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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for receiving the Second High Level Mission;2. Notes with grave concern that the traditional elements of heritage of six of the seven Monument Zones had been partially or significantly lost since the time of inscription, resulting in a general loss of authenticity and integrity of the property as a whole;3. Notes furthermore with concern that although the responsibleconcerned authorities have made efforts with some positive results, the threat of uncontrolled development has persisted, which continuously ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalling decision 26 COM 21(b) 62 taken by the Committee at its 26th session in 2002,;2. Notes with regret that the report on the state of conservation requested by the Committee from the State Party was not received in time for the examination by the Committee at its 27th session in 2003;3. Regrets that the construction of the new Maya Devi Temple has been completed in spite of the grave concerns expressed by the Committee at its 26th session;4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide information concerning the management mechanisms which ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party and the World Heritage Centre on the state of conservation of the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple;2. Congratulates the State Party on the decision to withdraw the proposal to build a new structure within the vicinity of the World Heritage property of Seokguram Grotto to ensure the conservation of the authenticity and integrity of the heritage area and in particular, the pristine natural setting of the property.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
Country: Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee [34],1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party, CRATerre (Centre Régional pour l'architecture en terre) and the World Heritage Centre for their continued co-operation to enhance conservation and management of this large property;2. Requests the State Party to strengthen the legal protection and management mechanism to safeguard the extensive property, especially to prevent looting of excavated archaeological areas, particularly necropolises, and to enhance communication among the various international teams working on-site, which ideally should be ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
Country: Turkmenistan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting with concern the findings and recommendations of the UNESCO expert following the urgent request of the State Party to assess the state of conservation of the Ak Sarai Palace and other main buildings within Shakhrisyabz,;2. Recalling that at the time of the inscription on the World Heritage List, the State Party had assured the World Heritage Committee on plans to elaborate a comprehensive conservation and management plan to strengthen the conservation process at this property,  3. Recalling further that no international assistance has been made ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expressing its appreciation to the Austrian authorities for their strong commitment to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the considerable efforts in finding a suitable solution in close collaboration with ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre,;2. Acknowledges the establishment of a management plan for the Historic Centre of Vienna;3. Further acknowledges the decision of the city authorities to revise the design of the "Wien-Mitte" project and to launch an architectural competition on city planning and to amend the relevant building ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee [35],1. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party and the authorities in Salzburg and ICOMOS for their collaboration concerning this project,   2. Requests the State Party and City of Salzburg to further collaborate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in the future development and review of the project; 3. Further requests the State Party to provide an up-dated report 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. [35]  ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Regrets that it was not informed at the time of inscription in 2000 that an earthquake had just taken place;2. Acknowledging the recent efforts of the national authorities to address the issues of conservation at the property,;3. Welcomes the newly signed Presidential Decree as an important step towards the legal protection and future safeguarding of the property;4. Notes with concern the state of conservation of the property and expresses its deepest concerns over the considerable loss of authenticity due in part to the earthquake in 2000 and to the urban ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee [36],1. Taking note of the report transmitted by the State Party and of the fact that an extension of the World Heritage property in order to better protect the World Heritage area is to be submitted for examination,;2. Congratulates the State Party on the actions undertaken in accordance with the recommendations made by the ICOMOS mission and by the 25th session of the Committee in 2001;3. Requests the State Party to continue working in close consultation with ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre for the implementation of the rest of the actions foreseen in ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee [37],1. Taking note of the development of the project for the re-establishment of the maritime character of the Mont-Saint-Michel prepared by the State Party,;2. Congratulates the State Partym for their continuing commitment to the protection of the World Heritage property;3. Recommends to the State Party that it takes into account the needs of the residents of the Mont-Saint-Michel in the implementation of the project,4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue working with the State Party and to keep the Committee informed. [37] Decision adopted ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalling the decision taken at the 26th session of the Committee in 2002 (26 COM 21 (b) 46), to carry out a mission to the property and for a report to be provided by the State Party,2. Reminds the State Party of its responsibilities as described in Article 6 of the World Heritage Convention to ensure the preservation and conservation of World Heritage properties;3. Urgently requests the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and the State Party to work closely together to ensure timely organisation of a joint mission and for a detailed report to be ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee [38],1. Noting the information provided by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS on the current situation at the property,;2. Recalling paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, inviting States Parties to provide information to the World Heritage Centre in case of major planning decisions affecting a World Heritage property,; 3. Requests the State Party and City of Cologne to collaborate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in the review of the building plans;4. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to arrange a mission to the property in ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Cologne Cathedral
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee [39],1. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party for the report and the decision to change the plans for the projects on the market square,;2. Requests the State Party and the City of Lübeck to collaborate with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in the development of the plans for the buildings; ;3. Further requests the State Party to provide an updated report 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. [39]  Decision ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Country: Germany
1. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party for the information on the Havel Project,;2. Expressing concern regarding the impact of the fire at Glienicke Castle,; 3. Requests the State Party to keep the Committee informed of any future development of the "Havel Waterway Improvement Project" and to provide up-dated information 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. [40]  Decision adopted without ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee [41],1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for the information provided on the Elbe Waterway Project;2. Expresses concern for the degradation of the natural environment and the buildings of the Garden Kingdom due to the flooding; 3. Requests the State Party to provide information to the World Heritage Centre should the authorities of Saxony-Anhalt take any steps towards continuing the Elbe construction project. 4. Further requests the State Party to provide information to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the current conditions and the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee,1. Regrets that the Greek authorities did not provide the report requested by 1 February 2003 until 2 July 2003;2. Recalls its request (26 COM 21 (b) 49) that the State Party give urgent consideration to a redefinition of the buffer zone in order to better protect the visual setting of the monument;3. Further recalls its request (26 COM 21 (b) 49) that the State Party provide information on any development projects, which may impact on the visual integrity of the World Heritage property and undertake a visual impact study, notably concerning the property of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Acropolis, Athens
Country: Greece
The World Heritage Committee,1. Regrets that the State Party has not provided the information requested on the municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the World Heritage property;2. Recalling paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, inviting States Parties to provide information to the World Heritage Centre in case of major planning decisions affecting a World Heritage property,;3. Urges the State Party to provide the information requested, including an Environmental Impact Assessment at the earliest opportunity; 4. Requests UNESCO and ICOMOS to undertake a mission in ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
Country: Ireland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting the information provided by the Latvian authorities on the construction project within the buffer zone,; 2. Recalls the protective provisions of the World Heritage Convention and its Operational Guidelines;3. Acknowledges the adoption of the Law on the Preservation and Protection of Riga's Historical centre in April 2003; and urges the State Party to implement it;4. Considers that any high-rise development at the waterfront is not appropriate for Riga's flat urban situation, and that currently one construction project is ongoing, and its complete ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Centre of Riga
Country: Latvia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalling the decision taken at its 26th session in 2002 (26 COM 21 (b) 57) concerning the Curonian Spit,;2. Further recalling Article 6.3 of the World Heritage Convention, which states that "each State Party to this Convention undertakes not to take any deliberate measures which might damage directly or indirectly the cultural and natural heritage... situated on the territory of other States Parties of this Convention",;3. Urges both State Parties to work co-operatively on the project's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), preparation of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for its efforts in prolonging the Strategic Programme for the Oświęcim Area; 2. Notes the additional information provided by the Polish authorities on the Programme and other activities at the property;3. Urges the national and local authorities to prepare the management plan in collaboration with UNESCO and ICOMOS;4. Acknowledges with appreciation the financial support provided by the State Party of Israel; 5. Requests an updated report to be provided by the State Party of Poland to the World Heritage Centre by ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
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