World Heritage Centre https://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&year_start=2002&year_end=2002&action=list&searchDecisions=&index=21&maxrows=20&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2019 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:03:11 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions https://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg https://whc.unesco.org 26 BUR XII.101-102 Classical Weimar (Germany) XII.101 In response to an ICOMOS mission to the site in April 2001 to assess the impact of a  road project foreseen in the vicinity of the Tiefurt Castle and its Park at Weimar, at which the road proposal (Variant 1) was identified as having the least impact on the site, the progress report provided by the Ministry of Science of the State of Thuringia  confirmed that the decision to proceed with the road proposal (Variant 1) had been reached.

XII.102 The Bureau thanked the German authorities for the progress report and congratulated them on the choice of the road proposal (Variant 1) which will have the least impact on the site. It requested the authorities to keep the Centre informed of the progress of this project.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5935 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.103-105 The Curonian Spit (Lithuania/Russian Federation) XII.103 The report provided by the Russian Federation on the status of the proposed oil extraction operation by a Russian enterprise in the Baltic Sea stated that the project documentation relating to the development and exploitation of the oil-field had not yet been received by the Russian Federation Natural Resource Ministry. Furthermore, the report stated that at present no oil was being produced and the oil-field did not have a negative impact on the heritage values of the site. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) had not been carried out. It further stated that the buffer zone of the Russian part of the Curonian Spit includes shipping routes of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Bay at a distance of 1 km from the coastline, while the oil rig is situated 22 km from the coast. Within the framework of the Russian-Lithuanian Joint Committee, acting under the Agreement of co-operation in the field of environmental protection, signed by the two Governments in June 1999, Lithuania may participate in the development of appropriate environmental protection measures to mitigate the possible impact of the oil production on the natural environment, should the decision to start oil extraction be taken.

XII.104 ICOMOS informed the Bureau that the project, although located 22 km from the site, can be made out from a high point of the Spit. During the ICOMOS-IUCN evaluation mission no mention was made in the documentation of this oil extraction project. ICOMOS pointed out that the potential impact on the site could be catastrophic, and that the strong tides could cause a "black tide" to threaten in particular the Lithuanian part of the Spit. ICOMOS emphasized that effective and extensive measures should be put in place which could come into effect in case of an accident, and that the EIA and protective measures should be carried out jointly by the Lithuanian and Russian authorities.

XII.105 The Bureau took note of the report provided by the Russian authorities and requested the State Party of the Russian Federation to urgently carry out the EIA in collaboration with the Lithuanian authorities. Furthermore, it requested the Russian and Lithuanian authorities to co-operate closely to develop effective and extensive environmental protection measures as a matter of urgency, should oil extraction commence. It requested the State Party of Russian Federation to provide a detailed report on the results of the EIA as well as on progress made in the development of the environmental protection measures by 1 October 2002.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5936 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.106-107 Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments (Slovakia) XII.106 The information provided by the State Party stated that the effects of quarrying on the conservation of Spissky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments are negligible. Furthermore, the report pointed out that the quarrying company was elaborating a new extraction and re-cultivation plan, in co-operation with the National Administration for Nature Preservation, in order to meet the criteria for nature and landscape preservation.

XII.107 The Bureau took note of the information provided by the State Party and requested the Slovakian authorities to provide a more detailed report on the situation.  This report should include a copy of the new extraction and re-cultivation plan and an impact assessment, by 1 October 2002, for examination by the 27th session of the Bureau in April 2003.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5937 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.108-109 Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (United Kingdom) XII.108 The report submitted by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports of the United Kingdom informed that management plans are in place for both parts of the site. Concerning Stonehenge, the report stated that an application for planning consent for the visitor centre will be submitted during the summer of 2002 while the highways consent procedure will be initiated in December 2002.  Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are foreseen for both projects. With regard to Silbury Hill,   English Heritage is continuing to make progress in securing its goal of ensuring the long-term conservation of this large prehistoric man-made mound.  A programme of on-site works was completed by early October 2001 and involved both the temporary capping of the hole and the execution of a seismic survey of the Hill, with the aim of identifying zones of structural weakness. The survey will provide additional information as to the original construction of the Hill and subsequent archaeological interventions. In addition to the survey work, English Heritage has been carrying out further studies of topographical and written sources and will assess whether any further investigations are necessary and whether further physical works, if any, may be required to ensure the long-term conservation of the Hill.

XII.109 The Bureau noted the information transmitted by the State Party concerning the planning and the protection of the site of Stonehenge as well as the protective works carried out at Silbury Hill. The Bureau congratulated the State Party for the work done on the two management plans of Stonehenge and Avebury respectively. The Bureau expressed its satisfaction regarding the temporary protective works undertaken by the State Party in view of the long-term conservation of Silbury Hill. The Bureau encouraged the State Party to continue the works in close consultation with ICOMOS and the Centre, and requested the authorities to present a progress report in time for its next session in April 2003.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5938 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.110-113 Historic Centre of the City of Goiás (Brazil) XII.110 The Bureau was informed of the damage caused by the flooding of the Historic Centre of Goiás. On the morning of 31 December 2001, Goiás underwent one of its major floods. Starting at dawn, strong intermittent rainfalls brought about an enormous increase in the volume of water drained into the channel of the Rio Vermelho. The site was seriously endangered by these heavy rains and flooding.

XII.111 The inspection carried out by the National Institute for Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) following the rains and flooding, indicated that:

  • the wooden bridge of the Ponte do Carmo was completely destroyed, and those of the Ponte de Lapa and the da Cambaúba were seriously damaged;
  • several holes/potholes/craters of considerable size were identified, particularly  one next to Cora Coralina's house, close to the Carioca Bridge and another near the Municipality Market Place;
  • sections of support walls were destroyed along the riverbank;
  • over 80 houses were damaged and a significant number of them were almost totally destroyed;
  • among the buildings in the Historic Centre, the Hôpital Sao Pedro, Cora Coralina's House, the Carmel Church, the Sao Joaquim Theatre, the City Hall, the Municipality Market Place and the Bus Station were severely damaged;
  • ancient residential and commercial buildings, characterised as vernacular architecture were recorded as cases of total destruction, as well as documents, possessions, equipment, etc.;
  • the Cross of Anhanguera, a representative landmark of the City, was partially destroyed.

XII.112 The Director-General of UNESCO visited the site a few days after the flooding.  An emergency assistance request  amounting to US$ 57,288 was submitted to carry out exemplary interventions on a dozen vernacular buildings around Cora Coralina's House, the Lapa Bridge and the Cross of Anhanguera. An amount of US$ 50,000 was already approved by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee.

XII.113 Following additional information provided by the State Party, the Bureau requested that a report be submitted by 1 February 2003 on the state of advancement of the restoration works carried out on the property for submission to its 27th session.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5939 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.114-115 Churches of Chiloé (Chile) XII.114 The Bureau noted that on 14 March 2002, a 156 km/h wind struck the Grande Island of Chiloé causing important damage to the Churches of Chiloé :

  • the tower of the San Juan Church is in danger of collapsing;
  • a part of the roof of the Nuestra Gracia de Quinchao Church was blown away as well as four supporting props, and its porch was damaged;
  • the tower and the nave of the Tenaún Church is leaning to one side, the foundations of the lateral walls are unstable, the state of the former foundations was not known, this situation is worsened by the high humidity of some of the beams and the presence of wood pests on the ceiling of the central nave;
  • the gusts of wind made the tower of the Colo Church lean to one side, and the infiltration caused by the heavy rains have caused humidity at the foot of the beams;
  • finally, although the structure of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chonchi Church was considered as being solid, this was the most damaged, losing with the force of the wind alone, its tower which was completely blown away.  An emergency assistance has been requested from the World Heritage Fund.

XII.115 Following additional information provided by the State Party, the Bureau commended the State Party for the rapidity of its intervention, and requested a detailed report to be submitted to the 26th session of the Committee on the state of the site and the state of advancement of the restoration work being undertaken.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5940 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.116-117 Colonial City of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) XII.116 The Bureau noted that the State Party's national Bureau for Monumental Heritage provided the World Heritage Centre, on 31 January 2002, with a preliminary report in Spanish (an English translation was subsequently provided on 11 February 2002), on the state of conservation of six colonial houses built by Nicolás de Ovando, siutated in the Historic Centre of the colonial town, as well as the measures which have been undertaken.

1)       The national Direction for Heritage met to define a strategy to be followed and to initiative the actions to be undertaken vis-à-vis the occupants renting the buildings, with a view to changing the use of the houses.

2)       The work has been temporarily halted.  This halt will provide a time for reflection for a new concept of the hotel project that will enhance the use of inner spaces (patios) as links between the buildings.

3)       The national Bureau for Monumental heritage has requested the Secretariat of the Environment of the State Party for a report on the impact of the destruction of the sewage system on the urban tissue.

4)       New legislation (rules, standards and/or laws) is being formulated, and a draft law for monumental heritage has been finalised.

XII.117 The Bureau requested the State Party to provide a report before 1 February 2003, containing additional information on the progress of the work, the Secretariat of the Environnement's report and on the decisions taken concerning the draft law for monumental heritage, for submission to the 27th session of the Bureau.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5941 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.118-124 Historic Centre of Lima (Peru) XII.118 The Bureau noted the damaged caused by the fire of 29 December 2001, in Lima.  The "Mesa redonda" Quarter, densely populated and located in the buffer zone of the Historic Centre of Lima, was severely damaged by fire caused by fireworks. This fire claimed 275 victims, 162 lost and 1000 injured, as well as material damage of US$ 10,000,000, affecting more than 5000 small enterprises and leaving more than 10,000 jobless.

XII.119 Four blocks of hourses were badly damaged and three others were indirectly affected by flames, smoke and water, in particular the Chinese Quarter situated in the Historic Centre itself. Two buildings of heritage value were destroyed by fire and four others were severely damaged and are presently supported by temporary structures, and risk damaging twelve others.

XII.120 The efforts of the fire-fighters were hampered by defective equipment and almost non-existent preventive measures (absence of emergency exits and local fire fighting equipment). Prior to the fire, the ensemble of the Historic Centre was identified as being located in a high-risk zone.  In fact, there is no preventive for natural or man-made catastrophes, whereas almost all the heritage buildings are of wooden construction or made of « quincha » (mixture of mud and branches).

XII.121 Since the fire, the President of the Republic of the State Party has decreed a "state of emergency of the high-risk zone situated in the Historic Centre of Lima". The President has also issued another decree authorising the Ministry of Works and Promotion to approve reconstruction projects of public property in the area of the Mesa redonda. Furthermore, a certain number of emergency measures have been taken by the Minicipality the National Institute for Culture (INC) and the Government, such as:

  • clean up of the debris, inventory of damage and loss, reestablishment of 60% of the services to the affected sector, care of the victims ;
  • setting up of an Emergency Operations Committee grouping assistance and obtaining 4,766 signatures of the trades people of Mesa redonda who accept to conform to standard regulations, control and security of their shops. In this regard, it should be emphasized that of the 28 commerical galleries, only 6 had permits in order, and that as of July 2001, fireworks had been forbidden in the Historic Centre.

XII.122 Moreover, during the rehabilitation work, the INC had upgraded the Prehispanic water system, in use until the Colonial period.

XII.123 With the Emergency Assistance of US$ 48,000 requested from the World Heritage Centre, the Municipality, in co-operation with INC and other national institutions, should develop a safeguarding plan for the disaster area and its surroundings, seeking solutions for the rehabilitation of homes, ensure the systematic updating of safety standards of the trades people, and the implementation of preventive measures for the ensemble of the Historic Centre.

XII.124 After noting additional information provided by the State Party, the Bureau commended the rapid actions undertaken by the State Party following the tragic fire of 29 December. It strongly encouraged the State Party to reinforce its efforts in the implementation of preventive measures against potential natural and man-made risks in the so-called high-risk area of the Historic Centre of Lima. The Bureau also requested the State Party to provide before 1 February 2003 for submission to the 27th session of the Bureau, a progress report on the measures undertaken for the rehabilitation and safeguarding of the site.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5942 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.125-127 Archaeological site of Chavin (Peru) XII.125 The Bureau was informed of the conservation difficulties existing at the Archaeological site of Chavin as well as the emergency measures undertaken.  These measures concern the immediate halting of earth removal, the underpinning of some walls that risk collapse, the cleaning of ventilation conducts, the establishment of topographical plans to identify water filtration and the development of tourist circuits.  The Bureau noted that the members of the Commission for the Chavin Master Plan had been pre-selected and that an enlarged Consultative Committee should define the Management Plan.  An expert meeting should be held in May 2002 to assist the Commission for the Chavin Master Plan in defining this Plan.

XII.126 The Observer of Peru provided additional information on the work already undertaken that represents the first phase of a procedure for the Master Plan that will be established taking account of the recommendations made in 1999 by the ICOMOS expert.  The second phase will be elaborated and the implementation of the emergency plan, based on an evaluation of the structural stability of the monument for which emergency assistance has been requested.  Furthermore, the Observer of Peru confirmed the willingness of the authorities to finalize the Master Plan. 

XII.127 The Bureau acknowledged the efforts made by the State Party to preserve the site, in particular through the application of priority actions within an emergency plan.  However, the Bureau encouraged the State Party to finalize and implement the Master and Management Plans of the site and requested a detailed progress report by 1 February 2003 for study at its 27th session in April 2003.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5943 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.87 Sun Temple of Konarak (India) XII.87    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of this World Heritage property presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev.  It reiterated its previous requests to the State Party to report on the progress made in developing a comprehensive management plan and on the measures taken in favour of the conservation and development of Konarak. The Bureau encouraged the authorities responsible for the conservation and management of the property to submit an international assistance request to elaborate the Plan for the mitigation of potential threats caused by illegal encroachment and ad-hoc construction in the areas surrounding the site.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5930 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XII.84-86 Ajanta Caves / Ellora Caves (India) XII.84    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of these two World Heritage properties presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev and the findings and recommendations of the reactive monitoring mission undertaken by an international mural painting expert undertaken in December 2001.  The Bureau noted the following threats facing both properties:

   i.  infiltration of rainwater into the caves;

   ii.  minor cracks on carved surfaces;

   iii.  flaking of the paint layer;

   iv.  infestation of bats and insects within the caves.

XII.85    The Bureau expressed its appreciation to the authorities of India for their co-operation in the organization of the reactive monitoring mission to the properties.  The Bureau urged the authorities to consider the mission’s detailed recommendations concerning the conservation, management, and presentation of the properties, by

  1. revising present methods for stabilizing and cleaning the wall-painting surfaces;
  2. testing of new and alternative methods on small wall-painting surfaces;
  3. undertaking continuous monitoring of the microclimate conditions in Ajanta Caves;
  4. enhancing documentation and archival material to evaluate changing conditions of the wall-painting material;
  5. conserving further, the unique natural setting of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves by following the concept of minimal intervention with the historically established environment and giving preference to conservation solutions which involve minimal changes;
  6. enhancing co-operation between the complementary ASI branches to enhance the long-term protection and conservation of the two sites.

XII.86    Finally, the Bureau requested the World Heritage Centre to continue assisting the authorities of India to mobilize international technical assistance to enhance co-operation between numerous national and international conservation and development activities. 

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5929 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 BUR XVI.1 Requests for International Assistance XIV.1 The Bureau approved the following requests for international assistance:

Preparatory Assistance

Cultural - Asia - Pakistan

Preparatory assistance for the nomination of the archaeological remains at Ranigat as an extension of Taxila World Heritage site

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.

 

Technical Co-operation

Natural - Africa - Senegal

Derby Eland Monitoring Programme

The Bureau approved US$ 29,296 for this request, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.

 

Preparatory Assistance

Natural - Arab States - Egypt

Meeting to prepare Tentative Lists for Natural Heritage in the Arab Region.

The Bureau approved this request for US$ 29,500.

 

Training

Cultural - Europe - Norway

International Course on Wood Conservation Technology

The Bureau approved this request for US$ 30,000, requesting the State Party to take into consideration the comments of ICCROM.

 

Training

Mixed - Latin America - Argentina

Sub-regional training workshop on Management and Administration of World Heritage properties.

The Bureau approved this request for US$ 22,350 requesting the World Heritage Centre to co-ordinate the implementation of the activity in close collaboration with the State Party as well as with the Advisory Bodies to ensure that the meeting is carried out with sub-regional participation.

 

Training

Cultural - Latin America & Caribbean - Dominican Republic

Annual Seminary Workshop on Cultural Heritage Risk Prevention for the Caribbean and Central America

The Bureau approved this request for US$ 30,000, pending clarification by the State Party concerning the questions raised by ICCROM.

 

Emergency

Cultural - Asia - Nepal

Emergency Technical-Co-operation for safeguarding measures at Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha World Heritage site

The Bureau recommended reformulation of the request for re-examination by the Committee at its 26th session.

 

Emergency

Cultural - Latin America & Caribbean - Brazil

Emergency Assistance for the Historic Centre of the City of Goiás (Rain and Overflows)

The Bureau approved US$ 7,288 as additional emergency assistance for this request.

 

Emergency

Cultural - Latin America & Caribbean - Cuba

Emergency Assistance for the Convent of Santa Clara of Asissi, Old Havana and its Fortifications.

The Bureau approved US$ 75,000 for this activity.

 

Technical Co-operation

Cultural - Arab States - Algeria

Elaboration of a Preliminary Plan of Conservation and Development of the M’ Zab Valley.

The Bureau recommended approval of US$ 35,000 by the Committee, requesting the World Heritage Centre to coordinate the implementation of the activity in close collaboration with the national authorities concerned.

 

Training

Cultural - Asia - Turkmenistan

Reinforcement of the capacities of the Department for Protection and Restoration of Monuments, Turkmenistan, to conserve the World Heritage site of Ancient Merv.

The Bureau approved an initial US$ 30,000 for commencing the activity, and recommended that the remaining US$ 38,814 be approved by the World Heritage Committee in June 2002.

 

Training

Cultural - Asia - Uzbekistan

Restoration of the medersa “Rachid” at Bukhara World Heritage site ICOMOS

The Bureau recommended reformulation by the State Party and re-examination of the request by the Committee at its 26th session.

 

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4945 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 08 Apr 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 1 Opening Session The World Heritage Committee,

Accepts the presence of the following international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the session:

  • Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)
  • Bird Life International
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
  • Mihai Eminescu Trust
  • Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF)
  • Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
  • Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC)
  • Simon Wiesenthal Centre
  • United Nations Foundation (UNF)
  • World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (FMACU)
The List of Participants is included as Annex I to this document.]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/787 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 2 Reports on 30 years of the World Heritage Convention The World Heritage Committee,

Decides, with regret, not to open this item of the agenda in view of the time constraints.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/788 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 3.1 Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable The World Heritage Committee decides:

1. To restrict the discussion on item 19 "Revision of the Rules of Procedure" on ways to proceed in order to facilitate decision making on this agenda item at its 27th session[1];

2. To postpone the discussion on item 7 "Report of the Secretariat" until later in the week in order to allow delegations further time to examine the document[2].

 

[1] In accordance with decision 26 COM 27, this item is included in the agenda of the extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee in March 2003.

[2] In accordance with decision 26 COM 27, this item is included in the agenda of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2003.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/789 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 3.2 Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable The World Heritage Committee,

Establishes the following working method for the adoption of its Report (based on the procedures of the Executive Board of UNESCO):

1. The Report to be adopted by the Committee shall consist of a complete set of decisions taken at its session. The text of each decision shall be adopted when the item is discussed, to the extent possible;

2. The Summary Records of the discussions held in the plenary session shall be circulated separately from the Report and will be provided to the Committee as an information document.]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/791 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 3.3 Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable Adopts the working method, as established in 26 COM 3.2, at its present session on an experimental basis, with the understanding that:

1. The Report and the Summary Records shall be submitted simultaneously, in so far as possible, the first for adoption, and the latter for information;

2. The Report (compilation of decisions) adopted by the Committee during this session shall be published not later than one month after its close;

3. A completed draft text of the Summary Records shall be submitted to members of the Committee, observers and Advisory Bodies for correction of their own statements.  The revised text of the Summary Records shall be published not later than three months after the close of the session;

4. The above-mentioned procedure is to be applied for this session pending a full discussion on the revision of the Rules of Procedure and working methods.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/792 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 4 Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur Elects Mr Tamás Fejérdy (Hungary) as Chairperson and Ms Bénédicte Selfslagh (Belgium) as Rapporteur. The following Committee members are elected as Vice-Chairpersons: China, Egypt, Greece, Mexico and South Africa.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/793 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 5 Report of the Rapporteur on the 26th Session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee The World Heritage Committee,

Takes note of the Report of the Rapporteur of the 26th session of the Bureau.

]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/794 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST
26 COM 6.1 Protection of the Cultural Heritage in the Palestinian Territories 1. Recalling all the United Nations resolutions related to the conflict and in particular Resolutions 1397, 1402 and 1403 of the Security Council of the United Nations, the Resolution 53/27 of the General Assembly on Bethlehem-2000 and the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) and its additional Protocols;

2. Noting the provisions of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (The Hague, 1954) and other relevant international legal instruments;

3. Taking note of the Executive Board decision taken at its 164th session (164EX/3.1.1);

4. Deplores the destruction and damage caused to the cultural heritage of Palestine;

5. Emphasizing the exceptional universal value of cultural heritage in Palestine; 

6. Considers that, until the conditions for the inscription of this heritage on the World Heritage List are fulfilled, appropriate measures shall be taken to ensure its protection;

7. Invites the Director-General, in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee, to assist with the task of establishing an inventory of this cultural and natural heritage, assessing state of conservation and the measures for its preservation and rehabilitation;

8. Further decides to provide financial support for the implementation of this task and that part of this contribution should be used for training and capacity building of Palestinians specialists in the field of preservation and safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage;

9. Appeals to the concerned parties to co-operate with the Director-General in his efforts in the protection of the cultural and natural heritage in Palestine;

10. Invites the Director-General to report on the execution of this decision during the 27th session of the Committee in 2003.]]>
https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/798 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 EST