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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC/16/40.COM/7A, WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add and WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add.2), Decides to remove the following property from the List of World Heritage in Danger: Georgia, Historical Monuments of Mtskheta (Decision 40 COM 7A.29).
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8D, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8D, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the boundaries of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are not able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitations of such ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain Chaco Culture City of Verona Coro and its Port Dinosaur Provincial Park Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Huascarán National Park Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia Las Médulas Litomyšl Castle Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg Old Havana and its Fortification System Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy Plitvice Lakes National Park Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries Site of Palmyra Skogskyrkogården Vatican City
Country: Belize Canada Croatia Cuba Czechia France Germany Holy See Italy Mexico Peru Russian Federation Spain Sweden Syrian Arab Republic United States of America Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8E.Rev, Congratulates the States Parties for the excellent work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties located within their territories; Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC/16/40.COM/8E.Rev, for the following World Heritage properties: EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA Austria: Historic Centre of Vienna; Canada - United States of America: Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina) Archaeological Site of Delphi Archaeological Site of Mystras Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)
Birka and Hovgården Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica Cocos Island National Park Convent of Christ in Tomar Defence Line of Amsterdam Frontiers of the Roman Empire Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Historic Centre of Český Krumlov Historic Centre of Guimarães Historic Centre of Kraków Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar Historic Centre of Prague Historic Centre of Telč Historic Centre of Vienna Holašovice Historic Village Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Iguaçu National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico Laponian Area Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Medieval City of Rhodes Medieval Town of Toruń Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios Monastery of Batalha Naval Port of Karlskrona Old City of Zamość Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora Pitons Management Area Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza Roman Walls of Lugo Royal Domain of Drottningholm Sangay National Park Skogskyrkogården Su Nuraxi di Barumini Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae The Trulli of Alberobello The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos Tugendhat Villa in Brno University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/9A, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 13.III, 35 COM 12C, 36 COM 12C, 37 COM 9 and 39 COM 11, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Also recalling the integration of the Upstream Processes in Paragraphs 71 and 122 of the Operational Guidelines, Welcomes all the actions undertaken to improve the processes and practices prior to the consideration of nominations by the World Heritage Committee, including ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Country: Jordan Saudi Arabia Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 10B.5, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Also recalling that the third cycle of Periodic Reporting was suspended at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) with the launch of a two-year Periodic Reporting Reflection Period, 2015-2017; Commends the World Heritage Centre for the work undertaken, in particular with regards to the organization of the Global Periodic Reporting Reflection Survey; Notes with appreciation the participation of the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/10B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 10C.1, 38 COM 10B.1 and 39 COM 10B.1 adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Asia and the Pacific region; Thanks the governments of Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and the Netherlands for their contributions towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/10B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 10A, 37 COM 10C.2, 38 COM 10B.2 and 39 COM 10B.2 adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom-Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Africa Region, while expressing its concerns regarding the relatively weak implementation rate of the Regional Action Plan by African States Parties; Notes with appreciation the financial contribution of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/10B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 10C.3, 37 COM 10C.3, 38 COM 10B.3 and 39 COM 10B.3 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the progress accomplished in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States and encourages them to continue their efforts in the implementation of recommendations; Notes with concern that the safeguarding of cultural heritage in countries of the region which are ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/10B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 10A, 38 COM 10B.4 as well as 39 COM 10B.4, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Takes note of the progress accomplished in the follow-up activities of the second cycle of the Periodic Reporting for Latin America and the Caribbean regarding the Retrospective Inventory process and encourages the States Parties of the region to continue their efforts in the implementation of its recommendations; Reminds States Parties ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/10B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 10B, 37 COM 10B, 38 COM 10A.2, 39 COM 10A.1 and 39 COM 10B.5 adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes progress made by the World Heritage Centre and the States Parties in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America, and notes with satisfaction the activities and initiatives that have been undertaken by States Parties in the implementation of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/11 and WHC/16/40.COM/13A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 11, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Taking into account the recommendation of the ad-hoc Working Group regarding Paragraph 61 as presented in the Document WHC/16/40.COM/13A, Also taking into account the deliberations of the Consultative Body established at the beginning of the session under Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure, Acknowledges the heavy budget constraints of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, the need for an effective ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/12, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12B, 37 COM 13 and 39 COM 12 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Reiterates its gratitude to the Government of Australia for their commitment and financial contribution in view of the development of a Policy document for a better implementation of the World Heritage Convention; Commends ICCROM for the preparation of the scoping study, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN; Decides to apply ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/13A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 13 which established an ad-hoc Working Group that would meet inter-sessionally to examine the issues related to working methods of the evaluation and decision-making process of nomination and to formulate its recommendations thereon, Recalling Decision 39 COM 13A, which extended the mandate of the ad-hoc Working Group composed of two members from each regional group and one extra regional group representative who is not a member of the World Heritage Committee to further discuss and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/13B and recalling Resolution 38C/101 of the General Conference, Also recalling the work undertaken with a view to assess and improve the working methods of the Governing Bodies of the World Heritage Convention, and notably the related Resolutions of the General Assembly 18 GA 8 and 19 GA 9 as well as Decisions 36 COM 9A, 37 COM 11 and 38 COM 9C on this matter, Further recalling the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions and the Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-Setting work of the Culture Sector ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/14, Takes note of the status of implementation of the International Assistance request for Atsinanana Forests (Madagascar) approved in 2010 by the Committee and requests the Secretariat to include any relevant information concerning the implementation of this request in the state of conservation reports for this property, to be examined by subsequent sessions of the Committee; Also takes note of the report on the implementation of revised timeline for examination of International Assistance requests and decides not ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Country: Finland Italy Philippines Republic of Korea Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/15 and Document WHC/16/40.COM/13A, Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2014-2015; Notes with appreciation the supplementary costs covered by the Turkish authorities as host of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee in addition to those listed in the Statement of Requirements; Recalls that the payment of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, an obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Decides, in view of the circumstances, to continue the work of its 40th session at UNESCO’s Headquarters, in the course of October 2016 - at a date to be fixed as soon as possible - to examine the following remaining items on the Agenda of the 40th session, namely: 7, 7A, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 9A, 10A, 10B, 11, 12, 13A, 13B, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, and also decides to extend the mandate of its Bureau until the 40th session has completed its work at the end of the above mentioned meeting; Further decides that its 41st session will take place in Cracow, at ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 39 COM 15, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Also recalling its Decision 40 COM 17 according to which its 41st session will take place in Krakow (Poland), in July 2017, Decides to elect, in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, its Bureau with the following composition: Republic of Korea,Portugal,Peru,Kuwait andAngola as Vice-Chairpersons of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandates ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/18, Requests the World Heritage Centre to consult with the Chairperson regarding the Provisional Agenda and a detailed timetable; Adopts the following Provisional Agenda for its 41st session in 2017: PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE 41st SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE (Krakow, 2017) OPENING SESSION Opening session Admission of Observers Adoption of the Agenda and the Timetable3A.          Adoption of the Agenda3B.          Adoption of the Timetable REPORTS 4.   Report of the Rapporteur of the 40th ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016