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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for its efforts to ensure the sustainable management and conservation of the property, and welcomes the creation of a ‘World Heritage Sites Department’ within the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), and a site management office at Bahla; Regrets that, despite previous requests, neither the finalized version of the Management Plan nor a request for a minor boundary modification have been ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the significant achievements in finalizing a detailed database of the buildings in the property and encourages it to pursue its efforts to include all the attributes relating to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including its urban fabric within this database; Welcomes the engagement of the State Party in achieving a more comprehensive management approach for the property ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the preventive conservation efforts and preservation actions so far implemented by the State Party in the framework of the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project; Expresses its concern about the overall state of conservation of the property which, according to the information provided, appears to be in a perilous state, reflecting years of neglect, lack of maintenance and protection, and inadequate management and staff ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Warmly welcomes the progress achieved in the protection and conservation of the property, despite a relatively difficult global context; Commends the State Party for the successful efforts towards recovering the Ganymède statue stolen from the site museum in 2013; Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party for land control of the area located in the classified zone and invites it to pursue and strengthen ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.66 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the ongoing implementation of the recommendations of the 2015 mission through the new 2016 Management Plan for the property, particularly the ban on commercial logging along with mineral exploration and extraction within the property and the recommendations related to fire research and management, and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts in this regard; Also welcomes the specific inclusion in the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.14 and 40 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 38th (Doha 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in following up on earlier Committee concerns about management planning, including the review of the Management Plan and the elaboration and submission of Action Plans for visitation management and archaeological heritage management; Notes that current visitation has already increased beyond the previously anticipated two ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Trang An Landscape Complex
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.16, and 40 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) session, respectively, Acknowledges the progress made in the integration of the protection and management of the cultural and natural values of the mixed property, and welcomes particularly the formal agreement of cooperation between the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH); Notes the development of a Special ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 8B.15 and 41 COM 8B.52, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the proposal to upgrade the protection status and consolidate the management of the property, and the opportunities offered by the new partnership between the State Party and African Parks Network (APN), with financial support of the European Union, Dutch Postcode Lottery and other partners, and encourages the international community to continue to provide ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
Country: Chad
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Congratulates the State Party for the revision and updating of the 2018-2022 Management and Conservation Plan for the property, and notably for the important involvement of local communities, despite the persisting problems caused by the security situation; Favourably welcomes the measures taken to involve communities in the conservation of the property and the different components of their heritage, and more particularly ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.16, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes establishment of an inter-ministerial committee for the management of the property, the completion of the Strategy for Water and Land Resources in Iraq (SWLRI) and the recognition of the Iraqi marshlands as a legitimate water user and, noting the competing demands for water between different users in Iraq, also welcomes the ongoing efforts for reform of water governance; Urges the State Party to take ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation progress made by the State Party in addressing the recommendations made by the 2014 Reactive Monitoring mission, despite facing financial and technical challenges; Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about plans for the development of a wastewater treatment plant, and on the development of a land use plan for the buffer zone; Encourages the State Party to continue ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Wadi Rum Protected Area
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Reiterates its utmost concern that new data shows that, in 4 out of 7 recent years, water provision to the property has remained well below the 550 million cubic feet recommended by the 2008 mission as a minimum to sustain its wetland values, and strongly urges the State Party to identify and implement solutions to sustain adequate and reliable long-term water supply to the property and its satellite sites; Welcomes the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.9, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regretting that the State Party of Kyrgyzstan did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the Kyrgyz components of the property, recalls that for transboundary properties, States Parties should submit a joint report, rather than individual reports on their national components, and strongly encourages all three States Parties involved in this serial transnational property to submit joint reports in the future; ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Western Tien-Shan
Country: Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the completion and on-going implementation of the 2016-2020 Management Plan for the property and its nationally designated buffer zone, and urges the State Party to pay particular attention to the recommendations of the 2016 Advisory mission, including but not limited to firewood collection, tourism management, management of solid and liquid waste, and unregulated and poorly controlled helicopter use resulting in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.4 and 41 COM 8B.7, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the two specific government resolutions adopted by the State Party of Slovakia aimed at addressing the Committee’s requests and recommendations regarding the protection and management of the Slovak components of the property; Notes the confirmation provided by the State Party of Slovakia that logging remains suspended within the Slovak components of the property, but notes with utmost concern the continued ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Albania Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Germany Italy Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes that the new Management Plan for the property could not yet be finalized due to Court proceedings regarding the procedures for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); Noting the amendments to the current Management Plan for Pirin National Park adopted in December 2017 which now do not prohibit the construction of water catchment facilities within the property, requests the State Party to provide more detailed ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the clarification provided by the State Party that industrial resource extraction inside the boundaries of the property, both on and below the surface, is not permitted; Requests the State Party to ensure that long-term, substantive measures are introduced to prevent future oil and gas licences being awarded in the vicinity of the property as a matter of priority, and before the “pause” on hydraulic fracturing ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Gros Morne National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for progress made to respond to the Committee’s decisions and to the 2017 mission recommendations, and urges the State Party to continue these efforts to fully implement all recommendations of the mission; Welcomes the State Party’s decision to amend the Spatial Plan for Plitvice Lakes National Park which would include preparation of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), in line with IUCN’s Advice Note ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Regrets that the State Party report provides little information on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2012 mission and that most of the information provided is related to one component of the property only, the Katunsky State Nature Reserve; Urges the State Party to implement all the recommendations of the 2012 mission, as adopted in Decision 36 COM 7B.25, across all components of the property and to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Noting with serious concern the resolution extending the use of increased limits on the fluctuation between the maximum and minimum water levels of Lake Baikal for 2018-2020, urges the State Party to stop introducing further changes of the limits on fluctuation until the impacts of all existing water use and management regulations on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property are fully understood through a complete and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
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