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Session: 36COM 2012close
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The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Taking into consideration  Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, 2.  Authorizes  the participation in the 36th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/3A, 2. Adopts the agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/3B, 2.  Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document.
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 ...
1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5A.2, documentWHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.2 and document WHC-12/36.COM/9A, 2. Recalling Decisions 34 COM 5A and Decision 35 COM 5A respectively, 3. Also recalling Resolution 18 GA 8 adopted by the 18th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention by which the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Partnership for Conservation Initiative (PACT) were endorsed, 4. Considering that the open-ended working group in charge of producing an implementation plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor will be meeting ...
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 ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5C, 2. Recalling Decisions 33 COM 14A.2, 34 COM 5D and 35 COM 5E adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th(Paris, 2011) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the outcome of the Consultative Meeting on World Heritage and Sustainable Development held in Ouro Preto (Brazil) from 5 to 8 February 2012, takes note of its recommended actions and thanks the State Party of Brazil for having generously hosted this event; 4. Recognizing that the conservation of cultural and natural heritage is of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5D, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 32 COM 10A and 34 COM 5F.1 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, 3. Welcomes the progress report made on the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, and with the support of interested States Parties to continue its efforts to implement the activities foreseen under each of these programmes in 2012-2013; 5. Expresses its ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5E, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5F.2 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Welcomes the finalization of the new and inclusive Programme on World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism and notes with appreciation the participatory process for its development, objectives and approach towards implementation; 4. Also welcomes the contribution of the Steering Group comprised of States Parties representatives from the UNESCO Electoral Groups, the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies ...
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.3, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Regrets that the State Party of Guinea did not submit a conservation report on the property as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session, making it impossible to assess the progress of the implementation of corrective measures; 4. Welcomes with satisfaction the dynamics of trans-boundary management of the property as practised by the State Parties of Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, and reiterates its ...
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.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of Jordan on the World Heritage List ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2. Recalls Decision 35 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Welcomes with satisfaction the important progress reported by the State Party in the implementation of some corrective measures, notably the evacuation of the armed groups from the property and the increase in the area of surveillance, the closure of a large number of artisanal mining operations in the property and the resolution of illegal occupations in Bitale; 4. Notes with concern the absence of progress accomplished ...
1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling previous UNESCO decisions, including 176 EX/Special Plenary Meeting/Decision, Decision 34 COM 7A.20 of the World Heritage Committee adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), and 187 EX/Decision 5 relating to the Ascent to the Mughrabi Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, 3. Also recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage, including in the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the relevant provisions of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress in the implementation of the corrective measures but requests the State Party to provide a more detailed and quantitative report to enable the Committee to assess the reported progress; 4. Regrets that the persistence of pockets of armed groups continue to render difficult the  management of the property and especially the anti-poaching efforts, and that the lack of mapping equipment continues ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Notes with satisfaction the recent progress in the security of the property and progress accomplished by the managers and their partners concerning the participatory management of the natural resources, notably the delineation of the property; 4.   Expresses its deep concern regarding the conclusion of the reactive monitoring mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A, 2.   Recalls Decision 35 COM 7A.8 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.   Warmly welcomes the efforts of the State Party and in particular the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation, in implementing the corrective measures; 5.   Expresses its strong concern with regard to the reports indicating an ...
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