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The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 38th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of document ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/3A.Rev, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document. 
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/3B.Rev, Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013). 
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5A adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the expected results and the five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-14/38.COM/5A; Takes notes with concern of the restructuring of the World Heritage Centre and urges the Director-General of UNESCO to ensure adequate expertise on natural and cultural heritage in the World Heritage Centre; Also takes ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5B adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and gaps identified for the implementation of the Convention. 
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D, 36 COM 12B and 37 COM 5C adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Takes note of the positive impact of the actions already undertaken, as well as of plans for further actions, and invites all stakeholders to pursue efforts to enhance and facilitate dialogue, communication and transparency in all processes of the Convention and in the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5D, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 5E and 36 COM 5C, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made towards the development of a draft policy for integrating a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention, despite the lack of resources; Acknowledges the eight key dimensions of sustainable development, namely Inclusive Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, Peace and Security, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5E, Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 32 COM 10A, 34 COM 5F.1, 36 COM 5D and 36 COM 5E, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress report on the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes and Initiative and thanks all States Parties, donors and other organizations for having contributed to achieving their objectives; Acknowledges the results attained by the Forest Programme and expresses its regrets that ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F and its Annexes, Welcomes the findings of the audit and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the General Assembly of States Parties decided to establish a sub-account under the World Heritage Fund with regard to recommendation 1(a), to be funded from Voluntary Contributions and to be used exclusively for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat, and with regard to recommendation 1(e) to apply the cost recovery policy for the staff time spent in managing the World Heritage Fund within the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F as well as the “Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-setting work of the Culture Sector: Part III – 1972 Convention, Noting that the present evaluation constitues the first such evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention of 1972, Welcomes the findings of the evaluation and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the current periodic mechanism already includes a number of indicators and considers that Recommendation 1, with regard both to the World Heritage Convention of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/6, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 6, 36 COM 9B, 37 COM 5E and 37 COM 6, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity Building Programme, and the capacity building activities carried out in 2013 and 2014; Notes with appreciation the continued support of the Government of Switzerland in the implementation of the World ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7,2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12B, 35 COM 12E and 37 COM 7C adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Issues emerging from the 2014 state of conservation reports 3. Noting with regret that issues related to Management Plan / System remain a serious cause for concern, requests all States Parties to ensure that all World Heritage properties are managed in such a manner that their Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) is not put at risk and, whenever necessary, develop/update ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.23 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of measures at the property and urges it to continue with the implementation of the corrective measures, with particular attention to the following: Undertake detailed condition surveys to identify priority interventions to ensure stabilization of archaeological remains, Define a comprehensive strategy to address drainage of groundwater and impacts from other ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.24 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in addressing the conservation of the property; Regrets that the protective shelter was built at the Royal Cemetery in spite of the request made to submit details for the intervention for review prior to its construction, notes the physical and visual impacts of the shelter on the attributes of the property and requests the State Party to work with the World Heritage Centre and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of a restoration programme for the property; Reiterates the need for the State Party to pursue its efforts and prioritise the implementation of the following, as requested by the Committee in its Decision 37 COM7A.25: Develop baseline documentation, including missing architectural plans and topographic surveys, carry out a detailed conservation condition ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
I The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, 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 of 1954 and its related protocols, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Delhi UN ESCO Recommendation of 1956 concerning excavations undertaken in occupied territories, the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Regrets that the State Party had not developed the overarching conservation strategy for the Church of the Nativity prior to the commencement of the restoration works and requests the State Party to provide such strategy based on the analysis of the church fabric and its historic, archaeological and architectural characteristics, prior to any future conservation works; Notes the progress made towards the restoration of the roof of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57 and 37 COM 8C.1, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Takes note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and the 12 sites inscribed on the Tentative List and ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges with great concern, the extreme conditions that have prevailed in Zabid over the past three years and the way this has hindered external donors from fulfilling their pledges, and notes the major impact that this had had on the availability of resources and on progress with regeneration and conservation projects; Also notes with concern the lack of support for conservation initiatives from some inhabitants of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
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