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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/10A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 10B adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Thanking the Government of Germany for having hosted the Workshop on natural serial properties in Vilm, (Germany, 26 - 30 November 2008) as well as all the experts who contributed to it, 4. Takes note of the outcomes and conclusions of the Workshop published in the BfN-Skripten series, as well as the analysis of the present situation of "Serial natural World Heritage Properties" prepared for publication by IUCN and the German ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/10C, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 10A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Having reviewed the application of the thematic studies and their contribution to the global strategy based on the underrepresented categories developed by the advisory bodies, 4. Requests the Advisory Bodies, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, to incorporate into Annex III of the Operational Guidelines references to the thematic studies included in document WHC-09/33.COM/10C; 5. Welcomes the proposed thematic ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5D, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10 and 33 COM 14A.2, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Thanks the State Party of Brazil for supporting the organization of an expert meeting on the relations between the World Heritage Convention, conservation and sustainable development, held in Paraty (Brazil) from 29 to 31 March 2010; 4. Welcomes the outcomes of the above-mentioned meeting and agrees that it would be desirable to further consider, in the implementation of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/5F and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.2, 2. Takes note, with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes; 3. Commends the important contribution of the international Scientific Working Group, States Parties and Advisory Bodies in the development of World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory and approves the suggestion of the Drafting group to revise the name of the World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory as "Human Evolution : ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.3, 2. Highlighting that the global tourism sector is large and rapidly growing, is diverse and dynamic in its business models and structures, and the relationship between World Heritage and tourism is two way: tourism, if managed well, offers benefits to World Heritage properties and can contribute to cross-cultural exchange but, if not managed well, poses challenges to these properties and recognizing the increasing challenges and opportunities relating to tourism; 3. Expresses ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling its Decision 33 COM 7.1, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Thanks the State Party of Brazil and IPHAN for having generously hosted the expert meeting which took place from 7 to 11 December 2009 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and the experts having contributed to the meeting; 4. Takes note with satisfaction of the outcomes of the expert meeting and the recommendations for the inclusion of an Historic Urban Landscape approach in the Operational Guidelines; 5. Requests the World ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7C, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.129 and 33 COM 7C, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the analytical summary of the perceived trends, changes and threats to the state of conservation of World Heritage properties over the past five years (2005-2009), as the basis for further reflection and more extensive analysis of this information; 4. Considers that this work highlights the need for more systematic monitoring of threats and of how to identify ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/8D, 2.   Recalling Decision 33 COM 8D, adopted at its 33th session (Seville, 2009); 3.   Congratulates States Parties in the Europe Region and the States Parties of Algeria, Lebanon and Tunisia on the excellent work accomplished in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; 5.   Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the following States Parties in the ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Amphitheatre of El Jem Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina) Churches of Moldavia City of Safranbolu City of Valletta Djémila Gelati Monastery Hierapolis-Pamukkale Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao Historic Areas of Istanbul Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station) Kairouan Medina of Sousse Medina of Tunis Monastery of Horezu Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos Stari Ras and Sopoćani Studenica Monastery Tyre Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Country: Algeria Georgia Greece Holy See Italy Lebanon Malta Netherlands Romania Serbia Tunisia Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/9A, 2. Adopts the Terms of Reference for the evaluation of the Global Strategy for a representative, balanced, and credible World Heritage List, by deleting Paragraph 1a; 3. Also adopts the Terms of Reference for the evaluation of the PACT initiative, changing the formulation of its Paragraph 5 by adding "and of their traceability" and by completing the Terms of Reference with the following evaluations: a) Evaluate the contents of the respective engagements of the World Heritage Centre and its private sector ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/9B, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10B and 33 COM 10A adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively and thanking the State Party of Switzerland for having hosted the International Expert Meeting on serial nominations and properties (Ittingen, Switzerland, 25 -27 February 2010) in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, 3. Notes the detailed report provided by the expert meeting which reflects on a wide range of issues relevant to serial and transnational ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/5E, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 33 COM 14A.2, 34 COM 5D adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the progress made in implementing the recommended actions; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, and with the support of interested States Parties to continue its efforts to implement various activities contained in the Action Plan 2012; 5. Also requests that the results of the proposed ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/5F, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5F.2 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Thanks the Government of Switzerland for its offer of financial and technical support to specific activities supporting the Steering Group guiding the development of the new and inclusive Programme on World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, and welcomes its offer to host an expert meeting in Sils/Engadine, Switzerland, in October 2011; 4. Also thanks the Governments of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Nordic World Heritage ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 9, 32 COM 7.1, 33 COM 7C and 34 COM 19 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, and the provisions for buffer zones established in the Operational Guidelines, 3. Notes the progress made with the wide range of issues relevant to World Heritage and buffer zones including the publication on "World Heritage and Buffer Zones" (World Heritage Papers 25), and considerations within discussions on ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/7C, WHC-11/35.COM/INF.7C and WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7C, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Thanks the States Parties of Senegal and Australia for the organization of the Expert meeting on the global state of conservation challenges for World Heritage properties (Dakar, Senegal, 13-15 April 2011); 4. Endorses the recommendations of the Expert meeting on the global state of conservation challenges for World Heritage properties presented in Document WHC-11/35.COM/INF.7C and ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 10 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 3. Decides to re-establish the practice of examining two complete nominations per State Party per year provided that at least one of such nominations concerns a natural property or cultural landscapes; 4. Also decides to amend paragraph 61(a) of the Operational Guidelines accordingly, which takes effect on 2 February 2012, in order to ensure a smooth transition period for all States Parties; 5. Further decides that it will ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8D, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 8D, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Recalls that 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 when the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear; 4. Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada Amiens Cathedral Ancient City of Damascus Bourges Cathedral Burgos Cathedral Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge Historic Centre of Český Krumlov Historic Centre of Naples Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne Historic Site of Lyon Kakadu National Park Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec Rock Drawings in Valcamonica Rwenzori Mountains National Park Timgad Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve Upper Svaneti Villa Romana del Casale Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Algeria Australia Czechia France Georgia Italy Madagascar Russian Federation Spain Syrian Arab Republic Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/9A and WHC-11/35.COM/INF.9A , 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 9A , adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Also recalling Resolution 17 GA 9 , adopted by the 17th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2009), 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to transmit the documents to the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011) for ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/9C, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 9 and 32 COM 10A adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the information provided on the Recommendations of the Science and Technology Expert Working Group in the context of World Heritage Nominations (London, 2008) and subsequent discussions on revisions to the Operational Guidelines; 4. Further notes the completion of the thematic study on "Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/12C, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 10 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), Decision 33 COM 14A.2 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 34 COM 12 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010) and Resolution 17 GA 9 adopted at the 17th General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO Headquarters, 2009); 3. Taking into consideration the findings and recommendations of the evaluation of the Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List (Final report of the Audit of the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/12D and WHC-11/35.COM/9B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 10 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), Decision 33 COM 14A.2 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 34 COM 12 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010) and Resolution 17 GA 9 adopted at the 17th General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO Headquarters, 2009), 3. Notes that the World Heritage Convention is fast approaching a number of important milestones, including its 40th anniversary in 2012; 4. Takes note of the progress made in ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
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