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Decision: 43 COM 8B.6 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the French Austral Lands and Seas, France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located between the 37th and 50th parallels south, the French Austral Lands and Seas comprise the largest of the rare emerged lands of the southern Indian Ocean, including Crozet Archipelago, the Kerguelen Islands and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands. ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: French Austral Lands and Seas
State Parties: France
The nomination of Alpi del Mediterraneo - Alpes de la Méditerranée, France, Italy and Monaco, was withdrawn at the request of the States Parties.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
State Parties: France Italy Monaco
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Vatnajökull National Park - Dynamic Nature of Fire and Ice, Iceland, including the area of the nominated property up to and including Herðubreiðarlindir Nature Reserve, thus not including at this stage the Jökulsá á Fjöllum River corridor and the northern Dettifoss - Ásbyrgi part of Vatnajökull National Park, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii); Refers back to the State Party the elements of the nominated property situated to the north of the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Vatnajökull National Park - Dynamic Nature of Fire and Ice
State Parties: Iceland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B, WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the significant boundary modification proposed by Albania of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region, North Macedonia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii), (iv) and (vii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Lake Ohrid region, a mixed World Heritage property covering c. 94,729 ha, was first inscribed for its nature conservation values in 1979 and for its cultural ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
State Parties: Albania North Macedonia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B, WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity, Brazil, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (v) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The property, Paraty and Ilha Grande - Culture and Biodiversity, is a serial property comprising six component parts, including four protected areas: Serra da Bocaina National Park, Environmental Protected Area of Cairuçu, Ilha ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity
State Parties: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Ancient Ferrous Metallurgy Sites of Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The five components of the property bear witness to the ancient nature and importance of iron production, and its impact on pre-colonial societies in the Sahelian zone of Burkina Faso. Dated to the 8th century BCE, Douroula bears the most ancient testimony ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ancient Ferrous Metallurgy Sites of Burkina Faso
State Parties: Burkina Faso
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Dilmun Burial Mounds is a serial property formed by 21 archaeological sites located in the western part of the island of Bahrain. Six of the selected site components are burial mound fields consisting of some dozen to several thousand tumuli. Together they comprise about 11,774 burial ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Dilmun Burial Mounds
State Parties: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Babylon, Iraq, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Babylon is an archaeological site which stands out as a unique testimony to one of the most influential empires of the ancient world. One of the largest, oldest settlements in Mesopotamia and the Middle East, it was the seat of successive powerful empires under such famous rulers as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar. As ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Babylon
State Parties: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, Australia, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape is located in the traditional Country of the Gunditjmara Aboriginal people in south-eastern Australia. The three serial components of the property contain one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems. The Budj Bim ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
State Parties: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, China, 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 Ruins of Liangzhu City was the centre of power and belief of an early regional state in the Circum-Taihu Lake Area. It is located on a plain criss-crossed by river networks in the eastern foothills of the Tianmu Mountains in the Yangtze River Basin on the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City
State Parties: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The City of Jaipur is an exceptional urban example in indigenous city planning and construction in South Asia. In a remarkable difference from the existing medieval practices where settlements developed in a more organic manner (that grew over a longer period of time, in layers, in ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Jaipur City, Rajasthan
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto, Indonesia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto is an outstanding example of a pioneering technological ensemble planned and built by European engineers in their colonies designed to extract strategic coal resources. The technological developments demonstrate both European ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
State Parties: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan, Japan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located on a plateau above the Osaka Plain, the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group is a serial property of 45 components which contains 49 kofun (‘old mound’), a large and distinctive type of burial mound. The selected kofun are found in two major clusters, and are the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan
State Parties: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis More than 2100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars used for funerary practices in the Iron Age give the Plain of Jars its name. This serial property of 15 components contains 1325 of these large carved stone jars, stone discs (possibly lids for ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars
State Parties: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Bagan, Myanmar, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Bagan is a sacred landscape which features an exceptional array of Buddhist art and architecture, demonstrates centuries of the cultural tradition of the Theravada Buddhist practice of merit making (Kammatic Buddhism), and provides dramatic evidence of the Bagan Period (Bagan Period 11th – 13th centuries), ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Bagan
State Parties: Myanmar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies, Republic of Korea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies is a serial property which comprises nine seowon representing a type of Neo-Confucian academy of the Joseon Dynasty (from the mid-16th to mid-17th centuries CE). It is an exceptional testimony to cultural traditions associated with ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
State Parties: Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of the Groβglockner High Alpine Road, Austria, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to reconsider if a robust case can be made based on a global thematic framework of designed scenic routes in a global context and in a range of environmental contexts which underpins a thorough and compelling comparative analysis, in order to bring into focus the ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
State Parties: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire – the Danube Limes (Western Segment), Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia, back to the States Parties in order to allow them to take appropriate measures with regard to component part 1608-133 (WHC/19/43.COM/8B, p.60), previous component part 70a; Recommends the States Parties to invite the Advisory Body (ICOMOS) to review the situation with an advisory mission to Hungary to take place before the end of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
State Parties: Austria Germany Hungary Slovakia
The nomination of Hoge Kempen Rural-Industrial Transition Landscape, Belgium, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
State Parties: Belgium
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8B and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi, Canada, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi is a sacred site in a mixed grassland prairie region on the northern edge of the Great Plains. The Milk River Valley and several “coulees” dominate the topography of this cultural landscape, whose geological features include a concentration of ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019
Sites: Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
State Parties: Canada