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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session in a difficult security context in northern Mali and encourages it to continue with the support of its partners; Expresses its concern at the fragility of the security situation in Timbuktu which prevented the joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission from being carried out in order to assess ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session in a difficult security context in northern Mali, and encourages it to pursue its efforts with the support of its partners; Expresses its concern about the unstable security situation in Gao, which did not allow the joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission to be organized in order to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress that has been made in installing the roof rings as part of the reconstruction of the Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, even though progress has been slower than anticipated; Also welcomes the efforts made by the State Party for instituting training programmes for younger artisans and further encourages these efforts, while noting that high priority should be given to resolving cash flow problems that have impacted ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Continues to express great concern regarding the state of conservation of the property and the low level of implementation of the recommended corrective measures; Notes that the State Party has submitted a schedule of management actions and projects, but urges it to prepare a comprehensive integrated Management Plan for the property; Also urges the State Party to proceed with comprehensive implementation of the corrective ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for undertaking a rapid emergency assessment of the property, and requests it to submit a copy of this assessment for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; Expresses its great concern about the state of conservation of the property following intentional destructive acts, and about the continuing lack of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property, and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its great concern about the state of conservation of the property, following intentional destructive acts, and about the continuing lack of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Encourages the State Party to continue to pursue its efforts to ensure the protection of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for documenting the damage done to the affected monuments, and requests the State Party to submit a copy of this documentation for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; Encourages the State Party to continue to pursue efforts to ensure the protection of the property, despite the difficult prevailing situation; Expresses its great concern about the continuing lack of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-17/41.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 (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 (1972), the Delhi UNESCO Recommendation of 1956 ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.24 and 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to ensure the protection and conservation of the property, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Expresses its concern regarding the numerous difficulties faced by the Department of Antiquities of Cyrene (DOAC) in the protection of the property, especially from urban encroachment; Reiterates its ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 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 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 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 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with concern the absence of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during the International Meeting on the Safeguard of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old Town of Ghadamès
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.25 and 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 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 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Commends the State Party on the successful completion of the conservation works of the roof and of the narthex of the Church of the Nativity and notes that the church is now in sound condition in relation to the primary factors leading to its decay; Also notes that three of the four corrective measures have been completed and that the remaining one, the development of a Conservation Plan, is being planned; Requests the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the timeframe submitted by the State Party for the full implementation of the adopted corrective measures in order to achieve 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 review this timeframe to determine whether an accelerated pace for any of the key corrective measures is feasible; Commends the State Party for ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern at the impact of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole neighborhoods; Recalls its request that humanitarian and security ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account the State Party’s submission of a minor boundary modification proposal for the property, Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic and Document WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, Encourages all parties to pursue their cooperation for ensuring the respect of a ceasefire within the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36, and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern over the damage regularly caused by fire within the property; Regrets that the restoration works undertaken in al-Asrooniya neighbourhood are not based on historical archives and documentation, and do not use ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the site and the lack of detailed information on damages; Acknowledges the efforts of the local communities to monitor and protect the property despite the very difficult ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36, and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Encourages the State Party to implement the recommendations of the Technical Assistance Workshop organized by the World heritage Centre, and undertake: The urgent and necessary small and medium scale consolidation and restoration ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic