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II.1 Upon the conclusion of the opening remarks, the Chairperson requested the Committee to adopt the Provisional Agenda and Timetable. At the request of the Delegate of Canada, the Committee agreed to include two additional matters under Item 9: the Green Note of the Director-General concerning the organization of the World Heritage Centre, and the workload of the Committee. It was agreed ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
III.1 As proposed by the Delegate of Thailand, and endorsed by the Republic of Korea, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Benin, Canada, France, Australia, United States of America, Italy, Ecuador and Finland, Mr Koichiro MATSUURA (Japan) was elected as Chairperson by acclamation. The following members of the Committee were elected as Vice-Chairpersons by acclamation: Benin, Cuba, Italy, Morocco, and Republic ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
VI.1 The Secretariat introduced Working Document WHC-98/CONF.203/6. It pointed out that this document referred to the periodic reporting by the States Parties under Article 29 of the World Heritage Convention and did not include considerations on the reactive monitoring that is foreseen for reporting on World Heritage properties that are under threat. It informed the Committee that this ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
VII.3 Manovo-Gounda-St.Floris National Park (Central African Republic (CAR)) The Committee, at its last session (Naples, 1997), was seriously concerned about the uncontrolled poaching by armed groups which had led to the death of four members of the Park staff, decimated more than 80% of the Park's wildlife populations and brought tourism to a halt. The Committee had welcomed the efforts of ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
VII.5 Sangay National Park (Ecuador) The Committee, at its last session was informed that colonization and small-scale mining activities had been stopped, a new management plan was nearing finalization and that several conservation projects funded by WWF had begun. The Committee had urged the Centre, in collaboration with IUCN, and agreement with the State Party and possible support from ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
VII.11 Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) The Committee inscribed Ichkeul National Park on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996 and requested the Tunisian authorities to provide a programme of corrective measures to reverse the degradation of the site. The Committee was informed that the Bureau, at its twenty-second ordinary session (June 1998), received a report from IUCN, which ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
VII.12 Everglades National Park (United States of America) At its last session (Naples, 1997), the Committee noted significant progress made in the state of conservation of this site following generous Federal and State allocations of financial and human resources. The Delegate of the United States of America provided a detailed state of conservation report on this site, which outlined ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
VII.13 Yellowstone National Park (United States of America) At its last session (Naples, 1997), the Committee noted that the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Lands and Minerals Management and the Under Secretary of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment had both signed, on 12 August 1997, the decision authorizing the withdrawal of mineral entry from 22,065 ha near Cooke ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
VII.24 Lake Baikal (Russian Federation) At its twenty-second session, the Bureau was informed that a number of laws for the national protection of the Lake existed and that the Duma had adopted the Federal Law on "The Protection of the Baikal Lake" which was, however, vetoed by the President. The Federal Law had been tabled for a third reading in the Duma, taking into account comments made ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
VII.25 Doñana National Park (Spain) At its twenty-second session, the Bureau was informed that a giant holding pool of the Aznalcollar mine owned by the Canadian-Swedish Boliden-Apirsa Company burst resulting in an ecological disaster. Although the main toxic flow had been diverted away from the National Park, the adjoining areas have been badly damaged. The Bureau was informed that ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
VII.31 Colonial City of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) At the request of the authorities of the Dominican Republic, an expert mission was undertaken in August 1998 to assess the state of conservation of the World Heritage site of Santo Domingo. The report emphasized the need to balance interventions in the physical-environmental recuperation of the area, tourism development and the ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
VII.32 Aksum (Ethiopia) In November 1998, a staff member of ICCROM during a preappraisal mission for The World Bank in Ethiopia, noted that a wooded site directly across from the main Stele had been cleared of its trees, and that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had plans to build a residence for the Patriarch of the Church. However, no construction work had yet commenced. It furthermore noted ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
VII.33 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint- Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims (France) The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its twenty-second session requested the French authorities a report on the planning for the surrounding of the Cathedral and on the project for the construction of a media library (mediateque) in its vicinity. The Secretariat informed that it had received ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
Country: France
VII.34 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany) The Minister of Science, Research and Culture of the Land of Brandenburg submitted the fourth state of conservation report as per the request of the World Heritage Committee at its twentyfirst session. This report was made available to the Committee as Information Document WHC-98/CONF.203/INF.15. The report referred to the proposed ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Country: Germany
VII.40 Burgos Cathedral (Spain) The Committee took note of the confirmation by the Observer of Spain that planning for the hill and Fortress of Burgos had been suspended and that no works would be undertaken. The Committee requested the State Party to keep the Secretariat informed of any new development in this matter.
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Burgos Cathedral
Country: Spain
VII.1 The Committee examined reports on the state of conservation of twenty-two properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger as submitted in Working Document WHC-98/CONF.203/7 and complemented with information provided by the Secretariat and the advisory bodies during the session.  
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
VII.2 Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) At its nineteenth session (Berlin, 1995) the Committee had requested the Bulgarian authorities to submit a threat mitigation status report to its twenty-second session in 1998. The Bulgarian authorities submitted the report requested by the Committee on Srebarna Nature Reserve, on 28 August 1998, and invited the Centre and IUCN to field a mission to ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
VII.6 Simen National Park (Ethiopia)  The Committee recalled the fact that the regional authorities in Bahir Dar, where this site is located, had disagreed with its decision to include this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996. The Committee was informed that the Bureau, at its twenty-second session (June 1998) had noted with satisfaction the efforts of the Department of ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
VII.7 Mount Nimba Nature Reserve (Guinea/ Côte d'Ivoire) The Committee, at its last session (Naples, 1997), had requested the State Party (Guinea) and the Centre to contact the relevant mining companies, which foresee the exploitation of an iron-ore mine in the vicinity of the Reserve, in order to learn more details of their interest to set up an international foundation for the ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
VII.8 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) The Committee recalled the fact that it included this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996, and requested the State Party to implement the eleven-point corrective action plan that had been endorsed by the Minister for the Environment of Honduras. The elaboration of a management plan for Rio Platano is being carried out with a ...
Session: 22nd session of the Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
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