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Session: 44COM 2021close
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The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the extended 44th 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 present document.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/3B, Recalling Decision 15 EXT.COM 3, adopted at its 15th extraordinary session (online, 2021), Adopts the timetable contained in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, 2019).
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5A, WHC/21/44.COM/INF.5A.1 and WHC/21/44.COM/INF.5A.2, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 5A and 43 COM 5A adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives set by the World Heritage Committee and of the Expected Result 1 of Major Programme IV to ensure that “Tangible heritage [is] identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5B, Mindful of the efforts undertaken by the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) to respond to the exceptional situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies 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.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5C, Recalling Decision 43 COM 5D adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019) and Resolution 20 GA 13 adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Notes with appreciation the continued efforts of the African States Parties, with the support of partners under UNESCO’s Global Priority Africa, for the conservation and management of the unique biodiversity and rich cultural heritage of Africa that must be transmitted to future generations, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5D, Recalling Decision 43 COM 5C adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), 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 so far in mainstreaming the “Policy Document for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention” (WH-SDP) into the activities of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies and into the texts and processes of the ...
Decision: 44 COM 6 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/6, Recalling Decision 43 COM 6, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Also recalling that capacity-building is one of the Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Convention and is at the core of the sustainable implementation of the Convention and therefore is a priority for the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention for all stakeholders; Expresses its concern over the challenges faced by the States Parties in the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, 42 COM 7 and 43 COM 7.1, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Evaluation of the Reactive Monitoring process Taking note with appreciation of the recommendations of the evaluation of the Reactive Monitoring process, as prioritized in line with Decision 43 COM 7.1, requests all stakeholders of the Convention to implement them at their level as soon as possible; Welcomes the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, 42 COM 7, 43 COM 7.2 and 43 COM 7.3, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Emergency situations resulting from conflicts Deplores the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions resulting from the prevailing conflict situations in several countries, and continues to express its utmost concern at the devastating damage sustained and the continuing threats ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.53, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Expresses its satisfaction with regard to the important measures undertaken by the State Party to raise awareness in the local community, and more particularly the owners of the houses, on the conservation and management aspects of the site, notably the role of the different actors, including UNESCO, and requests the State Party to: Pursue this awareness-raising work, notably to strengthen and promote maintenance of the banco houses ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.54, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku,2019), Expresses its appreciation for the efforts deployed in the conservation of the property, notably by reinforcing the mobilisation of the municipal and regional authorities, and the local community through the Management Committees of the mosques and the masons’ corporation; Thanks the State Party for its intervention through the Management Committee for the Djingareyber mosque to halt the construction work for a building in the courtyard ...
Sites: Timbuktu
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.55, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Expresses its satisfaction with the important actions undertaken by the State Party for the rep/air of the roof of the men’s prayer room, the decrease in water erosion, and the plantation of hasu trees, particularly congratulates the Cultural Mission and the local stakeholders concerned for having decided to renounce replacing the hasu plantation with eucalyptus plants following a fruitful communication between the parties; Also ...
Sites: Tomb of Askia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.56, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledges the State Party’s continued engagement of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in developing instruments and approaches to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Thanks the Governments of the Norway and Japan for their financial support to the property; Welcomes the continued progress that the State Party has made in responding to previous Committee decisions, in the reconstruction ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party to improve the conservation conditions of the property, in particular through the Groundwater Level Reduction Project and the new Sustainable Development Plan, and requests the State Party to submit the Restoration and Conservation Plan to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies; Expresses concern that the State Party has not reported on recent conditions of the ...
Sites: Abu Mena
Decision: 44 COM 7A.6 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.18 and 43 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.9, on the World Heritage properties of Iraq, Notes the State Party’s efforts to address risks at the property and to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation at the property, but expresses again its concern about its condition and the lack of comprehensive information on its state of conservation; Acknowledges the information provided ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.7 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.19 and 43 COM 7A.21 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.9, on the World Heritage properties of Iraq, Notes the State Party’s efforts to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground, welcomes the submitted ‘Damage Assessment Report Status Study’, takes note of the documentation carried out, and urges the State Party to compile comprehensive information on the state of conservation of ...
Sites: Hatra
Decision: 44 COM 7A.8 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.20 and 44 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.9, on the World Heritage properties of Iraq, Expresses again its concern about the condition of the property and the lack comprehensive information on its state of conservation, and reiterates its request to the State Party to submit documentation of the damage done to the property as a whole and its affected monuments, for review by the World Heritage ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.9 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note of the reports provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger, and continues to express its concern about the lack of comprehensive and detailed assessment of the properties affected by the conflict and about the limited resources available for the safeguarding of affected cultural heritage; Expresses its appreciation to the ...
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