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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/15EXT.COM/2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document, and decides to add an item 4 concerning the dates and place of its 45th session.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/15.EXT.COM/3, Recalling the extreme exceptional circumstances that prevailed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and that still prevail in 2021, Also recalling Decision 14 EXT.COM 4 by which it decided to hold an extended 44th session in June/July 2021 in Fuzhou (China), Decides that the extended 44th session will be held from 16 to 31 July 2021[1]; Also decides that the extended 44th session will be held according to Format B, as described in Document WHC/21/15.EXT.COM/3, section III.B (“online session”), and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to suspend Rule 4.1 of its Rules of Procedure; Also decides that its 45th session will take place in Kazan, Russian Federation, in June/July 2022; Underlines that the decision of the place for the 45th session is made during the 15th extraordinary session of the Committee due to the exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and should not create a precedent to Rule 4.1 of the Rules of the Procedure.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/16EXT.COM/2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling Decision 44 COM 16, adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/Online, 2021), Elects Italy as Vice-Chairperson of the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 16th extraordinary session of the Committee (UNESCO, 2021) and will continue until the end of the 45th session of the Committee (Kazan, 2022); Elects Argentina as Vice-Chairperson of the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 16th extraordinary session of the Committee (UNESCO, 2021) and ...
The General Assembly, Elects E. Mr Tebogo Seokolo (South Africa) as Chairperson of the 23rd session of the General Assembly; Elects Mr Gytis Marcinkevičius (Lithuania) as Rapporteur of the 23rd session of the General Assembly; Elects Germany, Honduras, Islamic Republic of Iran and Syrian Arab Republic as Vice-Chairpersons of the 23rd session of the General Assembly.
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC/21/23.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda of the 23rd session as amended.
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC/21/23.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of the 23rd session, included in the above-mentioned Document.
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 22nd session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2019).
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee.
The General Assembly, Elects the following 12 States Parties: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Zambia as members of the World Heritage Committee.
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/21/23.GA/6 and WHC/21/23.GA/INF.6, Having also examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31December 2019, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2019; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1January 2020 to 30 June 2021.
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/21/23.GA/7, WHC/21/23.GA/7.Corr and WHC/21/23.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2022-2023 at 1% of their contributions to the regular budget of UNESCO; Emphasizing the urgency of securing adequate financial resources to achieve the objectives of the World Heritage Convention to identify and conserve the world’s cultural and natural ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC/21/23.GA/8, Recalling Resolutions 20 GA 8 and 22 GA 7 adopted at its 20th (UNESCO, 2015) and 22nd (UNESCO, 2019) sessions respectively, Noting with concern the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing, Recalls that the payment of annual contributions to the World Heritage Fund is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, and strongly urges all States Parties, which have not yet paid the totality of their assessed ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC/21/23.GA/9, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9, 18 GA 11, 19 GA 10, 20 GA 12, 21 GA 9 and 22 GA 9 adopted during the 17th (UNESCO, 2009), 18th (UNESCO, 2011),19th (UNESCO, 2013), 20th (UNESCO, 2015), 21st (UNESCO, 2017) and 22nd (UNESCO, 2019) sessions of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, concerning the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision and the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan, Recalling Decision 44 COM 14 adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its extended 44th session ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC/21/23.GA/10 and WHC/21/23.GA/INF.10, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 12A and 43 COM 12 adopted respectively at the 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, as well as Resolution 22 GA 10 adopted by the General Assembly at its 22nd session (UNESCO, 2019), Also recalling that the “Declaration of principles to promote international solidarity and cooperation to preserve World Heritage” is not legally binding, but that stakeholders are called upon to honour its contents, Thanks the States Parties of ...
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/21/23.GA/11 and WHC/21/23.GA/INF.11, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, 42 COM 7, 43 COM 7.2 and 44 COM 7C, adopted respectively at the 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018), 43rd (Baku, 2019) and extended 44th (Fuzhou/online, 2021) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Thanking the State Party of the Netherlands for having funded the project to update the 2007 Policy Document on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties, and expressing its gratitude to all stakeholders of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the extended 44th session, as observers, of the representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non- governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non-profit-making institutions in the fields covered by the Convention, listed in Part I of the present document.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/3B, Recalling Decision 15 EXT.COM 3, adopted at its 15th extraordinary session (online, 2021), Adopts the timetable contained in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, 2019).
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5A, WHC/21/44.COM/INF.5A.1 and WHC/21/44.COM/INF.5A.2, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 5A and 43 COM 5A adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives set by the World Heritage Committee and of the Expected Result 1 of Major Programme IV to ensure that “Tangible heritage [is] identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5B, Mindful of the efforts undertaken by the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) to respond to the exceptional situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies on their activities; Also takes note of the progress made as well as of the challenges and gaps identified by the Advisory Bodies in the framework of the implementation of the Convention.
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5C, Recalling Decision 43 COM 5D adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019) and Resolution 20 GA 13 adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Notes with appreciation the continued efforts of the African States Parties, with the support of partners under UNESCO’s Global Priority Africa, for the conservation and management of the unique biodiversity and rich cultural heritage of Africa that must be transmitted to future generations, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/5D, Recalling Decision 43 COM 5C adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), as well as Resolution 20 GA 13 adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), Welcomes the follow-up activities and the progress made so far in mainstreaming the “Policy Document for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention” (WH-SDP) into the activities of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies and into the texts and processes of the ...
Decision: 44 COM 6 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/6, Recalling Decision 43 COM 6, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Also recalling that capacity-building is one of the Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Convention and is at the core of the sustainable implementation of the Convention and therefore is a priority for the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention for all stakeholders; Expresses its concern over the challenges faced by the States Parties in the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, 42 COM 7 and 43 COM 7.1, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Evaluation of the Reactive Monitoring process Taking note with appreciation of the recommendations of the evaluation of the Reactive Monitoring process, as prioritized in line with Decision 43 COM 7.1, requests all stakeholders of the Convention to implement them at their level as soon as possible; Welcomes the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7, 41 COM 7, 42 COM 7, 43 COM 7.2 and 43 COM 7.3, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Emergency situations resulting from conflicts Deplores the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions resulting from the prevailing conflict situations in several countries, and continues to express its utmost concern at the devastating damage sustained and the continuing threats ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.53, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Expresses its satisfaction with regard to the important measures undertaken by the State Party to raise awareness in the local community, and more particularly the owners of the houses, on the conservation and management aspects of the site, notably the role of the different actors, including UNESCO, and requests the State Party to: Pursue this awareness-raising work, notably to strengthen and promote maintenance of the banco houses ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.54, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku,2019), Expresses its appreciation for the efforts deployed in the conservation of the property, notably by reinforcing the mobilisation of the municipal and regional authorities, and the local community through the Management Committees of the mosques and the masons’ corporation; Thanks the State Party for its intervention through the Management Committee for the Djingareyber mosque to halt the construction work for a building in the courtyard ...
Sites: Timbuktu
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.55, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Expresses its satisfaction with the important actions undertaken by the State Party for the rep/air of the roof of the men’s prayer room, the decrease in water erosion, and the plantation of hasu trees, particularly congratulates the Cultural Mission and the local stakeholders concerned for having decided to renounce replacing the hasu plantation with eucalyptus plants following a fruitful communication between the parties; Also ...
Sites: Tomb of Askia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.56, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledges the State Party’s continued engagement of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in developing instruments and approaches to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Thanks the Governments of the Norway and Japan for their financial support to the property; Welcomes the continued progress that the State Party has made in responding to previous Committee decisions, in the reconstruction ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party to improve the conservation conditions of the property, in particular through the Groundwater Level Reduction Project and the new Sustainable Development Plan, and requests the State Party to submit the Restoration and Conservation Plan to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies; Expresses concern that the State Party has not reported on recent conditions of the ...
Sites: Abu Mena
Decision: 44 COM 7A.6 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.18 and 43 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.9, on the World Heritage properties of Iraq, Notes the State Party’s efforts to address risks at the property and to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation at the property, but expresses again its concern about its condition and the lack of comprehensive information on its state of conservation; Acknowledges the information provided ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.7 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.19 and 43 COM 7A.21 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.9, on the World Heritage properties of Iraq, Notes the State Party’s efforts to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground, welcomes the submitted ‘Damage Assessment Report Status Study’, takes note of the documentation carried out, and urges the State Party to compile comprehensive information on the state of conservation of ...
Sites: Hatra
Decision: 44 COM 7A.8 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.20 and 44 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.9, on the World Heritage properties of Iraq, Expresses again its concern about the condition of the property and the lack comprehensive information on its state of conservation, and reiterates its request to the State Party to submit documentation of the damage done to the property as a whole and its affected monuments, for review by the World Heritage ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.9 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note of the reports provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger, and continues to express its concern about the lack of comprehensive and detailed assessment of the properties affected by the conflict and about the limited resources available for the safeguarding of affected cultural heritage; Expresses its appreciation to the ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.10 The World Heritage Committee, Having considered document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add.2 and the Annex attached to this decision, Recalling its previous decisions concerning the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, Decides that the status of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls relating to the World Heritage List remains unchanged as reflected in Decisions 43 COM 7A.22 and 43 COM 8C.2 of its last session. ANNEX   The World Heritage Committee 44th session of the Committee (44 COM)   Item 10:     Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (site proposed by ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.11 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Notes with appreciation the efforts undertaken by the State Party to address conservation threats at the property and in fundraising activities that have led to projects aimed at the preservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; and requests it to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible; Also requests the State Party to provide further detailed information and ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.12 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the important efforts made by the State Party to raise funds and undertake activities for the conservation of the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), despite the difficult situation and working conditions on the ground, due to the effects of the conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible; Requests the State Party to keep ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.13 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Notes with appreciation the efforts undertaken by the State Party to address conservation threats at the property and in fundraising activities that have led to projects aimed at the preservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Requests the State Party to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible and to discuss with ICOMOS the restoration techniques and materials ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.14 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the important efforts made by the State Party to raise funds and undertake activities for the conservation of the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), despite the difficult situation and working conditions on the ground, and urgesit to continue its efforts in this regard to the extent possible; Also commends the State Party for the submission of the Retrospective Statement of OUV for the ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.15 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made for the conservation of the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), in close coordination with local communities and civil society, despite the difficult situation and difficult working conditions on the ground, and urges it to continue its efforts in this regard, if possible; Welcomes the efforts made for the development of a Management Plan for ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.16 The World Heritage Committee, Having considered Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add.2 and the annex attached to this decision, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.28, and 43 COM 7A 29, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Decides that the status of Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town relating to the World Heritage List remains unchanged as reflected in Decision 41 COM 8B.1 of the World Heritage Committee.   ---   ANNEX   The World Heritage Committee44th session of the Committee (44 COM) Having considered Document ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.17 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.30 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the State Party for its efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property and to implement the corrective measures to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), and in particular concerning the restoration of the irrigation system; Requests the State Party to allocate the necessary resources to ensure the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.31 and 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.24, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Notes the efforts mobilized by the State Party for the recovery of the Ancient City of Aleppo since December 2016, commending the commitment of the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM), its partners and the local community, encourages DGAM to continue its efforts in implementing actions outlined ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.32 and 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.24, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Welcomes the high quality works undertaken by the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in the framework of the Emergency International Assistance request approved in December 2018, Expresses is concern that extensive illegal excavations were carried out at the site and calls upon the international ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.33 and 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.24 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the collapse of a portion of the outer ancient city wall of the Ancient City of Damascus, in the area between Bab al-Salam and Bab Touma, and takes note of the documentation and emergency work undertaken in the framework of the Emergency Assistance approved in October 2020, to identify and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.34 and 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.24, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern about the situation at the property, in particular the presence of armed groups, illegal excavation and looting activities in and around the property, and the lack of detailed information on damage incurred; Calls again on all parties involved in the conflict to refrain from any action ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.35 and 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.24 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Welcomes the cancellation of the Cable Car project at Qal’at Salah El-Din by the State Party, and notes the intention to create tourism trails around the site; Also welcomes the works carried out by the State Party, through its Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria (DGAM), in the framework of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7A.36 and 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Taking into account Decision 44 COM 7A.24, on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern that extensive illegal excavation took place at the site and calls upon the international community to collaborate for the sharing of inventories and documentation that could facilitate the return of looted objects; Also expresses its concern that monuments at the property remain at serious ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Deplores the continued conflict situation prevailing in some parts of the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Taking note of the reports provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and the sites included on the national Tentative List, commends the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) and all heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.38, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Expresses its continuing concern that the Historic Town of Zabid has incurred irreversible destruction and continues to be vulnerable, owing to the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing limited support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the efforts of the local actors, as well as international agencies, on initiatives undertaken to protect the attributes which ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the efforts of local actors and other parties in the initiatives undertaken in capacity building, awareness raising, damage assessment, documentation and emergency interventions at the property, and requests that they continue in consultation with UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies, to prioritise urgent stabilization actions, and to restore damaged buildings, based on surveys and documentation, using traditional construction ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.40 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the efforts of the local actors and community to protect and conserve the property, despite the very difficult conditions; Expresses its continuing concern about the damage caused to the property as a result of natural elements and the ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be vulnerable, owing to the residual impact of previous flooding as well as the current security situation, ongoing social change ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.28 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.1 and 43 COM 7A.41 adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and the 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Welcomes the steps taken by the State Party to ensure due consultations with relevant stakeholders, including local communities, and strongly encourages it to continue such outreach activities and inscribe consultation mechanisms as a permanent component of the management system; Acknowledges the submission of the Strategic Master Plan (SMP) for Bamiyan, ...
Decision: 44 COM 7A.29 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.42 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to address the critical situation caused by the floods of May 2019, the deployment of security forces and the planning of future actions; Notes with serious concern however the continued lack of sustainable financial resources and the alarming security situation, which, combined with natural disasters, brought another layer of difficulties in implementing conservation ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.43 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the updated information provided by the State Party concerning the efforts to establish an effective management and protection system for the property, and to address the urgent pressures and threats affecting its state of conservation; Notes with satisfaction that funds for a two-year implementation programme are being sought from the US Department of State through its “Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.48, 41 COM 7A.57, and 42 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, and Decision 43 COM 7A.44 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), in which the Committee decided “to allow the State Party two years to explore possible options for a significant boundary modification or a new nomination, and at the end of this period, to consider once again whether the property should be retained on the World ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the significant progress made by the State Party in implementing previous Committee decisions and progressing towards the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and, in particular: The programme for protection of World Heritage announced by the Austrian Government in January 2020, including anchoring of World Heritage properties in the Austrian legal system, sustainable protection and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Decision: 44 COM 7A.34 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.93, 37 COM 7A.35, 38 COM 7A.19, 39 COM 7A.43, 40 COM 7A.31, 41 COM 7A.22, 42 COM 7A.7 and 43 COM 7A.47, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, and in particular its repeated serious concerns over the impact of the proposed ‘Liverpool Waters’ development in the form ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.48, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note with appreciation of the efforts made by the State Party to implement the previous Committee decisions and the set of corrective measures for achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), and encourages the State Party to provide further documentation in annex that informs of the progress underway in greater detail; Takes note of the information ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledging the important contribution of the project funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the conservation and management of the property, takes note of the commitment by the State Party to implement the corrective measures within the established 2019-2023 timeframe; Welcomes the approval of the General Law on Culture, and the elaboration of the roadmap for the conservation projects foreseen in the IDB project for ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.51, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the research and monitoring activities of the Pan-American Conservation Centre for Earthen Heritage Sites (PCCEHS), and the implementation of a number of important conservation projects, public awareness and outreach activities with educational institutions and communities in the vicinity of the property; Also welcomes the adoption of the updated Master Plan for the Conservation and Management of the Chan Chan Archaeological ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.52, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note with appreciation of the ongoing restoration and conservation works undertaken in the property, and the reactivation of the traditional mud artisan school that participates in these works; Appreciates the interim measures undertaken to address ongoing drainage issues in the property, given the limited resources available, and requests the State Party to begin the implementation of the larger drainage system project as soon as ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 43nd session (Baku, 2019), Notes with concern that the security situation in the region deteriorated again in early 2020 but expresses its hope that the bilateral agreement signed in June 2020 between the Government and the main armed group operating in the area will help to further stabilize the region and facilitate re-starting conservation activities in the property; Recalling its deepest concern regarding the conclusions of the 2019 joint World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the States Parties for their efforts in strengthening transboundary cooperation which has resulted in the establishment of a joint ecological monitoring system and the organization of joint surveillance patrols, and encourages them to strengthen this cooperation to reduce the current threats to the property and continue efforts to improve the monitoring of species characteristic of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.7 and 43 COM 7A.7, adopted respectively at its 41st (Cracow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions, Welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party aimed at improving the anti-poaching measures, with the deployment of an additional 183 guards, to strengthen its operational capacities, intensify its surveillance efforts and implement initiatives to support the communities, and encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts with support from its partners; Notes the significant ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the improved security situation and continued collaboration between the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and local authorities, which has resulted in a significant increase in patrol coverage of the property, meeting for the first time the 60% corrective measure threshold; Notes with satisfaction the reported closing down of all remaining ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Presents its sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the performance of their duties, and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN); Welcomes the continued collaboration between ICCN, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and authorities, which has enabled activities in all patrol sectors and facilitated the disarmement of various armed groups in the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.10 adopted at its 43rd session, Baku, 2019), Takes note of the conclusion of the 2020 joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission, in particular the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and the significant progress made towards the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) since the establishment of a functional co-management system for the property; Takes note of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Deplores the further loss of life of protected area staff killed in the line of duty and local communities, and addresses its most sincere condolences to their families and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Expresses its deep concern regarding ongoing insecurity due to the continued presence of more than 1,000 armed elements operating in the property, rendering management operations extremely ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.52, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Appreciates the continued efforts of the State Party to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, in particular the progress made with the operationalization of Corps responsible for the security of the National Parks and relevant protected areas (CorPPN) at the level of each of the five World Heritage properties in order to face the continuing threats of poaching, including by professional poaching groups; Notes with ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.3, 39 COM 7B.4, 40 COM 7B.80, 42 COM 7B.92 and 43 COM 7A.12 adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Acknowledging the State Party’s continued efforts to implement the 2018-2028 Management Plan, requests the State Party to allocate adequate resources to protect the property, to bring the three component parts under one integrated management unit and to develop an ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Notes the efforts made by the State Party for the implementation of corrective measures, in particular the fight against illegal activities and trafficking, the application of laws relating to forest and wildlife offenses, ecological monitoring, ecological restoration, and the empowerment of neighbouring communities and their involvement in the management of the property; Notes with preoccupation the rate of deforestation of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Pary to implement corrective measures but considers that additional progress is needed in view of the extent of the threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Notes with satisfaction the launch of the process to establish a Development and Management Plan (DMP), an emergency monitoring plan, and an Invasive Alien Species (IAS) strategy in consultation with IUCN and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.55 and 43 COM 7A.15, adopted respectively at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions, Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party to implement some of the corrective measures, especially those concerning the monitoring of certain populations of threatened and key species for the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), improvement in the marking of the boundaries of the property and the speed limit of traffic on the section of National Road N°7 within the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7B.3, 32 COM 7B.3, 33 COM 7B.8, 34 COM 7B.3, 35 COM 7B.6, 36 COM 8B.43, 37 COM 7B 7, 38 COM 7B.95, 39 COM 7A.14, 40 COM 7A.47, 41 COM 7A.17, 42 COM 7A.56 and 43 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7A.40 and 43 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Expresses its utmost concern over the alarming continued deterioration of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property through encroachment, further road development, impacts of invasive species, the continued decline of key species and increasing ecological isolation of the property, and urges the State Party to increase its efforts to implement the corrective measures in ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the State Party’s efforts to foster stakeholder dialogue to implement the recommendations made by the 2019 Reactive Monitoring mission, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts; Expresses concern that little progress has been made to implement the mission’s recommendations; considers that the establishment of a Cabinet Sub-Committee dedicated to the property might help to accelerate progress; reiterates its request ...
Sites: East Rennell
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the progress achieved in implementing the 2006 corrective measures and notes with satisfaction that the implementation of the Combined Operational Plan is expected to start in August 2020; Commends the State Party for continuing to implement the next generation of restoration projects in order to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), and also ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7A.4 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the State Party’s and its governmental and non-governmental partners’ ongoing inter-institutional efforts to protect and conserve the property, enhance biodiversity and strengthen indigenous territorial governance, and encourages the State Party to continue the implementation of the corrective measures and ensure that adequate funding is available to allow this; Also welcomes the advances on the land titling process in the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Reiterates its utmost concern about the critical status of the vaquita population, specifically recognized as part of the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and endemic to the Gulf of California, and that illegal fishing of totoaba has continued in the Upper Gulf of California resulting in a threat of imminent extinction of the vaquita population; Notes that no updated information has been provided regarding the remaining ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the revision of the Management Plan, and the appointment of a new Management Committee, a Site Manager and a conservator for the Museum and commends the State Party for undertaking firm measures against illegal occupation within property; Notes with satisfaction that work has started on the development of a fire prevention plan, that a fire hydrant has been brought back into service and that fire breaks have been ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the State Party's reactivity following the floods, by putting in place a crisis management system, by relocating the affected populations and by requesting the organization of a UNESCO emergency mission; Notes the implementation of the project to reopen the Comoé River as part of the project to safeguard and enhance the Cocody bay and the Ebrié lagoon (PABC), regrets that this project was not submitted to the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the establishment of the Advisory Committee for the management of the property as well as the State Party’s actions in planning capacity building for the site management; Also welcomes the State Party’s continued engagement with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies on technical matters and requests the State Party to continue this approach regarding the consolidation of the Stele III, the structural stabilisation ...
Sites: Aksum
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.68 and 42 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the updated information on the Kuraz Sugar Development project (KSDP) submitted by the State Party and notes that substantial progress has not been made; Notes that quantitative details have been provided on ancillary development near the property linked to the main project, but in order to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledges the State Party’s efforts to address the recommendations of the 2019 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Advisory mission, as well as the allocation of funds for conservation, the increase in staffing of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board to address the challenges faced in the maintenance of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and the creation of a Heritage Fund; Notes the conclusions of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.45, and 43 COM 7B.107, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018), and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Expresses its thanks to the State Party for organizing a Reactive Monitoring mission to the property in November/December 2019, considering the security concerns and requests that the State Party implement the recommendations of the mission; Underlines the utmost urgency of clarifying the boundaries of the property and putting in place an enlarged buffer zone to include all ...
Sites: Lamu Old Town
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 8B.14, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party concerning progress made to extend the property boundary at its south-eastern end near the entrance of Koketch, and that processes for land acquisition are expected for completion in 2020, and encourages the State Party to ensure that the rights of communities are respected in the processes of land acquisition; Notes that defining and legally approving the exact demarcation of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the finalization of the Management and Conservation Plan of Island of Mozambique (2018-2024) (MCPIM), and urges the State Party to submit it to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies and, once agreement has been reached on its content, to officially approve this document; Also commends the State Party for the new buffer zone delimitation proposal, and requests it to submit it as ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.109, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in the restoration of sculptures and their documentation; Welcomes the digital documentation pilot project to digitise part of the sculptures on the property, and its proposed use as a communication tool in future editions of the Festival, and encourages the State Party to extend this documentation process to cover all the shrines, sculpture and art works in the property alongside ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the initiatives undertaken for the restoration and reconstruction of some of the traditional buildings in the property that were damaged by 2014 insurgents' attacks, in particular within and around the Hidi Palace; Notes with satisfaction the resilience of the Sukur community in the context of persisting threats in the larger area surrounding the property, and encourages the State Party and the local ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.50, adopted at the 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party on the continuing effort to implement conservation works and formulate the management system since 2014, following the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; Welcomes the State Party’s decision to review the Integrated Management Plan (IMP) (2016-2019) and to consider a longer period for the implementation timeframe, and requests the State Party to provide an updated work-plan for ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.51, adopted in its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in establishing the Cross-Cutting Task Team and in the emergency stabilisation of the Tippu Tip House, welcomes the development of the Stone Town Mobility Management Plan and the Michenzani Green Corridor Project (MGCP); Notes the conclusions of the 2019 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission that the state of conservation of the property remains a point ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.44 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the clarification on the scope of Decree No. 90 and the modality of its implementation in relation to the setting of protected buildings, but notes that it does not preclude demolition of unprotected buildings but rather controls their renovation or replacement; Also welcomes the issuance of decree number 1097 on 14 of March 2021, which orders a pause in permits for demolition in the property, and the submission of a map of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 8B.13, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party in continuing with some conservation activities and in the presentation of the property; Reiterates its request to the State Party to continue working on the issues noted by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property on the World Heritage List, including by: Developing and finalizing the comprehensive conservation plan for the property, and within this, ...
Sites: Babylon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.20, 40 COM 7B.23 and 42 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd sessions (Manama, 2018) respectively, Acknowledges the continued efforts by the State Party to engage local and international partners to ensure the conservation of the property and maintain its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and welcomes the important steps taken by the State Party in the revitalisation of the property including the rehabilitation of important ...
Sites: Erbil Citadel
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Congratulates the State Party on the completion and launch of the Petra Integrated Management Plan (IMP), requests the State Party to initiate its implementation with focus on key policies and immediate actions, and welcomes the establishment of a permanent Technical Committee; Commends the State Party for pursuing the implementation of some recommendations of the November 2017 Reactive Monitoring mission and Committee decisions, and ...
Sites: Petra
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the State Party for its efforts to implement some Committee decisions and the recommendations of the 2019 mission, despite significant challenges; Continues to express serious concern at the overall state of conservation of the property, which is seriously threatened by alarming levels of fabric degradation as a result of environmental factors, including heavy rainfall and potential flooding, absence of adequate controls, lack ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the State Party for its on-going work to address illegal development and notes that two dozen structures have been demolished and that the demolition of illegal structures started at the National Police Officers’ Training School in Salammbô; Requests the State Party to expedite the demolition of the remaining illegal structures within the property; Also notes the positive progress that has been made with the new policy of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note with appreciation of the efforts made by the State Party to accomplish the lift-up project of Yuzhen Palace, and requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, upon completion of the project, a final report of the lift-up project, including the process of the lift-up of the palace itself, the reintegration of the archaeological remains and the relationship of the palace ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.2 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes with satisfaction the conclusion of the April 2019 Reactive Monitoring mission that there was no significant negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property resulting from the 17 February 2018 fire at Jokhang Temple, welcomes the State Party’s efforts to undertake response, recovery and prevention initiatives following the fire, and requests the State Party to implement fully the recommendations of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 8B.19 and 42 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and its 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party on a number of recommendations made by the Committee at the time of the property’s inscription on the World Heritage List, and reiterates its encouragement to the State Party to complete the listing of the remaining 37 rock art sites located within the property as ‘National Priority Protected Sites’ as soon as ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.34, 41 COM 7B.88 and 42 COM 7B.5 adopted at its 40th (Istanbul, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and its 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Notes that progress has been made with research, interpretation, stakeholder involvement and monitoring along the property, including public outreach activities, and that the States Parties jointly contribute to the development of laws and regulations and to the preparation and improvement of Management Plans, encourages all three States ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the progress made by State Party on a number of its previous recommendations; Takes note of the continuing conservation work and the development of visitor facilities at the property, of the progress accomplished with the preparation of a visitor management plan, to be incorporated in site Management Plan, and with the preparation of the Integrated Master Plan, which will incorporate recommendations and regulations ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.65, 40 COM 7B.35, and 42 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd sessions (Manama, 2018) respectively, Welcomes the finalisation of the Site Management Plan (SMP) for Jaisalmer Fort, and requests the State Party to report on progress concerning the resourcing and implementation of the planned actions, including the following high-priority matters: Effectiveness of the implementation of regulations and other measures to curtail ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.17, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party concerning the progress made with the documentation of buildings in the city and the scheduled completion of the Conservation Plan (encompassing the provisions of the Local Area Plan and Visitor Management Plan) by December 2020, and requests the State Party to prioritize the completion of these key elements of the management system and to provide updated information concerning: ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Takes note that the State Party has provided an extensive state of conservation report on the Darjeeling Himalaya Railway (DHR) component of the property, and requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre similarly detailed reports for the Nilgiri Railway (NR) and Kalka Shimla Railway (KSR) components; Welcomes the State Party’s advice that the DHR and KSR components of the property retain their operational and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.13 and 41 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the progress made by the State Party in responding to its previous decisions and acknowledges the conservation measures implemented in the property and its buffer zone; Reiterates its request to the State Party to continue harmonizing existing territorial and urban planning regulations by integrating the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property into the ...
Sites: Susa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 8B.21, 41 COM 8B.49 and 42 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Requests the State Party to include, as a matter of priority, a section on sustainable tourism management in the integrated management system, with clear objectives related to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, notably its authenticity and integrity, along with relevant monitoring indicators, and to develop measures to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Expresses its solidarity with the State Party for the damage caused to the Shuri-jô site, a component part of the “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” World Heritage property, by a fire on 31 October 2019; Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning the damage, emergency measures and restoration works already undertaken to recover the property, and commends the State Party for the efforts of the responsible national and local authorities to ensure the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.14 and 42 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 42nd session (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the UNESCO/ICOMOS mission which took place in June 2021 to the Industrial Heritage Information Center (IHIC) in Tokyo; Takes note with satisfaction that the State Party has met a number of its commitments and complied with a number of aspects of the Committee’s relevant decisions; Strongly regrets however that the State Party has not yet fully implemented ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledges the progress accomplished with research and technical work on the Mausoleum, notes that structural movement and humidity levels need to be continuously monitored to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented measures, and encourages the State Party to continue its work in this regard, to ensure the sound conservation of the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), including historic monuments in the buffer zone, and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014) Notes that the Luang Prabang Conservation Plan (PSMV) is implemented, upgraded into the World Heritage Preservation Programme and integrated into the Provincial Strategic Plan, also notes that regulations are in place for the expansion and restoration of existing buildings and new construction and that an Infrastructure Development Plan is being developed within the framework of the Provincial Strategic Plan, and urges the State Party ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.69, 40 COM 7B.41, 41 COM 7B.95, 42 COM 7B.12 and 43 COM 7B.70 adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Welcomes the commitment made by the Government of Nepal and by national and international organizations towards the recovery of the property, as well as the progress made in response to the major challenges arising from the 2015 earthquakes, including repair of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7B.14 and 43 COM 7B.72 adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party to address the Committee’s previous requests and the recommendations formulated by the April 2018 Reactive Monitoring mission with regard to the protection and management of the property and the mitigation measures following the construction of the Orange Line Metro (OLM), and requests that the feasibility study for the remaining ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.97 and 43 COM 7B.73 adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Takes note of the State Party’s efforts towards improving the overall management of the property, notably by completing the boundary wall, establishing a storage facility for important displaced architectural elements and a documentation protocol, intervening on some of the property’s monuments and working towards the finalization of the Management Plan, and welcomes the State ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.15 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the substantial efforts and progress made by the State Party to implement the Rice Terraces Master Plan 2015-2024 and improve the overall state of conservation and management of the property; Encourages the State Party to continuously implement the Rice Terraces Master Plan 2015-2024 and take into account the outcomes of the 2020 midterm review; Notes with satisfaction the establishment of inter-agency mechanisms between the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes that the major project for developing Galle Port is currently postponed, and requests the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre immediately in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, should the project be reactivated, and to provide all the necessary documents requested by the previous decisions of the Committee, for review by the Advisory Bodies; Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing commitment to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.99 and 43 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Welcomes the recent decisions by the State Party to address some significant threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including the Roadmap for the implementation of the Committee’s decisions, regulatory changes and continued improvements to management planning and guidance documents, the establishment of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) for World ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Welcomes the halting of demolition and reconstruction work in Dishan Kala, part of the proposed buffer zone, in line with the recommendations of the 2018 ICOMOS Advisory mission; Also welcomes the proposed revision of the overarching Detailed Planning of Historical Centre of Khiva (PDP), which is part of the Master Plan of Khiva city for the period up to 2030 that was initiated following the decree ‘On the Program for Complex Development of Touristic Potential of the Khiva City and Khorezm Region for ...
Sites: Itchan Kala
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the recent decisions by the State Party to address some significant threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including through regulatory changes, continuing improvements to management planning and guidance documents, the cancellation of demolition and development projects, the current moratorium on demolition and development, the relocation of the Samarkand Touristic Zone, and the revision of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Deeply regrets that the Schwarzstrasse 45 / Ernest-Thun-Strasse project, the Nelböck Viaduct Rainerstrasse / Bahnhofsvorplatz project and the Paracelsus indoor swimming pool were completed before agreement was reached on their designs, despite the requests made at its previous sessions, and the negative impact of these projects on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; requests the State Party to provide further ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes the measures being taken by the State Party to address the Committee’s previous requests to mitigate the threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including new urban development plans and agreements directed at improved tourism management; Also notes progress achieved with the development of the Management Plan and related conservation and management documents, and requests the State Party to finalize ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.21, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the States Parties’ progress in setting up the International Coordinating Team and in the conservation of the property, especially for the components of Palmanova, Peschiera del Garda and Bergamo; Requests the States Parties to expedite the accomplishment of the World Heritage Committee recommendations, particularly by: Finalizing carrying capacity studies and the subsequent visitor management plans as an urgent ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.73 and 42 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Notes with satisfaction the organization of the online seminar ‘Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes’ with the support of the World Heritage Centre following the recommendation of the 2019 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission, as well as the inclusion of the 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL ...
Decision: 44 COM 7B.45 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/21/44.COM/7B and WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Corr, Recalling Decision 43 COM 8B.27, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the progress achieved in responding to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations; Welcomes the submission of a minor boundary modification request to the World Heritage Centre regarding the expansion of the buffer zone; Further welcomes the progress made in updating the Management Plan and in preparing a Visitor Strategy, and requests the State Party to finalize and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.82 adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Notes the information provided by the State Party concerning the work to secure and consolidate Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and commends the State Party for the efforts undertaken to ensure the safeguarding of the property; Recommends that the securisation-consolidation works continue to be carried out with the greatest attention in order to preserve the damaged materials and fragments as much as possible, to ensure that future ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.20 and 41 COM 8B.31, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the unfortunate failure of the new roof of the Church of the Virgin and the continuing degradation through moisture ingress in St George’s Church which is leading to decay of stonework, mosaics and wall paintings; Welcomes the State Party’s action to install a temporary roof over the Church of the Virgin, and its monitoring and reporting of the damage to the stonework, wall-paintings and mosaics in the churches ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the considerable progress made by the State Party to implement the Committee’s recommendations; Welcomes the development of the Mtskheta City Master Plan Concept database that encompasses all the buildings and plots of the town and the surroundings in 3D representations, complemented by basic data, a key tool in subsequent phases of the Master Plan, as well as for future monitoring of its implementation and strongly ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the reorganization of State administration in charge of World Heritage properties’ protection at the national level and the designation of World Heritage properties as Highly Determinative Sites in Terms of Protected Urban Landscape, through enabling amendments to the 2011 World Heritage Act; Takes note of the State Party’s efforts to strengthen the planning framework through guidance documents and enhanced coordination of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.27, 40 COM 7B.52, 41 COM 7B.48 and 43 COM 7B.86 adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Notes the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/Ramsar Advisory mission of 2020, which reviewed the progress in implementing previous Committee decisions, and to assess the state of conservation of the property, and the State Party’s efforts to start implementing the mission recommendations; Also notes that ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party to improve the management system of the property, including by passing the Amendments of the Law on Protection of Natural and Culturo-historic Region of Kotor and the on-going revision of the Management Plan, the update of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor for Harmonizing Policy/Planning Framework and Instruments, and the development of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.115, 40 COM 7B.55 and 42 COM 7B.27, adopted respectively during its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions, Congratulates the State Party for its efforts to conserve numerous remains of the wider setting of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp complex through the Foundation of Memory Sites Near Auschwitz-Birkenau and the recently created The Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents; Notes the information provided by the State ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.25, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of the progress made by the State Party in implementing its recommendations; Welcomes the proposal for an inventory of the underground heritage elements of the property and invites the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre a plan and a timeframe for such an inventory; Requests the State Party to finalize and implement the legal protection at the national level of all above-ground structures within the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 8B.30, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Commends the State Party for the extensive work carried out in consolidating and increasing the documentation of the property, and particularly of the Tapada; Welcomes the stipulation of a Cooperation Protocol for the integrated management of Mafra, and recommends that the State Party consider the opportunity to appoint different chairpersons for the Cooperation Unit and the Advisory Unit, to approve expeditiously the Rules of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.28, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party, and requests it to continue working on the issues identified at the time of inscription, including by: As a priority, submitting a fully revised Management Plan to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies prior to its adoption, Providing for the legal protection for the entirety of the buffer zone by considering the extension of the 3rd Degree ...
Sites: Aphrodisias
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Notes the work carried out by the State Party to rehabilitate and protect the property and its buffer zone; Regrets that no details have been submitted on the urban rehabilitation projects for the property and its buffer zone; Expresses concern that reconstruction work has started before the Reactive Monitoring mission has taken place and its conclusions known and before Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) were undertaken for all ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 8B.34, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party, and requests that it continues working on the issues identified at the time of inscription, by: Closely monitoring developments around the property that may have an impact on landscape and the integrity and archaeological potential of the property, including by providing a clarification of how the impact of ‘compulsory infrastructure’ is assessed, Carrying out a Heritage ...
Sites: Göbekli Tepe
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018),I Thanks the State Party for inviting a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission in April 2019; commends the State Party for the conservation and restoration work accomplished to international standards at a number of built structures within the property; and requests the State Party to implement fully all of the 2019 Advisory mission recommendations; Welcomes the implementation of an urgent Action Plan to maintain and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to implement previous Committee decisions, and requests the State Party to finalize and submit the new Management Plan for the property to the World Heritage Centre, for revision by the Advisory Bodies, prior to formal adoption, by 1 February 2022; Also requests the State Party to maintain the moratorium on Urban Development until the urban planning documentation has been adopted, and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the significant progress of the State Party in: applying the Supplementary Planning Document, Planning Performance Agreements and neighbourhood development plans to protect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, implementing the recommendations of the 2015 joint ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission, updating the Management Plan, in order to protect the OUV of the property, establishing revised ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7B.32 and 43 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Notes the progress made with the new management and governance arrangements, and implementation of the 2015 Transport Strategy, as well as the initiative to introduce Traffic Regulation Order on roads where traffic has an adverse impact on attributes of the property, and urges the State Party to continue finding solutions to address these negative impacts; Also notes the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 27 COM 8C.17, adopted at its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), Regrets that until date the 2008 Management Plan has not been fully implemented; Welcomes the State Party initiative to develop an updated Management Plan 2020-2028 and urges it to submit this Plan to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review as soon as possible; Encourages the State Party to consolidate coordination efforts between the management systems in place for Qhapaq Ñan Andean Road System and Quebrada de ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Regrets that the State Party did not submit its report in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French or English); Welcomes the adoption of the Management Plan (2017) and the Integral Conservation Plan (ICP)(2018), and recommends that the State Party consider and implement ICOMOS’ observations and advice regarding the ICP; Recalls its earlier request to the State Party to give priority to efforts to ...
Decision: 44 COM 7B.64 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the actions taken by the State Party for the conservation and management of the property; Strongly recalls that the Intervention Plan and recommendations adopted at the time of inscription of the property on the World Heritage List should be implemented in their entirety in order to optimise the levels of the integrity and authenticity of the total ensemble and each of its components, and urges the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the ongoing efforts by the State Party in developing participatory management mechanisms with local communities and indigenous groups, and encourages the continuation of these initiatives; Commends the State Party on the numerous initiatives related to education and outreach, particularly those related to local and indigenous communities and youth, as an important aspect of the sustainable conservation of the property and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note of the progress made by the State Party in responding to requests by the Committee regarding the legal and management framework, particularly by defining clear roles for government agencies, and reinforcing the Dirección Nacional de Patrimonio Monumental (DNPM); Also takes note of the completion of the new Comprehensive Revitalisation Strategic Plan of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo and requests the State Party to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the advances in the preparation of the Partial Plan for the Comprehensive Development of the Historical Centre of Quito, but expresses its regret that to date no formal Management Plan for the property has been approved, and urges the State Party to: Continue the harmonization process of the Partial Plan and the Territorial Planning and Development Plan for the Metropolitan District of the City of Quito ...
Sites: City of Quito
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.110, 35 COM 7B.125, 36 COM 99, 37 COM 98, 38 COM 7B.44, 40 COM 7B.6 and 42 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Also recalling the numerous reports of the Advisory and Reactive Monitoring missions and their recommendations to the State Party on the conservation and management of the property; Notes ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission, and urges the State Party to ensure their full implementation; Welcomes the proposal of the 2019-2029 Master Plan of the Historic Centre of Arequipa and Buffer Zone by the Ministry of Culture and requests the State Party, through the Municipal Council of Arequipa, to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Takes note with appreciation of the activities that are being undertaken in the framework of the Inter-American Developmen Bank IADB-funded Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Programme (PURP) and its Strategic Master Plan that expresses an integral approach to the conservation of the World Heritage property, including housing, mobility, water management and community participation; Welcomes the withdrawal of the license for construction ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 8B.15, 41 COM 8B.52 and 42 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Regrets that the State Party provided little new information on the state of conservation of the property nor on the actions taken to implement the requests of the Committee at the time of inscription and in subsequent decisions; Welcomes the ongoing actions of the State Party and African Parks Network (APN) partnership to strengthen ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7B.65 and 43 COM 7.2, adopted respectively at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions, Congratulates the State Party for the actions carried out, through the Cultural Mission of Bandiagara, for the conservation of the property and the safeguarding of certain aspects of the overall rich and living heritage thanks to the International Assistance granted in 2018 and the commitment of the local communities, notably the Dogon Initiative Association (ADI), enabling the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7B.66 and 43 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Reiterates its concern over the continued high vulnerability of the three cultural component sites and the need for their conservation to prevent further irreversible erosion and collapse, and urges the State Party to resume maintenance work as soon as possible, give priority to completing site surveys, and develop conservation plans for each component as a basis for urgent ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the significant progress made with regards to the development of the buffer zone provisions and regulations, as well as a related land use plan and the proposal to submit these changes as a Minor Boundary Modification to the World Heritage Centre, and requests the State Party to pursue the implementation of the “General Provisions and Regulations of the Buffer Zone of Wadi Rum Protected Area”, and to inform the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.61, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the State Party’s further progress with the implementation of the recommendations of the 2015 joint ICOMOS/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission, but notes that some of these recommendations remain to be fully implemented, and reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize, as a matter of priority, the on-going process to designate Permanent Timber Production Zone Land (PTPZL) and Future Potential Production Forest Land ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.14, 40 COM 7B.67 and 42 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the actions taken by the State Party in addressing the Committee’s requests, including the removal of inappropriate infrastructure within the property, the regulation of local development initiatives, improvements to conservation and management, the establishment of an ad hoc Management and Scientific Advisory Committee, the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 43 COM 7B.36 and 43 COM 8B.9, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the efforts that have been made by both States Parties to start addressing the recommendations of the Committee, and notes in particular the improvements in legal processes and management structures, the temporary suspension of building permits in North Macedonia and the demolition of some illegal structures in both North Macedonia and Albania as well as the creation of the Transboundary Watershed Management ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.16 and 42 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for the extensive conservation and management programme that was implemented during the 2018-2019 period and includes actions that are essential to the preservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Welcomes the finalization of a new integrated Management Plan for the property and its buffer zone and reiterates its request to the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.3, adopted during its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the guards killed in the line of duty and to all the staff of the national administrations in charge of the management of the property; Takes note of the strengthening of the operational capacity of the eco-guards and their numbers, and the organization of joint surveillance patrols with the defence and security forces and considers that this collaboration should be ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.5 and 42 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Warmly welcomes the increased cooperation between the States Parties of Botswana, Angola and Namibia through the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM), in particular the initiation of the process to conduct a comprehensive Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in order to assess impacts of developments in the Cubango-Okavango River Basin (CORB) at the strategic ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.13 and 42 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in responding to past Committee decisions and the 2017 Reactive Monitoring mission recommendations, including the submission of a draft 2020-2029 General Management Plan (GMP) for the enlarged Simien Mountains National Park, a draft monitoring protocol for the populations of Walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf and gelada, and a draft Tourism ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.92 and 42 COM 7B.93 adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions, respectively, Welcomes the finalization of the Management Plan and development of a fish monitoring protocol as well as the enhanced patrol efforts in and around the property; Notes with concern however, that the threats facing the property are continuing and requests the State Party to secure and allocate additional funds to ensure the full implementation of the Management Plan and provide ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Welcomes the education, information and awareness-raising actions initiated by the State Party and its partners with a view to better involvement of the communities in the management of the property and encourages the State Party to continue this collaboration; Expresses its deepest concern at the proliferation of agricultural and agro-industrial projects in the buffer zone of the property resulting in pollution of the waters of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the confirmation that a sustainable financing mechanism is now in place for all three management authorities of the property to ensure its effective management; Notes with concern the delay in finalizing the management plans for all 13 clusters of the property, which further delays the development of the requested Integrated Management Plan (IMP), that should ensure a common management framework and objectives for the entire ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama,2018), Notes with satisfaction the conclusion of the 2019 Reactive Monitoring mission that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property has been maintained; Notes however with concern the assessment of the Reactive Monitoring mission that the proposed cable car project would impact both the scenic value of the property, as well as its fragile ecosystems and biodiversity, and if approved, would constitute a clear case of ascertained ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.7, 38 COM 7B.94 and 42 COM 7B.96 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Reiterates its utmost concern about the proposed dam projects upstream of the property in the Mara river basin, which could have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Serengeti National Park and Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley World Heritage properties; Welcomes the efforts of the States Parties of the United ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Commends the State Party for the efforts made and requests it to pursue them, in particular by finalizing and implementing the 2020-2024 development and management plan, which should be transmitted to the World Heritage Centre for examination; Welcomes the abandonment of the relocation project for villages threatened by climate change and the development of an alternative project aimed at “improving the resilience of indigenous ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7B.100 and 43 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing commitment to strengthen management measures in collaboration with international partners in spite of significant capacity constraints due to ongoing insecurity in Yemen; Noting with concern the clashes in Socotra in May 2020, expresses its utmost concern about the continued impact of insecurity in mainland Yemen on the overall management ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Expresses its utmost concern about the unprecedented fires that affected more than half of the property, which is not normally subject to recurring fire events, and severely affected some of its components and some attributes of its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Welcomes the information provided by the State Party regarding the immediate management responses across different components of the property, the assessment of impacts and the plans for longer-term actions, including funding commitments to ensure ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.7 and 41 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions, respectively, Commends the State Party for the strong and continued efforts to create conditions for the implementation of the Reef 2050 Long-term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan), including through unprecedented financial commitments; Notes with the utmost concern and regret the conclusions of the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report (2019 GBR Outlook Report) that the long-term ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.25 and 43 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Notes with satisfaction the conclusion of the 2019 Reactive Monitoring mission that the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), including its hydrological and ecological processes and its biodiversity, remains present; Notes that possible impacts from large-scale industrial developments may result in a high risk for the property’s OUV if no further measures are taken based ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Regrets that the State Party did not invite the IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission requested in its Decision 42 COM 7B.68, and reiterates its request to the State Party to urgently invite this mission to the property, to take place prior to the next session of the Committee, to assess its state of conservation and the progress made in addressing issues of water provision and invasive alien species; Expresses its utmost concern that the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision CONF 202 21B.11, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), Takes note that an Integrated Tourism Master Plan is being developed and requests the State Party to provide detailed information on how the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property will be safeguarded in the design of the Plan, and how plans to significantly increase tourism at the property reflect the stated intention to move away from mass tourism and can thus ensure the protection of the OUV; Notes with satisfaction ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.29 and 43 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Reiterates its concern about the potential impacts of the Habema-Kenyam road and also expresses concern that the State Party report indicates that this road is part of the “Trans-Papuan Highway” project and that the implementation of mitigation measures for the Habema-Kenyam road has been halted whilst the road remains open for public use; Urges the State Party to: Submit ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the submission of a joint report on the state of conservation of the property by the three States Parties and their efforts to strengthen transboundary management of the property, including through the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the management and protection of the property, and reiterates its request to the three States Parties to complete the establishment of the joint steering committee to ensure the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7 and 42 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Noting with concern the reported impacts of increasing visitor numbers on the property, welcomes the State Party’s intention to develop a Tourism Management Plan and requests the State Party to: Undertake a visitor carrying capacity study to establish an appropriate carrying capacity for the property, especially during the peak season, and use the findings to inform the Tourism ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.90 and 41 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for its continued active leadership in enhancing international cooperation on illegal logging and trade of Siamese Rosewood; Notes with satisfaction that the implementation of the Action Plan to Prevent and Suppress Illegal Logging and Trade of Siamese Rosewood in Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex 2014-2019 has reportedly resulted in a ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for addressing many of the previously identified conservation issues and the 2018 IUCN Advisory mission, and welcomes the overall progress in reinforcing the management and conservation framework, educational activities and waste management; Requests the State Party to continue implementing all the recommendations of the 2018 mission, taking into account the outcomes of the management effectiveness review, in ...
Sites: Ha Long Bay
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 7B.71 and 43 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Takes note of the findings of the 2019 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission, and requests the States Parties of Albania and Romania to implement all mission recommendations, and all States Parties of this property to jointly implement the following mission recommendations: Conduct on-the-ground assessments in the buffer zones and component parts where ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Notes with satisfaction that forest management activities in the property, including logging, have remained at a very low scale, and only limited to the active management zone, as recommended by the 2018 Reactive Monitoring mission; Notes the confirmation by the State Party of Poland that the recently approved amendments to the Forest Management Plans (FMPs) for the Bialowieza and Browsk Forest Districts are in line with the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Notes the Supreme Administrative Court’s final rejection of the Ministry of Environment and Water’s decision that no Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is needed for the new Management Plan for Pirin National Park, and requests the State Party to: Complete the SEA as a matter of priority, ensuring it includes a specific assessment of potential impacts of the new Management Plan on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the establishment of the Federal-Provincial Land Use Committee to collaboratively manage activities in and around the property, and strongly encourages the State Party to strengthen the mandate of this Committee to assign it decision-making powers pertaining to any future oil and gas licenses in the vicinity of the property; Acknowledging the continued “pause” on hydraulic fracturing outside the property, reiterates its ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the on-going efforts of the State Party to implement decisions of the Committee and the recommendations of the 2017 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts, including specifically the timely completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as part of the process of amending the Spatial Plan for the property; Also welcomes the progress made ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes that the State Party has started implementing the recommendations of the 2018 mission, including reorienting the property’s management to favour sustainable tourism and reconsidering the proposed boundary modification in line with the recommendations of the 2005 and 2018 missions, as well as the process of establishing a buffer zone for the property; Requests the State Party to further consult with the World Heritage Centre and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018) Welcomes the submission of an Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for the property, but considers that management of the components of the property will need to be further consolidated and therefore requests the State Party to establish a Coordinative Council for integrated management of all component parts, as foreseen in the IMP, as a matter of priority, and to complete the tasks listed in the Joint Action Plan of the IMP; Also welcomes ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Regretting that the State Party did not provide sufficiently elaborated information on the different points raised by the Committee in its previous Decision, Welcomes the restated confirmation by the State Party that the Altai gas pipeline would pass around the property, however reiterates its request to the State Party to provide additional information on the exact alternative route of the pipeline, and to continue to update the World ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.22, 40 COM 7B.97, 41 COM 7B.6 and 42 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Notes with utmost concern several proposed amendments to existing legislation and new laws, which would significantly weaken the existing regulatory framework in terms of requirements for impact assessments and allowable levels of pollutants, and considers that the scale of this weakening of the ...
Sites: Lake Baikal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to enforce visitor management in the Pechoro-Ilychskiy Nature Reserve component of the property and requests the State Party to develop a sustainable tourism management strategy for the entire property to ensure that tourism is effectively managed across all components; While noting the suspension of the mining license granted to the ZAO ‘Gold Minerals’ company for exploration and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.100 and 42 COM 7B.79, adopted respectively at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions, Notes with concern the conclusions of the 2019 Reactive Monitoring mission that the threats and management issues to the property, which were identified by the 2007 monitoring mission, have not diminished and that little progress has been achieved in implementing previous recommendations and considers that urgent measures are therefore needed to avoid impacts on the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.25, 42 COM 7B.80 and 43 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively, Welcomes the confirmation that plans to build large ski facilities in the property in the basins of the Mzymta, Urushten and Malaya Laba rivers have been rejected but notes with concern that the construction of a “mountain resort” at Lagonaki Plateau is being considered and requests the State Party to provide more details on the planned ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the approval and formal adoption of the new Management Plan for the property; Notes the reported significant increase in visitor numbers since 2000 and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to monitor the visitation and carrying capacity, as foreseen in the Management Plan, and, to further strengthen measures to regulate visitor numbers; Also welcomes the confirmation that there are no further plans to pave or ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Expresses its utmost concern that the Baixo Iguaçu hydropower plant (HPP) is now in full operation without the submission of a specific assessment of the project’s impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property to the World Heritage Centre, and requests the State Party to provide updated information on compliance with the specific operational requirements established for the operation of the HPP, particularly ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.85 adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the continued efforts by the State Party to address the Committee’s previous requests and the recommendations of the 2017 IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission, and requests the State Party to address all pending mission recommendations, in particular the recommendations related to biosecurity and to rigorously ensure that biosecurity measures are enforced and fully funded; Also welcomes the efforts to make Galápagos plastic free, ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B.add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.16, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Expresses its utmost concern with regard to the construction of a border wall by the State Party of the United States of America between the property and the adjoining Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge located on the territory of the United States of America; Considers that the construction of the border wall will have negative impacts on the integrity of the property and that ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 43 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Welcomes the finalization of Terms of Refence and initiation of a bidding process for the preparation of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the property and its zone of socio-economic influence; Also welcomes the suspension of the plans to rehabilitate the airport landing strip within the property and the confirmation that this project will therefore not be considered by the SEA, however, requests the State Party to ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Welcomes the State Party’s continued dialogue with stakeholders to ensure compliance with the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) regulations, but regrets that the regulations have not yet been integrated into the legal and regulatory framework of Saint Lucia due to funding constraints, and urges the State Party to ensure that funding for this integration is actively pursued and secured, including through considering existing ...
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