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XIII.2 The Secretariat recalled that the Operational Guidelines have been revised many times over the last twenty years and are generally considered as requiring substantial editing and reorganization. In 1998 a Global Strategy meeting for cultural and natural heritage experts was held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The meeting discussed the application of the "test of authenticity" and the "conditions of integrity", the question of a unified set of criteria for cultural and natural heritage and the notion of "outstanding universal value". The report of the Amsterdam meeting was ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of document WHC-02/CONF.202/7 to be amended as requested by the Committee before it is given public access;2. Recalls the decision of the 164th session of the Executive Board on the establishment of a working group to explore and examine ways and means of creating necessary conditions for prevention of the intentional destruction of culturally important monuments and sites (164 EX/48 and 164 EX/51);3. tes the Director-General to consider the role of the World Heritage Convention with regard to initiatives being developed to explore and examine ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting the Regional Progress Reports (2002-2003) and Action Plans 2004-2005 for  the Global Strategy presented in document WHC-03/27.COM/1,3;2. Requests the World Heritage Centre, working in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies and States Parties to the World Heritage Convention to continue to implement the Global Strategy as a contribution to strengthening the credibility of the World Heritage List; (check French - from Belgium)3. Further requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare summaries and assessments of the results of the Global Strategy ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Taking note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre in WHC-03/27.COM/13 and WHC-03/27.COM/INF.13 on the initiative of five Andean States Parties to collaborate in the process of nominating the Qhapac Nan - Camino Inca road system for inscription on the World Heritage List,;2. Considering the results of the consultation meeting with the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO (29th January 2003 at UNESCO Headquarters), and the documents adopted at the first sub-regional technical meeting held in Lima, Peru, on 1 and 2 April 2003,  3. Welcoming the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting with concern the continuing disparities between regions and States Parties in their capacity to prepare Tentative Lists and nominations of properties for inscription on the World Heritage List,;2. Noting the progress made in the analyses of the World Heritage List being undertaken by ICOMOS and IUCN for submission to the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2004,;3. Recognizing the progress in the preparation of studies to promote the revision of national tentative lists through regional consultations and the periodic reporting exercise,  ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Decides to retain the limit of one new and complete nomination per State Party with properties already on the World Heritage List, as the best means of managing the workload of the Committee, the Advisory Bodies, and the World Heritage Centre, and of improving the geographic distribution of properties on the World Heritage List; States Parties that have no properties inscribed on the World Heritage List will have the opportunity to nominate two or three properties;2. Decides to continue to exempt from this limit transboundary and emergency nominations, ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee [67],1. Takes note of document WHC-03/27.COM/15. [67]  See also Decision 27 COM 2
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalling the conclusions on the "Evaluation of the Cairns Decision" by the 27th session (Decision 27 COM 14), the Decision adopted on the Representivity of the World Heritage List at its 24th session ("Cairns Decision", 2000), subsequently endorsed by the General Assembly of State Parties at its 13th session (2001); and the Resolution on ways and means to ensure a  representative World Heritage List adopted by the General Assembly at its 12th session (1999), 2. Further recalling that the World Heritage Convention establishes a system of ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalling the conclusions on the "Evaluation of the Cairns Decision" by the 27th session (Decision 27 COM 14), the Decision adopted on the Representivity of the World Heritage List at its 24th session ("Cairns Decision", 2000), subsequently endorsed by the General Assembly of State Parties at its 13th session (2001); and the Resolution on ways and means to ensure a  representative World Heritage List adopted by the General Assembly at its 12th session (1999), 2. Further recalling that the World Heritage Convention establishes a system of ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre in WHC-03/28.COM/INF 13A and commends Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru on the progress made on the implementation of the candidature process for the inscription of the Qhapaq Ñan (Main Andean Road) on the World Heritage List;2. Considering the results of the consultation meetings with the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of the referred six States Parties and the documents adopted at the Second Expert Meeting held in Cusco on 24 - 26 October 2003and Third Expert Meeting ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Decides, in view of the time constraints, to defer the discussion of this Item until its 7th extraordinary session to be held in Paris, (December 2004).
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/9, WHC-05/29.COM/INF.9A and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.9B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM. 13.1 and 7 EXT.COM 4B.2, respectively adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004) and at its 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004), which requested the World Heritage Centre to convene a Special Meeting of Experts of all regions on the concept of outstanding universal value, and invited that meeting to make specific proposals for better identification of properties of potential outstanding universal value, for enabling less-represented ...
Session: 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (29 COM)
Year: 2005
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/12,2. Recalling Decisions 7 EXT.COM 10 adopted at its 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004) and 27 COM 20B adopted at its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003),3. Emphasizing that setting precise but realistic and measurable results and indicators is essential for effective performance appraisal and monitoring,4. Takes note of the set of performance indicators described in Table 1 of the Document WHC-05/29.COM/12, which constitutes a framework for Performance monitoring with respect to the four Strategic Objectives set at its ...
Session: 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (29 COM)
Year: 2005
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/11A.2, 2. Takes note of the clarification of property limits provided by States Parties in the European Region in response to the Retrospective Inventory; 3. Further notes that other clarifications will be provided in the follow-up to European Periodic Reporting (Decision 30 COM.11A.1); 4. Thanks the States Parties concerned for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Abbey of St Gall Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair Birka and Hovgården Bryggen Choirokoitia Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå City of Bath Engelsberg Ironworks Hanseatic Town of Visby Laponian Area Megalithic Temples of Malta Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay Naval Port of Karlskrona Old City of Berne Painted Churches in the Troodos Region Paphos Petäjävesi Old Church Rock Art of Alta Rock Carvings in Tanum Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange Royal Domain of Drottningholm Røros Mining Town and the Circumference Skogskyrkogården Urnes Stave Church Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Vézelay, Church and Hill
Country: Cyprus Finland France Germany Malta Norway Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/11B, 2. RecallingDecisions 29 COM 11 A.4 and 29 COM 11 A.5 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting proposals for changes to the nomination dossiers for some World Heritage properties in North America, 4. Approves the Statements of significance for the World Heritage properties in North America as included in Annex I of Document WHC-06/30.COM/11B; 5. Notes the changes to the names as indicated in Document WHC-06/30.COM/8B, and further notes the adjustments to natural heritage criteria concerning ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Carlsbad Caverns National Park Chaco Culture Dinosaur Provincial Park Everglades National Park Grand Canyon National Park Gros Morne National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historic District of Old Québec Independence Hall Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico Mammoth Cave National Park Mesa Verde National Park Miguasha National Park Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Nahanni National Park Old Town Lunenburg Olympic National Park Redwood National and State Parks SGang Gwaay Statue of Liberty Taos Pueblo Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Wood Buffalo National Park Yellowstone National Park
Country: Canada United States of America
  The World Heritage Committee,  Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7.3,  Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7C and 30 COM 9 adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, Thanking the Government of the Netherlands for having hosted the meeting of experts, which took place from 2 to 3 April 2007 in Paris, as well as all the experts who contributed to it,  Noting the results and recommendations of the expert meeting,  Decides to formally adopt a monitoring framework for World Heritage properties;  Decides to integrate the monitoring framework into the next ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8D, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11A.2 and 31 COM 11A.2, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Recalls that, as decided at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) by Decision 31 COM 11A.2, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear; 4. Congratulates States Parties in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Abu Mena Ancient City of Nessebar Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia Archaeological Area of Agrigento Archaeological Site of Mystras Archaeological Site of Volubilis Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua Boyana Church Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto Costiera Amalfitana Cultural Landscape of Sintra Danube Delta Delos Durham Castle and Cathedral Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Flemish Béguinages Garajonay National Park Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Historic Cairo Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn Historic Centre of Kraków Historic Centre of Riga Historic Centre of San Gimignano Historic Centre of Siena Historic Centre of Telč Historic Centre of the City of Pienza Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg Historic Centre of Warsaw Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian Ichkeul National Park Ironbridge Gorge Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments Maritime Greenwich Medieval City of Rhodes Medieval Town of Toruń Medina of Marrakesh Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Monastery of Batalha Mount Athos Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Old City of Dubrovnik Old City of Zamość Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Rila Monastery Roskilde Cathedral Saint Catherine Area Sceilg Mhichíl Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites Su Nuraxi di Barumini Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae The Trulli of Alberobello Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak Town of Bamberg Vlkolínec Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Country: Armenia Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czechia Denmark Egypt Estonia Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Luxembourg Morocco Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Spain Tunisia Ukraine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/8D, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11A.2, 31 COM 11A.2 and 32 COM 8D, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Recalls that, as decided at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) by Decision 31 COM 11A.2, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex Acropolis, Athens Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata Archaeological Site of Delphi Archaeological Site of Olympia Archaeological Site of Troy Białowieża Forest Castel del Monte Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena Chartres Cathedral Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula Durmitor National Park Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği Hanseatic City of Lübeck Hattusha: the Hittite Capital Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura Historic City of Trogir Holašovice Historic Village Madara Rider Meteora Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios Nemrut Dağ Old City of Dubrovnik Pilgrimage Church of Wies Rila Monastery Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus Semmering Railway St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim Tipasa Xanthos-Letoon
Country: Algeria Austria Belarus Bulgaria Croatia Czechia France Germany Greece Holy See Italy Montenegro Poland Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/8E, 2. Adopts the retrospective Statements of Significance, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-09/33.COM/8E, for the following World Heritage properties: Poland: Cracow's Historic Centre; Wieliczka Salt Mine; Historic Centre of Warsaw; Old City of Zamość; Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork; 3. Adopts the retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-09/33.COM/8E, for the following World Heritage property: Bulgaria: Srebarna Nature Reserve; 4. Decides ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork Historic Centre of Kraków Historic Centre of Warsaw Old City of Zamość Srebarna Nature Reserve Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
Country: Bulgaria Poland
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