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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