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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/2A,   2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 2 and the debates which took place during its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Decides to amend Rule 8.3 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee as follows:   8.3   The United Nations and organizations of the United Nations System, as well as, upon written request, at least 15 days prior to the date of the session of the Committee, other international governmental and non-governmental organizations, permanent observer missions ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee,  2. Authorizes the participation in the 34th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/3A and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.3A.Rev, 2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Documents.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/3B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.3B, 2. Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Documents.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 5A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Committee and of the Global Strategy for a balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List; 4. Welcomes the efforts undertaken to list the World Heritage Committee's decisions in a new database, and calls upon the World Heritage ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5B, 2. Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; 3. Takes note with concern of the restricted resources accorded to the Advisory Bodies from the World Heritage Fund to accomplish their tasks, and requests that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies optimize their working and collaboration methods in order to strike a balance between the resources required and the services to be provided and to report on the measures taken at its 35th ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5C, 2. Recalling its Decisions 31 COM 19, 32 COM 17, 33 COM 5A adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, as well as the recommendations of the 2007 and 2009 audits, 3. Reaffirming the division of the tasks between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies on the state of conservation of the properties, International Assistance requests, and the evaluation of nominations for inscription on the World Heritage List; 4. Concerned ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5D, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10 and 33 COM 14A.2, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Thanks the State Party of Brazil for supporting the organization of an expert meeting on the relations between the World Heritage Convention, conservation and sustainable development, held in Paraty (Brazil) from 29 to 31 March 2010; 4. Welcomes the outcomes of the above-mentioned meeting and agrees that it would be desirable to further consider, in the implementation of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34.COM/5E, 2. Notes with interest the above-mentioned document; 3. Invites the World Heritage Centre to strengthen the links between the 1972 Convention and 2005 Convention on the Safeguarding and Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; 4. Also invites all States Parties to the 1972 Convention to become party to other standard-setting instruments of UNESCO in the field of culture, and to coordinate the initiatives they develop for the implementation of the different conventions; 5. Recalls its Decisions 28 ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/5F and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.2, 2. Takes note, with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes; 3. Commends the important contribution of the international Scientific Working Group, States Parties and Advisory Bodies in the development of World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory and approves the suggestion of the Drafting group to revise the name of the World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory as "Human Evolution : ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.3, 2. Highlighting that the global tourism sector is large and rapidly growing, is diverse and dynamic in its business models and structures, and the relationship between World Heritage and tourism is two way: tourism, if managed well, offers benefits to World Heritage properties and can contribute to cross-cultural exchange but, if not managed well, poses challenges to these properties and recognizing the increasing challenges and opportunities relating to tourism; 3. Expresses ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5G, 2. Recalling Resolution 184 EX 8 Part II, adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 184th session (30 March - 15 April 2010), 3. Calls for the urgent implementation of all recommendations made by the External Auditor, inter alia for monitoring of extra-budgetary funds, centralizing of all calls for funds and collection of contributions by the Comptroller and introduction of a results-based management approach (as referred to in Recommendations 7, 8, 10 and 11); and requests the World Heritage Centre to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 6A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the progress report made in the implementation of the activities of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Welcomes the decision of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO to establish the African World Heritage Fund as Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO; 5. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their financial support and assistance to the African World Heritage Fund during the years 2009 ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling its Decision 33 COM 7.1, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Thanks the State Party of Brazil and IPHAN for having generously hosted the expert meeting which took place from 7 to 11 December 2009 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and the experts having contributed to the meeting; 4. Takes note with satisfaction of the outcomes of the expert meeting and the recommendations for the inclusion of an Historic Urban Landscape approach in the Operational Guidelines; 5. Requests the World ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2, 32 COM 7.3 and 33 COM 7.2 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the update report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Reiterates its request to the World Heritage Centre, via the Chairperson, to provide to the members of the World Heritage Committee a report on each activity undertaken within the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism as soon as it is ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.3, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 10.B, 31 COM 7.2 and 33 COM 7C adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction at World Heritage Properties, since its adoption in 2007; 4. Welcomes the Resource Manual on 'Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage' and "The Olympia Protocol for International Cooperation: Strengthening Disaster ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.1 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the workshop to develop an emergency plan as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session had not yet been organized but notes that it is planned for September 2010; 4. Notes with concern the continuing insecurity in the border area of the property with Chad and Sudan, resulting in persistence of poaching and illegal land use; 5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to strengthen ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009); 4. Considers that without a report by the State Party, on the implementation of the corrective measures and on the status of wildlife populations, it is impossible to evaluate the progress made towards a removal from the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with concern the lack of progress accomplished in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, due to continuing insecurity in the Côte d'Ivoire part of the property, and the current political situation in Guinea; 4. Notes the delay experienced by SMFG ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the three guards killed during protection operations at the property since its previous session; 4. Welcomes the efforts of the management authority, following the improvement of the security situation, to re-start law enforcement activities in priority areas, rehabilitate and re-occupy the different park stations as well as the actions taken to start addressing the illegal ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalls Decision 33 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Congratulates the agents of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) for the efforts undertaken to safeguard Kahuzi-Biega National Park, often at great personal risk; 4. Notes with concern the fact that despite the efforts made by the Management Authority for the property, a large part of the property remains beyond control; 5. Regrets the lack of significant progress in the resolution of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Congratulates the officers of the Congolese Nature Conservation Institute (ICCN) for the efforts undertaken to safeguard the property often at great personal risk, but regrets that persistent insecurity since the 2006 mission has continued to obstruct the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Reiterates its concern with regard to the possible ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Centre, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Reiterates its concern about the delay in the implementation of the corrective measures established by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), in particular the anti-poaching strategy and the joint operation between the Management Authority and the Congolese Army to clear poachers and armed groups from the property;  4. Also expresses concern about lack of reporting on the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the renewed upsurge in poaching involving elements of the Congolese Army, which might endanger the process of regeneration of the property's Outstanding Universal Value and could jeopardize the timeframe of three years (2010-2012) proposed by the 2009 monitoring mission to achieve the indicators that describe the Desired State of Conservation for the removal of the property from ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 33rd session (Sevilla, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) but notes the assessment by the 2009 UNESCO/IUCN mission that their implementation has not yet been completed; 4. Also notes that the two main threats to the Outstanding Universal Value, namely uncontrolled grazing and agricultural ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the on-going efforts of the State Party with support of the UNDP/GEF COGERAT project (Co-management of natural resources in the Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves and adjacent areas) to implement the corrective measures identified by the 2005 IUCN monitoring mission in spite of the challenging security situation, but reiterates that given the size of the property it will take time before ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party to satisfy the requirements of the corrective measures for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Notes with concern the findings of the joint World Heritage Centre /IUCN reactive monitoring mission of May 2010 indicating that the problems of biodiversity loss, the drying up of the ponds and the spread of invasive species continue to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Welcomes the State Party's report which mentions important progress in the implementation of the corrective measures and also provides some data on wildlife populations but not on population trends as requested by the Committee and regrets that the very late submission of the state of conservation report did not allow a proper assessment of the data by IUCN; 4. Reiterates its position that a clear upward ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 33nd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its serious concern about oil concessions reportedly granted within the marine area of the property, notes that any decision to go forward with oil exploration would be incompatible with World Heritage status, and urges the State Party to enact legislation to prohibit oil exploration within the Belize Barrier Reef System on the basis of its status as a World Heritage property; 4. Notes the State Party's ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN monitoring mission had to be postponed because of security concerns and requests the State Party, the World Heritage Centre and IUCN to organize this mission as soon as the security situation permits, in order to assess the threats to the property and identify corrective measures to address them; 4. Notes that the State Party has submitted a draft ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for progress made in the implementation of several of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and included in the Action Plan produced in response to the Presidential Decree No. 270; 4. Acknowledges the reception of the draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, and requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for putting in place a three year strategy to implement the corrective measures and requests the State Party to provide details of this strategy, the resources needed to implement it, and the management arrangements for its implementation, to the World Heritage Centre as early as possible for review by the Advisory Bodies; 4. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Welcomes the information provided by the State Party on the progress made in achieving some of the corrective measures and requests the State Party to continue its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Notes the results of the December 2009 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, endorses its recommendations and requests the State ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for its efforts to protect the eastern part of the property from the rising waters of the Tigris River and recommends that the works be undertaken as soon as possible; 4. Requests the State Party to carry out necessary maintenance and conservation activities to avoid further damage; 5. Encourages the State Party, should the situation allow, to implement the corrective measures ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Requests the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the corrective measures identified: a) Establishment of a local management unit on the site, b) Preparation and implementation of a conservation and management plan, c) Maintenance and emergency conservation activities; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, I. 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. 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, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of Jordan on the World Heritage List (1981) ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the progress that has been made in generating political support and commitment to the conservation of Zabid and the increase in resources for the General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY), supplemented by the German Technical Assistance (GTZ), the Yemeni Government and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) socio-economic development project; 4. Notes however ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7A.20 and 33 COM 7A.20 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a state of conservation report, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009); 4. Notes the State Party's efforts to safeguard the property in extremely difficult circumstances by placing guards at the site, in addition to the commitment of the international ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report and a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009); 4. Notes the efforts and commitment of the State Party, and the international community, for safeguarding the property, notably by completing the de-mining of the eight component sites, ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with satisfaction the dedication and the determined efforts of the State Party, with the support of the international community, to implement the corrective measures for the conservation of the property; 4. Also notes the submission of an updated nomination file on 29 January 2010 based on the property's boundaries approved in Decision 31 COM 8B.59; 5. Encourages the international community to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with satisfaction the continuing progress made by the State Party in the overall preservation and restoration of Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Also notes, however, that work remains to be done to ensure an effective control of encroachments around the Shalamar Gardens, and considers that this is a delicate issue that requires careful consultations with the local community and appropriate ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7A.24 and 33 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Serville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Acknowledges the significant progress made by the State Party in addressing the threats that led to the inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008); 4. Adopts the following Desired State of Conservation for the removal ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.102, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Commission to ensure co-ordination of all World Heritage matters; 4. Also notes the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission to the property in March 2010; 5. Reiterates its serious concern about the state of conservation of the different components of the property, and the slow rate of progress ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.28 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party in addressing conservation conditions and recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Notes the results of the April 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and endorses its recommendations; 5. Notes with satisfaction that the government owned land concession has been given to the Saltpeter Museum Corporation, covering a ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.29 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures for the property and encourages the State Party to continue such efforts in a sustained manner, 4. Expresses its concern that the development and enforcement of legislative and regulatory measures that will guarantee the full protection of the property have not yet been adopted and put into force as ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
 The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add,  2. Recalling Decision33 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),  3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit the required state of conservation report for the second consecutive year in spite of the requests made by the World Heritage Committee;  4. Takes note of the letter sent to the World Heritage Centre on 20 July 2010 informing of the decision to set up a new management structure, in full coherence with the National Constitution and the Organic Law of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the consistent reports from all the properties concerning involvement of elements of the Congolese Army in illegal exploitation of their natural resources and the lack of progress on a number of significant threats to the different sites, including the attribution of mining exploration and exploitation concessions and oil exploration concessions in the properties, the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7B.5 and 33 COM 7B.1, adopted respectively at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions, 3. Expresses its deep concern as regards the conclusions of the World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission that considers that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is threatened by a progressive erosion of its biodiversity due to increased poaching, as well as by the negative impact of the commencement of mining activities of the GEOVIC Company, the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.147, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the increasing illegal logging and hunting of endangered lemurs in Masoala and Marojejy National Parks, which is endangering the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Notes that in spite of the approval of decree N° 2010-141 of 24 March 2010 banning the exploitation and export of rosewood and ebony, reports indicate that the State Party of Madagascar is ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its serious concern about the results of the 2009 elephant survey, which shows a decline of the elephant population in the Selous-Mikumi Ecosystem by 44% between 2006 and 2009 and an increase in the proportion of illegally killed elephants; 4. Urges the State Party to take immediate and decisive action to halt the upsurge in poaching of elephants as well as other wildlife, which risks seriously ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about increasing pressures on the Ngorongoro ecosystem, particularly from tourism and growing human use, and the limited progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 and 2008 reactive monitoring missions; 4. Considers that if current degradation patterns are not stopped, the Outstanding Universal Value of the property could be jeopardized and inscription of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the progress achieved by the State Party, in collaboration with the Kenyan Government and WWF's East Africa Programme, towards formulating sustainable water resource management policies for the Mara River Basin, and requests the State Party to ensure that these policies are rapidly put in place; 4. Welcomes the State Party's intention to expanding the property to include Speke Gulf, which is a ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the substantive progress achieved by the two State Parties in strengthening the transboundary management of the property and requests to further strengthen these efforts to ensure a stable management capacity in the two management authorities, establish a fully functional programme of joint meetings of the transboundary management bodies, and ensure adequate resources for the implementation of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Article 6 of the Convention which states that each State Party undertakes not to take any deliberate measures which might damage directly or indirectly the cultural and natural heritage referred to in Articles 1 and 2 situated on the territory of other States Parties to this Convention; 3. Notes with concern the reported threats from mining on the property and adjoining related protected areas in Zambia; 4. Requests the State Party of Zambia to ensure that the Outstanding ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34 COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the sustained progress in the management of the property, including in relation to monitoring and the development of sustainable tourism; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to develop a proposal for changing the boundary of the property, taking into account recommendations at the time of inscription as well as recent additional fossil discoveries to the north of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.7 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Commends the State Party for its significant achievements in restoring the Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity, of the property and welcomes the recent restoration of the Joumine River, which has greatly contributed to the property's ecological recovery; 4. Notes the progress made by the State Party towards consolidating the property's autonomous management structure, which ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Commends the Australian and Tasmanian Governments on the implementation of the plan to eradicate the invasive rabbits and rodents that adversely impact the property's values and integrity, and considers it crucial that the eradication proceeds to schedule and is demonstrated to be successful in completely eliminating all pests, leading to a full recovery of the island's endemic vegetation and aiding the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Macquarie Island
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 8B.22, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Commends the State Party for its achievements in implementing the recommendations adopted at the time of inscription, despite the impacts of the Wenchuan earthquake, but notes that a number of these have only been partially implemented; 4. Requests the State Party to fully implement the recommendations made at the time of inscription, and in particular to rapidly undertake actions to enhance integrated ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Committee fully informed on any developments in plans for dams, as noted in Decision 32 COM 7B.11, and to ensure that any completed Environmental Impact Assessment for any dam on the Nujiang, Lancang and Jinsha Rivers, and on any water course within or adjacent to the property, be submitted to the World Heritage Centre for assessment, prior to the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32COM 7B.15, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes that the Draft Management Plan for 2010-2013 is being prepared in collaboration with WWF Papua Sahul; 4. Notes with grave concern that the priority recommendation of the 2008 reactive monitoring mission, i.e. ceasing road construction and addressing forest die-back, have not been implemented, and that extensive threats to the property in the Lake Habema and southern lowland regions have resulted ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with utmost concern that the property continues to face intense pressure from illegal activities, including road construction, encroachment, logging, poaching and mining prospecting, which are a major threat to its Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions for integrity, and represent both an ascertained and potential danger in relation to the provisions of Paragraph 180 of the Operational ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Welcomes the report of the State Party regarding the means by which local communities are being involved in the management of the property, through both governance arrangements and within the staffing of the property as well as the State Party's confirmation that it has no plans to implement dam projects that could affect the property; 4. Also welcomes the reassurance of the State Party regarding the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for halting construction of the illegal trail between Kongde and Thame, which would have damaged a key wildlife area within the property, remains concerned that a verdict regarding the Kongde View Resort, which is within the property's core area, has not yet been issued by Nepal's Supreme Court and requests the State Party to submit the verdict to the World Heritage Centre as soon as ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session; 4. Welcomes reports that the Australian Government, through the Australian Aid Agency (AusAid), is supporting a heritage and governance capacity-building project in the Solomon Islands, which may contribute to improving the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Reiterates its concern that the Highway 304 expansion project has the potential to create additional problems for the integrity of the ecosystems and species of this property, including through increased levels of road kill; 4. Commends the State Party for undertaking the necessary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to identify and design effective wildlife corridors to mitigate the impacts of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Recalling that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been repeatedly and significantly impacted by the development of ski facilities and ski runs, decides that any further development of ski facilities or ski runs, or associated infrastructure, within the property and its buffer zone would result in the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Notes that this ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the results and recommendations of the September 2009 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission to the property; 4. Congratulates the States Parties, and in particular the Province of British Columbia (Canada) and the State of Montana (United States of America) and first nations representatives, on signing the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Flathead River ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
Country: Canada United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 32nd session (Québec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the comprehensive information provided on the progress in addressing the previous decision of the World Heritage Committee, and welcomes the achievements towards the establishment of the National Park for the Aeolian Islands, and the preparation of a management plan for the property; 4. Notes the reported progress in addressing the actions requested by the World Heritage ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with serious concern the recent re-opening of the Baikalsk Paper and Pulp Mill (BPPM) without a close-loop water system as well as the continued pollution from the Selenga river, and considers that the discharge of wastewater from the mill with a quantity of pollutants exceeding maximum permissible concentrations as determined by the State Party and from the Selenga river could impact the Outstanding ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.23 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the State Party's efforts to improve the management and protection of the property, including the ongoing work on the development of a draft integrated management plan and the clarification of the boundaries of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible a detailed updated map of the property, as well as a copy of the integrated management ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for its decision to relocate the Biathlon Complex, sliding venue and the Olympic mountain village away from the ecologically sensitive Grushevy ridge and upper Mzimta valley, in order to limit their impacts on the World Heritage property; 4. Welcomes the progress made in implementing some of the other recommendations of the 2008 monitoring mission, in particular the development ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Strongly regrets that the State Party appears to have licensed a significant open cast gold mining operation within the World Heritage property, and has also excised other areas from protected status, and also regrets that the State Party did not take into account the previous requests of the World Heritage Committee in taking these actions; 4. Notes that the boundaries of the World Heritage property as ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.25 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005); 3. Calls upon the State Party to complete and sustain the results of the "Doñana 2005" restoration project, and to maintain and improve the management of the property, and encourages both the establishment of an ongoing system of management effectiveness assessment to assist this process, and an assessment and revision of all adjacent land use plans by the relevant local authorities to ensure that they consider ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Commends the State Party for the considerable progress achieved in planning the invasive rat eradication scheme, which is of critical importance to maintaining the Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity, of the property; 4. Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party in securing a full time Ranger Post for Henderson Island; 5. Urges the State Party, in close ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Henderson Island
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the State Party's progress towards opening some areas to bison migration and enhancing stakeholder involvement in the Interagency Bison Management Plan; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to secure bison migration routes, and to increase its engagement with ranchers surrounding the property in order to keep landscapes open to bison movements in order to ensure the effective ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with concern that the property's aquatic ecosystem continues to deteriorate, and commends the State Party's initiative in requesting that the World Heritage Committee consider re-inscribing it on the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Decides to inscribe Everglades National Park (United States of America) on the List of World Heritage in Danger; 5. Welcomes the State Party's proposal to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the development of an international agreement between Brazil and Argentina covering the joint management and monitoring of Iguaçu and Iguazu National Parks, which when signed and effectively enforced, should provide a permanent and effective mechanism for transboundary cooperation, and invites the State Parties of Argentina and Brazil to submit a copy of this agreement to the World Heritage ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 32th session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the development of an international agreement between Brazil and Argentina covering the joint management and monitoring of Iguaçu and Iguazu National Parks, which when signed and effectively enforced should provide a permanent and effective mechanism for transboundary cooperation, and invites the State Parties of Brazil and Argentina to submit a copy of this agreement to the World Heritage ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with utmost concern that the dams currently under construction on the Changuinola and Bonyic rivers are highly likely to result in both the direct loss of up to 16 species of migratory fish and shrimp, as well as having potential negative secondary impacts on biodiversity within the property; 4. Considers that the mitigation measures proposed to maintain the migratory corridors of the affected species, ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the progress achieved by the State Party in implementing the 2009 Operational Plan, which has enhanced the effectiveness of management of the property; 4. Notes with appreciation the confirmation provided by the State Party that at present no mining is planned in the property, but considers that the continued existence of mining concessions if activated would be considered a threat to the property, as ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Country: Cuba
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts in implementing the recommendations of the 2006 reactive monitoring mission; 4. Notes with utmost concern that deforestation is ongoing and appears to have increased considerably, mostly as a result of illegal logging and cattle ranching, and that intensive illegal commercial fisheries are taking place within the property, posing serious threats to the Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.17, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Commends the State Party for attributing considerable financial resources to anti-logging activities and for taking a participatory approach to surveillance, and notes that several additional sources of funding directly and indirectly contribute to activities aimed at maintaining forest cover within the property; 4. Notes with concern that observed illegal logging continues to take place within the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not provided a more detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, including full details on the reported threats and any other potential threats directly and indirectly affecting the integrity of the property, along with management's response to these threats, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.39; 4. Reiterates its concern about continued reports of threats ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Manú National Park
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with concern that despite the World Heritage Committee's request for a moratorium on development, the State Party has continued to approve major development applications; 4. Reiterates its request for the State Party to urgently place a moratorium on the creation of new lots and on the construction of all new residential and hotel development until such a time as new effective regulations are in place to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party to address the actions requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.41; 4. Welcomes the submission of a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the property; 5. Thanks the State Party for proposing a minor modification to include 21 formal reserves within the property that are already covered by the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Management Plan, also welcomes ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
 The World Heritage Committee; 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the States Parties of France and Spain on the actions being taken in response to the previous decisions by the World Heritage Committee, but regrets that a joint report was not provided as requested; 4. Welcomes the establishment of a Joint Steering Committee and Charter for the property, on a mutually agreed basis, and requests the two States Parties to confirm the terms of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) session, 3. Notes with satisfaction the efforts of the national authorities and the Holy Community of Mount Athos to strengthen collaboration for the long-term conservation of the World Heritage property; 4. Also notes with appreciation the report of the Holy Community transmitted through the national authorities concerning efforts to implement all recommendations of the 2006 joint reactive monitoring mission, in particular the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the results and recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN reactive monitoring mission to the property carried out in November 2009 and encourages the national and local authorities to keep taking the appropriate management measures for the benefit of the property; 4. Also notes the State Party report and the detailed comments from the Balearic Port Authority on the recommendations of the reactive ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses great concern at the considerable damage caused to the property by the recent floods and landslides affecting both, the fabric of the property and access to it, and considers that the lack of adequate regulatory measures and disaster response plans appears to have exacerbated their impact; 4. Urges the State Party to improve the implementation of the actions requested at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), and ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction the accomplishment of several rehabilitation projects and the successful cooperation with international partners; 4. Also notes the application of the principles set out in the management and conservation plan in terms of optimizing and taking advantage of the socio-economic potential of the property and capitalizing on its tangible and intangible cultural values; 5. Reiterates its encouragement ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in basic conservation and monitoring, in delineating the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone; and reiterates its request to the State Party to submit maps of the boundaries and buffer zone to the World Heritage Centre; 4. Requests the State Party to submit details of the type and frequency of monitoring arrangements of the temporary shelters; 5. Expresses its concern ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.46 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the February 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS monitoring mission; 4. Considers that the vulnerability of the property to urban encroachment and unregulated development needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency through the adoption of appropriate urban planning regulations and requests that the State Party put in place such regulations as soon as ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its strong concern at the apparent scope and scale of the proposed new port project near Lamu Island; 4. Requests the State Party at the earliest possible opportunity to inform the World Heritage Centre in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines as to their intentions with regard to the proposed port project and to provide the necessary details of the project for evaluation by the Advisory ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.50, adopted by its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes with satisfaction the completion of the 2008-2012 conservation and management plan, and the initiative of a pilot project for conservation in the framework of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme; 4. Reiterates its concern with regard to the absence of control tools (town planning and construction regulations) to mitigate the changes occurring to the ancient built fabric and threats to the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the results of the reactive monitoring mission that visited the property in March 2010; 4. Regrets that there is no possibility to correct the adverse impact of the Ahmed Baba Cultural Centre and amphitheatre built near the Sankore Mosque to allow it to be in harmony with its urban environment, and expresses great concern that since its inauguration, the centre has been unused and is already beginning to deteriorate; 5. ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 8B.33, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes with concern the recent high degree of loss of historic buildings within the buffer zone through demolitions, the apparent lack of legal protection of the buffer zone and lack of planning policies; 4. Urges the State Party to halt any demolitions in the buffer zone until adequate planning and legal policies are in place; 5. Also notes the development of the Aapravasi Ghat Planning Policy Guidance document, and ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Aapravasi Ghat
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for the ongoing measures taken to improve the state of conservation of the property and implement the emergency action plan including the hiring of additional staff, the improvement of the situation in relation to building collapses, the initiation of projects to improve the water and sewerage situation at the property, and the ongoing work on the management plan; 4. Expresses its concern about ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party in implementing measures to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges it to continue the implementation of the recommendations made by the reactive monitoring mission in 2009, particularly: a) Developing and consolidating the conservation and management arrangements, b) Securing resources for effective operation of the Safeguarding Committee and for the office of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Takes note of the detailed information provided by the State Party in the state of conservation report of the property; 3. Expresses concern at the granting of a mining licence for coal 5 km from the boundary of the property, in a highly sensitive area adjacent to the Limpopo river and in the proposed buffer zone that was submitted at the time of the inscription, and which is fundamentally linked to the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property in terms of both cultural and natural ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling that the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga building at Kasubi was an outstanding example of an architectural style developed by the Buganda Kingdom since the 13th century, due to its design and spatial organization, but also its elaboration and size, 3. Thanks the Director-General of UNESCO for having dispatched, immediately after the fire that resulted in the destruction of the property, a mission in April 2010 led by the World Heritage Centre and including experts from the African World Heritage Fund and ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses great concern that the Malindi port project has been undertaken without details being provided to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, and that no Environmental Impact Assessment has been undertaken or is clearly planned for this project in spite of requests by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st and 32nd sessions; 4. ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the detailed state of conservation report provided by the State Party; 4. Notes that the report however does not respond to some of the requests made by the World Heritage Committee in previous decisions and reiterates its request for: a) an integrated management plan for the property as a whole, b) the establishment of a West Bank buffer zone, c) a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; 5. Requests ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party and expresses its concern regarding the state of conservation of the Siq and the lack of a comprehensive conservation and management policy, for the property coordinated among stakeholders; 3. Requests the State Party to take all appropriate measures as soon as possible to ensure that the necessary work is carried out on the unstable rock on the south side of the Siq in order to ensure the safety of visitors as well as to limit any further ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.63 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Remains concerned by the threats from the highway construction plans, continuing urbanization and the lack of an effective management system; 4. Regrets that the recommendations of the 2009 joint reactive monitoring mission have not been reviewed, commented or responded to in the State Party report; 5. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2009 mission report, and in particular the development of a ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of its recommendations, nor a map indicating the boundaries of the property; 4. Strongly urges the State Party to implement the measures recommended by the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of January 2007 and its earlier decisions; 5. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2011, a ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 5A, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its great concern at the damage inflicted on some of the most widely known Saharan rock art images; 4. Regrets the delay in the agreed joint reactive monitoring mission visiting the property and requests the State Party, the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to organize this mission before the end of 2010; 5. Urges the State Party, after discussion with the mission, to undertake a detailed assessment of the damage in ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of some of the recommendations of Decision 31 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Requests the State Party to implement all its recommendations, in particular those concerning the establishment of legal protection, and the consolidation of appropriate local management mechanisms; 5. Urges the State Party to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Deplores the collapse of the minaret of the Khnata Bent Bekkar Mosque at Meknes and addresses its condolences to the families of the victims; 3. Takes note of the report and the conclusions of the expert's visit on 19 April 2010; 4. Urges the State Party to undertake the measures recommended by this report, particularly the need to define a reconstruction proposal, including overall principles and technical details, for submission to the World Heritage Centre for evaluation by the Advisory Bodies, ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic City of Meknes
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B. 61, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for the progress achieved both on the Management Plan, the Souq project, and the restoration of various parts of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to fully adopt the Management Plan as soon as it is finalized to ensure the proper management and conservation of the property; 5. Also requests the State Party to submit the revised proposal for the restoration of the souq to the World Heritage ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 27 COM 8C.31 adopted at its 27th session (UNESCO, 2007), 3. Recognizes the State Party's efforts to ensure the conservation and protection of the property; 4. Welcomes the decision to discontinue the building activities of the tourism complex near the pyramids of Gebel Barkal and urges the State Party to continue preventing such a project in the vicinity of the property; 5. Requests the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre of any restoration or construction projects ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B. 63, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note with satisfaction of the progress made by the State Party in establishing a buffer zone for the property through the approval of Decree number 27/A of 26 January 2010; 4. Requests the State Party to send detailed information on the four rehabilitation projects mentioned in the report as early as possible for examination by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 5. Also requests the authorities to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction the efforts of the State Party to restructure institutional arrangements and the action of the Agence pour la protection et la sauvegarde d'Angkor (APSARA), facilitated by issuing of sub-decree 50 ANK/ BK in May 2008, and to bring increased emphasis to increasing heritage awareness among local communities; 4. Also notes the progress made by the State Party in controlling illegal activities within ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having received Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add.3, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8B.24, 32 COM 8B.102, and 33 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), and 33rd session (Seville, 2009) respectively, 3. Takes note that the World Heritage Centre has the documents submitted by the State Party; 4. Further welcomes the steps taken by the State Party towards the establishment of an international coordinating committee for the sustainable conservation of the Temple of Preah ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Temple of Preah Vihear
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in developing a draft Management Plan; 4. Requests the State Party, as a matter of urgency, to: a) Prepare a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and submit it to the World Heritage Centre, for examination by the World Heritage Committee, by 1 February 2011; b) Submit an official request for the extension of the buffer zone boundaries of the property according to the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a progress report on management and boundaries as previously requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue progress in the development of an integrated management plan for the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, and for Fatehpur Sikri, and of a Visitors Facilitation Centre, and requests it to submit the plans when completed to the World ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Agra Fort Fatehpur Sikri Taj Mahal
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report and the adopted management plan as requested at its 31st and 33rd sessions; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the decision taken at the 33rd session, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has confirmed that all development activities coming within the approved "Vision 2005-2031 Development Plan" are being guided by the provisions of the Site Management Plan for the property and encourages the State Party to continue the implementation of the Site Management Plan and the Development Plan 2005-2031; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to consider ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the reduction in height of the Jahan-Nama building under way and requests the State Party to confirm as soon as possible, in writing, to the World Heritage Centre, that the demolition has been completed; 4. Takes note of the recommendations of the 2010 World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitioring mission and also requests the State Party to implement them; 5. Acknowledges the information provided on the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with regret that the requested state of conservation report including plans showing the revised boundaries of the property and buffer zone, a final comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan or a detailed report on current intentions with regard to the International Cricket Stadium and proposed new port was not received; 4. Reiterates its encouragement to the State Party to consider an extension of the World ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.83 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the implementation of the Management Plan including on interpretation and visitor management and welcomes the efforts made to improve conservation at the property; 4. Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre clarification on: a) Whether or not a new site museum is envisaged and, in the affirmative, to provide details on its location and ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Parthian Fortresses of Nisa
Country: Turkmenistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Acknowledging the rapidly prepared and detailed information on the state of conservation of the property provided by the State Party at the request of the World Heritage Centre, 3. Considering the need to assess the full extent of the conservation issues referred to in a technical report submitted by the State Party, 4. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, review the recommendations of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note with concern of the delays observed in the finalization of the management plan, due to the outstanding decision of the courts in the appeal case concerning competences and the new legal procedure linked to the Urban Development Plan; 4. Takes note with satisfaction of the entomological inventory of the property carried out in 2008 and requests the State Party to pursue the work targeted in this study, ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Country: Andorra
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.89 and 33 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the considerable technical work involved in preparing and submitting the Visual Impact Study and that the authorities try to ensure compatibility of new architectural and facade design with the requirements of the protection of the World Heritage properties of the Historic Centre of Vienna and the Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn; 4. Welcomes the commitment of the authorities of the City of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with great concern that the State Party report indicates that demolitions and rebuilding are being approved without heritage impact assessments being undertaken to consider the impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Reiterates and extends its requests to the State Party to: a) Formally approve the Conservation Master Plan (CMP), integrate it within the Integrated Area Management Action Plan ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.93 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of February 2010; 4. Deeply regrets the demolition of the Eastern Gallery and its rebuilding without prior information being submitted to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, 5. Requests the State Party to update the Management Plan clearly ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
Country: Belarus
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.94 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its concern regarding the conclusions of the mission that indicate the gradual erosion of the attributes that convey the Outstanding Universal Value and, consequently, this erosion threatens the integrity of the property in terms of overall coherence and distinctiveness; 4. Strongly recommends to the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission, in particular: a) Explore ways to list the property in ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Brugge
Country: Belgium
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Also recalling the results and recommendations of the reactive monitoring missions of 2006 and 2007 and the expert mission of 2008, 4. Notes that the monitoring activities for structural stability of the bridge are being implemented by the Municipality of Mostar; 5. Acknowledges the receipt of the drawings for the revised design for the Hotel Ruza; 6. Requests the State Party to revise the drawings to ensure that no ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Takes note of the detailed information provided by the State Party on the state of conservation of the property; 3. Expresses its deep concern regarding the overall state of conservation of the property, and in particular, serious changes due to unacceptable development of the urban fabric that are a threat to the Outstanding Universal Value, integrity and authenticity of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to immediately adopt all necessary measures aiming to ensure the safeguarding of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ancient City of Nessebar
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the outcome of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the Historic Centre of Prague of January 2010; 4. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission, particularly in relation to: a) The Blanka Tunnel: ensure the downgrading of the 'Eastern Highway, halt the proposed tunnel behind the national museum and remove the sections of the Eastern Highway from the Eastern edge ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Prague
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Expresses its concern at the potential impact of wind turbines on the landscape setting of the property; 3. Requests the State Party to provide full details, including heights and location of turbines, of the approved projects and those pending approval, and of the delineation of the Zones for Wind Farm Development (ZDE), to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies; 4. Also requests the State Party to provide details of the impact assessments that have been carried out on wind farm ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Takes note of information provided by the State Party in response to concerns raised by the revision of the Architectural, Urban and Heritage Landscape Protection Zones (ZPPAUP); 3. Regrets the decision concerning the revision of the ZPPAUPs, despite the unfavorable advice of the competent regional services, thus weakening the protection of the entire property; 4. Requests the State Party to reconsider the decision concerning the revision of the ZPPAUPs in order to guarantee a satisfactory legal protection ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.88, and 33 COM 7B.100 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the extensive and detailed observation, monitoring, analysis and research to develop an understanding of the complex micro-biological and climatic dynamics of the Lascaux cave as a means to fully understand the causes of the surface decay; 4. Welcomes the fact that during 2009, there were almost no adverse changes to the surface of the cave, but notes, ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.89 and 33 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively; 3. Notes the inauguration of the Bordeaux UNESCO Committee of experts in January 2009 to advise on all planning matters that might impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and that the State Party considers that this Committee completes the necessary range of instruments for the management of the overall property; 4. Also notes the consultative ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.104, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the receipt of the full Environmental Impact Assessment, the new Traffic Evaluation of bridge, tunnel and ferries and the Visual Impact Assessment supplied by the State Party; 4. Notes that: a) The Environmental Impact Assessment clearly demonstrates the overall sensitivity of the Rhine Valley landscape and the adverse impact that the proposed bridge would have on the cultural landscape, b) The traffic ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the "Bagrati Cathedral preliminary rehabilitation project", the general report on the studies conducted within the framework of this project and the "report on Bagrati Cathedral rehabilitation works"; 4. Notes the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM advisory mission to the property; 5. Expresses its serious concern about irreversible ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Acknowledges the progress achieved through the development of the Skellig Michael Management Plan 2008-2018 prepared by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, in conjunction with the Office of Public Works and following an extensive consultation process, that was formally submitted to the World Heritage Centre in July 2008; 4. Regrets that no substantial progress has been made in delivering a ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Sceilg Mhichíl
Country: Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.109, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on actions taken to counter impacts of the ongoing A-31 Valdastico-South highway construction project on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Notes the measures taken by the State Party to amend the design of the highway and toll infrastructure in line with the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.87, 31 COM 7B.114 and 32 COM 7B.98 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the information that an "Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on cooperation in pollution prevention of the Baltic Sea by oil and other harmful substances" was signed in October 2009 and that a "Joint Russian and Lithuanian Action Plan for Cooperation ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.116, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the considerable improvement in institutional management arrangements, the conservation of buildings, fire protection measures and control of urban development achieved through the implementation of the first stage of the management plan 2005-2009; 4. Encourages the State Party to reconsider the proposals for a new garden between the Park of Pena and the Chalet of the Countess of Edla; 5. Also encourages the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the actions taken by the State Party to ensure the monitoring of the state of conservation of the property, as well as its protection and management, and encourages it to pursue all the requisite steps to closely monitor the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to provide three printed examples and an electronic version of the approved Protection and Management Plan for examination ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Sighişoara
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.117, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes that stable funding for the property has been secured through State Order and the continuing efforts by the Kizhi Museum Reserve to improve maintenance, monitoring and presentation of the World Heritage property; 4. Also notes the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property in April 2010; 5. Notes furthermore the significant progress made in the management of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.118, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the multi-year programme proposal submitted by the State Party to address ongoing needs for improved property management; 4. Notes with appreciation recent advice received from the State Party that it has reinforced to federal and regional authorities the importance of acting in accordance with the provisions of the World Heritage Convention, and that no official approval has yet been given for construction of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.106 and 33 COM 7B.119, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Deeply regrets that the State Party has neither provided a state of conservation report for the property, nor additional information on the management plan, approved buffer zones, improved legal and institutional mechanisms, draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, nor information and studies related to ongoing developments at the property and its buffer ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Strongly regrets that the State Party has neither provided detailed information on the management structure, legal and institutional mechanisms nor on the management plan of the property; 3. Requests the State Party to develop and approve the overall management system in order to ensure that it will give priority to maintaining the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List in all conservation, promotion and development actions which might affect the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling the decision 33 COM 7B.121, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes that the suggestion of re-routing the fast train AVE's underground path, in the area of the Sagrada Familia and the Casa Milà, has been the subject of real studies, and acknowledges that the selected routing was the most feasible; 4. Takes note of the technical documentation provided by the State Party, about the conditions to continue carrying out the tunnel boring works currently being ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Works of Antoni Gaudí
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.122, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning the measures taken for the development of a comprehensive management plan for the property and urges the State Party to complete this plan and to guarantee its full integration into the special plan for urban management mandated by regional legislation (2002); 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to abandon the «Huerto de las Adoratrices» ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Old City of Salamanca
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.123, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the conclusions of the Expert Committee set up to assess the impact of the proposed Torre Cajasol on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and that this tower will have a potential adverse impact on the 'transitional' area of the historic city; 4. Regrets that the State Party did not halt the construction works on this project and takes note that the State ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 8B.53, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009,) 3. Notes the progress of the property's Management Plan and the documentation submitted concerning the car park project, which is being evaluated by the Advisory Body; 4. Refers the examination of the buffer zone suggested for the Old Town of Àvila and its Extra-Muros Churches, Spain, to the State Party, in order to allow it to finalize the property's Management Plan; 5. Requests the State Party to provide three ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.110 and 33 COM 7B.124 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Also recalling the recommendations of the 2009 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, endorsed at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 4. Notes that the State Party has established a "UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Site Management Directorate" in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; 5. Also notes that further progress has been made in the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.125, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes reparation works and monitoring activities of the key monuments of the National Conservation Area "Saint Sophia of Kyiv" as well as catacombs at the Lavra site; 4. Also notes that a complex rehabilitation programme for the "Varangian caves" is being prepared and requests the State Party to submit a copy to the World Heirtage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies; 5. Deeply regrets that no moratorium has been put in ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.126, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the results and recommendations of the March 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and requests the State Party to take them into account; 4. Also notes the work carried out by the State Party on the strategic management plan and also requests the State Party to submit it to the World Heritage Centre in three paper copies and an electronic version; 5. Expresses its deep concern regarding ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.119, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Urges the State Party to take the appropriate measures to guarantee the implementation of the "Project for the Conservation and Preservation of Tiwanaku and the Akapana Pyramid" by implementing the commitments agreed upon in November 2009: a) To halt any archaeological intervention on the Akapana Pyramid until the recommendations of tomographic and topographic studies have been submitted to and analyzed by the World ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.133, adopted at its 33th session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the actions being taken for the protection of the property and on the proposed projects and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4. Requests the State Party to finalize the delimitation of the buffer zone and submit the proposed new boundaries, including appropriate cartography and ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-010/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.120, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Requests the State Party to finalize the delimitation of the property including all elements of the fortified system according to the required formats and to submit it to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for consideration and review; 4. Also requests the State Party to finalize the conservation study for the full ensemble of walls and the fortified city and to submit a prioritized Action Plan for ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.135, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the results of the December 2009 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and endorses its recommendations; 4. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party in improving the management and conservation arrangements of the property and urges it to finalize the process for approving the Strategic Plan for the Integral Revitalization of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo and the Steering Committee and ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.136, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Acknowledges the suspension of reconstruction works in the Tower of the Companía de Jesús and awaits the submission of the new proposal to restore the use of the bell tower; 4. Also acknowledges that the State Party will conclude definitions to the limits of the inscribed property and buffer zone, and that the appropriate cartography and legal framework for protection will be submitted for approval within the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Expresses its deep regret at the loss of life and devastation caused by the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and thanks the State Party for providing all elements and support necessary for carrying out the emergency mission in spite of the extreme difficulties being experienced; 3. Acknowledges the efforts of the Institute for the Preservation of the National Heritage (ISPAN) in establishing a close collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies and appreciates its deep ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Country: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.138, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with satisfaction the finalization of the Management Plan and encourages the State Party to implement the provisions made and to secure the required resources to guarantee the sustainability of the proposed management system; 4. Takes note that no new proposals for lighting and sound have been submitted to the concerned authorities at the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) and invites the State ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.140, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with concern that the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party lacks sufficient detail to be considered as a full response to issues previously raised, 4. Also notes the results of the March 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, endorses its recommendations and urges the State Party to: a) Implement emergency conservation measures at sectors at risk of collapse as ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.141, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the Emergency Plan submitted by the State Party and urges it to: a) Establish the buffer zone for Panama Viejo and the Historic District, including the definition of regulatory measures, and submit the information to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for consideration and review, b) Approve the legislative proposal to enhance the protection and the regulatory measures of the property and to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.142, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that no substantial progress has been made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2008 World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission; 4. Takes note of the progress made by the State Party in establishing institutional arrangements and encourages it to secure the resources required for their sustained operation; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre and the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its condolences to the Government of Peru for the tragic loss of life and damages caused by the February 2010 torrential rains in the area; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 December 2010: a) Comprehensive technical information on the projects of the Monastery Hotel, Commercial Centre Ima Sumaq and Marriott Hotel, to assess the potential impacts of these projects on the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: City of Cuzco
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.145, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the information provided by the State Party on the actions implemented in response to the decisions of the World Heritage Committee and the efforts made for the conservation of heritage areas; 4. Also notes the results of the January 2010 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and endorses its recommendations; 5. Encourages the State Party to enhance collaboration among specialized agencies ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7C, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.129 and 33 COM 7C, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the analytical summary of the perceived trends, changes and threats to the state of conservation of World Heritage properties over the past five years (2005-2009), as the basis for further reflection and more extensive analysis of this information; 4. Considers that this work highlights the need for more systematic monitoring of threats and of how to identify ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/8A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 8A.3, 32 COM 8A and 33 COM 14.A2 Paragraph 14 adopted respectively at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions, 3. Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes China Danxia, China, on the World Heritage List under criteria (vii) and (viii); 3. Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis China Danxia is a serial property comprising six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of southern China. The term "China Danxia" describes the physical landscape developed from continental (terrestrial) reddish conglomerate and sandstone, also known as "red-beds," in a warm, humid monsoon ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: China Danxia
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Highly commends the State Party on the efforts that have been made towards the establishment and protection of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati which comprises one of the world's largest marine protected areas and commends the State Party for its exemplary multi-agency approach, its comprehensive and strategic management plan, its successes with island restoration projects, and the proposal to progressively expand the no-take zones over time; 3. Inscribes ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Country: Kiribati
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2,  2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs), Tajikistan, to the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (viii), (ix) and (ix), to allow the State Party to refocus the nomination and address issues related to the integrity, protection and management of the nominated property;  3. Recommends the State Party to:  a) Refocus the nomination on the values and features within the Tajik ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs)
Country: Tajikistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF 8B2, 2. Inscribes the Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island, France on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (vii) and (x); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:  Brief synthesis The area of Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island coincides with the core zone of La Réunion National Park. The property covers more than 100,000 ha or 40 % of La Réunion, an island comprised of two adjoining volcanic ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF 8B2; 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009); 3. Approves the extension of the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria, inscribed under criteria (vii), (viii) and (ix), in order to strengthen the integrity and management of the World Heritage property; 4. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:  Brief synthesis The World Heritage property covers an area of around 40,000 ha in the Pirin Mountains, southwest ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF 8B2, 2. Approves the extension of Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland, to include the portion of Monte San Giorgio, Italy, on the basis of natural criterion (viii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The pyramid-shaped, wooded mountain of Monte San Giorgio beside Lake Lugano is regarded as the best fossil record of marine life from the Triassic Period (245 - 230 million years ago). The sequence records life in a tropical ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Monte San Giorgio
Country: Italy Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of Dinosaur Ichnites of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal/Spain, to the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria in order to allow the State Party to develop a thorough global comparative analysis, including justifying the Outstanding Universal Value of a property based on dinosaur ichnites, and considerations for a serial nomination with existing ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: Portugal Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2; 2. Inscribes the Putorana Plateau, Russian Federation, on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (vii) and (ix); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Comprising a vast area of 1,887,251 ha, the property is located in the centre of the Putorana Plateau in the northern part of Central Siberia. The part of the plateau inscribed on the World Heritage list harbours a complete set of subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Putorana Plateau
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B, WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Decides not to inscribe the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka: its Cultural and Natural Heritage, Sri Lanka on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (vii) and (viii); 3. Inscribes the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria (ix) and (x); 4. Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; Brief synthesis The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is a serial ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
Country: Sri Lanka
 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B, WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes Papahānaumokuākea, United States of America, on the World Heritage List under criteria (iii), (vi), (viii), (ix) and (x); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Papahānaumokuākea is the name given to a vast and isolated linear cluster of small, low lying islands and atolls, with their surrounding ocean, extending some 1,931 kilometres to the north west of the main Hawaiian Archipelago, located in ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Papahānaumokuākea
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Refers the examination of the nomination on the basis of cultural criteria of Konso Cultural Landscape, Ethiopia, back to the State Party to allow it to: a) Undertake and provide a more detailed inventory of the key attributes such as town walls, paftas, shrines; b) Re-define the boundary to reflect the key attributes of the property, the geo-morphology of the area, and social and cultural units, and in particular consider the interface between Dokatu towns and Karat; c) Augment ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Konso Cultural Landscape
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Refers the examination of the nomination on the basis of cultural criteria of Fort Jesus, Mombasa, Kenya, back to the State Party to allow it to: a) Further develop the nomination to demonstrate that the nominated property possesses outstanding universal value; b) Expand the comparative analysis to include other relevant fortresses and go beyond the Portuguese context; c) Amend the designation notice so as to eliminate the discrepancy between the sizes of the conservation area ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Fort Jesus, Mombasa
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B.Add and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1.Add, 2. Recalling that Ngorongoro Conservation Area, United Republic of Tanzania, is already inscribed on the World Heritage List under criteria (vii), (viii), (ix) and (x); 3. Inscribes Ngorongoro Conservation Area, United Republic of Tanzania, on the World Heritage List under criterion (iv); 4. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (809,440ha) spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Note: the provisions of Decision 34 COM 8B.14 have been integrated to Decision 34 COM 8B.13
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah, Saudi Arabia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv), (v) and (vi); 3. Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis: At-Turaif District is located on a low limestone plateau in the wadi-based oasis in Ad-Dir'iyah. The site is an urban an architectural monument extending over some 29 hectares. Ad-Dir'iyah became at the end of the 18th century, a powerful centre under ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Welcoming the additional information provided by the State Party; 3. Inscribes the Australian Convict Sites, Australia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi); 4. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The property consists of eleven complementary sites. It constitutes an outstanding and large-scale example of the forced migration of convicts, who were condemned to transportation to distant colonies of the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Australian Convict Sites
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India, on the World Heritage List under criteria (iii) and (iv). 3. Adopts the following statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis: The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some twenty main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. The Jantar ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iv) ; 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble was built as a small microcosmic city with bazaars, public baths, squares, religious buildings, houses, and offices. It was the largest and most complete khānegāh and the most ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), and (iv) ; 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, located along one of the most frequented east-west trade routes, consists of a series of interconnected, covered brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for a variety of functions - commercial and trade-related ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site , Marshall Islands on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi) ; 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis: In the wake of World War II, in a move closely related to the beginnings of the Cold War, the United States of America decided to resume nuclear testing. They choose Bikini Atoll in the Marshall archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. After the displacement of the local ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site
Country: Marshall Islands
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong, Republic of Korea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv) ; 3. Adopts the followings statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The two villages of Hahoe and Yangdong are located in the south-eastern region of the Korean peninsula, the heartland of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), that ruled the Korean Peninsula for more than five hundred years. There is a distance of 90km ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong
Country: Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B, WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Recognizing the efforts and progress made by the State Party since the ICOMOS site mission in extending archaeological excavations and guaranteeing integrated and unified management; 3. Inscribes the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi, Vietnam, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), and (vi); 4. Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi
Country: Viet Nam
The nomination for extension of the Mountain Railways of India to include the Matheran Light Railway, India, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mountain Railways of India
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1.Add, 2. Inscribes the Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in "The Centre of Heaven and Earth", China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis For many centuries Dengfeng, one of the early capitals of China whose precise location is unknown, but whose name is now associated with an area to the south of Mount Shaoshi and Mount Taishi, two peaks of Mount Songshan, came to be ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes Proto-urban Site of Sarazm, Tajikistan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The proto-urban site of Sarazm is an archaeological site which bears witness to the development of settlements in Central Asia from the 4th millennium BCE to the late 3rd millennium BCE. The Proto-urban Site of Sarazm illustrates the early rise of proto-urbanization in this region, ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Proto-urban Site of Sarazm
Country: Tajikistan
The nomination of Augustowski Canal - a work of man and nature, Belarus / Poland was withdrawn at the request of the States Parties.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Major Mining Sites of Wallonia, Belgium, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to: a) Clarify the ownership situation of Blegny-Mine and contractualize responsibility for its management with the management company; b) Review the buffer zone at Bois-du-Luc, in accordance with the principles already applied to the buffer zones for the three other sites; c) Make in-depth protection of the property's components ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Major Mining Sites of Wallonia
Country: Belgium
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Episcopal City of Albi, France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (v); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Episcopal City of Albi presents a complete built ensemble representative of a type of urban development in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. Its monumental and urban elements are complementary and well preserved, in subtle harmony of tones and appearance thanks to the use ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Episcopal City of Albi
Country: France
The nomination of Sites of Christianity in the Galilee, Israel, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: Israel
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht, Netherlands, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:  Brief synthesis The Amsterdam Canal District illustrates exemplary hydraulic and urban planning on a large scale through the entirely artificial creation of a large-scale port city. The gabled facades are characteristic of this ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
Country: Netherlands
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of Darwin's Landscape Laboratory, United Kingdom, on the World Heritage List; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to organize a meeting for deliberating on sites presenting Outstanding Universal Value, essentially on an associative ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The examination of the nomination of Mount Vernon, United States of America, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.  
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Approves the extension of the Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar to include the Upper Harz Water Management System, on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iv), to become Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System, Germany; 3. Adopts the following statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The copper, lead and tin mines of Rammelsberg mountain, in the Harz region, were worked continuously from the 11th ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Approves the extension of Røros Mining Town to include the Circumference and to become Røros Mining Town and the Circumference, Norway, on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv), and (v); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:  Brief synthesis Røros Mining Town and the Circumference consist of three sites within the Circumference, i.e. the area of privileges awarded by the Danish-Norwegian King to Røros Copper Works in ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference
Country: Norway