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30. Following the recommendations of its Bureau, the Committee decided to defer examination of the nominations which are listed below until it receives the necessary information: Contracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the Convention Identification n° Name of Property Afghanistan 207 The City and Monuments of Herat Afghanistan 211 The Minaret of Jam Ghana 226 Bia National Park Ghana 279 Traditional Mosques of Northern Ghana India 234 Churches and Convents of Goa Iraq 276 Ancient ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Babylon Churches and Convents of Goa Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Group of Monuments at Hampi Hatra Khajuraho Group of Monuments Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Samarra Archaeological City Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Country: Afghanistan Ghana India Iraq Sudan Syrian Arab Republic
28. The Committee noted that the nominations of the Church of St. Elizabeth of Marburg and the Hanseatic City of Lubeck (Federal Republic of Germany), as well as the nomination of the Palais des Papes, the Old Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des­Doms, Pont Saint-Benezet and ramparts of Avignon (France) had been withdrawn.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Hanseatic City of Lübeck Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Country: France Germany
32. The Committee also decided not to include the Ancient City of Plovdiv nominated by Bulgaria on the World Heritage List. The Committee considered it was difficult at this stage to include urban sites on the List for their vernacular architecture and that the problems concerning the types of towns characteristic of the different regions of the world would first have to be clarified.
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Country: Bulgaria
36. On the basis of the recommendation of a working group set up during the session, the Committee approved the following requests:   - Costa Rica - Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserve (request n°205.1 rev.2): $25,000 - Ivory Coast - Tai National Park (request n°159.1 rev.1): $30,000 - Haiti - Citadel Henry National History Park (request n°180.1): $20,000 - Honduras - Maya Ruins of Copan (request n°129.1): $20,000 - Honduras - Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (request n°196.1 rev.2): $20,000  - Nepal - Sagarmatha National Park (request n°120.1 4): ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Darien National Park Maya Site of Copan National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Sagarmatha National Park Taï National Park Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Honduras Nepal Panama
37. The following requests for training activities which were submitted as part of technical cooperation requests were also approved:   - Costa Rica - Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserve (request n°205.1 rev.2): $5,000 - Honduras - Maya Ruins of Copan (request n°129.1): $26,000 - Honduras - Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (request n°196.1 rev.2): $6,000    Total of requests in the field of cultural and natural heritage conservation: $37,000  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Maya Site of Copan Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Honduras
13. The General Assembly was called on to elect 7 Members of the World Heritage Committee to replace the following 7 Members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the 22nd Session of the General Conference : Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Iraq, Nepal, Tunisia, United States of America.14. The list of States Parties which had submitted their candidature was read out before the Assembly. In conformity with Article 16, paragraph 5,of the Convention, the list of candidates was limited to those States which had in fact paid their contribution to the World Heritage Fund for 1982. ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/2,2. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of its Rules of Procedure,3. Notes the List of Participants listed in Annex I;4. Authorises the participation in its 7th extraordinary session as observers of the representatives of the international governmental Organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental Organizations (INGOs), nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the World Heritage ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/3A.Rev and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.3A.Rev, 2. Adopts the agenda included in the first above-mentioned document.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/3B.Rev, Decides to discuss item 11 of the agenda between items 4 and 5, as recommended by the Bureau; Adopts the timetable included in above-mentioned document, as amended.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/3C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.3C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.3C.Add Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004).
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4 A, Also noting the oral presentation by the Chairperson of its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), I. TENTATIVE LISTS Reminds the States Parties to the Convention about the need to continue submitting their Tentative Lists in accordance with Article 11.1 of the Convention and the corresponding provisions of the Operational Guidelines ; Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the State Parties concerned, to continue updating its records on the basis of the Tentative Lists received – in ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4 A, Also noting the oral presentation by the Chairperson of its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), I. TENTATIVE LISTS Reminds the States Parties to the Convention about the need to continue submitting their Tentative Lists in accordance with Article 11.1 of the Convention and the corresponding provisions of the Operational Guidelines ; Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the State Parties concerned, to continue updating its records on the basis of the Tentative Lists received – in ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 13.1, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004) 3. Decides that the Special Meeting of Experts referred to in paragraph 13 of Decision 28 COM 13.1 shall take place in Kazan, as offered by the Russian Federation and thanks the Russian authorities for their offer; 4. Decides that the Special Meeting mentioned above will take place from 6 to 9 April 2005; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare a background paper collecting as much as possible relevant information ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 13.1, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004) 3. Decides that the Special Meeting of Experts referred to in paragraph 13 of Decision 28 COM 13.1 shall take place in Kazan, as offered by the Russian Federation and thanks the Russian authorities for their offer; 4. Decides that the Special Meeting mentioned above will take place from 6 to 9 April 2005; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare a background paper collecting as much as possible relevant information ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B .and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, Decides that the Working group on the methods of work of the Committee established at its 7th extraordinary session shall complete its mandate at its 29th session (Durban, 2005).
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
Having examined Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/5A, WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5B, WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5C, WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5D, and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5E, Aware of the need to: study and reflect on the first cycle of Periodic Reporting; develop strategic direction on the forms and the format of the Periodic Reports, training priorities and international cooperation priorities; and to streamline the Committee's consideration of matters raised through Periodic Reporting relating to inscribed properties; Decides to suspend for one year the commencement of the next cycle of Periodic ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5A,  Recalling its Decision 25 COM VII.25-27 at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001)  to examine at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), the Periodic Report for North America,  Notes the report on the progress of such Periodic Report.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5A, 2. Recalling its Decision 25 COM VII.25-27 at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) to examine Section I of the Periodic Report for Europe at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), and Section II at its 30th session (2006), 3. Notes the report on the progress of the Periodic Report for Europe.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5A, 2. Recalling its Decision 25 COM VII.25-27 at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) to examine Section I of the Periodic Report for Europe at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), and Section II at its 30th session (2006), 3. Notes the report on the progress of the Periodic Report for Europe.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5B, Recalling its Decisions 24 COM VII.1-4 and 27 COM 20B.I, adopted at its 24th session (Cairns, 2000) and its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), respectively, Takes note of the progress made in the implementation of the Regional Programme for the Arab States and in responding to the priority needs identified in the Periodic Report for the Arab States; Thanks the Dutch Government for supporting the publication of such Periodic Report; Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.11, 2. Recalling its Decision 26 COM 20, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Periodic Report for Africa; 4. Thanks the Italian Government for its prompt and generous contribution to the implementation of the first session of Modules II & III of the Africa Regional Programme 2004-2007, as well as the governments and institutions detailed in the Annex for their contribution ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the technical cooperation assistance request made by India regarding an improved geographic information system (GIS) for Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), as presented in Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/6 and WHC-04/7EXT.COM/6 Add, Noting that, in accordance with Decision 28 COM 10A, four requests for technical cooperation will be submitted to the Chairperson/Committee in 2005, for a total amount of US$ 104,915, Considering that only an amount of US$ 160,000 is available for cultural properties under technical cooperation assistance in the ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
Sites: Mountain Railways of India
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/8 and WHC - 04/7EXT.COM/INF.8, 2. Takes note of the information included in such documents.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14, and WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14.Corr, Recalling Decision 26 COM 15, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), Regrets that the World Heritage Emblem was not protected as had been requested; Takes note of the Annual Report on the use of the World Heritage Emblem included in Document WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14; Urges the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs of UNESCO, to request the World Intellectual Property Organization to amend its initial communication under ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14, and WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14.Corr, Recalling Decision 26 COM 15, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), Regrets that the World Heritage Emblem was not protected as had been requested; Takes note of the Annual Report on the use of the World Heritage Emblem included in Document WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14; Urges the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs of UNESCO, to request the World Intellectual Property Organization to amend its initial communication under ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
11. The General Assembly unanimously decided that mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1990­1991 would be fixed in US dollars and that, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the amount would be maintained at 1 per cent of contributions made by States Parties to the regular programme of Unesco, as had been decided at the six previous General Assemblies.
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
The Seventh General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met in Paris, on 9 and 13 November 1989, during the twenty-fifth session of the General Conference. Eighty-eight of the hundred and eleven States which were Parties to the Convention as at 30 October 1989 and which thus had the right to vote were represented at the meeting. Representatives of thirteen States not Parties to the Convention participated in the General Assembly as observers. Representatives of four non-governmental organizations also ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation His Excellency Mr. E. G. Whitlam (Australia) as Chairman. The General Assembly also unanimously elected the representatives of Italy, Mexico, Senegal and Tunisia as Vice-Chairmans, and Mr. Keoule Boundy (Mali) as Rapporteur.
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
8. The agenda of the session was unanimously adopted without amendment.
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
9. The General Assembly examined document CC-89/CONF.013/2 by which the accounts of the World Heritage Fund were submitted to the Assembly in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The Assembly was informed of contributions received since 31 August 1989 from several States Parties. A detailed statement of these contributions is given below. Etat partie Somme Années de contribution   (en dollars des Etats-Unis d'Amérique)   Costa Rica 696 1986 to 1988 Cyprus 958 1988-1989 German Democratic ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
12. Examination of item 7 of the agenda concerning the examination of the means of ensuring an equitable representation of different regions and cultures of the world gave rise to an intensive debate. At the opening of the debate, the Delegate of Sri Lanka, whose mandate on the Committee was about to be completed, explained that his country had withdrawn from standing for re-election for a further term in order to respond to the need of ensuring a rotation of members on the Committee. Most speakers were of the opinion that, a better rotation of members on the Committee was a necessary ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
13. Under item 8 of its agenda the General Assembly was called on to elect seven Members to the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven Members who would have completed their term of office at the end of the twenty-fifth session of the General Conference: Algeria, Australia, Lebanon, Malawi, Norway, Sri Lanka and Turkey. The list of States Parties having submitted their candidature was read out to the Assembly. In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the list of candidates was limited to those States Parties which had paid their contributions to the ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
20. Under item 9 of the agenda "Other business", the representative of Tunisia launched an appeal for assistance in favour of the site of Tipasa, inscribed on the World Heritage List, which has recently suffered from an earthquake. Several delegates gave their support and expressed the desire that the World Heritage Committee examine this question during its forthcoming meeting. The Secretariat then specified that a request by Algeria for emergency assistance could be submitted at any time and would be examined without delay. The delegate of Thailand, for his part, wished that the state ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
21. The Chairman said he was pleased that the meeting had allowed the drawing up of the main principles for an improved geographical distribution of members on the Committee and declared the seventh General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Committee closed.
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
30. The Secretariat presented the requests for technical cooperation which had been received by the 1st March 1984 deadline for properties inscribed on the World Heritage List or had been recommended by the Bureau for inscription thereon at its present session. It was noted that the total of the amounts requested for technical cooperation and of their training components were two to three times greater than the expected budgetary provisions. It was therefore necessary to contact the States Parties concerned to request them to reduce their requests to a more modest amount and to indicated ...
Session: 8th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1984
31. The Bureau regretted the decrease in the amounts of the World Heritage Fund which limited its impact, particularly in the field. This would decrease the visibility of the Convention and thereby the support from those involved in the protection of the World Heritage properties themselves. In this connection, the Bureau encouraged the Secretariat, in cooperation with ICOMOS and IUCN, to seek where possible other sources of funding to synergetically support World Heritage technical cooperation projects. As regards training, the Bureau recommended that maximum use be made of the ...
Session: 8th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1984
7. The Committee adopted the agenda for the meeting.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
8. Mr. Jorge Gazaneo (Argentina) was elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. Mr. Lucien Chabason (France) was elected Rapporteur and the representatives of the following States Parties were also elected by acclamation as Vice-Chairmen: Algeria, Australia, Norway, Pakistan and Senegal.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
12. Mr. da Silva Telles (Brazil), Rapporteur of the previous Bureau, presented the report of the eighth session of the Bureau held on 4-7 June 1984. He furthermore presented a report of the complementary meeting of the Bureau which had taken place on 29 October prior to the eighth session of the Committee itself. This complementary Bureau meeting aimed first of all at considering the conclusions of a group of experts brought together by ICOMOS to study the criteria applicable to historic towns and secondly examining the nominations of the historic centres of Quebec, Canada (N° 300) ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
15. Noting that ICOMOS had been unable, between 7 September and 28 October 1984, to process the nominations of Quebec (N° 300) and Salvador (N° 309) in accordance with its normal procedure, the Committee decided to defer the consideration of those nominations until the 1985 session of the Bureau.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Brazil Canada
16. [...] Jordan and Libya have sent their tentative lists to the Secretariat, supplementing those already received from Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United States of America. [...] 20. [...] In this connection, the Committee noted that Bulgaria and France had just submitted tentative lists of natural properties, which supplement those received from Brazil, Canada, Italy, Portugal, USA and Turkey.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
21. The Rapporteur, Mr. Chabason, brought up the question of mixed cultural/natural properties and particularly of rural landscapes, which meet criterion (iii) for natural sites as "exceptional combinations of natural and cultural elements". Mr. Chabason described three types of problems connected with such properties. The first was the question of identification of exceptionally harmonious, beautiful, man-made landscapes as epitomised by the terraced rice-fields of S.E. Asia, the terraced fields of the Mediterranean Basin or by certain vineyard areas in Europe. In this respect, criterion ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
25. The Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, taking account of the Bureau's recommendations and of the evaluations of ICOMOS and IUCN for each property. The Committee decided to enter 23 cultural and natural properties on the World Heritage List which are presented in List A below. The Committee decided to defer a decision on four nominations presented in List B below. Finally, the Committee decided not to inscribe the eight properties presented in List C below.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis  291 Argentina C(iv) Under this name, the Committee decided to include jointly in the World Heritage List, along with Sao Miguel das Missoes, in Brazil (which is already included), the four missions nominated by Argentina, i.e. San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Senora de Loreto and Santa Maria la Mayor. It considered it would be desirable that certain missions located in Paraguay and Uruguay also be included in the World Heritage List, so that the whole group of monuments might provide a representative illustration of the Jesuit missions of the ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Iguazu National Park 303 Argentina N(iii)(iv) The Committee noted with satisfaction that the Argentine authorities firmly intend to expand the area of the Park and to complete the management plan in conformity with IUCN's recommendations. The Committee was furthermore glad to be informed by the representative of Brazil that the contiguous Iguacu National Park, on the Brazilian side of the river, would be nominated by the end of 1984 so that both parks could constitute next year a transfrontier World Heritage ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 304 Canada N(i)(ii)(iii) The Committee requested the Canadian authorities to consider adding the adjacent Provincial Parks of Mount Robson, Hamber, Mount Assiniboine and Kananskis to this property. Furthermore, the Committee agreed to incorporate the Burgess Shale site in this property, which henceforth would not be separately indicated on the World Heritage List. Finally, the Committee decided that the site be designated as the "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks" to specify the precise boundary of the property within the entire chain of the Rocky ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Country: Canada
Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena 285 Colombia C(iv)(vi) Noting that the monuments and architectural ensembles included in the List were located within the unique natural setting of the bay of Cartagena, the Committee also recommended that the bay be given the best protection possible.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Country: Colombia
Anjar 293 Lebanon C(iii)(iv) The Committee wished that strict protection be given not only to the intra-muros vestiges but also to the building with a central courtyard extra-muros in the east which had been brought to light. It also suggested that the surroundings of the site, where a modern village was being developed, be strictly protected.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Anjar
Country: Lebanon
Baalbek 294 Lebanon C(i)(iv) The Committee, when inscribing this property, expressed the wish that the protected area include the entire town within the Arab walls as well as the south-western quarter extra­-muros between Bastan-al-Khan, the Roman works and the Mameluk mosque of Ras-al-Ain. During the discussion, the representative of Lebanon assured the Committee that the authorities of this country would follow these ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Baalbek
Country: Lebanon
Tyre 299 Lebanon C(iii)(vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this site such as it was defined in the plan submitted by the Lebanese authorities. The Committee furthermore requested the Lebanese authorities to give details on the type of protection given within and around the zones of protection indicated on the plan as uncontrolled urban development should not destroy the old city.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
Byblos 295 Lebanon C(iii)(iv)(vi) The Committee wished that this site be included in a wide area of protection, encompassing besides the ancient habitat, the medieval city within the walls and the area of the necropoles.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Byblos
Country: Lebanon
Lake Malawi National Park 289 Malawi N(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee was informed that the Malawi authorities had agreed to the Bureau's recommendation to consider extending the area of the National Park. The Committee,   however, recommended that the Malawi authorities officially adopt and implement the management plan that had been prepared for the Park and to continue research on the Park's natural ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Malawi
Royal Chitwan National Park 284 Nepal N(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee noted that there was only a remote possibility that the proposed pulp mills be constructed on the Narayani River but requested that the Nepalese authorities keep it informed of any developments in this respect which could affect the Park.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
The Alhambra and the Generalife, Granada 314 Spain C(i)(iii)(iv) The Committee expressed the wish that, as indicated by the Spanish authorities, a large protection zone will ensure that the visual environment of this property will not be harmed by modern constructions.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
Country: Spain
Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid 318 Spain C(i)(ii)(vi) The Committee called the Spanish authorities' attention to the importance of strictly protecting the natural environment which is inseparable from this monument.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
Country: Spain
Yosemite National Park 308 United States of America N(i)(ii)(iii) In response to the Bureau's request on clarification of the status of the proposed dam constructions in proximity of this property, the Committee noted that the authorities had assured that the implementation of such proposals was highly unlikely. The Committee nevertheless requested to be informed by the American authorities of any developments in this respect which could affect the Park. It also noted with interest that the relevant authorities had the intention to implement a programme to reduce the impact of ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Yosemite National Park
Country: United States of America
Salonga National Park 280 Zaire N(ii)(iii) The Committee requested the Zaire authorities to proceed as soon as possible to prepare and implement a management plan for the Park with due regard to creating an appropriate corridor linking the two sectors of the National Park.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas 302 Zimbabwe N(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee requested to be kept informed by the Zimbabwian authorities of the possible construction of a new dam on the Zambezi at Mapata Gorge. The Committee also requested the Zambian authorities to consider nominating the adjacent Lower Zambezi National Park in order to eventually constitute a joint inscription on the World Heritage ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
The Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat 321 Bangladesh The Committee decided to defer the inscription of the property until the authorities of Bangladesh had given the assurances which the Bureau had requested at its eighth session with regard to: - the highway which is now planned to traverse this site and which could be re-routed as suggested by ICOMOS; - the elaboration of a preservation and management plan along the lines of the conclusions of the Unesco mission which took place in ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Country: Bangladesh
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur 322 Bangladesh The Committee decided to defer the inscription of this property until the Bangladesh authorities had given assurances concerning the application of the measures proposed by the same Unesco mission, particularly with a view to avoiding the installation of mining industries in the proximity of the monastery.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Country: Bangladesh
Prehistoric Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus 287 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya The examination of this nomination was deferred at the request of the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
Sidon 297 Lebanon The Committee deferred the examination of this nomination pending a response from the Lebanese government to the Bureau's request to nominate only the Sanctuary of Echmun.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Lebanon
Archaeological Park of Guayabo de Turrialba 106 Costa Rica The Committee considered that in its current state, this site did not fulfil the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List. A new nomination could be presented in the event that the excavations (which will no doubt need to be continued for a considerable time) produce results of exceptional universal interest.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Costa Rica
Archaeological Site of Ptolemais (Tolmeita) 301 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya The Committee, while taking account of the great importance of this site for the Libyan national heritage, felt that it did not fulfil the criteria of "outstanding universal value" -as understood by the World Heritage Committee.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Libya
Tripoli 298 Lebanon The Committee asked to draw the Government's attention to the fact that urbanisation and factory pollution were threatening this site which, although it does not fulfil the World Heritage criteria, is of great value in the Lebanese national Heritage.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Lebanon
Deir el-Qamar and Beit Ed-Dine 296 Lebanon The Committee, while taking account of the great importance of this site for the Lebanese national heritage, felt that it did not fulfil the criteria of "outstanding universal value" as understood by the World Heritage Committee.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Lebanon
Nyika National Park 290 Malawi Although this property does not fulfil the World Heritage criteria of outstanding universal value, the Committee however noted the importance of this property on the national and regional levels.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Malawi
Rani Kot Fort (Kirthar National Park) 176 Pakistan The Committee, while taking account of the great importance of this site for the Pakistani national Heritage, felt that it did not fulfil the criteria of "outstanding universal value" as understood by the World Heritage Committee.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Pakistan
Maiko National Park 281 Zaire The Committee noted that the natural features of this property were well represented in other World Heritage properties and that the criterion of integrity was not fulfilled. Although this property does not meet the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List, the Committee recommended that the Zaire authorities take all the necessary steps to safeguard this highly valuable site which constitutes one of the largest tracts of primary forest remaining in ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kundelungu National Park 283 Zaire This park did not meet World Heritage criteria and its integrity was in doubt. The committee however recommended that the Zairois authorities be encouraged to strengthen the protection of this very important park.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
26. The Committee examined four nominations to the List of World Heritage in Danger submitted by the States Parties concerned. The Committee noted the recommendations of ICOMOS and IUCN and made the following decisions: Wieliczka Salt Mine (Poland)ICOMOS provided the Committee with the information which the Polish authorities had given for this property. The Committee considered that there was insufficient geological information at present to evaluate the dangers facing this property. The Committee therefore decided to defer a decision on this nomination until more information had been ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Garamba National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Poland Senegal United Republic of Tanzania
30. Regarding voluntary contributions in particular, the Committee recalled that Article 16, paragraph 4 of the Convention, stipulates that these contributions "... shall be paid on a regular basis, at least every two years, and should not be less than the contributions which they (States Parties having opted for voluntary contributions) should have paid if they had been bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article." (mandatory contributions amounting at present to 1% of the annual contribution of States Parties to Unesco). In this respect the Committee appreciated the ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
35. The Committee took note that although such financial support appeared very modest in relation to the projects concerned, the World Heritage Fund should essentially play a catalytic role in assisting States Parties to procure the necessary funds to safeguard World Heritage properties. The World Heritage Fund should not be used for subventions of activities which normally should be supported at-the national level, e.g. to cover the salaries of the personnel ensuring the protection of World Heritage properties or to cover the costs of long-term training programmes. It rather should be ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
34. The Committee noted that the total of the sums requested for technical cooperation greatly exceeded the allocation of $200,000 which the Committee had approved for technical cooperation in 1985. The Committee decided, therefore, that for this year technical cooperation projects should not exceed $20,000 each, and that no individual decisions would be taken on these requests before their further study and evaluation. The Committee asked the Secretariat to further consult with the countries concerned and with ICOMOS and IUCN as appropriate and to submit these requests directly to the ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
37. The Secretariat informed the Committee of two activities being carried out since the sixth session concerning the management of cultural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. One concerned the preparation of a "Handbook on Managing World Heritage" which deals with the preservation of these properties, ranging from general principles and legal considerations to practical means for carrying out a management programme. The outline was elaborated by an international group of experts during a meeting organised by ICCROM and ICOMOS in 1983 at the suggestion of the ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
39. The Committee took note of document SC-84/CONF.004/7 in which the Australian authorities, at the request of the Bureau at its eighth session, submitted a brief commentary on the judgment of the High Court of Australia regarding Western Tasmanian National Parks. The Committee agreed that the Tasmanian case gave an example of the strength of the Convention, particularly for States Parties having a similar system of Federal Government. The Committee requested the Secretariat to distribute this document to all the other States Parties to the Convention.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
40. The Representative of IUCN recalled that the Committee at its seventh session had encouraged the advisory non-governmental organisations to collect information through their contacts and to inform the Committee on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties. IUCN reported to the Committee on four natural properties as follows: a)    Simen National Park (Ethiopia) IUCN reported that the National Park personnel had apparently abandoned this park and that the area has been in the hands of armed groups. Although the group had informally assured IUCN that no ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
Sites: Durmitor National Park Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Simien National Park Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Ethiopia Guinea Montenegro
41. The Committee examined the report on promotional activities which summarised the work undertaken aiming at making the Convention and the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List better known to the general public and at generating income to the World Heritage Fund. The Committee noted that due to various reasons, the Secretariat had not managed to accomplish all the activities that had been planned but that this type of activity would be given priority in the-near future. 42. The representatives of several States Parties expressed their interest in the ceremonies to inaugurate ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
43. In order to take various circumstances into account, the Committee decided to request its Bureau to fix the date and place of the ninth session of the Committee, in consultation with the Director General, and taking into consideration the possibility to hold this session at Unesco's headquarters.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
44. The Committee, hearing of the death of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, which had occurred a few hours earlier, observed a minute of silence in tribute to her memory.  
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
The Eighth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met in Paris, on 2 November 1991, during the twenty-sixth session of the General Conference. Eighty-one out of the hundred and seventeen States which were Parties to the Convention as at 31 October 1991 and which had the right to vote were represented at the meeting. A State having just ratified the Convention was also present. Representatives of ten States not Parties to the Convention participated in the General Assembly as observers. Representatives ...
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation Mr Adul Wichiencharoen (Thailand) as Chairman. The General Assembly also unanimously elected the representatives of Brazil, Morocco, Pakistan, and Senegal as Vice-Chairmen, and Ms Catherine Delaporta (Greece) as Rapporteur.
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
8. The agenda of the session was unanimously adopted after inversion of items 7 and 8 of the provisional agenda.
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
12. When examining item 7 of the agenda concerning the means of ensuring an equitable representation of different regions and cultures of the world on the World Heritage Committee, the Assembly expressed the wish to be presented regularly with the charts prepared by the Secretariat: one presenting for each State Party the periods during which they have been members of the Committee, the other showing the distribution of Member States of the Committee according to the different regions. One delegate recalled that the seventh General Assembly had questioned the opportunity of increasing the ...
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
13. Under item 8 of its agenda the General Assembly was called on to elect seven Members to the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven Members who would have completed their term of office at the end of the twenty-sixth session of the General Conference: Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, United Republic of Tanzania, and Yemen. The list of States Parties having submitted their candidature was read out to the Assembly. In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the list of candidates was limited to those States Parties which had paid their ...
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
18. Under item 9 of the agenda "Other business", the representative of Mauritania seconded by another delegate requested that the summary record of the debates mention his regret at the fact that the elections had not in the least improved the geographical distribution, which was recognized by everyone to be necessary. Indeed, no African State south of the Sahara had been elected, and this region was thus represented on the Committee by only one State.It was furthermore suggested that the Secretariat prepare for the next General Assembly a revised project of its Rules of Procedure with ...
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
19. The Chairman drew the attention of the delegates on a draft amendment, presented by 48 Member States of UNESCO, concerning the "Reinforcement of the Action of UNESCO for the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage" which was later submitted to the General Conference in plenary. He then said he was pleased with the positive attitude which had emerged during the debates and declared the eighth General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Committee closed.
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
The Bureau recommended that the Committee approve these two requests, respectively US$ 20,000 for Talamanca-La Amistad (Costa Rica) and US$ 40,000 for Darien National Park (Panama).  
Session: 9th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1985
Sites: Darien National Park Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
5. At the request of the IUCN representative, an item was added to the agenda concerning the status of conservation of natural properties included in the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger. The agenda, thus amended, was adopted by the Committee.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
6. Mr. Amini Aza MTURI (United Republic of Tanzania) was elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. Mr. Alex T. Davidson (Canada) was elected Rapporteur, and the representatives of the following States Parties were elected Vice-Chairmen, also by acclamation: Algeria, Bulgaria, India, Mexico and Norway. 7. The outgoing Chairman, Mr. J. Gazaneo (Argentina), congratulated the new Chairman and members of the Bureau on their election. He wished to convey some recent information to the Committee and make a few suggestions for the future. Mr. Gazaneo informed the Committee that an ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
8. The Secretary, Mr. B. von Droste, Director, Division of Ecological Sciences, reported on activities undertaken since the Committee's eighth session held in Buenos Aires from 29 October to 2 November 1984. He began by reviewing the general status of implementation of the Convention, announcing that six new States, viz. in chronological order, Qatar, New Zealand, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Hungary and Philippines had adhered to the Convention, bringing the number of States Parties to 88. The Convention thus continued to arouse the interest of an increasing number of States. It was to be ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
13. The Secretariat presented the report of the ninth session of the Bureau and an amendment to that report proposed by the representative of Algeria. The Committee took note of the report as amended.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
14. Introducing agenda item 6, the Secretariat recalled the Bureau's proposals as contained in the report of the ninth session. It was pointed out that, in addition to the question of the growing number of nominations, the real problem raised by development of the Convention was that of monitoring the status of conservation of properties included on the List. 15. In regard to the Bureau's proposed measures to reduce the number of nominations to be processed each year, the Committee was of the view that it was preferable not to lay down strict rules but rather to appeal to States that ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
25. The representative of IUCN recalled that this question had been first raised at the eighth session of the Committee at Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1984 and that the Committee had requested IUCN to consult with ICOMOS and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) to organise a task force on this subject. The meeting of this task force had taken place at the headquarters of ICOMOS (Paris) on 11 October 1985. 26. The representative of IUCN presented document SC-85/CONF.008/3, which summarized the main points of discussion of the task force and its conclusions, ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
29. The Committee examined 37 nominations to the World Heritage List, taking account of the Bureau's recommendations, and of the evaluations of ICOMOS and IUCN for each property. The Committee decided to include 30 culturaland natural properties on the World Heritage List. These are presented under section A below. The Committee decided to defer its decision on the two nominations presented under section B, and not to include the four properties presented under section C. Section D covers one property whose nomination has been withdrawn.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
The historic mosque city of Bagerhat   321 Bangladesh C(iv) The Committee recommended to the Bangladesh authorities that they pursue a preservation and management plan in accordance with the conclusions of the Unesco mission sent to the site in 1983.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Country: Bangladesh
Royal palaces of Abomey 323 Benin  C(iii)(iv) The Committee stressed the importance of careful restoration in order to preserve the authenticity of the property.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas 334 Brazil C(i)(iv) The Committee expressed the wish that the integrity of this site be preserved, in particular      by ensuring that it is surrounded by a large protection zone, and noted with satisfaction a statement by the Mayor of Congonhas giving assurances that the relevant authorities would take strict care to preserve its surroundings.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Country: Brazil
Quebec (Historic area) 300 Canada C(iv)(vi) The Mayor of Quebec thanked the Committee for this inscription on the World Heritage List, pointing out that such an event would provide considerable support to the various Canadian authorities concerned, who will pursue their efforts to preserve the site.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Canada
Pont du Gard (Roman aqueduct) 344 France C(i)(iii)(iv) The Committee drew the attention of the French authorities to the importance of strictly protecting the site's surroundings.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
Country: France
Kaziranga National Park 337 India N(ii)(iv) The Committee encouraged the Indian authorities to provide a legal basis to protect the buffer zone south of the Park (Mikir Hills and the Karbi Plateau). The Committee expressed concern over the proposed construction of a railway along the southern boundary of the park and asked that environmental impact studies be carried out.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Kaziranga National Park
Country: India
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 338 India N(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee expressed its satisfaction that the Indian and Bhutanese governments had cancelled plans for the construction of a hydro-electric dam on the Manas River which would have had severe impacts on the integrity of this property. The Committee furthermore encouraged the Government of Bhutan to adhere to the World Heritage Conven­tion and to nominate the contiguous Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan which could then form a transfrontier World Heritage ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
Hatra 277 rev Iraq C(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
Petra 326 Jordan C(i)(iii)(iv) The Committee noted that the boundaries of the site corresponded to those of the Petra National Park.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
Rock-art sites of Tadrart Acacus 287 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya C(iii) The Committee noted the statement of the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by which he expressed his agreement with the amendment to the report of the 9th session of the Bureau presented by the representative of Algeria and indicating notably that scientific and technical co-ordination between their two countries for the protection of Tadrart Acacus and Tassili N'Ajjer would be possible.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The Medina of Marrakesh 331 Morocco C(i)(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee recommended that the Moroccan authorities ensure that Marrakesh conserve its exceptional character as a fully preserved historic town. In this connection it would be advisable to avoid any breaching of the ramparts, to protect carefully the medina and especially the facades of its buildings and its gardens, and also to ensure the protection of the surroundings of Marrakesh, in particular the palm grove, the Menara and the gardens of Bab Djedid, by strictly enforcing the management plan adopted in ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Medina of Marrakesh
Country: Morocco
Huascaran National Park 333 Peru N(ii)(iii) The Committee wished to point out to the Peruvian authorities that the inscription concerned only the Huascaran National Park. The Committee, furthermore, encouraged the Peruvian authorities to intensify their efforts in the management of the Park, and particularly to update the management plan.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Huascarán National Park
Country: Peru
Göreme National Park and the rock sites of Cappadocia 357 Turkey C(i)(iii)(v) N(iii) The Committee encouraged the Turkish authorities to proceed with the legal formalities for the setting up of a Göreme National Park.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: Turkey
Iguaçu National Park 355 Brazil The Committee noted that the Bureau had recommended the inscription of this property and had suggested that it could be considered as a single transfrontier property along with the contiguous Iguazu National Park in Argentina, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984. The Secretariat informed the Committee that the Brazilian authorities had requested the Committee to postpone the examination of this nomination. The representative of Brazil explained that the authorities wished to study the points raised by the Bureau in its report. It was ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
Jerash 324 Jordan The Committee decided to defer inscription of the property pending receipt of information on the exact boundaries of the proposed site, a management plan and assurances regarding the restoration policy, which should be compatible with universally accepted standards. The Committee was of the view that an ICOMOS mission should visit Jerash to discuss these matters with the Jordanian authorities and that a nomination duly completed should be submitted at the Bureau's next ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: Jordan
Coco Island National Park 329 Costa Rica The Committee recognized the interest of this property for its flora, and its importance in the Costa Rican context, but felt that it did not fulfill criteria established by the World Heritage Committee for inclusion in the World Heritage List.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: Costa Rica
Abbey of St. Nicolas de Tolentin de Brou 346 France While recognizing the great importance of this site, the Committee was of the opinion that there were more representative examples of late Gothic architecture.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: France
Tabaqat Fahl (Pella) 328 Jordan While recognizing the great importance of this site, the Committee considered that there were more representative examples of the various categories of property with which Pella is associated (neolithic vestiges, Greco-Roman cities, monuments of the Omayyad and Mameluke periods).  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: Jordan
Kerak Castle325JordanWhile recognizing the great importance of this site, the Committee was of the opinion that there were more representative examples of crusader castles. It also asked that ICOMOS conduct a comparative study on this type of property.
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: Jordan
The representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya informed the Committee of the withdrawal of the nomination of the archaeological site of the city of Ptolemais.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Country: Libya
30. Taking account in particular of the considerable damage caused by the 1984 tornado and the urgency of the work needed to preserve the site, the Committee decided to include the Royal Palaces of Abomey (Benin) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
31. The Secretary introduced document SC-85/CONF.008/5 which included statements on mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund. With regard to the mandatory contributions, he noted that many States Parties had responded to the appeals to pay their arrears before the General Assembly of States Parties held during the 23rd Unesco General Conference on 4 November 1985. With regard to voluntary contributions, he quoted the report of the Committee to the Unesco General Conference (23 C/86) recalling Article 16 paragraph 4 of the Convention which stipulates that these ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
38. The Committee thanked IUCN for these comprehensive reports and for regularly providing information on the status of natural properties. It furthermore welcomed the proposal of ICOMOS to submit similar reports, as far as its means would allow, in the near future. 39. Finally, the Committee welcomed document SC-85/CONF.008/INF.2 reporting on the measures taken by Yugoslavia to implement the World Heritage Convention and encouraged other States Parties to prepare such national reports for submission to the Committee.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Djoudj National Park, Senegal: The immediate situation of this Park, which is threatened by a large hydro-agricultural project, has been alleviated by the construction of a temporary canal. The longer term solutions were investigated by IUCN, Unesco, the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities at a special workshop held in Senegal in July 1985. The main conclusions of this meeting included the agreement to establish the contiguous area to Djoudj in Mauritania known as Diawling as a national park and to eventually nominate this site with Djoudj as a transfrontier World Heritage property. ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania: The Tanzanian authorities had organised a commission of enquiry into the management of this property but as yet the conclusion had not yet been made known. However, with the financial support of NORAD (Norway), a major technical workshop was being held in December 1985 to study improving the management of this property. IUCN considered that this progress was positive and indicated that Ngorongoro could perhaps be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger by 1987.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Garamba National Park, Zaire: The representative of Zaire, the President Delegate General of the Zaire Institute for the Conservation of Nature (IZCN), presented the Committee with an up-to-date report on the progress of work undertaken by IZCN and the consortium formed by Unesco-World Heritage, IUCN/WWF and the Frankfurt Zoological Society. The main objective of the project is to safeguard the population of endangered northern white rhinoceros in the park. The project was progressing well and the equipment provided with support of the World Heritage Fund had helped to strengthen the ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tai National Park, Ivory Coast: IUCN reported that the situation had not improved since its reports of 1982 and 1984. The Secretariat had written to the Ivory Coast authorities indicating the possibility of nomination to the List of World Heritage in Danger but to date no response had been received. The Committee requested the Secretariat to continue its contacts and inform the Bureau of progress in this respect.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia: The critical situation of this park, as reported to the Bureau at its 9th session had not altered and IUCN noted that if compensatory measures to re-establish the water regime of this Park were not taken very soon, the property would lose its international importance for migratory wildfowl. IUCN therefore strongly recommended the inclusion of this Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Tunisian authorities had not responded to the Secretariat's request for further information, however, the representative of Tunisia informed the Committee that he ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
Los Glaciares, Argentina: Part of this Park was being considered for re­appropriation for a settlement scheme by the Province of Santa Cruz and the second phase of this project could result in the excision of a further 20,000 ha which included an important habitat for the humeal deer. The Argentine representative confirmed this report and indicated that this problem was in fact of concern to the central government authorities, who wished to take this matter up with the Provincial Government. The Committee requested the Secretariat to contact the Argentine authorities to obtain more ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Los Glaciares National Park
Country: Argentina
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia: In reply to the Bureau's request for further information on the impacts of the construction of a road on the fringing reef adjacent to Cape Tribulation National Park, the Australian authorities had provided a comprehensive report which outlined a 3 year scientific research programme costing approximately 1 million $ to determine any short or possible long-term damage these reefs. The Committee expressed its satisfaction with this programme although it noted the comment by the IUCN representative that 3 years would be necessary before any ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Country: Australia
Pirin National Park, Bulgaria: The construction of a hotel and a ski-resort at the head of the Vihren Valley within this Park was being undertaken, against strong opposition by local conservation groups. The representative of IUCN requested whether an environmental impact assessment had been made for these developments. The representative of Bulgaria confirmed these developments and informed the Committee that she would request the Pirin National Park authorities to provide a full report which she would transmit to the Bureau at its next ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada: It was recalled that, when inscribing this property on the World Heritage List in 1983, the Committee had drawn the attention to the harmful consequences of the possible construction of a dam on the Slave River to the natural characteristics of this property. The Committee was informed that the plans for such a dam had been definitively cancelled and expressed its satisfaction to both the Provincial and National Canadian authorities.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador: A man-caused fire on Isabela Island in March 1985 had resulted in an international appeal to aid the efforts of the Ecuadorian Government and Park authorities to extinguish the blaze, which had burnt over 30,000 ha. A contribution of US$10,500 from the World Heritage Fund under emergency assistance had been provided, in addition to contributions from WWF-Germany and the United Kingdom and contributions in kind from the Province of Quebec (Canada) and the United States. There had been no serious losses of animal species and it was reported that the fire ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
Simen National Park, Ethiopia: The management plan for this park, which resulted from a workshop supported by the World Heritage Fund, had been finalised. However, the situation described by IUCN at the 8th session of the Committee in 1984 had not developed further and no further information had been obtained.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
Durmitor National Park, Yugoslavia: This property had been threatened by the construction of a dam on the Tara River, however, due to public pressure from within and without Yugoslavia, this proposal had been cancelled. The Committee noted its satisfaction that this threat had now been removed and congratulated the Yugoslav authorities on making the best use of the Convention to support efforts to protect this property.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Durmitor National Park
Country: Montenegro
41. The Committee approved two requests concerning properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger: - Benin - Royal Palaces of Abomey: $20,000 - Zaire: Garamba National Park: $20,000 The Committee authorized the Bureau to approve an additional amount of $20,000 under technical cooperation for this property subject to the receipt of an appropriate request.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Garamba National Park Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin Democratic Republic of the Congo
42. The Committee approved the following requests for technical cooperation: Costa Rica - Talamanca La Amistad Reserve: $40,000The Committee noted that $20,000 of this amount concerned training activities. Panama - Darien National Park: $27,000The Committee decided not to support the construction of park guard stations within the Park as it was considered that this activity should be covered under the national counterpart contribution. Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura: $28,000The Secretariat informed the Committee that the Sri Lankan authorities had previously submitted a request for a total ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Darien National Park Sacred City of Anuradhapura Salonga National Park Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Panama Sri Lanka
43. The Secretary introduced document SC/CONF.008/07 on promotional activities and drew the Committee's attention to several points, including the exhibit of photographs of World Heritage sites, the information material produced during the current year and the contribution of States Parties in promoting the Convention. On the whole, the contribution of States to public information for their own nationals was still somewhat_ limited. However, the presence of the Mayors of Quebec, Congonhas, Segovia and Santiago de Compostela at the current session was evidence of the growing interest ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
51. The Committee decided to hold its tenth session in November 1986, leaving it to the Bureau to decide on the exact dates. It noted with gratitude the invitation by Brazil to host the tenth session, but felt that in view of the Organization's current situation, it would be preferable to hold the meeting in Paris at Unesco Headquarters and consider this offer again for another session at a later date.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
52. One delegate requested the Committee to look at ways of ensuring a better turnover in the membership of States Parties on the Committee, for example by recommending that States confine their membership of the Committee to one or two successive terms of office. The Committee decided to submit this matter to the Bureau for consideration.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
The Ninth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was held in Paris, at UNESCO Headquarters, on 29 and 30 October, during the twenty-seventh session of the General Conference. One hundred and fifteen of the one hundred and thirty-six States Parties to the Convention were represented at this meeting. The representatives of two intergovernmental organizations and two non-governmental organizations attended the meeting as observers. The list of participants is given is Annex I of this document. In ...
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation Mr. C. Leventis (Cyprus) as Chairman. The General Assembly also elected unanimously the representatives of Burkina Faso, China and Tunisia as Vice-Chairmen, and Mr. H. Palma (Peru) as Rapporteur.
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
9. In accordance with the recommendation of the World Heritage Committee at its sixteenth session, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. R. Milne, (United States of America) presented to the General Assembly the report that the Committee was submitting to the General Conference of UNESCO. The text of Mr. Milne's presentation, as well as the Committee's report to the General Conference, is presented in Annex II to this document. The General Assembly took note of this report.
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
10. The General Assembly examined documents WHC-93/CONF.003/3 presenting the accounts of the World Heritage Fund, in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund, and WHC.93/CONF.003/3 add. presenting the contributions received up to 28 October 1993. The Assembly was also informed that the following contributions had been received since 28 October 1993: State Party                             Amount (US $)                                        Year of contribution Ethiopia                                              ...
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
13. Under item 8 of its agenda, the General Assembly was called upon to elect seven Members to the World Heritage Committee, to replace the following seven Members whose mandate would expire at the end of the twenty-seventh session of the General Conference: Brazil, Cuba, France, Italy, Pakistan, Tunisia, United States of America. The list of the thirty-one States Parties having submitted their candidature was read to the Assembly. Upon the proposal of the Representative of Niger, seconded by numerous delegations, the General Assembly suspended its work to consult among groups with a view ...
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
Country: Brazil France Italy Japan Lebanon Niger United States of America
29. The General Assembly felt that these elections showed that the voting system as set out in the Rules of Procedure was no longer suitable to the present situation. On the one hand, the requirement of obtaining an absolute majority had necessitated nine ballots, and, on the other hand, the system did not guarantee an equitable representation of the different cultures and regions of the world. Consequently, the General Assembly recommended that the revision of this item of its Rules of Procedure should be inscribed on the agenda of its next session, and requested the Secretariat to ...
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
Bulgaria Provision of a photogrammetric camera and two additional items for the photometer already supplied for the surveying of Bulgarian World Heritage properties. The Bureau recommended that the Committee grant $25,000 under the technical cooperation budget for 1987.   Malawi - Lake Malawi National Park Purchase of equipment (boats, radios, tents) to strengthen the protection of the park. The Bureau was informed that this request had been reviewed and was to be submitted to the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee as a 'small-scale' technical cooperation request for ...
Session: 10th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1986
Sites: Garamba National Park Historic Areas of Istanbul Lake Malawi National Park Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Country: Bulgaria Democratic Republic of the Congo Malawi North Macedonia Turkey
5. The Committee adopted the agenda for the meeting (document CC-86/CONF.003/1).  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
6. Mr. J.D. Collinson (Canada) was elected Chairman of the Committee. The delegate of Brazil (Mr. L.F. Seixas Correa) was elected Rapporteur and the delegates of the following States members of the Committee were elected Vice-Chairmen : Algeria, Bulgaria, India, Mexico and Zaire.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone 366 Peru C(i)(iii)       On the recommendation of the Bureau and following a request from the Peruvianauthorities, the Committee also decided to inscribe Chan Chan archaeological zoneon the List of World Heritage in Danger. In so doing, the Committee recommendedthat appropriate measures be taken for the conservation, restoration andmanagement of the site and specifically that the excavation work on the site behalted unless it was accompanied by appropriate conservation measures and thatall possible steps be taken to ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru