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Equitable representation of different regions and cultures of the world 58. The Committee considered the document on Equitable Representation (CC-90/CONF.004/INF.4). The Secretariat noted that it had followed this question closely over years and that it was difficult to make any more suggestions since ultimately this was a decision for the Committee.  59. In respect of paragraph 5(iii), the Secretariat emphasized that it could be difficult for States to indicate at the time of their candidature the names of experts who would represent them for the duration of their term of office. ...
Session: 14th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1990
Regional Thematic Study Meeting: European Cultural Landscapes of Outstanding Universal Value (Vienna, Austria, 21 April 1996) IX.7 The Committee recalled that following the Action Plan for Cultural Landscapes as adopted by the seventeenth session of the World Heritage Committee held in Cartagena in December 1993, a series of regional thematic study meetings were organized in 1994 and 1995. In 1996 a regional thematic study meeting on European Cultural Landscapes of Outstanding Universal Value was organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the advisory bodies and the Austrian ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
The Wold Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/9, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 9 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes and approves the second compendium prepared by ICOMOS and IUCN.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/8E, 2. Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex I of Documents WHC-10/34.COM/8E, WHC-10/34.COM/8E.Add and WHC-10/34.COM/8E.Add.2 for the following World Heritage properties:  Algeria: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad; M'Zab Valley; Djémila; Tipasa; Tassili n'Ajjer; Timgad; Kasbah of Algiers; Austria: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg; Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn; Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape; Bulgaria: Boyana Church; Madara Rider; ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Aldabra Atoll Amphitheatre of El Jem Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient City of Nessebar Anjar Archaeological Site of Carthage Archaeological Site of Volubilis Baalbek Bahla Fort Banc d'Arguin National Park Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba Boyana Church Byblos Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville Comoé National Park Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Derwent Valley Mills Djémila Dorset and East Devon Coast Dougga / Thugga Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg Historic City of Meknes Historic Town of Zabid Ichkeul National Park Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev Island of Gorée Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church Kairouan Kasbah of Algiers Kilimanjaro National Park Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Lake Malawi National Park Laurisilva of Madeira Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City M'Zab Valley Madara Rider Masada Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador) Medina of Fez Medina of Marrakesh Medina of Sousse Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin) Medina of Tunis Niokolo-Koba National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Old City of Acre Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn Petra Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis Quseir Amra Rila Monastery Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo Roskilde Cathedral Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Saltaire Selous Game Reserve Simien National Park Site of Palmyra Tassili n'Ajjer Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari Timgad Tipasa Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi Tyre Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve W-Arly-Pendjari Complex White City of Tel-Aviv – the Modern Movement
Country: Algeria Austria Bulgaria Côte d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Ethiopia Israel Jordan Lebanon Malawi Mauritania Morocco Niger Oman Portugal Senegal Seychelles South Africa Spain Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8B.Add, 2. Adopts the following Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for the following World Heritage properties inscribed at its 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (Brasilia, 2010): - Saudi Arabia: At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah; (Note: remove the word "Wahhabism" from line 9 of the brief synthesis and from line 8 of criterion (vi), and use the word "Salafiyya" instead at the same place) - China: China Danxia; - Kiribati: Phoenix Islands Protected Area; - Viet Nam: Central Sector of the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi China Danxia Phoenix Islands Protected Area São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
Country: Brazil China Kiribati Saudi Arabia Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8E, 2. Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex I of Document WHC-11/35.COM/8E, for the following World Heritage properties: Afghanistan: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam; Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley; Bahrain: Qal'at al-Bahrain - Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun; Benin: Royal Palaces of Abomey; Botswana: Tsodilo; Cameroon: Dja Faunal Reserve; Central African Republic: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Cape Floral Region Protected Areas Chan Chan Archaeological Zone Chongoni Rock-Art Area Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Dja Faunal Reserve Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Historic Areas of Istanbul iSimangaliso Wetland Park Island of Saint-Louis Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba Lake Turkana National Parks Lamu Old Town Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Old City of Sana'a Old Towns of Djenné Old Walled City of Shibam Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Robben Island Royal Palaces of Abomey Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara Rwenzori Mountains National Park Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas Tsodilo Upper Middle Rhine Valley Vredefort Dome
Country: Afghanistan Bahrain Benin Botswana Cameroon Central African Republic China Germany India Kenya Malawi Mali Pakistan Peru Philippines Senegal South Africa Togo Turkey Uganda United Republic of Tanzania Yemen Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.    Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.    Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in implementing the recommendations of the 2010 reactive monitoring mission; 4.    Adopts the following Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, as follows: a)  Operational and sustainable management system for the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone in ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Takes note of the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission undertaken to Kenya to assess the state of conservation of the property and in particular the impact of the GIBE III dam project and related developments; 4.   Reiterates its utmost concern about the potential and ascertained cumulative impacts on Lake Turkana of the GIBE III dam, the related ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Reiterates its utmost concern about the multiple threats affecting the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), including high levels of wildlife poaching (particularly of elephants), the evident deterioration in management, and the proposed Stiegler’s Gorge and Kidunda dams which, if approved, are likely to cause serious and irreversible damage to the property’s OUV; 4.  Takes ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.6 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3.  Welcomes the further progress of the two States Parties in strengthening the joint management of the trans-boundary property through the work of the Joint Technical and Site Management Committees, and the measures taken to promote sustainable tourism by halting construction of hotels and lodges on the river banks and islands, reducing noise and water pollution, and upgrading visitor facilities at the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the initial positive results of the Reef Plan and associated measures to address major long-term impacts on the property from poor water quality, and requests the State Party, in collaboration with its partners, to maintain, and increase where necessary financial investment and sustain the positive trend beyond 2013; 4.  Takes note of the findings of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in the operationalization of the Manas Tiger Conservation Foundation (MTCF) and the implementation of an integrated ecosystem-based monitoring system and the Eastern Swamp Deer recovery plan; 4.  Welcomes the respective and joint initiatives of the States Parties of India and Bhutan to consider an extension of the property, including a transboundary ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.   Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3.   Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party, in particular the efforts made towards the delimitation of boundaries of the property and of a suggested buffer zone, as well as the submission of a draft retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; 4.   Expresses its concern that the construction of the Orthodox Church Museum has started on the property without ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.120, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Acknowledges the submission of the Geophysical study of the Cerro Rico Mountain; 4.   Notes the creation of an Emergency Committee for the safety of Cerro Rico Mountain which will be responsible for the development of a Strategic Emergency Plan, and urges the State Party to finalize this Strategic Emergency Plan as soon as possible; 5.   Encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee: 1.   Recalling the high-level UNESCO mission to the State Party of Mali that was sent in May 2012 at the decision of the Director-General of UNESCO, in response to the disastrous occupation of the cultural property of the Timbuktu shrines by armed groups, and met with the senior government officials, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture in order to offer support to the people of Mali, 2.   Further recalling that during the UNESCO high-level mission, both the Government of Mali and UNESCO agreed to reinforce the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/7C, 2.Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7C and 35 COM 12E adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Significant factors negatively impacting the Outstanding Universal Value 3.Takes note of the statistical analysis and encourages the World Heritage Centre to continue with the production of such informative data, including regional analyses; Recurrent conservation issues 4.Also takes note of the completion of the independent review process on extractive industries and World Heritage properties as a contribution to the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast Mantua and Sabbioneta
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Documents WHC-12/36.COM/8B and WHC-12/36.COM/INF.8B2, 2.   Inscribes the Chengjiang Fossil Site, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii); 3.  Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Chengjiang Fossil Site, located in the Province of Yunnan, China, conserves fossil remains which are of exceptional significance. The rocks and fossils of the Chengjiang Fossil Site present an outstanding and extraordinarily preserved record that testifies to the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Chengjiang Fossil Site
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Documents WHC-12/36.COM/8B and WHC-12/ 36.COM/INF.8B2, 2.   Inscribes the Western Ghats, India, on the World Heritage List, on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); 3.   Adopts the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Western Ghats are internationally recognized as a region of immense global importance for the conservation of biological diversity, besides containing areas of high geological, cultural and aesthetic values. A chain of mountains running parallel ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Western Ghats
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Documents WHC-12/36.COM/8B and WHC-12/36.COM/INF.8B2, 2.   Inscribes the Lena Pillars Nature Park, Russian Federation, on the World Heritage List, on the basis of criterion (viii); 3.   Adopts the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The property of the Lena Pillars Nature Park describes key stories about our planet and the early evolution of life, namely a record of the Cambrian Explosion and the story of the emergence of the frozen ground karst ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Lena Pillars Nature Park
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Documents WHC-12/36.COM/8B, WHC-12/36.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-12/36.COM/INF.8B2, 2.   Inscribes the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Palau, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (v), (vii), (ix) and (x); 3.   Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Rock Islands Southern Lagoon consists of numerous large and small forested limestone islands, scattered within a marine lagoon protected by a barrier reef. The property lies within Koror State, ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Country: Palau
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