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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/8D, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8D, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the boundaries of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are not able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitations of such ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna Archaeological Site of Sabratha Defence Line of Amsterdam Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Old Town of Ghadamès Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Haiti Libya Mexico Netherlands Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8E and WHC/18/42.COM/8E.Add, Commends the States Parties for the work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties located within their territories; Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annexes of Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8E and WHC/18/42.COM/8E.Add, for the following World Heritage properties: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Sri Lanka, Golden Temple of Dambulla EUROPE AND NORTH ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe Alto Douro Wine Region Amiens Cathedral Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret Mammoth Cave National Park Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay Nahanni National Park Olympic National Park Palace and Park of Versailles Piazza del Duomo, Pisa Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple Residences of the Royal House of Savoy The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes Villa Adriana (Tivoli) Villa d'Este, Tivoli Yellowstone National Park Yosemite National Park
Country: Canada France Italy Portugal Sri Lanka United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/12A and WHC/18/42.COM/9A, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 12.III, 35 COM 12C, 36 COM 12C, 37 COM 9, 38 COM 9A, 39 COM 11, 40 COM 9A and 41 COM 9A, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Also recalling the integration of the Upstream Process in Paragraphs 71 and 122 of the Operational Guidelines, Welcomes the actions undertaken to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/10A, Takes note with appreciation of the World Heritage Centre’s efforts to implement the Decision 41 COM 10A, and in particular of the set of training and guidance materials which have been developed to ensure a holistic approach to the Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Third Cycle and to facilitate a State-Party driven exercise; Requests that the World Heritage Centre make these resources available to a broad range of World Heritage stakeholders and ensure that they are widely disseminated to foster effective ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/11, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12B, 37 COM 13, 39 COM 12 and 40 COM 12 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively; Thanks the Government of Australia for their commitment and financial contribution in view of the development of a Policy document for a better implementation of the World Heritage Convention; Commends the Working Group of experts and the World Heritage Centre for the preparation of the draft Policy ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC/18/42.COM/12A, Expresses its appreciation to the ad-hoc Working Group for its work and recommendations; Takes note of the recommendations related to upstream, International Assistance and sustainability of the World Heritage Fund which have been included accordingly in the related Decisions (42 COM 9A, 42 COM 13 and 42 COM 14); In relation to Recommendation n°3 of the IOS study, notes with concern the number of deviations of the decisions of the World Heritage Committee from the recommendations of the Advisory Bodies and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/12B, Takes note of Resolution 39C/87, of the recommendations of the open-ended working group established by the General Conference on governance endorsed, as amended, by the General Conference in Document 39 C/70 and of the invitation to the governing bodies of the different organs to implement, as appropriate, the above-mentioned recommendations; Further takes note of the status of implementation of the above-mentioned recommendations as presented in Document WHC/18/42.COM/12B; Recalls the work already undertaken ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/12A and WHC/18/42.COM/13.Rev, Decides to approve the following International Assistance requests: “Preparation of a management plan for the Forts and Castles of Ghana” (Ghana), for an amount of US$ 85,086 under the Conservation & Management-Culture budget; “Development of an integrated management plan of Gjirokastra and Berat” (Albania), for an amount of US$ 30,460 under the Conservation & Management-Culture budget; Decides not to approve the International Assistance request from Ukraine entitled ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Albania Ghana Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/12A and WHC/18/42.COM/14, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 15, 40 COM 15 and 41 COM 14, which highlight the priority that should be given to conservation and management of World Heritage properties, takes note of the efforts made and progress achieved in this regard by increasing the proportion of the World Heritage Fund dedicated to conservation for the latest biennia and encourages further increase of this proportion, as appropriate; Part I: Presentation of the final accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2016-2017, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 41 COM 16, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Recalls that the hosting of a World Heritage Committee session by a Committee member is subject to the host country signing a host country agreement in conformity with UNESCO’s rules and regulations and that host country agreements for category II meetings must be signed eight months in advance of the meeting; Also recalls that, pursuant to Rule 44.3 of the Rules of Procedure of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Australia Azerbaijan Brazil Burkina Faso Indonesia Norway Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/17, Requests the World Heritage Centre to consult with the Chairperson regarding the Provisional Agenda and a detailed timetable; Adopts the following Provisional Agenda for its 43rd session in 2019: PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE 43rd SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE (2019) OPENING SESSION Opening session Admission of Observers Adoption of the Agenda and the Timetable 3A.          Adoption of the Agenda 3B.          Adoption of the Timetable REPORTS Report of the Rapporteur of the 42nd session of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 43rd session, as observers, of the representatives of international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non- governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions in the fields covered by the Convention, listed in Part I of the Document WHC/19/43.COM/2.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/3B, Adopts the Timetable contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (Manama, 2018).
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 5A adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018) and Decision 40 COM 5D adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Expected Result to ensure that “Tangible heritage identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 1972 Convention”, and the five strategic objectives as ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/5B, Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Also takes note of the progress made as well as the challenges and gaps identified by the Advisory Bodies in the framework of the implementation of the Convention.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, 39 COM 5D, 40 COM 5C and 41 COM 5C adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions, as well as Resolution 20 GA 13, adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Welcomes the follow-up activities and the progress made so far in mainstreaming the “Policy Document for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/5D, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, 39 COM 5D, 40 COM 5C, 41 COM 5C, and 42 COM 17 adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, as well as Resolution 20 GA 13, adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Takes note of the African States Parties’ unique biodiversity and richness and their immense wealth of cultural heritage and local ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/5E, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 5C, 39 COM 13A (Bonn, 2015), 40 COM 5B (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41 COM 5B, 41 COM 7, 41 COM 11 (Krakow, 2017), 42 COM 5B and 42 COM 9A (Manama, 2018), Also recalling paragraphs 71, 72, and 73 of the Operational Guidelines, encouraging States Parties to seek early advice from the Advisory Bodies for the preparation and update of their Tentative Lists and paragraph 74 highlighting the importance of capacity building for Tentative List preparation, Recognizing that the question of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019