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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the impossibility to access it; Expresses its great concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the evolution of the situation on the ground; Calls upon all the UNESCO Member States to comply with the provisions of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee,  Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the impossibility to acces it; Expresses its great concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the evolution of the situation on the ground; Calls upon all the UNESCO Member States to comply with the provisions of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-16/40.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954 and its related protocols, the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970), the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Delhi UNESCO Recommendation of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes that conservation works for the roof of the Church of the Nativity have been completed and acknowledges the progress made in addressing conservation conditions at the architectural ensemble and the rehabilitation works undertaken at other areas in the property; Also notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission will be carried out at the property and will allow evaluating the restoration works that have been ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes notes of the actions undertaken by the State Party to initiate the implementation of the corrective measures adopted to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Expresses its disappointment that a timeframe for implementing the agreed corrective measures has not been submitted as requested, and reiterates its request to the State Party to develop ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36,adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Expresses its great concern at the continuous escalation of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Acknowledges the efforts of the local communities to raise awareness of the need to protect the property despite the very difficult circumstances; Deplores the breaking of the temporary ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12, and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Expresses its deep concern over the damage caused by the conflict, and the fire at al-Asrooniya neighbourhood within the property, and requests the State Party to submit a detailed report on the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Expresses its deep concern about the escalation of the conflict and the reported damages at the property, including at Saint-Simeon, as well as the illegal re-use of archaeological material and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Commends the State Party for taking emergency safeguarding measures to protect the property and for undertaking its detailed documentation; Reiterates that the State Party should continue to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively; Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Condemns the deliberate acts of destructions at the property and deplores the considerable damage to the attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Acknowledges the documentation and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examinedDocument WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.34adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Takes note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and the updated reports on the damage assessment of Palmyra, and on the fire in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014) and 39 COM 7A.37 adopted at its 39th Session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of escalating armed conflict, and that the Historic City of Zabid continues to be subject to significant threats from the ongoing lack of organisational support and material resources for physical conservation projects; Acknowledges the efforts of the General Organization for the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its great concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of escalating armed conflict, and that the Old City of Sana’a has incurred irreversible destruction and severe damage due to the armed conflict, and continues to be vulnerable owing to the deteriorating security situation, the ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 22 BUR V.B.72 and 39 COM 7B.60, adopted at the 22nd session of its Bureau (UNESCO, 1998) and at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) respectively, Expresses its concern at the recent damage caused to the Old Walled City of Shibam as a result of armed conflict, and that the property continues to be subject to significant threats from natural elements, and a lack of organisational support and material resources for physical conservation projects; Acknowledges the efforts of the General ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes with satisfaction that the Management Plan has been officially adopted and integrated into the Bamiyan City Master Plan, a tool which aims to control development pressures, but regrets that no updated report has been submitted on how these mechanisms work, especially in view of the strong development pressures observed recently; Urges the State Party to continue vigilantly implementing the Management Plan for the World Heritage ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.38, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Deeply regrets that neither emergency measures nor conservation work have been undertaken in situ, and that no concrete report has been submitted providing precise and up-to-date information on the state of conservation of the property, including the security situation; Also regrets that the State Party has neither adopted the detailed topographic map of the property, produced in 2012, nor submitted a proposal for minor boundary ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.40 and 39 COM 8B.35, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures concerning the Gelati Monastery, one of the components of the property; Notes the information provided by the State Party inter alia in response to Decision 39 COM 8B.95, regarding the significant boundary modification of the property, and in particular: The clarified Management procedures and responsibilities of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the important work and commitment by the State Party to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) forms the core of the development of the Urban Land-Use Master Plan (ULUMP); Notes the measures taken by the authorities to guarantee protection to the property through the Decree on the Moratorium on Urban Development and Land Privatization as well as a revised ULUMP which has yet to be finalized and implemented in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia