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The General Assembly, Elects H. Exc. Mrs Aziza BENNANI (Morocco) as Chairperson of the 16th General Assembly; Elects Raymond ASOMBANG (Cameroon) as Rapporteur of the 16th General Assembly; Elects Austria and Japan as Vice-Chairpersons of the 16th General Assembly.
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-07/16.GA/2A and WHC-07/16.GA/INF.2A Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee presented in the above-mentioned document.
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-07/16.GA/3A and WHC-07/16.GA/INF.3A, Recalling Resolution 15 GA 9, adopted at its 15th session (UNESCO, 2005), requesting to initiate a “process to discuss possible alternatives to the existing system of elections to the World Heritage Committee ” before its 16th session, Keeping in mind the discussions held during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007) and during the 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (UNESCO, 2007), Reiterating the need to ensure a more ...
The General Assembly, Decides to amend the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention as follows (new text proposed in bold):             New Rule 12.5 :             Subject to Rule 14.1, voting shall normally be either by a show of hands or by electronic means with each Member’s vote displayed on a screen.
The General Assembly,  Elects Barbados, as member of the World Heritage Committee on the reserved seat for State Parties without properties on the World Heritage List; Elects as members of the World Heritage Committee, the following eight States ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document 34C/REP/13, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the World Heritage Committee’s activities in 2006-2007.
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/5, Taking note of Decision 31 COM 19, adopted at the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007), Takes note of the results-based Action Plan to implement the main recommendations of the Management Audit of the World Heritage Centre; Welcomes the proposals of the Director-General of UNESCO to improve the administrative flexibility of the World Heritage Centre, clarify its organizational structure, and create posts, on an experimental basis, by combining multiple sources of financing; Requests the ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/6, Requests the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, to report at its 17th session in 2009, on the progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 Management Audit, in relation to the work and relationships with the Advisory Bodies; Calls upon the World Heritage Committee to review the proposed protocols of roles and responsibilities indicated in the Management Audit and submit its comments on them to the General Assembly at its 17th session in ...
The General Assembly Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 approved by the Comptroller (see Section I of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 (see Section II of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7); Takes ...
The General Assembly, Decides to set at one per cent of the contribution to the regular budget of UNESCO for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2008-2009.
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 31 COM 20A of the World Heritage Committee, which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund, Encourages States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions; Takes note of Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.8 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/9, Takes note of the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List from 2003 to 2007 presented in this document, and expresses its deep concern for the limited results achieved so far; Calls upon the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and other partners to significantly increase their support to States Parties, particularly in less developed countries, in the identification of cultural, natural and mixed properties as well as the ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/10, Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7.1 and 31 COM 7.1, adopted respectively at the 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Taking into account the relevant issues identified in the recent Thematic Debate of the Executive Board on UNESCO’s role in addressing climate change within its mandated areas of competence and also noting the upcoming meetings on climate change in Bali in December 2007 (Thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 13) and the ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/11, Welcomes the information provided on the development of a revised recommendation of the conservation of historic urban landscapes; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to this initiative.
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/12, Takes note of the information provided in the above-mentioned document; Welcomes the launching of a new Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to the Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Calls upon States Parties to cooperate with other States Parties which so request on the formulation of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the  Committee,  Authorizes the participation in the 31st 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 in Section A of the ...
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/3A.Rev.3,Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/3B.Rev,Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note with satisfaction of the report of the Rapporteur of its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006).
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/5, Takes note with appreciation of the report from the World Heritage Centre on its activities and the implementation of the World Heritage Committee's decisions;Requests the World Heritage Centre to support the States Parties of the African, Arab and Pacific regions to establish and update their tentative lists and further improve the management, documentation and conservation of properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List in order to ensure that the outstanding universal value of the heritage of those ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/5.2,  Recalling the decision adopted by the Executive Board at its 176th session (176 EX/Special Plenary Meeting/Decision), which "requests the Director-General within the framework of the World Heritage Convention, to propose to the World Heritage Committee at its forthcoming session a mechanism to ensure the proper implementation of the World Heritage Committee decisions", Affirming that nothing in the present decision shall affect each State Party's primary duty to ensure the identification, protection and ...
  The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/6, Takes note with appreciation of the Report;Decides to authorize the Chairperson of the Committee to vet the report of the 31st session and, as appropriate, to consult members of the Committee by e-mail, and other means, as necessary;Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to transmit the Report, as amended, to the Secretariat of the General Conference, so that it can be submitted to the General Conference of UNESCO at its 34th session (UNESCO, 2007);Also decides to establish a mechanism for consultation ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7.2, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7.2, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Takes note of the important outcome of the Davos International Conference on Disaster Reduction as reflected in its final Declaration, on the role of heritage within disaster risk reduction; Approves the revised Strategy for Risk Reduction at World Heritage Properties with its prioritized list of actions; Encourages States Parties, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre to implement the Strategy for Risk Reduction at World ...
  The World Heritage Committee,  Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7.3,  Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7C and 30 COM 9 adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, Thanking the Government of the Netherlands for having hosted the meeting of experts, which took place from 2 to 3 April 2007 in Paris, as well as all the experts who contributed to it,  Noting the results and recommendations of the expert meeting,  Decides to formally adopt a monitoring framework for World Heritage properties;  Decides to integrate the monitoring framework into the next ...
The World Heritage Committee,  Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7.1,  Recalling Decision 30 COM 7.1 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),  Thanks the Government of the Netherlands for having funded the development of the policy document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Properties, including a meeting of the Working Group of Experts, (5 - 6 February 2007 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris), and also thanks the experts and representatives of organizations who contributed to the meeting;  Endorses the "Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World ...
  The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add,   Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Expresses its utmost concern on the security situation in northern Central African Republic and its impact on the property, in particular the continued large scale poaching of its wildlife, which could lead in the near future to the loss of the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List;  Regrets that the planned joint UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission again had to be postponed as a ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.2 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Notes that the State Party has started to implement the corrective measures adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), but that it has not yet been able to establish an effective system of control and patrolling for the whole property; Urges the State Party to implement in accordance with the adopted timeframe the corrective measures, in particular emergency measures linked to the surveillance of the whole property, ...
  The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.3 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Regrets that the 2007 World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission was unable to visit the part of the property situated in Côte d'Ivoire; Expresses concern about the continued threats to the integrity and values of the part of the property situated in Guinea, in particular by poaching and uncontrolled fires and the limited progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 1993 mission; Takes note of the fact that the ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of guards who were killed during operations related to the protection of the property; Regrets that the continued insecurity in and around the property continues to hamper conservation activities, leading to limited progress on the implementation of the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);Urges the State Party in cooperation with the United Nations ...
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of guards who were killed during operations related to the protection of the property; Regrets that the continuing insecurity in particular in the lowland sector continues to hamper conservation activities, including the implementation of the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);Urges the State Party, in cooperation with the United Nations ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Commends the park management authority and African Parks Foundation (APF) for their efforts to regain control over the property and effectively address poaching in the property; Expresses its utmost concern over the status of the remaining population of northern white rhino and reiterates its request to organize as soon as possible a scientific workshop in cooperation with the IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group to clarify the viability ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Expresses its concern about the serious threats to the outstanding universal value and integrity of the property as documented by the 2007 monitoring mission, in particular the large scale poaching of large mammals, illegal fishing and the impact of villages within its boundary;  Commends the conservation NGO and international donors for their support to the Park authority ICCN which have allowed to gradually put in place a management ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Expresses its satisfaction with the significant progress made in the implementation of some of the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), in particular closing down of illegal mining operations in the property, curbing poaching by uncontrolled military and other organized groups and in securing the property;Requests the Government and the protected area agency to implement as soon as possible the other ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Commends the Amhara Regional Government for its decision to re-align the planned Bwahit - Dilyibza road in order to avoid it crossing the proposed extension of the park in the Silki Yared - Kiddis Yared mountains and requests the State Party, in particular the Amhara Regional Government, to closely monitor the impact of the new road on the traffic through the park; Welcomes the efforts by the State Party and in particular the park authority ...
  The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A; Recalling its Decision 30 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); Welcomes the start of the COGERAT project, funded by the Global Environmental Facility, which will assist the State Party in implementing the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) in order to address the threats to the integrity and outstanding universal value of the property; Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to develop a draft Statement of ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A; Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);Notes that the State Party has conducted a rapid assessment of wildlife values and made progress on re-building infrastructure and filling vacancies in the property;Requests the State Party to invite as soon as possible a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to the property to assess progress in achieving the corrective measures and implementing the remaining recommendations from the 2005 monitoring mission, and to indicate a definite ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.14 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Commends the State Party for the considerable efforts and investments made in the restoration and conservation of the Everglades National Park;Notes the progress made in implementing the corrective measures adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);Encourages the State Party to continue its commitment to the restoration and conservation of the property and to provide the required financial resources for the full ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.13 and 30 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for making significant progress in implementing the corrective measures set by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session;Notes that a few outstanding issues remain to be resolved in relation to dealing with illegal logging and land clearing activities, and in relation to multi-stakeholder involvement in the management processes;Urges the State Party to ...
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, Also recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.14, 29 COM 7A.13 and 30 COM 7A.16, adopted during its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, Congratulates the State Party for having carried out almost entirely the programme of corrective measures elaborated by the World Heritage Committee in its Decision 28 COM 15A.14, Notes with satisfaction, that there are no longer any threats or risk of loss of outstanding universal value, integrity and/or authenticity of the ...
  he World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to strengthen measures for the conservation and rehabilitation of the property; and particularly the improved mechanisms for community participation and local involvement in basic maintenance and conservation work; Notes the revised Statement of Significance submitted as part of the state of conservation report and requests the State Party to formally submit this statement, altogether with ...
  The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Congratulates the State Party for its efforts in addressing the issue of the rising water table; Adopts the following, identified by the 2005 reactive monitoring mission, as the desired state of conservation for the property: a) Consolidated structures; b)Water table lowered and monitoring system established in and around the property; c)Management plan implemented; 5.Urges the State Party to implement the necessary corrective ...
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  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.20 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),Notes with great concern the deterioration of the situation in Iraq and deplores the loss of human lives; Requests the international community, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to continue their efforts in assisting the responsible Iraqi authorities in the protection of the natural and cultural heritage in the country;Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft ...
 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add.3, WHC-07/31.COM/INF.7A.1, WHC-07/31.COM/INF.7A.2 and WHC-07/31.COM/INF.7A.3, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Further recalling 176 EX/Special Plenary Meeting/Decision, adopted at the 176th session of the UNESCO Executive Board (April 2007), Also recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including, as appropriate, the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural ...
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),Regrets that the main recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions - notably the completion of an urban conservation plan, and a socio-economic revitalization action plan - have not been implemented;Notes with great concern the continuing decline of the city, the lack of a conservation framework, the loss of possibly up to 50% of the traditional urban fabric within the city ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,2.       Recalling its Decision 30 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Notes the efforts made by the State Party and the international community for the safeguarding of this property and the important progress achieved in the consolidation of the Minaret of Jam in 2006;4.       Reiterates its strong encouragement to the State Party to construct a footbridge and a ford across the Hari River, in order to facilitate villagers' access from the Bedam Valley to the Jam Valley, as well ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with satisfaction the efforts and commitment of the State Party and the international community for the safeguarding of this property; 4.       Adopts the following as the desired state of conservation for the property in view of its future removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger:a)      ensured site security,b)      ensured long-term stability of the Giant Buddha niches, c)      adequate state of ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the commitment of the State Party and the international community to the safeguarding of this property; 4.       Adopts the following as the desired state of conservation for the property to be achieved by 2010, in view of its removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger:a)      Conservation of the Arg-e-Bam and other cultural heritage assets within the World Heritage property; b)      Completion of ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the information provided by the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS joint mission in April 2007, 4.       Further notes with satisfaction the efforts of the State Party to complete the Integrated Management Plan by the goal of June 2007 established at the 30th session of the Committee; 5.       Acknowledges the establishment of an integrated conservation management system for the property, as requested by the ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the progress made by the State Party in the overall preservation and conservation of Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens;4.       Requests the State Party to invite a World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission so as to assess the progress made towards the desired state of conservation as proposed below and to recommend, on this basis, whether the property can be removed from the List of ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Notes the setting up of the Ifugao Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO) with the objective of safeguarding the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Ifugao people; 4.       Also notes the initiative to run a Workshop at the University of Santo Tomas, Center for Conservation of Cultural Property in the Tropics, in Spring 2007, in order to develop infrastructure guidelines for  the property; 5.       ...
  The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.  Notes the significant progress made with setting up management systems, the development of an "Integrated Area Management Action Plan" and welcomes the implementation of the Presidential Decree by the Director of the Historical-Architectural Reserve Icheri Sheher (SDHARIS), aiming at halting demolition and building construction in the Walled City area;4. Requests the State Party to submit the completed "Integrated ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), and in particular that the construction project of the Waldschlösschen Bridge would irreversibly damage the values and integrity of the property in accordance with Paragraph 179 (b) of the Operational Guidelines, 3. Notes with satisfaction that extensive consultation took place in 2006 and 2007 between different stakeholders, including the State Party authorities, the Land Sachsen, the city of Dresden as well as international ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,  Recalling Decisions 30 COM 8B.53, and 30 COM 8B.54, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Acknowledges the difficulties to monitor the property due to political instability, post-conflict situation and notes the assessment by the intersectoral mission carried out in January 2007 to some parts of the property, and in particular that: a)      The KFOR troops are patrolling at the property; b)      The medium-term plan for the restoration of wall ...
  The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the Management Plan;  Invites the State Party to provide by 30 November 2007 details of a project for structural consolidation of the 30 main projects identified in the Programme of High Priority Interventions for industrial and urban buildings, and the timeframe envisaged for its implementation and the establishment of technical teams, according to Paragraph 172 of ...
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Notes the efforts made to date to mitigate the rate of decay of earthen structures, particularly in respect to lowering the phreatic levels at the property and the conservation interventions in different sectors; Notes with concern the urban development around the site and requests the State Party to strengthen the implementation of protective legislative frameworks and regulatory measures, specially in regard to the creation and funding of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM.7A,2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.92 and 30 COM 7A.33 adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively,3. Requests the State Party to verify whether the materials used for restoration works are compatible with accepted intervention techniques;4. Requests the State Party to invite a World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission to assess the progress made in improving the state of conservation of the property, and accordingly define the corrective measures and the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having evaluated the state of conservation reports of the properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) presented in Documents WHC-07/31.COM/7A and WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add, 2. Calls upon the Director-General of UNESCO and the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to convene a meeting with the DRC authorities, together with representatives of the African Union and appropriate sub-regional organizations and the President of IUCN, to discuss progress in addressing the deteriorating state of conservation of the DRC World Heritage properties ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Notes with utmost concern the degradation of the property and the imminent threats to its Outstanding Universal Value, in particular the critically low mammal populations, the ongoing management problems and the impacts of the proposed construction of a new dam on the Gambia river a few kilometres upstream of the park;4.Welcomes the initiative by the State Party and the African Parks Foundation to start discussions on an innovate ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add; 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Commends the State Party for measures already taken and requests the implementation of the following recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission undertaken in April-May 2007:     a)The process for encouraging voluntary relocation of the identified immigrant population to areas outside the property should be continued and completed by June 2008;.     b)The census and study of carrying capacity within the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes that the State Party did not provide the documents requested at the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee and requests it to provide them immediately, including:     a)State of Conservation Report     b)Management Plan     c)Environmental Impact Assessment for dams and mining;4. Notes the findings of the joint UNESCO/IUCN Reactive Monitoring Mission carried out in June 2007; 5. Urges the State Party to implement the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Expresses its concern about uncontrolled urban development, unplanned tourism development, noise and water pollution, and invasive species, which continue to threaten the integrity of the property;4.Regrets that the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop have not yet been implemented;5.Notes with satisfaction some progress made in the development of a Joint Integrated Management Plan and national management plans;6.Also notes ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Commends the State Party for its efforts to start implementing the recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), in particular the establishment of a Conservation Coordination Unit and of village committees;4.Requests the State Party to implement as soon as possible the other recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission, in particular to issue urgently the Ministerial decree ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.3 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3.Commends the State Party for its on-going efforts for the protection of Taï National Park, and resumption of management and research within the park;4.Notes with concern that population pressure and illegal activities, particularly poaching, continue to affect the integrity and values of the property;5.Urges the State Party to implement the following emergency actions recommended by the 2006 UNESCO-IUCN monitoring mission:     ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party in implementing the priority actions requested by the Committee, particularly relating to water supply and invasive species; 4.Urges the State Party to continue to fund and seek additional funding to support the property, and to work closely with the GEF to promote good practices in management and in conservation activities; 5.Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add;2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Commends the State Party for their continued support of programmes to manage fire and invasive species, in particular in the Table Mountain part of the property;4.Notes with concern the high frequency of fires in the property and the associated impact on ecosystems, as well as challenges in the control of invasive alien plants;5.Urges the State Party to continue pursuing efforts towards establishing a single coordinating authority for ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Notes with appreciation the progress made by the State Party in dealing with the main threats to the property and the implementation of the management plan; 4.Commends the State Party for the cooperation maintained in conservation issues with its neighbouring countries;5.Calls on Kilembe Mines Ltd. to respect international standards with respect to mining in World Heritage properties, as outlined in the International Council on Mining and ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Notes with concern the potential impact of lodge development on the water resources in the property;4.Urges the State Party to ensure that the water resource studies recommended by the EIA studies are carried out as quickly as possible; and to provide copies of these studies to the World Heritage Centre and IUCN;5.Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 with an updated report on the state of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM.7B.10 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Recalling that, according to Article 6.1 of the Convention, the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List constitute World Heritage, the protection of which is the duty of the international community as a whole and recalling further the duty of the international community to assist and to cooperate with States Parties in their endeavour to conserve such heritage, 4. Recalling that States Parties have the obligation under ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC 07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Welcomes that the State Party has completed the Management Plan, begun to implement an Ecotourism Strategy, and has passed several key laws necessary for the effective management and protection of the property;4.Notes with concern that the State Party reports that illegal activities are threatening the integrity of the marine portion of the property;5.Regrets that the State Party did not report on progress made in addressing many of the ...
Le Comité du patrimoine mondial,1. Ayant examiné le document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Rappelant la décision 30 COM 7A.12, adoptée à sa 30e session (Vilnius, 2006),3. Note avec satisfaction que l'État partie a organisé avec succès l'atelier requis par le Comité à sa 30e session (Vilnius, 2006) pour discuter des recommandations de la mission de suivi de 2006 et qu'il a avancé dans la planification de la gestion des ressources;4. Demande à l'État partie d'achever et de soumettre le plan de gestion du bien au Centre du patrimoine mondial et à l'UICN, ainsi que le rapport annuel de suivi ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern the impact of populations of invasive rabbits and rodents on the values and integrity of the property;3. Takes note, with satisfaction, of the decision taken by the Federal Government of Australia and the Government of Tasmania to jointly fund and implement a comprehensive rabbits and other rodents eradication plan; 4. Requests the State Party to ensure the implementation of the eradication plan as a matter of urgency and to report on the impact of eradication activities on non-target species ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Urges the State Party to ensure that on-going planning of hydroelectrical dams, in particular in the middle reaches of Nu and Lancang Rivers takes into account the need to avoid any direct or indirect impact on the values and integrity of the property, and ensures that all Environmental Impact Assessments relevant to the property should be made public and subject to an open and transparent review, including full public consultation with ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Commends the State Party for the decisive action taken in relation to addressing the threats of illegal logging and road construction, increasing the budget in 2007, and improving the staffing structure of all three component national parks in the property;4.Notes however that the property continues to face severe threats to its outstanding universal values and integrity;5.Urges the State Party to implement as a matter or urgency, the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;2.Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.8 and 30 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions, respectively; 3.Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission in 2008, to the property to assess the state of conservation, in particular progress made in addressing water management and other recommendations made by the 2005 monitoring mission, for examination by the Committee at the 32nd session in 2008;4.Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.12 and 30 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively,3.Regrets that the report submitted by the State Party does not provide all the information requested by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);4.Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the property which require concerted effort and adequate resources to address;5.Commends the State Party on the establishment of the park management ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Requests the State Party to provide information on the outcome of the decision of the Supreme Court of Nepal in relation to the Kongde View Resort as soon as a decision is made, and the steps it plans to take in relation to the resort;4.Urges the State Party to study the impact of any development on the outstanding universal value and integrity of the property; and to carry out consultation with stakeholders on mitigation measures before ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Notes with appreciation the results and recommendations of the National Workshop on the Management of the Tubbataha Reefs and the Greater Sulu Sea; 4.Commends the State Party for the efforts made in expanding the boundary of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park; 5.Requests the State Party to submit a re-nomination of the property as a result of the significant boundary modifications for Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in accordance with Paragraph ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3.Welcomes that the State Party has produced a Management Plan and established a community organisation with the responsibility for the administration and management of the property;4.Notes with concern that the draft World Heritage Protection Bill, to support the protection of the property as well as other potential World Heritage properties, has not yet been passed into legislation, and that additional financial and technical capacity are ...
Sites: East Rennell
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;2.Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.11, adopted as its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3.Commends the State Party for the progress made in adressing the recommendations adopted by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property to enhance its integrity, and in particular the elaboration and adoption in November 2006 of a Management Plan for Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (DPKY-FC) and the development of ecological corridors;4.Notes with concern the proposal to widen Road 304 highway from two lanes to four ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Commends the State Party and Ha Long Bay Management Authority for their continued efforts in addressing key issues in and around the property;4.Notes that the State Party has submitted a request for international assistance from the World Heritage Fund for capacity building of staff of Ha Long Bay Management Authority to strengthen their management capacity;5.Calls upon the international donor community to provide further financial and ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.23, adopted as its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Welcomes the positive activities undertaken by the State Party, in particular, the development of clear boundaries for the proposed Lipari Reserve and closer collaboration between the two relevant regional authorities; 4.Notes with concern that the PUMEX rehabilitation plan for the mining area is likely to threaten the integrity of the property, and that the World Heritage status is not taken into account in this document; 5.Notes ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Notes that the State Party has developed comprehensive monitoring and education programmes for the property and that development of a transboundary biosphere reserve is ongoing; 4.Regrets that the State Party has not provided the specific information on its plans for the development of the gas pipeline as requested by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) and in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes that the State Party has not reported on some of the specific issues raised in the 2004 UNESCO/IUCN mission report, as requested by the Committee at its 29th and 30th sessions; 4.       Welcomes the increase in the number of inspectors working in the property, whilst encouraging the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.21 and 29 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3.Commends the State Party for the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission and urges the authorities to continue to fully implement all recommendations including developing and implementing a long-term monitoring programme;4.Notes that the State Party has submitted, for evaluation by the 32nd session of the Committee in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.8, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3.Commends the State Party for the measures taken to implement the recommendations adopted by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property on the World Heritage List; 4.Notes that a revised Management Plan and new Monitoring Plan will soon be completed and requests the State Party to provide copies of these plans as soon as possible to the World Heritage Centre; 5.Also requests the State Party, to continue improving and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) session, 3.       Welcomes the confirmation by the State Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina that no concession has been granted for the hydro power plants of Buk Bijela and Srbinje; 4.       Notes that progress is being made in the implementation of the recommendations of the joint 2005 UNESCO/IUCN ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.      Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.20, 29 COM 7B.15 and 30 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Notes with concern the slow progress made in implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission as confirmed by the findings of the 2006 mission of the Council of Europe for the renewal of the European ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Welcomes the decision to establish the boundaries of the Central Ecological Zone to coincide with the boundaries of the World Heritage property, as well as the establishment of a clear timeline to convert the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill to a closed water cycle;4.       Urges the State Party to strengthen its efforts on implementing the other recommendations of the 2005 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission, in ...
Sites: Lake Baikal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.15 and 28 COM 14B.16, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Notes that the State Party has submitted new detailed information on the state of conservation of the property; 4. Welcomes the invitation extended by the State Party to a joint UNESCO - IUCN monitoring mission to the property to assess its state of conservation, for consideration by the 32nd session of the Committee in 2008; 5. Decides to postpone the discussion of the state of conservation of the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Regrets the MSC Napoli accident in the English Channel impacting on the World Heritage property of the Dorset and East Devon Coast; 3.       Welcomes the rapid response by the British authorities and the detailed reports and briefings provided to the World Heritage Centre;4.       Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on any further potential impact on the property and on lessons learnt in the implementation of the Risk Preparedness plan;5.       Also requests the State ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3.       Regrets that the State Party did not provide the information on the implementation of the management plan required to assess the state of conservation of the property and as requested by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), in particular on alien fauna and flora, sustainable use of timber, turtle nesting beaches and the reef, extinctions, ex situ conservation and translocation, visitor numbers and how ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes that the serious threats identified in the previous missions have intensified; 4.       Commends the State Party of Ecuador, for the decisive action taken through the Presidential Decree issued on 10 April 2007 declaring the conservation and environmental management of the Galapagos ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.33, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3.       Regrets that plans for hydroelectric dams adjacent to the property's boundaries have not been communicated to the World Heritage Centre, as per Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;  4.       Notes with concern that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property may be at ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Reiterates its previous position that mining and oil/gas exploration and exploitation should not occur within the boundaries of a World Heritage property, endorsed by the International Council on Mining and Metals in its Position Statement on Mining and Protected Areas (2003); 3.       Reminds the State Party that any proposals for significant modifications to the boundaries of the property must be done in ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Commends the State Party for its decision to deny authorization for the operation of a fixed hot-air balloon at the property;4.       Urges the State Party to carry out a joint comprehensive public use planning process, in cooperation with the management authority of Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) to ensure that the property's Outstanding Universal Value and conditions of integrity, particularly in regards to ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Commends the State Party for its decision to deny authorization for the construction of the proposed Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric dam;4.       Urges the State Party to carry out a joint comprehensive public use planning process, in cooperation with the management authority of Iguazú National Park (Argentina) to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and its conditions of integrity, particularly in ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Having noted that the report submitted to the World Heritage Centre is labelled as a draft report, and regretting that the report submitted to the World Heritage Centre was not in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Committee,3.       Commends the State Party for the progress made in some fields such as staffing, the development of economic alternatives and environmental education;4.       Requests the State Party to provide full details on the apparent proposed reduction of the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Requests the State Party to provide an updated map of the property including clear boundaries; 3.       Also requests the State Party to submit a request for a minor boundary modification to reflect the extension of the property, in accordance with Paragraphs 163 and 164 of the Operational Guidelines;4.       Notes with concern reported threats to the conservation and integrity of the property including significant deforestation, agricultural encroachment, and hydrocarbon concessions affecting the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Notes with concern the proposed hotel development that may compromise the superlative natural beauty of the property if not considered in light of the need to preserve the property's Outstanding Universal Value;3.       Welcomes the State Party's request to the World Heritage Centre for guidance in dealing with development pressures, and the proposed development of an Integrated Development Plan;4.       Urges the State Party to provide information on the status of any developments planned in the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with concern the issues raised by NGOs in relation to the impacts of logging adjacent to the World Heritage property and the commencement of the North Weld Road which compromises options for future extensions to the World Heritage property; 4.       Urges the State Party to consider the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.36, 29 COM 7B.31 and 30 COM 7B.33 adopted respectively during its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions, 3.       Regrets that the last report provided by the French State Party did not give information on the progress achieved with regard to transboundary cooperation, or on the preparation and implementation of the management plan for the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add.2,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2007),3. Requests the State Party to submit a single integrated annual report for this mixed site, as of 2007, in one of the working languages of the Convention;4. Takes note of the many advances made by INC and INRENA in implementing the Master Plan, particularly with respect to reforestation, fire control, monitoring of key species, management of the main Inca trail, cadastral surveys, information and communication, rehabilitation of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with satisfaction the success of the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Government and the European Commission in changing the design of the shelters for the churches, making them both smaller and reversible and commends the Ethiopian Government for its ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3        Takes note of the progress achieved in the implementation of the Conservation and Management Plan of Timbuktu-Mali (2006-2010); 4.       Regrets that the State Party has undertaken construction work for the new Ahmed Baba Cultural Centre without having provided new technical documents ...
Sites: Timbuktu
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.42 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Thanks the State Party for its report submitted in February 2007, particularly on the progress made in the creation of a cabinet for the restoration and conservation of the property, the rehabilitation of the San Sebastian Fortress, the development of the UNESCO-AfDB Programme, and the finalization of the conservation ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Notes with concern the potential impact of the proposed European Commission-funded port development project on the state of conservation of the property and requests the World Heritage Centre to contact once again the European Commission at Commissioners level on this issue; 3.       Calls on the State Party to provide details of the proposed Malindi Stone Town Port development project and its rationale, and ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Congratulates the State Party for the production of a Management Plan which has involved stakeholders and the local community and addresses well the challenges and issues that need to be met as formulated in ten objectives;4.       Considers that there is a need to prioritise these objectives to reflect the key activities already identified by the Committee: buffer zone extension (including preliminary surveys), ...
Sites: Lamu Old Town
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.38, adopted during its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Noting that the request for international assistance for the preparation of a management plan submitted by the State Party has been approved in November 2006, 4.       Expresses its concern that little progress has been made to set out how the recommendations of the 2006 World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party to improve the state of conservation and accessibility to the property ;4.       Encourages the States Parties of Senegal and Qatar to finalise the proposed coastal rehabilitation project for the Island of Gorée, and requests the World Heritage Centre to provide technical support to the two parties ;5.       Notes with concern the installation of small ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes that the State Party has made substantial efforts in complying effectively with all its requests, particularly in producing a comprehensive and integrated management plan, and  encourages it to initiate without further delay activities leading to its implementation;4.       Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2009, a detailed progress report taking into account the proposals of the 2004 mission, ...
Sites: Robben Island
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Takes note of the positive measures undertaken and the actions carried out by the State Party to improve the protection of the property, notably with regard to institutional, legal and management issues ;4.       Commends the State Party for the improvement in the protection of the property through the measures undertaken. 5.       Requests the State Party to harmonize the Management Plan of the property with the ...
Sites: Tipasa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add.2,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Takes note of the State Party's efforts to put in place a Master Plan to enhance the life of residents and the experience of tourists within the Luxor region.4. Regrets that the State Party did not take into account the previous recommendations of the Committee to carry out studies and impact assessments in Gurnah and those of the 2006 mission regarding notably the design of the Karnak plaza;5. Encourages the State Party to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.42 and 30 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Takes note of the continuous efforts of the State Party to improve conservation of the property in the recent years; 4.       Urges the State Party to implement the main recommendations of the 2002 Symposium report, subsequently ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.41 and 30 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Notes the communication of the State Party regarding the progress report and the suspension of the works of the planned shelter pending consultation with the World Heritage Centre;4.       Requests the State Party to give urgent consideration to the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of November 2006 and accelerate their ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,2.       Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has prepared an Action Plan for the conservation of the property; 3.       Encourages the State Party to implement the Action Plan provided that:a)      Any ring road around the property must respect the integrity of the property;b)      Infrastructure works are planned and implemented under high quality archaeological supervision;c)      The legal framework for the protection of the property is improved and detailed;d)      The use of traditional ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3.       Notes the information provided by the State Party on the actions undertaken for the implementation of the first phase of the Permanent safeguarding plan; 4.       Urges the State Party, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Decision 29 COM 7B.44, to pursue the measures for the rehabilitation of the Kasbah of Algiers; 5.       Requests the State Party to transmit to the World Heritage Centre a topographic or cadastral  ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Notes with satisfaction the progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of a series of important measures aiming at conserving and protecting the property;4.       Invites the State Party, as mentioned in Decision 30 COM 7B.49, to submit, before 1 February 2008, a proposal for a modification of the boundaries of the inscribed property according to the procedures indicated in Paragraphs 163 to 165 of ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.50 and 29 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3.       Notes the State Party's intention to begin the preparation of a management plan for the town of Memphis;4.       Urges the State Party to establish a similar management plan for the entire property and to transmit it to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS as soon as it is completed;5.       Reiterates its previous decisions requesting the abandon of the road ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.52, adopted by its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Deplores the loss of human life and degradation caused by the summer conflict of 2006, while expressing its relief for the absence of damage to the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List;4.       Takes note of the fact that due to this conflict, and to the priorities, both humanitarian and rehabilitation, the State Party was unable to concentrate its efforts on the requests expressed by the Committee in its ...
Sites: Tyre
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Expresses its satisfaction that the State Party has made considerable headway in the implementation of a number of requests made by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4.       Requests the State Party to take action relating to the recommendations made by the Joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of January 2007 relating to:a)      Rapidly completing, adopting and implementing the Management ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.54, adopted during its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Notes with satisfaction that Master Plans have now be approved for all four cities and that the State Party is committed to raise an agreed amount of funds for the next five years to support rehabilitation and restoration works in the property;4.       Regrets that no progress has been made in putting in place legal protection; 5.       Urges the State Party to establish appropriate local management ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.       Notes with satisfaction the continuing commitment of the State Party to the implementation of the decisions of the Committee;4.       Also notes that progress has been made in completing the Management Plan, and that this is likely to be adopted in the near future;5.       Expresses its concern that, although progress has been made in establishing consultative committees, a satisfactory overall resourced management ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling  Decisions 29 COM 7B.100 and 30 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 29th session (Durban,2005) and 30th sessions (Vilnius, 2006) respectively,3.       Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has taken into account the recommendations of the Committee in order to maintain the visual integrity of the property, notably by modifying the development project on the periphery of the property;4.       Urges the State Party, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Decision 30 COM 7B.55, to prepare a management ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31 COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.46 and 30 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions, 3.       Notes the efforts of the State Party in undertaking rehabilitation works and reminds the State Party that international standards of conservation and restoration should be applied;4.       Regrets that no progress has yet been achieved with respect to the previous decisions and recommendations of the Committee on the finalization of the Management Plan, taking into account ...
Sites: Bahla Fort
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 8B.37, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes that the State Party has drafted new protection laws for the property;4.       Requests the State Party to provide further details as to when these laws will become effective;5.       Congratulates the State Party on the development of a relevant short-term Management and Action Plan for the property, as a preliminary to a medium term Management Plan, and on putting in place an inter-disciplinary Management ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Notes with concern the uncontrolled tourism and other development projects being carried out at the property, which might have a negative impact on its heritage values;3.       Requests the State Party to review the current comprehensive Management Plan of the property by: a)      Preparing a proposal for the boundaries of the core and buffer zones of the areas of Baisha and Shuhe, and submit it to the Committee for its examination according to paragraphs 163-165 of the Operational Guidelines;  ...
The World Heritage Committee,1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,2.       Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for organizing a Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on the Conservation and Management of Sangiran World Heritage property; 3.       Noting however with concern the potential risks associated to the lack of a functioning site management authority as well as of appropriate land-use regulations, combined with on-going development projects within the property, which might have a negative impact on its heritage values,4.       Requests the State Party to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the steps taken by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to implement the recommendations of the Committee related to the reduction of the height of the Jahan Nama Commercial Complex tower; 4.       Requests the authorities of Iran to continue with the planned modifications ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.64 and 30 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning the modalities for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed Yamato-Kita express highway and the traffic management plan under development;4. Also takes note, with satisfaction, that the route selected for the proposed express highway runs outside the core and along the periphery of the buffer ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Notes the considerable efforts made by the Heritage House in the exercise of its functions and calls for a better definition of the Heritage House's mandate and the strengthening of local capacities and involvement. 4.       Recommends to the State Party the creation of a buffer zone, to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with satisfaction the State Party’s production of a draft Management Plan for Samarkand which aims to address the concept of the overall development of the city and considers not only the main architectural and archeological monuments, but also historical residential areas and traffic and tourism ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.  Notes the progress made by the State Party in relation to the removal of illegal housing and the preparation of inventories of significant cultural heritage elements in the Hué area, and requests it to continue efforts to relocate people to safer areas; 4.  Requests the State Party to give urgent consideration to the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of October 2006 and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Notes the positive steps taken by the State Party to remove the telephone transmission tower to a location not visible from the site, and to increase security at the property through provision of additional guards and site attendants; 4.       Encourages the State Party to carry out the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Notes the efforts made by the State Party in improving the state of conservation of the property, particularly on the progress made in extending the boundaries of the property’s buffer zones and the conservation activities for Potala Palace, Johkang Temple and Norbulingka; 4.       Requests the State Party to continue the revision of the Urban Development Plan and the elaboration of conservation plans for the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 30th session (Vinius, 2006), 3.       Notes the State Party’s great efforts towards the restoration and enhancement of the World Heritage properties in Beijing, as well as for the organization of a Regional Symposium on Concepts and Practices of Conservation and Restoration of Historical Buildings in East Asia; 4.       ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005); 3.       Notes the efforts of the State Party on its action in setting up the site-management authority proposed at its 29th session (Durban, 2005); 4.      Taking note of the initiative taken by the State Party to finalize the draft Management Plan by December ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Endorses the State Party’s Decision to develop two separate management plans, one for the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, and another one for Fatehpur Sikri; 4.       Notes the progress that has been made by the State Party in the development of an integrated management plan for the Taj ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with satisfaction the substantial progress made by the State Party in strengthening management of the Hampi World Heritage property and in co-ordinating its innovative Integrated Management Plan with the Master Plan being developed for the property; 4.       Requests the State Party ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B; 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 3.       Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has adopted the site management plan and the “Heritage led perspective development plan for Bodhgaya, Vision 2005-2031" and its continuing efforts to develop management mechanisms which fully and effectively integrate all stakeholders in protecting the Outstanding ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.60, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with satisfaction the efforts made by the State Party towards the rehabilitation of the property, in co-operation with UNESCO and other international partners, following the earthquake of May 2006; 4.       Recommends to the State Party to continue these efforts, in close co-ordination ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the State Party’s strong commitment to the conservation of the property of Borobudur, particularly for its actions in preventing the adverse impact of development projects; improving interpretation and presentation of the site and developing strengthened conservation policies for the stone of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Requests the State Party to submit a report which takes into account the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission, as well as on the progress made in the implementation of these recommendations to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 for examination by the Committee at its 33rd session in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with concern the significance of conservation and rehabilitation works still to be carried out at Moenjodaro and identified by the joint WHC/ICOMOS mission (December 2006), in particular the lack of clearly defined core and buffer zones of the property; 4.       Requests the State ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the steps taken by the State Party to prepare a framework for the “Management Plan for the Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Historical Centre of Shakhrisyabz”; 4.       Requests the State Party to regularly report to the World Heritage Centre on the development and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the two reports submitted by the State Party responding well to many of the requests made by the Committee over the last several years, as well as the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission to the Kizhi Pogost from 8 to 17 April 2007; 4.       Notes the ...
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Commends the efforts, progress and commitments made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures to reduce threats to the site and improve management and conservation practices and for the preparation of the World Heritage Management Plan; 4. Welcomes the appointment of a Site Manager and Steering Committee for the property as a first step, and the establishment of a "UNESCO World Heritage Coordination ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Commends the efforts, progress and commitments made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures to reduce threats to the site and improve management and conservation practices and for the preparation of the World Heritage Management Plan; 4.       Welcomes the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.        Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,  2.        Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),  3.        Expresses its appreciation for the actions taken by the State Party in response to the Committee’s earlier requests; and takes note that a London View Management Framework will come into effect on 13 July 2007, while recognizing that the visual impact study requested by the Committee ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.        Having examined  Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.        Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.        Expresses its appreciation for the actions taken by the State Party in response to the Committee’s earlier requests, and takes note that a London View Management Framework will come into effect on 13 July 2007, while recognizing that the visual impact study requested by the Committee has not ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7A.27 and 30 COM 7B.75, adopted respectively at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions, 3.       Notes the up-dated report and the document “Management Plan 2007-2012” provided by the State Party and  the results of the joint UNESCO-World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission of April 2007 and requests the Management Plan ...
Sites: Butrint
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Acknowledges that the works for the construction of the hotel were suspended immediately upon receipt of Decision 30 COM 7B.82; 4.       Encourages the State Party to continue the efforts towards identifying appropriate solutions to protect the Outstanding Universal Value and the integrity of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2. Expresses its serious concern about the proposed high-rise building projects within the buffer zone which potentially could impact on the visual integrity of the Historic Centre of Prague; 3. Requests the State Party to reconsider current building projects as to their impacts on the World Heritage property’s Outstanding Universal Value, and also requests that any new construction projects respect the Outstanding Universal Value and important views to and from the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), Commends the State Party on its efforts to provide a comprehensive overview of all issues raised by the Committee during its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); Strongly encourages the State Party to prepare the comprehensive management plan for the property and its buffer zone requested by Decision 30 COM 7B.84; Urgently requests the State Party to challenge the State Court’s decision to permit construction of new buildings on the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Regrets the late submission of the state of conservation report by the State Party but notes substantive efforts in defining and establishing clear zones of protection; 4.       Encourages the State Party to continue implementation of the integrated multi-stakeholder approach to the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Regrets the late submission of the state of conservation report but notes the efforts of the State Party in reviewing the values, integrity and authenticity of the property; 4. Expresses serious concern about the continuing urgency of the problems described by the State Party report, and its inability to respond to these issues with appropriate managerial, institutional and financial measures; 5. Encourages the State Party ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 8B.45, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), and that the property was inscribed in 2006 for its outstanding universal value as a trading, institutional and religious historic centre of the Holy Roman Empire, 3.       Noting the Mayor of Regensburg’s formal statement of July 2006 to ensure that the values of the property will be ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling its Decisions 28 COM 15B.74 and 29 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3.       Acknowledges the information provided by the Latvian authorities on the adoption of the Preservation and Development Plan and the Building Regulations for the Historic Centre of Riga and its buffer zone, as well as on progress made in the “Conception ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Noting with appreciation the results of the January 2006 workshop to assist in the management planning process and the collaboration between the State Party, ICOMOS, ICCROM, the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Venice Office; 4.       Acknowledging the finalization of the site ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the progress made in the preparation of the Management Plan for the World Heritage property and in particular the international consultations undertaken in November and December 2006; 4.       Commends the State Party for the high level of historic documentation of the site and its ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the results of the International Conference on the “Application of Scientific and Technological Achievements in Management and Preservation of Historic Cities Inscribed on the World Heritage List”, St Petersburg, 28 January – 3 February 2007; 4.       Regrets that the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 18 COM IX.20, adopted at its 18th session (Phuket, 1994), and in particular “to be kept informed on any development in this World Heritage site”; 3.       Urges the State Party to halt all demolition works within the boundary of the World Heritage property of the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow or its buffer zone until a detailed assessment of any threats to the outstanding ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Commends the national authorities for having improved the protection of archaeological sites by reversion of arable to grassland; 4.       Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with the approved project for the visitor centre, and encourages the State Party to advance ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Noting the progress made in the preparation of the management plan for the property, 4.       Recalls the need to enforce specific policies aimed at protecting the historic urban fabric and structure at the national level; 5.       Encourages further consultation ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has submitted a management plan and a master plan for the World Heritage property; 4.       Encourages the State Party to continue the implementation of the mission’s recommendations, in accordance with the Vienna Memorandum “World ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2. Notes the results of the Feburary 2007 mission to the World Heritage property, and in particular the positive outcome with a compromise to lower the height of the proposed hotel project near Parndorf from 73m to 47.2m; 3. Also notes that even at this lower height the hotel should not set a precedent for future development; 4. Welcomes the proposed introduction of new zoning regulations to protect the setting of the World Heritage property from adverse development and further notes that such regulations will ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling the provisions set out in paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, as well as those of the Vienna Memorandum on « World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture – Management of the Historic Urban Landscape » (2005), 3.       Expresses its concern with regard to the construction project for a covered market at the foot of the World Heritage property of the Béthune Belfry (France) ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the State Party’s commitment of 24 January 2007 to move the theatre from the garden of the summerhouse, as well as to revise the timetable for this transfer; 4.       Notes with serious concern that the work of dismantling the revolving stage is scheduled to end only in 2016, and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the State Party’s commitment of 24 January 2007 to move the theatre from the garden of the summerhouse, as well as to revise the timetable for this transfer; 4.       Notes with serious concern that the work of dismantling the revolving stage is scheduled to end only in 2016, and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7A.29 and 30 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Notes with satisfaction the urban planning consultation process undertaken for the development of the Deutz area and recalls the need to take into account the recommendations of the Vienna Memorandum on World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Notes with appreciation the considerable effort made by the German Authoritites  to restore the Duchess Anna Amalia Library; 4.       Encourages the State Party to define an appropriate risk prevention strategy for the property, and requests that it keep the World Heritage Centre informed ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Welcomes the finalisation of the management plan for the World Heritage property; 4.       Regrets that the State Party did not provide the requested progress report; 5.       Urges the State Party clearly to define the core and buffer zones of the property and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.66 and 30 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Acknowledges the efforts made by the authorities to establish specific protection measures and in preparing the management plan; 4.       Welcomes the progress made in addressing concerns raised by the 2005 mission with a series of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.67 and 30 COM 7B.87 adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th(Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Notes with appreciation the report submitted by the Lithuanian State Party on the general state of conservation of the property, including information on the Lithuanian and Russian cooperation with regard to the implementation of the joint post-project Environmental ...
Sites: Curonian Spit
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Commends the State Party for the continuing efforts to improve the state of conservation of the Megalithic Temples, and in particular in enhancing monitoring activities, conservation actions at the sites, and advances made for adequate visitor facilities, and asks that actions to address illegal construction be continued ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Welcomes the State Party’s decision to clearly designate a management entity (Parques de Sintra-Monte da Lua - PSML) that is supported both politically and financially by all public territorial institutions concerned; 4.       Commends the State Party for having provided a concise ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.82, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Takes note of the information from the State Party concerning the restoration and rehabilitation works accomplished, as well as the current projects and studies; 4.       Regrets the very late submission of the report and that the State Party has not provided detailed information on the state ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Acknowledges the progress made to improve the level of legal protection for World Heritage properties in Castilla y Leon so as to ensure that the values and integrity be better conserved and repetition of similar threats to the integrity and authenticity of the World Heritage property be avoided in the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.86 and 30 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Regrets that the State Party’s report on the state of conservation of the property was not submitted in time in one of the working languages; 4.       Notes that efforts are being made to ensure better coordination and control ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Notes the State Party’s efforts in improving the management structure and planning process; 4.       Urges the State Party to complete the revision of the Master Plan for the World Heritage property; 5.       Also notes the State Party’s proposal to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes the conclusions of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission to the property of October 2006 and in particular that the outstanding universal value of the site is not threatened although a number of visual integrity as well as management issues have been raised, including the:a) Overall management of new developments;b) Lack of analysis and description of the townscape characteristics relevant to theOutstanding Universal ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.118 and 29 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3.       Urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Committee a comprehensive progress report of the state of advancement of the interventions implemented, and foreseen, in the framework of the World Monuments Fund project by 1 February ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Regrets that the State of Conservation report was not submitted in one of the working languages of the World Heritage Convention; 4.       Urges the State Party to finalise and fully implement the Disaster Preparedness Plan; 5.       Invites the State Party to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Endorses the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of November 2006; 3.      Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the reactive monitoring mission and particularly to: a)      Develop an effective management plan within the framework of a participatory, value-driven approach b)      ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the progress in the development of a fully integrated approach to risk management; 4.       Requests the State Party to formally submit any proposed modifications to the buffer zone for approval by the World Heritage Committee. Such submission should include appropriate cartography as ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.90 and 30 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Also recalling the recommendations of the previous monitoring missions of 1999, 2003 and 2005, 4.       Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has decided not to proceed with the construction of the planned airport at Rio Amarillo ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3.       Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Committee a detailed progress report of the state of progress of the participation process within the framework of the development of the Management Plan by 30 October 2007, with pertinent information on the institutions and agents involved, as well as the methodology ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.       Notes the impressive efforts the State Party has made for the completion of the Management Plan for the property, which helps to address key issues for its conservation and management, through a participatory process; 4.       Also notes with satisfaction the role played by the UNESCO Office ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Regrets that the State of Conservation report was not submitted in one of the working languages of the World Heritage Convention; 3.       Notes that in light of Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, no detail has been submitted for the construction of the Chavín National Museum project, in order that the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS might evaluate its potential impact on the property and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.98 and 30 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively, 3.       Encourages the State Party to implement the new Integrated Plan, and in particular, the Management Plan for completion by 2008, within the framework of the National Programme for the Recuperation of Historic and Archaeological Monuments with a view to ensuring the ...
The World Heritage Centre, 1.       Having examined Documents WHC-07/31.COM/7A, WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add, WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC-07/31.COM/7B, WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add, WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add.2, 2.       Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.106 and 29 COM 7C, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3.       Invites the States Parties to use the following format for the submission to the World Heritage Centre of their report(s) on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties:     Format for preparing a State Party’s Report for World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8A,Recalling Decision 30 COM 9, paragraph 9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),Decides to approve the amended format and the new procedure for Tentative Lists as presented in Annex 1 and in paragraph I.6 of this document.
  The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8A,Takes note of the Tentative Lists as amended in Annexes 3 and 4 of this document,Recognizing the importance of Comparative Analysis and Transnational Serial nominations, requests the Advisory Bodies to continue to develop thematic studies to guide the States Parties in their tentative listing and nominations. The pro-active ICOMOS Report on Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Islands is a model for this assistance.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31COM/8A,Reaffirming that Tentative Lists are instrumental for planning purposes and for comparative analysis of properties to be nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List, Stressing the importance of assistance by the World Heritage Centre, at countries' request, in the development of Tentative Lists, Requests the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, to propose a revision of Part II. C ("Tentative Lists") of the Operational Guidelines, in order to clarify the procedures of ...
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B,Approves the proposed name change to the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) as proposed by the Australian authorities. The name of the property becomes Gondwana Rainforests of Australia in English and Les forêts humides Gondwana de l'Australie in French.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B,Approves the proposed name change to Islamic Cairo as proposed by the Egyptian authorities. The name of the property becomes Historic Cairo in English and Le Caire historique in French.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B,Approves the proposed name change to the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus as proposed by the Greek authorities. The name of the property becomes Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus in English and Sanctuaire de Asklepios en Epidaure in French.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B,Approves the proposed name change to Archaeological Site of Vergina as proposed by the Greek authorities. The name of the property becomes Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina) in English and Site archéologique de Aigai (nom moderne Vergina) in French.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B,Approves the proposed name change to Mystras as proposed by the Greek authorities. The name of the property becomes Archaeological Site of Mystras in English and Site archéologique de Mystras in French.
The World Heritage Committee,Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B,Approves the proposed name change to Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Luckas and Nea Moni of Chios as proposed by the Greek authorities. The name of the property becomes Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios in English and Monastères de Daphni, de Hosios Loukas et Nea Moni de Chios in French
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