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Decision 39 COM 8E
Adoption of Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value

The World Heritage Committee,
  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/8E.Rev,
  2. Congratulates the States Parties for the excellent work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties located within their territories;
  3. Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-15/39.COM/8E.Rev, for the following World Heritage properties:
AFRICA
  • Mozambique: Island of Mozambique;
  • Senegal: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary;
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Stone Town of Zanzibar;
ARAB STATES
  • Oman: Land of Frankincense;

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • India: Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi; Kaziranga National Park;
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of): Bisotun; Meidan Emam, Esfahan; Persepolis; Soltaniyeh; Tchogha Zanbil;
EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
  • Belarus: Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh;
  • Belgium: Flemish Béguinages; Historic Centre of Brugge; The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault);
  • Canada / United States of America: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park;
  • Canada: Dinosaur Provincial Park; Gros Morne National Park; Historic District of Old Québec; Miguasha National Park; Old Town Lunenburg; Sgang Gwaay; Wood Buffalo National Park;
  • France / Spain : Pyrénées – Mont Perdu ;
  • Greece: Acropolis, Athens; Archaeological Site of Olympia; Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns; Delos; Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus;
  • Italy: 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex; Archaeological Area of Agrigento; Castel del Monte; Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci; Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula; City of Verona; City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto; Crespi d’Adda; Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna; Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli; Historic Centre of San Gimignano; Historic Centre of Siena; Historic Centre of the City of Pienza; Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily); Rock Drawings in Valcamonica; Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy; Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica; The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera;
  • Montenegro: Durmitor National Park;
  • Russian Federation: Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad; Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery; Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent; Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments; Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings; Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow;
  • Serbia: Stari Ras and Sopoćani; Studenica Monastery;
  • Slovakia: Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity;
  • Spain: Aranjuez Cultural Landscape; Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco; Archaeological site of Atapuerca; Garajonay National Park; Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula;
  • Sweden: Engelsberg Ironworks;
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region;
  • Ukraine: L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre;
  • United States of America: Pueblo de Taos;

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • Brazil: Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves; Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves; Central Amazon Conservation Complex; Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks; Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves; Pantanal Conservation Area;
  • Colombia: Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary;
  • Haiti : National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers ;
  • Honduras: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve;
  • Peru: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa; Huascarán National Park; Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana; Manú National Park; Río Abiseo National Park;
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park;

4. Decides that retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties in Danger will be reviewed in priority by the Advisory Bodies;

5. Takes note that the World Heritage Centre, further to Decision 38 COM 8E, continues to harmonize all sub-headings in the adopted Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and updates names and sizes or buffer zones, as appropriate, following relevant Decisions of the Committee concerning changes of names and Minor Boundary Modifications;

6. Requests the States Parties to provide support to the World Heritage Centre for translation of the adopted Statements of Outstanding Universal Value into English or French respectively, and further requests the World Heritage Centre to upload the two language versions on its web site.

Decision Code
39 COM 8E
Themes
Outstanding Universal Value
Properties 81
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex Acropolis, Athens Aranjuez Cultural Landscape Archaeological Area of Agrigento Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco Archaeological Site of Atapuerca Archaeological Site of Olympia Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves Bisotun Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Castel del Monte Central Amazon Conservation Complex Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula City of Verona City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto Crespi d'Adda Delos Dinosaur Provincial Park Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Durmitor National Park Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna Engelsberg Ironworks Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent Flemish Béguinages Garajonay National Park Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli Gros Morne National Park Historic Centre of Brugge Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of San Gimignano Historic Centre of Siena Historic Centre of the City of Pienza Historic District of Old Québec Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa Huascarán National Park Humayun's Tomb, Delhi Island of Mozambique Kaziranga National Park Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre Land of Frankincense Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary Manú National Park Meidan Emam, Esfahan Miguasha National Park National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region Old Town Lunenburg Pantanal Conservation Area Persepolis Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Río Abiseo National Park Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula Rock Drawings in Valcamonica SGang Gwaay Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus Soltaniyeh Stari Ras and Sopoćani Stone Town of Zanzibar Studenica Monastery Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica Taos Pueblo Tchogha Zanbil The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut) The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Wood Buffalo National Park
Year
2015
Keywords
RSOUV
Documents
WHC-15/39.COM/19
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015)
Context of Decision
WHC-15/39.COM/8E.Rev
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