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Decision 40 COM 8E
Adoption of Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/16/40.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/16/40.COM/8E.Rev, for the following World Heritage properties:

EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA

  • Austria: Historic Centre of Vienna;
  • Canada - United States of America: Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek;
  • Czech Republic: Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž; Historic Centre of Český Krumlov; Historic Centre of Prague; Historic Centre of Telč; Holašovice Historic Village; Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc; Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč; Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec; Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape; Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora; Tugendhat Villa in Brno;
  • Germany-United Kingdom: Frontiers of the Roman Empire;
  • Greece: Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina); Archaeological Site of Delphi; Archaeological Site of Mystras; Medieval City of Rhodes; Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios; Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika; Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos; Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae; The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos;
  • Italy: Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia; Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena; Su Nuraxi di Barumini; The Trulli of Alberobello;
  • Netherlands: Defence Line of Amsterdam; Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout;
  • Poland:Auschwitz Birkenau
    German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945);
    Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork; Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica; Historic Centre of Kraków; Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park; Medieval Town of Toruń; Old City of Zamość; Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska;
  • Portugal: Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores; Convent of Christ in Tomar; Historic Centre of Guimarães; Historic Centre of Oporto; Monastery of Batalha;
  • Spain: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada; Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí; Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza; Roman walls of Lugo; University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares;
  • Sweden: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland; Birka and Hovgården; Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå; Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg; Laponian Area; Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun; Naval Port of Karlskrona; Royal Domain of Drottningholm; Skogskyrkogården;
  • United States of America: La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico;

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • Argentina / Brazil: Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor, Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes;
  • Brazil: Iguaçu National Park;
  • Costa Rica: Cocos Island National Park;
  • Ecuador: Sangay National Park;
  • Saint Lucia: Pitons Management Area;
  1. Decides that retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger will be reviewed in priority by the Advisory Bodies;
  2. 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
40 COM 8E
Themes
Outstanding Universal Value
Properties 62
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina) Archaeological Site of Delphi Archaeological Site of Mystras Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945) Birka and Hovgården Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica Cocos Island National Park Convent of Christ in Tomar Dutch Water Defence Lines Frontiers of the Roman Empire Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Historic Centre of Český Krumlov Historic Centre of Guimarães Historic Centre of Kraków Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar Historic Centre of Prague Historic Centre of Telč Historic Centre of Vienna Holašovice Historic Village Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Iguaçu National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico Laponian Area Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Medieval City of Rhodes Medieval Town of Toruń Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios Monastery of Batalha Naval Port of Karlskrona Old City of Zamość Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora Pitons Management Area Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza Roman Walls of Lugo Royal Domain of Drottningholm Sangay National Park Skogskyrkogården Su Nuraxi di Barumini Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae The Trulli of Alberobello The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos Tugendhat Villa in Brno University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska
Year
2016
Keywords
RSOUV
Documents
WHC/16/40.COM/19
Report of the Decisions adopted during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016)
Context of Decision
WHC-16/40.COM/8E.Rev
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