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The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 40th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non- governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of document ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/3A.Rev.2, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/3B.Rev.2, Adopts the Timetable contained in the above-mentioned document
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (Bonn, 2015).
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 5A adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), 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 is 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 presented in Document WHC/16/40.COM/5A; Requests the World Heritage Centre to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/5B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 5B adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and gaps identified for the implementation of the Convention; Calls upon ICOMOS and IUCN to continue to engage in appropriate dialogue and consultation with States Parties to further enhance overall transparency and optimize ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions, as well as Resolution 20 GA 13, adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Welcomes the adoption of the “Policy Document for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention” by the 20th General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO, 2015); Reiterates the need to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/5D, Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 32 COM 10A, 34 COM 5F.1, 36 COM 5D, 36 COM 5E and 38 COM 5E, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress report on the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes and Initiatives, notes their important contribution towards implementation of the Global Strategy for representative World Heritage List, and thanks all States Parties, donors and other ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/6, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 6, 36 COM 9B, 37 COM 5E, 37 COM 6, 38 COM 6 as well as 39 COM 6 adopted at its 36th (St Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity-Building Programme, and the capacity-building activities carried out in 2015 and in the beginning of 2016; Notes with appreciation the continued ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/7, WHC/16/40.COM/7A, WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/16/40.COM/7B, WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add and WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015),Emergency situation resulting from conflicts Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in several countries, the loss of human life as well as the degradation of humanitarian conditions and expresses its utmost concern at the damage sustained and the threats facing cultural and natural heritage in general; Urges ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.44, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party in view of the establishment of a Supra Organic Management Body to ensure an effective and integral management mechanism for the property and its components and urges the State Party to finalize Notes with concern the standstill of stabilization works at the summit of Cerro Rico and also urges the State Party to take all the necessary measures to proceed with the stabilization ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for its commitment to the full and timely implementation of the corrective measures and for the progress made in a period in which the State Party also had to respond to severe damages caused by the earthquake of 2014; Acknowledges that the allocation of dedicated staff and resources, efficient planning and coordination among national and local institutions are key factors in the successful implementation of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.46, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), While regretting that the set of corrective measures adopted at the time of inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger was not implemented within the timeframe 2012-2015, appreciates the State Party’s renewed commitment to take all necessary measures for the proper conservation and management of the property; Welcomes the strategy, programme and timeframe that are now submitted by the State Party that will ensure ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.47, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for the implementation of most of the corrective measures towards achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts for their implementation; Notes with appreciation the significant efforts invested by the local, regional and national authorities, as well as the international and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.48, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Appreciates the initiative of the State Party to invite an ICOMOS Advisory mission, welcomes the progress reported in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted in Decision 38 COM 7A.23 and expresses its appreciation for the steady progress in the conservation and restoration of both public and private property, as well as the extensive programme for the promotion and transmission of traditional know-how; Also appreciates the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party was unable to submit a state of conservation report of the property, as requested by the Committee; Congratulates the State Party for the significant work undertaken in the reconstruction of the 14 Saint mausoleums destroyed during the occupation period of Timbuktu in 2012 and thanks the partners who provided support in the framework of the Mali Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage project and requests the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party was unable to submit a state of conservation report on the property, as requested by the Committee; Expresses its concern regarding the unstable security situation at Gao preventing the State Party from inviting the requested joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission to evaluate the general state of conservation of the property; Also expresses its concern that the property remains under ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes that the State Party has halted all developments at the property pending the completion of the Master Plan; Notes with concern that no progress has been reported with the development of the Master Plan that was requested in 2012, as part of the corrective measures, in order to ensure that conservation of the Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, and other buildings, and development proposals such as for fire-fighting, visitor management and the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examinedDocument WHC/16/40.COM/7A, RecallingDecisions 38 COM 7A.1 and 39 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Notes that encroachments by local communities have been removed from the property and buffer zone; Expresses its great concern regarding the state of conservation of the property and the implementation level of the recommended corrective measures; Takes note that the State Party will start the elaboration of a comprehensive and integrated Management Plan for the property in 2017; Urges ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the impossibility to access it; Expresses its great concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the evolution of the situation on the ground; Calls upon all the UNESCO Member States to comply with the provisions of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the impossibility to access it; Expresses its great concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the evolution of the situation on the ground; Calls upon all the UNESCO Member States to comply with the provisions of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee,  Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the impossibility to acces it; Expresses its great concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the evolution of the situation on the ground; Calls upon all the UNESCO Member States to comply with the provisions of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-16/40.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954 and its related protocols, the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970), the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Delhi UNESCO Recommendation of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes that conservation works for the roof of the Church of the Nativity have been completed and acknowledges the progress made in addressing conservation conditions at the architectural ensemble and the rehabilitation works undertaken at other areas in the property; Also notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission will be carried out at the property and will allow evaluating the restoration works that have been ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes notes of the actions undertaken by the State Party to initiate the implementation of the corrective measures adopted to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Expresses its disappointment that a timeframe for implementing the agreed corrective measures has not been submitted as requested, and reiterates its request to the State Party to develop ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36,adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Expresses its great concern at the continuous escalation of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Acknowledges the efforts of the local communities to raise awareness of the need to protect the property despite the very difficult circumstances; Deplores the breaking of the temporary ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12, and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Expresses its deep concern over the damage caused by the conflict, and the fire at al-Asrooniya neighbourhood within the property, and requests the State Party to submit a detailed report on the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Expresses its deep concern about the escalation of the conflict and the reported damages at the property, including at Saint-Simeon, as well as the illegal re-use of archaeological material and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Commends the State Party for taking emergency safeguarding measures to protect the property and for undertaking its detailed documentation; Reiterates that the State Party should continue to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively; Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Condemns the deliberate acts of destructions at the property and deplores the considerable damage to the attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Acknowledges the documentation and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examinedDocument WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.34adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Takes note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and the updated reports on the damage assessment of Palmyra, and on the fire in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014) and 39 COM 7A.37 adopted at its 39th Session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of escalating armed conflict, and that the Historic City of Zabid continues to be subject to significant threats from the ongoing lack of organisational support and material resources for physical conservation projects; Acknowledges the efforts of the General Organization for the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its great concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of escalating armed conflict, and that the Old City of Sana’a has incurred irreversible destruction and severe damage due to the armed conflict, and continues to be vulnerable owing to the deteriorating security situation, the ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 22 BUR V.B.72 and 39 COM 7B.60, adopted at the 22nd session of its Bureau (UNESCO, 1998) and at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) respectively, Expresses its concern at the recent damage caused to the Old Walled City of Shibam as a result of armed conflict, and that the property continues to be subject to significant threats from natural elements, and a lack of organisational support and material resources for physical conservation projects; Acknowledges the efforts of the General ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes with satisfaction that the Management Plan has been officially adopted and integrated into the Bamiyan City Master Plan, a tool which aims to control development pressures, but regrets that no updated report has been submitted on how these mechanisms work, especially in view of the strong development pressures observed recently; Urges the State Party to continue vigilantly implementing the Management Plan for the World Heritage ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.38, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Deeply regrets that neither emergency measures nor conservation work have been undertaken in situ, and that no concrete report has been submitted providing precise and up-to-date information on the state of conservation of the property, including the security situation; Also regrets that the State Party has neither adopted the detailed topographic map of the property, produced in 2012, nor submitted a proposal for minor boundary ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.40 and 39 COM 8B.35, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures concerning the Gelati Monastery, one of the components of the property; Notes the information provided by the State Party inter alia in response to Decision 39 COM 8B.95, regarding the significant boundary modification of the property, and in particular: The clarified Management procedures and responsibilities of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the important work and commitment by the State Party to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) forms the core of the development of the Urban Land-Use Master Plan (ULUMP); Notes the measures taken by the authorities to guarantee protection to the property through the Decree on the Moratorium on Urban Development and Land Privatization as well as a revised ULUMP which has yet to be finalized and implemented in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.43, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) as well as Decisions 36 COM 7B.93 (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37 COM 7A.35 (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38 COM 7A.19 (Doha, 2014), Notes that all stakeholders recognize the serious concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the potential threat of the Liverpool Waters development scheme to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Recalls the conclusions of the 2015 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission, in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcoming the efforts undertaken by the State Party towards the implementation of the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), including the announcement of a ban on offshore petroleum exploration within all seven components of the property and within one kilometre on either side of the Barrier Reef, notes that this policy announcement still needs to be translated ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners for further progress made in integrated monitoring and granting negotiated local access to land and natural resources, and encourages the State Party and partners to continue these efforts; Expresses its concern that another eviction has been carried out and strongly urges the State Party to prevent new illegal settlements so as to avoid further evictions in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.34 and 39 COM 7A.1 adopted respectively at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions, Takes note of the Bangui National Forum relating to the restoration of peace and expresses the hope that the commitments undertaken as a result of this Forum will enable a progressive improvement of the security situation in the country, including in the zone where the property is located; However, notes with concern that insecurity continues to complicate the implementation of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Warmly welcomes the continued progress achieved by the State Party, in particular the surveillance measures and awareness raising activities among the local communities, to counteract human pressure affecting the property; Notes with concern continued gold prospecting and associated poaching, as well as other threats resulting from human pressure and requests the State Party to pursue its efforts to counteract these threats, to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the efforts made by the State Party of Côte d'Ivoire to strengthen the monitoring and update the property boundaries with the participation of the local communities but requests the State Party of Côte d'Ivoire to provide details of the decree for the redefinition of the boundaries; Also notes the progress made by the State Party of Guinea in the implementation of the international assistance project for the protection of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the efforts of the staff of the property who continue their actions for the conservation of the property, often at great risk, and expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards and soldiers killed in operations for the protection of the property; Expresses its deepest concern over continuing insecurity around the property and ongoing poaching pressure, particularly targeted at elephants and driven by ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its sincere condolences to the family of the guard killed during the execution of operations carried out for the protection of the property; Welcomes the continued efforts by the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) with assistance from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in securing the property, strengthening surveillance and closing illegal mines but expresses its concern that ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its most sincere condolences to the family of the guard killed in operations for the protection of the property; Welcomes the cancellation of one of the mining permits awarded to KiloGold Society inside the property and urges the State Party to provide information on the remaining mining permits overlapping with the property and to ensure their cancellation; Takes note of the actions taken by the Congolese Institute for ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing efforts, to implement the corrective measures, with the substantial financial and technical support from various partners, but notes the importance of sustaining this financial support over a longer timeframe in order to adequately manage the property and increase operational capacity and restore its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Also welcomes the increased patrols of the property by park staff ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.4 and 39 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards and the military killed during operations for the protection of the property; Regrets that the State Party has not confirmed its commitment not to authorize new petroleum exploration and exploitation within the boundaries of the property, as was established at the time of inscription on the World Heritage List in 1979, and reiterates its request to the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/7A and WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) and reiterating the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards and soldiers killed during operations to protect the properties, and expresses its deep concern about the persistent in secure situation in most of the properties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Warmly welcomes the creation of the Corps established to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note that the on-going voluntary relocation of the Gich community is nearing completion, and requests the State Party to ensure that the remaining compensations and housing contructions are fully completed, and the implementation of the strategies for alternative livelihoods are continued; Welcomes the funding provided by different donors to support the development of alternative livelihood opportunities for the people living in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for the evident political will to halt the illicit trafficing of precious wood with the Act N°2015-056 creating a special tribunal to injudicate the traffickers and reinforce the penalties; Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party towards attaining the indicators of the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), but considers that all the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.12 adopted during its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Warmly welcomes the confirmation of GEF funding enabling the implementation of the third phase of the project for Co-Management for the Natural Resources of the Air and Ténéré (COGERAT), expected to start in 2016; Also warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, but considers that important efforts are still necessary to implement them all; Reiterates its concern with ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, but considers that further efforts should be made to implement all the corrective measures updated at its 39th session; Also warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken with the realization of the environmental and social impact study (ESIS) of the gold prospection project at Mako, and takes note of the mitigation measures ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.43, 37 COM 7B.7, 38 COM 7B.95, and 39 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party and its international partners for their efforts in addressing the poaching crisis and encourages all involved to consolidate and coordinate these efforts; Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party to establish the Desired state of conservation for the removal of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for its commitment to secure the Leuser Ecosystem by putting in place a moratorium on palm oil and mining, as well as a temporary suspension of all land clearing operations by palm oil and mining companies in the Leuser Ecosystem while a review of their licenses is being conducted, which will consider key wildlife habitats among other aspects; Considers that the designation of buffer zones should include key ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee; Takes note that a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Advisory mission visited the property to meet the customary owners and to assist the State Party in the preparation of the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), but also regrets ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Recalls its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2017, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 41st session in 2017; Decides to retain Everglades National Park (United States of America) on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.43, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the establishment of the international mechanism to ensure political, technical and administrative coordination for the management framework of the property, including the designation of its first Pro Tempore Secretariat in Peru; Notes with appreciation the elaboration of the project “Support to the reinforcement of the participative management structure of the Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System”, in coordination with the World ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
Country: Argentina Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes with satisfaction the efforts made by the State Party to strengthen the management structure of the property by reinforcing the multidisciplinary technical team Archaeological, Anthropological and Administrative Research Centre of Tiwanaku (CIAAAT); Acknowledges the progress made by the CIAAAT in updating the Management Plan and the development of the Integral Conservation Plan for Tiwanaku and urges the State Party to finalize ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.44, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the progress made in responding to the Committee's recommendations; Recognizes the engagement of the State Party and the efforts undertaken to develop Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) for both the Airport and El Diquís Hydroelectric Dam projects and notes that the preliminary analysis of the impacts highlights potential threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, suggesting the need ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), While recognizing that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-financed Tourism Development Project constitutes a great opportunity for the preservation of the property under the condition that it is executed according to national legislation and regulations and internationally accepted norms and standards, notes with regret and very serious concern that no adequate mechanisms have been established for the coordination and cooperation ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for its commitment to implement the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee, the 2013 ICOMOS Advisory mission and the recent technical reviews; Welcomes the adoption of the Metropolitan Plan for Development and Territorial Management 2015-2025 (PMDOT) that explicitly incorporates cultural heritage as one of its key elements, and its alignment with the Management Plan and encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.110, 35 COM 7B.125, 36 COM 99, 37 COM 98, 38 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Also recalling the numerous Reactive Monitoring and Advisory missions reports that all contain comprehensive sets of recommendations to the State Party on the conservation, management and sustainable development of the property, Appreciates the efforts made by the State ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Country: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014); Regrets that the State Party submitted most of the relevant information of its state of conservation report in Spanish, and not in one of the working languages of the World Heritage Convention (English and French); Congratulates the State Party for the establishment of the Historic Centre and Cultural Heritage Administration and for the process developed within this framework to ensure the interaction and coordination among different ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission that took place in 2014 and requests the State Party to implement its recommendations; Reiterates its recommendation to the State Party to submit, as a matter of urgency, according to Paragraphs 163-165 of the Operational Guidelines, the final proposal for the buffer zone as a minor boundary modification, to enhance the protection of the visually sensitive areas ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the adoption of the Paramaribo World Heritage Management Plan 2011-2015 and the Emergency Action Plan 2014; Urges the State Party to take the necessary measures for their implementation, also taking into account the recommendations of the 2013 ICOMOS Advisory mission, with particular attention to the strengthening of the Management Authority and the provision of funding for its operation as well as for ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Country: Suriname
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Congratulates the State Party on the progress made in protecting, conserving and managing the property in accordance with the recommendations of the 2013 Reactive Monitoring mission; Acknowledges the achievements of the Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Development Project (ESTDP), broadly in line with the World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Programme, but notes that the designs of the ESTDP interventions should not be applied to other areas ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Acknowledges the details provided by the State Party in its report on the recently signed three-year European Union-funded project entitled “Promoting the Contribution of World Heritage for Sustainable Development and Reinforcing Capacities for Protection and Conservation of Paleontological Sites in Ethiopia”, which will consider boundaries, and conservation and management of the property; Notes that documentation submitted by the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lower Valley of the Omo
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.46, 35 COM 7B.39, 36 COM 7B.43, 37 COM 7B.40, 38 COM 7B.49, and 39 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the assurance of the State Party that the Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project will exclude the Lamu archipelago; but notes that the project will cause strong related development pressures for ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report, as requested by the Committee; Notes the results from the 2016 Reactive Monitoring mission to the property and encourages the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the historic town and of the archaeological sites, and the lack of substantial progress achieved in the implementation of the Priority Action Plan adopted in 2014; Considers that the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39COM 7B.42, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the positive benefits that the property’s inscription is seen to deliver in terms of the historical and cultural identity of the Creole community and its associations; Notes that the revised revised Management Plan (2014-2019), including a Critical Viewpoint Analysis and Planning Policy Guidelines is now in place and complemented by a Land Management Plan (2014 – 2019), a Lagoon Management Plan (2013) and a Local Economic ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the ongoing progress on the restoration and rehabilitation of buildings within the World Heritage property; Also notes that, to date, only the Terms of Reference have been finalized for the revision of the Management and Conservation Plan for Mozambique Island (2010 – 2014), and reiterates its request that the revised Plan be duly evaluated and updated with the close participation of all stakeholders, including local ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the progress made by the State Party in addressing the recommendations made by the Committee at the time of inscription, and encourages the State Party to continue to address and resolve the matters raised at that time; Reiterates its encouragement to the State Party to develop a Sustainable Tourism Development and Management Plan, and furthermore, to integrate it with the property’s overall Conservation and Management Plan ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Agadez
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Notes with deep concern the security situation in North-Eastern Nigeria, in particular the attacks on 12 December 2014 at the Sukur Cultural Landscape; Welcoming the joint efforts of the State Party and local hunters/vigilante groups in weakening insurgents attack operations in the surrounds of the Sukur Cultural Landscape; Commends the Sukur Cultural Landscape community for its resilience to remain steadfast to its traditional life and to restore normalcy in its settlements; Takes note of the urgency to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Sukur Cultural Landscape
Country: Nigeria
The World Heritage Committee,  Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.51, 35 COM 7B.43, 37 COM 7B.42 and 38 COM 7B.54 adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for its efforts in developing a 2015-2020 Action Plan for the implementation of the Safeguarding and Enhancement Plan of Saint-Louis (PSMV), in a participatory and inclusive approach with local stakeholders; Takes note of the decree of the Governor of St. Louis issued on 19 ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.48, 37 COM 7B.43 and 38 COM 8B.48, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively; Commends the State Party for the development of the Environmental Management Framework and measures adopted to control the processing of existing mining rights and to prohibit further prospecting licenses in the new buffer zone; Notes that the proposed extension of the Venetia Diamond mine from open pit to underground operation will ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7A.22 and 38 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Notes the progress made by the State Party in responding to the previous recommendations of the Committee and in meeting the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), following such removal in 2014; Congratulates the State Party on the continuing programme of protective and physical conservation works at the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Acknowledges the actions taken by the State Party to implement its recommendations and urges the State Party to secure the necessary resources for the full operation of the newly created management arrangements, including the Development Control Unit (DCU) and the strengthening of the Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority (STCDA); Notes the results from the condition survey of the property and requests the State Party to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.50, 29 COM 7B.45 and 31 COM 7B.61, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 29th (Durban, 2005) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, Notes the delays in the implementation of conservation projects at the property, and the State Party's intention to submit shortly a Management Plan for the property; and urges the State Party to submit a detailed, integrated Management Plan taking into account the July 2015 ICOMOS Advisory mission recommendations; Also urges the State ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.20, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the actions undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations at the time of the property’s inscription; Encourages the State Party to continue with the implementation of the measures and activities already undertaken, so as to prevent and to limit the threats to the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Erbil Citadel
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its concern that the State Party is not in a position to submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 39th session in 2015; Expresses its high concern regarding the information provided by the Libyan heritage professionals during the International Meeting on the Safeguarding of Libyan Cultural Heritage, on the state of conservation of the property and the threats it ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 39th session in 2015; Expresses its high concern regarding the information provided by the Libyan heritage professionals during the International Expert Meeting on the Safeguarding of Libyan Cultural Heritage, on the state of conservation of the property in the prevailing situation; Requests the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the important actions undertaken to ensure the sustainable management and conservation of the property; Regrets that neither the finalized version of the Management Plan nor a request for a minor boundary modification to enlarge the buffer zone have been submitted; Urges the State Party to submit the finalized version of the Management Plan, including the legal framework that will support its implementation, ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.21, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the significant achievements in many key areas for the effective protection, conservation and management of the property in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations of 2014; Encourages the State Party to set out a detailed database of the attributes relating to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, such as the tower houses, other urban houses, the wikalas, mosques and Zawiyas (and not just the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Deeply regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 38th session in 2014; Expresses its concern about the absence of information about the state of conservation of the property despite the ongoing Sudan-Qatar Archaeological Project; Requests the State Party to submit detailed information on the state of conservation of the property and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Congratulates the State Party for the efforts undertaken in the protection and conservation of the property, including the acquisition of archaeological land and the evacuation of the Punic port of abusive craft, despite a difficult political, security and financial situation, and encourages the pursuit of its efforts regarding this issue; Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with a summary report on the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the ongoing work and remaining design issues for the Yuzhen Palace uplift project, as well as the ongoing work on the mangement plan and other management issues; Requests the State Party to adopt the second proposal for the final shape of the platform, infilling the small channels to form a more natrual shoreline; Endorses the proposal to reinstall the archaeological remains at the new grade level as outlined in the State ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 8B.47, 35 COM 7B.65 and 38 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Notes with satisfaction the measures taken to mitigate the impact of the Shenli Mall on the visual qualities of the corridor between Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace, including the dismantling of whole glasshouse on top of the mall and the renovation of the façade in traditional Tibetan architectural style; Noting the conservation actions ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the full scope of information provided by the State Party regarding the comprehensive redevelopment of the Ancient Panchi Pond area that is underway within the buffer zone of the property; Also takes note with satisfaction of the submission by the State Party of the Detailed Planning and Building Scheme for Construction Project of the Ancient Panchi Pond in the Buffer Zone of the World Heritage in Qufu (July 2015), the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.23 adopted by the Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee, and requests the State Party to: Continue its reflection and work for the protection of the surroundings of the Grand Canal to guarantee the sustainable maintenance of the attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and specifically: study whether an adjustment will be required to the buffer zones in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: The Grand Canal
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.24, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the detailed reports submitted by the three State Parties of China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan addressing the requests made by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property; Notes the on-going and essential work on interpretation to allow a better understanding of how the 22 component sites in China relate to the overall Changa’an-Tianshan corridor and to the wider Silk roads network, and urges the relevant States ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
Country: China Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Noting with concern that, despite reassurances provided by the State Party, the Management Plan for Jaisalmer Fort is still in a drafting phase, requests the State Party to expedite the completion of the Management Plan for Jaisalmer Fort and to submit the final draft, along with sub-plans for visitor management, risk preparedness and livelihood generation for the local population, to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Noting the progress made with the implementation of the previous Committee decisions and the Reactive Monitoring mission recommendations, encourages the State Party to establish, as soon as possible, the Integrated Management Bureau to ensure coordinated management, conservation and monitoring of the property; Also notes the improvements made with the establishment of an integrated management system and requests the State Party to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party with the revision of the Meydan-e Atiq project, taking into account the Committee’s previous requests, and notes with satisfaction that no structural connection is foreseen between the new galleries and the historic walls of the mosque or the structures connected to the mosque walls; Strongly encourages the State Party to take into account the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.26, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the actions it has undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations; Recommends that the State Party continue with the implementation of the activities that have been undertaken to fulfil the Committee's recommendations; Requests the State Party to complete, as soon as possible, the comprehensive Management Plan by integrating it with regional policies, updating the action plan ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Shahr-i Sokhta
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.29, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the well-detailed and informative progress report from the State Party on work undertaken to address the requests of the Committee at the time of inscription; Welcomes the considerable efforts and progress made by the State Party in putting in place an inter-disciplinary and sustainable management system that draws in local communities and considers both the property and its buffer zone as an overall cultural landscape ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.28, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the actions it has undertaken in response to the Committee's recommendations at the time of inscription to develop and implement, as soon as possible, a conservation plan for the burial sites, allied to capacity-building in the conservation of these particularly fragile and vulnerable sites; Requests the State Party in order to complement the Management Plan, to develop a risk preparedness strategy, a tourism ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Pyu Ancient Cities
Country: Myanmar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Acknowledges the efforts of the Department of Archaeology, with the support of UNESCO and various donors and agencies, to respond to the effects of the April/May 2015 earthquakes; Notes that all seven monument zones have suffered extensive damage from the earthquakes of April-May 2015, which resulted in adverse impacts on attributes, authenticity, integrity and management of the property and put its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the progress made in finalizing the Integrated Management framework document, but regrets the delay in its adoption; Also notes that development activities have been undertaken before the adoption of the management plan and without conducting Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs); Urges the State Party to adopt and implement the Integrated Management framework document as a matter of priority, and to carry out HIAs, with a specific ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM7B.19, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the efforts made by the State Party to address the conservation of the property and the steps taken to revise the conservation plan, including the revitalisation of the training institute, although no further details as to the organigram and timeline for its establishment have been provided; Also notes that, to date, the State Party has not formally submitted a proposal for a minor boundary modification, which would include an ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a state of conservation report, as requested by the World Heritage Committee; Expresses its concern that only few of the recommendations made by the Reactive Monitoring missions of 2006 and 2012 have been implemented so far, including structural monitoring and soil investigation for the Jam Nizzamuddin Mausoleum and its emergency stabilisation work; Also expresses its deep concern at ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the considerable efforts and progress made by the State Party to finalize the Rice Terraces Master Plan 2015-2024, which ensures an overall consistency between the main planning tool and the different provisions that are being adopted through legal processes at the national and provincial levels, such as bills and ordinances; Encourages the State Party to continue implementing the Rice Terraces Master Plan 2015-2024, including ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the results of the March 2015 ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to the property, and requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission as appropriate; Expresses its serious concern about the lack of clear management structures and clear lines of responsibilities, and in particular the lack of implementation of the Management Plan which increases the problematic of conservation and pilgrim/visitor ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM7B.21, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party concerning the Galle Harbour project and welcomes the significant scaling back of the project; Taking note of the findings of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), supports its recommendations and requests the State Party to: Provide assurances that the recommendations will be considered, in order to limit the potential impact of the development on the Outstanding Universal Value ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party has not responded to the concerns, recommendations and requests formulated in previous Committee Decisions; that it has not provided detailed plans and documentation or Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) of the “State Programme for complex measures for building and reconstruction of Shakhrisyabz city”; and that it has failed to halt works until the necessary assessments and reviews have been carried ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Also recalling the concerns expressed by the 2012 mission regarding the critical level of urban development reached since inscription and its cumulative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and the need for new tools to orient the development process towards sustainable development that protects the attributes of the OUV, Noting the information provided by the State Party about the stage of implementation ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 22 COM VII.17 and 38 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 22nd (Kyoto, 1998) and 38th (Doha 2014) sessions respectively, Expresses its concern regarding inappropriate conservation works of all parts of the City Walls and requests the State Party to implement all relevant measures, including repairs of damage and development of guidelines on best conservation practices, to prevent any threat to the structural stability of the City Walls, and to ensure strict and regular monitoring; Endorses the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.33, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the actions undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations at the time of inscription to complete the additional planned measures of the Management Plan and the additional archaeological investigations measures; Encourages the State Party to set up the Steering Committee envisaged by the Management Plan, involving the offices and stakeholders that worked to develop the management and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Expresses its extreme concern that the combination of previous developments, ongoing transformations and proposed projects within the property which are threatening serious deterioration of the eco and cultural systems of the Lagoon and irreversible changes to the overall relationship between the City and its Lagoon, as well as the loss of architectural and town-planning coherence of the historic city, all of which would lead to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Venice and its Lagoon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions36 COM 7B.78 and 38 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Welcomes the continuing collaboration between the two States Parties and the management of the two national parks and the commitment to produce a trans-boundary Management Plan for the property, as well as the strengthened forest governance, protection and management within the Lithuanian National Park; Taking note of the Reactive Monitoring mission, which took place to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Curonian Spit
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in strengthening the legal, planning and management framework of the property; Strongly requests the State Party to proceed with promptly finalizing the appointment and enforcement of the Management Council with a clear mandate to ensure effective coordination in management; Also strongly requests the State Party to finalize the actions undertaken to respond to the World Heritage Committee’s ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.115, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), Acknowledges the details provided by the State Party on the ongoing projects including progress made in the management of visitors including with advanced booking systems, the express route and the start of a restoration initiative of the barracks in Auschwitz; Welcomes the development of the detailed Conservation Strategy and urges the State Party to ensure that its Guidelines are followed; Whilst understanding that the proposed ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the recommendations of the July 2015 ICOMOS Advisory mission to the property and requests the State Party to give high priority to the implementation of its recommendations; Acknowledges the positive steps taken by the State Party to address the decisions of the Committee, notably the revisions undertaken so far to the legislative and regulatory measures; Considers that the draft retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Acknowledges the steps taken by the State Party to improve the protection of the property through strengthened legislation and regulations; Expresses its concern about the continuing inappropriate construction and infrastructure development projects within the property and its buffer zone, which threaten the authenticity and integrity of the property, and urges the State Party to: Further elaborate, as a matter of urgency, regulations ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the continuing excellent conservation and restoration works at the Church of the Transfiguration and requests the State Party to secure all necessary funding to complete these works ; Notes with concern that developments, such as the Museum entrance project, are being planned despite its previous request to the State Party to halt any developments within the property, its setting and the protected areas of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.38, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the actions it has undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations at the time of inscription to complete the Management Plan for the property, to improve the monitoring system by specifying which organization is responsible for monitoring each indicator, including seismic monitoring, and on its implementation of new height limits to conserve the visual integrity of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.32, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its concern over the situation prevailing in Diyarbakir; Acknowledges the steps taken by the State Party to protect the property and its buffer zone and underlines the importance of preventing any further damage to the property; Requests the State Party, as soon as the security situation allows, to carry out an assessment of the state of conservation of the property and submit the results to the World Heritage Centre and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Also recalling its concerns expressed every year since 2008 regarding the critical level of urban development reached since inscription and its cumulative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and the need for new tools to orient the development process towards sustainable development that protects the attributes of OUV; Also takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party which resulted in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.40, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Also recalling the UNESCO Executive Board Decisions 197 EX/5(II) and 199 EX/5(I.E), Urges all parties currently associated with the state of conservation of the property to refrain from any action that would cause irreversible damages to the property and to fulfil their obligations under international law by taking all possible measures to protect the property; Reiterates its recommendations at the time of inscription, and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.16, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in responding to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations; Also welcomes the ongoing establishment of a Development Wide Vision Programme for the Municipality of Calakmul 2013-2040 and encourages the State Party to refer to the Policy for the Integration of a Sustainable Development Perspective into the Processes of the World Heritage Convention, adopted at the 20th session of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the efforts and committment of the State Party in the conservation and preservation of the property, at a time of great instability; Welcomes the measures taken by the State Party to prevent illegal excavation and illicit trafficking of local cultural artefacts, particularly in the site of Bidi, and urges the State Party to take all necessary measures to enhance the protection and monitoring of vulnerable sites; Also urges the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes with appreciation the progress made by the State Party in addressing the recommendations made by the 2014 Reactive Monitoring mission to the property, particularly in the context of the region’s sensitive political and security conditions; Welcomes the State Party’s intention to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about progress with the development of a waste water treatment plant for the Rum village, in order to ensure ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Wadi Rum Protected Area
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 847 and 39 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for its commitment to explicitly rule out all forms of commercial logging and mining in the whole of the property, as well as its other commitments made in response to the recommendations of the 2015 joint IUCN/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission, and requests the State Party to implement all of the mission’s recommendations; Welcomes the State Party’s ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.14 adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Warmly welcomes the progress made by the State Party in addressing the concerns raised by the Committee regarding the boundaries of the property, as well as the State Party’s initiative to host an international workshop on the revised management plan of the property, which was attended by representatives from ICOMOS and IUCN; Acknowledges the cooperative agreement signed with two United Kingdom-based universities for a comprehensive ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Trang An Landscape Complex
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the actions undertaken by the State Party concerning the revision of the project for the Instauration of St. Clement’s University at Plaoshnik to reduce its negative impacts on the property; Notes with concern that a number of large-scale infrastructure projects have been proposed within the property and that the conclusions of the impact assessments of the proposed Galičica Ski Centre, the A3 road, the Railway corridor VIII ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the information regarding the ongoing cooperation on the ground between Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and the contiguous Iguaçu National Park (Brazil); Also welcomes the signature of the letter of intent between Administración de Parques Nacionales de Argentina, ICMBio, the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil and the Iguazú National Park in Argentina, on 7 June 2016, that confirmed the resolve of the parties to strengthen their ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party that cooperation on the ground between Iguaçu National Park and the contiguous Iguazú National Park in Argentina has been ongoing; Also welcomes the signature of the letter of intent between Administración de Parques Nacionales de Argentina, ICMBio, the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil and the Iguazú National Park in Argentina, on 7 June 2016, that confirmed the resolve of the parties to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.29 and 39 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Reiterates its concern that the majority of the Chapada dos Veadeiros component of the property continues to no longer benefit from National Park status, and that its integrity is therefore no longer guaranteed; Acknowledges the progress achieved by the State Party to restore the protection status of the Chapada dos Veadeiros component, including the undertaking of the public ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the States Parties of Costa Rica and Panama for the progress achieved in strengthening transboundary cooperation and stabilizing the threats to the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) originating from agricultural encroachment and cattle grazing, as well as potential road construction and mining development; Notes with concern the cultivation of illegal crops in the Costa Rican part of the property and its ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee; Takes note of the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for exploration and production phases of the geothermal project in the Roseau Valley submitted by the State Party to the World Heritage Centre; Noting that the abovementioned EIAs do not include an assessment of potential impacts of the project on ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Morne Trois Pitons National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7A.15, 35 COM 7B.30, 36 COM 7B.32, and 38 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party in implementing the recommendations of the 2010 Reactive Monitoring mission; Notes the progress achieved by the State Party in addressing solid waste management and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to establish an effective system ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Galápagos Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Highly commends the State Party for its efforts aimed at the preservation of the critically endangered vaquita and totoaba, but notes with utmost concern that the status of the vaquita population has become extremely critical and that the species is threatened with extinction, possibly as early as 2018; Considers that the critical status of the vaquita population represents an ascertained danger to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, in accordance with Paragraph 180 of the Operational ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the adoption of a resolution authorizing the removal of the livestock from the property, which should allow to address the significant delay in this issue, and requests the State Party to proceed with the livestock removal as a matter of utmost priority; Notes with concern that no significant progress has been achieved in the implementation of a number of key Committee requests, in particular those related to regulations to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcoming the efforts of the State Party and external supporters to address threats to the property stemming from alien invasive plants, including by investing in communication and public awareness-raising, encourages the State Party to continue and increase these efforts; Also welcoming the endorsement of the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) study by the Cabinet of Ministers, notes that the process of integrating the recommendations of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Pitons Management Area
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the progress made by the State Party in terminating mineral prospecting licenses in the property, and requests the State Party to conclude negotiations with remaining licensees to terminate all prospecting activities within the property’s buffer zone, and to continue monitoring and managing prospecting licenses and mining operations outside the buffer zone so as to avoid any adverse impacts on the property; Reiterates its ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Okavango Delta
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.1, 37 COM 7B.1, 38 COM 7B.86 and 39 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party, notably the creation of an Interministerial Committee on Dja to strengthen the sustainable conservation of the property, the increase of the operational and investment budgets, improved knowledge of the state of conservation of large mammals, ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that no response was provided by the States Parties of Kenya and Ethiopia to the recommendations from the 2015 mission and notes with utmost concern that no update is provided on the status of the Kuraz Sugar Scheme, as well as the impounding of the Gibe III reservoir and the measures taken to mitigate the impacts thereof on the property; Regretting that progress with preparing the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Regrets that the information submitted by the State Party did not address the requests made by the Committee in its Decision 38 COM 7B.92; Reiterates its concern over oil exploration activities throughout the lake, noting that an accidental spill would pose a potentially severe risk to the entire lake ecosystem, including the aquatic zone and shoreline of the property, and urges the State Party to cancel the oil exploitation permit which ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lake Malawi National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.4 and 38 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Welcomes further progress made in engaging local communities in the management and protection of the property; Also welcomes the progress made in implementing the ecological monitoring plan for the property, encourages the State Party to develop additional monitoring protocols to assess population trends for key large mammal species, and reiterates its recommendation to the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.7 and 38 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party to strengthen its anti-poaching operations, which have reduced the number of elephants and rhinos lost to poachers, and requests the State Party to further strengthen these efforts across the wider Serengeti ecosystem; Notes the completion of an aerial wildlife survey of the property, and encourages the State Party to assess, in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Serengeti National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the implementation of the environmental safeguards in the development of the new Mana Pools Lodge at Vine Camp, and the State Party’s assurance that any further developments will be located in more peripheral areas, away from the Zambezi riverfront, and requests the State Party to ensure regular monitoring of the effectiveness of the environmental management and monitoring plans at Vine Camp, and to adopt an adaptive approach to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress made on implementing the recommendations of the 2014 joint Reactive Monitoring mission, as well as towards the application for the Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) designation of the property and its surrounding areas and encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to submit a completed application to the International Maritime Organization in February 2017; Encourages the State Party to continue ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its sincere condolences to the State Party and the inhabitants of Socotra for the damages and loss of life caused by the passage of cyclones Chapala and Megh, which ravaged the island in November 2015; Commends the State Party for the progress achieved with the implementation of the 2012 mission recommendations, despite the challenges resulting from the current security situation in mainland Yemen, and welcomes in particular the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the issuance of a draft notification declaring a 500 metre strip of eco-senstivie zone around the property boundary in order to regulate developments in the immediate vicinity of the property, and requests the State Party to ensure that a full stakeholder consultation process is held prior to finalizing the notification, and during the development of the Zonal Master Plan that is expected to follow the publication in the Official ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.11 and 38 COM 8B.7, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions, respectively, Welcomes the further progress made by the State Party as regards the intended expansion of the property, in particular the decision to incorporate Khirganga National Park within the property in the future, and encourages the State Party to continue the plan for progressive expansion, with the technical support of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN as required, and taking into ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the initiation of the UNDP funded “Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction project”, especially considering the potential threat arising from climate change, and urges the State Party to ensure that the implementation of this project is closely monitored to ensure compliance with environmental measures and in cooperation with local communities to ensure respect of their cultural and spiritual values and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for the significant efforts taken to address the threat from illegal logging of Siamese Rosewood, and welcomes the international collaboration, including coordinated patrols with the State Party of Cambodia, to prevent and suppress illegal trade in Siamese Rosewood; Notes that illegal logging is still a serious concern as a result of the increasing market value of Siamese Rosewood and therefore, requests the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.6, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee; Reiterates its concern about proposals to construct a cable car to provide access to the Son Doong cave within the strictly protected zone of the property and the potential impacts this may have on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and urges again the State Party to complete Environmental ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.12, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes with concern the recent amendments to the Forest Management Plan for the Białowieża Forest District in Poland which would provide for a threefold increase in fellings, including in mature stands, and the recently adopted "Programme for the Białowieża Forest as a UNESCO Natural Heritage and a Natura 2000 site", which would allow active habitat restoration interventions in two thirds of the area of each of the three Forest ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Białowieża Forest
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party with the implementation of the recommendations of the 2011 mission and requests the State Party to fully implement all pending recommendations; Also welcomes the confirmation that the draft Management Plan for Pirin National Park will be subject to the procedures for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA), as requested in its Decision 38 COM 7B.73, but ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Pirin National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.18 and 38 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Requests the State Party to ensure that substantive measures are introduced before the existing moratorium on onshore and onshore-based petroleum exploration using hydraulic fracturing expires, in order to prevent any future oil or gas licences from being issued inside the property, or issued outside the property where they could adversely impact its Outstanding Universal Value ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gros Morne National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Notes with concern the significant expansion of tourism facilities within the property and the fact that the concerns of the management authority of the property with regards to the procedures for issuing construction permits have not been addressed by the relevant planning authorities; Considers that the scale of development of tourism facilities that has taken place in the property since 2014 represents a potential danger to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), in accordance with Paragraph 180 of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing commitment to the recommendations of the 2012 mission and the progress made in this regard, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts in the implementation of the mission recommendations; While noting the information provided by the State Party that no construction works on the Altai gas pipeline have been ongoing, reiterates its utmost concern that no firm decision has been made to abandon ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.76 and 39 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the information that according to the recent amendments to the Federal Law on Environmental Impact Reviews a federal level EIA will be required for any construction and reconstruction project within the natural region around Lake Baikal and that the Water protection zone and the Fisheries protection zone of the lake were extended; Also welcomes the confirmation that the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lake Baikal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to the property and reiterates its request to the State Party to invite this mission, as a matter of urgency; Welcomes the information that activities aimed at the removal of garbage from past human presence have been undertaken and that further activities are planned in that regard for 2016-2017; Expresses its utmost concern over ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Reiterates its established position that mining exploration and exploitation are incompatible with World Heritage status, and requests the State Party to ensure that no mining exploration or exploitation will be permitted within the boundaries of the property as established at the time of inscription; Reiterates its requests to the State Party to revoke the mining exploration and exploitation licenses granted for the Chudnoe gold ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the confirmation that no hydropower projects are planned within the property or in adjacent areas and that the Government of Kamchatka has been requested to consider alternative power sources; Acknowledges the measures undertaken by the State Party in the field of species monitoring and requests the State Party to continue its efforts; Also welcomes the information provided by the State Party that there have been no changes to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.23 and 38 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions, respectively, Welcomes the information provided by the State Party concerning the reintroduction of the Persian leopard, and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts in that regard, in consultation with the IUCN Species Survival Commission Reintroduction Specialist Group; Notes the information provided by the State Party that amendments to a number of federal legal provisions ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Western Caucasus
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the updated information regarding the planned golf resort development project that may affect the property, requests the State Party to ensure that the World Heritage Centre is informed if this development begins to be implemented, and welcomes the State Party’s intentions to notify the Committee if any new proposal is submitted; Urges the State Party to ensure that any new proposal submitted by the new land owner is assessed in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), Notes with significant concern the rate of decline of seabird populations on Gough Island, including Atlantic petrel and Tristan albatross due to predation on chicks by the invasive house mouse ; Requests the State Party to take urgent action to eradicate mice from the island and urges the State Party to make a firm commitment to allocate sufficient funds for the rapid implementation of the house mouse eradication ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gough and Inaccessible Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Welcomes the State Party’s decision to not authorize the Tusayan residential and commercial development, which had the potential to impact the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Also welcomes the establishment in 2012 of a 20-year uranium mining withdrawal from 400,000 hectares of land around the Grand Canyon and the ongoing 15-year scientific study to better understand environmental impacts from uranium mining near the property; Notes with significant concern that there are 11 consented ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Grand Canyon National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Takes note with satisfaction of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower (Azerbaijan), Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex (Russian Federation), New Lanark (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (United States of America); ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point New Lanark Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/7B and WHC/16/40.COM/7, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country and the loss of human lives; Commends the State Party for making strong commitments for conservation of its properties but expresses its utmost concern with regard to the damage occurred and the threats to the five World Heritage properties of Libya; Considers that the optimal conditions required to ensure the conservation and protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of these properties are not present anymore and that the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna Archaeological Site of Sabratha Old Town of Ghadamès Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8A, 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 of long-term planning of its development; Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from 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: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8A, 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 of long-term planning of its development; Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from 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: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Climats, terroirs of Burgundy as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property becomes The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy in English and Les Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne in French.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars as proposed by the French authorities. The name of the property in French becomes Coteaux, Maisons et Caves de Champagne.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana as proposed by the Peruvian authorities. The name of the property becomes Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa in English and Lignes et Géoglyphes au Nasca et Palpa in French.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8B, Approves the name change to the Historic Town of Vigan as proposed by the Philippine authorities. The name of the property in English becomes Historic City of Vigan.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic City of Vigan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Historic Centre of Oporto as proposed by the Portuguese authorities. The name of the property becomes Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar in English and Centre historique de Porto, Pont Luiz I et Monastère de Serra do Pilar in French.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B.Add and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.3 adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Inscribes Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park, Sudan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Sanganeb Marine National Park (SMNP) and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park, Sudan (DMNP) is located in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Hubei Shennongjia, China on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Commends the State Party for its efforts to improve the conservation of the property and in particular its expeditious actions to expand the property in the Badong County area and implement a range of ecological connectivity measures to improve integrity during the evaluation process; Brief synthesis Hubei Shennongjia is ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Hubei Shennongjia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Lut Desert, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii) and (viii): Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The property Lut Desert is in the southeast of the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter referred to as Iran) and straddles the three Iranian Provinces of Kermān, Sistāno Balūchestān and Khorāsān-e Jonūbi. It is an arid continental subtropical area notable for a rich ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lut Desert
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Western Tien-Shan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Western Tien-Shan represents an exceptional diversity and beauty of a mosaic of landscapes, a unique combination of different types of ecosystems, outstanding diversity of fauna and flora with a considerable proportion of endemic species and communities, as well ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Western Tien-Shan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Defers the examination of the nomination of the Mountains Ecosystems of Koytendag, Turkmenistan, to allow the State Party to prepare a revised nomination; Encourages the State Party to work, with the support of IUCN if requested, to review other candidate natural World Heritage properties in Turkmenistan, in particular those identified in past global and regional analyses, so as to bring forward a nomination with the best possible chance of success; Recommends the State Party ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B.Add and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.5 adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note of the progress made by the State Party in conducting consultations with concerned stakeholders in order to achieve the widest possible support for the nomination of the property; Refers the nomination of the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, Thailand, back to the State Party, taking note of the strong potential for this property to meet criterion (x), in order to allow it to more fully address the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Mistaken Point, Canada, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Mistaken Point is a globally significant Ediacaran fossil site almost entirely located within Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve on the south-eastern tip of the island of Newfoundland in eastern Canada. The 146-hectare property consists of a narrow, 17-kilometre-long strip of rugged naturally-eroding coastal ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Mistaken Point
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B.Add and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.11 adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Having examined the independent technical mission report requested by Decision 38 COM 8B.11 that confirms the scientific value of the site, Considers that, in respect to Outstanding Universal Value, the site has a potential to meet criterion (viii); Refers the nomination of the Tectono-volcanic Ensemble of the Chaîne des Puys and Limagne Fault, France, back to the State Party in order to allow it, with ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the Archipiélago de Revillagigedo, Mexico, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Archipiélago de Revillagigedo is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 386 km southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and 720 to 970 km west of the Mexican mainland. The Archipiélago de Revillagigedo is a serial nomination made up of four remote islands ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B, WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape, Chad, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (vii) and (ix); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:[Text available in French only] Requests the State Party to present documentation meeting the requirements of the Operational Guidelines, which: strengthens the legal protection status of the property by the creation as of December 2016 of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B, WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities, Iraq, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (v), (ix) and (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Ahwar of Southern Iraq evolved as part of the wider alluvial plain during the final stage of the alpine tectonic movement, which also lead to the evolvement of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B, WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the Khangchendzonga National Park, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (vi), (vii) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Situated in the northern Indian State of Sikkim, Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) exhibits one of the widest altitudinal ranges of any protected area worldwide. The Park has an extraordinary vertical sweep of over 7 kilometres (1,220m to 8,586m) ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Khangchendzonga National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B, WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Expresses its appreciation for the combined efforts of the State Party, First Nations, and all authorities and stakeholders involved in the nomination, and for the joint dialogue undertaken with IUCN and ICOMOS, in deepening the understanding of nature-culture connections in the context of the World Heritage Convention;  Commends the State Party for presenting a revised nomination which is a landmark for properties nominated through the commitment of Indigenous ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Pimachiowin Aki
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, China, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Dating from around the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century CE, 38 sites of rock art and their associated karst, riverine and tableland landscape depict ceremonies that have been interpreted as portraying the bronze drum culture once prevalent across ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar, India on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:Brief synthesis The Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) is located in the North-eastern state of Bihar, India. Spread over an area of 23 hectares the Archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara presents remains ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes The Persian Qanat, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Throughout the arid regions of Iran, agricultural and permanent settlements are supported by the ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity, often over many kilometres. Shaft ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: The Persian Qanat
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii), (iv) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The megalithic basalt stone structures of the more than 100 islets that form Nan Madol off the shore of Pohnpei Island comprise the remains of stone palaces, temples, mortuaries and residential domains. They represent the ceremonial ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
The nomination of Phu Phrabat Historical Park, Thailand, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi); Welcomes acceptance of ICOMOS recommendations by the States Parties, namely in reducing the number of components proposed for inscription by removing the “Stare Kuće, Donje Breške, Tuzla” and “Mramorje in Buđ, Pale” components, Bosnia and Herzegovina, modifying the boundaries and buffer zones of the property and ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards
The nomination of the Roman Urbanism of the Zadar Peninsula with the Monumental Complex on the Forum, Croatia, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Archaeological Site of Philippi, Greece, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Archaeological Site of Philippi is lying at the foot of an acropolis in north-eastern Greece on the ancient route linking Europe with Asia, the Via Egnatia. The city of Philippi, re-founded by Philip II on a former colony of Thasians in 356 BCE, was reshaped by the Romans into a ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archaeological Site of Philippi
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Antequera Dolmens Site, Spain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Antequera Dolmens Site is a serial property made up of three megalithic monuments: the Menga Dolmen, the Viera Dolmen and the Tholos of El Romeral, and two natural monuments, La Peña de los Enamorados and El Torcal de Antequera. Built during the Neolithic and the Bronze Age out of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Antequera Dolmens Site
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Archaeological Site of Ani, Turkey, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv); Takes note of the provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Ani is located in the northeast of Turkey, 42 km from the city of Kars, on a secluded triangular plateau overlooking a ravine that forms the natural border with Armenia. This medieval city that was once one of the cultural and commercial centres on the Silk Road, is ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Archaeological Site of Ani
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Gorham's Cave Complex, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located on the eastern side of the Rock of Gibraltar, steep limestone cliffs contain four caves with extensive archaeological and palaeontological deposits that provide evidence of Neanderthal occupation over a span of 100,000 years. These caves have ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gorham's Cave Complex
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the examination of the nomination of Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, United States of America, on the World Heritage List, in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre if requested to: redefine the rationale for a series of components (not necessarily the ones currently nominated) that might have the potential to justify Outstanding Universal Value through conveying the way one or more exceptional facets of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Chosen from the work of architect Le Corbusier that survives in eleven countries on four continents, the sites in seven countries on three ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B and WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites, Antigua and Barbuda, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Antigua Naval Dockyard and its Related Archaeological Sites consists of a group of Georgian Naval structures, set within a walled enclosure, on a naturally-occurring series of deep narrow bays surrounded by highlands on which defensive fortifications ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites