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III.1 The outgoing Chairman, Mr. Azedine Beschaouch, submitted to the members of the Committee a recommendation made by the Bureau at a special meeting held on 6 December 1992, regarding the strictly specific situation evoked by the Observer Mission of the United States of America to UNESCO in its letter of 27 November 1992 to him in his capacity as the Chairman of the Committee. In ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
IV.1 The Chairperson informed the Committee that the Bureau, at a special meeting held on 6 December 1992 had recommended that the reports on the strategy for the future, requests for international assistance and the situation of the World Heritage Fund, instead of being examined by working groups, be submitted to the members of the Committee under agenda items 7, 12 and 13 respectively. ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
VII. 1 The document WHC-92/CONF.2/4 was introduced by Mrs. C Cameron, Chairperson of the Expert Group which was convened in Washington (United States of America) from 22 to 24 June 1992, then in Paris at UNESCO Headquarters, from 27 to 30 October 1992. Mrs. Cameron stressed that on the one hand the group comprised a certain number of experts from different regions of the world, and ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Abou Mena (Egypt) The Committee was apprised of the report presented on the site of Abou Mena following concerns expressed by the Bureau in July 1992. At the request of the Chairperson, the Delegate from Egypt provided all the clarifications regarding allegations on the state of the site in his report, which the Chairperson, upon the suggestion of one of the delegates, requested the ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
Delos and Delphi (Greece) The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre informed the Committee of the status of the site of Delos, over which the Bureau had expressed some concern in terms of the human resources required for its protection. Following the explanations provided by the Observer from Greece, the Committee took note of the willingness of the Greek authorities to increase the ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Archaeological Site of Delphi Delos
Country: Greece
Vatican (Holy See) The Committee was informed of the various actions undertaken by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in collaboration with the Holy See authorities following a certain number of protests concerning a new building on the site of the Hospice of Santa Marta. The Director of the World Heritage Centre as well as ICOMOS were able to ascertain at the site that the allegations ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Vatican City
Country: Holy See
Ggantija Temples (Malta) The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre brought up the problem of protecting the Megalithic temples of Ggantija and indicated that the report requested of the Maltese authorities on this subject had arrived shortly before the sixteenth session of the Committee. This report shows that the authorities involved have taken the Bureau's concerns into ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Megalithic Temples of Malta
Country: Malta
Ancient City of Damascus (Syria) The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre reported on the information unofficially transmitted to UNESCO expressing concern over the work being done on the western wall of the Mosque of the Omeyyades in Damascus (Syria). When invited by the Chairperson to provide clarification, the Delegate from Syria retraced the history of the Mosque and confirmed ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
El Jem (Tunisia) Regarding the site of El Jem (Tunisia), the Committee was informed of the measures taken at the highest level of Government, as the President of the Republic of Tunisia had transmitted through, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to the concerns of the Bureau, the decisions pertaining to a halt in the construction of any extension to the shopping arcade and to the ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Amphitheatre of El Jem
Country: Tunisia
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia (Turkey) The Committee noted with concern the information received on the state of conservation of the site. According to the consultant responsible for evaluation of the site in question, the Turkish authorities and the Ministry of Culture in particular did not seem to be aware of the decisions taken by the Committee in 1985 providing ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
Country: Turkey
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey) On the subject of Istanbul, ICOMOS found the information provided by the Turkish authorities to be acceptable. However, it would be desirable for ICOMOS to obtain the accompanying plans of the master safeguard plan, which the Centre might request. Given the importance of Istanbul, which, like Goreme, is the subject of a UNESCO international safeguard ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Rila Monastery (Bulgaria) After the presentation on the Monastery of Rila, the Committee asked the World Heritage Centre to write a letter to the Bulgarian authorities to draw their attention to the necessity for implementing a management plan in co-operation with Church representatives.  
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Rila Monastery
Country: Bulgaria
Quebec Historic Area (Canada) In response to information conveyed by the press as well as by groups and individuals, the ICOMOS Representative informed the Committee of the task assigned to him by the World Heritage Centre to examine, with the authorities in Quebec, two construction projects (one for the IMAX cinema and one for a naval academy) both on the land located immediately outside ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Canada
Paris, Banks of the Seine (France) Concern was expressed with regard to the insertion of a new building in the historic setting of the Banks of the Seine in Paris. Based on a visit to the site and a study of the architectural project, an ICOMOS expert, Mr. Barthelemy, made a favourable report on the project which was approved by ICOMOS and of which the Committee took ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Paris, Banks of the Seine
Country: France
Budapest, the Banks of the Danube (Hungary) After having analyzed the characteristics of the construction project for the French Institute of Culture building in Budapest, the ICOMOS Representative emphasized the doctrinal considerations involved in inserting contemporary architecture in historic quarters, and the necessity to avoid pastiche or "kitch". He proposed that no action should be ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
Historic Centre of Rome (Italy) The ICOMOS Representative informed the Committee of the state of the Rome Colisseum which is suffering both from air pollution due to the proximity of a road and from vibrations caused by the subway. At present financial support from the Banco de Roma is enabling conservation work of the monument to ensure its safeguard. The Delegate of Italy intervened to ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Country: Italy
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) Upon the initiative of ICOMOS, the report pertaining to the Valley of Kathmandu was submitted to the attention of the Committee. This site is the subject of a UNESCO international safeguard campaign and, as the ICOMOS Representative pointed out, numerous reports have been written about it for the past twenty years. Moreover, following an ICOMOS seminar held recently ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
Kizhi Pogost (Russian Federation) With the help of slide illustrations, the ICOMOS Representative introduced the status of the site of Kizhi Pogost, explaining the nature of the problems and the manner in which urgent problems were determined. This presentation was followed by a discussion during which several technical questions were raised. The Committee decided to support the coordination ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (United Kingdom) Concerning Stonehenge, the ICOMOS representative provided all the details on the management of the site as well as on the anticipated projects for improvement, including that of a museum site. The ICOMOS recommended to the World Heritage Centre to write to the authorities in the United Kingdom in order to support the measures ...
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hadrian's Wall (United Kingdom) Bringing up the point pertaining to Hadrian's Wall, the ICOMOS Representative indicated to the Committee that ICOMOS is taking the necessary steps to monitor all actions undertaken near this site and will keep the Committee informed. These include projects for opencast coal mining and for a long-distance footpath.  
Session: 16th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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