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33COM(2009)
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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Refers the nomination of the Historic town of Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, back to the State Party to allow it to: a) Include the N'zima village, wholly or partially, in the nominated property, in order to fully express its value; b) Extend the buffer zone so as to make it into a single area; c) Complete the comparative analysis by considering colonial urban planning more widely, primarily and in general on the African continent, at comparable periods; d) Complete and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1.Add, 2. Inscribes the Ruins of Loropéni, Burkina Faso, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The dramatic and memorable Ruins of Loropéni consist of imposing, tall, laterite stone perimeter walls, up to six metres in height, surrounding a large abandoned settlement. As the best preserved of ten similar fortresses in the Lobi area, part of a larger group of around a ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ruins of Loropéni
Country: Burkina Faso
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Refers the nomination of Historic monuments of Mount Songshan, China, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: a) Consider further the relationship between some of the nominated sites and the central China sacred mountain, Mount Songshan and; b) Consider how a nomination of some of the selected sites together with part of the mountain might reflect their value as an ensemble that manifests the power and influence the mountain had in constitutional, religious and ceremonial ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, IslamicRepublic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (v); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System demonstrates outstanding universal value as in its present form, it dates from the 3rd century CE, probably on older bases from the 5th century BCE. It is complete, with numerous functions, and large-scale, making it ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, Republic of Korea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The natural surroundings of the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, shaped by the principles of pungsu, create a delicate setting for the living tradition of ancestral worship and its associated rites. The royal tombs, with their hierarchical ordering of areas ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
Country: Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1.Add, 2. Inscribes Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain, Kyrgyzstan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis Sulaiman-Too Mountain dominates the surrounding landscape of the Fergana Valley and forms the backdrop to the city of Osh. In mediaeval times Osh was one of the largest cities of the fertile Fergana valley at the crossroads of important routes on the Central Asian Silk Roads ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
Country: Kyrgyzstan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Decides not to approve the extension of the Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro, to include the Mehrgarh, Rehman Dheri and Harappa as an extension to the Indus Valley Civilization Sites, Pakistan, on the World Heritage List; 3. Encourages the State Party to consider resubmitting Mehrgarh and Rehman Dheri as new nominations following additional research and comparative analyses; 4. Also encourages, in relation to Harappa, the State Party to consider resubmitting the site as an ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Refers the nomination of The Architectural and Urban Work of Le Corbusier, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland, back to the States Parties in order to allow them to: a) Strengthen the justification of the Outstanding Universal Value to demonstrate the influence of the works of Le Corbusier on the architecture of the 20th century and the Modern movement, b) Improve the delineation of buffer zones in relation to topography and visual parameters, and provide ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Country: Argentina Belgium France Germany Japan Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Stoclet House, Belgium, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Stoclet House is an outstanding testimony to the creative genius of the Wiener Werkstätte. It was designed and built in Brussels from 1905 to 1911 by one of the founders of the movement, the Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann, of whose work it is the masterpiece. The Vienna Secession ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Stoclet House
Country: Belgium
The nomination of the Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulčice - Church of St Margaret of Antioch at Kopčany has been withdrawn.  
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Country: Czechia Slovakia
The nomination of Schwetzingen - A Prince Elector's Summer Residence - Garden Design and Freemasonic Allusions has been withdrawn.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Refers the nomination of the Mercury and Silver Binomial: Almadén, Idrija and San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Slovenia and Spain, back to the States Parties in order to allow them to: a) Reconsider the definition of the property in San Luis Potosí, but also with its mining region, and more broadly in comparison with the other silver extraction sites using the amalgamation process in Mexico, to bring it into line with the mining and industrial theme of the mercury and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija
Country: Mexico Slovenia Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Tower of Hercules, Spain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Tower of Hercules is the only fully preserved Roman lighthouse that is still used for maritime signaling, hence it is testimony to the elaborate system of navigation in antiquity and it provides an understanding of the Atlantic sea route in Western Europe. The Tower of Hercules was restored in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tower of Hercules
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Farms and Villages in Hälsingland, Sweden, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to: a) Reformulate the nomination to select a few exceptional decorated farmhouses that maintain their agricultural setting and could be said to be exemplars of the specific and local tradition of decorated farmhouses of the late 18th and 19th centuries in Hälsingland and possibly neighbouring regions; b) Provide a more ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
Country: Sweden
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning, Switzerland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The watchmaking urban ensemble of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle demonstrates outstanding universal value as these twin manufacturing-towns constitute an exceptional example of organic urban ensembles entirely dedicated to a single industry. They have been ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
Country: Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, United Kingdom, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Pontcysyllte Canal is a remarkable example of the construction of a human-engineered waterway in a difficult geographical environment, at the end of the 18th century and the start of the 19th century. It required extensive and boldly conceived civil engineering ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland