Committee Decisions

34 COM 8E

Adoption of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value

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; Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak; Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo; Rila Monastery; Ancient City of Nessebar; Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari;
  • Côte d'Ivoire: Comoé National Park;
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Okapi Wildlife Reserve;
  • Denmark: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church; Roskilde Cathedral;
  • Ethiopia: SimienNational Park;
  • Israel: Masada; Old City of Acre; White City of Tel-Aviv - the Modern Movement; Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev; Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba;
  • Jordan: Petra; Quseir Amra; Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a);
  • Lebanon: Anjar; Byblos; Baalbek; Tyre; Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz-el-Rab);
  • Malawi: Lake Malawi National Park;
  • Mauritania: Banc d'Arguin National Park; Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata;
  • Morocco: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; Historic City of Meknes; Archaeological Site of Volubilis; Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador); Medina of Fez; Medina of Marrakesh; Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin); Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida);
  • Niger: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves; W National Park of Niger;
  • Oman: Bahla Fort;
  • Portugal: Laurisilva of Madeira;
  • Senegal: Island of Gorée; Niokolo-Koba National Park;
  • Seychelles: Aldabra Atoll; Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve;
  • South Africa: Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs.
  • Spain: Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville ;
  • Sudan: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region;
  • Syrian Arab Republic: Ancient City of Bosra; Ancient City of Aleppo; Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din; City of Damascus; Site of Palmyra;
  • Tunisia: Archaeological Site of Carthage; Amphitheatre of El Jem; Ichkeul National Park; Medina of Sousse; Kairouan; Medina of Tunis; Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis; Dougga / Thugga;
  • Uganda: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi;
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Saltaire; Dorset and East Devon Coast; Derwent Valley Mills; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City; Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Selous Game Reserve; Kilimanjaro National Park;
  • Yemen: Historic Town of Zabid;

3. Decides that retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties in Danger will be reviewed in priority;

4. Further decides that, considering the high number of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value to be examined, the order in which they will be reviewed will follow the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting, namely:

  • World Heritage properties in the Arab States;
  • World Heritage properties in Africa;
  • World Heritage properties in Asia and the Pacific;
  • World Heritage properties in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • World Heritage properties in Europe and North America.
Themes: Outstanding Universal Value
Properties: 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 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 National Park of Niger White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement
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