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Australian East Coast Temperate and Sub-Tropical Rain Forest Parks 368 Australia N(i)(ii) The Australian authorities, by letter of 9 October 1986 to the Secretariat, agreed to the two conditions recommended by the Bureau for the inscription of the property on the World Heritage List. The first of these was to exclude the Mt. Dromedary Flora Reserve from the nominated areas and the second concerned the changing of the name of this property. The name given above and suggested by the Australian authorities was considered appropriate by the Committee. In relation to the Bureau's ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Country: Australia
Iguaçu National Park 355 Brazil N(iii)(iv) In response to the Secretariat's request for advice on the future listing of this property, the delegation of Brazil indicated its wish to list this property independently, as proposed by Brazil, without any link to the concept of transfrontier site or any other similar concept in force or that might be accepted in the deliberations of the Committee. The Delegation of Brazil also mentioned that Brazilian legislation did not allow for any commitment regarding joint management of national parks. The World Heritage Committee, although it ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
Monuments of Trier 367 Germany (Fed. Rep. of) C(i)(iii)(iv)(vi) The Committee was informed of plans to use the amphitheatre in Trier for entertainment purposes and it requested the Chairman to write to the authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany to express its reservations on the plans as at present conceived which risked to prejudice the authenticity and integrity of the monument.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
Country: Germany
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae 392 Greece C(i)(ii)(iii) The Committee took note of the statement made by the Greek autho­rities that the area surrounding the temple was controlled by the Ministry of Culture and that no construction of any sort (roads or buildings) was allowed in that area.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
Country: Greece
Westland and Mount Cook National Park 375 New Zealand N(i)(ii)(iii) The Committee expressed its satisfaction regarding the manner in which the management plans drawn up for the two national parks have addressed the question of aircraft use. The Committee requested the State Party to keep it informed of any changes in the legal status of the recently added lands in Westland National Parks.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Fiordland National Park 376 New Zealand N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee noted the importance of including the waters of the fiords as an integral part of this national park and requested the New Zealand authorities to keep it informed of any reconside­ration of the proposal to export fresh water from the area which has been currently withdrawn. The Committee welcomed the initiatives of the New Zealand authorities to bring the waters of the fiords under the control of the park and endorsed the efforts of the New Zealand Wildlife Service to rehabilitate takahe habitat and restore ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Chan Chan archaeological zone 366 Peru C(i)(iii) On the recommendation o f the Bureau and following a request from the Peruvian authorities, the Committee also decided to inscribe Chan Chan archaeological zone on the List of World Heritage in Danger. In so doing, the Committee recommended that appropriate measures be taken for the conservation, restoration and management of the site and specifically that the excavation work on the site be halted unless it was accompanied by appropriate conservation measures and that all possible steps be taken to control the plundering of the ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
Garajonay National Park 380 Spain N(ii)(iii) The Committee commended the efforts of the Spanish authorities and local people in restoring and maintaining the conservation values of this site and wished to encourage initiatives to extend the boundaries of the park and to undertake further ecosystem research work.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Garajonay National Park
Country: Spain
Ancient City of Aleppo 21 Syrian Arab Republic C(iii)(iv) The Committee considered that it would be important to re-examine the situation of the old city at one of its future sessions to ascertain whether inclusion in the List of World Heritage in Danger would then be warranted.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Hattusha 377 Turkey C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee noted that the management plan prepared by a German archaeological team had the approval of the Turkish authorities and that it was expected that steps at present underway to proclaim Bogazköy and Alacahöyük as a National Park would be completed before the end of 1987.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
Country: Turkey
The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast 369 United Kingdom N(i)(iii) The Committee was informed by the observer from United Kingdom that this property was expected to be declared a National Nature Reserve within the next few weeks.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Stonehenge, Avebury and associated sites 373 United Kingdom C(i)(ii)(iii) The Committee noted with satisfaction the assurances provided by the authorities of the United Kingdom that the closure of the road which crosses the avenue at Stonehenge was receiving serious consideration as part of the overall plans for the future management of the site.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
St. Kilda 387 United Kingdom N(iii)(iv) The Committee was informed of the proposals to expand the radio tracking facilities on Hirta Island and was satisfied with the decision of the Secretary of State for Scotland, acting in concertation with local nature conservation authorities, to take appropriate measures concerning the siting, size, and colouring of these facilities which would minimise their impact on the nature conservation values. Given the high value of the marine area surrounding the archipelago of St. Kilda, any proposal in the future by the authorities of the United ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: St Kilda
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Old City of Sana'a 385 Yemen C(iv)(v)(vi) The Committee recommended that an adequate buffer zone should be established around the old city. It noted that the set of municipal regulations recently drawn up had now been adopted.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
Skocjan Caves 390 Yugoslavia N(ii)(iii) The Committee noted that the area inscribed on the World Heritage List included the underground chamber of the Hanke Canal extending in the direction of Druskovec. As concerns the integrity of the property, the Committee congratulated the Yugoslav authorities on the recent important measures taken to halt the industrial pollution of the undergroung Reka River and to strengthen protective measures for controlling land use on the land above the caves and particularly the entrance ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Škocjan Caves
Country: Slovenia
Great Zimbabwe National Monument 364 Zimbabwe C(i)(iii)(vi) The Committee recommended that measures should be studied o f strengthening the surveying, restoration and maintenance programme on the site (photogrammetry of the stone walls, mapping of the site, clearance of the trees on top of the walls, support for the collapsing walls).  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Country: Zimbabwe
Khami Ruins National Monument 365 Zimbabwe C(iii)(iv) The Committee shared the concerns expressed by ICOMOS on the state of preservation of the site which was seriously deteriorating due to the climatic conditions and the encroaching vegetation. It recommended that the state of the site be carefully followed and recognized that inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger may be warranted. The Committee expressed its willingness to provide help for the safeguarding of the ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Khami Ruins National Monument
Country: Zimbabwe
Kakadu National Park (Stage II) 147 Australia The leader of the Australian Delegation requested permission to put before the World Heritage Committee an order of the Federal Court of Australia. He read this in full to the Committee and then made it available to delegates. The Australian Delegation then requested the World Heritage Committee to defer, until further notice, the consideration of State II of the Kakadu National Park as part of the Kakadu World Heritage Property already inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981. The Committee agreed. The representative of IUCN noted that ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
12. The Committee examined 32 nominations to the World Heritage List, taking account of the recommendations of the Bureau and of the comments of ICOMOS and IUCN on each property (document CC-86/CONF.003/3). The Committee decided to include 31 cultural and natural properties on the World Heritage List and to extend a site already listed.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
14. As in previous years, IUCN reported on the conservation of natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger. An information document (CC-86/CONF.003/INF.4) prepared by IUCN presented up-to-date information on some 16 natural properties. 15. The Committee was glad to learn of improvements or of a stabilisation in the previously deteriorating situation of certain properties, notably Djoudj National Park (Senegal), Ngorongoro Conservation area (Tanzania) and Garamba National Park (Zaire) (all inscribed on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Aldabra Atoll Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Garamba National Park Great Barrier Reef Ichkeul National Park Iguazu National Park Los Glaciares National Park Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Ngorongoro Conservation Area Niokolo-Koba National Park Pirin National Park
Country: Argentina Australia Bulgaria Côte d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Guinea India Senegal Seychelles Tunisia United Republic of Tanzania
18. The Committee, when learning of the dramatic increase in poaching reported by IUCN for Mana Pools, Sapi and Chewore Reserves in Zimbabwe and for Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, recognised that this particular problem should also be approached globally, by stemming the illicit trade in wildlife and especially of elephant tusks and rhinoceros horn. In this regard, the Committee requested that its Chairman contact the Secretariat of the Convention on the Interna­tional Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), which has been ratified by many States Parties to the ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania Zimbabwe
16. As concerns the Galapagos Archipelago (Ecuador) the Committee noted with satisfaction the recent addition of the surrounding marine area to the national park and requested the Secre­tariat to contact the Equatorian authorities encouraging the possible inclusion of this area in the site inscribed on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
17. The Committee was greatly concerned with the continuation of the serious threats to Tai National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) and requested the Secretariat to redouble efforts with the national authorities to inscribe this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger and, at the same time, to develop a project, in cooperation with IUCN, to improve the protection of this Park.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
20. The Director of the Division of Cultural Heritage introduced the document on the monitoring of cultural properties prepared by the Secretariat at the Bureau's request (document CC-86/CONF.­003/6). She pointed out that this document recalled the background of this question and the discus­sions which the Bureau and the Committee had already had on the subject since 1982; it described in particular the system of data collection on natural properties used at present by IUCN, the system of monitoring the state of conservation of cultural properties which ICOMOS had submitted to the ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
31. Mr. Ian Christie Clark (Canada), one of the four Rapporteurs entrusted by the Special Committee of the Executive Board with an in-depth study on International Campaigns for the Preservation and Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Mankind informed the Committee of the findings of that study (document 23 C/INF.25). The study described the success of the earlier campaigns but pointed out that only very limited degrees of success had been achieved in respect of the other campaigns due in part to the rapid growth in their number. The speaker indicated that whereas it would be logical ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
34. The Committee noted that, at a meeting of the Bureau during its session, consideration had been given to the procedure for the approval of large-scale technical cooperation requests. (...) In order to streamline the decision-making process, the Committee approved the Bureau's recommendations on the following points: The ceiling for small-scale technical cooperation requests which can be approved by the Chairman at any time of the year should remain at $20.000 per project. The Chairman could not approve requests submitted by his own country. The Bureau should be authorized by ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
33. The Secretariat presented document CC-86/CONF.003/4 which set out four large-scale requests for technical co-operation which had all been examined by the Bureau at its 10th session. The Committee approved the four requests, as follows:   - Bulgaria - Provision of a tacheometer with accessories and two additional items for the photometer already supplied, for the surveying of World Heritage sites - $34,000   - Turkey: for the safeguarding of Istanbul - $47,000    - training in wood and stone conservation - $12,000    - creation of a laboratory for ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Country: Bulgaria North Macedonia Turkey
36. In accordance with the revised procedure, the Committee also approved the following four requests which had been kept in obeyance either due to lack of funds under the 1986 budget or to receipt after the deadline: Algeria: $1,700 Equipment for conservation measures in Tassili N'Ajjer National Park Seychelles: $7,200 Consultant services to advise on the eradication of feral goats in Aldabra Atoll and equipment Peru - $35,400 Financial support for the implementation of the management plan for Huascaran National Park - $30,100 Support for associated training activities ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Aldabra Atoll Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Huascarán National Park Tassili n'Ajjer
Country: Algeria Peru Seychelles
37. Given the serious situation of the Selous Game Reserve (United Republic of Tanzania), as reported under the section of this report on the conservation status of natural World Heritage properties, the Committee requested the Secretariat to inform the Tanzanian authorities of its willingness to allocated financial support under the 1987 budget to a project aimed at improving the protection of this site.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
39. The Committee noted that the Executive Board of Unesco, at its 126th session in September 1986, had taken up the question of the withdrawal of the declaration on voluntary contributions. The Executive Board had been of the opinion, however, that it was not the type of contribution which was important but rather the fact that all States Parties should pay in full the one per cent of their contribution to the regular budget of Unesco. The Committee noted with satisfaction the text of decision 5.4.3 adopted by the Executive Board, and especially paragraphs 11 and 12 which read as ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
41. In considering the budget for 1987, the Committee noted that the sum of approximately $ 2.7 million was available as cash in hand. This sum was considerably higher than in previous years due, in addition to the efforts noted above, to the fact that one State Party had resumed its signifi­cant voluntary contributions to the Fund. In addition there had been some savings on the 1986 budget, in particular because the Secretariat had been insufficiently staffed to develop internatio­nal assistance projects. In this connection, the Committee requested that in future working ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
43. The Committee's attention was drawn to document CC-86/CONF.003/7 presenting up-to-­date information on different activities undertaken by different States Parties, private organi­sations and the Secretariat. 44. In particular, the Committee took note o f the study presented in the annex o f this document, prepared at the request of the Bureau at its 10th session, presenting a promotion plan indicating how States Parties themselves could promote the Convention, as well as the means for cooperation between States Parties and the Secretariat. 45. The Committee agreed with the ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
49. The Committee noted the report on the discussion of this item at the Bureau meeting, at which no consensus had been reached, with some members holding that there should be no limit placed on the number of terms of office of members of the Committee, while others were of the opinion that there were good grounds to change the present system (document CC-86/CONF.003/9). 50. One member suggested that the Committee consider recommending to all States Parties at the next General Assembly that the Assembly adopt a procedure whereby, prior to the election of States to the Committee, the ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
55. The Committee decided to hold its 11th session at Unesco Headquarters in Paris from 7 to 11 December 1987.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
56. The Committee authorized the Bureau to draw up and submit on its behalf a report on its activities to the 24th session of the General Conference.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
The Tenth 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 2 and 3 November 1995, during the 28th session of the General Conference. One hundred and nineteen States Parties to the Convention were represented at the meeting. Representatives of two non-governmental organizations and the European Communities Commission attended the meeting as observers. Several other observers were also present. In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly, the ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
5. In his opening address, the Deputy Director-General, representing the Director-General, evoked the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention to which 143 States Parties now adhered; since the eighteenth session of the Committee, 440 properties situated in 100 States Parties were now inscribed on the World Heritage List. He emphasized that the desire to preserve the diversity of cultural and natural heritage has made it possible to accomplish noteworthy actions and to strengthen the feeling of belonging to a world community working towards greater tolerance, ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
6. The General Assembly elected by acclamation Mr Kronfol (Lebanon) as President. The General Assembly also elected unanimously representatives of Brazil, Niger and Japan as Vice-Presidents, and Mr. J. Jelen (Hungary) as Rapporteur.
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
7. After having moved to item 9 of the draft agenda the examination of new monitoring activities and to item 10 elections to the World Heritage Committee, the General Assembly adopted its draft agenda. 8. Following a point of order on the part of Slovenia, which recalled a resolution of the UN Security Council and a decision of the UNESCO General Conference, and after having heard the advice of the Legal Advisor, the General Assembly decided that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) could not participate in this tenth session.
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
9. In accordance with the recommendation made by the World Heritage Committee at its eighteenth session, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr Adul Wichiencharoen (Thailand) presented to the General Assembly the report which the Committee was submitting to the UNESCO General Conference. The text of Dr. Wichiencharoen's presentation, as well as the Committee's Report to the General Conference, is presented in Annex I to this document. The General Assembly took note of this report.
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
10. The General Assembly examined the Document WHC-95/CONF.204/3 concerning the budgetary situation of the World Heritage Fund, in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The situation concerning contributions up to 28 October 1995, replacing Document WHC-95/CONF.204/3 Add., was also distributed during the session. The Assembly was further informed that the following contributions had been received since 28 October 1995: State Party Amount (US $) Year of contribution Algeria 10,768 balance 1993, 1994 and ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
12. The General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1996-1997, calculated in US dollars, would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties to the Regular Programme of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention, as had been decided by the nine previous General Assemblies.
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
13. The President then explained for which reasons it was proposed to simplify the procedure in force for the election of members to the World Heritage Committee, in order to avoid an excessive number of ballots. This simplification, contained in the proposed amendments to Rules 13.8, 13.9 and 13.10 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (cf. Document WHC-95/CONF.204/5), would comprise four ballots with absolute majority and at the fifth ballot a simple majority, and in the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same number of votes, to proceed by drawing lots.14. The ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
15. This agenda item was introduced by the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee, Dr Adul Wichiencharoen (Thailand), who summarized the contents of his report on this subject as reflected in Working Document WHC-95/CONF.204/7 (see note [1] ) and the proposed resolution that had been prepared by him for this General Assembly (WHC­95/CONF.204/DR.1). He recalled that the World Heritage Committee, after a long process of consultations, discussions and practical experiences in several States Parties and regions, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, decided, at its eighteenth ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
34. Under item 10 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-eighth session of the General Conference: Colombia, Indonesia, Oman, Peru, Senegal, Syrian Arab Republic and Thailand. Following the withdrawal of its candidature by Nigeria, as well as that of Colombia which withdrew in favour of Ecuador, the list of twenty-eight States Parties having submitted their candidature was read to the General Assembly: Algeria, Argentina, ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
Country: Australia Benin Canada Cuba Ecuador Malta Morocco
43. The Representative of Germany informed the General Assembly that the nineteenth session of the World Heritage Committee would be held in his country, in Berlin, and invited all States Parties to attend.44. The Representative of Mexico and the Representative of Italy both proposed to host in their countries the twentieth session of the World Heritage Committee. The General Assembly thanked these two States for their generous invitations and decided that the question would be examined during the nineteenth session of the Committee.45. No other question having been raised under the item ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
27. The Bureau, - reviewed document SC-87/CONF.004/7 on technical cooperation requests submitted by States Parties and - made the following recommendations:   - People's Republic of China a) The Bureau noted that the Jixian/Tianjian Area, for which US$30,000 has been requested for supporting geological research, has not been recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List. b) In relation to the requests for training of specialists in management of natural heritage (US$80,000) and the research studies on the Imperial Palace (US$35,000) and Caves of Mogao (US$52,000), the ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
Sites: City of Quito Durmitor National Park Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: China Ecuador Honduras Madagascar Montenegro
28. The Bureau noted that States Parties had submitted only a relatively small number of technical cooperation requests. In this connection, the Bureau recalled that States Parties could ask for preparatory assistance to draw up such requests. In addition, the Bureau asked the Secretariat to make every effort, including missions to States Parties, to advise on the availability of international assistance under the Fund and to assist in the preparation of receivable requests. Particular attention should be given to designing technical cooperation projects in which the contribution from ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
29. The Bureau felt that more background information should be given in the presentation of technical cooperation requests for approval by the Bureau or the Committee in order to allow a better appreciation of the context in which requests were being made under the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau recommended that the Secretariat in future present the following elements for each technical cooperation request: - international assistance already provided for the property in question and results obtained; - a brief description of the different components requested, for example, laboratory ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
30. Finally, the Bureau considered that in very many cases, States Parties were not sufficiently well informed about the possibilities for requesting international assistance udner the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau therefore recommended that the Secretariat prepare an easily understood brochure on how to obtain international assistance under the World Heritage Fund which would be widely distributed to all States Parties.  
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
32. In connection with the assistance requested by States Parties for carrying out promotional activities, the Bureau recommended that such assistance should be provided only for the production of general information material on the Convention, and no for the promotion of any particular World Heritage property. Furthermore, considering the budgetary allocations set aside for promotional activities, such assistance could only be of modest proportions, complementing national investments. However, the Bureau noted that the Secretariat should be flexible in judging each case accordingly. In ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
Country: China
5. With a modification in the order of examination of cultural and natural nominations, the Committee adopted the agenda for the session.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
6. Mr. J.D. Collinson (Canada) was re-elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. Mrs. M. Stantcheva (Bulgaria) was elected as Rapporteur and the following members of the Committee as Vice­Chairmen: France, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia and the United Republic of Tanzania.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
9. The Committee examined 61 nominations to the World Heritage List, taking account of the recommendations of ICOMOS and IUCN for each nomination. The Committee decided to include 41 cultural and natural properties on the World Heritage List and one extension, which are presented in section A below. The Committee also decided to defer its decision on 16 nominations, as noted under section B, and decided not to include 4 properties on the World Heritage List (section C). Finally, the Committee noted that the United Kingdom had withdrawn the nominations of Diana's Peak and High Peak, St. ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Kakadu National Park(extension to include Stage II) 147 Australia N(ii)(iii)(iv) C(iii) The Committee recalled that at its 5th session held in Sydney (Australia) in 1981, while inscribing Kakadu National Park on the World Heritage List, it had noted that the Australian Government intended to proclaim additional areas in the Alligator River Region as part of Kakadu National Park and had recommended that such areas be included in the site inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Committee therefore welcomed the extension of the site to include such areas, which had been favourably ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
Uluru National Park 447 Australia N(ii) (iii) The Committee commended the Australian authorities on the manner in which the management of this property gave an appropriate blend of the cultural and natural characteristics of this property. The Committee expressed the view that the site could be extended to include areas which would give a more complete representation of the arid zone and encouraged the Australian authorities to continue their efforts to reintroduce previously occurring native ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Country: Australia
Brasilia 445 Brazil C(i)(iv) The Committee recommended that a conservation policy which respects the characteristics of the urban creation of 1956 be pursued in the federal district of Brasilia.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
Mount Taishan 437 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi) N(iii) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the assurances given by the observer from China. They responded to the preoccupations of the Bureau which was concerned by the proliferation of buildings and tourism installations. The Committee endorsed the recommendations of the Bureau and requested that particular care be taken in developing this unique site.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Mount Taishan
Country: China
The Great Wall 438 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: The Great Wall
Country: China
Mogao Caves 440 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(ii)(iii) (iv) (v) (vi) The Committee drew the attention of the Chinese authorities to the need to take all necessary measures to safeguard the very vulnerable rock site of Mogao Caves. The Committee would like to be kept informed of all action undertaken to this end.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 441 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(iii)(iv)(vi) The Committee would like to be informed by the Chinese authorities of the plans for the archaeological exploration, presentation and management of the site.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Country: China
Dja Faunal Reserve 407 Cameroon N(ii)(iv) The Committee strongly encouraged the Cameroon authorities to continue the process to upgrade the legal status of this reserve to strengthen its protection, and also to adopt and implement the draft management plan prepared by the GarouaCollege. The Committee encouraged the Cameroon authorities to continue detailed surveys of the flora and fauna and to increase the documentation on the natural resources. Finally, the Committee also requested the Cameroon authorities to ensure that the planning of the trans-­african highway would take into ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
Hanseatic City of Lübeck 272 Rev Germany (Fed. Rep. of) C(iv) The Committee recommended that the archaeological exploitation under the historic city of Lübeck be pursued, including in the zones not inscribed on the World Heritage List, and wished to be kept informed.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Country: Germany
Budapest, the banks of the Danube with the dis­trict of Buda Castle 400 Hungary C(ii)(iv) The Committee took note of the statement made by the observer from Hungary that his Government undertook to make no modifications to the panorama of Budapest by adding constructions out of scale.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
Hollokö 401 Rev Hungary C(v) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the statement made by the observer from Hungary who recalled that Holloko was protected not only by legal provisions but also by the will of all its inhabitants.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
Country: Hungary
Elephanta Caves 244 Rev India C(i)(iii) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the statement of the representative of India that her Government would take appropriate steps to protect this fragile property from the possible adverse impact of industrial projects in the vicinity.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Elephanta Caves
Country: India
Sundarbans National Park 452 India N(ii)(iv) The Committee expressed the wish that the revised management plan be adopted as soon as possible and requested the Indian authorities to monitor projects that might have adverse effects on the park. The Committee recommended that research work aimed at the management of the tiger populations needed to be encouraged. The Committee furthermore encouraged the Bangladesh authorities to nominate the adjacent Sundarbans reserves in ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Sundarbans National Park
Country: India
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan 414 Mexico C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) (vi) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the progress achieved with respect to the draft decree designed to protect the whole of the valley of Teotihuacan.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Country: Mexico
Historic Centre of Puebla 416 Mexico C(ii)(iv) The Committee considered that the complementarity of the colonial city of Puebla and of the Pre-Hispanic site of Cholula had been weakened by the urbanization of the area and that it was therefore not possible in the present circumstances to proceed with a joint inscription. Consequently, the historic centre of Puebla alone was inscribed on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
Bahla Fort 433 Oman C(iv) Concerned by the degradation of the earth structures of the fort and of the oasis of Bahla, the committee suggested that the Sultanate of Oman submit a request for technical cooperation and consider the possibility of nominating this property for inscription on the World Heritage List in Danger.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
Manu National Park 402 Peru N(ii)(iv) The Committee encouraged the Peruvian authorities to continue to involve assistance agencies in providing support for this Park and to pursue the anthropology programme regarding -the resident native population. The Committee also wished to bring the Peruvian authorities' attention to the need for a rural development project in the buffer zone of the Park.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Manú National Park
Country: Peru
Nemrut Dag 448 Turkey C(i)(iii)(iv) The Committee took note of the undertaking of the representative of Turkey that the archaeological state of the site would be respected during the works foreseen in the next few years.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Nemrut Dağ
Country: Turkey
Historical Park Monticello and University of Virginia in Charlottesville 442 United States of America C(i)(iv)(vi)  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 409 United States of America N(ii) The Committee wished to encourage the Park authorities to continue their commendable work on geological research and on the control of exotic species.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Country: United States of America
Kilimanjaro National Park 403 United Republic of Tanzania N(iii) The Committee recommended that the Tanzanian authorities pursue plans for extending the Park to include more areas of montane forests and to continue their efforts to strengthen protective measures. In particular, the Committee requested that a management plan be prepared which would improve the effective management of the park. The representative of Tanzania informed the Committee that he would report on progress at the next session of the ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Kilimanjaro National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
a) The Committee endorsed the recommendations of the Bureau, and decided to defer the examination of the following nominations:   Panda Reserves 435   China(People's Rep. of) Cathedral "Unserer Lieben Frau" in Freiburg 418   Germany (Fed. Rep. of) The Gorge of Samaria National Park 406   Greece Ostia antica, Porto and the Isola Sacra 397   Italy Patzcuaro Lake Cultural Zone   413   Mexico Bat Necropolis 434   Oman Old City of ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn New Lanark Old City of Salamanca Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Country: China Germany Greece Italy Mexico Oman Spain Sri Lanka United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America
b) Furthermore, the Committee decided to defer the examination of the following nominations:   Cerro Colorado 408   Argentina The Committee deferred its decision on this nomination in order to give ICOMOS the opportunity to make a further evaluation of this property.   Archaeological Park of Selinunte 396   Italy The Committee deferred the examination of this property until additional information on the plans for the archaeological park had been received.   Castel del ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Castel del Monte The English Lake District Tongariro National Park
Country: Argentina Italy New Zealand United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
National Nature Conservation Area of the Middle and Upper Proterozoic Sequences: Jixian 436 China(People's Republic of) The Committee recognized the geological importance of this site within China but did not consider that it met the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: China
Port of Khor Rori  431 Oman Although the Committee recognized the importance of the "incense road" in ' intercontinental exchanges since antiquity, it considered that, in its present state, the nomination concerning the site of Khor Rori did not fulfil the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: Oman
Sur al-Luwatiya, the Historic Centre of Matrah 432 Oman Although the Committee recognized the value of the Historic Centre of Matrah for the heritage of the Sultanate of Oman, it considered that the nomination did not fulfil the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: Oman
Dalt Vila (Ibiza) 417 Spain Although the Committee recognized the historical value of this site in the Balearic Islands, it considered that the material evidence of its multi-millenial past was not sufficient to justify inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Country: Spain
With respect to the last three cultural sites mentioned above, the Committee stated that it would be willing to take into consideration any new nomination prepared in consultation with ICOMOS, if new elements were presented which would warrant the inscription of these sites on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Country: Oman Spain
17. The Committee noted with satisfaction that the situation in two of the natural sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger - namely Djoudj National Park (Senegal) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) - had considerably improved in the last year and that IUCN would be proposing that they be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger in the next two years. The situation of Garamba National Park (Zaire) was also improving but was still critical.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Garamba National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area
18. The Committee requested its Chairman to write to the authorities concerned for the following natural sites mentioned in the IUCN document in order that progress reports could be submitted to the Committee at its next session: Western Tasmania National Parks (Australia); Mt.Nimba (Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea); Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary (Peru); Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal); Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania).  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Niokolo-Koba National Park Selous Game Reserve Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia Côte d'Ivoire Guinea Peru Senegal United Republic of Tanzania
19. The representative of Tunisia informed the Committee that a Unesco/World Heritage consultant was currently reviewing the sitatirn of Ichkeul National Park which had been mentioned in the IUCN document: he stated that his country would certainly nominate this site to the List of World Heritage in Danger if this way recommended in the consultant's report.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
20. The Committee noted with satisfaction the efforts of the Yugoslav authorities to reduce water pollution levels in the Skocjan caves.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Škocjan Caves
Country: Slovenia
21. The Committee noted the very serious problems of poaching in the Mana Pools Complex (Zimbabwe) and noted that the procedure had been started by the Zimbabwe authorities to nominate this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
22. The Committee took note of the IUCN statement on the poaching of rhinoceros in general, and of the declaration of the representative of the Yemen Arab Republic contesting views expressed by IUCN saying that these views did not correspond to the real situation and did not look into the problem in its globality. The Committee requested the Secretariat to continue its cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and particularly to investigate what joint measures could be taken to reinforce the ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
A. Cultural properties 12. The Chairman informed the Committee that, in accordance with the request of the Committee at its 10th session, a working group of the Bureau had been set up to examine the problems raised by the establishment of a system to monitor the state of conservation of cultural properties included in the World Heritage List. The working group had proposed the principles of the system and the procedure to be followed, and had, furthermore, drawn up two draft questionnaires. The, Chairperson of the working group specified that the first questionnaire would be addressed to ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)
Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Historic District of Old Québec Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Pilgrimage Church of Wies Speyer Cathedral Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Country: Brazil Canada Egypt Germany Poland Portugal Turkey United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23. The Committee examined document SC-87/CONF.005/6 and took note of the explanations given in the addendum. It noted that as at 30 November 1987 the cash in hand amounted to $2,490,720 and that since that date, a voluntary contribution of $200,000 had been received from a State Party, bringing the total amount of the cash in hand to $2,690,720. 24. Given this financial situation, the Committee adopted the following budget for 1988:   Activity AmountUS$ Preparatory assistance and regional studies 100,000 Technical ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
25. The Committee, - examined the requests presented in document SC-87/CONF.005/7; - noted that the Bureau had met on 09 December 1987 to consider these requests and, in accordance with the procedure set out in paragraphs 69 to 91 of the Operational Guidelines, had approved the requests amounting to no more than $30,000; - decided to approve the other requests taking into account of the Bureau's recommendations. The requests approved are as follows:   Preparatory assistance China (People's Rep. of) for drawing up safeguarding plans for the cultural sites inscribed on the World ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: City of Quito Dja Faunal Reserve Durmitor National Park Historic Areas of Istanbul Khami Ruins National Monument National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Petra Selous Game Reserve Tassili n'Ajjer
Country: Algeria Brazil Cameroon China Ecuador Haiti Jordan Mexico Montenegro Turkey United Republic of Tanzania Zimbabwe
26. The Committee took note of document SC-87/CONF.005/8 presenting the promotional activities undertaken in 1987 and those foreseen for 1988. The Committee congratulated the Secretariat on its work and emphasised the need to expand this promotion programme. 27. It was recalled that States Parties have a responsibility in strengthening promotional activities. Several members of the Committee mentioned the activities undertaken in their respective countries, such as the production of stamps or pamphlets on world heritage sites in Yugoslavia and India, or the publication and sale at ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: China Haiti
31. Given the high number of nominations and the problems that this situation might cause for their evaluation and the smooth running of the work of the Committee, the Bureau had wished that the Committee examine whether it was suitable - and in which manner - to eventually envisage a limitation to the number of nominations in the future. The Committee also expressed its concern that the examination of nominations had taken up most of the time available at the expense of the other items on the agenda, particularly financial matters. 32. Several members of the Committee considered that it ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
37. When examining the proposal to extend Kakadu National Park (Australia), the Committee recognised that there were no indications in the "Operational Guidelines" for States Parties in proposing extensions to sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Committee therefore requested the Secretariat to incorporate such indications, particularly concerning the documentation to be made available to enable the Bureau and the Committee to examine such proposals.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
38. The representative from Brazil recalled that his country had on several previous occasions invited the Committee to host one of its sessions in Brasilia. Now that this property was inscribed on the World Heritage List, the Brazilian authorities wished to reiterate their invitation and to host the 12th session of the Committee in Brasilia in 1988. 39. The Committee thanked the Brazilian representative for the invitation made on behalf of his country. Many members of the Committee felt that, although most intergovernmental Unesco meetings should be held at Unesco Headquarters in Paris, ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
42. The representative of Algeria noted that the present composition of the World Heritage Committee was somewhat imbalanced in terms of geographical representation, with a particular lack of representation of African States Parties. This meant that there was a resulting imbalance in the representation of cultural regions. The Algerian representative suggested that the Bureau and the Committee should re-examine the voting procedure for the General Assembly of States Parties. 43. The Committee agreed that there was a need to ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/11EXT.COM/2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 39 COM 17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Elects the United Republic of Tanzania as Vice-Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee whose mandate will be until the end of the 40th session of the Committee (July 2016).
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The eleventh 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 27 and 28 October 1997, during the twenty-ninth session of the General Conference. One hundred and twenty-eight States Parties to the Convention were represented at this meeting. The representatives of the three advisory bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN), the Council of Europe, three non-governmental organizations, as well as one State not party to the Convention attended the ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
5. In her opening address, the representative of the Director-General, Mrs Lourdes Arizpe, Assistant Director-General for Culture, spoke of the remarkable and visionary character of the Convention for the Protection of World Heritage, which was adopted exactly twenty-five years ago. The Convention is based on the by now well-accepted premises that there are natural and cultural properties of such importance that not only are they of national value, but also of universal value to all humankind. She welcomed the adhesion of new States Parties to the Convention and mentioned the most recent ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
9. The General Assembly elected by acclamation H.E. Mr Nouréini Tidjani-Serpos (Benin) as President of the General Assembly, the representatives of Australia, Morocco and the United States of America as Vice Presidents, and Mr Mauricio Montalvo (Ecuador) as Rapporteur.
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
11. The Chairperson, Mrs Teresa Franco, recalled the last sessions of the World Heritage Committee which were held in Berlin (Germany - nineteenth session) and Merida (Mexico - twentieth session). During these sessions, the World Heritage Committee decided to include 66 new properties on the World Heritage List, bringing the total to 506, with 380 cultural, 108 natural and 19 mixed properties.12. After a quarter of a century of implementation, it appears that the 1972 Convention is one of the most successful instruments in the field of heritage protection. The Chairperson recalled the ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
17. The General Assembly took note of the Document WHC-97/CONF.205/3A concerning the examination of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period 1994/1995, as well as the accounts audited by the Auditor General for 1996. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller proposed that the General Assembly accept the accounts for 1994, 1995 and 1996.18. The Delegate of Thailand wished to know why, according to the letter from the Auditor General of Canada, the accounts for the preceding years had not been audited, whereas all the financial statements ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
19. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller indicated that a large number of States Parties had paid their contributions and that other contributions were being made and would be accepted until midday. 20. The Delegate of China voiced his disappointment that the amount of US$ 20,000 contributed by his country was not indicated as a voluntary contribution in the document. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller said that he would verify this information and that the necessary corrections would be made.
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
21. In accordance with item 7 of the agenda, the General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1998-1999, calculated in US dollars, would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties to the Regular Programme of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, as had been decided by previous General Assemblies.
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
22. The Director of the World Heritage Centre recalled that the Tenth General Assembly examined the monitoring and reporting on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties and that it decided the following (paragraph 31 of the Summary Record of the Tenth General Assembly): 'As a conclusion, the General Assembly decided to continue the debate on the systematic monitoring and reporting on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties at the Eleventh General Assembly of States Parties that will be held in 1997. The General Assembly requested the World Heritage Committee ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
26. Under item 9 of the agenda, the General Assembly was called upon to elect seven members of the World Heritage Committee, to replace the following seven members whose mandate would expire at the end of the 29th session of the General Conference: China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Philippines and Spain. The list of candidates was read out to the General Assembly: Angola, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Hungary, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
33. The Delegate of Panama informed of his wish to associate States not yet party to the Convention with the 152 States Parties, in a reflection on the protection of the World Heritage, and he suggested that the number of members of the World Heritage Committee be increased to enable greater participation in the work of the Committee. The Delegate of Italy wished to go back to item 6 of the agenda in Document WHC-97/CONF.205/3A concerning the approbation of the utilization of the World Heritage Fund, item 12 of page 21. She indicated that contrary to what was mentioned in the report, it ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
35. After having thanked the Secretariat, the tellers and the interpreters for their efficient work, the President declared the session closed.
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
14. The representative of IUCN reported on the status of three natural sites, two of which are inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, as follows: Manu National Park (Peru): A commercial discovery of natural gas had beenmade next to the park and further exploration work was imminent. This work would bring in many workers and settlers next to the western boundary of the park and could result in encroachments and associated problems. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to contact the Peruvian authorities and to seek* further explanation. Djoudj National Park (Senegal): The ...
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Manú National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: Peru Senegal United Republic of Tanzania
16. The Permanent Delegate of Iran to Unesco made a statement regarding the damages incurred by the Meidan Emam (Meidan Nagh Cheh Jahan) at Isphahan which was hit by a rocket during the recent attacks on Iranian cities. In the Permanent Delegate's opinion, the Meidan Emam should be considered for the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
18. The Bureau examined document SC-88/CONF.007/9 presenting requests for technical cooperation and training under the World Heritage Fund. 19. The following requests were approved by the Bureau: 1. Consultancy services for the preparation of a plan for Royal Chitwan National Park (Nepal) and purchase of equipment for implementing 3 prototype projects recommended by the plan: $30,000 2. Financial contribution to the purchase of a "UNIMOG", an all-terrain vehicle, for use in field training activities at the Mweka College of African Wildlife Management (Tanzania): $30,000 3. Purchase of ...
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Chitwan National Park Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
Country: Greece Nepal United Republic of Tanzania
20. The Bureau approved US$25,000 for training in Madagascar under the conditoin that the training workshop will have a special focus on the "Tsingy de Bemaraha" are nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List. The Bureau requested that this workshop be used to revise the nomination of the Tsingy de Bemaraha.  
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Madagascar
21. The Bureau recommended that the Committee approve the following requests: 1. Equipment for a visitors' centre and an all-terrain vehicle for Tassili N'Ajjer National Park (Algeria): $53,000 2. Equipment essential for better patrolling the Virunga National Park (Zaire): $40,000 3. Equipment and spare parts for a Toyota vehicle to strengthen anti-poaching measures in Garamba National Park (Zaire): $50,000 22. The Bureau recommended that the Committee be informed of other international assistance projects for these World Heritage sites, such as projects funded by the ...
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Garamba National Park Tassili n'Ajjer Virunga National Park
Country: Algeria Democratic Republic of the Congo
23. The Bureau recommended that the Committee approve the following request, on the understanding that further details be provided on the amounts requested: Equipment for restoring the World Heritage properties of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya (Sri Lanka) and for training activities pertaining to those sites.  
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Ancient City of Polonnaruwa Ancient City of Sigiriya Sacred City of Anuradhapura
Country: Sri Lanka
24. Since ICOMOS was not yet in a position to provide accurate evaluation of the threats to the integrity of the following 2 properties, the Bureau recommended that the Committee's decision on the 2 requests be taken after further study has been carried out: 1. Urgent measures for strengthening the foundations of the wall and to study methods of reconstructing doors, windows and other wooden elements at Bahla Fort (Oman). 2. Equipment and technical assistance needed for restoration work at Wieliczka Salt Mine ...
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Bahla Fort Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
Country: Oman Poland
25. With regard to a request received from Brazil, submitted on 16 June 1988 for $30,000 towards a project for the conservation and management of the Jesuit missions of the Guarani, the Bureau agreed with the Chairman's suggestion that the approve project components up to an amount of $20,000. The remaining $10,000 for the project, which would bring its value to a total of $30,000, should be requested from the Committee at its next session.  
Session: 12th session of the Bureau (CONF 007)
Year: 1988
Sites: Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
Country: Brazil
6. The Committee adopted the draft agenda of the session with two amendments, which consisted in inverting items 10, (Requests for technical co-operation), and 11 (State of accounts of the World Heritage Fund and budget for 1989), and the sequence of examination of nominations of natural and cultural properties. Furthermore, the Committee decided to examine the question of procedures for the election of Committee members under item 14, "Other business".  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
7. Upon the proposal of the outgoing Chairman, Mr. J.H. Collinson (Canada), Mr. A. da Silva Telles (Brazil) was elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. Ms. A. Miltiadou (Greece) was elected Rapporteur and the following members of the Committee were elected Vice-Chairmen: Australia, Canada, France, India, and the Yemen Arab Republic. A member of the Committee stressed that the composition of the Bureau did not reflect a geographical balance and was due to peculiar circumstances since representatives of certain geographical regions were not present at this session of the ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
8. The Secretary for the session, Ms. J. Robertson Vernhes, recalled the role of the Secretariat of the World Heritage Committee, concerning the processing of the nominations to the World Heritage List, the implementation of the decisions of the Committee concerning projects financed under the World Heritage Fund, as well as the promotional activities aimed at making the Convention better known and at stimulating contributions to the World Heritage Fund. 9. The Committee noted that the activities undertaken by the Secretariat since its eleventh session were described in detail in the ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
12. The Chairman of the Working Group, H.E. Ananda Guruge (Sri Lanka) presented the recommendations drafted by the Working Group. He stressed how important it was that the work of the Committee be facilitated through careful preparation and submittance of nominations of cultural properties by States Members, a more active Secretariat contribution when checking files, and a selective presentation of proposals by ICOMOS and by the Bureau. He also noted the progress that could be achieved through a reorganization of the Committee's agenda. The Chairman of the Working Group clarified that ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
20. The Secretary presented document SC-88/CONF.001/3 on the revision of the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. The Committee noted that the modifications proposed in this document resulted from three different actions, namely: changes introduced in accordance with the Committee's decisions concerning the monitoring of cultural properties, the procedure for nomination of extensions to World Heritage properties and assistance for promotional activities; modifications required to update the Operational Guidelines to make them conform with ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
28. The Committee examined document SC-88/CONF.001/10 which arose from the difficulty which the Bureau had encountered in the examination of nominations which had an indissociable combination of cultural and natural elements. 29. The Committee recalled the inconsistency between the definitions of cultural and natural heritage in the Convention and the criteria laid out in the Operational Guidelines, particularly the fact that Article 2 defining natural heritage did not refer to cultural aspects of such heritage and yet natural criterion (iii) refers to "... areas natural beauty or ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
1) Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) The Committee was glad to be informed that the conservation status of this property had greatly improved but that the Tanzanian authorities had requested that it be maintained on the List of World Heritage in Danger, particularly in view of the continued threat of poaching. The Committee agreed to maintain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger but expressed the wish that it be removed from this List in 1989.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
2) Djoudj National Park (Senegal) The Committee was glad to learn that due in part to assistance provided from the Fund, the conservation status of this property had greatly improved. The Committee decided to comply with the request of the Senegalese authorities to remove this property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
3) Tai National Park (Cote d'Ivoire) The Committee noted that the natural values of this property had declined due to various illegal activities within the park. The Committee was, however, glad to learn of a forthcoming project financed by WWF, US-AID and possibly with a contribution from the World Heritage which could help mitigate the current situation, and requested IUCN to report back to the Committee at its next session.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
4) Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) The representative of IUCN reported that this property was currently under extreme pressure with the invasion of some 50,000 refugees and settlers into the Reserve. The Committee requested the Secretariat to contact the Honduran authorities to obtain further information and to ask them to consider inscribing this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
5) Yellowstone National Park (USA) The Committee noted that an exceptionally large fire had occurred in the Park during 1988 but that no World Heritage values had been lost. The Committee welcomed the proposal of the representative of the USA to provide further information on the results of the review of the fire management policy for wilderness areas and the restoration/recovery plan aimed at showing visitors how Yellowstone was being "reborn".  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
B. Cultural Properties 34. At the request of the Chairman, the Secretariat informed the Committee of its observations concerning the results at the present stage of implementation of the experimental monitoring system adopted by the Committee at its eleventh session. The attention of the Committee was drawn to the difficulties of a number of States in meeting the deadlines; a modified timetable was suggested, so as to enable both the Secretariat and ICOMOS to process replies and to report to the Bureau before reporting to the Committee. The Secretariat stated that the results obtained ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Island of Gorée Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Country: France Senegal
41. The Secretariat informed the Committee of problems that had arisen in the case of the three World Heritage sites. First, in the case of the city of Quebec, two real estate projects had given rise to concern in 1987 and the Canadian authorities had provided a report on the subject. The representative of Canada stated that, although several projects were still under study, the cultural heritage of Old Quebec would be safeguarded and the Committee would be advised of any change in the property. 42. As regards the site of Goreme in Turkey, the Secretariat informed the Committee of an ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Historic District of Old Québec Studenica Monastery
Country: Canada Serbia Turkey
44. The Committee congratulated the Secretariat on the report on activities carried out in 1988 (document SC-88/CONF.001/5), devoted mainly to production and dissemination of general information material on the objectives and operation of the Convention for a variety of publics, and the mounting of photographic exhibitions. 45. Several members of the Committee referred to promotional activities undertaken or planned in their countries, such as the setting up of a National Committee in charge of coordination of implementation and promotion of the Convention in France; placing of plaques ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
49. The Committee took note of document SC-88/CONF.001/7 which consisted essentially of a series of financial statements for mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the financial periods covering 1981-83, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1988-89 as at 30 September 1988. The Committee noted that since this date a number of contributions had been received and that several projects for international assistance had been approved, which resulted in a revised balance available for 1989 amounting to $2,112,974 as at 25 November 1988. 50. The Committee specifically took account ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
57. The Secretariat informed the Committee that, in addition to the budget it had approved, a sum of two million French Francs ($340,000 as of 9 December 1988) had been donated to Unesco in November 1988 by a private association which had organized a special cultural event "The Return of Marco Polo". This sum was to be divided equally for use in the preservation of the Great Wall (China) and Venice (Italy), two World Heritage properties.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: The Great Wall Venice and its Lagoon
Country: China Italy
58. The Committee noted that the Bureau had examined in detail the requests presented in document SC-88/CONF.001/6 and /6.Add ; noted that a number of modifications for certain requests had been received by the Secretariat since the document had been prepared; also noted that the requests from Algeria, Ecuador, Sri Lanka and Zaire had already been recommended for approval by the previous Bureau at its twelfth session in June 1988. 59. In accordance with the procedures for granting international assistance set out in the Operational Guidelines adopted by the Committee (WHC/2 Revised, ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Ancient City of Polonnaruwa Ancient City of Sigiriya Bahla Fort Durmitor National Park Galápagos Islands Garamba National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) Ngorongoro Conservation Area Sacred City of Anuradhapura Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Tassili n'Ajjer Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae Virunga National Park
Country: Algeria Brazil Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Greece Montenegro Oman Sri Lanka United Republic of Tanzania
64. A member drew the attention of the Committee on the particular case of Rome. Inscription on the World Heritage List of the Historical Centre in 1980 and of Vatican City in 1984 apparently did not cover several monuments which are the property of the Holy See, which has extra-territorial rights over them. After clarifications had been provided by the Secretariat, the representative of ICOMOS, the representative of Italy and the observer from the Holy See, the Committee requested the Holy See and Italy to study the modalities of a proposal with respect to major monuments such as the ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
61. Taking account of the recommendations of ICOMOS and IUCN, the Committee decided to inscribe 27 properties on the World Heritage List, of which 19 were cultural properties, 5 natural and 3 mixed. The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe 2 properties on the World Heritage List. Another 9 nominations were deferred by the Committee and/or its Bureau. The Committee also decided to remove the Djoudj National Park (Senegal) from the List of World Heritage in Danger, and added the Bahla Fort (Oman). 62. There are now 315 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and 7 ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
Country: Hungary
Wet Tropics of Queensland 486 Australia  N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) In accordance with the wishes of the Bureau at its last meeting in June 1988, the Committee noted that the Bureau had re-examined this nomination taking into account the revised evaluation of IUCN and additional information provided by Australia, as requested by the Bureau. Following this re-examination, the Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List. It recommended that an appropriate management regime be established. The Committee furthermore recommended that IUCN continue to monitor the ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
Parc National du Manovo-Gounda St. Floris 475 Central African Republic N(ii)(iv) The Committee welcomed the telex dated 24 November 1988 from the Minister of Water and Forestry of the Central African Republic which gave assurances as to the States Party's full commitment to improve the conditions of integrity of this property, notably concerning poaching and illegal grazing. The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List and wished to encourage the Central African Republic in these protective efforts. The Committee expressed the wish that the recently ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
Nanda Devi National Park 473 India N(iii) (iv)                        The Committee recommended that the Indian authorities proceed with the preparation of a management plan for this property and with a census of the status of wildlife populations, particularly the large mammals such as the blue sheep. The Committee indicated its willingness to provide assistance under the World Heritage Fund for these ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Country: India
Sinharaja Forest Reserve 405 Sri Lanka N(ii)(iv) The Committee noted with satisfaction that on 21 October 1988, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve had been declared a National Heritage Wilderness Area under the National Heritage Wilderness Act No. 3 of 1988, thereby conferring the required legal protection for this property. The Committee requested the Sri Lankan authorities to provide the Secretariat with further information on the natural characteristics of the areas which come under this legislation which were additions to the definition of the property as nominated in ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Country: Sri Lanka
Henderson Island 487 United Kingdom N(iii)(iv) The Committee requested the British authorities to report back on the Bureau's recommendations concerning the involvement of Pitcairn islanders to ensure on-site protection and the review of the legal status of this island, including consideration to upgrade its status of a nature reserve and the preparation of a management plan. The Committee recommended that the British authorities consider extending the property to include the marine areas particularly used as feeding areas for marine birds within the 3­mile limit of the island. ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Henderson Island
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mt. Athos 454 Greece C(i)(ii)(iv)(v)(vi) N(iii) The Committee accepted the ICOMOS proposal to add natural criterion (iii) - outstanding universal value from the point of view of natural beauty - to cultural criteria, since this site involves a humanized landscape the characteristics of which are due to persistence of farming practices and traditional arts and crafts linked to the stringent observance of monastic rules.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
Meteora 455 Greece C(i)(ii)(iv)(v) N(iii) The Committee accepted the ICOMOS proposal to add natural criterion (iii) to cultural criteria.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Meteora
Country: Greece
Archaeological site of Epidaurus 49 Greece C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi) It should be stated that criterion (ii) is also justified in view of the influence of Tholos of Epidaurus on the development of architecture and ornamentation of Corynthian style in Greek and Roman art.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Medieval City of Rhodes 493 Greece C(ii)(iv)(v) It should be stated that the influence of Rhodes fortifications mentioned under criterion (ii) particularly applies to Bodrum, the former Halicarnassus.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Medieval City of Rhodes
Country: Greece
Old Towns of Djenné 116 rev. Mali C(iii)(iv) The Committee recommends that the Mali authorities ensure the long-term protection of Djenné with particular attention to preserving the balance between the built and unbuilt areas of the town, whilst safeguarding the toguere archaeological assets.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
Timbuktu 119 rev Mali C(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe the three large mosques and sixteen cemeteries and mausoleums of Timbuktu. In view of the threat of sand encroachment at Timbuktu, the Committee suggests that the Mali authorities consider inscription of this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
Xanthos-Letoon 484 Turkey C(ii)(iii) The Committee was pleased to note the assurances of the Turkish authorities to protect the site within a larger perimeter.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: Xanthos-Letoon
Country: Turkey
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