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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.47 and 41COM 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 concern about the situation at the property, in particular following the escalation of the conflict, and the lack of detailed information on damages; Calls on all ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
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.48 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, Takes note of the restoration works undertaken at the Chapel despite difficult conditions; Encourages the State Party to continue implementing the recommendations of the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
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.49, 41 COM 7A.50 and 41 COM 8B.51, 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, Reiterates its request to the State Party to limit restoration works to first aid interventions until the security situation improves and allows conducting detailed ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Taking note of the reports provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and of the sites inscribed on the Syrian Tentative List, commends the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) and all the heritage professionals and the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
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, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.51, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017); Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the Historic Town of Zabid as a result of ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be threatened by the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the local actors and the communities of Zabid ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.52, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its continuing concern at the damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of armed conflict, and that the Old City of Sana’a has incurred irreversible destruction, and continues to be vulnerable, owing to the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the local technical ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.53, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the property as a result of natural elements and ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be vulnerable, owing to the residual impact of previous flooding, as well as the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.28 and 41 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s continued progress in increasing patrols and law enforcement efforts in the property; Notes with significant concern the substantial, ongoing forest loss primarily as a result of encroachment and strongly urges the State Party to take urgent action to halt the current trend and rehabilitate degraded areas; Also welcomes that the State Party has ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee; Notes with utmost concern the letter submitted to the World Heritage Centre by the Tuhunui Tribe of East Rennell, raising serious concerns on the practical modalities of customary ownership, management and decision-making, and expressing their wish to “withdraw all its customary land from the World ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Recalls its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the adopted corrective measures, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session in 2019; Decides to retain Everglades National Park (United States of America) on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the progress made in achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) and particularly welcomes the legal enactment of a moratorium on oil exploration and other petroleum operations in the entire maritime zone of Belize; Considers that Indicators 2, 3 and 4 of the DSOCR have been fully achieved, and that Indicator 1 can be ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 41st session (Kraków, 2017), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners on continued progress made in land titling and granting negotiated local access to natural resources in the buffer and cultural zones of the biosphere reserve, encourages the State Party and partners involved to consolidate the innovative and promising governance mechanisms and urges the State Party to develop an effective and funded exit strategy to sustain these ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with utmost concern the results of the census that reveal that the decimation of large wildlife continues endlessly and has already resulted in the disappearance of the elephant and that the progressive degradation of wildlife has, for several years, compromised the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Expresses its concern as regards the persistent threats from poaching by armed groups, transboundary ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Warmly welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party of Côte d’Ivoire to conduct anti-poaching patrols as well as ecological monitoring and requests the States Parties of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to provide additional information on the analysis of the data gathered during the surveillance patrols and the ecological monitoring, to enable an evaluation of the tendencies of anthropogenic activities, including poaching, and that ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.7, adopted during its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Congratulating the State Party for its continued efforts to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and control in response to the pressure of the international ivory trade, as well as the increase in the patrol effort covering the totality of the property and 40% of the hunting areas, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its relief as regards the liberation of the agents of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) taken hostage by an armed group and commends the courage of the field staff of the property who exercise their functions ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.9 adopted during its 41st session (Kracow, 2017), Condemns the violence perpetrated against the staff of the property and in particular the guards, killed during surveillance operations of the property, and addresses its most sincere condolences to their families; Reiterates its concern as regards insecurity which has again led ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Warmly welcomes the efforts of the State Party in implementing the corrective measures, in particular the involvement of the stakeholders in the management of the property and the implementation of a surveillance strategy and a triennial action plan and requests the State Party to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the exercise of their functions and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Commends the efforts of ICCN in reinforcing surveillance, notably through the increase ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017) and reaffirming the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Expresses its concern regarding continued insecurity in and around the properties located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), condemns the violence perpetrated against the guards and the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), killed in the line of duty, and addresses its most sincere condolences ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo