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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, 2. Authorizes the participation in the 33rd 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 the document ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/3A.Rev.2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC 09/33.COM/3B.Rev.2, Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/5A, WHC- 09/33.COM/INF.5A.1, WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.2, and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.3, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 5 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Committee's five Strategic Objectives; 4. Takes also note of the findings of the study undertaken by UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service on the mapping of the workload of the World Heritage Centre presented in Document ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 5B adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting with satisfaction the progress achieved in the implementation of the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and noting that in practice the World Heritage Centre will continue addressing specific issues under regional programmes, 4. Thanks Andorra, Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand for having provided extra-budgetary funding for World Heritage-related activities in SIDS, ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5C, 2. Recalling the provisions of the Operational Guidelines in paragraphs 41 to 44, 3. Notes with appreciation the information provided on the cooperation between the World Heritage Convention and other multilateral environmental agreements; 4. Also notes the need for States Parties to address the great imbalance between nature and culture in the World Heritage List and to such end, recommends that a sharing of information between the multilateral environmental agreements and diverse stakeholders active in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 6A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the Progress Report on the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Notes with appreciation the excellent work the Fund has done since its inception, including the support provided for nominations for inscription of African sites on the World Heritage List, capacity building and assistance in the development of management plans for World Heritage properties in Africa; 5. Expresses its appreciation ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made towards the establishment of sustainable funding arrangements for conservation of World Heritage properties in the Pacific; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to report on the outcomes of the feasibility study on the development and implementation of sustainable funding arrangements for heritage conservation in the Pacific to the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7.2, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Taking note with satisfaction of Decision 181 EX/29 adopted by the Executive Board at its 181st session (April 2009) on the preliminary study on the technical and legal aspects relating to the desirability of a standard-setting instrument on the Conservation of the Historic Urban Landscape, 4. Encourages the General Conference to take action at its 35th session (October 2009) aimed at drawing up a new standard-setting ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2 and 32 COM 7.3 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Takes note of the operational aspects that have been refined by the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, as requested in Decision 31 COM 5.2, in view of the requirements of this decision that the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism be activated in exceptional and specific cases; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7A.1 and 32 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a report on the state of conservation of the property as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008); 4. Expresses its deep concern with regard to the conclusions of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission of April 2009 that noted a high risk of loosing the Outstanding ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has now regained control over the entire property, thus creating the basic conditions to start the process of recovery of its integrity and Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Expresses its concern on the results of the rapid wildlife assessment, which indicate that wildlife populations are at critical low levels and that poaching and illegal activities are occurring across the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with concern the limited progress in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions, as a result of the continued insecurity in the Côte d'Ivoire part of the property, preventing regular access by the management authority and the continued weak management capacity of the management authority in Guinea, ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed during protection operations at the property as well as its support for the guards and families who have lost homes following the attack and occupation of the Rumangabo Station in October 2008; 4. Regrets the breakdown in security that continues to hamper the implementation of conservation activities and threatens the Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction the beginning of repatriation operations of FDLR Rwandan militia present in and around the property and requests the State Party, in cooperation with the United Nations Organization Mission for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), to redouble its efforts to disarm all the national and foreign armed groups operating in and around the property; 4. Notes with concern the fact that despite efforts ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the course of operations linked to the protection of the property, as well as to the other victims of the different attacks against the park; 4. Notes with deep concern the most recent breakdown of security that continues to delay the implementation of conservation activities and risks to threaten the achievements of these past years that had ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Centre, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with concern the delay in the implementation of the corrective measures established by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007);  4. Urges the State Party to redouble its efforts to implement the corrective measures and in particular those relating to the organization of a combined anti-poaching operation in cooperation with the Congolese Army (FARDC), to secure the property and implement ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Taking note of the conclusion of the mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been seriously degraded but that the security conditions are now in place to enable a beginning of the regeneration of the values and integrity of the property, congratulates the State Party for the progress achieved in this respect and encourages it to continue its efforts; 4. Considers that the indicators that describe ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Congratulates the State Party for the positive action it has taken in addressing corrective measures as recommended by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th, 31st and 32nd sessions; 4. Welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), in particular, the efforts to extend the property to include key habitat areas for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the fact that in spite of the continuing security problems, the implementation of the corrective measures has now started with support of the Co-management of natural resources of Aïr-Ténéré and its surrounding areas project (COGERAT), but notes that given the size of the property it will take time before a positive impact on the recovery of the Outstanding Universal Value can be ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its serious concern about reports that poaching pressure is increasing in the property and is further eroding its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Regrets that it has not been possible for the State Party to implement some of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) within the agreed timeframe; 5. Also regrets that the State Party did not provide ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the State Party's efforts to implement the corrective measures adopted by the Committee at is 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008) and the initiative by the Bodoland Territorial Council to expand Manas National Park to the west which will contribute to the improved integrity of the property; 4. Takes note of the results of the comprehensive wildlife survey which seems to confirm that the recovery of wildlife populations ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Acknowledges and commends the progress made by the State Party on the implementation of some of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and included in the Action Plan produced in response to the Presidential Decree No. 270; 4. Notes with concern the continued threats to the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property, arising from very rapid ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide the state of conservation report on time as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session; 4. Notes with satisfaction the State Party's effectiveness in its recent efforts to strengthen the conservation of the World Heritage property and to improve implementation of its management mechanisms; 5. Takes note of the workshop on Outstanding Universal Value organized ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the actions being taken to implement some of the corrective measures and urges the State Party to continue its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party to ensure the safeguarding of the site and encourages it to continue such efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the efforts of the State Party to set up a management structure on site; 4. Requests the State Party to take all possible emergency measures to protect the eastern part of the property from the rising waters of the Tigris River, to undertake necessary maintenance and conservation work to avoid further damage, and to ensure continuing site security; 5. Encourages the State Party, should the situation allow it, to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Requests the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the corrective measures identified: a) Establishment of a local management unit on the site, b) Preparation and implementation of a conservation and management plan, c) Maintenance and emergency conservation activities; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, I 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add 2, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including, as appropriate, the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of Jordan on the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
Country: Israel Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7A.19 and 32 COM 7A.19, adopted respectively at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions; 3. Takes notes of the progress that has been made in generating political support and commitment to the conservation of Zabid and the increase in resources for the General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY), supplemented by the socio-economic development project of the German Technical Assistance (GTZ), the Yemeni Government and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session; 4. Notes the State Party's efforts and resources deployed to safeguard the property in extremely difficult circumstances and the commitment of the international community in reaching the desired state of conservation for this property; 5. Reiterates its request ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan Italy Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session; 4. Notes the efforts and commitment of the State Party and the international community for the safeguarding of this property and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures, particularly the completion of the management plan for the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan Germany Japan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Warmly congratulates the State Party for its commitment and efforts in reaching the desired state of conservation and thanks the international community for its support; 4. Recognizes the efforts of the State Party in continuing its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 5. Requests the State Party to clarify the status of the legal adoption of the comprehensive management ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made by the State Party in the overall preservation and conservation of elements of the World Heritage property, notably by adopting the master plans and carrying out conservation works at the two sites of the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Notes however that some of the corrective measures agreed by the World Heritage Committee remain to be implemented, in order to achieve the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7A.11 and 32 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with satisfaction and congratulates the State Party for the significant progress achieved in the implementation of the corrective measures towards the removal of the property from the World Heritage List in Danger, particularly the inclusive and community-based nature of actions implemented, and the efforts made in the valorisation and transmission of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Warmly welcomes the State Party's efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property and the significant progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Notes that the State Party developed a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.77, 31 COM 7A.27 and 32 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, and in particular its concern that the construction project of the Waldschlösschen Bridge would irreversibly damage the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property in accordance with Paragraph 179 (b) of the Operational Guidelines, 3. Also recalling the report provided by the reinforced monitoring mission of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Decides to adjourn debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session, it being understood that the report and Decision presented at the present 33rd session will continue to be before the Committee for debate at its next ordinary session, as indicated in documents: WHC-09/33.COM/7A, Paris, 11 May 2009; WHC-09/33.COM/7A Add, Paris, 29 May 2009; WHC-09/33.COM/7A Corr, Seville, 23 June 2009.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.28 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress made in implementing the Priority Interventions Programme; 4. Requests the State Party to finalize the assessment phase and to begin interventions on buildings at risk and to secure the required resources for effective implementation, to revise the management plan and to finalise the definition of regulatory measures for the buffer zone; 5. Invites the State Party to consider another request for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction and appreciates the significant progress made in the implementation of corrective measures within the timeframe for implementation, particularly in regard to the implementation of the management plan; 4. Takes note that the State Party has developed a proposal for the desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and urges the State Party to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the progress made on the implementation of the corrective measures, as requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Also regrets that the State Party did not submit a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and reiterates its request to develop it in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 5. Urges the State Party to continue its ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not yet proposed a new date for the high level meeting requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and urges the State Party to set a date for this meeting as soon as possible in consultation with the Office of the Director General of UNESCO, the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee and the President of IUCN; 4. Welcomes the continued commitment ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
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, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that, in its report, the State Party did not consider a number of the threats to the property that have been noted in previous decisions; 4. Expresses its concern that mining activities are progressing near the property and its buffer zone, in advance of consideration of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA); 5. Urges the State Party to ensure that the operations of the mining concessions ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in addressing threats and management issues in the property, in particular; efforts to involve local communities in the management of the property and the development of income- generating activities within the property as well as the development of a regular ecological monitoring plan to monitor the values and integrity of the property ; 4. Notes with satisfaction the results ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.1 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session; 4. Notes with satisfaction the findings of the mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is intact and that the effectiveness of its management is considered to be at its highest level since the inscription of the property on the World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the on-going efforts of the State Party to restore the functioning of the wetlands to support birdlife, to improve the overall management of the property and to involve local communities in the management of the property; 4. Also notes the importance of specific monitoring on the state of conservation of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; and requests the State Party to take this into account in its ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the report of the State Party, including the noted progress and the assessment of the significant challenges facing the property, notably in relation to protection and effective management of its values, governance and the relationship with private landowners, and wider threats from illegal development and water pollution; 4. Regrets that extensive illegal developments have taken place and have had a negative ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Vredefort Dome
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to improve connectivity amongst the different components of the property, as well as its intention to prepare an extension for the property; 4. Notes the reported progress towards the establishment of an overall management board for the property as well as efforts to increase financial resources for the control of invasive species and address the impacts of wildfires in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made by the State Party in addressing threats and management issues in the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to establish a sustainable financing strategy for the property and calls on the international donor community to continue its support for the management of the property; 5. Urges the State Party to take the necessary steps to ensure that all licences ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the conclusion of the World Heritage Centre / IUCN monitoring mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property appears to be intact but that pressures on the property are again increasing; 4. Expresses its utmost concern about the on-going mineral exploration within the property, as well as planned oil exploration activities and potential dam projects inside the property; 5. Regrets that the State Party ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern that while progress was made on certain issues, many of the recommendations of the 2007 mission are not yet fully implemented and in some cases, decisions were made against the recommendations; 4. Also expresses its concern that human pressure on the ecosystem, resulting from a growing resident population is leading to over grazing and increasing agricultural use of the land, and increasing tourism ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Urges the State Party to ensure that the water resource studies recommended by Environmental Impact Assessment studies are carried out as quickly as possible; and to provide copies of these studies to the World Heritage Centre; 4. Notes the steps taken towards transboundary collaboration on integrated water resource management of the Mara River between the State Party of Tanzania and the State Party of Kenya and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: Kenya United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the State Party's efforts to manage sustainably the marine resources of the property; and establish a fund to ensure sustainable financing for the property; 4. Also notes the significant international support of International Banc d'Arguin Foundation (FIBA) and international partners and welcomes the partnerships being developed on remote sensing; 5. Urges the State Party to complete the «Plan d'Intervention ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party, with the support of International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund and the UNESCO Special Appeal fund, in restoring damaged or destroyed infrastructure; 4. Commends the State Party for its efforts in developing a longer term response through a 5 year rehabilitation project for the property, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.10; 5. Takes note of the further needs for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the efforts of the Government of Assam to upgrade the conservation status of a part of the North Karbi Anglong reserve forest to a Wildlife Sanctuary, which will support the protection of the values of the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to report on trends in key wildlife populations, in order to allow effective monitoring of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and to assess the impact ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kaziranga National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the prescribed water supply measures have not yet been completed and urges the State Party to ensure that the infrastructure requirements necessary to ensure the needs of the property for water supply are completed in 2009; 4. Reiterates its request for the State Party to conduct a detailed study of the trends in the biodiversity values of the property including time series data; 5. Requests the State Party ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that substantial progress has been made by the State Party in implementing the Emergency Action Plan, to improve the management of the property and address illegal logging and other illegal activities; 4. Notes with extreme concern that the property continues to face heavy pressure from illegal activities, including encroachment, which are a major threat to the integrity of the property, as confirmed by three ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 26 COM 21B.15, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Takes note of the reports of on-going conflict of land rights within and adjacent to the property which, if not urgently resolved, could threaten the effectiveness in managing the property and impact its integrity; 4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the above allegations concerning unresolved claims of traditional land use as well as on ways in which the State Party and the management ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide information on the Kongde View Resort and the Supreme Court decision, and any other developments within the property and to carry out consultation with stakeholders on mitigation measures before any ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts of the State Party for the management of the property and the strong commitment of NGOs to providing financial assistance, research and monitoring and capacity-building activities to support the property; 4. Welcomes the inter-agency cooperation at the provincial and national levels to support the property and encourages these stakeholders to continue this work particularly towards improving enforcement ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session; 4. Notes the establishment of a single management association for the property, but expresses its concern that there is no confirmation about the finalisation of the World Heritage Protection Bill, nor up to date information on the other issues facing the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in the management of the property, including the banning of jet-skis and the cancellation of the tourism project on Lam Bo; 4. Takes note of the need to continue to protect the values of Lam Bo from tourism development, and to ensure that revised plans for eco tourism activities are not implemented unless supported by a thorough and objective environmental assessment; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Also recalling that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been repeatedly and significantly impacted by the development of ski facilities and extension of tourism zones, to the extent that the property may be considered for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, 4. Notes that the State Party has resubmitted a proposed extension for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 11A adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) on the Periodic Report for North America, which noted the continued excellent cooperation between the States Parties of Canada and the United States of America, 3. Noting the information provided by the State Party of Canada during its 33rd session, in particular that there is currently no coal mining or coalbed methane extraction in the property or the adjacent Flathead Valley, 4. Also recalling the conclusions of the1988 ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
Country: Canada United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the improved legal protection through the Executive Order of 15 June 2007 and the completion of the management plan 2009-2014 in 2008 and requests the national, regional and local authorities to ensure their implementation; 4. Requests the State Party to collaborate with other States Parties whose World Heritage properties contain glaciers to monitor the impacts on those properties of global climate change, and to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ilulissat Icefjord
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the report of the 2008 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, and notes with concern that an area of 82,371 ha within the property in Belarus has not been managed in a way compatible with its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Also notes that there are a number of threats to the property including fragmentation resulting from fencing of the border and vehicular trails, impacts of invasive red ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Acknowledges the detailed report and environmental impact assessment (EIA) according to international standards provided by the State Party on the cable car project consisting of three stations of which one station is located within the inscribed property; 3. Notes with concern that the EIA did not directly consider the Outstanding Universal Value of the property as a key consideration in its evaluation of the project; 4. Requests that the State Party carry out a rapid assessment of the possible impacts of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Laurisilva of Madeira
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party of the Republic of Moldova did not provide a report as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th and 32nd sessions; 4. Welcomes the progress made with exchange of information and cooperation between the States Parties of Romania and Ukraine concerning the Danube Delta ecosystem; 5. Encourages the harmonization and coordination of all European Union projects in the River Basin of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Danube Delta
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress reported in the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party on enhancing the management of the property and in responding to the recommendations of the 2007 World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission; 4. Notes with concern that the proposed Altai gas pipeline remains a threat to the property and requests an unequivocal confirmation of the decision to abandon the development of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the measures taken by the State Party to strengthen the management of the property, to confirm the operating budget and to reduce locally-generated pollution in Lake Baikal, and in particular, to finalise the closed water system within the Baikalsk pulp and paper mill; 4. Notes with concern that measures to halt illegal constructions on the shores still appear to be ineffective, that ongoing problems of local ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Urges the State Party to resolve as soon as possible the issue of the legal protection regime for the property, delimitation of its buffer zones and regulations concerning buffer zones management; 4. Encourages the State Party to increase control and patrolling of the property to discourage illegal activities within the property and to increase awareness-raising and the involvement of the local communities and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 32d session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that the State Party has prepared and submitted a management plan for the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004); and encourages the State Party to ensure its implementation to strengthen the integrity, protection and management of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to confirm to the World Heritage Centre that the necessary ministerial approval and adequate ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 22 COM VII.27, adopted at its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998), 3. Expresses its serious concern with regard to the possibility of creating an enclave for mining activities within the Yugyd Va National Park, component of the Virgin Komi Forests World Heritage property and requests the State Party not to proceed with any development that could threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to comply with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines and to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.17 and 32 COM 7B.27 adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the ongoing research efforts taking place at the property; 4. Notes with concern the threats to the property by invasive species and the decline in conservation status of Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Tristan Albatross and Gough Bunting; 5. Requests the State Party to ensure continuous programmes of eradication of Sagina for at least the next three years, and to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with great concern that the moratorium on mangrove cutting has expired and that the State Party has been facilitating the on-going sale, lease and development of lands within the property, resulting in ascertained danger to its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Further notes the weak institutional coordination mechanisms with regard to the management and protection of Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with extreme concern the existing and potential threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property as described in the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party; 4. Welcomes the State Party's request for inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger in order to encourage national and international assistance and support required to address the threats affecting this ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Commends the State Party of Costa Rica for its on-going management efforts and its systematic analysis of the conservation challenges to the property, and notes its report on the proposed follow-up actions relating to the World Heritage Committee's previous decisions, and urges it to implement these actions, namely: a) Ensure that tenure and permitted lands uses for all lands within the property boundaries are clarified ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress achieved by the State Party in enhancing the management of the property, including the support for effective management capacity for the property; 4. Also welcomes the support provided by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), WWF Canada and other international NGOs towards management activities and programmes that are under implementation in the context of the new management plan for 2009-2013; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Country: Cuba
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not provided a state of conservation report for the property, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.38; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on further progress achieved in the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2006 monitoring mission, including a response to the report on illegal logging by Global ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes that the State Party has recently adopted the Coiba National Park management plan, as recommended in Decision 29 COM 8B.13; 4. Urges the State Party to finalize the management plan for the Special Zone of Marine Protection of the property and to ensure its effective implementation, and reminds the State Party of the recommendation made by IUCN in its evaluation of the nomination, that commercial fisheries need careful ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the activities reported in the State Party's report on the state of conservation of the property but also notes that this does not address many of the key points of Decision 32 COM 7B.40, nor include detailed baseline information on current land use within the property and a description of the development application and review process as previously requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Expresses its serious ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the actions taken by the State Party of France in relation to the increased support for agropastoralism but regrets the lack of strategy and clear links to conservation of the cultural landscape features; 4. Requests the two States Parties to establish, on a joint and mutually agreed basis, a management and monitoring body for the property, including national natural and cultural focal points for World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 23 COM B.1, adopted at its 23rd session, 3. Notes the information provided by the State Party on the state of conservation of the property, but regrets that the State Party did not follow the procedure outlined in Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines to inform the World Heritage Centre of all planned activities within and in the vicinity of the property which could impact its Outstanding Universal Value, before taking a decision on these projects; 4. Also notes that there seems ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Recognizes that there has been progress in the reactivation of the Management Unit, improvements to the visitor management system, the initiation of risk prevention plans, the cancellation of helicopter flights over the Sanctuary and outreach activities to enhance the management and presentation of the property and raise awareness of conservation; 4. Notes the limited progress in addressing governance issues in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7B.46 and 32 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively; 3. Deeply regrets that the State party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property that would have enabled to evaluate the progress in restoration works of churches, monitoring of shelters, identification of the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone and provision of legal and regulatory; and the Statement of Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress made with the finalisation of the management plan, the extension of the buffer zone, the development of infrastructure projects and the identification of possible donors; 4. Also notes that the oil and gas exploration has ceased and that the current plans for the second national port are unlikely to impinge adversely on the property; but nevertheless stresses the need for National Museums of Kenya (NMK) ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the results of the World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission to the property, and of the correctives measures already implemented, in particular the process to create an inter-Ministerial Committee on Timbuktu; 4. Also notes with satisfaction the conservation work that is in progress on the Djingareyber Mosque, and in particular the recent discovery of ancient pillars of great importance inside the mosque, and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the work carried out to sensitise owners and users to the value of their heritage properties and the need for conservation, and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts; 4. Also notes the completion of the first phase of the rehabilitation of San Sebastian Fortress and notes the considerable extra work that will be needed to deal with the additional damage caused by Cyclone Jokwe; 5. Further notes the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee,                             1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the actions taken by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property, including the establishment of a Safeguarding Committee for the property to bridge site management until full development of planned ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with satisfaction of the creation of a Safeguarding Committee for the management of the property by the State Party; 4. Notes the progress made by the State Party in regard to the collection of a tourist tax and the use of the derive revenue from it for the daily maintenance of the property; 5. Expresses strong concern about the ongoing erosion of the coastline, particularly in the western part of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Island of Gorée
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has confirmed that prospecting/mining activities are not allowed within the property and its buffer zone, in line with the "No-go" commitment of the International Council for Minerals and Metals (ICMM) in World Heritage properties (2003); 4. Also notes the actions implemented by the State Party to address the specific prospecting permit at the property and urges the State Party ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the continued progress by the State Party on the implementation of the Integrated Conservation management plan, specifically in relation to physical conservation and preventive conservation work, ongoing improvements in interpretation and visitor management, and better cooperation with the Department of Public Works ; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue working on stabilizing and reorganizing the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Robben Island
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on progress made with the completion and implementation of the "Protection and Valorisation Plan for the archaeological site of Tipasa and its zone of protection"; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, prior to carrying out the work, the detailed design and plans of the proposed port ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the activities carried out in view of the conservation of the Kasbah of Algiers, and regarding the carrying out of emergency work, as outlined in the first phase of the implementation of the Permanent Safeguarding Plan; 4. Also takes note of the concerted activities undertaken in order that the Algiers metro work does not affect the Outstanding Universal Value of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7B.60 and 32 COM 8B.54, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of a series of important measures aiming at conserving and protecting the property; 4. Requests the State Party to provide, by 1 February 2011, three printed and electronic copies of the final integrated management and conservation plan, for review by the World Heritage Centre ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the detailed state of conservation report provided by the State Party does not respond to many of the requests made by the Committee in its decisions of the 31st and 32nd sessions: a) Revision of the design of the Avenue of the sphinxes and its surroundings, b) Preparation and/or finalisation of the management plans for Karnak, Luxor and the West Bank and integration of these plans into one comprehensive ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the State Party's commitment to obtain a modification of the design of the Cairo Financial Centre so as to mitigate its impact on the urban landscape of the Citadel; 4. Takes note of the steps taken by the State Party for the preparation of a Management and Conservation plan for the property and welcomes its decision to involve the World Heritage Centre in this process, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with appreciation the State Party's continuing efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Expresses its concern that the road building described in the State Party's report may have been carried out in spite of the objections raised by the World Heritage Centre-ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of March 2008, and requests the State Party to provide detailed information including maps and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.60 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted the report requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session; 4. Notes with great regret the many difficulties being experienced by the State Party in protecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, as identified in the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission of 16-20 February 2009; 5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.63, adoped at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of its recommendations, nor a map indicating the boundaries of the property; 4. Strongly urges the State Party to implement the measures recommended by the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of January 2007 and its earlier decisions; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a state of conservation report for the property and implementation of its recommendations; 4. Strongly urges the State Party to implement its earlier recommendations; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on the state of conservation of the property and implementation of its Decision 31 COM 7B.64, for examination ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the continuing efforts of the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Also notes with satisfaction the completion of the management plan in 2007, and initial efforts to implement it; 5. Reiterates its concern that no progress has been made in establishing a satisfactory overall management structure and in putting in place sustainable funding arrangements for conservation and management ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not yet finalise and adopt the management plan taking into account the recommendations of the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies and did not establish the necessary legal and administrative frameworks for its implementation; 4. Notes that the State Party has provided a revised detailed project proposal for the restoration of the Souq and the concerns expressed by ICOMOS on the overall ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowledges the details of the legal protection now in place for all aspects of the property; 4. Notes the considerable progress that has been made in putting in place a well-researched framework for the development of the management plan, in promoting wider understanding of the value and attributes of the property, in involving local communities and their expertise in working towards sustainable management, and in ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. RecallingDecision 32 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Requests to be informed in detail of any future proposals to re-design or re-shape the King Faisal street area; 4. Regrets that the requested information on the new cultural centre on Medhat Pasha Street was not provided and reiterates its request to receive it as soon as possible for review; 5. Takes note of the progress made in protecting the historical neighbourhoods of the Ancient city and in defining a buffer zone ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the steps taken in the past year and the readiness for cooperation of its authorities; 4. Regrets that issues of drainage, management and conservation of the property have not been adequately addressed by the State Party despite International Assistance; 5. Urges the State Party, as a matter of priority, to address the recommendations made by the joint World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8B.24 and 32 COM 8B.102, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd Session (Quebec City, 2008) respectively, 3. Notes the developments that have occurred at the property since its inscription on the World Heritage List, the information contained in the State Party report and the preliminary findings of the Reinforced monitoring mission; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on the progress made in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Temple of Preah Vihear
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the continued efforts made by the State Party to improve management of the property, and its timely response to the requests made by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Requests the State Party to: a) Complete as a matter of urgency the comprehensive Conservation Master Plan, b) Consider a re-submission of a request for minor modification to the buffer zones and the possibility of an extension to the boundaries of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old Town of Lijiang
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the measures taken by the State Party of China to mitigate possible negative impacts of development projects on the visual integrity of the property by reducing height limits for construction in sensitive areas surrounding the Guia Hill and the Monte Fortress; 4. Notes with concern, however, the apparent inadequacy of the current management system, with its buffer zone and legal provisions, to protect effectively ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Macao
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party to revise and extend the boundaries of the proposed buffer zones; 4. Acknowledges progress with the Urban Development Plan for Lhasa and with elaboration of conservation plans for the three areas of the property and requests that the State Party ensures that they are: a) Coherent and complementary, b) Include conservation policies for the traditional buildings within the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its appreciation for the organization of the International Seminar on Conservation of Painted Surfaces on Wooden Structures in East Asia (29 October - 2 November 2008), carried out in order to improve knowledge on the restoration of polychromy within East Asia, as well as to strengthen the theoretical framework for conservation decision-making, notably in relation to the authenticity of World Heritage ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not yet finalise and adopt the management plan, developed with full involvement of the established management authority, and built around a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, to ensure the integrated conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, the adopted management plan in three printed and electronic ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the substantial work undertaken at the property by the Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority (HWHAMA), notably the identification of the new proposed boundaries of the property and its buffer zone as part of the new integrated management plan (IMP); 4. Requests the State Party to: a) Draft, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, an updated Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its satisfaction regarding the progress made by the State Party in implementing some recommendations of the 2008 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission; 4. Urges the State Party to give full consideration to implementing the remaining recommendations of the 2008 mission, in particular: a) Ensuring the authority of the site manager to control development through appropriate land-use ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the continuing efforts made by the State Party towards the rehabilitation of the property, in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and other international partners, following the May 2006 earthquake, have led to the reopening of all damaged temples to the public; 4. Recommends to the State Party that it continues these efforts to make good the remaining earthquake damage, ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Prambanan Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the State Party's efforts in revising the legal and institutional framework for the protection and management of the property and its surrounding area, and encourages it to continue the development of the new Presidential Decree and updated Master Plan; 4. Requests the State Party to: a) Update the draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Borobudur Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008); 3. Acknowledges the steps taken by the State Party to implement the decisions of the World Heritage Committee in particular with regard to the proposed extension of the property to include the Historical Axis of Esfahan; 4. Regrets that no further progress has been made in the reduction of the height of the Jahan-Nama building despite the repeated assurance provided by the State Party in the past years, and urges the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.73 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that plans are being developed for a groundwater monitoring system and risk mitigation plans to protect the buried cultural properties from possible fluctuation of groundwater levels, and further requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible a concrete timetable for their completion to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4. Further notes that the proposed design for temporary structures to be ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Recognizing the commitment of the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property, including the measures to develop a revised Urban Plan that will include a buffer zone and priority zones for development, and the efforts undertaken to improve institutional and technical capacity of the Heritage House thus enabling a more efficient implementation of the conservation plan for the property (PSMV), 4. Requests ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.25, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Considering that the proposed developments within the inscribed area of George Town, particularly the AGB project near the clock tower, are in contradiction with the protective measures described in the Nomination File and would, if constructed, have a significant adverse impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, 4. Also considering the potential impacts of the two approved developments in the buffer ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Country: Malaysia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the efforts and commitment of the State Party for the safeguarding of this property; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to draft, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, an updated Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, and submit it to the World Heritage Centre as soon as possible, for examination by the World Heritage Committee; 5. Also reiterates its request to the State Party to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the ongoing conservation work undertaken by the State Party including the documentation of monuments and tombs, repair work and the installation of interpretive signs and boards; 4. Requests the State Party to provide three printed and electronic copies of the Master Plan, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 5. Also requests the State Party to continue progress in the implementation of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes that a comprehensive Master Plan has been prepared, that a Medium Term Action Plan is being implemented and that work is in progress to identify the actual extent of the archaeological area of Moenjodaro; 4. Requests the State Party, however, to clarify if the Master Plan has been updated since January 2006; and whether the updated Medium Term Action Plan referred to above integrates the World Heritage Committee's ...
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 Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the efforts of the State Party in the conservation and restoration of the property and sewage system, and progress made in implementing the recommendations of the 2008 mission concerning the removal of constructions of the cricket stadium; 4. Also notes the intention of the State Party to downscale the port development project; 5. Urges the State Party to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8B.30 and 32 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the summary management plan submitted by the State Party and progress that has been made by the State Party on the implementation of the management plan, including interpretation and visitor management; 4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies informed on the design and location of the proposed new site museum ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Parthian Fortresses of Nisa
Country: Turkmenistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add and WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Corr, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Acknowledging, as recommended by the joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reinforced monitoring mission of March 2009, the need to complete the management plan, to undertake further conservation work on monuments within the property, to establish an effective management framework for the site and to sustain and plan for infrastructural work respecting the traditional urban fabric, 4. Urges the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in dealing with illegal buildings, preparing an inventory of heritage properties, starting the development of a management plan and carrying out mitigating measures at the Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Tombs to reduce the impact of the new highway; 4. Notes, however, that no significant progress appears to have been made in developing a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value that ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowledges considerable progress made with the development of Management and conservation plans and putting in place adequate resources; 4. Expresses its concern that adequate measures are yet to be taken to control the illegal construction in the Ksamili village; 5. Urges the State Party to fully implement the 2007 mission recommendations and in particular, in parallel with the finalisation of the management plan, the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.56, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Urges the State Party to fully comply with the requests of the World Heritage Committee; 4. Acknowledges progress made with the development of an inventory of planning violations; 5. Expresses its concern that violations are continuing to occur in a prominent part of the buffer zone in Berat opposite the castle gates, as well as in Old Bazaar area of Gjirokastra; 6. Also urges the State Party to put in place an agreed ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the State Party's timely submission of the draft management plan requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Also notes the recommendations made by the January 2009 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission; 5. Calls upon the State Party to ensure that Environmental Impact Assessments are carried out for all large-scale development projects even if located outside the buffer zone, with ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with appreciation the reduction in planned height of the tallest of the structures planned for the Vienna Central Train Station project from 100m to 88m; 4. Regrets that the State Party did not provide the requested comprehensive visual impact assessment of the entire project, and that there was no visual impact assessment used as a basis for determining the appropriate height for the planned building; 5. Strongly ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that the State Party maintained the moratorium on construction of the project; 4. Expresses its continuing concern that the project plans for the new Kometgründe-Meidling structure exceed the 60m height which the State Party had agreed to maintain in June 2006; 5. Requests the State Party to ensure that construction of the Kometgründe-Meidling project remains halted until the World Heritage Committee has ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with appreciation the detailed description of projects and initiatives underway provided by the State Party in the state of conservation report; 4. Acknowledges the initiatives undertaken in the last years by the State Party (since the 2005-2006 debate about the appropriateness of the design of the Kastner and Ohler Department) to improve the quality of the planning process and the planning instruments available to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.107, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with appreciation the States Parties' joint efforts and activities and welcomes the fact that the controversial heart clinic project has been abandoned; 4. Also notes the development of Construction Guidelines, however expresses its concern that these appear to be encouraging development that is larger in scale than the existing vernacular buildings and would allow development in inappropriate locations and may ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
Country: Austria Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.34, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Regrets the significant amount of dismantling as well as the intention to rebuild the Eastern Gallery; 4. Requests the State Party to urgently clarify, for review by the Advisory Bodies: a) The methodology to be adopted in rebuilding the Eastern Gallery, b) The types of proprietary materials and technologies being used in the conservation work, c) The intended degree of conservation, restoration and reconstruction work in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
Country: Belarus
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party in response to concerns raised regarding the state of conservation of the property and the proposals for new construction and interventions at the Historic Centre; 3. Requests the State Party to submit, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to the World Heritage Centre the specific details of the project for the Museum of History and for the interventions at the Casselberg, Sept Tours and Bouclier Français and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Brugge
Country: Belgium
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Also recalling the results and recommendation of the reactive monitoring missions of 2006, 2007 and 2008, 4. Acknowledges the receipt of the report of the experts submitted with the State Party report, as well as the additional information received by the World Heritage Centre in April 2009 after the deadline established by the World Heritage Committee; 5. Commends the State Party for the monitoring system that has been ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the information provided and progress made by the State Party in the preparation of the new Land Use Plan and the management plans; 4. Expresses its deep concern at the potential impacts of the Blanka Tunnel Complex on the property, on the lack of information so far provided and on the apparent lack of an impact assessment of this project on the attributes and value of the property, and requests the State Party to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Prague
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.109, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts of the State Party to ensure the protection and management of the World Heritage property; 4. Also notes that the dismantling the revolving amphitheatre is extended to 31 December 2009 and the deadline for rehabilitating the affected areas into the original condition is extended to 30 April 2010 and requests the State Party to submit the detailed project for the new theatre location and its exact ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Takes note of the results of the ICOMOS advisory mission to the property; 3. Requests the State Party to: a) Urgently provide information on any conservation and development plan to address the issue of an environmental covering for the stones to the World Heritage Centre for review by ICOMOS, b) Consider extending the buffer zone in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS; 4. Also requests the State Party to submit a report on the steps taken to implement the advisory mission ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the quality and usefulness of the Development Plan for Old Tallinn in exploring future development and conservation scenarios to preserve the Old Town, developed by the State Party; 4. Strongly regrets that the State Party has not yet put into place an adequate management plan/system for the Tallinn Old Town requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Country: Estonia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Considers that the State Party has made progress in putting in place measures to strengthening the functioning of an independent International Scientific Committee and in proposing changes in governance to separate administrative and scientific functions, and requests that these need to be implemented as soon as possible; 4. Notes the work planned to consider the impact of different mitigation approaches and also ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee,         1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 32d session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that the State Party regrets the demolition of the Pont de Pertuis which crossed the bassin à flot, and has begun an inventory of the harbour remains that are attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Requests that in order to avoid any similar impacts to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property in future, consistent planning ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its serious concern about the state of conservation of the different components of the property; 4. Regrets that the State Party report did not adequately address the preparation of legal and technical provisions to address the various threats, the aspect of land privatization, the development of an integrated management plan and the development of a special programme on the protection of all archaeological ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Reiterates its request to the State Party to urgently prepare, approve and submit to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies the management plan of the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, including the boundaries clarification document clearly indicating its buffer zones; 4. Requests the State Party to provide detailed and complete information concerning the monitoring of the state of conservation of property ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the summary version of the Environmental Impact Study of the Rhine crossing options and the traffic analysis provided by the State Party and that an architectural competition has taken place for the proposed bridge; 4. Regrets that the full version of the Environmental Impact Study was not submitted on time; 5. Considers that the summary version of the Environmental Impact Study fails to set out an adequate ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the detailed report submitted by the State Party; 4. Welcomes the initiative and progress made on setting up a Steering Committee for the World Heritage property and recalls the procedures stipulated by the Operational Guidelines in view of responsibilities, information flow and review requirements between the State Party, Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction the thorough impact assessment carried out for the proposed straw burning power plant; 4. Also notes that this assessment has produced a basis for dialogue on how the property might be developed in a sustainable way and how the Outstanding Universal Value and development might be reconciled; 5. Urges the State Party, in view of the considerable potential visual, environmental and ecological impact ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the specific measures undertaken to re-examine demolition permits and promote a fund for rehabilitation, and urges the State Party to continue with its vigilance in preventing further losses and inappropriate development in the buffer zone of the property; 4. Welcomes the various strategic measures being planned, in particular the revision of the management plan, the establishment of a management body, the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.112, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made with mapping of the rock art sites with view to delineating the 182 parts of the property and their buffer zones and requests the State Party to submit the completed plans as soon as possible; 4. Also requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on further progress with actions identified in the Management, Conservation and Research components of the management plan, in ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.113, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with appreciation the submission of the final management plan of the property and the activities towards its implementation; 4. Notes with concern the advanced stage of the highway project, and urges the State Party to submit as soon as possible the revised plans to ensure that they are in line with the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of 2005; 5. Requests the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Notes the report of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS advisory mission carried out in December 2008 at the invitation of the State Party; 3. Welcomes the State Party's efforts to obtain major funding for restoration projects at the Historic Centre of Naples for key monuments and encourages the State Party to ensure funding for the overall conservation of the vulnerable urban fabric; 4. Regrets that the management plan announced by the Periodic Report in 2006 has not been prepared and urges the authorities to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Naples
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with appreciation the comprehensive efforts made by the State Party in the last year to respond to the decisions of the World Heritage Committee and the recommendations by the 2008 reactive monitoring mission; 4. Acknowledges the efforts of the State Party to modify the "Daugava Left-bank Silhouette Development Concept" in reducing the height and density of planned buildings, and re-locating these buildings farther ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Riga
Country: Latvia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide the documentation on the "Regulation on the Protection of the Vilnius Old Town" and the updated documentation on the development of high-rise buildings in the buffer zone as requested by the Committee at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008); 4. Commends the State Party for the innovative quality of the guidelines proposed to improve coordination and integrated management of all ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Vilnius Historic Centre
Country: Lithuania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Notes the boundary definition of the property as provided in the report by the State Party; 3. Requests the State Party to: a) Provide a clear map showing the boundary of the property, b) Establish a declared buffer zone in accordance with Paragraph 103 of the Operational Guidelines, with height controls around the property as a means of protecting the skyline configuration of the city and prepare a "Views and Vistas Analysis" from strategic points within and outside the property, c) Establish clear ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: City of Valletta
Country: Malta
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the follow-up activities to the February 2008 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission to the property taking into account the key recommendations concerning the proposed bridge at Verige, the adoption and implementation of the management plan, and the coordination of conservation activities and development planning for the whole area of Kotor Bay; 4. Regrets that no coordination body has been established yet as ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.102, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes progress made with the conservation strategy and the negotiations concerning the register of additional areas in the register of monuments to further enhance the protection of the authenticity and integrity of the property; 4. Welcomes the new variant of the expressway S1 which takes into account the values, integrity and authenticity of the property and does not adversely impact on its Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.89 and 31 COM 7B.116, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, and the detailed recommendations made by the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN reactive monitoring mission of March 2006, 3. Takes note of the progress made in the implementation of the short-term Action Plan 2007-2009, in particular in the restoration and gradual opening of the palaces and parks; 4. Notes with serious concern the uninterrupted urban encroachment ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.104, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Appreciating the continuing efforts by the Kizhi Museum Reserve to improve maintenance, monitoring and presentation of the World Heritage property, 4. Regrets that the State Party has not implemented any requested activities and strongly urges the State Party to establish a Special State Group in charge to coordinate the implementation of all World Heritage Committee's decisions concerning this property; 5. Expresses its ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32COM 7B.105, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide a state of conservation report, or a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Notes with concern, that the maps provided by the State Party define boundaries that include a significantly smaller area than that inscribed, and encourages the State Party to submit formally a significant boundary modification (according to Paragraph 165 of the Operational Guidelines) to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not provided a state of conservation report for the property, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.106; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on the state of conservation of the property and further progress achieved on the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2007 reactive monitoring mission, for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.107, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008 3. Acknowledges the results of the May 2009 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission; 4. Notes the restoration and renovation efforts of the Regional and local authorities in the preparation of the celebration of the millennium of the City of Yaroslavl; 5. Expresses its serious concern about the changes to the horizontal urban skyline and in particular the construction of a new cathedral of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.108, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008) 3. Regrets that no consideration has been given to halting the construction of the tunnel or to re-routing it further away from the temple of Sagrada Familia; 4. Urges the State Party to allow a thorough analysis of the potential adverse impacts and mitigation measures on the design and implementation of the tunnel and relevant impact assessment systems for examination by the Advisory Bodies; 5. Encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Works of Antoni Gaudí
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.109, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Requests the State Party to abandon the projects of the "Huerto de las Adoratrices" and the "Plaza de los Bandos", given their potential negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property; 4. Notes the work undertaken towards setting up the requested integrated management plan for the property, and asks the State Party to ensure the full integration of this planning instrument with the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old City of Salamanca
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Expresses its concern that the State Party has not provided any information on the proposed Cajasol tower, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines; 3. Notes the documentation provided by the State Party in May 2009; 4. Urges the State Party to carry out, if not already undertaken, a comprehensive impact assessment of the proposed developments on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property and its setting; 5. Also urges the State Party to halt any construction ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.110, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the results of the 2009 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and endorses its recommendations; 4. Also notes the appointment of a site manager of the property and encourages the State Party to implement fully the management structure adopted in 2006 and clarify roles and responsibilities; 5. Further notes that, although some progress has been made in drafting the scope of a management ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.111, adopted at its 32d session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the findings of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of March 2009 and in particular that the current fragmented management is failing to address the needs of the property and recommended that a unified system is put in place together with a unified management plan; 4. Also notes the satisfactory condition of the key monuments of the property, but expresses concern that other ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.120, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its concern about numerous construction projects within the World Heritage property and its buffer zone which could affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to complete the revision of the Master Plan for the World Heritage property; 5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the state of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.112, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the information provided by the State Party, in particular that the work is progressing on a brief to define a local setting, for the final publication "Seeing the History in View: a method for Assessing Heritage Significance within Views" in 2009, and that considerations are underway on how a Dynamic Visual Impact Study fits within the planning system, and that a draft revised London Plan is to be published for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tower of London
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.113, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that work was at an advanced stage on the visual impact study as requested, that "Seeing the History in View: a method for Assessing Heritage Significance within Views" is expected to be published in 2009, and that the Westminster World Heritage property Dynamic Visual Impact Study Steering Group selected five views considered to best encapsulate the Outstanding Universal Value of the property for assessment using the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.114, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party continues to make little progress in the urgent resolution of the significant A344 road closures and visitor facility issues at the property, despite assurances made as long ago as 1986; 4. Requests that the State Party keeps the World Heritage Centre informed of any progress, particularly the Ministerial announcement, as it occurs; 5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.115, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the detailed information provided by State Party and particularly: a) The development of the new Supplementary Planning Document addresses the management issues raised by the World Heritage Committee in paragraphs 3b and 4b of Decision 31 COM 7B.121 and paragraph 3b and 3c of Decision 32 COM 7B.115, b) The final version of the Supplementary Planning Document is expected to be formally adopted by Liverpool City ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.116, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the results of the November 2008 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and the good overall state of conservation and management of the property; 4. Expresses its satisfaction that the Dyson Academy Project has officially been withdrawn; 5. Strongly recommends that the State Party submit to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, for review, a revised plan showing that all necessary social ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: City of Bath
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.117, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the Edinburgh Old and New Towns World Heritage property of November 2008 and the State Party's response; 4. Urges the State Party to take into account the recommendations by the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, specifically addressing improvements for the Caltongate and Haymarket development; and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.108, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Takes note of the response provided by the State Party in regard to current issues of concern and notes progress made in developing the management plan; 4. Encourages the State Party to finalize the delimitation of the buffer zone and submit the proposed new boundaries for the buffer zone, including appropriate cartography and the legal framework, to the World Heritage Centre, for examination by the World Heritage ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.124, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction the efforts and progress made by the State Party in implementing the decisions of the World Heritage Committee, 4. Encourages the State Party to finalise the delimitation of the inscribed archaeological sites and their buffer zones and reiterates its request that the proposed new boundaries for buffer zones, including appropriate cartography as well as the legal framework, be submitted for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: San Agustín Archaeological Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.125, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007 3. Encourages the adoption, and strict enforcement of the new law on monumental heritage, the Integrated Revitalization Plan and the implementation of the related actions proposed, and the adoption and full implementation of the Risk management plan for the Zona Colonial; 4. Requests the State Party to: a) Submit to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as possible, the complete technical documentation of the Sans Souci project ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.121, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Concerning the intervention in the tower, requests the State Party to: a) Cease the reconstruction project of the tower of the Jesuit Church in light of the potential impact that the proposed reconstruction could entail, b) Carry out a holistic and multi-sector assessment of the architectural ensemble and establish an assessment of the attributes that contribute to Outstanding Universal Value as a basis for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.122, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes progress by the State Party in implementing the decisions of the World Heritage Committee and invites the State Party to submit further details on the implementation of the management plan and conservation interventions at the property; 4. Urges the State Party to officially submit the limits of the World Heritage property and its potential buffer zone, in light of the requirements of the retrospective ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Maya Site of Copan
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.123, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its report in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French and English); 4. Urges the State Party to finalize the management plan as soon as possible and provide three printed and electronic copies of the management plan for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 5. Expresses its concern that the lack of a management plan ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.124 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its concern to the fact that a holistic heritage conservation policy has not been agreed upon to guide the participatory decision making process for the World Heritage property and urges the State Party to develop an integrated management plan; 4. Takes note of the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and requests the State Party to implement them as a matter of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.125, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide updated information concerning the state of conservation of the property since 2006, and did not submit a comprehensive progress report as requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, for examination by the World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.126, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress report on the preparation of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value of the property and requests the State Party to further develop it in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to integrate all components of the inscribed property and to meet the requirements of the Operational Guidelines; 4. Also notes the results of the 2009 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/7B and WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Corr, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.127, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress reported by the State Party in implementing the recommendations from the 2008 reactive monitoring mission report, particularly in regard to starting the revision of the buffer zone; 4. Also notes progress in deterring illegal demolitions and in strengthening institutional frameworks for the management of the property and requests the State Party to ensure the regulatory ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.129, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction progress made in measures to guarantee the conservation of the property and in developing the management plan and urges the State Party to finalise it to begin its implementation; 4. Requests the State Party to provide three printed and electronic copies of the finalised management plan for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies as soon as possible; 5. Encourages the State ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Chavin (Archaeological Site)
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.130, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Urges the State Party to finalise the development of the management plan for the property and to secure adequate resources to sustain its implementation; 4. Takes note of the projects planned that might impact the property, in particular the Interoceanic Highway, the construction of a national airport and the proposed investment by the Regional Government, and requests the State Party, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.120, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Requests the State Party to submit more detailed technical information in regard to current intervention projects. 4. Urges the State Party to reconsider the construction of a cable car, considering the potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and to implement the Directorial Resolution so that the Corredor Segregado is not constructed in light of the effects it would have on the Historic ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.128, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), and the recommendations of the previous monitoring missions of 2002, 2004 and 2008, 3. Takes note of the decision taken by the State Party to halt construction of the planned "Marinas de Sacramento" project; 4. Notes with satisfaction progress made in establishing a management authority and encourages the State Party to technically and financially support its efficient operation as a coordinating and regulatory entity; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Country: Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Expresses its utmost concern about the increase in illegal logging as well as other illegal resource exploitation in the Marojejy and Masoala National Parks, which are part of the serial property "Rainforests of the Atsinanana", which might affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 3. Takes note of the action plan that was developed by the Madagascar National Parks Board to address these threats and urges the State Party to ensure its urgent implementation; 4. Calls upon all State Parties ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/7B and WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.129, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the process being followed to consult State Parties to ensure the accuracy of the state of conservation reports during their preparation, as presented in the introduction of Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B and requests the World Heritage Centre to make every effort to ensure that States Parties' input is included in these reports before they are distributed; 4. Recognizes the efforts on ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having Examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/8A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8.1 and 32 COM 8A adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007); and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for the regional harmonization of the World Heritage List and of long term planning of its development; 4. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document; 5. Also takes note that several States Parties (including, among others, Afghanistan, ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/8B, 2. Approves the proposed name change to Historical Monuments of Thatta as proposed by the Pakistani authorities. The name of the property becomes Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta in English and Monuments historiques à Makli, Thatta in French.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Approves the extension of the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, Philippines, inscribed under natural criteria (vii), (ix) and (x) and takes note of the consequent revised name of the extended property of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park; 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park lies in a unique position in the centre of the Sulu Sea, and includes the Tubbataha and Jessie Beazley Reefs. It protects an area of almost ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes The Wadden Sea, Germany and Netherlands, on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (viii), (ix) and (x); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world, with natural processes undisturbed throughout most of the area. It encompasses a multitude of transitional zones between land, the sea and freshwater environment, and is rich in species ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Wadden Sea
Country: Germany Netherlands
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes The Dolomites, Italy, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria (vii) and (viii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The nine components of The Dolomites World Heritage property protect a series of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional natural beauty. Their dramatic vertical and pale coloured peaks in a variety of distinctive sculptural forms is extraordinary in a global context. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: The Dolomites
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B, WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Decides not to inscribe Mount Wutai, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria; 3. Takes note that the geological values of the property are recognised through its inclusion in a national geopark, and encourages further work on this initiative integrated into the overall management of the cultural landscape of Mount Wutai; 4. Inscribes Mount Wutai, China, on the World Heritage List under cultural criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Mount Wutai
Country: China
The nomination of Lonjsko Polje Nature Park - A Living Landscape and the Floodplain Ecosystem of the Central Sava Basin has been withdrawn.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B et WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, Cape Verde, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi). 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis Cidade Velha, historic centre of Ribeira Grande demonstrates Outstanding Universal Value: Ribeira Grande was the first European colonial town to be built in the tropics, and marks a decisive step in European expansion at the end of the 15th century towards ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande
Country: Cabo Verde