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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/2, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 41st session, as observers, of the 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 in the fields covered by the Convention, listed in Part I of the above-mentioned ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/3B, Adopts the Timetable contained in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016).
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 5A adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the expected result to ensure that “tangible heritage is identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 1972 Convention”, and the five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC/17/41.COM/5A; Notes the results of expert ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/5B, Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Also takes note of the progress made as well as of the challenges and gaps identified by the Advisory Bodies in the framework of the implementation of the Convention, in particular the concerns surrounding sustained funding of evaluation and monitoring activities; Congratulates the Advisory Bodies for their efforts to mobilize additional financial resources and encourages them to continue in their ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, and 40 COM 5C, adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, as well as Resolution 20 GA 13, adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Welcomes the follow-up activities and the progress made by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in disseminating the “Policy Document for the integration of a sustainable development ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/6, Recalling Decision 40 COM 6 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity-Building Programme, and the capacity-building activities carried out in 2016 and in the beginning of 2017; Also commends ICCROM for the presentation of the disaggregated statistics on the beneficiaries and impacts of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Programmes and encourages that ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/7, WHC/17/41.COM/7A, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/17/41.COM/7B and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Thanks the State Party of Poland, Host Country of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017), for having organized the first World Heritage Site Managers Forum, as a capacity-building exercise aiming at increasing the understanding of the World Heritage decision-making process ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.17 and 40 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation the continuous progress made by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures, but requests the State Party to accelerate its efforts towards the completion of the restoration projects that are vital to meeting the water quality and quantity targets, and that can secure the improvement of the ecological indicators for the integrity ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 40th Session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress achieved with the finalization of the Draft Forest (Protection of Mangroves) Regulations, and requests the State Party to finalize the legal drafting and adoption of the Regulations as a matter of priority and to submit the final legal document to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as it becomes available; Also welcomes the commencement of the implementation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners on further progress made in integrated monitoring and granting negotiated local access to land and natural resources, and encourages the State Party and partners to continue and enhance these efforts; Welcomes the State Party’s effort to accomplish an extensive titling process in favour of indigenous peoples that are settled within and beyond the limits ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party, with support from the ECOFAUNE+ and Central Africa Biodiversity Conservation Programme – Protecting Central Africa’s Elephants (CABPC – PCAE), for the progressive strengthening of the protection of the fauna and flora in the North-east part of the country, where the property is located, in particular as regards the fight against poaching and the mitigation of cross-border ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures and the significant progress made towards achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) since the normalization of the political situation in the country, including the establishment of a functional management body and a sustainable financing mechanism ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the continued actions by the States Parties to undertake anti-poaching patrols and ecological monitoring; Noting that the borders between Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia have reopened, reiterates its request to the States Parties of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to implement a joint monitoring system of the property to control all anthropogenic pressures, and to collaborate with UNDP and Global ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcoming the meetings held between the States Parties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Uganda to discuss the threat of poaching on the property and insecurity in the region, encourages all four States Parties to continue the ongoing dialogue for the improvement of security in the region; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to call on the State Party, as well as ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the line of duty and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Notes with satisfaction the evacuation of the armed groups, the recovery of control of the posts and the deployment of guards in the lowlands, and encourages the State Party to continue its surveillance efforts to combat illegal activities (mines ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.41 and 40 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Expresses its deepest concern over continued insecurity around the property, especially in the south, that has led to a reported decrease in surveillance coverage in the reporting period; Reiterates its request to the State Party to prioritize efforts to further expand the patrol coverage and regain control of the property to halt poaching and the deterioration of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7A.7 and 40 COM 7A.40, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the establishment of a new Rapid Intervention Force and a Rapid Response Team to further strengthen the State Party’s efforts to effectively address poaching, and also welcomes the increase in surveillance coverage to 60% of the property; Takes note of the preliminary findings of the inventory of flagship species, including bonobos and elephants, and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the exercise of their duties and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Warmly welcomes the joint operations between ICCN and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the increase in the number of guards to ensure an adequate surveillance of the property, but expresses its utmost ...
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