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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the government of Kenya for its commitment to address the concerns over the physical developments on the Lamu Island and welcomes Kenya's availability to co-operate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS for a mission to Lamu;2. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, in cooperation with the State Party to undertake a mission to ascertain the state of conservation of Lamu;3. Further requests the State Party to collaborate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in the development of a programme for the rehabilitation of Lamu and to ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting with concern that several properties in islands of the Indian Ocean have been severely damaged by natural catastrophes,;2. Congratulates the Malgache authorities for their efforts to protect the property from further damage and for having informed the Secretariat of the state of conservation of the property;3. Invites Madagascar to undertake urgent restoration work to preserve the World Heritage value of the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee [19],1. Noting with satisfaction the action undertaken by the State Party to protect the property,;2. Invites the State Party, in accordance with Articles 4 and 5 of the World Heritage Convention, to take the necessary administrative measures for an in situ management of the property and to recruit a manager for the property;3. Requests ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre to organize a mission to the property, in consultation with the national authorities, in order to establish the state of conservation of the property and advise the World Heritage Committee ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Island of Gorée
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee [20],1. Recalling that all possible measures must be taken to protect the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and reaffirming support to the States Parties in their efforts to protect properties,2. Commends the State Party for the proactive initiative of undertaking an on-site investigation to assess the state of conservation of the property in February 2003 and for the subsequent adoption of the Conservation Management Plan by the Robben Island Museum Council;3. Welcomes the World Heritage Centre's efforts in mobilizing extrabudgetary resources from ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Robben Island
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee [21], 1. Having noted the very worrying state of conservation of the Kasbah, and its difficult socio-economic context,;2. Commends the Algerian authorities for having designated the Kasbah as a protected zone under the current Law, which constitutes an important step towards an effective protection of the property;3. Recognizes the urgent need to strengthen capacity of the responsible technical bodies in conservation and appreciates the support from the Italian Government in this respect, 4. Invites the State Party to rapidly proceed, in close consultation ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee [22], 1. Commends, with gratitude, the State Party for halting the implementation of the proposed new road through the Southern sector of Islamic Cairo;  1. Recognizes that this type of recurrent problem should be addressed in a global manner and preventively in the framework of a comprehensive urban conservation plan;3. Encourages the State Party to implement, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre, the recommendations of the International Symposium held in Cairo in February 2002, and particularly to:(a) designate Historic Cairo as a Special Planning ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee [23],1. Commends the State Party for its commitment towards the preservation of the Pyramid Fields, and particularly for having prevented the implementation of the proposed tunnel project;2. Encourages the State Party to provide any information concerning the development of management plans for the property to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.[23]  Decision adopted without discussion.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee [24],1. Congratulates the State Party, as well as the Ministry of Culture of Quebec, for the considerable efforts made towards the improvement of the property and its better presentation;   2. Invites the State Party to consider integrating a component for the conservation and interpretation of the archaeological sector of Byblos within the scope of the World Bank Project; 3. Recommends the Lebanese authorities to discard proposals to further extend the jetty of the port and to postpone the project for a promenade around the archaeological property until ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Byblos
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee [25],1. Congratulates the State Party, as well as the Japanese Government and the World Bank, for the efforts undertaken for the safeguard of Tyre;2. Invites the State Party to strengthen the Urban Master Plan for the city, taking into account the recommendations of the World Heritage Centre and those elaborated under the Franco-Lebanese Centre de Recherches Européennes (CEDRE) Programme for the protection of the underwater heritage;3. Requests the State Party to halt the construction work of the Institute for Islamic Research on the south side of the Old City ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee [26],1. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts undertaken for the safeguarding of the exceptional values of the ancient cities, through the integration of the Pilot Project "Safeguarding and Development of the Mauritanian World Heritage Cities" into the Project for the Safeguarding and Promotion of the Mauritanian Cultural Heritage (PSVPCM);2. Calls upon the international community to support the commitment of the Mauritanian authorities in setting up the necessary reforms to ensure the continuity of the Pilot Project activities;   3. Encourages the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having taken note of the report submitted by the State Party in March 2003, concerning the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report dated August 2000,;2. Expresses its concern regarding the information on the state of abandon of the property, the increase of offences in the old Ksar and its state of degradation, the lack of legal protection, delay in the establishment of a technical and administrative structure responsible for the property as well as in the elaboration of a management plan for its safeguarding and presentation;3. ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee [27],1. Having examined the state of conservation of the property, the progress made by the national authorities since the previous session of the World Heritage Committee, the findings and recommendations of the two UNESCO missions in October 2002 and February 2003,;2. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party for having submitted the International Assistance requests to the Committee to enhance conservation and management of the property,;3. Encouraging the State Party, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to maintain efforts to plan and ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expressing concern regarding the urban development pressure in Beijing, and the renewal of the historic and traditional urban fabric of the historic city,  2. Requests the State Party to strengthen the legal provision for the protection of the buffer zones of these World Heritage properties; 3. Encourages the Chinese authorities to continue their efforts to protect the urban historic fabric of Beijing surrounding the World Heritage properties of the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace; 4. Further ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee [28],1. Having examined the state of conservation of this property,; 2. Commends the State Party for its immediate follow-up action in addressing the disaster prevention mechanisms at all the cultural World Heritage properties in China; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to strengthen co-operation with the State Party to mobilize technical assistance for enhancing preventive conservation mechanisms for timber architectural heritage in China; 4. Requests the State Party to submit a progress report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the findings and recommendations of the UNESCO-ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring missions which were undertaken to the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace in close consultation with the Chinese authorities in October 2002 and April 2003; 2. Expresses its appreciation to the Government of China for facilitating the UNESCO-ICOMOS missions; 3. Further encourages the Chinese authorities to develop an articulated strategic programme for the conservation and rehabilitation of the historic fabric of Old Lhasa based upon an analysis of the heritage ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined the state of conservation of the property for the first time since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2002,;2. Recalling the concern at the time of inscription regarding the tourism and pilgrimage pressures facing the property,;3. While noting that the absence of a functioning comprehensive management plan has persisted in spite of the Committee's recommendation at the time of inscription of the property for the development of such plan (26 COM 23.16), expresses its appreciation to the State Party for commencing the elaboration of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee [29], 1. Having examined the state of conservation of this property,; 2. Underscores the importance of reinforcing the legal management and development control mechanisms provided under the existing 5-zone management scheme for the property; 3. Requests the State Party to evaluate and possibly redefine the World Heritage protective boundaries and management guidelines pertaining to Zones 4 and 5 taking into consideration the findings of the recent research which indicate that the mandala form of the main monument is repeated at a larger scale in the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Borobudur Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee [31],1. Having examined the state of conservation of the property for the first time since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 1998,;2. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party for examining the potential negative and irreversible impact of the construction of the Keinawa Motorway could have upon the World Heritage value of the property,;3. Encourages the State Party to continue making efforts to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the property; 4. Suggests that the concerned authorities continue their efforts in informing the local ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee [32],1. Recalling Decision 26 COM 21 (b) 54 expressing concern over the growing incidents of violation of the conservation plan of Luang Prabang (PSMV), including public works being carried out by the Urban Development Administrative Authority (UDAA) under the Asian Development Bank for Secondary Cities, undermining the World Heritage value of the Town of Luang Prabang,;2. Reiterating the fragility of these values based on the relationship between the natural and built environment, the traditional urban morphology and the fusion of traditional Lao and French ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee [33], 1. Having examined the state of conservation of the property for the first time since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2001,; 2. Takes notes,, with appreciation, of the continued support provided by the Governments of Japan and Italy to assist the national authorities in the implementation of the activities approved in the Site Management Plan; 3. Emphasizes the importance of adherence to the government-approved management plan for the property, which was included within the nomination file originally submitted to the World Heritage ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
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