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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5C, 2. Recalling Decisions 33 COM 14A.2, 34 COM 5D and 35 COM 5E adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th(Paris, 2011) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the outcome of the Consultative Meeting on World Heritage and Sustainable Development held in Ouro Preto (Brazil) from 5 to 8 February 2012, takes note of its recommended actions and thanks the State Party of Brazil for having generously hosted this event; 4. Recognizing that the conservation of cultural and natural heritage is of ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5D, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 32 COM 10A and 34 COM 5F.1 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the progress report made on the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes; 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 the activities foreseen under each of these programmes in 2012-2013; 5. Expresses its ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5E, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5F.2 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Welcomes the finalization of the new and inclusive Programme on World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism and notes with appreciation the participatory process for its development, objectives and approach towards implementation; 4. Also welcomes the contribution of the Steering Group comprised of States Parties representatives from the UNESCO Electoral Groups, the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.118 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party in regard to the state of conservation of the property and welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations from the 2006 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission; 4.   Notes the results of the November 2011 reactive monitoring mission, including the evaluation of the current ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.129, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2010), 3.   Notes the limited implementation of activities being carried out by the State Party with regards to the fragile state of conservation of the property; 4.   Reiterates its deep concern regarding the state of conservation of the property, in particular the significant and accelerated degradation of the historic fabric which directly impacts its Outstanding Universal Value, and the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/7C, 2.Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7C and 35 COM 12E adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Significant factors negatively impacting the Outstanding Universal Value 3.Takes note of the statistical analysis and encourages the World Heritage Centre to continue with the production of such informative data, including regional analyses; Recurrent conservation issues 4.Also takes note of the completion of the independent review process on extractive industries and World Heritage properties as a contribution to the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast Mantua and Sabbioneta
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/8D, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 8D adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   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 improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; 4.   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 whenever the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Aachen Cathedral Ajanta Caves Aldabra Atoll Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Ping Yao Angkor Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida Archaeological Site of Carthage Ban Chiang Archaeological Site Borobudur Temple Compounds Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg Fortress of Suomenlinna Frontiers of the Roman Empire Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Heard and McDonald Islands Himeji-jo Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) Historic Centre of Bukhara Historic Centre of Prague Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox Historic City of Ayutthaya Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Itchan Kala Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area Kaziranga National Park Lord Howe Island Group Los Glaciares National Park Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha M'Zab Valley Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias Old City of Salamanca Old Town of Cáceres Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Plitvice Lakes National Park Poblet Monastery Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) Shark Bay, Western Australia Shirakami-Sanchi Sinharaja Forest Reserve Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing The Great Wall Wet Tropics of Queensland Works of Antoni Gaudí Yakushima
Country: Algeria Argentina Australia Cambodia China Colombia Croatia Czechia Finland Georgia Germany Honduras India Indonesia Japan Nepal Seychelles Spain Sri Lanka Syrian Arab Republic Thailand Tunisia Turkey United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/9A, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 9A adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011) and Resolution 18 GA 8 of the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Notes that the World Heritage Centre in close collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, produceda working document on the recommendations of the independent evaluation by UNESCO’s external auditor with a prioritized list of recommendations in the framework of the objectives of the Strategic Action Plan, adopted ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/12A, 2.   Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 33 COM 14A.2, 34 COM 12, and 35 COM 12A adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively and Resolutions 17 GA 9 and 18 GA 11 adopted at the 17th (UNESCO, 2009) and 18th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, 3.   Acknowledges the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision by the 18th General Assembly of States ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/12C, 2.   Recalling Decision 34 COM 12.III adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010) and Decision 35 COM 12.C at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011); 3.   Welcomes the actions undertaken to improve the processes and practices prior to consideration by the World Heritage Committee of a nomination (the ‘upstream processes’) and commends the States Parties, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre for the pilot projects in which progress was made; 4.   ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/12D; 2.   Takes note of the progress made in the preparation of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention under the theme “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities”; 3.   Encourages States Parties to continue to develop, support and carry out activities to promote the anniversary; 4.   Invites the World Heritage Centre to continue implementing the programme of activities assisted by extrabudgetary ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 8B.13 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Expresses its concern about the level of threats which might be affecting the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property and about the lack of adequate management response to address those pressures; 4.  Requests the State Party of Slovakia to ensure that a comprehensive vision for development around the Slovak component of the property and practical guidance for achieving an ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Germany Slovakia Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.17 adopted at the 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party, in particular the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone; 4.  Notes with satisfaction the inscription of all the outstanding monuments and sites of the property on the National Heritage List, the establishment of the local Management Committee, the institutionalisation of the Heritage Centre, an improved functioning ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.141, 34 COM 7B.113, 35 COM 7B.130, 36 COM 7B.103 , adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, and its concern that the construction of the Cinta Costera Phase III (Maritime Viaduct) would irreversibly impact on the property, Also recalling the state of conservation reports and reactive monitoring mission reports of March 2009, March 2010 and October 2010 that underscored ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/8D, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 8D, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 3. 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 improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; 4. 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 whenever ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes Brasilia Chan Chan Archaeological Zone Chavin (Archaeological Site) City of Cuzco Colonial City of Santo Domingo Complex of Hué Monuments Darien National Park Hanseatic City of Lübeck Historic Centre of Lima Historic Centre of Morelia Historic Centre of Puebla Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of São Luís Historic Centre of Zacatecas Historic City of Toledo Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines Historic Walled Town of Cuenca Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue Kasbah of Algiers Kizhi Pogost Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona Petra Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque Río Abiseo National Park Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas Sian Ka'an Völklingen Ironworks Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Country: Algeria Brazil Cuba Dominican Republic Germany Jordan Mexico Panama Paraguay Peru Russian Federation Spain Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/9, 2.  Recalling Decision 34 COM 13.III adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), Decision 35 COM 12C adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011) and Decision 36 COM 12C adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to take into account the rich debate held at its 37th session, in particular  on capacity-building, methodology and processes for Tentative Lists and upstream nomination projects, in order to enhance dialogue and ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8D, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8D, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitations 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 will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento Historic Town of Ouro Preto Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara Iguazu National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek Los Katíos National Park Lushan National Park Mammoth Cave National Park Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Miguasha National Park Mogao Caves National Archeological Park of Tierradentro Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley Redwood National and State Parks Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain San Agustín Archaeological Park Serra da Capivara National Park Speyer Cathedral Statue of Liberty Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Taos Pueblo Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area Yosemite National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil Canada China Colombia Costa Rica France Germany Guatemala Japan Mexico Panama Russian Federation Spain Thailand United States of America Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/9A, Recalling Decision 34 COM 13.III adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), Decision 35 COM 12C at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Decision 36 COM 12C at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and Decision 37 COM 9 at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes all the actions undertaken to improve the processes and practices prior to consideration by the World Heritage Committee of a nomination (the ‘Upstream Processes’) and commends the States Parties, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/9B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 9B adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the report of the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies on proposals to improve the preparation and evaluation of mixed World Heritage nominations; Reiterates that due to the complexity of mixed site nominations, and their evaluation, States Parties should ideally seek prior advice from IUCN and ICOMOS if possible at least two years before a possible nomination is submitted, in compliance with Paragraph 122 of the Operational ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B.Add, WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1.Add and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.14 adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Approves the proposed minor boundary modification of Trang An Landscape Complex, Viet Nam; Requests the State Party to ensure that any developments in the property, its buffer zone, or in any adjacent areas that might threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, are subject to early notice to the World Heritage Centre, as per the requirements of the Operational ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Trang An Landscape Complex
Country: Viet Nam
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