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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction the projects carried out by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular the rehabilitation of degraded or dilapidated houses and the securization of the archaeological sites, the measures to combat water erosion, development of a section of the banks, as well as enhancement and awareness-raising measures; Congratulates the State Party for the development of the new ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction the progress achieved in the implementation by the State Party of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session, in a continuingly difficult context in northern Mali, notably the rehabilitation and safeguarding work of the three mosques, the private libraries and the museums, the El-Farouk monument and the development of Independence Square, and also the extension of the HERI-AB; Congratulates the State ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of the progress recorded (or carried out) in the implementation by the State Party of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session, in a continuing difficult security context in northern Mali, in particular the restoration and improvement of the physical components of the property, the action to combat water erosion, the clean-up activity and the construction of the enclosure wall, and encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress made in the reconstruction of the Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga and that the work is on track to be completed in 2019, and notes the importance of funds being released from the Japanese extrabudgetary project as a matter of urgency in order to implement the disaster management system; Also welcomes the progress made in developing a disaster risk strategy, appropriate management structure, draft management plan and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Continues to express great concern regarding the state of conservation of the property and the low level of implementation of the recommended corrective measures; Notes that a scientific committee to study the threats to the property arising from the rise of the groundwater level and elaborate a project to address them, has been established, and urgently requests the State Party to: Devise an action plan to address the rise of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its very grave concern about the state of conservation of the property following the armed conflict and intentional destructive acts; Notes with concern the continuing lack of information on the state of conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit a report on the rapid emergency ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the damage assessment undertaken by the Iraqi authorities and underlines the need for a detailed damage assessment followed by a comprehensive project for the conservation and protection of the property; Encourages the State Party to pursue efforts to protect the property, despite the difficult prevailing situation, and in particular to prevent looting and further damages to the property, as outlined at the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its very grave concern about the state of conservation of the property following intentional destructive acts; Notes with concern the continuing lack of information on the state of conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Reiterates its request that the State Party submit a copy of the Samarra Department of Antiquities’ ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having considered document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2 and the Annex attached to this decision, Recalling its previous decisions concerning the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, Decides that the status of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls relating to the World Heritage List remains unchanged as reflected in Decision 41 COM 7A.36 of the last World Heritage Committee, --- ANNEX The World Heritage Committee 42nd session of the Committee (42 COM)   Item 21: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (site proposed by Jordan)               DECISION        ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A[.ADD], Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.37 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes with appreciation the issuing of a Municipal Resolution in 2017 to address urban encroachment at the property and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to eliminate ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.38 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes with appreciation the activities undertaken by the State Party to address the conservation threats in the property despite the numerous difficulties faced; Also commends the State Party for the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.39 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Expresses great concern over the damages incurred at the property due to the armed conflict, in particular to the theatre, urban encroachment, vandalism and weathering, in conjunction with the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.40 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes with appreciation the commitment and efforts of the Department of Antiquities (DOA) and the local authorities in undertaking maintenance and conservation measures at the property, and the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Town of Ghadamès
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.41 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes the activities undertaken by the State Party to address the conservation threats in the property despite the numerous difficulties faced, and requests it to continue its efforts in this ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.42, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party on the implementation of high-standard conservation works which have occurred at the Church of the Nativity; Requests the State Party to submit details of the completed works to mosaics, plaster, architraves, and stone pillars, and proposed future works, including works to a sub-floor mosaic, paintings and stone floors, as well as proposals for the revival of Star Street and its branches, to the World ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having considered Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2 and the annex attached to this decision, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Decides that the status of Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town relating to the World Heritage List remains unchanged as reflected in Decision 41 COM 8B.1 of the last World Heritage Committee. --- ANNEX The World Heritage Committee 42nd session of the Committee (42 COM) Having considered Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add.2; Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.43 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property; Notes that the State Party has achieved good progress in preparing the comprehensive Management and Conservation Plan (MCP) for the property and encourages it to complete and implement the MCP, taking into account the preliminary analysis by ICOMOS and its forthcoming detailed recommendations; Welcoming the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.44 and 41 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern at the impact of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.45, 41 COM 7A.50 and 41 COM 8B.39, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the property and the lack of detailed information on damages and restoration works undertaken; Acknowledges the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.46 and 41 COM 7A.50 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern over the damage regularly caused by fire within the property and its buffer zone, and urges the State Party to analyze reasons behind fires, continue ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic