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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/11EXT.COM/2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 39 COM 17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Elects the United Republic of Tanzania as Vice-Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee whose mandate will be until the end of the 40th session of the Committee (July 2016).
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/12EXT.COM/4, Decides to approve the International Assistance request from Palau entitled “Responding to the threat of feral cat introduction to the Rock Island Southern Lagoon World Heritage area”, for an amount of US$ 139,505 under the Emergency Assistance budget.
Session: 12th extraordinary session of the Committee (12 EXT.COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Country: Palau
The General Assembly, Elects H.E. Mr. Karunaratne HANGAWATTE (Sri Lanka) as Chairperson of the 19th General Assembly, Elects Mr. Hassan AL-LAWATI (Oman) as Rapporteur of the 19th General Assembly, Elects Switzerland and Zimbabwe as Vice-Chairpersons of the 19th General Assembly.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of its 19th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Elects Jamaica (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eleven States Parties Croatia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Korea (Republic of), Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and Viet Nam, as members of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
Country: Croatia Finland Kazakhstan Lebanon Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Republic of Korea Turkey Viet Nam
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/4, Recalling the amendments to Draft Resolution 19 GA 4 proposed by Brazil and other States and the debates held at the 19th General Assembly, Also recalling its Resolution 18 GA 8 and the World Heritage Committee’s decision 35 COM 12B encouraging States Parties members of the Committee not to submit nominations during their mandate, Further recalling Article 9.3 of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “States members of the Committee shall choose as their representatives persons qualified in the field of ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2011).
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2012-2013).
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/7 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2011 approved by the Senior Accountant of the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management, Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2012-2013, established by the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management; Also takes note of the Chart representing the reductions of activities as requested in Decision 37 COM 15.I taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session; Approves ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/8, WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8.A, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2014-2015; Notes the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/9, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 9A and 36 COM 9A adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively and Resolution 18 GA 8 of the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011), Appreciates the work of the open-ended working group on the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Global Strategy and the PACT Initiative carried out in 2012 and 2013 and endorses its recommendations; Notes the implementation of a number ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/10, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9 and 18 GA 11 adopted at the 17th (UNESCO, 2009) and 18th sessions (UNESCO, 2011) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, and the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision by the 18th General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO, 2011); Welcomes the progress made in the Implementation Plan of the Strategic Action Plan in particular with regards to links between the Draft Implementation Plan and the follow-up to Resolution 18 GA 8 of the General Assembly of States Parties ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/11 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.11, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5C of the World Heritage Committee taken at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012) and of the presentations made in this regard; Also notes the efforts undertaken in the framework of the implementation plans of the follow-up to the UNESCO External Auditor Report and the Strategic Action Plan 2012-2022 and urges the further ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Elects Ms Véra Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia) as Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly; Elects Dr James Wakibara (United Republic of Tanzania) as Rapporteur of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly; Elects Nepal and Palestine as Vice-Chairpersons of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-14/1 EXT.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-14/1 EXT.GA/2B, Adopts the Timetable as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-14/1EXT.GA/3 and WHC-14/1EXT.GA/INF.3, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 4 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Thanking H.E. Ambassador Jean-Frédéric Jauslin (Switzerland) and the open-ended Working Group for the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, for the work accomplished, Decides to amend its Rules of Procedure as follows (amendments are in strikethrough and in bold): Rule 13 - Procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage ...
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Elects E. Mr. MORAES CABRAL (Portugal) as Chairperson of the 20th General Assembly, Elects DANTAS DA COSTA (Brazil) as Rapporteur of the 20th General Assembly, Elects China and Palestine as Vice-Chairpersons of the 20th General Assembly.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document, as amended.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of its 20th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 19th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2013).
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2014).
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/6, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6A.Rev, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6B and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6C, Recalling Resolution 1 EXT.GA 3, adopted at its 1st extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2014), and in particular its paragraph 6 which requested the General Assembly of States Parties at its 20th ordinary session in 2015 to decide on the attribution of the floating seat for Group III or Group IV, Decides that the floating seat allocated on a rotational basis for Group III and Group IV, as defined in Rule 14.1c) of the Rules of Procedure of the General ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, WHC-15/20.GA/8 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.8, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 8 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Recalling World Heritage Committee Decisions 38 COM 13, 39 COM 11 and 39 COM 13A on the mandate of the ad hoc working group of the World Heritage Committee to further discuss and make recommendations inter alia on the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/9, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the good follow-up of most of the recommendations of the implementation as detailed in the implementation plan updated for 2014-2015 and document 196 EX/23.INF.4; Also takes note of the amendments made by the World Heritage Committee to its Rules of Procedure in order to implement recommendations 12 and 20 of the independent evaluation; Strongly urges the World Heritage Committee to continue implementing any pending requests in ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/10 and recalling document WHC-15/39.COM/13A which contains the outcomes of the ad hoc working group that examined the issues related to working methods of the evaluation and decision-making process of nomination, Recalling also Decisions 39 COM 13A and 39 COM 11, Expresses its appreciation to the German leadership and the delegates of Algeria, Finland, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Serbia, and the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as the representatives of the Advisory ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/11, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 of the General Assembly of States Parties adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities; Also takes note of the debate at the 197th session of the Executive Board on the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities and of the decision to recommend to the 38th session ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/12, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9, 18 GA 11 and 19 GA 10 adopted during the 17th (UNESCO, 2009), 18th (UNESCO, 2011) and 19th sessions (UNESCO, 2013) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, concerning the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision and the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan, including the links between the draft Implementation Plan and monitoring of the implementation plan for the recommendations of the independent evaluation, Welcomes the continuous progress ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/13 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.13, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, adopted respectively at the 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Thanks the Technical University of Brandenburg, the Government of Germany and the Government of Viet Nam for their support in the development of the draft policy document on the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention; Welcomes the work ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined documents WHC-15/20.GA/14 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.14, Takes note of Decision 39 COM 10B.5 of the World Heritage Committee concerning the launch of a reflection period on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Highlights the importance for all States Parties to actively participate in the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Calls upon all States Parties to provide extra-budgetary funding for the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 37th 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 of document ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/3A; Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/3B.Rev, 2.  Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 5A.1 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A; 4. Notes the consultations between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards the elaboration of a thematic paper proposing to States Parties general guidance regarding the management of their ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5B, 2.    Recalling Decision 36 COM 5B adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.    Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities and expresses its gratitude for the efforts undertaken; 4.    Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and also takes note of the gaps identified in the implementation of the Convention ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5C; Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D and 36 COM 12B adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Takes note of the Summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention : Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012); Acknowledges the follow-up actions already undertaken and urges to pursue efforts in the framework of the implementation plans of the UNESCO External Auditor ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5D and Document WHC-13/37 COM/INF.5D, Adopts the revised PACT strategy to improve the development of partnerships for World Heritage with the private sector, their implementation and their evaluation through adequate tools and guidelines; Requests the Secretariat to continue to report, in an analytical manner, on the implementation of the PACT strategy by submitting at each regular session of the World Heritage Committee a detailed inventory of on-going and envisaged partnerships as an Annex to the Report ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5E, Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention under the theme “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities”; Requests the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies and in the framework of the Capacity Building Strategy, to seek extrabudgetary support with a view to the possible establishment, on a biennial basis, of a recognition of a best practice in ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 9B, 36 COM 6 and 36 COM 9B , adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the progress made on the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy (WHCBS) and the capacity building activities carried out in 2012 and 2013; 4. Thanks the Government of Switzerland for its continued support for the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy; 5. Calls on all States Parties and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Documents WHC-13/37.COM/7A, WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC-13/37.COM/7B, WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add and WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add.Corr, I 2.  Expresses its utmost concern about the many conflicts which are affecting World Heritage properties and in particular the recent cases where World Heritage properties are intentionally destroyed by parties involved in the conflict, and the people in charge of their protection targeted; 3.  Takes note of the efforts of the World Heritage Centre and partners to try to ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.1 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Takes note with satisfaction of the adoption by the countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) of a Plan of Extreme Emergency Anti-Poaching in the northern zone of Central Africa as well as the agreement being validated between the Central African Republic, Chad and Cameroon to combat large-scale transfrontier poaching and launches an appeal to the States Parties concerned for this agreement ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.    Recalling Decision 36 COM 7.A.2 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.    Warmly welcomes the important progress accomplished by the State Party in the implementation of certain corrective measures since the normalization of the security situation, notably regaining control of the property by the management authority and the resumption of management and surveillance operations once again; 4.    Regrets that the State Party has ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.3 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the conclusion of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is still present but that it remains threatened by increasing anthropogenic pressures, notably uncontrolled fires, poaching, destruction of habitats on the periphery of the property, extension of agricultural and forestry practices on the boundaries ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.4 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in operations for the protection of the Park; 4.  Expresses its utmost concern as to the degradation of the security situation that has serious repercussions on the state of conservation of the property, notably the loss of control of a part of the property, the increase in organized and armed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.5 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its utmost concern about the renewed insecurity as a result of the infiltration of armed groups which has led to the suspension of surveillance in the lowland sector, covering 90% of the property; Considers that there is a significant risk that the achievements made in implementing the corrective measures will again be lost and notes that restoring security is the pre-condition for implementing the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its utmost concern regarding the alarming reduction of the elephant population by 85% compared to the number present at the time of inscription of the site on the World Heritage List, and the fact that the presence of the Northern White Rhinoceros in the property remains unconfirmed; Regrets the increase in poaching due to persistent pockets of armed groups, notably the ”Lord’s Resistance Army” (LRA) as well ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Warmly welcomes the important efforts of the State Party to secure the property and reduce large-scale poaching, notably elephants, enabling the management authority to regain control of 80% of the property; Takes note of the progress reported by the property managers and their partners concerning the participatory management of the natural resources and their involvement in the marking of the property; Considers that ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its deep concern at the continued deterioration of the security situation in the property, the total loss of control of the southern part and its buffer zone, invaded by Simba rebels, increased poaching and the reopening of artisanal mining sites and considers that if this situation continues it is likely to destroy all progress made over the past five years; Notes with concern the results of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.36 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the establishment of an inter-ministerial committee, a framework agreement with the Mining Cadaster and the progress made in the establishment of the Trust Fund, also known as "Okapi Fund"; Notes with concern the worsening of insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage properties in this region; Reiterates its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
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, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.9 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the report by the State Party that the re-gazettal of the Simien Mountains National Park in its revised boundaries is almost completed as well as the efforts to strengthen the management effectiveness of the property and to implement the recommendations of previous monitoring missions; Also welcomes the successful organization of the donor conference and requests the State Party to follow up with the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.10 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes important progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures as well as its clear political will as expressed by the Prime Minister to eliminate all illegal stocks of rosewood; 4.  Takes note of the preparatory studies which are underway to identify possible solutions and requests that the results are reviewed and discussed by the relevant ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.10 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the lack of precise information in the State Party’s report prevents a meaningful assessment of the implementation of corrective measures identified by the IUCN monitoring mission of 2005 in response to Committee decisions; 4.  Reiterates its deep concern about the serious deterioration of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property but notes with satisfaction ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.12 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with satisfaction the efforts undertaken by the State Party to reinforce the anti-poaching measures and the delineation of the property, in consultation with the neighbouring communities, and encourages the State Party to strengthenthe operational means for the mobile brigades throughout the year by establishing a special anti-poaching budget; 4.  However, expresses once ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.13 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes progress on several items previously requested by the Committee, but notes that these have not yet been finalized, and urges the State Party to continue its efforts,  namely to: a)   Finalize the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger in consultation with IUCN and the World Heritage ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.14 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the significant effort of the State Party to provide clear indication of the trends in conditions for the indicators developed for the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and to connect them to the 14 corrective measures allowing a comprehensive report on progress; 4.  Notes with appreciation that the State Party ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
Decision :   37 COM 7A.16 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.15 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Commends the State Party for the progress made in implementing certain corrective measures, but urges it to address as a matter of priority the critically important issues related to permanent cessation of the sale and lease of lands throughout the property, clear definition and strict control of development rights on existing private and leased lands, the restoration of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36COM 7A.16 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the notable progress made by the State Party in response to the updated corrective measures and towards the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4.  Encourages the State Party to consolidate the current efforts in order to be able to meet the indicators established for the removal of the property from ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A; 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.17 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012); 3.  Welcomes progress made towards the land titling for communities surrounding the property and in the provision of instruments designed to provide managed access to natural resources, and encourages the State Party to put in place further measures to provide greater tenure and livelihood security for indigenous communities and to ensure respect for their rights; 4.  Also welcomes ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.106 and 36 COM 7B.107 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Commends the State Party for having requested emergency assistance from the World Heritage Fund to implement priority actions to strengthen the protection of the Timbuktu property; 4.  Expresses its concern regarding the damage caused to the Timbuktu property, in particular to the 11 mausoleums and the door on the western side of the Djingareyberre Mosque ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.106 and 36 COM 7B.107 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Commends the State Party for its request for emergency assistance from the World Heritage Fund to implement priority actions to strengthen protection for the Tomb of Askia property; 4.  Expresses its concern with regards to the lack of maintenance of the property causing the deterioration of its architectural elements and increasing the risk of collapse of its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.18 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Welcomes the continued progress made by the State Party on preliminary work for the major reconstruction project on the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, in particular the continuing research on traditional architecture, the training of craftspeople, capacity building in skills, and pilot re-building projects, and   urges   it to continue its efforts in ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.19 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with appreciation the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and encourages it to continue its efforts, particularly in the approval and the sustained implementation of the management plan and the clarification of the boundaries of the property; 4.  Requests the State Party to provide three printed and electronic copies of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with alarm the devastating effect the de-watering has had on the archaeological remains, and urges the State Party to undertake conservation condition surveys as soon as possible and establish a prioritized treatment programme that could be implemented urgently; 4.  Also notes the need to delay immediate de-watering of the remaining archaeological areas until adequate stabilisation ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.21 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the announcement by the State Party of the cancellation of the Makhool Dam project; 4.  Requests the State Party to submit, in accordance to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines , the details of all on-going or planned interventions at the site, including the construction of the protective shelter at the Royal Cemetery; 5.  Reiterates its invitation ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-17/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.22 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Urges the State Party to pursue its efforts in implementing the recommendations of the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, and to prioritize the implementation of the following actions: a)  Develop baseline documentation, including missing architectural plans and topographic surveys, carry out a detailed conservation condition survey, b)  Undertake identified ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
I The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/ 37.COM/7A.Add 2, 2.    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 and its related protocols, 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) and on the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.5 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop proposals for corrective measures and for the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, together with a timeframe for their implementation, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and urges it to secure adequate resources and support to ensure their sustained and comprehensive implementation; 4.   Welcomes the development of the Conservation Plan and also urges the State Party to allocate the necessary resources for its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM7A.2 5 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Reiterates its request to the State Party to continue its efforts in the implementation of all the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), and requests the State Party to update the time frame for their implementation in order to achieve the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Commends the progress made by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures and on capacity building; 4.   Takes note of the concerns expressed by the State Party on the critical condition of the large Western Buddha niche; 5.   Urges the State Party to: a)   finalise the Management Plan with an overall strategy of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 3 6 COM 7A.2 7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Commends the considerable efforts made by the State Party, with the support of the international community, to address the threats that led to the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger and to implement the corrective measures; 4.   Considers that the State Party has addressed the work needed to complete the remaining ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.88 , 35 COM 7A.29 , 36 COM 7A.30 ,adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.   Welcomes the progress in the implementation of the conservation programme plan for Gelati Monastery and encourages the State Party to continue to implement all relevant conservation measures regarding Gelati Monastery, including elaboration of a management ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7A.27 , 35 COM 7A.30 and 36 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.   Acknowledges the detailed information provided by the State Party on the progress made to implement the corrective measures and urges the State Party to continue its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010); 4.   ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
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: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.93 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Also recalling the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of November 2011, 4.  Notes the information provided by the State Party that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government decided not to call in the Liverpool Waters development for consideration at the national level, and that the Liverpool City Council had granted ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.102 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the conditions at the property and the actions implemented and regrets that the report did not specifically relate information to the adopted corrective measures; 4.  Expresses its serious concern for the limited progress that has been achieved in the execution of the corrective measures and urges the State Party to ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.33 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the results of the International Expert meeting (October 2012) and urges the State Party to integrate them in a comprehensive Conservation Plan for the property, including financial estimations of costs and a precise timeframe for its implementation; 4.  Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of conservation and management ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the adopted corrective measures and urges to continue its sustained efforts so as to meet the Desired state of conservation within the expected timeframe; 4.  Requests the State Party to submit a report on the conservation strategy for decorated surfaces and its related monitoring strategy; 5.  Urges the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.35 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in addressing conservation concerns at the property and encourages it to continue such efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4.  Urges the State Party to develop and approve the Management Plan for the property, including a conservation programme with short, medium and long term ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7C , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the publication of the Guidance on the Desired State of conservation for the removal of a property from the List of World Heritage Danger (DSOCR); 4.  Requests the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies to continue supporting States Parties in developing and submitting DSOCRs for all properties included in the List of World Heritage in Danger, by its 40th session in 2016 at the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.1 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has undertaken an emergency safeguarding plan for the protected areas of Cameroon, and that this is evidenced by the assignment of agents and supplementary budgets for the property, and calls on the State Party to continue and strengthen this support; 4.  Welcomes the initiative of the State Party to revise the development plan for ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.8 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Expresses its utmost concern about the recent attacks on the part of the property situated in the Central African Republic, which lead to in the destruction and theft of most of essential materials and equipment, including vehicles and communication materials and the evacuation of the manager of the site together with the international staff and international researchers working at the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Sangha Trinational
Country: Cameroon Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.2 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Commends the State Party for the effective collaboration between the Wildlife and Forest Services and their efforts to increase stakeholder involvement in the site’s management, particularly through agreements with Community Forest Associations; 4.  Notes with concern the significant forest fire that affected the property in March 2012 and reportedly affected 10% of the Mount Kenya ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add.Corr, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.3 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Noting the statement made by the State Party of Ethiopia during the 36th session of the Committee (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) to express its concern regarding the decision by the Committee requesting Ethiopia to halt construction of the dam, 4.  Regrets that the State Party of Ethiopia has not submitted a progress report on the implementation of the actions requested in its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Expresses its concern about oil exploration activities in Lake Malawi, and considers that oil drilling poses a potentially severe risk to the integrity of the entire lake ecosystem, including the aquatic zone and shoreline of the property and reiterates that mining, oil and gas exploration and exploitation are incompatible with World Heritage status; 3.  Urges the State Party of Malawi to ensure that no oil exploration or exploitation is carried out in Lake Malawi until a full ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.5 and 35 COM 7B.5 , adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively, 3.  Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in securing the support of all stakeholders for the proclamation of the property under national legislation, and requests the State Party to complete the proclamation process as soon as possible and to notify the World Heritage Centre when this has been completed; 4.  Takes note of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Vredefort Dome
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,  2.  Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5 and 36 COM 8B.43 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the anti-poaching measures initiated by the State Party as well as the reinstatement of the retention scheme and requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible a report on the efficiency of these measures; 4.  Takes note of the fact that no official notification has been made to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism on any proposed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Decision:       37 COM 7B.8 The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.         Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.         Commends the State Party for its rapid response to the letter from the World Heritage Centre and for the exemplary management of the property; 4.         Requests the State Party ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.11 , adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.  Commends the State Party for its rapid response to the letter from the World Heritage Centre and for the exemplary management of the property; 4.  Requests the State Party to take all necessary measures to ensure that the mining activities undertaken in the region of the property do not have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and reiterates that mining ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
Decision:       37 COM 7B.9 The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.         Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3.         Welcomes the State Party’s formal pledge to conservation of the property through reconfirming commitment to the full implementation of the 2008 Cabinet Decrees addressing the various challenges facing the property; 4.         Notes the challenging period the State Party is facing which hindered its ability to activate and follow up on the agreed strategies and actions ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party with the Strategic Assessment and reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure that the assessment and the resulting long-term plan for the sustainable development of the property are completed against defined criteria for success, fully address direct, indirect and cumulative impacts on the reef and lead to concrete measures to ensure the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.10 , adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Expresses its satisfaction about the preliminary results of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan which show that no rodents have been detected since June 2011, that the vegetation has been re-established and that seabirds returned to breed in previously affected areas and notes the on-going efforts of the State Party to implement measures to mitigate the dieback of the Macquarie Cushion ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Macquarie Island
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B. 9 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with concern that the depth and quality of the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) appear to be incompatible with the scale and complexity of the planned hydropower development that may affect the property; 4.  Also notes with concern that preparatory construction has advanced in the absence of approved EIAs in several locations, and reiterates its request to the State Party not to proceed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 3 5 COM 7B.1 5 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note that the State Party did not submit its report by 1 February 2013 , and notes the information provided by the State Party in its report of 22 May 2013; 4.  Notes with serious concern the State Party’s intent to proceed with the construction of the Lake Habema – Nduga – Kenyem road without undertaking a Strategic Environmental ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.         Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.         Commends the State Party for passing the Protected Areas Act 2010 and for drafting the 2009 Rennell-Bellona Province Lake Tegano Heritage Park Ordinance, and urges the State Party to apply both of these instruments to the East Rennell property as soon as possible to ensure full and strict legal protection of the property; 4.         Reiterates its request to the State Party to immediately ban ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Extends its deepest condolences to the family of the guard killed during operations conducted to protect the property; 4.  Notes with concern that implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, to address impacts from expansion works on Highway 304, particularly along the sections of the highway within the property, have not been undertaken and no timeline for completion has ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.20 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes that the State Party is yet to submit the plan for the sustainable use of the Cua Van Cultural Centre, and requests the State Party to submit this and other recently developed management related plans to the World Heritage Centre and urges the State Party to expedite any measures included in the plan to ensure sustainable use of the Centre and to limit tourism impacts on the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.18 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes that a proposed amendment to the management plan of Pirin National Park which would allow further skiing developments within the buffer zone of the property, is currently under consideration by the State Party; 4.  Requests the State Party to ensure that the proposed amendment is in line with the 2010 Strategy for Sustainable Nature Tourism and that an appropriate monitoring ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Notes with serious concern the plans to drill and hydraulically fracture (frack) three onshore-to-offshore test wells in the immediate vicinity of the property which could impact the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and in particular the integrity of the property as a result of pollution, industrial infrastructure and shocks to geological formations; 3.  Urges the State Party to complete the Environmental Impact Assessment process to review the potential impacts on the OUV of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Gros Morne National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.         Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.19 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.         Takes note of the fact that the gas prospection license has not been renewed so far and considers that any exploratory drilling would require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which would need to assess its potential impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, in particular its marine ecosystems, and be submitted to the World Heritage Committee for review; 4.         ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 34COM 8B.4 , adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3.  Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party in the preparation of a management plan and the implementation of a strategy to combat invasive alien species, and requests the State Party to provide all the technical and financial resources for the effective long-term implementation of these mechanisms, and to undertake the necessary measures to remove the cattle from the property; 4.  Also ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.21 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with concern that the State Party reports that potential threats on the property from adjacent areas are getting more significant every year and regrets that the State Party does not provide sufficiently detailed information on trends in wildlife populations inside the property, nor on the implementation of several of the recommendations of the 2007 reactive monitoring ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined  Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.22 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the State Party’s decision to close down the Baikalsk Paper and Pulp Mill (BPPM), as well as the brief outline of a closure plan and timeframe which was submitted to the World Heritage Centre including the measures foreseen to address the industrial legacy of the plant; 4.  Urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014 ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Expresses its concern about the changes in the legal protection of the property which make it possible to develop large scale tourism infrastructure on the Lagonaki Plateau situated within the property boundaries and reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure that no large scale ski or tourism infrastructure is built within the property; 4.  Though the State Party ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.24 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Taking note of the information recently received from the State Party that confirms major progress made in preparation of a proposal for significant modifications of the boundaries of the property aiming to clarify the legal status of all the components of the property and its extension of the property by 215 000 ha of unique virgin forests and also takes note of the intention of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Expresses its utmost concern about a new decree 212 N 202 dated 2 August 2012 of the Republic of Altai which allows the “construction and exploitation of linear objects as well as structures that are an integral part of the process”, which weakens the legal provisions protecting the property and recalls that in accordance with Paragraph 180 of the Operational ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 8B.13 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Expresses its concern about the level of threats which might be affecting the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property and about the lack of adequate management response to address those pressures; 4.  Requests the State Party of Slovakia to ensure that a comprehensive vision for development around the Slovak component of the property and practical guidance for achieving an ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Germany Slovakia Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.27 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made in response to the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN/RAMSAR mission conducted in 2011 and requests the State Party to continue these efforts; 4.  Reiterates its concern about the cumulative impacts of a number of threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, in particular the possible deepening dredging of Guadalquivir ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7C , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not keep the Committee fully informed about the Runkerry golf resort development prior to any decisions being taken that are difficult to reverse, in line with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to halt the proposed golf resort development project until its potential impact on the Outstanding ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.30 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Reiterates its concern that the majority of the Chapada dos Veadeiros component of this serial property continues to no longer benefit from National Park status, and that its integrity is no longer guaranteed; 4.  Recognizes the positive actions undertaken by the State Party to develop new conservation units to restore some of the legal protection that has been lost, and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.31 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Commends the States Parties for the progress achieved in strengthening transboundary cooperation in the management of the property; 4.  Regrets that construction of the Bonyic dam has continued without prior consideration of the results of the on-going Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and urges the States Parties to complete it as a matter of priority and in line with ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
Decision: 37 COM 7B.31  The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.33 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Requests the State Party to urgently finalize a draft Management Plan for the Special Zone of Marine Protection, adopt it and initiate its implementation, and to start with the independent Management Effectiveness Evaluation in order to inform the effective management for both Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection; 4. Reiterates its request to ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.34 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Also recalling the State Party’s intervention at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), in which it committed to a strict moratorium on further development within the property, 4.  Further recalling the repeatedly stated concerns by the World Heritage Committee that the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) may already have been significantly, and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.54 , adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3.  Expresses its grave concern regarding the Alembe-Mikouyi Road Development Project that could have an impact on the property, as well as the lack of information provided to the World Heritage Centre concerning the implementation of the main recommendations of Decision 31 COM 8B.54 , notably those regarding the establishment of a management authority, the approval of the law on the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Country: Gabon
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Commends the State Party for its efforts in the protection and conservation of the property in the difficult context of armed conflict in the northern regions of Mali; 3.  Expresses its concern about the problems arising from the crisis and linked to the shutdown of cultural tourism which is one of the most important sources of income for local communities, the decline of cultural identities due to the crisis, and the resurgence of the phenomenon of illicit trafficking and sale of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.42, 34 COM 7B.42, 35 COM 7B.38 and 36 COM 7B.39 , adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Expresses its deep concern that no strong and decisive action has been taken to implement the Emergency Action Plan drawn up in 2009 or the Revised Action Plan developed by the Advisory Mission of 2012, as a means of addressing threats to the property that have ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.40 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning progress on the updating of the Management Plan and the development of a Disaster Risk Management Plan and a Reconstruction Policy; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to prioritise the development of a Disaster Risk Management Plan and a Reconstruction Policy and to finalize the updating of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.17 adopted at the 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party, in particular the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone; 4.  Notes with satisfaction the inscription of all the outstanding monuments and sites of the property on the National Heritage List, the establishment of the local Management Committee, the institutionalisation of the Heritage Centre, an improved functioning ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.41 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes the results of the mission that the Church Museum when completed will not have an adverse visual impact on specific views within the property if a screen of tall trees is maintained and the building façade is slightly modified as recommended by the mission; and requests the State Party to submit the final plans to the World Heritage Centre as soon as possible; 4.  ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 20 COM 7D.64/65 , adopted at its 20th session (Merida, 1996), 3.  Expresses its concern over the Kuraz Sugar Cane Development Projects, which may have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Lower Valley of the Omo, if located within or near the property; 4.  Regrets that the State Party has not replied to the World Heritage Centre’s letters regarding its official position and clarification on the projects and their ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lower Valley of the Omo
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the documentation submitted by the State Party in regard to the Lamu Port – South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor and the new Lamu Port and Metropolis Development Project and also for the Management Plan for the property; 4.  Reiterates its deep concern about the likely negative impact of the LAPSSET corridor and the new Lamu Port and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.44 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the actions implemented by the State Party at the property; 4.  Notes with deep concern the existing conservation conditions, including the recent collapse of historic buildings, and the limited progress that has been made in past years to address them; 5.  Urges the State Party, within the framework of the UNESCO Mali Action Plan adopted on ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.43 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes with satisfaction the progress accomplished by the State Party with regard to the financial consolidation of its tourism development projects for Saint-Louis and its region, with an important percentage to be allocated to the conservation of the property; 4.  Expresses its deep concern with regard to the continued degradation of the historic urban fabric and the construction of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.48 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges that archaeological advice will be provided to oversee the mitigation measures associated with the impact of open-cast coal mining on archaeological sites associated with the Mapungubwe Kingdom; 4.  Notes the progress made in establishing a buffer zone for the property that will cover land to the east of the boundary, and progress with the establishment of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Acknowledges the submission by the State Party of a study on the “Situation assessment of the surface water and groundwater resource environments in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site”, undertaken in accordance with best practice and reflecting current scientific knowledge; 3.  Notes with satisfaction progress made by the State Party in implementing the recommendations of the study; 4.  Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.51 and 35 COM 7B.46 , adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively, 3.  Takes note of the progress made by the State Party in implementing the plan for the protection and enhancement of the property and its protected area; 4.  Also takes note of the State Party’s invitation of an advisory mission to the property and reiterates its request to submit to the World Heritage Centre an ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.47 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning measures taken to protect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and commend s its commitment for securing substantial funding for the urgently needed rehabilitation and conservation work on the urban fabric; 4.  Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts through the implementation of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 32 COM 8B.54 and 33 COM 7B.53 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3.  Commends the State Party for its commitment to the conservation and protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property including its conditions of integrity, and for its close cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards the identification of alternative solutions of the route of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.50 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes the information provided by the State Party on the implementation of projects at the property and urges the State Party to reduce interventions at the property to only essential stabilization works until the integrated management plan is fully developed and adopted; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party, in accordance to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.51 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes that the State Party has established a management mechanism; 4.  Requests the State Party to consider the boundaries of the property as proposed by the UNESCO Urban Regeneration of Historic Cairo Project (URHC) team, to be submitted to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2015 ; 5.  Notes with concern the information provided by the State Party and the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.49 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the implementation of conservation and management measures to address existing conditions at the property; 4.  Urges the State Party to sustain on-going efforts, with particular attention to the following: a)  Finalize the delineation of the buffer zone and develop adequate regulatory measures to ensure its protection, ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.50 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note of the progress in the implementation of conservation and monitoring measures at the Stylite tower and requests the State Party to provide additional technical details about these measures to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies; 4.  Urges the State Party to complete the management plan which must include a comprehensive conservation plan as well ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.52 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the comprehensive information provided by the State Party on the implementation of actions to address pressing conservation and management concerns and urges it to continue with the systematic implementation of the 2012-2014 Action Plan; 4.  Takes note of the September 2012 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and also urges that the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.54 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Commends the State Party for the progress made in the reinforcement of the protection and conservation of the property as well as the implementation of other measures recommended by the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of January 2007; 4.  Thanks all the donors and partners which have technically and financially supported the State Party in its efforts towards ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.55 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the on-going actions taken to implement the recommendations made by the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, but expresses its concern about the lack of information on the current state of conservation of the property; 4.  Urges the State Party to launch the conservation and recovery measures of the sites vandalised in 2009, as identified in the 2011 ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.56 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the establishment of the national conservation programme and the enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage of the Ancient Towns and the creation of a fund to finance all the conservation activities and enhancement of the property, 4.  Also notes the progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of some of its recommendations; 5.  Reiterates ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.57 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit neither the report nor detailed topographical maps of the five component parts of the property, as requested; 4.  Expresses its concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and about the implementation of the recommendations of the 2011 mission; 5.  Urges the State Party to implement the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country and the loss of human lives; 3.  Takes note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and expresses its utmost concern at the damage occurred and threats facing these properties; 4.  Considers that the optimal conditions are not present anymore to ensure the conservation and protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.60 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit the report in time as requested; 4.  Expresses its concern at the apparent continuing vulnerabilityf the property as a result of the current difficult situation; 5.  Urgently calls upon the international community to support the State Party, in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, in ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B. 64 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Takes note of the progress made in addressing the continuing inadequacy of the current management system in providing effective protection of, and addressing potential threats to, the attributes that  maintain the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; Also takes note of the State Party’s efforts to establish appropriate legal and planning instruments to protect, inter alia, the visual linkages between ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Centre of Macao
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.62 , adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3.  Notes with concern that a project to raise the Yuzhen Palace above the levels of the raised Danjiangkou Reservoir was planned in 2007 and implemented since 2012 without details being provided to the World Heritage Committee,  in accordance with Paragraph 172 of Operational Guidelines ; 4.  Also notes that as result of the project, the Yuzhen Palace will become an island within the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.66 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the steps taken by the State Party to address the removal of debris of the collapsed bridge and the relocation of the vehicular bridge outside of the property; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the completed Integrated Management Plan together with a synthesis and a prioritisation of existing recommendations and intentions, for ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.62 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a state of conservation report that addresses the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session; 4.  Notes the results of the May 2013 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property and encourages the State Party to implement its recommendations, with particular attention ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.23 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not provide a state of conservation report as requested; 4.  Reiterates its requests to the State Party to urgently revise the Meydan-e Atiq project, in particular its north-western corner in the immediate vicinity of the Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan, in a way that will: a)  not foresee any structural connection between the new ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party, in particular concerning the actions that have been taken to reduce the potential negative impact of the new mosque construction on the setting of the property; 3.  Requests the State Party to: a)  Submit detailed drawings of the latest mosque design, including the proposed exterior infrastructure, to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, b)  Involve key stakeholders, including national ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Country: Kazakhstan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,  2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.66 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the State Party’s progress in finding an alternative route for the new Tilganga-Tamranganga tunnel and road; 4.  Encourages the State Party to submit details of alternative routes for the road to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, at the earliest opportunity, preferably at the concept stage and before irreversible commitments are made; 5.  Notes the adoption of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in addressing the conservation issues of the property but expresses its concerns that significant threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property have yet to be fully addressed; 4.  Encourages the State Party to invite an ICOMOS/ICCROM advisory mission to the property to assist in the following: a)  Develop a ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.72 , 35 COM 7B.78 and 36 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Regrets that the State Party has provided limited or no response to the decisions of the Committee and expresses its concern that no details have been given on the following: a)  the revised port development project and its Heritage Impact Assessment or of its proposed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.79 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the progress made by the State Party with the development of the GIS database as part of the development of the Management Plan; 4.  Requests the State Party, as a matter of urgency, to complete the Management Plan and implement it as soon as it is finalized and to establish a Steering Committee for the property to ensure its proper management and conservation; 5.  Also ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.69 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the submission of the Management Plan and commends the efforts by State Party to address the issues affecting the property; 4.  Considers that the management framework and conservation principles for restoration and conservation presented in the Management Plan provide a clear and sound basis for preservation of the property and its buffer zone; 5.  Urges ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.82 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the details of illegal buildings provided by the State Party for both Berat and Gjirokastra, and expresses its serious concern about its scale in Gjirokastra and the lack of progress in developing and implementing an Action Plan to deal with these violations; 4.  Also notes the lack of adequate legal tools that would stop illegal interventions, urges the State Party to approve and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.84 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property took place in September 2012 and requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission; 4.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on 31 May 2013 concerning the new project proposed in and around the Intercontinental Hotel, urges the State Party to provide the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.83 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the results of the April 2013 ICOMOS advisory mission to the property, invited by the State Party; 4.  Takes note of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the hydroelectric power plant Lehne and information provided by the State Party concerning a number of proposed new projects which may constitute negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); 5.  ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.87 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of its previous decisions and urges the State Party to adopt and implement the Management Plan; 4.  Takes note of the results of the November 2012 ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property and requests the State Party to implement its recommendations, in particular: a)  Approve effective legislative and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient City of Nessebar
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.92 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the important progress in identifying micro-organisms responsible for the mould outbreak, and in stabilising of the atmospheric conditions through limiting access; 4.  Notes that these steps forward will be followed by further work on the hydro-climatic conditions starting in 2013, for the recording and mapping of areas most severely affected, which could lead to development of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.87, 35 COM 7B.93 and 35 COM 8E , adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively, 3.  Notes the State Party’s decision not to pursue the plan to construct a bridge across the Rhine River in the vicinity of St Goar and St Goarshausen for the remaining legislative period, which is due to end in 2016, and to implement an extended ferry service on a trial basis until 2016 instead; 4.  Also notes the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.95 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the recent withdrawal of demolition and development schemes in the Jewish quarter and Becsi Street but notes with concern the deteriorating condition of existing historic buildings; 4.  Welcomes the new World Heritage legislation that took effect on 1 January 2012, and the statutory underpinning of World Heritage management plans; 5.  Also notes the reorganization ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.96 and 36 COM 7C , adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Takes note of the numerous initiatives put in place by the State Party, including the “Great Pompeii Project”, supported by the European Commission, and the “Towards a system of Governance” project; 4.  Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property took place ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.77 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the emergency response provided by the State Party and commends the authorities for the steps undertaken for the safeguarding of the property; 4.  Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS advisory mission to the property, invited by the State Party, took place in October 2012; 5.  Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.81 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the conclusions and recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, and thanks the Director-General of UNESCO for endorsing the recommendations of the mission; 4.  Notes with satisfaction the comprehensive documentation provided by the State Party in response to the mission’s recommendations; 5.  Requests ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Alto Douro Wine Region
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.83 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes the progress made by the State Party in the conservation and protection of the Church of the Transfiguration and on the Church of the Intercession and urges it to sustain these efforts in timely manner and secure the necessary resources to ensure that no further loss of fabric and design features, which could constitute a threat to the property, occurs; 4.  Takes note of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.84 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report in 2012 or 2013 despite the requests of the Committee at its 35th and 36th sessions and that therefore the concerns raised by the 2012 reactive monitoring mission have not been addressed; 4.  Urges the State Party to strengthen the national and regional legislative and regulatory protection for the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.107 and 36 COM 7B.86 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report; 4.  Takes note of the steps the State Party is making towards developing legal measures for the protection of World Heritage cultural properties, as well as for the establishment of a “Committee on the conservation of the spiritual, cultural and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35COM 7B.105 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note of the efforts the State Party is making towards to developing legal measures for the protection of World Heritage properties; 4.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report; 5.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines , all project ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.88 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes the progress with finalising and approving Special Protection Plans for sectors of the Conjunto Histórico, due for completion in 2013; 4.  Also notes that the buffer zone will be completely covered by these Plans which should provide it with adequate protection; 5.  Further notes that for the wider setting, the local authorities will be tasked with establishing ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.89 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Take notes of the results of the 2012 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and requests the State Party to implement its recommendations and to duly proceed with the annual review of the Management Plan; 4.  Acknowledges the commitment of the State Party to halt work on the Golden Horn Bridge for a year in order to consider ways of further improving its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.36 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the progress made by the State Party with regards to the Management Plan and takes note of the information regarding its approval and imminent implementation; 4.  Also takes note that the State Party intends to revise this Management Plan and requests it to ensure, within the framework of the revision process that: a)  the actions listed in the Management Plan, ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.113 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the halting of the development of the Citadel and Bernadine monastery, the adoption of the Integrated Concept for the Redevelopment of the Centre of L´viv and of the Regulations for placing announcements in the city of L’viv, and the completion of the digitised mapping of the property; 4.  Takes note of the 2012 reactive monitoring mission and urges the State Party ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.90 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes that a moratorium on all high-rise and non-conforming buildings is under consideration by Kiev City Council and supported by the Ministry of Culture and reiterates its request to the State Party to implement such a moratorium and to take all necessary measures, including the development of appropriate regulations to ensure that there are no adverse impacts to the Outstanding ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 30 COM 8B.50, 34 COM 8E, and 36 COM 7B.94 , adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Also recalling past decisions regarding mining in World Heritage properties as well as the International Council on Mining and Metals’ (ICMM) Position Statement on Mining and Protected Areas to “not explore or mine in World Heritage properties”, 4.  Notes the information ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.92 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Expresses its concern about the proposed developments at Elizabeth House, Nine Elms Regeneration Development and Vauxhall Island Site and their potential adverse impact on the setting and views of the property and urges the State Party to ensure that these proposals are not approved in their current form and that they be revised in line with the concerns raised by English ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.96 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information submitted by the State Party and regrets that insufficient details were provided to comprehensively assess the current factors affecting the property; 4.  Reiterates its requests the State Party to: a)  Clarify whether Article 6 of Supreme Decree 27787 of October 2004 has been modified and if the moratorium on all exploration, extraction and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.119 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes with satisfaction the adoption of the Presidential Decree of September 2011, creating the Centre of Archaeological and Anthropological Research and Management of Tiwanaku (CIAAAT); 4.  Also notes the results of the International Meeting of experts held at Tiwanaku, Bolivia in August 2012 and organized within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project to define ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.97 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2012 reactive monitoring mission and notes with concern that the legal, technical and institutional requests were not sufficiently addressed; 4.  Urges the State Party to: a)  Finalize the review of the Preservation Plan of the Brasilia Urban ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37COM/7B, 2.  Takes note of the comprehensive information submitted by the State Party but regrets that the information was submitted almost a year after having been requested; 3.  Also regrets that the shopping mall was constructed, given its impact on the setting and skyline of Castro; 4.  Requests the State Party to invite, as soon as possible, a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to address the following elements: a)  The definition of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Takes note of the coordinating meeting organized by the National Monuments Council on 6 December 2012 with stakeholders and also notes the efforts made by national and municipal authorities to submit the plans and comprehensive technical documentation; 3.  Further notes the active role of the civil society in the preservation of the values of the seaport city of Valparaiso and its contribution to create a social dialogue for the conservation of the property; 4.  Notes the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.123 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the actions carried out in response to the decisions made by the World Heritage Committee and urges the State Party to continue its work, with particular attention to: a)  Formal establishment of the buffer zone at Santo Domingo East and approval of regulations for construction heights, b)  Approval and implementation of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.124 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2010), 3.  Takes notes of the information provided by the State Party on the actions implemented in terms of enhancing the conservation and management of the property; 4.  Also takes note of the submission by the State Party of a Heritage Impact Assessment, including technical, environmental and social studies concerning the option of the two metro stations in the historical centre; 5.  ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party, the World Heritage Centre and the World Bank concerning the measures undertaken to implement the decisions of the World Heritage Committee and acknowledges the efforts made by the Institute for the Preservation of National Heritage (ISPAN) to ensure the safeguarding of the property; 4.  Thanks the Government of Spain ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Country: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.100 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided concerning the actions being implemented for the conservation of the property, and the decision made by the State Party to proceed with the construction of the aerodrome at Rio Amarillo and requests the State Party to ensure that the construction of the runway be limited to 1200 meters in order to avoid any possible impacts on the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Maya Site of Copan
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.141, 34 COM 7B.113, 35 COM 7B.130, 36 COM 7B.103 , adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, and its concern that the construction of the Cinta Costera Phase III (Maritime Viaduct) would irreversibly impact on the property, Also recalling the state of conservation reports and reactive monitoring mission reports of March 2009, March 2010 and October 2010 that underscored ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.104, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the actions taken to implement the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee and reiterates its concern that measures to ensure the conservation and protection of the property continue to be at the planning stages; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize the following documents for submission to ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.134, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2010 reactive monitoring mission and encourages it to continue with these efforts, in particular regarding the establishment of a fully functional and resourced management system for the property; 4.  Takes note of large scale projects being implemented and requests the State Party ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
 World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 34 COM 8B.6, 35 COM 7B.42, 35 COM 7B.63, 35 COM 7B.67, 35 COM 7B.68, 35 COM 7B.69, 35 COM 7B.73, 35 COM 7B.88, 35 COM 7B.94, 35 COM 7B.98, 35 COM 7B.102, 35 COM 7B.106, 35 COM 7B.109, 35 COM 7B.122, 35 COM 7B.127, 35 COM 7B.128, 35 COM 7B.131 and 35 COM 7B.133 , adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively, 3.  Takes note with satisfaction  of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Agra Fort Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Churches of Moldavia City of Cuzco Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery Fatehpur Sikri Historic Centre of Český Krumlov Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa Island of Gorée Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Monte San Giorgio Old Town of Lijiang Prambanan Temple Compounds San Agustín Archaeological Park Taj Mahal Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape Vilnius Historic Centre Works of Antoni Gaudí
Country: China Colombia Czechia Hungary India Indonesia Italy Lithuania Malaysia Mexico Peru Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7C, 2.  Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7C and 36 COM 7C , adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Expresses its appreciation to the Flemish Government for its support in establishing the online “State of Conservation Information System of World Heritage properties”; 4.  Welcomes the contribution of the Information System to the improved transparency of World Heritage Reactive Monitoring and informed decision-making ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/8A , 2.  Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for the regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and of long term planning of its development; 3.  Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/8B, 2.  Approves the name change to Old Havana and its Fortification as proposed by the Cuban authorities. The name of the property in English becomes Old Havana and its Fortification System.
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Old Havana and its Fortification System
Country: Cuba
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