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In reporting to the Committee on activities undertaken during the previous year, the former Chairman, Mr. David Hales, focussed on significant successes noted by the Committee and he also referred to serious problems for the future. He drew attention to the increase in the number of ratifications or acceptances of the Convention which totalled 48, to the substantial increase in the number of fellowships provided under the World Heritage Fund as well as in the assistance provided for the protection of sites. Mr. Hales also laid stress on the vast increase in the number of nominations ...
The Rapporteur then proceeded to report on the last two sessions of the Bureau. The written report of the 2nd session, which took place in Paris from 28-30 May 1979, gave rise to no comments from the members of the Committee.
The report on the third session of the Bureau which took place in Cairo on 21 October 1979 was read before the Committee. Those points raised by the Bureau which called for decisions by the Committee and which were not the subject of an item on the Agenda were then taken up by theCommittee.
Thus, with respect to paragraph 16 of the report on the different types of recommendation formulated by the Bureau to the Committee on nominations, the Committee decided to adopt for its third session the procedure proposed by the Bureau which is as follows: nominations would not be examined by the Committee: (a) when the deadlines for their submission had not been respected, (b) when their proper processing had not been possible and (c) when it was evident that the supporting documentation was incomplete and/or inadequate; on the other hand those nominations which raised problems of ...
The Committee agreed with the proposal or the Bureau that in the case of properties which fully met the criteria for inclusion in the World Heritage List and which had suffered damage from disasters, the normal deadlines for the submission and processing of dossiers may be waived by the Bureau.
The Committee also shared the concern of the Bureau at the establishment in the United Kingdom of an organization bearing the name of "World Heritage Association" and of a Fund called "Heritage Trust". The Committee felt strongly that the use in names of the term "World Heritage" should be strictly limited to those activities directly related to the Convention and considered that the use of these terms in the titles of other organizations could only lead to confusion which would be regrettable. It therefore requested the Chairman to write to the above-mentioned Association, expressing the ...
Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee decided to set up three working groups, as follows: A. On criteria for the evaluation of cultural property and the processing of nominations, composed of: Australia, Bulgaria (Chairman), Ecuador, France, Iran, Italy, Panama, United States of America, Canada (observer), ICOMOS and OMMSA. B. On the management of the Convention and its financial implications, composed of: Australia, France, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal (Chairmen), Switzerland, United States of America, Yugoslavia, ICOMOS, IUCN and ICCROM. C. On criteria for the ...
The Committee took note of the report of the Secretariat on public information activities undertaken during the preceding year. This report called for decisions by the Committee on the publication of the World Heritage List and on the proposal received from the Swedish firm, Upsala Ekeby, to produce glass and silverware commemorating the World Heritage Convention.
The Committee took note of the typology proposed in Mr. Michel Parent's report. It considered that it was on the basis of the inventories submitted by States Parties that such a typology could be finalized. The question will therefore continue to be studied until its next session.
The Rapporteur, Mr A. Beschaouch, referred to the main points of the report on the fifth session of the Bureau of the Committee, held in Paris from 4 to 7 May 1981. In particular, he draw attention to the twenty-seven properties recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Rapporteur, Mr. A. Beschaouch, referred to the main points of the report on the sixth session of the Bureau of the Committee which was held in Paris from 21 to 24 June 1982. In particular, he drew attention to the twenty-four properties which had been recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List and to the Bureau 's request to IUCN and ICOMOS to draw up draft guidelines for the inscription of cultural and natural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger. He added that, in response to this request, a report was presented to the Committee by these two organizations on ...
In his report on the activities undertaken for the implementation of the Convention since the fifth session of the World Heritage Committee, the representative of the Director-General, Mr. Michel Batisse, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Science indicated that a total of sixty-nine States had now ratified, accepted or acceded to the Convention, and that one hundred and twelve properties nominated by thirty-three States Parties were now included in the World Heritage List. He reported on the activities which had been decided upon by the Committee at its fifth session and drew ...
The Committee took note of the draft report prepared for the period September 1980 to November 1982, given in document CLT-82/CONF.015/7. It agreed to the suggestion of the Secretariat that the report would be completed with information on the implementation of the Committee's decisions adopted at its sixth session and be submitted to the Bureau at its next meeting for approval and submission to the next General Conference. The Committee decided that a reference shall be added to the report which stresses the need for adequate staff resources particularly in view of the increasing number ...
12. Mr. da Silva Telles (Brazil), Rapporteur of the previous Bureau, presented the report of the eighth session of the Bureau held on 4-7 June 1984. He furthermore presented a report of the complementary meeting of the Bureau which had taken place on 29 October prior to the eighth session of the Committee itself. This complementary Bureau meeting aimed first of all at considering the conclusions of a group of experts brought together by ICOMOS to study the criteria applicable to historic towns and secondly examining the nominations of the historic centres of Quebec, Canada (N° 300) ...
8. The Secretary, Mr. B. von Droste, Director, Division of Ecological Sciences, reported on activities undertaken since the Committee's eighth session held in Buenos Aires from 29 October to 2 November 1984. He began by reviewing the general status of implementation of the Convention, announcing that six new States, viz. in chronological order, Qatar, New Zealand, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Hungary and Philippines had adhered to the Convention, bringing the number of States Parties to 88. The Convention thus continued to arouse the interest of an increasing number of States. It was to be ...
13. The Secretariat presented the report of the ninth session of the Bureau and an amendment to that report proposed by the representative of Algeria. The Committee took note of the report as amended.
38. The Committee thanked IUCN for these comprehensive reports and for regularly providing information on the status of natural properties. It furthermore welcomed the proposal of ICOMOS to submit similar reports, as far as its means would allow, in the near future. 39. Finally, the Committee welcomed document SC-85/CONF.008/INF.2 reporting on the measures taken by Yugoslavia to implement the World Heritage Convention and encouraged other States Parties to prepare such national reports for submission to the Committee.
9. In accordance with the recommendation of the World Heritage Committee at its sixteenth session, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. R. Milne, (United States of America) presented to the General Assembly the report that the Committee was submitting to the General Conference of UNESCO. The text of Mr. Milne's presentation, as well as the Committee's report to the General Conference, is presented in Annex II to this document. The General Assembly took note of this report.
9. In accordance with the recommendation made by the World Heritage Committee at its eighteenth session, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr Adul Wichiencharoen (Thailand) presented to the General Assembly the report which the Committee was submitting to the UNESCO General Conference. The text of Dr. Wichiencharoen's presentation, as well as the Committee's Report to the General Conference, is presented in Annex I to this document. The General Assembly took note of this report.
11. The Chairperson, Mrs Teresa Franco, recalled the last sessions of the World Heritage Committee which were held in Berlin (Germany - nineteenth session) and Merida (Mexico - twentieth session). During these sessions, the World Heritage Committee decided to include 66 new properties on the World Heritage List, bringing the total to 506, with 380 cultural, 108 natural and 19 mixed properties.12. After a quarter of a century of implementation, it appears that the 1972 Convention is one of the most successful instruments in the field of heritage protection. The Chairperson recalled the ...
22. The Director of the World Heritage Centre recalled that the Tenth General Assembly examined the monitoring and reporting on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties and that it decided the following (paragraph 31 of the Summary Record of the Tenth General Assembly): 'As a conclusion, the General Assembly decided to continue the debate on the systematic monitoring and reporting on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties at the Eleventh General Assembly of States Parties that will be held in 1997. The General Assembly requested the World Heritage Committee ...
8. The Secretary for the session, Ms. J. Robertson Vernhes, recalled the role of the Secretariat of the World Heritage Committee, concerning the processing of the nominations to the World Heritage List, the implementation of the decisions of the Committee concerning projects financed under the World Heritage Fund, as well as the promotional activities aimed at making the Convention better known and at stimulating contributions to the World Heritage Fund. 9. The Committee noted that the activities undertaken by the Secretariat since its eleventh session were described in detail in the ...
12. The Chairman of the Working Group, H.E. Ananda Guruge (Sri Lanka) presented the recommendations drafted by the Working Group. He stressed how important it was that the work of the Committee be facilitated through careful preparation and submittance of nominations of cultural properties by States Members, a more active Secretariat contribution when checking files, and a selective presentation of proposals by ICOMOS and by the Bureau. He also noted the progress that could be achieved through a reorganization of the Committee's agenda. The Chairman of the Working Group clarified that ...
7. The Secretary for the natural part of the Convention, Mr. Bernd von Droste, reported on the activities undertaken since the twelfth session of the Committee, held during 5-9 December 1988 in Brasilia (Brazil). 8. Mr. von Droste stated that three States Parties had ratified the Convention during 1989 and expressed the wish that further efforts be made to encourage the adherence of new States Parties. The Committee noted the work that the Secretariat had undertaken to coordinate efforts to conserve the world's natural heritage with those of other international funds and conventions, ...
25. The Chairperson of the General Assembly referred to document 31C/REP.15 Report by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its Activities (2000-2001). He explained that the World Heritage Committee, at its sixteenth session held in December 1992 in Santa Fe, United States of America, recommended that the report which the Committee addressed to the General Conference also be presented to the General Assembly of States Parties. 26. Dr Christina Cameron (Canada), Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee presented the report of ...
19. The Committee congratulated the Secretariat on the quality of its report on the monitoring of the state of conservation of world heritage cultural properties. It noted the various situations brought to its attention and was particularly pleased to see that the Director General of Unesco had informed Egyptian authorities of the concerns expressed by the Bureau at its fourteenth session in June 1990 regarding planned construction work in the pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur, Egypt. In this connection, the Committee confirmed that it wished to examine, in due time, the master plan ...
The General Assembly, Welcomes the adoption by the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee of new Strategic Objectives that include the strengthening of the Credibility of the World Heritage List and the development of effective Capacity-building measures; Notes the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List presented in documents WHC-03/14.GA/8 and WHC-03/27.COM/13; Also notes that the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, China, June-July 2004) will evaluate the 1994 Global ...
18. The monitoring report presented by the Secretariat dealt with the following sites: Xanthos-Letoon (Turkey), the City of Valletta (Malta), Shibam (Yemen), National Historical Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers (Haiti), Kathmandu Valley (Nepal), Moenjodaro (Pakistan), and the Madara Rider (Bulgaria). Monitoring visits had been made to seventeen sites by an expert who was in charge of co­ordinating action for the preservation of 115 Mediterranean sites within the framework of the UNEP - Barcelona Convention. These visits had yielded a wealth of information and documentation which ...
VII. 1 The document WHC-92/CONF.2/4 was introduced by Mrs. C Cameron, Chairperson of the Expert Group which was convened in Washington (United States of America) from 22 to 24 June 1992, then in Paris at UNESCO Headquarters, from 27 to 30 October 1992. Mrs. Cameron stressed that on the one hand the group comprised a certain number of experts from different regions of the world, and representatives of ICOMOS, ICCROM and IUCN, and on the other, Bureau members had participated in the work of the Paris meeting. The discussions of the working group were based on the evaluation report for the ...
IX.1 The Committee congratulated the World Heritage Centre for the activities carried out in 1992 and presented in document WHC-92/002/6, particularly with regard to the organization at UNESCO Headquarters of the events to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. These events comprised a general exhibition on the Convention and the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, as well as some thirty national exhibits, more than twenty conferences and about fifteen evening programmes. The Committee felt that these events, which could not have been organized ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document 34C/REP/13, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the World Heritage Committee’s activities in 2006-2007.
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/5, Taking note of Decision 31 COM 19, adopted at the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007), Takes note of the results-based Action Plan to implement the main recommendations of the Management Audit of the World Heritage Centre; Welcomes the proposals of the Director-General of UNESCO to improve the administrative flexibility of the World Heritage Centre, clarify its organizational structure, and create posts, on an experimental basis, by combining multiple sources of financing; Requests the ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/11, Welcomes the information provided on the development of a revised recommendation of the conservation of historic urban landscapes; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to this initiative.
XIII.2 After having reviewed the requests for technical cooperation, several delegates recalled that the Committee, during its sixteenth session, signaled the need for a systematic evaluation of World Heritage activities. In this context the Delegate of Germany proposed that biennial reports be prepared by the Centre and presented to the Committee on the implementation of international assistance provided by the World Heritage Fund. The Delegate pointed out that this information was crucial for the evaluation of successive requests for the same site or project, also in view of the fact ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/7, Takes note with satisfaction of the progress achieved so far in implementing the main recommendations of the management audit of the World Heritage Centre; Calls upon the World Heritage Centre to continue to implement the recommendations of the management audit; While noting the positive efforts made in addressing the recommendations of the audit, calls upon the World Heritage Centre to continue to address the issues for further improvements in personnel requirements, taking into account geographical representation, and ...
XX.1 The Committee adopted the Report with a number of amendments, most of them submitted in written form by the Delegates and Observers, which have been taken into consideration when preparing the final version of the Report.
IX.8 The Committee, having heard a brief explanation of these documents by the Director of the World Heritage Centre, took note of them without discussion.
IX.8 The Committee, having heard a brief explanation of these documents by the Director of the World Heritage Centre, took note of them without discussion.
IX.8 The Committee, having heard a brief explanation of these documents by the Director of the World Heritage Centre, took note of them without discussion.
XI.7 The Secretariat presented the regional thematic studies carried out in 1995 and the Committee took note of the detailed reports contained in information documents INF.8 and INF.9. - "Regional Thematic Study Meeting on Asian Rice Culture and its Terrace Landscapes (Philippines, 28 March to 4 April 1995)- "Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Associative Cultural Landscapes" (Australia, 27 to 29 April 1995).
A. REPORT AND DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES AND THE 29TH GENERAL CONFERENCE OF UNESCO VII.1 The Secretariat introduced the working document (WHC-96/CONF.201/6A)on this agenda item, emphasizing that, following the discussions during the nineteenth session of the World Heritage Committee, the matter of monitoring and reporting should be brought to the attention of both the Eleventh General Assembly of States Parties and the 29th General Conference of UNESCO. VII.2 As to the Eleventh General Assembly, it was noted that the Committee at ...
A.1 Follow up to the Harare Meeting (1995)IX.1 The proceedings of the First Global strategy meeting held in Harare (Zimbabwe) from 11 to 13 October 1995, were published as an illustrated document disseminated in Africa through UNESCO Offices and National Commissions for UNESCO. As a result of this meeting and thanks to preparatory assistance, Zimbabwe organized another sub-regional meeting in November 1996, to harmonize the tentative lists, and which was attended by ten countries. The experts, who had already participated in the 1995 meeting, undertook to finalize their tentative lists ...
Regional Thematic Study Meeting: European Cultural Landscapes of Outstanding Universal Value (Vienna, Austria, 21 April 1996) IX.7 The Committee recalled that following the Action Plan for Cultural Landscapes as adopted by the seventeenth session of the World Heritage Committee held in Cartagena in December 1993, a series of regional thematic study meetings were organized in 1994 and 1995. In 1996 a regional thematic study meeting on European Cultural Landscapes of Outstanding Universal Value was organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the advisory bodies and the Austrian ...
C.1 Expert Meeting on Evaluation of general principles and criteria for nominations of natural World Heritage sites (Pare national de la Vanoise, France, 22 to 24 March 1996) IX.8 The Committee commended the French authorities for hosting the expert meeting on "Evaluation of general principles and criteria for nominations of natural World Heritage sites" from 22 to 24 March 1996 at the Parc National de la Vanoise (France) and took note of the full report of the meeting presented in Information Document WHC-96/CONF.201/INF.8 in English and French. IX.9 The Australian Delegation ...
C.2 Expert Meeting on Geological and Fossil Sites held at the 30th International Geological Congress (Beijing, China, 8 to 10 August 1996) IX.16 The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its eighteenth session in July 1994, had asked for an expert meeting on geological and fossil sites. This expert meeting was held at the 30th International Geological Congress (Beijing, China, 8 to 10 August 1996) in order to enhance the preparation of a comparative global study of Earth's evolutionary history. The meeting was organized by the UNESCO Division of Earth Sciences, the World Heritage Centre ...
D.1 Global Strategy for Cultural Heritage IX.18 The Committee approved a Global Strategy meeting for the Pacific Region in 1997, and the principle of a meeting for the Caribbean region with the French Ministry of Education nationale et d'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche in 1998. The Committee allocated an amount of US$ 40,000 under Chapter 11 of the budget for the Pacific region.   D.2 Global Strategy for Natural Heritage IX.19 The Committee decided that, in view of the Vanoise conclusions on strengthening the links between cultural and natural values, and in the spirit ...
IX.22 The Committee took note of the ICOMOS document on Comparative Studies (Information, Document WHC-96/CONF.201/INF.11) and its results.
XI.7 Several Committee members expressed their full satisfaction with the proposed training strategy for cultural heritage. They took note of Information Document WHC- 96/CONF.201/INF.15 before approving a recommendation on the principles which should guide training activities in the field of natural and cultural heritage which is attached in Annex IV. They announced their intention to increase the 1997 budget line earmarked for training. The Representative of ICCROM proposed that ICCROM coordinate the training initiatives in order to avoid duplication.
XXII.1 The Rapporteur presented the draft report of the session to the Committee and thanked the Secretariat for its efficient support in its preparation. Following a detailed examination of the draft report, the Committee adopted it with the amendments noted and received in written form during the debate.
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 ...
IV.1 In the absence of the Rapporteur of the twenty-first session of the Bureau, Mr. Lambert Messan (Niger), the Chairperson invited the Committee to take note of the report (WHC-97/CONF.204/11). IV.2 The Rapporteur of the Committee presented his report on the twenty-first extraordinary session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee, held on 28 and 29 November 1997 in Naples which has been prepared in three parts according to the agenda items. The Committee took note of the report.
V.6 The Committee decided to prolong the work of the Consultative Body, to be chaired by the President of the World Heritage Committee, Professor F. Francioni (Italy). The Delegate of Australia stated that the Director of the Centre should also be closely involved in the work of the Consultative Body. It was decided that the Consultative Body would report initially to the twenty-second session of the Bureau and then to the twenty-second session of the Committee. The Committee asked that the Consultative Body analyse the Management Review Report, further study the use of the emblem and ...
The Committee took note of Information Documents WHC-97/CONF.208/INF.7, WHC-97/CONF.208/INF.8, WHC-97/CONF.INF.12 and WHC-97/CONF.208/INF.13. IX.1 The Global Strategy approved by the Committee in 1994 aims at improving the representivity of cultural heritage on the World Heritage List and redressing the imbalance due to the pre-eminence of Europe, Christianity and monumental architecture, as well as to encourage the nomination of properties illustrating archaeological, industrial and technical heritage from non-European cultures and, in general, of all living cultures, particularly ...
XVII.1 The Rapporteur presented the draft report of the session to the Committee and thanked the Secretariat for their support in its preparation. Following the examination of the report, the Committee adopted it with the amendments noted and received in written form during its debate. XVII.2 The Delegate of Niger regretted that due to his late arrival he was not able to participate in the discussions on the state of conservation of properties. In referring to paragraph VII.20 concerning Air and Ténéré Reserve (Niger), he informed the Committee that a meeting between the Local Management ...
Follow-up to the Report of the External Auditor to the Director-General of UNESCO on the Management Review of the World Heritage Convention The Committee adopted the following decision: Having examined the work of the Consultative Body in 1998, the Committee requested the twenty-third session of the Bureau to examine the Progress Report on Follow-up to the "Report of the External Auditor to the Director-General of UNESCO on the Management Review of the World Heritage Convention" prepared by the Centre (Annex I of Document WHC-98/CONF.203/11). The twenty-third session of the Bureau ...
Role and functions of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre IX.25 At its twenty-second session, the Bureau requested that the Director-General of UNESCO provide a report outlining "the tasks and functions of the World Heritage Centre as Secretariat to the Convention". IX.26 At the request of the Committee, the Green Note entitled the 'Preservation and Presentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage' issued by the Director-General of UNESCO on 23 November 1998 was presented to the Committee in Working Document WHC-98/CONF.203/11.Add. IX.27 During a lengthy discussion, which focused on the ...
X.18 At the end of the debate, the Director of the Centre promised that the actions for the year 2000 would be reviewed in the light of the discussion. The Chairperson commended the regional approach that would redress the imbalances of the World Heritage List. The prioritized action plan prepared as a follow-up of the Consultative Body concerning the implementation of the Global Strategy was endorsed. The activities foreseen in the regional action plans for 1999 presented under Section VI of the Working Document, were approved, and in addition: US$ 15,000 for IUCN and US$ 23,000 for ...
IV.1 The Rapporteur of the twenty-third session of the Bureau (5 - 10 July 1999), and the third extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee, 12 July 1999, presented the two reports WHC-99/CONF.209/4 and WHC-99/CONF.209/5 respectively. Concerning the report of the twenty-third session of the Bureau, Mr Janos Jelen (Hungary) said the report reflects the debate of the Bureau and the document can be instrumental for States Parties and the members of the Committee when they prepare themselves for future meetings. Regarding the report of the third extraordinary session of the ...
VI.14 The Committee, having recognized that regional action plans had already contributed in a tangible manner towards the implementation of the Global Strategy, adopted under Chapter II for the Budget for 2000 an amount of US$ 278,000, of which US$ 20,000 for Central and Eastern Europe, and under Thematic Studies US$ 40,000 for ICOMOS and US$ 15,000 for IUCN. It also took note of Information Documents WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.8, WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.11, WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.14 and ...
IX.1 The Secretariat presented the Working Document WHC-99/CONF.209/12 that contains the Action Plan for the Arab region which should be completed by December 2000, and the periodic reporting exercise for the African States that should be completed by December 2001. IX.2 Particular mention was made of the links with the implementation of the Global Strategy. The periodic monitoring exercise would help States Parties to recognize their insufficiencies in the field of conservation and facilitate the identification of their needs. The managers of the sites will be trained and ultimately ...
VII.14 The Committee approved the regional strategies presented in Annexes I, II, III and IV of Working Document WHC-2000/CONF.204/8. The budgetary implications are considered under item 13 of the Agenda (WHC-2000/CONF.204/15, Chapter IV of the budget).
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
IV.1 Mr Dawson Munjeri, Zimbabwe, Rapporteur of the twenty-fifth session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee, presented the report of this session held at UNESCO Headquarters from 25 to 30 June 2001 and outlined the main issues which were discussed. The Committee took note of the report of the Rapporteur. IV.2 Mr Francisco Lopez Morales, Mexico, Rapporteur of the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (Helsinki, 7-8 December 2001), thereafter presented the report of this session (Document WHC-01/CONF.208/4). He recalled that this was a ...
IX.4 Several Committee members stressed the importance of the Resolution of the General Assembly concerning the Representivity of the World Heritage List and that the substantive work on the analysis of the current World Heritage List and the tentative lists must be given top priority. New thematic studies and meetings should be carried out only upon the completion of this global analysis, and on the basis of the priorities identified for each region. A number of delegates stated that since 1994, many regional and thematic meetings have been convened, and the results of these meetings ...
XXII.1 The Committee adopted the Report with a number of amendments, which have been taken into consideration in the preparation of the final version of the Report. XXII.2 During the adoption of section X of the report a debate took place concerning the implementation of the Committee's decision on the selection of 30 nominations to be reviewed by the Committee in 2003. A number of Committee members sought clarification on the wording of paragraphs X.16 and X.21. It was agreed that if more than 30 complete and acceptable nominations are received by the Centre by 1 February 2002, the ...
XV.1 The Chairperson sincerely thanked Parks Canada for having hosted the WHIPCOE workshop in Winnipeg, Canada in early November 2001 and welcomed the following indigenous delegates to the session: Mr Tumu Te Heu Heu (Paramount Chief, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand), Mr Eru Manuera (General Manager, Maori Issues, Department of Conservation, New Zealand) and Mrs Josie Weninger (Field Unit Superintendent, Parks Canada). The Chairperson conveyed the Committee's respects to the Paramount Chief and thanked him for having traveled from New Zealand to attend the Committee session. XV.2 ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/5, WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5A and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5C, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.1 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five Strategic Objectives, and in particular the work underway to fully integrate local communities in every aspect of World Heritage site conservation and management; 4. Further notes with appreciation the results of the activities of IUCN, ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 11C.1, 30 COM 11F and 31 COM 23B adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006),and at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively; 3. Takes note of the Report of progress made in the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their support, and their technical and financial assistance to the African World Heritage Fund; 5. Welcomes the report of the first advocacy meeting organized in Abuja ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the developments that have taken place with regard to the establishment of the Pacific World Heritage Fund; 4. Encourages the States Parties of the Pacific region to work with the World Heritage Centre on the development of this proposal, building on lessons learnt from the African World Heritage Fund and adapting it to the region's needs. 5. Invites the States Parties of the Pacific region to present a ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/10A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 13 and 31 COM 17 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Thanking the Government of the United Kingdom for having hosted the Science and Technology expert workshop, which took place from 21 to 23 January 2008 in London, as well as all the experts who contributed to it, 4. Noting the results and recommendations of the Science and Technology expert workshop within the framework of the Global Strategy, 5. Takes note of the progress report on the global thematic studies ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/10B; 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 18A adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the developing range of discussions on the nomination of serial transnational properties as a positive expression of international cooperation in line with the aims and objectives of the World Heritage Convention; 4. Acknowledges the need to enhance the guidance to States Parties, Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre on the policies and procedures linked to the nomination and management of serial national and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/12, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 12A adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage despite difficult conditions; 4. Regrets that the prevailing situation, besides heavily affecting the life of the communities, does not allow effective and smooth implementation of conservation programmes; 5. Urges all parties concerned with the safeguarding of the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage to take ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/17, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 19, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the progress in implementing the World Heritage Committee's Decision 31 COM 19 (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Encourages the Director General of UNESCO and the Director of the World Heritage Centre to continue their efforts in implementing the remaining recommendations of the management audit; 5. Urges the Director General of UNESCO to fill the post of Deputy Director of Management as soon as possible; 6. Requests ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/5A, WHC- 09/33.COM/INF.5A.1, WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.2, and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.3, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 5 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Committee's five Strategic Objectives; 4. Takes also note of the findings of the study undertaken by UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service on the mapping of the workload of the World Heritage Centre presented in Document ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 5B adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting with satisfaction the progress achieved in the implementation of the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and noting that in practice the World Heritage Centre will continue addressing specific issues under regional programmes, 4. Thanks Andorra, Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand for having provided extra-budgetary funding for World Heritage-related activities in SIDS, ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5C, 2. Recalling the provisions of the Operational Guidelines in paragraphs 41 to 44, 3. Notes with appreciation the information provided on the cooperation between the World Heritage Convention and other multilateral environmental agreements; 4. Also notes the need for States Parties to address the great imbalance between nature and culture in the World Heritage List and to such end, recommends that a sharing of information between the multilateral environmental agreements and diverse stakeholders active in the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 6A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the Progress Report on the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Notes with appreciation the excellent work the Fund has done since its inception, including the support provided for nominations for inscription of African sites on the World Heritage List, capacity building and assistance in the development of management plans for World Heritage properties in Africa; 5. Expresses its appreciation ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made towards the establishment of sustainable funding arrangements for conservation of World Heritage properties in the Pacific; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to report on the outcomes of the feasibility study on the development and implementation of sustainable funding arrangements for heritage conservation in the Pacific to the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7.2, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Taking note with satisfaction of Decision 181 EX/29 adopted by the Executive Board at its 181st session (April 2009) on the preliminary study on the technical and legal aspects relating to the desirability of a standard-setting instrument on the Conservation of the Historic Urban Landscape, 4. Encourages the General Conference to take action at its 35th session (October 2009) aimed at drawing up a new standard-setting ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2 and 32 COM 7.3 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Takes note of the operational aspects that have been refined by the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, as requested in Decision 31 COM 5.2, in view of the requirements of this decision that the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism be activated in exceptional and specific cases; 5. ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into account Rule 21 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee, on the creation of Subsidiary bodies, 2. Establishes a Working Group on Item 16 (Budget) of the Agenda of its 33rd session as a Subsidiary Body, that shall meet for the duration of the session, with a specific mandate to: a) Examine items 16A and 16B of the agenda and to formulate its recommendations thereon; and b) Report back to the Committee at its plenary ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-09/33.COM/16A, 2. Takes note of the implementation rate of the budget for 2008-2009, the current situation of the Reserve and the contributions as at 31 December 2008; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at the next session of the Committee, a document on the situation of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period 2008-2009 as well as the provisional implementation rate of the 2010-2011 budget according to the revised Budget structure (Decision 6 EXT.COM 6) and a schedule of appropriations and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/16B, and WHC-09/33.COM/16B Rev, Annex 1; 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 17 (Quebec, 2008), 3. Expresses concern that the budget documents as originally presented to the meeting were unclear in a number of areas and included some information that did not easily allow for comparison with the previous biennium; 4. Notes with appreciation, the World Heritage Centre's co-operation in providing further explanations and additional information during the Committee's 33rd session; 5. Requests the Secretariat to include in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 5A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Committee and of the Global Strategy for a balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List; 4. Welcomes the efforts undertaken to list the World Heritage Committee's decisions in a new database, and calls upon the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5B, 2. Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; 3. Takes note with concern of the restricted resources accorded to the Advisory Bodies from the World Heritage Fund to accomplish their tasks, and requests that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies optimize their working and collaboration methods in order to strike a balance between the resources required and the services to be provided and to report on the measures taken at its 35th ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/5F and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.2, 2. Takes note, with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes; 3. Commends the important contribution of the international Scientific Working Group, States Parties and Advisory Bodies in the development of World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory and approves the suggestion of the Drafting group to revise the name of the World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory as "Human Evolution : ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.3, 2. Highlighting that the global tourism sector is large and rapidly growing, is diverse and dynamic in its business models and structures, and the relationship between World Heritage and tourism is two way: tourism, if managed well, offers benefits to World Heritage properties and can contribute to cross-cultural exchange but, if not managed well, poses challenges to these properties and recognizing the increasing challenges and opportunities relating to tourism; 3. Expresses ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 6A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the progress report made in the implementation of the activities of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Welcomes the decision of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO to establish the African World Heritage Fund as Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO; 5. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their financial support and assistance to the African World Heritage Fund during the years 2009 ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2, 32 COM 7.3 and 33 COM 7.2 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the update report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Reiterates its request to the World Heritage Centre, via the Chairperson, to provide to the members of the World Heritage Committee a report on each activity undertaken within the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism as soon as it is ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.3, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 10.B, 31 COM 7.2 and 33 COM 7C adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction at World Heritage Properties, since its adoption in 2007; 4. Welcomes the Resource Manual on 'Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage' and "The Olympia Protocol for International Cooperation: Strengthening Disaster ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/9B, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10B and 33 COM 10A adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively and thanking the State Party of Switzerland for having hosted the International Expert Meeting on serial nominations and properties (Ittingen, Switzerland, 25 -27 February 2010) in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, 3. Notes the detailed report provided by the expert meeting which reflects on a wide range of issues relevant to serial and transnational ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/9C, 2. Notes the progress made on the revision of the Global Training Strategy; 3. Notes with appreciation the contribution of the State Party of Switzerland to the revision process leading towards a new World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy and to an interim capacity building programme for World Heritage; 4. Welcomes the further development of the existing World Heritage Category 2 Centres and encourages these centres to develop strategic plans in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34COM/10A, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 11B and 33 COM 11A, adopted respectively at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its sincere appreciation to the States Parties from the Arab region for their efforts in preparing and submitting their Periodic Reports and thanks especially all Focal Points and sites managers for their effective participation and commitment; 4. Notes that some States Parties did not participate in the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting and that two ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/10B and Information Document WHC-10/34.COM/INF.10B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 11C adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the information provided on the progress accomplished in the preparations of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in Africa and the final report on the implementation of the Africa 2009 programme; 4. Commends the States Parties of the Africa region which have hosted meetings in the Periodic Reporting exercise, in particular Senegal, Kenya, Cameroon, Namibia and South ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/10B, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 16 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 7 EXT.COM 5E adopted at its 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004), 29 COM 5 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) and 32 COM 11D adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the information provided on the progress made in the implementation of the Decisions for the follow-up to the Periodic Reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean and the preparation for the second cycle of the Periodic Report ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/10B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11A.1, 30 COM 11A.2, 31 COM 11A.1, 31 COM 11 A.2 and 32 COM 11D adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the follow-up activities to the first cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Europe and North America and the results of the sub-regional meetings for Nordic, Western and Mediterranean Europe; 4. Thanks the Irish authorities for having hosted the follow-up meeting for the Western ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/10C, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 11D.1, 32 COM 11E, and 33 COM 11B, adopted respectively at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), and 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the progress achieved in the follow up to the first cycle of Periodic Reporting, as well as the results of activities in preparation for the launching of its second cycle, and in particular of the sub-regional Workshops organised in Maupiti (French Polynesia, France), Taiyuan (China), and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/10D, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 11C adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes the strong results obtained by the AFRICA 2009 programme from 1998 - 2009; 4. Notes with appreciation the work done by the 5 institutional partners, ICCROM, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, CRATerre-ENSAG, EPA, and CHDA to contribute to the successful implementation of the programme; 5. Also notes with great appreciation the role of the financial partners, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/5A and WHC-11/35.COM/INF.5A, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5A adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the activities undertaken and of the partnerships established by the World Heritage Centre; 4. Also takes note with appreciation of the concrete contribution of the States Parties and all partners who, through their financial and/or technical support, contributed to the efforts to implement the Convention reported in the document WHC-11/35.COM/5A; 5. Reminds the World Heritage Centre of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/5B, 2. Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities and expresses its gratitude for the efforts towards the implementation of the Convention; 3. Requests the Advisory Bodies for the next sessions in order to take informed and transparent decisions: a) to harmonize their reports, indicating the human and financial resources committed by the Advisory Bodies in the different activities they are in charge of, b) to include a general joint comment on the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/5C, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5G adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Also recalling Decision 184 EX 8 Part II, adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 184th session (30 March - 15 April 2010), 4. Takes note with appreciation of the implementation of the 9 recommendations of the External Auditor, notably the centralisation of all calls for funds and collection of contributions by the Bureau of Financial Management, and the adoption of a result-based management ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 9C adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Thanks the Government of Bahrain for having hosted the first meeting of World Heritage related Category 2 centres and of relevant UNESCO Chairs and Higher Education and Research Institutions; 4. Takes note that the report on this meeting will be presented to the General Assembly of States Parties and the Committee; 5. Also takes note with satisfaction of the reports on the World Heritage related Category 2 centres in Bahrain, ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2, 32 COM 7.3, 33 COM 7.2 and 34 COM 7.2, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the evaluation report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism presented and the detailed statistical analysis; 4. Also notes the recommendations presented in Part III of the above-mentioned document and reiterates the principle for operation, outlined in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-11/35COM/10A, 2. Recalling Decisions 33 COM 11C and 34 COM 10B.1, adopted respectively at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009) and 34th session (Brasilia, 2010); 3. Expresses its sincere appreciation to the States Parties from the Africa region for their efforts in preparing and submitting their Periodic Reports; 4. Notes with satisfaction that all the 44 States Parties of the Africa region participated in the completion of Section I of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire and that all 78 World Heritage properties in the region ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/10B, 2. Recalling decisions 28 COM 16, 7 EXT.COM 5E, 29 COM 5, 30 COM 11E, 32 COM 11D and 34 COM 10B.2 adopted respectively at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004), 29th session (Durban, 2005), 30th session (Vilnius 2006), 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008) and 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the progress achieved in the follow-up to the first cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Latin America and Caribbean region, as well as the results of activities in preparation ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/10C, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 10C adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the information proving the progress accomplished in the preparations of the second cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise in the Asia and the Pacific region; 4. Commends the States Parties of the Asia and the Pacific region which have engaged themselves in the Periodic Reporting exercise for their active involvement and commitment, and especially for submitting all the draft retrospective Statements of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/10C, 2. RecallingDecisions 30 COM 11A.1, 30 COM 11A.2, 31 COM 11A.1, 31 COM 11A.2, 32 COM 11D and 34 COM 10B.3 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the follow-up activities to the first cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in the region of Europe and North America and the results of the sub-regional meetings for Nordic, Western and Mediterranean Europe; 4. Thanks the Israeli authorities for having ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/10C and WHC-11/35.COM/INF.10C, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 10A adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the progress accomplished in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States; 4. Commends the States Parties of the Arab Region for their commitment and thanks especially all focal points for their effective participation and involvement; 5. Notes with satisfaction the increased concern for natural heritage issues and requests the States Parties to designate a ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined documents WHC-12/36.COM/5A.1, WHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.1 and WHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.3; 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 5A adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five strategic objectives as presented in document WHC-12/36.COM/5A.1; 4. Further notes the progress report on the implementation of the recommendations by the external auditor on the 2009 audit of the World Heritage Centre presented in ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5B, Recalling Decision 35 COM 5B adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities and expresses its gratitude for the efforts undertaken; 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 ...
1.   Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/6, 2.   Recalling Decisions 34 COM 9C and 35 COM 6 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th session (Paris, 2011) respectively, 3.   Welcomes the establishment of two new category 2 centres related to World Heritage in Spain and Italy, as well as the progress made by all category 2 centres towards the establishment of their system of governance and the implementation of their activities; 4.   Thanks the International Research Centre on the Economics of Culture and World Heritage Studies (Turin, Italy) for having hosted the second ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Thanks the State Party for the confirmation of its political willingness to restore the property, but notes the absence of concrete information in the State Party report, on the implementation of the corrective measures and their impact on the safeguarding of the property; 4.   Expresses its strong concern regarding the continuation of insecurity problems in the property due to the ...
1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes with satisfaction the normalisation of the socio-political situation of the country and the restoration of State authority over the property as reported by the State Party; 4. Reiterates its utmost concern that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property appears to be seriously compromised and considers that a census of the populations of key species and indications of poaching and other threats such as the straying of cattle ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Extends its deepest condolences to the families of guards killed during operations conducted to protect the property, since its last session; 4. Welcomes with satisfaction the significant progress reported by the State Party in the implementation of certain corrective measures, including the resumption of control of 80% of the Park, despite the persistence of pockets of militias in the Park, diminishment ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the efforts by the State Party to start implementing the corrective measures, in particular the inscription of ebony and rosewood species under Appendix III of CITES, and the reported halting of all illegal logging in Masoala National Park; 4.  Considers that to address the issue of illegal logging in a sustainable way, it is important to tackle the governance of the forest sector ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Regrets the absence of  precise information in the reports submitted by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures and their impact, in response to the decisions of the Committee; 4.   Reiterates its deep concern concerning the deterioration of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property based on reports received indicating that several species of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Welcomes the significant effort of the State Party to refine and quantify the indicators developed for the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and to connect them to the 14 corrective measures allowing a comprehensive report on progress; 4.   Expresses concern about the results of the assessment of the effects of exotic ...
1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Expresses its utmost concern that the State Party has not made a clear and unequivocal commitment to eliminate oil concessions granted within the boundaries of the property, which threaten to seriously and irreversibly affect its Outstanding Universal Value if activated, and reiterates its position that oil exploration and extraction are incompatible with World Heritage status; 4.   Notes with extreme concern that ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the progress made towards the relocation of illegal occupants from within the property, and also the establishment of an inter-ministerial judicial group to lead the land tenure regularization process for indigenous groups living in and around the property; 4.  Takes note of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Patuca III hydroelectric project on the Patuca ...
1.   Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the adopted corrective measures, and in the reconstruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga in particular, and urges it to continue its efforts in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4.   Also welcomes the support by the Government of Japan through UNESCO to address the fire fighting and disaster risk management ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Regrets that the State Party did not submit the report on the state of conservation of the property as requested; 4.   Takes note of the results of the reactive monitoring mission of June 2011, encourages the State Party to implement its recommendations and urges it to prioritize the implementation of the following actions: a)  Develop baseline documentation, including ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A Add, 2.    Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.    Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the actions being taken to implement some of the corrective measures and urges the State Party to continue its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4.    Calls upon the international community to support financially and technically the implementation ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Regrets that no report was submitted by the State Party, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011); 4.  Notes the production of the first Annual Progress Report (June 2010-June 2011) for the Preparation of a Management Plan for Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley; 5.  Urges the State Party to finalise the Management Plan ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.      Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2.      Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.30 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.      Acknowledges the detailed information provided by the State Party on the progress made to implement the corrective measures and urges the State Party to continue its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010); 4.      Also urges the State Party to define the buffer zone of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Recognizes the efforts being made by the State Party for the conservation of the property, and encourages it to continue such efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4. Also encourages the State Party to continue with the implementation of the recommendations of the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, to ensure the protection of the property, with a special focus on: a)  The development ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.   Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.   Congratulates the State Party for resuming, with support from international cooperation, conservation activities following the post-electoral crisis; 4.   Welcomes the initiative of the State Party to establish Village Associations for Conservation and Development and Village Surveillance Committees to improve the participation of neighbouring populations in decisions concerning ...
1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.  Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in engaging local communities in the conservation of the property; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to continue its efforts to establish a sustainable financing strategy and business plan for the property, and calls on the international donor community to strengthen its support for the management of the property; 5.  Also welcomes the transboundary collaboration between ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the substantial efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2010 mission as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session, and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to fully implement them; 4.  Notes the commitment of the State Party to solicit funding for a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SEA) for the northern Tanzanian road ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the initial positive results of the Reef Plan and associated measures to address major long-term impacts on the property from poor water quality, and requests the State Party, in collaboration with its partners, to maintain, and increase where necessary financial investment and sustain the positive trend beyond 2013; 4.  Takes note of the findings of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.12 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the on-going actions to address conservation issues at the property and urges the State Party to continue these efforts; 4.  Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to ensure those mining areas which were excluded through the boundary modification and are now adjacent to the property and its buffer zone comply with international environmental ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in the operationalization of the Manas Tiger Conservation Foundation (MTCF) and the implementation of an integrated ecosystem-based monitoring system and the Eastern Swamp Deer recovery plan; 4.  Welcomes the respective and joint initiatives of the States Parties of India and Bhutan to consider an extension of the property, including a transboundary ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.21 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note of conclusion of the World Heritage Centre / IUCN monitoring mission that the recent capacity upgrades of ski facilities undertaken in the buffer zone of the property do not appear to have negatively impacted the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and requests the State Party to ensure developments in the buffer zone are assessed to ensure that they do not create impacts on the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3.   Welcomes the State Party’s commitment under the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement to provide interim protection to forests adjacent to the property from logging activities while assessments are undertaken to identify the values of these area, including the Upper Florentine, and areas within the Styx, Huon, Picton and Counsel River Valleys; 4.   Also welcomes ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.   Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3.   Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party, in particular the efforts made towards the delimitation of boundaries of the property and of a suggested buffer zone, as well as the submission of a draft retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; 4.   Expresses its concern that the construction of the Orthodox Church Museum has started on the property without ...
Sites: Aksum
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Regrets that the State Party did not submit the report as requested; 4.   Expresses its concern at the increasing vulnerability of the property as a result of the current difficult situation as well as the potential threats to its integrity; 5.   Calls upon the international community to support the State Party, in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre and the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.129, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2010), 3.   Notes the limited implementation of activities being carried out by the State Party with regards to the fragile state of conservation of the property; 4.   Reiterates its deep concern regarding the state of conservation of the property, in particular the significant and accelerated degradation of the historic fabric which directly impacts its Outstanding Universal Value, and the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Congratulates the State Party for having immediately expressed its concern regarding the worsening threats to the World Heritage cultural properties, in particular to Timbuktu and the Tomb of Askia, and for having requested UNESCO assistance for measures to be undertaken in the event of a future deterioration of the situation; 3.   Thanks the Director-General of UNESCO for having sent a mission to Mali to study with the State Party emergency measures to be taken to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/9A, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 9A adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011) and Resolution 18 GA 8 of the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Notes that the World Heritage Centre in close collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, produceda working document on the recommendations of the independent evaluation by UNESCO’s external auditor with a prioritized list of recommendations in the framework of the objectives of the Strategic Action Plan, adopted ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined document WHC-12/36COM/10A; 2.   Recalling Decisions 34 COM 10C and 35 COM 10C.1 adopted respectively at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th session (UNESCO, 2011); 3.   Expresses its sincere appreciation to the States Parties from Asia and the Pacific for their efforts in preparing and submitting their Periodic Reports and thanks especially all focal points and site managers for their effective participation and commitment; 4.   Notes with satisfaction that all the 41 States Parties of Asia and the Pacific fully participated in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/10B, 2.   Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11A.1, 30 COM 11A.2, 31 COM 11A.1, 31 COM 11A.2, 32 COM 11D, 34 COM 10B.3 and 35 COM 10C.2 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions, respectively, 3.   Takes note of the follow-up activities to the first cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise in the region of Europe and North America and the activities in preparation of the launching of its ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/10C, 2.   Recalling decisions 28 COM 16, 7 EXT.COM 5E, 29 COM 5, 30 COM 11E, 32 COM 11D, 34 COM 10B.2 and 35 COM 10B adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 7th extraordinary (UNESCO, 2004),29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions, respectively, 3.   Acknowledges the information provided on the progress made in the implementation of the second cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-12/36.COM/10D and WHC-12/ 36.COM/INF.10D, Recalling Decision 35 COM 10A, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Africa Region; Takes note that important discussions have been carried out in the African region relating to development activities and resource extraction in and around World Heritage properties in Africa; Recommends States Parties from other regions to join States Parties in Africa in discussing and reflecting on ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/12A, 2.   Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 33 COM 14A.2, 34 COM 12, and 35 COM 12A adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively and Resolutions 17 GA 9 and 18 GA 11 adopted at the 17th (UNESCO, 2009) and 18th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, 3.   Acknowledges the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision by the 18th General Assembly of States ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 5A.1 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A; 4. Notes the consultations between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards the elaboration of a thematic paper proposing to States Parties general guidance regarding the management of their ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5B, 2.    Recalling Decision 36 COM 5B adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.    Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities and expresses its gratitude for the efforts undertaken; 4.    Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and also takes note of the gaps identified in the implementation of the Convention ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5C; Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D and 36 COM 12B adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Takes note of the Summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention : Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012); Acknowledges the follow-up actions already undertaken and urges to pursue efforts in the framework of the implementation plans of the UNESCO External Auditor ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5E, Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention under the theme “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities”; Requests the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies and in the framework of the Capacity Building Strategy, to seek extrabudgetary support with a view to the possible establishment, on a biennial basis, of a recognition of a best practice in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 9B, 36 COM 6 and 36 COM 9B , adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the progress made on the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy (WHCBS) and the capacity building activities carried out in 2012 and 2013; 4. Thanks the Government of Switzerland for its continued support for the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy; 5. Calls on all States Parties and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.3 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the conclusion of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property is still present but that it remains threatened by increasing anthropogenic pressures, notably uncontrolled fires, poaching, destruction of habitats on the periphery of the property, extension of agricultural and forestry practices on the boundaries ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.4 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in operations for the protection of the Park; 4.  Expresses its utmost concern as to the degradation of the security situation that has serious repercussions on the state of conservation of the property, notably the loss of control of a part of the property, the increase in organized and armed ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.5 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its utmost concern about the renewed insecurity as a result of the infiltration of armed groups which has led to the suspension of surveillance in the lowland sector, covering 90% of the property; Considers that there is a significant risk that the achievements made in implementing the corrective measures will again be lost and notes that restoring security is the pre-condition for implementing the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its utmost concern regarding the alarming reduction of the elephant population by 85% compared to the number present at the time of inscription of the site on the World Heritage List, and the fact that the presence of the Northern White Rhinoceros in the property remains unconfirmed; Regrets the increase in poaching due to persistent pockets of armed groups, notably the ”Lord’s Resistance Army” (LRA) as well ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Warmly welcomes the important efforts of the State Party to secure the property and reduce large-scale poaching, notably elephants, enabling the management authority to regain control of 80% of the property; Takes note of the progress reported by the property managers and their partners concerning the participatory management of the natural resources and their involvement in the marking of the property; Considers that ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its deep concern at the continued deterioration of the security situation in the property, the total loss of control of the southern part and its buffer zone, invaded by Simba rebels, increased poaching and the reopening of artisanal mining sites and considers that if this situation continues it is likely to destroy all progress made over the past five years; Notes with concern the results of the ...
 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.36 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the establishment of an inter-ministerial committee, a framework agreement with the Mining Cadaster and the progress made in the establishment of the Trust Fund, also known as "Okapi Fund"; Notes with concern the worsening of insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage properties in this region; Reiterates its ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.9 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the report by the State Party that the re-gazettal of the Simien Mountains National Park in its revised boundaries is almost completed as well as the efforts to strengthen the management effectiveness of the property and to implement the recommendations of previous monitoring missions; Also welcomes the successful organization of the donor conference and requests the State Party to follow up with the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.13 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes progress on several items previously requested by the Committee, but notes that these have not yet been finalized, and urges the State Party to continue its efforts,  namely to: a)   Finalize the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger in consultation with IUCN and the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.14 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the significant effort of the State Party to provide clear indication of the trends in conditions for the indicators developed for the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and to connect them to the 14 corrective measures allowing a comprehensive report on progress; 4.  Notes with appreciation that the State Party ...
Decision :   37 COM 7A.16 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.15 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Commends the State Party for the progress made in implementing certain corrective measures, but urges it to address as a matter of priority the critically important issues related to permanent cessation of the sale and lease of lands throughout the property, clear definition and strict control of development rights on existing private and leased lands, the restoration of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-17/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.22 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Urges the State Party to pursue its efforts in implementing the recommendations of the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, and to prioritize the implementation of the following actions: a)  Develop baseline documentation, including missing architectural plans and topographic surveys, carry out a detailed conservation condition survey, b)  Undertake identified ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.33 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the results of the International Expert meeting (October 2012) and urges the State Party to integrate them in a comprehensive Conservation Plan for the property, including financial estimations of costs and a precise timeframe for its implementation; 4.  Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of conservation and management ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.8 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Expresses its utmost concern about the recent attacks on the part of the property situated in the Central African Republic, which lead to in the destruction and theft of most of essential materials and equipment, including vehicles and communication materials and the evacuation of the manager of the site together with the international staff and international researchers working at the ...
Decision:       37 COM 7B.8 The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.         Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.         Commends the State Party for its rapid response to the letter from the World Heritage Centre and for the exemplary management of the property; 4.         Requests the State Party ...
Decision:       37 COM 7B.9 The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.         Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3.         Welcomes the State Party’s formal pledge to conservation of the property through reconfirming commitment to the full implementation of the 2008 Cabinet Decrees addressing the various challenges facing the property; 4.         Notes the challenging period the State Party is facing which hindered its ability to activate and follow up on the agreed strategies and actions ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party with the Strategic Assessment and reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure that the assessment and the resulting long-term plan for the sustainable development of the property are completed against defined criteria for success, fully address direct, indirect and cumulative impacts on the reef and lead to concrete measures to ensure the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.10 , adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Expresses its satisfaction about the preliminary results of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan which show that no rodents have been detected since June 2011, that the vegetation has been re-established and that seabirds returned to breed in previously affected areas and notes the on-going efforts of the State Party to implement measures to mitigate the dieback of the Macquarie Cushion ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.         Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.         Commends the State Party for passing the Protected Areas Act 2010 and for drafting the 2009 Rennell-Bellona Province Lake Tegano Heritage Park Ordinance, and urges the State Party to apply both of these instruments to the East Rennell property as soon as possible to ensure full and strict legal protection of the property; 4.         Reiterates its request to the State Party to immediately ban ...
Sites: East Rennell
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.20 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes that the State Party is yet to submit the plan for the sustainable use of the Cua Van Cultural Centre, and requests the State Party to submit this and other recently developed management related plans to the World Heritage Centre and urges the State Party to expedite any measures included in the plan to ensure sustainable use of the Centre and to limit tourism impacts on the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.         Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.19 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.         Takes note of the fact that the gas prospection license has not been renewed so far and considers that any exploratory drilling would require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which would need to assess its potential impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, in particular its marine ecosystems, and be submitted to the World Heritage Committee for review; 4.         ...
Decision: 37 COM 7B.31  The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.33 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Requests the State Party to urgently finalize a draft Management Plan for the Special Zone of Marine Protection, adopt it and initiate its implementation, and to start with the independent Management Effectiveness Evaluation in order to inform the effective management for both Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection; 4. Reiterates its request to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.50 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note of the progress in the implementation of conservation and monitoring measures at the Stylite tower and requests the State Party to provide additional technical details about these measures to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies; 4.  Urges the State Party to complete the management plan which must include a comprehensive conservation plan as well ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.54 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Commends the State Party for the progress made in the reinforcement of the protection and conservation of the property as well as the implementation of other measures recommended by the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of January 2007; 4.  Thanks all the donors and partners which have technically and financially supported the State Party in its efforts towards ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.60 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit the report in time as requested; 4.  Expresses its concern at the apparent continuing vulnerabilityf the property as a result of the current difficult situation; 5.  Urgently calls upon the international community to support the State Party, in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.62 , adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3.  Notes with concern that a project to raise the Yuzhen Palace above the levels of the raised Danjiangkou Reservoir was planned in 2007 and implemented since 2012 without details being provided to the World Heritage Committee,  in accordance with Paragraph 172 of Operational Guidelines ; 4.  Also notes that as result of the project, the Yuzhen Palace will become an island within the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.66 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the steps taken by the State Party to address the removal of debris of the collapsed bridge and the relocation of the vehicular bridge outside of the property; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the completed Integrated Management Plan together with a synthesis and a prioritisation of existing recommendations and intentions, for ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.62 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a state of conservation report that addresses the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session; 4.  Notes the results of the May 2013 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property and encourages the State Party to implement its recommendations, with particular attention ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.23 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Regrets that the State Party did not provide a state of conservation report as requested; 4.  Reiterates its requests to the State Party to urgently revise the Meydan-e Atiq project, in particular its north-western corner in the immediate vicinity of the Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan, in a way that will: a)  not foresee any structural connection between the new galleries and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party, in particular concerning the actions that have been taken to reduce the potential negative impact of the new mosque construction on the setting of the property; 3.  Requests the State Party to: a)  Submit detailed drawings of the latest mosque design, including the proposed exterior infrastructure, to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, b)  Involve key stakeholders, including national ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,  2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.66 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the State Party’s progress in finding an alternative route for the new Tilganga-Tamranganga tunnel and road; 4.  Encourages the State Party to submit details of alternative routes for the road to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, at the earliest opportunity, preferably at the concept stage and before irreversible commitments are made; 5.  Notes the adoption of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in addressing the conservation issues of the property but expresses its concerns that significant threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property have yet to be fully addressed; 4.  Encourages the State Party to invite an ICOMOS/ICCROM advisory mission to the property to assist in the following: a)  Develop a ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.79 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the progress made by the State Party with the development of the GIS database as part of the development of the Management Plan; 4.  Requests the State Party, as a matter of urgency, to complete the Management Plan and implement it as soon as it is finalized and to establish a Steering Committee for the property to ensure its proper management and conservation; 5.  Also ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.82 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the details of illegal buildings provided by the State Party for both Berat and Gjirokastra, and expresses its serious concern about its scale in Gjirokastra and the lack of progress in developing and implementing an Action Plan to deal with these violations; 4.  Also notes the lack of adequate legal tools that would stop illegal interventions, urges the State Party to approve and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.83 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the results of the April 2013 ICOMOS advisory mission to the property, invited by the State Party; 4.  Takes note of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the hydroelectric power plant Lehne and information provided by the State Party concerning a number of proposed new projects which may constitute negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); 5.  ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.87 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of its previous decisions and urges the State Party to adopt and implement the Management Plan; 4.  Takes note of the results of the November 2012 ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property and requests the State Party to implement its recommendations, in particular: a)  Approve effective legislative and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.87, 35 COM 7B.93 and 35 COM 8E , adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively, 3.  Notes the State Party’s decision not to pursue the plan to construct a bridge across the Rhine River in the vicinity of St Goar and St Goarshausen for the remaining legislative period, which is due to end in 2016, and to implement an extended ferry service on a trial basis until 2016 instead; 4.  Also notes the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.95 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes the recent withdrawal of demolition and development schemes in the Jewish quarter and Becsi Street but notes with concern the deteriorating condition of existing historic buildings; 4.  Welcomes the new World Heritage legislation that took effect on 1 January 2012, and the statutory underpinning of World Heritage management plans; 5.  Also notes the reorganization ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.96 and 36 COM 7C , adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, 3.  Takes note of the numerous initiatives put in place by the State Party, including the “Great Pompeii Project”, supported by the European Commission, and the “Towards a system of Governance” project; 4.  Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property took place ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.77 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the emergency response provided by the State Party and commends the authorities for the steps undertaken for the safeguarding of the property; 4.  Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS advisory mission to the property, invited by the State Party, took place in October 2012; 5.  Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.81 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the conclusions and recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, and thanks the Director-General of UNESCO for endorsing the recommendations of the mission; 4.  Notes with satisfaction the comprehensive documentation provided by the State Party in response to the mission’s recommendations; 5.  Requests ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.104, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the actions taken to implement the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee and reiterates its concern that measures to ensure the conservation and protection of the property continue to be at the planning stages; 4.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize the following documents for submission to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.134, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2010 reactive monitoring mission and encourages it to continue with these efforts, in particular regarding the establishment of a fully functional and resourced management system for the property; 4.  Takes note of large scale projects being implemented and requests the State Party ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Documents WHC-13/37.COM/8E and WHC-13/37.COM/8E.Add, 2.  Congratulates States Parties for the excellent work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties in their territories; 3.  Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-13/37.COM/8E, for the following World Heritage properties: Andorra: Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley; Argentina: Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas; Jesuit Block and ...
Sites: Aachen Cathedral Aapravasi Ghat Abbey of St Gall Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila Aksum Alejandro de Humboldt National Park Ancient City of Ping Yao Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun Antigua Guatemala Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes Area de Conservación Guanacaste Ban Chiang Archaeological Site Belfries of Belgium and France Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Blenheim Palace Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne Bryggen Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst Chavin (Archaeological Site) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) Choirokoitia Churches of Chiloé City of Bath City of Cuzco City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications City of Quito Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Classical Gardens of Suzhou Classical Weimar Cologne Cathedral Coro and its Port Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas Darien National Park Desembarco del Granma National Park Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) Durham Castle and Cathedral Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae) El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City Elephanta Caves Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro Fuerte de Samaipata Galápagos Islands Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Great Living Chola Temples Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği Greater Blue Mountains Area Group of Monuments at Hampi Hanseatic City of Lübeck Heart of Neolithic Orkney Hierapolis-Pamukkale High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago Himeji-jo Historic Centre of Lima Historic Centre of Macao Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco Historic Centre of Morelia Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán Historic Centre of Puebla Historic Centre of Riga Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox Historic Centre of Zacatecas Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar Historic City of Sucre Historic City of Vigan Historic Fortified Town of Campeche Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Iguazu National Park Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station) Ironbridge Gorge Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California Itchan Kala Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site Kakadu National Park Kinabalu Park Komodo National Park Kronborg Castle La Grand-Place, Brussels Longmen Grottoes Lorentz National Park Luis Barragán House and Studio Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Maloti-Drakensberg Park Maritime Greenwich Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Maya Site of Copan Messel Pit Fossil Site Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment Mount Athos Mount Huangshan Mountain Railways of India Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin National Archeological Park of Tierradentro Nemrut Dağ New Lanark Old and New Towns of Edinburgh Old City of Berne Old Havana and its Fortification System Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings Painted Churches in the Troodos Region Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church Pasargadae Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal Quebrada de Humahuaca Rapa Nui National Park Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) Rock Art of Alta Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco Rohtas Fort Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Ruins of León Viejo Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range San Agustín Archaeological Park Sangiran Early Man Site Schokland and Surroundings Serra da Capivara National Park Sewell Mining Town Shark Bay, Western Australia Shirakami-Sanchi Shiretoko Shrines and Temples of Nikko Sian Ka'an Speyer Cathedral St Kilda Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey Sukur Cultural Landscape Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Sun Temple, Konârak Takht-e Soleyman Taxila The Sundarbans Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape Tower of London Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen Town of Bamberg Town of Luang Prabang Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra Ujung Kulon National Park Urnes Stave Church Venice and its Lagoon Vilnius Historic Centre Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino Willandra Lakes Region Yakushima Yin Xu Yungang Grottoes
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/9, 2.  Recalling Decision 34 COM 13.III adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), Decision 35 COM 12C adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011) and Decision 36 COM 12C adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to take into account the rich debate held at its 37th session, in particular  on capacity-building, methodology and processes for Tentative Lists and upstream nomination projects, in order to enhance dialogue and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined document WHC-13/37.COM/10A, 2.  Recalling Decisions 32 COM 11D, 34 COM 10B.2, 35 COM 10B and 36 COM 10C adopted respectively at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions, 3.  Expresses its sincere appreciation to the States Parties from Latin America and the Caribbean for their efforts in preparing and submitting their Periodic Reports and thanks especially all focal points and site managers for their effective participation and commitment; 4.  Notes ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/10B, 2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM 10B adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 3.   Recalling furthermore that the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America takes place on a two-year basis (Group A: North America, Western, Nordic and Baltic Europe sub-regions for the first year 2012-2013, and Group B: Mediterranean, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe for the second year 2013-2014), provided that a report on the Periodic Reporting ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/10C, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 10A , adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in Asia and the Pacific; 4.  Thanks the Government of Indonesia for its contribution to the organization of a sub-regional workshop for the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting; 5.  Also thanks the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), the UNESCO ...
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