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6 Decisions
4 Resolutions
Year start: 2015close
Year end: 2015close
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The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 19th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2013).
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee.
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2014).
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/11, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 of the General Assembly of States Parties adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities; Also takes note of the debate at the 197th session of the Executive Board on the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities and of the decision to recommend to the 38th session ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal, Israel, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Hewed into the limestone slopes of hills bordering the Vale of Jezre’el, a series of man-made catacombs was developed from the 2nd century AD as the necropolis of Bet She’arim. It became the primary Jewish burial place outside Jerusalem following the failure of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Turkey, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criterion (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape is located on an escarpment in the Upper Tigris River Basin. The fortified city with its associated landscape has been an important centre and regional capital during ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes The Forth Bridge, United Kingdom, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Forth Bridge, which spans the estuary (Firth) of the River Forth in eastern Scotland to link Fife to Edinburgh by railway, was the world’s earliest great multispan cantilever bridge, and at 2,529 m remains one of the longest. It opened in 1890 and continues to operate as an important passenger ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Ephesus, Turkey on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located within what was once the estuary of the river Kaystros, a continuous and complex settlement history can be traced in Ephesus beginning from the 7th millennium BCE at Cukurici Mound till present day at Selcuk. It is distinguished due to its favorable geographical location, but ...
Sites: Ephesus
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape, Uruguay, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criterion (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located on land projecting into the Uruguay River west of Fray Bentos town, the industrial complex is marked by the enormous cold storage building and tall brick, boiler chimney which punctuate a range of saw-toothed roofs. Illustrating the whole process of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B.Add and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed buffer zone for the Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct, Spain; Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2015, a report outlining in detail how the buffer zone will be protected in terms of height controls and protection of viewsheds for examination by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS.
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