of slides on some of the cultural and natural properties nominated was shown by ICOMOS and IUCN. The Committee then took up one by one the nominations of those properties which the Bureau had recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List. In each case the Committee was informed of the point of view of the Bureau as presented by the Rapporteur and took note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN, who had made an evaluation of each property in relation to the criteria for the ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the twenty-four cultural and natural properties which had been recommended by the Bureau: Name of PropertyContracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the ConventionIdentification No.  Tassili n'Ajjer  Algeria  179  The M'Zab Valley Algeria  188  Djemila  Algeria  191  Tipasa Algeria  193  Timgad Algeria  194  Western Tasmania Wilderness National Parks The Committee is seriously concerned at the ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Aldabra Atoll Ancient City of Polonnaruwa Ancient City of Sigiriya Archaeological Site of Cyrene Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna Archaeological Site of Sabratha Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Djémila From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt Historic Centre of Florence Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Lord Howe Island Group M'Zab Valley National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Old Havana and its Fortification System Old Walled City of Shibam Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Sacred City of Anuradhapura Selous Game Reserve Taï National Park Tasmanian Wilderness Tassili n'Ajjer Timgad Tipasa
Country: Algeria Australia Brazil Côte d'Ivoire Cuba Haiti Honduras Italy Libya Seychelles Sri Lanka United Republic of Tanzania United States of America Yemen
The Committee furthermore decided that the site of Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, which was already included in the World Heritage List on the proposal of Guinea, would be extended through the addition of that part of the Reserve situated in Ivory Coast, which was nominated by that State.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The Committee also decided that the Old Stone Town of Zanzibar which had been nominated by Tanzania should not be considered further for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The delegate of Italy informed the Committee that the Italian authorities withdraw the nomination of the Medici Villas in the Florentine region.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
Country: Italy
The delegate of Pakistan requested the Committee to postpone consideration of the nominations of Kirthar National Park and Lal Sohanra National Park since the Government of Pakistan wished to have the opportunity to provide further information on these two sites before a final decision was taken by the Committee.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Pakistan
With respect to the nomination by the Syrian Arab Republic of Aleppo, the Rapporteur recalled the request made by the Bureau that the Syrian authorities should : provide a clear definition of the zones granted absolute protection in Aleppo; and adapt an urbanization policy analogous to that advocated in the report of the Unesco mission to Aleppo. As soon as these additional steps have been taken, the Syrian authorities are invited to inform the Secretariat so that the nomination can be re-examined. This information should reach the Secretariat by the end of February 1983 to enable ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
28. The Rapporteur recalled that the Bureau, on the proposal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, examined the request for the inclusion of the "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls" in the List of World Heritage in Danger, and that, since a consensus could not be reached on this nomination, the Bureau declared that "it will be for the Committee, at its sixth session, to take in this respect the decision which in any case has to be taken by the Committee". 29. At the Committee's request, ICOMOS pursued its examination of the file concerning this nomination. In this examination, ICOMOS took ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The Committee was informed by the Rapporteur that a working group met on 14 December 1982 at Unesco Headquarters in order to consider the different budget lines of the draft budget for 1983 and to provide the Committee with recommendations concerning the technical co-operation requests received as well as the budgetary provisions for the various activities to be undertaken to implement the Convention. Representatives of the following States Members were present at this working group : Australia, Bulgaria, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Jordan and Pakistan. Mr. A. Beschaouch, ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The recommendations of the working group were presented to the Committee in the form of a draft budget.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
On the recommendations of the working group, the Committee adopted the following budget for the period 1 January - 31 December 1983 :   BUDGET   US $  I.  Preparatory assistance and regional studies      100 000  II.  Technical co-operation "large" requests : 596 000 "small" requests : 149 000         745 000  III.  Training    500 000  IV.  Emergency assistance   220 000  V.  Promotional activities and ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
As far as temporary assistance to the Secretariat is concerned, some delegates considered that the Secretariat of the Convention should be financed from the regular budget of Unesco, as had been repeatedly stated at previous sessions of the Committee. In responding to these remarks, the representative of the Director- General reminded the Committee that, if the Secretariat of the Convention was in fact placed under the responsibility of Unesco according to Article 14, the management of the World Heritage Fund foreseen in Part IV should, according to Article 15.2, be carried out in ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee approved the interim statement of accounts of the Fund for the three-year financial period 1981-1983 as set out in document CLT-82/CONF.015/4. The Committee noted that as of 31 October 1982, the surplus in the Fund amounted to US $ 2,372,715.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
On the basis of the recommendations of the working group, the Committee approved the following technical co-operation requests: Bulgaria - Boyana, Ivanovo and Madara Rider (request 42-43-45.1): $48,000 Haiti - Citadel Henry, National History Park (request 180.1): $57,200 Honduras - Maya site of Copan (request 129.1): $24,050 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Old City of Jerusalem (request 148.1): $100,000 Pakistan - Archaeological ruins of Moenjodaro (request 138.1): $34,000 Yugoslavia - Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor (request 125.1 rev): $50,000 Sub-total for ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Aldabra Atoll Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Boyana Church Darien National Park Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Madara Rider Maya Site of Copan National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor Niokolo-Koba National Park Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo Sagarmatha National Park Simien National Park
Country: Bulgaria Ethiopia Haiti Honduras Montenegro Nepal Pakistan Panama Senegal Seychelles
The Committee approved without reservation the technical co-operation request from Senegal concerning Djoudj National Park. It expressed its concern, however, concerning the consequences of the changes in the hydrological system on Djoudj National Park which would result from the works envisaged on the River Senegal and suggested that the authorities of Senegal request the inscription of this site on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The Chairman reported that the Bureau had recommended that priority in training activities should be given to group training at the local and regional levels and that the training of individual persons should be essentially limited to short-term refresher courses. The Rapporteur presented the requests for such training activities that had been submitted by States Parties as part of technical co-operation projects and recalled that these would be funded under the budget line for training which had just been adopted by the Committee, amounting to US$ 500,000.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee approved the following requests for training: Honduras - Maya Site of Copan: $28,950 Pakistan - Archaeological ruins of Moenjodaro: $20,000 Sub-total for training requests in the field of cultural heritage conservation: $48,950 Honduras - Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve: $,4975 Tanzania - College of African Wildlife Management (Regional training centre): $45,000 Sub-total for training requests in the field of natural heritage conservation: $49,975   TOTAL of requests in the fields of cultural and natural heritage conservation: ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Maya Site of Copan Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras Pakistan United Republic of Tanzania
The Committee took note of the recommendation of the Bureau which had proposed that the States having nominated the pro- perties inscribed on the World Heritage List should be presented in the published list under the following heading "Contracting State Having Submitted the Nomination of the Property in accordance with Article 11 of the Convention".
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
After examining this question the Committee decided that no reference should be made in the heading to any specific article of the Convention and that the heading should therefore read as follows "Contracting State Having Submitted the Nomination of the Property in accordance with the Convention".
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
47. This item on the agenda gave rise to a lengthy discussion with several participants referring to the desirability of the Committee receiving regular reports from States Parties on World Heritage sites. In particular, it was considered that it would be useful if the Committee could be regularly informed (a) on the state of conservation of the properties; (b) on the measures taken to protect and to manage the properties; (c) on the way in which funds allocated under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of sites are used, as well as details on the conservation methods and ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
49. The Committee examined the report by the Secretariat on the state of implementation of the public information activities which the Committee at its fifth session had requested the Secretariat to undertake (document CLT-82/CONF.015/6) and it expressed its satisfaction thereon. It furthermore approved the proposals made by the Secretariat for future promotion and information activities, in particular the publication of a special issue devoted to the World Heritage of the magazine "Ambio" (published by the Swedish Royal Academy of Science) and of the periodical "Monumentum" (published by ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee took note of the draft report prepared for the period September 1980 to November 1982, given in document CLT-82/CONF.015/7. It agreed to the suggestion of the Secretariat that the report would be completed with information on the implementation of the Committee's decisions adopted at its sixth session and be submitted to the Bureau at its next meeting for approval and submission to the next General Conference. The Committee decided that a reference shall be added to the report which stresses the need for adequate staff resources particularly in view of the increasing number ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
53. The Committee took note of recommendation No. 16 concerning the World Heritage Convention which was adapted by the World National Parks Congress (Bali, 11-22 October 1982). It approved the suggestion made to Unesco to launch international campaigns for the protection of the natural heritage which would be similar to those which are currently under way for the preservation of the cultural heritage. 54. The Committee took note of recommendation No. 45 adopted by the World Conference on Cultural Policies (Mexico City, 26 July - 6 August 1982) in which the Conference "expresses the hope ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982