Decision : 41 COM 8D
Clarifications of Property Boundaries and Areas by States Parties
The World Heritage Committee,
- Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/8D,
- Recalling Decision 40 COM 8D, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
- Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the boundaries of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;
- Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are not able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitations of such properties as inscribed remain unclear;
- Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the States Parties as presented in the Annex of Document WHC/17/41.COM/8D:
- Seychelles, Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
- Syrian Arab Republic, Ancient City of Bosra
EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
- Canada, Old Town Lunenburg
- Russian Federation, Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
- Sweden, Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå
- Sweden, Laponian Area
- Sweden, Naval Port of Karlskrona
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
- Honduras, Maya Site of Copan;
- Requests the States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all clarifications and documentation as soon as possible, and by 1 December 2017 at the latest, for their subsequent examination, if the technical requirements are met, at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in 2018.
Context of DecisionWHC-17/41.COM/8D
Other Documents (8)Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve - Map of the ...
Ancient City of Bosra - Map of the inscribed ...
Maya Site of Copan - Map of the inscribed ...
Old Town Lunenburg - Map of the inscribed ...
Laponian Area - Map of the inscribed property
Naval Port of Karlskrona - Map of the ...
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå - Map of the ...
Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius ...
Decision Code: 41 COM 8D
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Properties (8): Ancient City of Bosra Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Laponian Area Maya Site of Copan Naval Port of Karlskrona Old Town Lunenburg Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve