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II.1 The proposed agenda was adopted unanimously, without modification. (See Annex II).
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
III.1 Dr Adul Wichiencharoen (Thailand) was elected by acclamation as Chairperson of the Committee. Mr Zhang Chongli (China) was elected Rapporteur, also by acclamation, and the following members of the Committee were elected as Vice-Chairpersons: Colombia, Germany, Italy, Oman and Senegal.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
VI.1 In order to facilitate and speed up the work of the Committee, the Chairperson proposed that two work groups be constituted, one on the World Heritage Fund, the 1995 budget and the further development of the World Heritage Centre, and the other group on the revision of Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the Convention. Upon the suggestion of the Delegate of France, it was agreed that each delegation may participate in the work of both groups if it so wishes. The Committee then approved the Delegate of the United States of America, Mr Robert Milne, as Chairperson of the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
The Bureau was again informed about the continuing illegal and random cultivation at the site, and noted that no official response had been received from the Tanzanian authorities, although the Cultural Commissioner of Tanzania indicated that a response would be sent to the Centre. The Bureau again expressed its concern and asked the Centre to send a letter to the authorities concerning the ongoing cultivation at site, and requesting them to cooperate with the IUCN mission scheduled for October 1994.
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
VIII.1 This item was discussed first by the Work Group 1, and then by the Committee on the basis of the proposals made by the Work Group. Some of its points were already raised, however, in the presentation by the Director-General's Special Adviser when presenting his recommendations on fund-raising and marketing (summarized in section XV of this report). VIII.2 Although the shortage of time did not allow a real debate on this item, a number of speakers in Work Group 1 referred to work Document WHC-94/CONF.003/5. The Delegate of Italy reiterated his Delegation's statement, previously ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
IX.1 The Committee examined the working documents that had been prepared for this agenda item by the Secretariat, the advisory bodies IUCN and ICOMOS, and by the UNDP /UNESCO Regional Project for the Cultural, Urban and Environmental Heritage for Latin America and the Caribbean. SYSTEMATIC MONITORING AND REPORTING IX.2 In introducing this item the Secretariat recalled that Article 3 of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention stipulates that one of the essential functions of the World Heritage Committee is to "monitor the state of conservation ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
INTRODUCTION IX.20 The Committee recalled that the World Heritage Committee at its seventeenth session and the Bureau at its eighteenth session examined reports on the state of conservation of seven natural and six cultural properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger and on seventeen natural and fifty-nine cultural properties on the World Heritage List. IX.21 The Committee commended the States Parties which had responded to its recommendations or observations and urged the States Parties which had not done this, to do so. In this context, the Committee emphasized that, ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) The Committee was informed that the Secretariat is continuously in contact with the Bulgarian authorities, which presented a report on their restoration efforts at the last session of the Bureau and have recently updated this report. The Committee confirmed the decision of the Bureau at its eighteenth session that a detailed report on conservation measures should be presented to the nineteenth session of the Bureau in 1995. The Committee decided to retain this site on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
State Parties: Bulgaria
Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia) The site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992. Missions to the site were carried out in 1992 and 1993. Given the fact that there had been a recent outbreak in fighting in the Bihac region, the situation remains critical. The Committee decided, therefore, that another fact-finding mission to this area, particularly to the Korkaova Uvala Virgin forest should take place. The Committee decided to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
State Parties: Croatia
Sangay National Park (Ecuador) The site was inscribed in 1983 and added to the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992 due to' threats from poachers, boundary encroachment and unplanned road construction. The situation at the site was discussed between a representative of the President of Ecuador and World Heritage Centre staff and the Committee's continuous concerns were brought to the attention of the Government of Ecuador. The Committee decided to retain this site on the List of World Heritage in Danger and that another fact-finding mission should be carried ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Sangay National Park
State Parties: Ecuador
Mount Nimba strict Nature Reserve (Guinea/cote d'Ivoire) The site was included on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992 because of a proposed iron-ore mining project and threats due to the arrival of a large number of refugees. An expert mission was undertaken in 1993 and proposals to revise the boundaries of the site were endorsed by the seventeenth session of the Committee in 1993. An international assistance project under the World Heritage Fund was carried out in 1994. The Committee was informed that the French Ministry of Cooperation and the Ministry of the Environment in ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Manas wildlife Sanctuary (India) At its eighteenth session, the World Heritage Bureau took note of the response by the Indian Government concerning Manas wildlife Sanctuary which was inscribed on the List of World Heritage In Danger in 1992. The Committee was informed that the Secretariat received a report on the conditions of the site from WWF-India. The report emphasises the critical situation in the area. Furthermore, the Government of India has indicated its interest in a joint mission to the site by World Heritage Centre staff and local NGOs. The Committee commended the Indian ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
State Parties: India
Aïr-Tenere Natural Nature Reserves (Niger) The Committee was informed that the wildlife in this site has been decimated due to the consequences of the conflict between the Resistance Army of the Tuaregs and Government forces. Hence, the Committee was encouraged to note that the warring parties had signed a peace accord on 9 October 1994. The implementation of this accord by the new Government is however an essential prerequisite for the conservation of this site. The Committee requested the Centre to write to the new Government, recalling Niger's international obligations under the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
State Parties: Niger
Everglades National Park (United States of America) The site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1993 due to an increasing number of threats since the date of its inscription on the List in 1979. The State and Federal Governments and the Agricultural Industry are providing significant financial support for the management of the site and for its long-term restoration in the order of hundreds of millions of dollars. The American authorities had prepared a report for the eighteenth session of the Committee. The Committee decided to retain the site on the List of World ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Everglades National Park
State Parties: United States of America
Virunga National Park (Zaire) The Committee recalled that at its last session it was deeply concerned about the civil unrest in Zaire which led to donors (EEC and USAID) suspending their support to this site. Many Park staff had not been remunerated for almost a year. Despite the fact the Bureau granted emergency assistance of US$ 20,000 to meet costs of field operations, poaching of wildlife has continued and the capability of staff to patrol the 650 km long boundary of the Park remains far below desirable levels. Human population in the fishing village near Lake Idi Amin has grown ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Virunga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Great Barrier Reef National Park (Australia) The Committee was informed that the Minister of Environment, Australia, has temporarily halted a 1500-bed, resort development project immediately adjacent to the boundary of this site to allow for a study of potential impacts on the World Heritage site. The Committee requested the Centre to write to the Minister of Environment, Australia, expressing support for his efforts to protect this site from the impacts of the proposed large scale tourism development project.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
State Parties: Australia
Shark Bay (Australia) The Committee recalled that at the time of inscription of this site it requested IUCN to report back on the progress with respect to (1) implementation of the Commonwealth/State management agreement and (2) efforts to achieve more effective conservation of the site. As the Government of Australia had assured that the October 1990 agreement was to provide the management framework for this site, the Committee was concerned that most of the provisions of the agreement have not been operationalised. Therefore, the Centre wrote to the Australian authorities requesting ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Shark Bay, Western Australia
State Parties: Australia
Mount Athos (Greece) A report prepared by WWF and Ecumenical Patriachate of Constantinople (EPC) has pointed out that the ecology of this site is being impacted by overgrazing, chemical pollution and forestry activities. In early December the World Heritage Centre received a letter from the Greek authorities outlining the measures which are being implemented to address these concerns. The Committee requested that a field review together with the appropriate Greek authorities be carried out to evaluate these conflicting reports.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Mount Athos
State Parties: Greece
Willandra Lakes Region (Australia) The Committee was informed of IUCN's field evaluation report on the state of conservation of this property. It requested the Australian authorities to review the boundaries of the site and to continue their recent progress in improving the management of the site.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Willandra Lakes Region
State Parties: Australia
Keoladeo National Park (India) The Committee recalled that this site was inscribed on the World Heritage List because of its importance as a wintering ground for the Siberian crane. At the time of inscription in 1985, there were 41 cranes which wintered in Keoladeo National Park. The Committee was informed that in 1994, no Siberian cranes wintered in Keolodeo; it was thought that due to hunting along their migratory routes in Afghanistan and Pakistan the population which used Keoladeo for wintering appears to have been extirpated. The Committee therefore requested that the Centre write ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
State Parties: India
Banc d'Arguin National Park (Mauritania) The Committee recalled that IUCN reported to the Bureau at its eighteenth session on a planned capture operation of six monk seals from the sea population of the park. Subsequently, the Centre was informed by the French Ministry for the Environment that the experiment was carefully planned and coordinated with IUCN's Species survival Commission and that the capture operation and breeding experiment is under the direction of the "Comité scientifique international pour le suivi du programme français de sauvegarde du phoque moine". The ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
State Parties: Mauritania
Te Wahipounamu (New Zealand) In July 1994 the Bureau was advised of threats to the integrity of this site arising from cattle grazing in some parts of the Park and the impact of potential logging operations in Maori-owned coastal forests immediately adjacent to the Park. As requested by the Bureau, the New Zealand authorities have submitted a report outlining measures being implemented for mitigating these threats. IUCN has expressed satisfaction with these measures and no further action is required at the present time.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
State Parties: New Zealand
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) (Tanzania) The Committee recalled that at its last session it expressed serious concerns over the Tanzanian Government's new policy to open NCA to agriculture. The Committee was informed that, though Cultivation is continuing to spread, there appears to be some control preventing its random expansion. Nevertheless, the Committee remained concerned that the expansion of agriculture is taking away traditional pastoral lands of Masai who, as a last resort to ensure their own food security, are being forced to clear lands for subsistence agriculture. The ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) The Committee noted that the state of conservation of this site has not been assessed since its inscription in 1981 and was pleased to note several improvements to the site effected by the Tanzanian National Park Authority (TANAPA); e.g. a management plan has been prepared and is now under implementation; work on a new and creative visitor-education centre is nearing completion; roads and other infrastructure have been upgraded; and long-term wildlife census, research and monitoring projects continue to operate. However, the Committee recognized that ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Serengeti National Park
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
Redwood National Park (United States of America) The Committee was informed of a proposal of the California Department of Transportation (COT) regarding a road realignment of the US Highway 101 in Del Norte County which will result in the removal of about 200 trees in this World Heritage site. Although COT has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS), the Committee was informed that the EIS made no mention of the World Heritage status of the area. The Committee therefore requested the Centre to write to the American authorities and suggest that the COT recognize the international ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Redwood National and State Parks
State Parties: United States of America
Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe) The World Heritage Centre was informed by letter of 5 August 1994 from the National Heritage Conservation commission of Zambia that the proposal to build the Batoka Dam was dropped. The Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme would have had a major environmental impact on the World Heritage site and would have flooded the Batoka Gorge of the Zambezi River, a two million year old unique geological and geomorphological formation. The Committee commended the Government of Zambia on the decisions taken to ensure the integrity of this World ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
State Parties: Zambia Zimbabwe
Mana Pools, Sapi and Chewore Reserves (Zimbabwe) The Committee regretted that with the relocation of the ten remaining rhinos from this Park to an intensive protection zone, this World Heritage site has lost one of its "flagship" species. The Committee urged the Centre that in order to protect populations of similar species in other World Heritage sites, it should expand its cooperation with IUCN's Species survival Commission and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade on Endangered species (CITES).  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
State Parties: Zimbabwe
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Peru) The Committee was informed on proposed helicopter flights from Cusco to the village of Aguas Calientes, which is only two kilometers from the ruins of Machu Picchu, authorization of which would be subject to the approval of an environmental impact study by the National Institute for Natural Resources (INRENA). IUCN informed that it was finalizing the examination of the impact study and that it will transmit its recommendations to the Secretariat as soon as these are available. The Committee requested that the Bureau at its forthcoming nineteenth ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
State Parties: Peru
Palace of Abomey (Benin) The Committee commended the Government of Benin and ICCROM for the activities undertaken since 1992 in training in preventive conservation and for the project for the conservation and enhancement of the Royal Palaces of Abomey which is foreseen for 1994-1996 in collaboration with ICCROM and the Government of Italy. The Committee decided to retain this site on the List of World Heritage in Danger and requested the Secretariat to ensure that a monitoring mission be undertaken to Abomey to evaluate the state of conservation of the eleven palaces that have not yet ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
State Parties: Benin
Angkor (Cambodia) The Committee noted that at its eighteenth session, the Bureau expressed satisfaction with the progress accomplished by the Royal Cambodian Government in response to the requests formulated by the Committee at its sixteenth session, when Angkor was inscribed on the World Heritage List and List of World Heritage in Danger. At the invitation of UNESCO and at the request of the Chairperson of the Committee, the Minister of State of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Mr Vann Molyvann, made a presentation to Committee members, highlighting the main tasks undertaken by the Royal ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Angkor
State Parties: Cambodia
Dubrovnik (Croatia) The Committee was informed that the restoration of what is called the fifth facade of the city -the roofs- was almost completed and that there remained but a few insulae awaiting repairs, and that important progress had been made in the restoration of several of the most important monuments of the city. The Committee commended the Government of Croatia and UNESCO on the progress made in the conservation and restoration of Dubrovnik. It noted, however, that after the priority needs had been taken care of, other works such as the restoration of nine destroyed palaces ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
State Parties: Croatia
Timbuktu (Mali) The Committee was informed that the Government of Mali had fully endorsed the recommendations of a UNESCO mission that was undertaken in early 1994 and which recommended a method of intervention involving the local population which, since the construction of the mosques, had been responsible for their upkeep, thus perpetuating a living religious cultural tradition. The Committee also endorsed this proposal and decided that it would support its implementation, if and when requested by the State Party. The Committee decided to retain the site on the List of World Heritage ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Timbuktu
State Parties: Mali
Bahla Fort (Oman) The Committee recalled that it was informed during its seventeenth session, that intensive restoration works were being undertaken at this site and that it appeared probable that the nature of the material used for the restoration work, the rapidity with which the work was being carried out and the methods used could raise a certain number of questions with regard to conserving the authenticity of the monument. The Committee was informed that the Director of the World Heritage Centre, at the invitation of the Government of Oman, undertook a mission to Oman in March 1994 ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Bahla Fort
State Parties: Oman
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) The Committee welcomed the initiative of the Government of Peru to organise in October 1995, in collaboration with ICCROM and CRATerre, a regional course on the conservation of adobe, parallel to which the participants and international experts would also evaluate the past conservation practices and experiences in Chan Chan and define new conservation policies for this site. The Committee requested the authorities to submit the results of the course and the assessment of the conservation policies and practices to the Secretariat so that ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
State Parties: Peru
Wieliczka Salt Mine (Poland) The Committee took note of the long-term conservation strategy that had been developed for this site, which included a project for ventilation and dehumidification. The Committee encouraged the Polish authorities to implement this long-term conservation strategy and requested to be kept informed of its implementation. It decided that this site be retained on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
State Parties: Poland
Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria) The Observer of Algeria presented the annual report for 1994 entitled "The Results of the Interventions for the Safeguard of the Kasbah of Algiers" which was addressed to UNESCO in conformity with the request of the Committee at the time of the site's inception. She announced that a request for international assistance in order to ensure the training of architects for the safeguard of the site will shortly be addressed to the World Heritage Centre.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
State Parties: Algeria
Serra da Capivara (Brazil) The UNDP/UNESCO Regional Project presented a report on this complex site that contains 380 sites of historical interest and where the greatest threats come from fire and poaching. Tourism, although in the increase, had not had a negative impact on the site yet. A zoning plan was being introduced which defined the degree of access to five different types of area with various levels of access. The monitoring mission recommended that: - the zoning plan should be extended so as to cover the whole area of the park and that buffer zones be established to limit the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Serra da Capivara National Park
State Parties: Brazil
Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt) The Committee studied the report of the Secretariat and the information communicated by the Supreme Council of Antiquities on the situation at the World Heritage site of Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur concerning the following: a) the ongoing construction of a highway cutting in two the site of the World Heritage site at Zawyat al-Eryan, at about 2 kms south of the Sphynx; b) the ongoing construction of about 3,000 lodgings in the buffer zone at Kafr el Gabal and of houses ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
State Parties: Egypt
Medieval city of Rhodes (Greece) The Committee requested the Greek authorities for precise information on the legal protection of the Medieval city as well as to define a legal framework for the main principles guiding the restoration of the buildings of the Medieval City of Rhodes.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Medieval City of Rhodes
State Parties: Greece
Quirigua (Guatemala) The Committee took note of a report presented by the UNDP/UNESCO Project which stated that the state of conservation of the site is very good, but that it had been demonstrated that the architecture and sculptures are subject to continuous, low-level erosion. In the mid-eighties thatch-roofed huts were built over the site's sculptures to protect them from rainfall. These do not, however, protect the sculptures from wind-blown rainfall. Furthermore, it was noted that the storage areas for excavated objects do not meet minimal conservation standards. It was ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
State Parties: Guatemala
Florence (Italy) The Committee recalled that the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee at its seventeenth session in 1993 was informed of the severe damage caused by a car-bomb in the historical centre of Florence in May 1993. The Delegate of Italy informed the Committee of the actions the Government of Italy had taken after the bombing. He confirmed that the restoration works would be entirely concluded by mid-1995. An analysis of the damages to the historical structures and the art objects had provided important information on the effectiveness of certain protection measures and new ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Centre of Florence
State Parties: Italy
Petra (Jordan) The Committee was informed of the findings of the UNESCO mission which took place in April 1994, concerning: - impact of new hotels under construction in the vicinity of the World Heritage site of Petra- insufficiency or non-existence of sewage disposal facilities- uncontrolled development of villages in the vicinity of the site- proliferation of shops- insufficient conservation of antiquities, and- other encroachments upon the integrity of the site. It was informed that the report has already been submitted to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee during its ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Petra
State Parties: Jordan
Megalithic Temples (Malta) The Committee was informed by the Secretariat on the state of conservation of the Megalithic Temples of Malta and the very serious problems concerning the insufficient surveillance, particularly in Mnajdra, Hagar Qim, Ta'Hagrat and Skorba; the collapse of one of the walls of the Temple of Mnajdra as a result of the 1994 April storms; the exploitation of vast stone quarries in the immediate vicinity of the monument and the serious dangers which this activity imposes permanently upon the conservation of the Temple and its environment, the very serious risks of ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Megalithic Temples of Malta
State Parties: Malta
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (Malta) The Committee was informed by the Secretariat that the Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni has now been closed for three years and the air-conditioning works, partly financed by the World Heritage Fund, which should have begun two years ago, have not yet started. This situation is caused by the permanent trickling of water inside the monument as a result of the decayed sewage and water supply pipes layed under the streets adjoining the site. This constant dripping of water encourages the proliferation of microorganisms and of calcium carbonate deposits on the walls ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
State Parties: Malta
City of Valetta (Malta) The Committee was informed that in the framework of UNDP's Action Plan for the Mediterranean, the Programme Coordinator for "100 Historical sites of the Mediterranean" carried out a mission to Malta at the request of the World Heritage Centre. The Committee took note of the report and endorsed the mission's recommendations that, faced with the accelerated degradation affecting the historical buildings of Valetta, the authorities of Malta should take appropriate urgent measures so that: the team of the Valetta Rehabilitation Project acquires legal recognition ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: City of Valletta
State Parties: Malta
Puebla (Mexico) The Committee recalled that a rehabilitation plan for a part of the World Heritage site of Puebla, the Rio de San Francisco area, was briefly discussed at its seventeenth session and that more detailed information was provided at the eighteenth session of the Bureau on the basis of a report from the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the report of a UNESCO expert in urban rehabilitation and conservation who visited Puebla in June 1994. The Committee was informed that following the eighteenth session of the Bureau and on the request of the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
State Parties: Mexico
Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) The Committee took note of a report presented by the UNDP/UNESCO Project on the state of conservation of the Island of Mozambique. It was reported that the stone city on the island was in a precarious state of conservation, a situation that was heavily aggravated by the cyclone Nadia which occurred in March 1994. The predominantly privately owned houses in the macuti city were better maintained. With the process of pacification and the possibilities of a sound economic development of the region, the monitoring mission recommended that: the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Island of Mozambique
State Parties: Mozambique
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) The Secretariat recalled the concern raised over the state of conservation of the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage site and the debate during the seventeenth session of the Committee in December 1993 and the Bureau at its eighteenth session in July 1994 on the possible inscription of the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger and the delisting of certain parts of the site damaged by uncontrolled development. The 16-point recommendation of the UNESCO/ICOMOS Review Mission of November 1993 and the pledge made by' the Representative of His Majesty's Government ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
State Parties: Nepal
Historical Centre of Lima (Peru) The Committee took note of a report presented by the UNDP/UNESCO Project in which it was stated that the overall infrastructure presents a notorious state of degradation, although the monuments and landmarks, e.g. the Convent of San Francisco, are well maintained. The monitoring mission recommended that: - an integrated programme of rehabilitation and conservation for the historical centre should be set up, in which projects should be included for the re-adaptive use of historical structures, housing and infrastructure; - the technical assistance that ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
State Parties: Peru
Rio Abiseo (Peru) The UNDP/UNESCO Project reported that the most serious threats to this mixed site are large-scale deforestation in the western zone of the park and traditional burning of fields for grazing in the higher areas. A limited number of park guards control the park in the south from outside the area. There is no regular vigilance and inspection and valuable archaeological objects are deteriorating and disappearing. The monitoring mission recommended the following: a coherent development plan for the Park, aiming at conserving both its natural and cultural resources, ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Río Abiseo National Park
State Parties: Peru
Kremlin and Red Square (Russian Federation) The Committee was informed that the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO informed the Director-General of UNESCO of a project concerning the possible erection of a monument in honour of Marshal G. Zoukhov on the Red Square. The Director-General, in a letter to the mayor of Moscow dated 2 December 1994, underlined that the responsibility for protecting a cultural property lies with the state Party concerned, which should conserve it and avoid taking any measures that would damage it. The Director-General ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
State Parties: Russian Federation
Kizhi Pogost (Russian Federation) It was recalled that since 1991 ICOMOS had presented to the Committee and the Bureau reports on its involvement in the monitoring of this site and on the efforts to conserve and restore its monuments. ICOMOS reported that the legal protection of the monument and the buffer zone had been considerably improved and that a conservation professional had been assigned. The workplan for 1994 had been completed and included: the installation of a system of lightning protection as part of a major reworking of fire protection and security at the site; studies ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
State Parties: Russian Federation
Burgos Cathedral (Spain) The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its eighteenth session congratulated the various Spanish organizations involved in the actions taken for the conservation of Burgos Cathedral and that it, at the same time, expressed a desire to see those components of the total project which were still under negotiation put into effect with the minimum delay. The Committee noted that in August 1994, a statue fell off the fa9ade of the cathedral and requested ICOMOS to continue to monitor the state of conservation of the cathedral and to report its findings to the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Burgos Cathedral
State Parties: Spain
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey) The Committee was informed that problems with the project's financing had caused some delays in the restoration of the mosaics and that UNESCO's experts present on the site had expressed their regret to the authorities responsible for the work that, in spite of their recommendations, the metallic covering of the Haghia Sophia was executed with a material which was too thin and therefore fragile. Furthermore, it was informed that, according to the UNESCO experts on site, reconstruction of long portions of the Roman and Byzantine walls was being ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
State Parties: Turkey
Xanthos-Letoon (Turkey) In the framework of the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan, the Coordinator of the Programme "100 Historical sites of the Mediterranean" carried out a mission to Turkey at the request of the World Heritage Centre. Having taken note of the extensive and detailed report, which the Committee requested to be made available to the Turkish authorities, the Committee recommended the Turkish authorities: to transmit to the World Heritage Centre the Protection Plan for the Development of the Patra/Xanthos/Letoon site, which should have been ready in 1992; to implement the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Xanthos-Letoon
State Parties: Turkey
Pueblo de Taos (United States of America) The Committee was informed by the Delegate of the United States on the actions taken by the Taos Pueblo and the US National Park Service to ensure the conservation and the integrity of the site and that an. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be undertaken by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Committee reiterated its concerns about the airport extension plans and invited the authorities of the United States of America to pay particular attention to the World Heritage values and living traditions of Pueblo de Taos when preparing the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Taos Pueblo
State Parties: United States of America
The Complex of Hue Monuments (Vietnam) The Observer of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam informed the committee of the various measures undertaken in order to conserve and enhance the site since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 1993, and expressed the gratitude of the Government of Vietnam to UNESCO for its constant assistance. He assured the Committee of the vigilance of the national and local authorities of Vietnam for the preservation of the integrity of the site and gave detailed assurance that no new road would be constructed in the vicinity of the site along the River ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments
State Parties: Viet Nam
IX.23 Following the examination of the state of conservation reports, the Committee adopted the following proposals for the monitoring and reporting on the state of conservation of individual World Heritage properties in 1995 and invited the Secretariat to ensure their implementation: The highest priority will be given to the monitoring of and reporting on sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Secretariat will again report to the Bureau at its nineteenth session in 1995 on the state of conservation of all sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger with an assessment of ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XX.1 The Committee adopted the Report with a number of amendments, most of them submitted in written form by the Delegates and Observers, which have been taken into consideration when preparing the final version of the Report.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
X.1 At its seventeenth session in Cartagena, the Committee requested the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to continue their efforts in preparing a conceptual framework for "a global study", in order to advance in defining a concept and a methodology which could be widely accepted by the scientific community. X.2 Consequently, the Centre and ICOMOS organized jointly at UNESCO, from 20 to 22 June 1994, a first meeting of experts representing different regions of the world and different disciplines concerned (specialists in cultural heritage, anthropologists, art and architecture ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte) 698 Australia N (i) (ii) The Bureau had recommended the inscription of the site as Riversleigh/Naracoorte Fossil site, excluding the site of Murgon until its significance can be more convincingly demonstrated. The Committee noted that Riversleigh provides outstanding examples of middle to late Tertiary mammal assemblages and one of the world's richest Oligo-Miocene mammal records in a continent whose mammalian history has been most isolated and distinctive, whereas Naracoorte preserves an outstanding variety of terrestrial ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
State Parties: Australia
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary 654 Oman N(iv) The Committee recalled that the nomination of Arabian Oryx sanctuary (then referred to as Jiddat-al-Harasis) was originally submitted in August 1992 and deferred for clarification of the legal structures, boundaries and management plan. It noted that the area was renowned for the success of the re-introduction of the White Oryx Project and acknowledged that the Royal Decree No. 4/94 of January 1994 concerning the legal responsibilities for the management of the area was a partial response to an earlier request of the Bureau for further ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
State Parties: Oman
Donana National Park 685 Spain N(ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed this site as an exceptional example of a large Mediterranean wetland with diverse habitats such as marshes, forests, pristine beaches, dunes and lagoons, which supports high faunal diversity, particularly large numbers of migratory birds of the palearctic region. The Committee complemented the Spanish authorities on measures taken to improve protection of the site during the past two years and their efforts to maintain the integrity of the site. The Committee, however, alerted the Spanish authorities to ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Doñana National Park
State Parties: Spain
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 682 Uganda N(iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed this site which has one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa, including almost half the population of the world's mountain gorillas, and one of Africa's most important forests for butterflies and bird diversity. The Committee commended the Government of Uganda as well as the international donors for their efforts in generating resources necessary for the establishment of an effective management ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
State Parties: Uganda
Rwenzori Mountains National Park 684 Uganda N(iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed this site, also known as "Mountains of the Moon", for its aesthetic and scenic values and for its significance as the habitat for an exceptional variety of species, spanning the extraordinary altitudal range of the Park.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
State Parties: Uganda
Ha Long Bay 672 Vietnam N(iii) The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its last session referred the consideration of this nomination pending the establishment of a legal framework, a revision of the boundaries of the proposed site and the initiation of a management programme. The Committee was satisfied to note that the Vietnamese authorities have revised the boundaries to nominate a smaller site which met natural heritage criterion (iii), introduced a reasonably satisfactory legislation and provided a boat and appointed a minimum number of staff to patrol the area. The Committee ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Ha Long Bay
State Parties: Viet Nam
Canaima National Park 701 Venezuela N(i) (ii) (iii)(iv) The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its last session held in June 1994, had requested the Venezuelan authorities to revise the boundaries of the nominated area in accordance with the recommendations of IUCN, i.e. to exclude the savannah area which did not meet World Heritage criteria. The Committee was informed that, although there was no formal written response from the Venezuelan Park authorities with respect to the Bureau's recommendation, a senior staff member had verbally indicated that it would be difficult to ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Canaima National Park
State Parties: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) (extension of the Australian East Coast Temperate & Subtropical Rainforest Park) 368bis Australia N(i) (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the extension proposed to this site by the Australian authorities, noting that the extension increased the size of the World Heritage site by 35%. The committee commended the Australian Government for acting on the recommendation of the Committee made in 1986 and agreeing to adopt the name "Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia)" for the enlarged property. The Committee requested the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
State Parties: Australia
Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park (extension of the Glacier Bay/Wrangell/St. Elias/Kluane site) 72bis/rev. Canada/USA N(ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed this site as an extension to the Glacier Bay/Wrangell/St. Elias/Kluane World Heritage site. The Committee commended the Government of British Columbia/Canada on the action taken to protect the area and it complimented the government agencies involved in moving towards the establishment of an International Advisory Council. The Committee noted that the World Heritage designation of this area does not prejudice the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
State Parties: Canada United States of America
Murchison Falls National Park 683 Uganda The Committee recognized Murchison Falls as an important natural phenomena and as a habitat of elephants, giraffes and Nile crocodile, though populations of these species have been seriously reduced due to civil disturbances of the past decade. However, the Committee decided not to inscribe this site on the List because it considered its international significance to be secondary in comparison to similar sites in the region. The Committee, nevertheless, commended and encouraged the Government of Uganda and the GTZ for their efforts to restore ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
State Parties: Uganda
Galapagos Marine Reserve (extension of the Galapagos Islands) 1bis Ecuador The Committee recognized that the Marine Reserve met natural heritage criteria. However, in accordance with the recommendation of IUCN and the wish of the Observer of Ecuador, it deferred the inclusion of the Galapagos Marine Reserve as an extension of World Heritage site of Galapagos. The Committee commended the Ecuadorean authorities for their efforts to enlarge the World Heritage property to include marine habitats extending to 15 nautical miles from the islands. It also noted the proposal of the Ecuadorean ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Galápagos Islands
State Parties: Ecuador
Virunga National Park Zaire During its examination of monitoring reports, the Committee noted the serious threats to Virunga National Park arising from the Rwandan refugee immigration. Accordingly, the Committee agreed to place Virunga National Park on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Virunga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (renomination of Uluru National Park under cultural criteria) 447Rev Australia N(ii) (iii) C(v) (vi)  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
State Parties: Australia
The Potala Palace, Lhasa 707 China C(i) (iv) (vi) ICOMOS commended the quality of the conservation and restoration works undertaken at the Palace by the Chinese authorities in charge of its conservation. The Committee in approving the inscription of this site on the World Heritage List requested the Chinese authorities to envisage the possibility in the future of extending the site to include the historic village of Shol, the Temple of Jokhang as well as the Chakpori Hill. The Delegate of China assured the Committee that the authorities will certainly take into account the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
State Parties: China
The Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg 535rev Germany C (iv) In inscribing the town on the World Heritage List, the Committee commended the German authorities on the conservation programme undertaken over the last years and encouraged them to continue with its implementation.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
State Parties: Germany
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta 708 Georgia C(iii) (iv) The Committee, in inscribing this property on the World Heritage List, suggested to the State Party to change the name to "Historic Churches of Mtskheta".  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
State Parties: Georgia
Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery 710 Georgia C (iv) The Committee inscribed this property on the World Heritage List and requested the ICOMOS mission evaluation report to be transmitted to the State Party.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Gelati Monastery
State Parties: Georgia
Vicenza, City of Palladio 712 Italy C(i) (ii) The Committee requested the very detailed ICOMOS/ICCROM evaluation report to be submitted to the Italian authorities. With the consent of the Delegate of Italy, the Committee decided to inscribe this city under the following name: "Vicenza, City of Palladio".  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
State Parties: Italy
Skogskyrkogården 558Rev. Sweden C(ii) (iv) The Committee, in debating the universal value of this property, concluded that the merits of Skogskyrkogården lay in its qualities as an early-20th century landscape and architectural design adapted to a cemetery. The Committee in inscribing this site stressed the importance of explaining to the public the criteria for which it was accepted as a World Heritage cultural property.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Skogskyrkogården
State Parties: Sweden
Old City of Dubrovnik (extension) 95 Croatia C (i) (iii) (iv)  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
State Parties: Croatia
The Historic Centre of Cordoba (extension of the Mosque of Cordoba) 313bis Spain C(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee approved the extension of the existing World Heritage site of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba to include its surroundings and endorsed the suggestion made by the Delegate of Spain to adopt the name "The Historic Centre of Cordoba".  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Centre of Cordoba
State Parties: Spain
Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada (extension of the Alhambra and the Generalife, Granada, to include the Albayzin quarter) 314bis Spain C(i) (iii) (iv) The Committee a,pproved the proposed extension and endorsed the suggestion made by the Delegate of Spain to adopt the following name: "Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada".  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
State Parties: Spain
The Monastery Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary at Kladruby 691 Czech Republic  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
State Parties: Czechia
The Cathedral of St. Elizabeth, the Chapel of St. Michael and Urban's Tower, Kosice 681 Slovak Republic  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
State Parties: Slovakia
XI.1 The Secretariat informed the Committee that all cultural properties nominated for inscription were included in the tentative lists of the respective countries. The Committee took note of information document WHC-94/CONF.003/INF.7 in respect to tentative lists. NATURAL HERITAGE XI.2 The Committee inscribed eight properties on the World Heritage List, including two sites referred or deferred by the Committee in previous years. The Committee also approved extensions of two World Heritage sites and deferred one proposal for extension of a property. The Committee did not inscribe one ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara
State Parties: Uzbekistan
Los Katios National Park 711 Colombia N(ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed this site, which adjoins Darien World Heritage site in Panama, and represents a rich biota comprising elements of both the North and the South America and is a centre of endemism for flora and fauna. The Committee commended both the Colombian and the Panamanian Governments for the bilateral cooperative management agreement and recommended that the two States Parties consider the inscription of the transfrontier site as a single entry on the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
State Parties: Colombia
XII.4 The Committee noted that the Bureau, at its eighteenth session on 9-10 December 1994, considered eight requests for amounts not exceeding US$ 30,000 and approved the following seven: 17th International Training Course for Protected Area Managers of Latin America, CATIE, Costa Rica               US$30,000 Regional Training Course for Protected Area Managers of Arab States, ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
State Parties: Cameroon Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Egypt United Republic of Tanzania
The Committee took note that the Bureau, at its eighteenth session held on 9-10 December 1994: approved a sum of US$ 19,000 for Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) for the purchase and installation of equipment for the measurement and monitoring of water-levels and water quality in the Srebarna Wetlands; and requested the Tanzanian authorities to reformulate their request for US$ 30,000 for developing a system of trails in the Kilimanjaro National Park (Tanzania), taking into consideration more urgent conservation priorities for the management of the Park which have been set by the new ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
The Committee approved the following requests for natural heritage sites of Indonesia: Ujung Kulon National Park                US$40,000Buffer zone development activities benefitting local people with agreement from the local people for cessation of resource extraction in the Park. Komodo National Park                      US$40,000Purchase of a boat and a GIS-GPS system. The cost of the GIS-GPS system is ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Komodo National Park Ujung Kulon National Park
State Parties: Indonesia
The Committee noted that the Bureau in examining the ten technical cooperation requests for cultural properties, two submitted by ICCROM and eight by States Parties, gave priority to activities for properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger and to those having a catalytic affect rather than for the funding of specific restoration works, in accordance with previous decisions taken by the Committee. Reauests approved by the Bureau: The Historic Town of Ouro Preto (Brazil) - US$20,000 The Bureau approved US$20,000 out of the total amount of US$50,000, subject to obtaining ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments Historic Areas of Istanbul Historic Town of Ouro Preto Kathmandu Valley Ngorongoro Conservation Area Old City of Dubrovnik Site of Palmyra Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
State Parties: Brazil Croatia Nepal Poland Syrian Arab Republic Turkey United Republic of Tanzania Viet Nam
XII.6 The Committee noted that the Bureau at its eighteenth session in December 1994, examined eleven requests for training activities related to cultural properties of which five were submitted by ICCROM and six by State Parties to the total amount exceeding US$ one million. The Bureau reported to the Committee that in view of budgetary constraints it gave priority to requests submitted by developing countries for activities benefiting site managers of World Heritage cultural properties. Funding of courses held in situ which take into account local training needs were given priority ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
State Parties: Benin Brazil Colombia Peru Romania Slovakia Tunisia
XIII.1 The Committee approved the report of the Working Group on the World Heritage Fund, budget and development of the Centre. Revisions to the budget format were prepared and, following considerable discussions, a budget of US$ 2,935,000 was approved for 1995, and an indicative budget of US$ 2,885,000 for 1996 was noted. XIII.2 The Committee recommended that the Secretariat should continue to strengthen its efforts towards a more transparent budget. The budget document should clearly reflect increases or decreases in line items with a rationale for the action taken. XIII. 3 On ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XIV.1 Work Group 2 examined working document WHC­94/CONF.003/9Rev., particularly the proposed revisions of the Operational Guidelines regarding the 'criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List', 'monitoring and reporting' and the 'timetable for the processing of nominations'. XIV.2 The Committee decided that the following proposals, that had not been examined by the Work Group, should be brought forward to the nineteenth session of the Bureau in July 1995: 'deadline for presentation of requests for technical assistance', 'establishment of the World ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XV. 19 The question of the logo was further touched upon in Work Group 1, which prepared recommendations to the Committee concerning the World Heritage Fund, the 1995 Budget and the future development of the World Heritage Centre. When dealing with budget line 7 (Promotion and Education) of Annex V, doc. WHC-94/CONF.003/10 and the annex to doc. WHC-94/CONF.003/11, the Work Group decided to delete US $ 50.000 foreseen for the protection of the World Heritage Logo, and to reallocate these funds under other budget lines. The Committee endorsed this by accepting the overall 1995 budget ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XVI.1 The Committee took note of document WHC-94/CONF­003/14 which reported on the deliberations of the eighteenth session of the Bureau with regard to a proposal for the modification of paragraphs 8 and 12 of Rule 13 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly. XVI.2 The Delegations of Italy and France presented the following proposal for an amendment to the Rules of Procedure: "The proposal of the Bureau to simplify the procedures of the election of the Committee is certainly to be supported. However, we believe that a shift from the absolute majority to a simple majority ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XVII.1 The Committee decided that the nineteenth session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee would be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 26 June - 1 July 1995, pending confirmation of the availability of UNESCO conference facilities for those dates. (Please see NOTE at the bottom of this page.)1 XVII.2 The Committee took note of the fact that the UNIDROIT conference on cultural property would take place in Rome from 5 to 23 June 1995. XVII.3 The Provisional Agenda for the nineteenth session of the Bureau as outlined in Document WHC-94/CONF.003.12 was adopted with the ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XVIII.1 The Delegate of Germany transmitted the invitation of the German Government to host the nineteenth session of the Committee in Berlin from 4 to 9 December 1995. The Committee session will be preceded by a meeting of the Bureau to take place, also in Berlin, on 1 and 2 December 1995. XVIII.2 The Chairman thanked the Delegate of Germany for his Government's kind invitation which was warmly acclaimed by all delegates.  
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994