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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/5E, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 5C, 39 COM 13A (Bonn, 2015), 40 COM 5B (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41 COM 5B, 41 COM 7, 41 COM 11 (Krakow, 2017), 42 COM 5B and 42 COM 9A (Manama, 2018), Also recalling paragraphs 71, 72, and 73 of the Operational Guidelines, encouraging States Parties to seek early advice from the Advisory Bodies for the preparation and update of their Tentative Lists and paragraph 74 highlighting the importance of capacity building for Tentative List preparation, Recognizing that the question of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/6, Recalling Decision 42 COM 6, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS); Requests ICCROM, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, IUCN and ICOMOS, to carry out a results-based evaluation of the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy, consulting Category 2 Centres and other capacity building partners, for examination by the Committee at its 45th session in 2021; Further ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/7, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, and 42 COM 7, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Thanks the State Party of Azerbaijan, Host Country of the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, 2019), for having organized the third World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum, as a capacity-building exercise aimed at increasing the understanding of the World Heritage decision-making process among site managers, in order to achieve more ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/7, WHC/19/43.COM/7A, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, WHC/19/43.COM/7B, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2 and WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, and 42 COM 7, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively,Emergency situations resulting from conflicts Deplores the loss of human life as well as the degradation of humanitarian conditions resulting from the prevailing conflict ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/7, WHC/19/43.COM/7A, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, WHC/19/43.COM/7B, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2 and WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018),Management Plans in the context of urban development Noting that the many Management Plans and management systems for urban properties are not adequately anchored in the legal mechanisms, systems, and processes for urban development, Also noting that the pressures of high ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.40 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party on increasing patrols within the property to reduce poaching and illegal logging, and the commitment of the Provincial Government of Aceh to prioritize the prevention of further deforestation in the Aceh part of the Leuser Ecosystem; Takes note of the Emergency Action Plan for Sumatran Rhino and guidebook for monitoring Sumatran Tiger but notes with concern the continued spatial ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
State Parties: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the efforts made by customary landowners, local communities and the State Party to protect the property, in particular by not allowing commercial logging and mining within the property; Regrets however that a logging concession has been granted up to 200 meters from the boundary of the property without assessing the impacts on its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and before an understanding of the ecological connectivity ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: East Rennell
State Parties: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress achieved in implementing the 2006 corrective measures and notes with satisfaction that their full operational benefits are expected to be in place by mid-June 2020, that water quality targets have already been met and that “supercolonies” of wading birds have returned to the property; Commends the State Party for also implementing next generation restoration projects in order to achieve the Desired state of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Everglades National Park
State Parties: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.3 and 42 COM 7A.44, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party on the re-activation of the Ad-Hoc Committee dedicated to the management and protection of the property, as well as the Presidential Campaign “SOS Honduras: Stop the Destruction of Forests”; Also commends the governmental and non-governmental partners on their continued support for the conservation of the property and progress made in land titling and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
State Parties: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Regrets that the State Party was unable to implement the corrective measures proposed by the 2009 mission due to insecurity problems in the region controlled by armed groups since 2012; Expresses its deepest concern as regards the conclusions of the 2019 mission according to which the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is highly questionable, indicating an almost total disappearance of large mammals, and that the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
State Parties: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.46, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the conclusion of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission of January 2019 that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is still intact, but it remains threatened by increasing anthropogenic pressures, notably uncontrolled fires, poaching, the destruction of habitats and the increase in agricultural and forestry practices; Notes with satisfaction the efforts deployed by the two States Parties to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.7 and 42 COM 7A.47 adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s continued efforts to further strengthen its anti-poaching measures, leading to the deployment of more than 200 guards as defined in the corrective measures adopted in 2016 and encourages the State Party to maintain antipoaching surveillance at these levels; Also welcomes the decline in the number of poached elephant carcasses and other seized wildlife ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Garamba National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.48, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for the evacuation of the illegal occupants of the ecological corridor between the highlands and lowlands which answers a major concern of the World Heritage Committee and notes that it is crucial to guarantee the ecological connectivity between the highland and lowland sectors for the restoration of the integrity of the property; Requests the State Party to develop a rehabilitation plan for this zone ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.9 and 42 COM 7A.49, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Reiterates its concern for the continued insecurity, which limits surveillance coverage of the property, and reiterates its request to the State Party to rapidly strengthen the number and capacity of guards, as well as the budget for the property in order to extend the coverage of the patrols and progressively gain full control of the property and drastically reduce the poaching ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for the efforts undertaken with its partners in the implementation of the corrective measures and improvement in the management efficiency of the property, and encourages the State Party to reinforce its cooperation efforts with its partners; Launches an appeal to donors to continue their financial support in the implementation of the corrective measures and in security for the management of the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Salonga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.51, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the line of duty and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Commends the management efforts of the ICCN to strengthen surveillance and ecological monitoring, in particular through the increase in the number of guards, the improvement in collaboration with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Virunga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.4, 40 COM 7B.80 and 42 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the State Party of Kenya’s efforts to implement the newly approved Management Plan for 2018-2028, and requests the State Party to submit it and the Action Plans, to the World Heritage Centre, together with details of its implementation; Deeply regrets the continued lack of a consolidated response by the States Parties of Kenya ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
State Parties: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.53, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes progress achieved by the State Party towards the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular the strengthened surveillance, ecological monitoring and rehabilitation of degraded areas; Notes the reported decrease in the 2018 deforestation rate for the whole property but reiterates its request to the State Party to provide further information on deforestation rates for each component of the property since 2009, ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
State Parties: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.54, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party to implement the corrective measures, and the positive collaboration with the local communities through the involvement of the valley leaders in raising awareness and monitoring of the property, but considers that further progress is needed in view of the magnitude of the threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Notes that ecological monitoring has confirmed the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
State Parties: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.55, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for the efforts undertaken in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular the updating of the General Management Plan of the property and its periphery, the combat against invasive species and the operationalisation of the ecological monitoring system, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts; Takes note that the results of the inventory and the ecological monitoring ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
State Parties: Senegal