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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
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/6, Recalling Decision 42 COM 6, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS); Requests ICCROM, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, IUCN and ICOMOS, to carry out a results-based evaluation of the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy, consulting Category 2 Centres and other capacity building partners, for examination by the Committee at its 45th session in 2021; Further ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/7, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, and 42 COM 7, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Thanks the State Party of Azerbaijan, Host Country of the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, 2019), for having organized the third World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum, as a capacity-building exercise aimed at increasing the understanding of the World Heritage decision-making process among site managers, in order to achieve more ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/7, WHC/19/43.COM/7A, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, WHC/19/43.COM/7B, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2 and WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, and 42 COM 7, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively,Emergency situations resulting from conflicts Deplores the loss of human life as well as the degradation of humanitarian conditions resulting from the prevailing conflict ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/7, WHC/19/43.COM/7A, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, WHC/19/43.COM/7B, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2 and WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018),Management Plans in the context of urban development Noting that the many Management Plans and management systems for urban properties are not adequately anchored in the legal mechanisms, systems, and processes for urban development, Also noting that the pressures of high ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.40 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party on increasing patrols within the property to reduce poaching and illegal logging, and the commitment of the Provincial Government of Aceh to prioritize the prevention of further deforestation in the Aceh part of the Leuser Ecosystem; Takes note of the Emergency Action Plan for Sumatran Rhino and guidebook for monitoring Sumatran Tiger but notes with concern the continued spatial ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the efforts made by customary landowners, local communities and the State Party to protect the property, in particular by not allowing commercial logging and mining within the property; Regrets however that a logging concession has been granted up to 200 meters from the boundary of the property without assessing the impacts on its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and before an understanding of the ecological connectivity ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress achieved in implementing the 2006 corrective measures and notes with satisfaction that their full operational benefits are expected to be in place by mid-June 2020, that water quality targets have already been met and that “supercolonies” of wading birds have returned to the property; Commends the State Party for also implementing next generation restoration projects in order to achieve the Desired state of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.3 and 42 COM 7A.44, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party on the re-activation of the Ad-Hoc Committee dedicated to the management and protection of the property, as well as the Presidential Campaign “SOS Honduras: Stop the Destruction of Forests”; Also commends the governmental and non-governmental partners on their continued support for the conservation of the property and progress made in land titling and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Regrets that the State Party was unable to implement the corrective measures proposed by the 2009 mission due to insecurity problems in the region controlled by armed groups since 2012; Expresses its deepest concern as regards the conclusions of the 2019 mission according to which the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is highly questionable, indicating an almost total disappearance of large mammals, and that the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.46, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the conclusion of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission of January 2019 that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is still intact, but it remains threatened by increasing anthropogenic pressures, notably uncontrolled fires, poaching, the destruction of habitats and the increase in agricultural and forestry practices; Notes with satisfaction the efforts deployed by the two States Parties to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.7 and 42 COM 7A.47 adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s continued efforts to further strengthen its anti-poaching measures, leading to the deployment of more than 200 guards as defined in the corrective measures adopted in 2016 and encourages the State Party to maintain antipoaching surveillance at these levels; Also welcomes the decline in the number of poached elephant carcasses and other seized wildlife ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.48, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for the evacuation of the illegal occupants of the ecological corridor between the highlands and lowlands which answers a major concern of the World Heritage Committee and notes that it is crucial to guarantee the ecological connectivity between the highland and lowland sectors for the restoration of the integrity of the property; Requests the State Party to develop a rehabilitation plan for this zone ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.9 and 42 COM 7A.49, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Reiterates its concern for the continued insecurity, which limits surveillance coverage of the property, and reiterates its request to the State Party to rapidly strengthen the number and capacity of guards, as well as the budget for the property in order to extend the coverage of the patrols and progressively gain full control of the property and drastically reduce the poaching ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for the efforts undertaken with its partners in the implementation of the corrective measures and improvement in the management efficiency of the property, and encourages the State Party to reinforce its cooperation efforts with its partners; Launches an appeal to donors to continue their financial support in the implementation of the corrective measures and in security for the management of the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.51, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the line of duty and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Commends the management efforts of the ICCN to strengthen surveillance and ecological monitoring, in particular through the increase in the number of guards, the improvement in collaboration with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.4, 40 COM 7B.80 and 42 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the State Party of Kenya’s efforts to implement the newly approved Management Plan for 2018-2028, and requests the State Party to submit it and the Action Plans, to the World Heritage Centre, together with details of its implementation; Deeply regrets the continued lack of a consolidated response by the States Parties of Kenya ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.53, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes progress achieved by the State Party towards the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular the strengthened surveillance, ecological monitoring and rehabilitation of degraded areas; Notes the reported decrease in the 2018 deforestation rate for the whole property but reiterates its request to the State Party to provide further information on deforestation rates for each component of the property since 2009, ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.54, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party to implement the corrective measures, and the positive collaboration with the local communities through the involvement of the valley leaders in raising awareness and monitoring of the property, but considers that further progress is needed in view of the magnitude of the threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Notes that ecological monitoring has confirmed the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.55, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for the efforts undertaken in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular the updating of the General Management Plan of the property and its periphery, the combat against invasive species and the operationalisation of the ecological monitoring system, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts; Takes note that the results of the inventory and the ecological monitoring ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5, 36 COM 8B.43, 40 COM 7, 40 COM 7A.47, and 42 COM 7A.56 adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, While noting the reported reduction in poaching in the property, reiterates its utmost concern about the State Party’s decision to develop the Rufiji Hydropower project (RHPP) within the property and recalls the Committee’s position that the construction of dams with large reservoirs within the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.32 and 42 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Notes that the State Party has commenced the implementation of a number of the corrective measures to protect and conserve the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including the removal of inadequate new constructions and the preparation of a condition survey and resulting action plan for ensuring the conservation of archaeological remains; Continues to express great ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s efforts to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Expresses its grave concern about the state of conservation of the property following the armed conflict and intentional destructive acts; Notes with concern the continuing lack of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property; Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit any ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s efforts to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground, but notes however with concern the continuing lack of complete and detailed information on the state of conservation of the property; Encourages again the State Party to prevent further damage to the property and looting, and to address priority actions as outlined in the Response Plan e Safeguarding of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s efforts to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Expresses its grave concern about the state of conservation of the property following the armed conflict and intentional destructive acts; Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit documentation of the damage done to the property as a whole and its affected monuments, for review by the World ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Taking note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger, expresses its concern about the lack of comprehensive and detailed assessment of the properties affected by the conflict and about the limited resources available for the safeguarding of affected cultural heritage; Expresses its appreciation to the Director-General of UNESCO for the progress made towards safeguarding of cultural heritage in the Old City of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having considered document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3 and the Annex attached to this decision, Recalling its previous decisions concerning the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, Decides that the status of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls relating to the World Heritage List remains unchanged as reflected in Decisions 42 COM 7A.21 and 42 COM 8C.2 of its last session,  ---  ANNEX The World Heritage Committee 43rd session of the Committee (43 COM)   Item 22:     Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (site proposed by Jordan) The World Heritage ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made for the conservation of the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) in close coordination with local communities and civil society, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard to the degree possible; Requests the State Party to keep the Committee regularly informed ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made for the conservation of the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) in close coordination with local communities and civil society, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible; Also requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes with appreciation the activities undertaken by the State Party to address the conservation threats at the property despite the numerous difficulties faced, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible; Expresses concern over the damage incurred at the property due to the armed conflict, in particular to the Theatre, and requests the State Party to provide the results of the assessment and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for its important efforts in conserving the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), in close coordination with the local communities and civil society, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible; Requests the State Party, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to keep the Committee regularly informed about the evolution of the situation ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Old Town of Ghadamès
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made for the conservation of the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) in close coordination with local communities and civil society, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard, if possible; Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre regularly informed ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Reiterates its previous commendation of the State Party on the implementation of the high-standard conservation works that have occurred at the Church of the Nativity, and notes that the State Party has submitted comprehensive details of investigations and conservation works; Commends the State Party for submitting the revised Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the property, which has been amended in accordance with the comments ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having considered Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3.Corr and the annex attached to this decision, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Decides that the status of Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town relating to the World Heritage List remains unchanged as reflected in Decision 42 COM 7A.28 of the last World Heritage Committee.  --- ANNEX The World Heritage Committee43rd session of the Committee (43 COM) Having considered Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3.Corr, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.1, adopted at its 41st session ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.29 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property; Congratulates the State Party for its progress towards finalizing the Management and Conservation Plan (MCP), and encourages the State Party to take a participatory approach to its implementation, whereby the municipality, local inhabitants, and stakeholders are fully involved and committed; Notes with satisfaction that the State ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.30 and 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Taking into account Decision 43 COM 7A.37, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern at the impact of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of entire neighborhoods; Reiterates its deep concern about the instability of buildings within the property and urges the State Party to undertake a ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.31 and 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Taking into account Decision 43 COM 7A.37, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Welcomes the works planned in the framework of the Emergency International Assistance request approved in December 2018, and requests the State Party to limit restoration works to first aid interventions until the detailed studies and discussions on defining optimal restoration approaches are carried ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.32 and 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Taking into account Decision 43 COM 7A.37, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Welcomes the establishment of a center for the traditional production of building materials and the setting up of licensing regulations as ways to encourage the use of traditional construction techniques and materials for restoration works and address cumulative threats to authenticity of the property; and also ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.33 and 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Taking into account Decision 43 COM 7A.37, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the property, in particular of the potential escalation of the conflict in and around the property, and the lack of detailed information on damages; Calls on all parties involved in the conflict to refrain from any action that could cause further damage to the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.34 and 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Taking into account Decision 43 COM 7A.37 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Notes with concerns recent damages at the site of Qal’at Salah El-Din and urges the State Party to seek for fundings in order to implement emergency safeguarding measures to avoid further collapses; Welcomes the works carried out by the State party through its Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.35 and 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Taking into account Decision 43 COM 7A.37, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern that the portico of the Temple of Bel and the Triumphal Arch are at risk of collapse due to the lack of funding for their emergency consolidation; Takes note that the World Heritage Centre plans to organize an international meeting before the end of 2019 in order to define optimal ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Taking note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and the sites inscribed on the Syrian Tentative List, commends the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) and all heritage professionals and local ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.37 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the Ministry of Culture and the General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY), other local actors and the communities of Zabid for their ongoing efforts to document, protect and conserve the property, despite the very difficult conditions, and also commends all parties involved in the training programmes that have been conducted in Jordan and through the Centre for Architectural Training ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.38, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party and its agencies, including the General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY) on initiatives undertaken in capacity building, damage assessment, documentation and emergency interventions at the property, and requests that they continue to consult with UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies, and to restore damaged buildings, based on surveys and documentation, using traditional ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party and the General Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY), the community and the other concerned stakeholders of Shibam for their efforts to protect and conserve the property and to maintain communication with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, despite the very difficult conditions; Expresses its continuing concern at the damage caused to the property as a ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes the initiatives taken by the State Party and international partners towards the conservation of important component parts of this serial property; Welcomes the establishment and regular meetings of the National Working Committee tasked with reviewing proposals for the Bamiyan Buddha statues and, also recalling the outcomes of the September 2017 International Symposium held in Tokyo, Japan, on the future of the Bamiyan Buddha ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes that actual conservation work based on the 2017 Conservation Action Plan (CAP) and other activities repeatedly recommended by the Committee could not be realized, due to the lack of the necessary financial resources and the security situation, and urges the State Party to seek means to implement the following: Installation of a monitoring instrument on the Minaret of Jam to measure its inclination, Emergency stabilization work ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the appointment of an interim “Property Manager”, but encourages the State Party to work towards a long-term commitment for this post; Notes that progress has been made on amendments to draft legislation LB392 and that it is scheduled to be approved in the next legislative session; Also notes that the 2018 mission advised that tackling the restoration of the property as a whole is impossible and impractical, as the maintenance ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
Country: Micronesia (Federated States of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.74, 40 COM 7B.48,41 COM 7A.57, and 42 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Bahrain, 2018) sessions respectively; Welcomes the Presidential Decree of June 2018 to protect all World Heritage properties in Uzbekistan; Notes that the 2014 Decree for rebuilding the historic centre of the property has been withdrawn; Also notes that the State Party has provided some general documentation in response to the request ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018); Welcomes the three-stage process implemented by the State Party with the City of Vienna and notes the commitment of the State Party and of the city of Vienna to ensure the conservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and consequently urges all parties to support and pursue: The proposed two year moratorium on all planning measures which may jeopardize the OUV of the property, especially the Heumarkt Neu ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.93, 37 COM 7A.35, 38 COM 7A.19, 39 COM 7A.43, 40 COM 7A.31, 41 COM 7A.22 and 42 COM 7A.7 adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively; Acknowledges the increasing engagement of civil society in the care of the property and its World Heritage status; Recalls its repeated serious concerns over the impact of the proposed ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party on the collaborative and inter-institutional approach taken to address the diverse issues related to the property’s conservation and management; Takes note of the submission in June 2018 of the draft Integrated and Participatory Management Plan (IPMP) for the property, and urges the State Party to ensure its finalization and approval by 1 December 2019, taking into consideration the conclusions of the ICOMOS ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party and the conclusions of the 2018 ICOMOS Advisory mission; Warmly congratulates the State Party for its sustained effort, over a period of almost fifteen years, to implement the very comprehensive set of corrective measures; Considers that the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), as ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Regrets that the revised timeframe 2016-2019 that was proposed by the State Party for the full implementation of the programme of corrective measures was not implemented, adopts the revised timeframe for implementation of the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) for the period 2019-2023 and urges the State Party to respect this new timeframe in order to ensure ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for its continued commitment to the implementation of the Committee’s decisions and programme of corrective measures, with the aim of achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the current Master Plan through the Public Investment Projects, the Pan American Conservation Centre ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party on its continued efforts to assure the property’s adequate conservation and management through a participatory approach, including the broad involvement of local communities, youth, and diverse institutional alliances; Takes note with regret of the conclusion of the 2018 ICOMOS Advisory mission that several corrective measures adopted by Decision 38 COM 7A.23 have not been fully implemented, and requests the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party for all the efforts undertaken to strengthen the conservation and management of the property placing emphasis on the full involvement of stakeholders and the local population, through visits to inspect the state of the property with the Management Committee, the media (local radio) and district Councellors, and awareness-raising measures with the local population, particularly the youth; Expresses its keen ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes with satisfaction the continued progress accomplished by the State Party in the rehabilitation, conservation and management of the property and in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the Committee (Decision 40 COM 7A.6); Commends the support of the principal partners, notably the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party to ensure the conservation and the management of the property and the implementation of the corrective measures, notably through the application of the 2018-2022 Management and Conservation Plan, with the participation and involvement of the different actors in the management of the property, in particular the administrative and political authorities; Commends, in particular, ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the progress that the State Party has made in responding to previous Committee decisions, as well as the progress made towards achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) to date; Appreciates the support offered by the Government of Japan through the re-opening of the Japan Funds in Trust to UNESCO project ‘Technical and financial assistance ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.86, 41 COM 7B.23 and 42 COM 7B.100, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s repeated invitations for the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to the property requested at its previous sessions, and regrets that the mission could not be undertaken due to the ongoing security situation in Yemen and logistical constraints; Acknowledges the State Party’s ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.15, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), Notes with concern that the State Party recognizes that the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall is expected to increase the frequency and extent of temporary inundation of the property upstream of the dam; Considers that the inundation of areas within the property resulting from the raising of the dam wall are likely to have an impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, recalls Decision 40 COM 7, in ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Greater Blue Mountains Area
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the formation of an India-Bangladesh Joint Working Group (JWG) of the Sundarbans and requests the State Party of Bangladesh to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the concrete actions and outcomes that arise from the JWG and how these will strengthen the long-term protection of the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Appreciates the confirmation that any future dredging of the Pashur River will be subject ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the State Party’s progress towards an integrated, coordinated management system for the property, including the ongoing implementation of the 2016 Conservation and Management Plan of South China Karst World Natural Heritage Site (CMP‐SCK); Notes with appreciation the continued progress in addressing impacts from tourism, water pollution, agriculture and urban development through the implementation of the CMP-SCK, and urges ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: South China Karst
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the State Party’s commitment to consider the property and its buffer zone entirely off limits with regard to mineral exploration and extraction, and in particular: The permanent closure of active mining operations and the commitment to ecological restoration of mining sites, The permanent suspension of all mineral exploration and extraction permits, including in the buffer zone, The focus on addressing illegal ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the ongoing efforts by the State Party to manage impacts on the property, including through the demolition of illegal structures within the property and the development of plans to systematically address Committee decisions; Takes note of the reported positive measures implemented to minimize the impact of existing cable car, elevator and electric railway tourism infrastructure within the property and the confirmation by the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Appreciates the commitment and upscaled efforts by the State Party in cooperation with other stakeholders to combat poaching and to improve staff morale and capacity, which appear to have resulted in zero rhino poaching within the property, and improving the overall management effectiveness, and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to ensure that the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) is protected from poaching ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.11, 38 COM 8B.7 and 40 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, respectively, Welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party to significantly extend the property and, in particular, initiate the process to merge Khirganga National Park with Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA) and encourages the State Party to proceed with the creation of a significantly expanded conservation complex in the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with appreciation the information provided by the State Party regarding the patrolling activities, including how much of the property is covered, and which species are being monitored, and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts; Takes note of the completion of the revision of the property’s zoning, but considers that insufficient information has been provided to assess whether its previous request to ensure that the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.13 and 41 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the joint surveys undertaken by the States Parties of Japan and the Russian Federation concerning the Western Steller Sea Lion rookeries in Russia and their plans to develop a population dynamic model of this subspecies to inform management, and requests the States Parties to submit the findings to the World Heritage Centre once they are available; Noting the reported ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Shiretoko
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the ongoing collaborative efforts of Chitwan National Park, the Nepali Army, local communities and other partners to combat rhinoceros poaching and urges the State Party to uphold these anti-poaching efforts; Also welcomes the decision by the State Party to shift the alignment of the East-West Electrified Railroad so that it does not cross the property and to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for this ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with appreciation the efforts undertaken by the State Party to address the management and conservation challenges faced by the property; Welcomes that the State Party has no intention to build a cable car to the Son Doong and Hang En caves or any other similar project within the property and requests the State Party to take the necessary measures to avoid a further increase in the number of visitors to caves located within the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 8B.7 and 42 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the discussions currently underway to ensure funding availability for coordination activities and to improve connectivity within and between component clusters and across the property; Also welcomes the decision of the State Party of Slovenia to designate the two forest reserves containing its components of the property as nature reserves in order to strengthen their legal ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Albania Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Germany Italy Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking note of the conclusions of the 2018 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission, commends the State Party of Belarus for successfully focusing the management of its part of the property on maintaining natural ecological processes, and on the restoration of wetlands, including Ramsar-designated areas; Expresses its utmost concern about the widespread logging activities in the Polish part of the property between ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.18 and 41 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for having developed a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and an Action Plan to underpin and guide an adequate management response for the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including its conditions of integrity; Also commends the State Party for its efforts and renewed commitment to fair, transparent and meaningful ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Warmly welcomes the confirmation by the State Party that the route of the proposed Altai gas pipeline (Power of Siberia-2) would pass around the property, but reiterates its position that any decision to route the Altai gas pipeline through the property would constitute a clear case for inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger and requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre the relevant ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the reported monitoring activities and encourages the State Party to continue monitoring the conservation status of the polar bear subpopulation and to systematically assess and monitor the impacts of climate change on the property’s ecosystems; Also welcomes the fact that tourism remains limited and the confirmation that no further upgrades of tourism facilities are planned; Notes the progressive removal of garbage from ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.25, 41 COM 7B.8 and 42 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions, respectively, Welcomes the confirmation provided by the State Party that no plans exist for development of the property for recreational, sport or tourism purposes or for construction of large-scale tourism facilities in protected areas adjacent to the property; Also recalling that the Committee has on several occasions reiterated its position that the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), Notes the conclusions of the November 2018 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Advisory mission, which reviewed a potential boundary modification and the state of conservation of the property, and encourages the State Party to implement all mission recommendations, particularly to: Re-consider the boundary modification proposal for the property so as not to propose any further exclusions from the property and to implement ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Durmitor National Park
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.27, 38 COM 7B.79, 39 COM 7B.26 and 41 COM 7B.9 adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Reiterates that a continued decline of the Doñana aquifer, if not reversed, could represent a potential danger to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, in line with Paragraph 180 of the Operational Guidelines; While noting the continued inspections and a reduction of irrigable agricultural land in ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.43, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the State Party’s confirmation that it will complete the land tenure verification process in April 2019, followed by the designation of remaining public lands within the property as strict mangrove reserves, however notes that this was not completed in 2018 as requested in Decision 42 COM 7A.43, and requests the State Party to finalize the process as a matter of priority and no later than 31 December 2019; Also welcomes the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the official confirmation provided by the State Party regarding the expansion of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, as well as the creation of the Chapada de Nova Roma Ecological Station and new private reserves within the property, and requests the State Party to ensure that the management of these conservation units is harmonized and focused on the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Highly commends the State Party on continuing to systematically respond to the Committee’s requests and recommendations, particularly with regard to enhanced resources, improved governance and effective partnerships with local communities, fostering sustainable use of natural resources and improved ecological connectivity; Requests the State Party to ensure the provision of adequate resources in the long-term to address the identified ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction that the proposal for the Interoceanic Dry Canal project, which would have been incompatible with World Heritage status, was not approved; Requests the State Party to ensure that the property in its entirety remains off-limits to industrial development infrastructure as provided for under the national legislation, including renewable energy projects and any associated infrastructure, and to bring any legislative ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the States Parties’ ongoing efforts to combat illegal activities within the property, to strengthen institutional arrangements towards better bilateral cooperation and management, and to update the Management Plan in both countries; Takes note with satisfaction that the construction project of the Changuinola II (CHAN II) dam has not been re-activated to date, but also regrets that the State Party of Panama did not provide ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the ongoing surveillance efforts by the State Party undertaken in the Upper Gulf of California, as well as measures to prevent illegal international trafficking of totoaba products, but expresses its utmost concern that despite the significant efforts, illegal fishing of totoaba has continued and even escalated in the Upper Gulf of California resulting in a threat of imminent extinction of the vaquita population, ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the ongoing efforts by the State Party to address threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including illegal logging, and requests the State Party to ensure that these efforts are sustained, including through provision of the necessary resources to the agencies involved; Notes that no updated information has been provided by the State Party regarding the proposed Proyecto Angangueo mining project in ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the confirmation that eradication of feral livestock from Coiba Island has significantly advanced and is expected to be completed in 2019; Also welcomes the decision of the State Party to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the property, requests the State Party to suspend the implementation of any new tourism infrastructure or other development projects within the property, including those envisaged ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.86, 40 COM 7B.79, 41 COM 7B.18 and 42 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively; Expresses its utmost concern that the 2018 wildlife survey results demonstrate a worrying decline in the population of key large mammals including elephant, gorilla and chimpanzee and that poaching is prevalent across the property and requests the State Party to transmit data from the inventory to the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.2 and 41 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the States Parties for further strengthening their collaborative efforts through the allocation of increased financial and human resources to combat poaching, illegal mining and logging within the property and its buffer zones; Notes with utmost concern that poaching, especially of elephants, is persisting within the property and requests the States Parties to further ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Sangha Trinational
Country: Cameroon Central African Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the publication of Decree No. 2018-496 of 23 May 2018 formalizing the extension of the Taï National Park and the submission of the referenced data to the World Heritage Centre, and requests it to elaborate as soon as possible a boundary modification proposal to align the boundaries of the property with those of the national park, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN regarding the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the operationalization of the ecological monitoring system with support from the technical and financial partners, notes with satisfaction the strengthening of cooperation between the Ivorian Office for Parks and Reserves and the research institutions and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts; Welcomes with satisfaction the significant progress by the State Party ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.5 and 41 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Regrets that the State Party provided only limited updated information on the implementation of the Committee’s past decisions, and reiterates its request to the State Party to address and report on the strengthening of the protection of the areas between Lakes Nakuru and Elementaita to ensure that the 2011 boundaries of the property are clearly identified to enable the State Party to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the continued implementation of a concrete and time-bound Action Plan, which improves monitoring and informs about management activities and effectiveness in the property; Notes with concern the ever-growing development pressure within and around the property, and urges the States Parties to abandon the proposals, which are clearly incompatible with the conservation of the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the start of conservation work by international archaeological missions at the three cultural components of the property, Ur, Tell Eridu and Uruk, and, the comprehensive survey undertaken at Tell Eridu; Regrets that no progress has been reported on the development of site-specific conservation plans for the three cultural components of the property, as requested by the Committee in response to the significant threats ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.68 and 41 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the halting of the procedure for the modification of the Management Plan of Galičica National Park, specifically its zoning, which de facto has stopped the construction projects of the sub-sections (a) and (e) of the A3 road and the Galičica ski resort within the property, however, considers that this step is not sufficient to significantly reduce the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Country: North Macedonia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.35, 39 COM 7B.36 and 41 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in implementing the recommendations of the 2017 Reactive Monitoring mission to the property, particularly the full functioning of the Machu Picchu Management Unit’s (UGM) Technical and Steering Committees, the future adoption of its Internal Regulations and inclusion of the District Municipality of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.18, 39 COM 7B.33 and 41 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the States Parties on their efforts to improve the management of the property, in particular its cultural values, to invest in staff training and activities to strengthen the engagement of communities in conservation, and encourages the States Parties and their partners to sustain their technical and financial support for these ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Country: Lesotho
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the submission of the draft General Management Plan (GMP) for the property, the completion of the feasibility study for the southern bypass road, as well as the State Party’s temporary halting of the Laetoli museum project and its subsequent positive engagement with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards developing appropriate conservation perspectives for the Laetoli footprints, including a methodology ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of the activities implemented by the State Party to improve the management and state of conservation of the property, but expresses its deep concern about the advanced degradation of twenty-four new buildings within the property; Commends the State Party for the results of the preventive excavations carried out as part of the Place des Martyrs metro station project, aimed at reconciling the imperatives of urban development ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of the progress being made by the State Party to improve the safety, security, monitoring, maintenance, and documentation of the property, and recommends that the lighting system be reviewed to ensure the most appropriate solution possible is being implemented; Encourages the State Party to continue the implementation of the Plan for the Protection and Development of Tipasa Archaeological Sites (PPMVSA) and the guidelines ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the significant progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan; Also notes that the vision document, zoning proposals and heritage protection strategy of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) are now integrated within the National Land Policy Strategic Plan and National Land Policy Guidelines, and that a range of actions have occurred to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.48, 39 COM 7B.49 and 41 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Notes the establishment of the Supreme Committee of the Management of World Heritage sites and welcomes the submission of a revised Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) for the property, as well as the training initiatives and the efforts for the conservation of the modern heritage of Hassan Fathi; Regrets that the State Party has not ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the further progress made, in conformity with its previous recommendations, in implementing measures and projects for mitigating the rapid deterioration of the property through strengthening organisational structures and activating responsibilities; Also welcomes the steps undertaken by the State Party to implement Decree No. 90 issued to control development within the boundaries of the property and requests the State ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for reinforcing the overall co-ordination and management of the property and other World Heritage properties, through the establishment of the Supreme Committee for the Management of World Heritage Sites in Egypt, and through amendments to the law for the protection of antiquities; Welcomes the significant progress made with the Step Pyramid and Southern Tomb Risk Mitigation and Restoration Project at ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.10, 40 COM 8B.50 and 41 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party on the development of a draft comprehensive earthquake-response plan, design and construction guidelines for the buffer zone, and a Master Plan for the buffer zone and surroundings; Requests the State Party to advise the timeframe for completion of the earthquake-response plan, to ensure it is integrated within the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party on beginning to implement the Management Plan for Um er-Rasas and, while acknowledging the documents and other information provided with regard to the previously-requested Conservation Plan including a detailed work-plan, Public Use Plan and archaeological research policy, reiterates its request that these aspects of site management are explored in more detail; Requests the State Party to submit the final ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the conservation initiatives that have occurred at the property, including the establishment of a new centre for the conservation of mosaics, and recent restoration works in the Old Town; Takes note of the October 2018 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission, and urges the State Party to implement its recommendations, including: Exploring synergies with the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Byblos
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the formal establishment of a Management Committee and requests further information on the structure and team entrusted with the day-to-day management of the property; Notes that a revision of the property and buffer zone boundaries is underway and also requests the State Party to pursue its finalization in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, and to submit it as a Minor Boundary ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.45, 39 COM 7B.54, and 41 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the comprehensive UNESCO Documentation Advisory Services (UDAS) report provided by the State Party on the implementation of actions to address pressing conservation concerns; Also acknowledges the initiative of the Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) to improve staffing resources on a national scale, and urges the State Party ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes that the Management Plan is under finalization by the State Party and encourages its submission together with a timetable for its implementation, ensuring that there is no gap between the operation of the previous plan and forthcoming one, as soon as possible to the World Heritage Centre for consideration by the Advisory Bodies; Also notes that the proposed special account for conservation has not been established yet, and also ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.18, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), Takes note of the details provided in the report of the State Party which describes the major development scheme "Rabat, light city and cultural capital of Morocco" designed to augment economic, social and cultural infrastructure through restoration, rejuvenation, and new development in the property and its buffer zone, including a major urban landscape transformation of the Bouregreg river valley to link the cities of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Reiterates its requests to the State Party to implement a formal extension to the buffer zone of the Jabal Umm Sinman component of 1.0 to 1.5 kilometres to the west and south, in order to prevent any visual impact on the integrity of the property; Notes with concern the failure of some of the masking work due to neglect and intentional damage; Requests the State Party provide a report on planned and ongoing projects related to the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party regarding a number of good examples of conservation or protection works being undertaken at select sites; Expresses its serious concern at the overall state of conservation of the property, which, according to the 2019 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission, is seriously threatened by alarming levels of fabric degradation as a result of environmental factors, absence of adequate ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party and commends it for the efforts made so far by national, regional and local authorities to address the difficulties and for better protection and enhancement of the property; Underlines with satisfaction the prompt welcome and successful conduct of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission organized at the request of the World Heritage Centre, which took place from ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.15, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the progress made in implementing the Committee’s previous decision and the recommendations formulated at the time of inscription and requests the State Party to continue making progress on the issues identified by the World Heritage Committee at the time of inscription, including: Clearly documenting the attributes of Outstanding Universal Value of the property, ensuring that the documentation, mapping ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the progress made towards the development and finalisation of the comprehensive Management Plan for the property and its related regulations, as well as the preparation and submission of the Macao New Urban Zone Master Plan and Urban Condition Plan, and welcomes the application of the principles of the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (2011); Requests the State Party, as a matter of high priority, to submit the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centre of Macao
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party’s efforts to update and revise the legal and management frameworks for the property, encourages it to continue this work, to ensure that regulations are implemented harmoniously at all levels, and to implement the Master Plan of the Great Wall 2018-2035 following approval by the State Council of China; Welcomes the new regulations concerning impact assessments for projects that may have an impact on the Great ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: The Great Wall
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 35 COM 8B.25, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Welcomes the State Party’s progress towards implementing its recommendations made at the time of the inscription of the property; Congratulates the State Party for its commitment to mitigating the main negative visual impacts of the Shangri-La Hotel, which were identified and acknowledged at the time of inscription, by removing the 6th and 7th storeys of the building, proposing to paint the building a colour that would blend with ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party concerning the formal endorsement of the Tourism Management Plan for the property, including the Interpretation Plan, the process to establish work plans for the 2019-2023 period, and the reported enhancements to the structure of the property management system in order to strengthen the monitoring and implementation of sustainable tourism initiatives; Notes that there are ongoing ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
Country: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee in its aforementioned Decision, but notes the submission of information on the state of conservation of the property in the response to a request for verification of third-party information sent by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of Paragraph 174 of the Operational Guidelines; Also notes the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions CONF 209 VIII.C.1, 29 COM 8B.31 and 32 COM 8B.28, adopted at its 23rd (Marrakesh, 1999), 29th (Durban, 2005) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, Regrets that the State Party did not submit the information requested by the World Heritage Centre between 2017 and 2019 regarding the lack of monitoring and general maintenance, serious encroachment by illegal construction and waste dumping along the tracks of the property; Takes note of the outcomes of the 2018 mission to the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Mountain Railways of India
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.14, 39 COM 7B.66 and 41 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for progress made in implementing the Committee’s previous decisions and the recommendations of the 2015 Advisory mission, and encourages it to continue working to implement effective mechanisms for the management and protection of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Welcomes in particular the information ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Requests the State Party, as a matter of high priority, to submit the completed Conservation and Management Plan of the property to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies prior to its adoption and implementation; Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the detailed plans and technical documents concerning the physical interventions with potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 8B.21, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party and requests that it continue working on the issues identified at the time of the inscription, including by: Adjusting the boundaries of the components of the serial property to include the landscape setting of the archaeological and architectural attributes within the boundaries and/or buffer zone of the World Heritage property, Adopting and implementing the proposed ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges that the State Party is continuing to carry out its management and protection duties within the agreed vision for the property, which aims to find harmonious solutions to the conflicting needs of access and recreation and of maintaining the spiritual and aesthetic qualities of the mountain on the other hand; Also acknowledges that the property and its buffer zone are managed “as an entity” and “as a cultural ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the detailed analysis and monitoring of the technical condition of the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi and the planned project for retiling the domes and waterproofing the roofs, acknowledges the conservation work planned for historical structures in the buffer zone and the related Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), taking into consideration the ICOMOS Advisory Mission Report of 2018 and requests that the State Party submits a ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Country: Kazakhstan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress and efforts of the State Party concerning the establishment of a 5-year Action Plan to implement the current Management Plan and the implementation of the Champasak Cultural Landscape Master Plan including the Land Use Plan with detailed regulations for each zone for preventing new constructions; Recommends the State Party to strictly enforce the Monument Zoning Plan to control densification in Zone ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.15, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party and its partners for the actions undertaken to further the conservation of the property; Requests the State Party to: Align the boundaries of Khan Khentii State Protected Area with the property boundary, Clarify the nature of the protection that the buffer zone should offer the property and provide further protective measures for the buffer zone, including appropriate regulatory process to limit land use and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape
Country: Mongolia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.69, 40 COM 7B.41, 41 COM 7B.95 and 42 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the ongoing commitment of the State Party and of national and international organizations towards the recovery of the property, through the implementation of the Recovery Master Plan (RMP), as well as through repair and conservation works already undertaken; Reiterates its requests that the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes the progress made with the finalization of the Integrated Management Framework (IMF), but regrets further delays encountered with its adoption by the State Party; Notes with concern that development activities have been undertaken within the property and the buffer zone prior to the formal adoption of the IMF and without conducting the necessary impact assessments or following the Archaeological Risk Map or notifying the World ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to address some of the Committee’s requirements with regard to the conservation of the property and the directions provided by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, in particular in relation to the construction and operation of the Orange Line Metro (OLM) project, such as the planting of trees which may screen the view of the OLM from the property and the test operations to evaluate vibration ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges that the investment and preservation efforts of the State Party in recent years, the capacity building of the management and conservation staff, stabilization of some of the property’s monuments and an improved demarcation of the property through further construction of boundary walls and removal of encroaching constructions have contributed to the general improved condition of the property; Notes the conclusions of the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Acknowledges the State Party’s commitment to protecting the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property and notes with satisfaction the temporary suspension of the construction of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge until the Archaeological and Heritage Impact Assessment (AHIA) of the project is completed and any resulting major design changes to the bridge are made; Encourages the State Party to continue close coordination and discussion among the National Commission for Culture and Arts, the Intramuros ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Baroque Churches of the Philippines
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the completion of the revised Management Plan for the property and the constitution of a Management Committee, including members from both the temple authorities and government officials; Notes the request to change the name of the property be ‘Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple’, which is in line with the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property and welcomes the progress made with monitoring, research ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the State Party’s efforts to continue addressing conservation and management issues, and in particular the finalization of updated Master Plan for Conservation and Development (2018-2027), including a disaster risk prevention strategy, and encourages the State Party to ensure the timely adoption and implementation of the updated Master Plan and any associated strategies and to provide further information on the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic City of Ayutthaya
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the measures taken over the past two years to enhance the legal framework for the protection of all World Heritage properties in Uzbekistan, the human and financial resources for the management of the property, the start of an inventory for the city of Samarkand, and the initiation of a process to develop a new Master Plan and update the Management Plan; Also welcomes the development of a new draft Traffic Scheme within ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the reported moratorium on all construction work and on upgrades to the property and urges the State Party to adopt urgent legal and institutional measures to control development; Also welcomes the establishment of the World Heritage Property Steering Committee and the establishment of an Interagency Task Force to address emerging issues at the property, but requests that more details be provided on the scale, scope and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the efforts undertaken by the State Party to continue to improve the conservation and management of the property, notably the maintenance and restoration works carried out in 2017 and 2018, and welcomes the adoption of the draft Law “On Cultural Heritage and Museums” and the General Urban Plans for both municipalities and requests their urgent implementation; Also notes that the Gjirokastra Bypass project has been suspended and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the State Party’s efforts to implement the ICOMOS Advisory mission recommendations and the World Heritage Committee decisions concerning the development at Residential Area Dr. Franz-Rehrl Platz (Residential Buildings City Life Rehrlplatz, and requests the State Party to submit the latest version of the project, which takes into account Decision 41 COM 7B.41, to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of progress of the State Party in implementing previous Committee decisions and mission recommendations, but notes with concern that steps undertaken are insufficient and that some urgent matters are yet to be addressed; Notes with great concern that the 2018 Reactive Monitoring mission found that the attributes of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property are deteriorated; Also notes with great concern that ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient City of Nessebar
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.3, Expresses its solidarity with the State Party for the damage caused to the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris, a component of the “Paris, Banks of the Seine”, by the fire on 15 April 2019; Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning the emergency plan and the immediate measures already carried out to secure the Cathedral, and commends the State Party for the efforts undertaken by the competent national authorities to ensure the safeguarding of the property despite the difficulties ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Paris, Banks of the Seine
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Noting the recommencement of planning for a permanent river crossing, reiterates its request to the State Party to involve the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, at the earliest possible stage in the appraisal of options undertaken in a wide regional strategic context, but focusing on developing solutions for local needs, and before any decisions are taken; Welcomes the State Party’s continuous commitment to reduce ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add.3, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the progress of the State Party in implementing previous Committee Decisions, but notes with concern that there has been limited progress, that some important matters are yet to be addressed; Reiterates its concern that a number of large-scale ongoing and proposed development projects within the property are impacting, and have the potential to impact substantially and adversely, on the OUV of the property; Express ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the efforts of the State Party to enhance the system of conservation and management, which led to the stabilization and improved state of conservation of the structures and decorative surfaces of the property, and welcomes the improvements made to the monitoring and knowledge management system of the property, and the efforts of the State Party to upgrade access and infrastructure for visitors; Encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.52 and 41 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Notes the efforts of the State Party and all the institutions involved to work collaboratively to protect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and that progress has been achieved towards the implementation of the recommendations put forward in Decisions 40 COM 7B.52 and 41 COM 7B.48, and those of the 2015 mission; Acknowledges the preparation of the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Venice and its Lagoon
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party in many areas, including drafting the Spatial Plan for Kotor Municipality, preparing new Amendments of the Law on Protection of Natural and Culturo-historic Region of Kotor, initiating the revision of the Management Plan, and upgrading the Heritage Impact Assessment for Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor for Harmonizing Policy/Planning Framework and Instruments, and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the specialist research work now being undertaken to define the spiritual, historical, cultural and natural values of the property, and that this work will encompass the morphology of the landscape, its vegetation, and the history of the civilian settlements, as well as the precise details of the historic roads and the engineering of the water management system that feeds the Sacred Lake and provides essential drinking ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the considerable and continued progress made on the restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration, as well as on the development of appropriate monitoring programmes to assess and adjust the already-reconstructed portions of the Church of the Transfiguration; Also acknowledges the State Party’s continued commitment to the improvement of the state of conservation of the property as well as the development of management ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the work carried out by the State Party to rehabilitate and protect the property and its buffer zone; however regrets that the reconstruction work has started before the mission has taken place and its conclusions known and before Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) were undertaken for all projects and submitted for review by the Advisory Bodies; Request all projects that could affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the information related to the approval of the legislative protection for the buffer zone of the property; Requests the State Party to submit the draft revised Management Plan to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, as soon as it becomes available; Also requests the State Party to include within the revised Management Plan a summary statement about the effectiveness of the set of measures to achieve ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ephesus
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the measures taken by the State Party to address urban development issues, notably through amendments to legislation and ongoing revisions to the Master Plan enhancing cultural heritage protection of the property; Reiterates its serious concern about the longstanding threats to the property, such as the unresolved issue of extensive urban development in the buffer zone and visual vicinity of the property, which have ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of some progress of the State Party in making efforts to improve the planning tools and their implementation, in line with the previous Committee Decision 41 COM 7B.54, but notes with concern that the steps undertaken are insufficient to ensure that there are no adverse impacts on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Urges the State Party to revise the current approval processes, planning tools and planning ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.36, 39 COM 7B.87 and 41 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Notes the effort of the State Party to update its planning policies, but notes with concern the continuing disconnect between policies and results regarding a heritage-led planning approach for World Heritage properties; Requests the State Party to provide as soon as possible a clear timeframe for the review of the London Plan, and to submit to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 41st session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the design refinements which have occurred to the A303 route Amesbury to Berwick Down upgrading project within the property, including an additional land bridge and longer covered section, as well as the proposed legacy benefits which have been incorporated within the project, and notes the additional investigations and assessments undertaken by the State Party to consider longer tunnel, further land bridge ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the renewal of the Technical Support Agreement between the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) and the Government of the Federal District, as a mechanism of coordination and cooperation between the parties involved in the management and protection of the Urban Ensemble of Brasilia; Recommends that the State Party consider institutionalizing the Technical Support Agreement and the Technical Support Group ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Noting the progress made in the identification and protection of the buffer zones, welcomes the submission of the buffer zones of 10 of the 16 churches as a Minor Boundary Modification, and recommends the State Party to proceed urgently with the implementation of recommendations that the Committee may make in this regard, Also noting that the buffer zones of four other churches are in the final stage of being approved, urges the State ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its appreciation for the substantive response that the State Party provided to its decisions and recommendations; Notes with satisfaction that transitional mechanisms have been introduced for the coordinated management of the property and that advances are being made in the definition of the management model for the property in the context of the Inter-American Development Bank-funded technical cooperation project, and ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.98 adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for the invitation of an ICOMOS Advisory mission to the property in December 2017 to advise local and national authorities on important topics related to the property’s conservation and management, and commends the State Party on the actions undertaken since to implement the mission’s recommendations, and the collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of its decisions and for addressing the factors affecting the property identified earlier; Notes the State Party’s submission of a Minor Boundary Modification for the property for examination by the World Heritage Committee; Requests the State Party to provide detailed information on the wider ‘Influence Zone’; Urges the State Party to continue the elaboration of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Maya Site of Copan
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8E, 37COM 7B.100, 40 COM 8B.34, 41 COM 7B.63 adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Expresses its appreciation for the commitment of the State Party towards the implementation of a number of the Committee´s requests; Notes that the implementation of the Plan del Centro achieved improvement on vehicular access and on urban infrastructure and services in the Historic District, and welcomes the initiative by ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Appreciates the efforts of the State Party to address the recommendations of the Committee and of the 2017 Advisory mission, and strongly invites the State Party to consider and comprehensively implement the set of recommendations of the 2017 Advisory mission; Regrets that a new project is being developed for a cable car at the Cerro San Cristobal, and urges the State Party to undertake a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), including ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the work that has been started to update the current Management Plan (2007-2011), and the setting up of a special programme for the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, which will provide additional support to the Museum of Abomey; Nevertheless expresses extreme concern that the 2018 ICOMOS Advisory mission noted very similar conditions to that of the 2016 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.11, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for its commitment to address the concerns raised over the management requirements for the property; Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party regarding the advances in the development of the Urban Conservation Master Plan (UCMP) and the Asmara Planning and Technical Regulation (APTR), as well as the timelines for their completion in 2019, and thanks the State Party of the Netherlands for ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Asmara: A Modernist African City
Country: Eritrea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for its commitment to address the concerns over the temporary shelters by inviting an Advisory mission in May 2018 to monitor progress on the conservation of the property and particularly to advise the State Party on the dismantling of the temporary shelters and several ongoing projects regarding the property; Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party regarding the monitoring of the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision CONF 203 VII.35, adopted its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998), Requests the State Party to ensure that the proposed Management Plan considers the current lack of effective site management for the majority of the property’s components, as well as identified threats; Reiterates its request to the State Party to progress, as a matter of urgency, with the delineation of a buffer zone for each component and protection regimes; Welcomes the State Party’s invitation of a joint World Heritage ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
Country: Ghana
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 27 COM 7B.31, 33 COM 7B.44, 34 COM 7B.46, 40 COM 7B.12, 41 COM 7B.69, and 42 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003), 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Regrets that the State Party provides only limited information on the state of conservation of the property, and reiterates its requests to the State Party, as a matter of urgency, to submit to the World Heritage Centre for ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the State Party’s notification of large development and infrastructural projects in the buffer zone of the property; Acknowledges the State Party’s commendable implementation of the recommendations of the 2018 Advisory mission in relation to four development projects, and requests the State Party to implement the remaining recommendations; Also requests the State Party to: Develop a Master Plan on the precinct level, ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Aapravasi Ghat
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Reiterates its concern that the main recommendations of the 2015 mission relating to vulnerabilities recognized by the Committee still remain unaddressed; Expresses its great concern that inadequate progress has been made on conservation, management and protection since inscription on the World Heritage List, with the result that what were only vulnerabilities are now turning into threats: Many sculptures are now in state of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Country: Nigeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction the efforts made by the State Party to implement the Committee's previous recommendations and the 2017 Reactive Monitoring mission, in particular for: The improvement of governance and management of the property, The creation of a inventory of buildings at risk, which will continue in 2019 for the private heritage, The elaboration of a Triennial Priority Rehabilitation Action Plan for the emergency ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the continuous engagement of the State Party with addressing the issue of acid mine drainage at the property; Welcomes the submission of the Vulnerable Fossil Site Risk Prevention Strategy for the Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs component of the property; Also welcomes the State Party’s commitment to continue executing the Short Term Solution (STS) to the acid mine drainage until ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7B, Recognizes the responsiveness of the State Party following the severe weather of 2018 that caused the destruction of several Takienta in requesting the organization of an emergency mission to the site and initiating restoration work on the damaged Takienta; Regrets, however, that the State Party did not inform the World Heritage Centre of the destruction of several Takienta during the 2018 rainy season; Expresses deep concern at the destruction of several Takienta according to the findings of experts from the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba
Country: Togo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/8, Recalling Decision 42 COM 8, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Reaffirming the overriding necessity to continue to work towards bringing greater convergence between the decisions taken by the Committee and the recommendations of the Advisory Bodies; Expresses its appreciationfor the work of the ad-hoc Working Group, the experts that have participated in the Tunis Meeting, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre for their work on the ongoing reflection on the revision of the nomination ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/8A.Rev, Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and long-term planning of its development; Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies during the development or revision of their Tentative Lists as appropriate; Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/8B, Approves the name change to the Golden Temple of Dambulla as proposed by the Sri Lankan authorities. The name of the property becomes Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple in English and Temple troglodyte de Rangiri Dambulla in French.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/8B, Approves the name change to the Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra as proposed by the Ukrainian authorities. The name of the property becomes Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in English and Kyiv : Cathédrale Sainte-Sophie et ensemble des bâtiments monastiques et Laure de Kyiv-Petchersk in ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I), China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) is situated in the largest intertidal wetland system in the world and one of the most biologically diverse. The property is an ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Recalling Decision 30 COM 8B.24 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Inscribes the Hyrcanian Forests, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ix); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Hyrcanian Forests form a green arc of forest, separated from the Caucasus to the west and from semi-desert areas to the east: a unique forested massif that extends from south-eastern Azerbaijan eastwards to ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Hyrcanian Forests
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B.Add and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.5 and 40 COM 8B.11 adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Noting the efforts of the State Party to address the matters identified by the Committee at its 39th and 40th sessions; Taking note of the technical agreement reached by the States Parties of Thailand and Myanmar on the delineation of the boundary of the nominated area based on the Technical Meeting between the two concerned States Parties ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Country: Thailand
Decision: 43 COM 8B.6 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the French Austral Lands and Seas, France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located between the 37th and 50th parallels south, the French Austral Lands and Seas comprise the largest of the rare emerged lands of the southern Indian Ocean, including Crozet Archipelago, the Kerguelen Islands and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands. ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: French Austral Lands and Seas
Country: France