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The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 42nd 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 ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/3B, Adopts the Timetable contained in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017).
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 5A adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017) and Decision 40 COM 5D adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),General: Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Expected Result to ensure that “tangible heritage is identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 1972 Convention”, and the five strategic objectives ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: China Croatia France Germany Japan Netherlands Norway Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/5B, Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Also takes note with appreciation of the paper on the Evaluations of World Heritage Nominations related to Sites Associated with Memories of Recent Conflicts developed by ICOMOS and encourages ICOMOS to further improve this paper by broadening the participation of experts in this new thematic area, including from the African region; Further takes note of the progress made as well as of the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/6, Recalling Decision 41 COM 6 (Krakow, 2017), Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS); Notes with appreciation the ongoing commitment of the Government of Norway to the six-year, World Heritage Leadership Programme, as well as the ongoing support for capacity building by the Government of Switzerland; Calls upon other States Parties and organizations to provide additional funding and support for the implementation of the World Heritage Leadership ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Norway Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/7, WHC/18/42.COM/7A, WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/18/42.COM/7B and WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add and WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7 and 41 COM 7, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Thanks the State Party of Bahrain for having organized a World Heritage Site Managers Forum (Manama, 2018), as a capacity-building exercise aiming at increasing the understanding of the World Heritage decision-making process among site managers, in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Bahrain France Germany Netherlands Norway Poland Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.54 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction the long-awaited launch, in the framework of the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFiT) project for the safeguarding of the Bamiyan Buddha Niches, of the technical works aiming at consolidating the Western Buddha niche, which also contributed to the adequate conservation of fragments from the niche and helped assess the conditions of remaining mural paintings in several cliffs throughout the Bamiyan Valley, and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.55, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes that the Conservation Action Plan (CAP) was finalized as an outcome of the Emergency International Assistance granted under the World Heritage Fund and submitted to the World Heritage Centre in February 2018 and urges the State Party to start implementing the short- and medium-term actions specified by this CAP and to secure the necessary financial and human resources; Also notes that the first field visit to the property in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.56, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the commitment to appoint a Designated Property Manager by the State Party; Notes that progress is being made to strengthen the legal protection of the property and that a revised Law is expected to be approved in 2018; Also notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to the property has been carried out and requests the State Party to implement all of the mission’s recommendations; ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
Country: Micronesia (Federated States of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.74, 40 COM 7B.48 and 41 COM 7A.57, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, and, in particular, its Decision 41 COM 7A.57 paragraph 11, requesting the World Heritage Committee to consider whether the property had “deteriorated to such an extent that it has lost the attributes of the OUV defined at the time of inscription and should therefore, in accordance with Paragraph 192 of the Operational Guidelines, be ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.49 and 41 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Also recalling the concerns expressed by the 2012 mission regarding the critical level of urban development reached since inscription and its cumulative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, the need for new tools to guide the development process towards sustainable development that protects the attributes of the OUV, and the specific ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7A.35, 38 COM 7A.19, 39 COM 7A.43, 40 COM 7A.31, and 41 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Recalls that it has repeatedly expressed its serious concerns over the impact of the proposed Liverpool Waters developments in the form presented in the approved Outline Planning Consent (2013-2042); Acknowledges the increasing engagement of civil society in the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges with appreciation the State Party’s commitment to implementing the corrective measures to achieve the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), and encourages the State Party to continue working towards their effective implementation within the established timeline; Takes note of the progress achieved in elaborating the Integrated and Participatory ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for its sustained effort and commitment to implement the programme of corrective measures within the established timeframe and welcomes the recent creation of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage; Encourages the State Party to complete the programme of corrective measures by the end of 2018 in order to assess the achievement of the Desired state of conservation, in view of the removal of the property ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its regret that the implementation of the programme of corrective measures has suffered delays due to a lack of appropriate fund allocation, as a consequence of which the property risks losing important attributes and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Welcomes the opportunity of funding offered by the Inter-American Development Bank for the conservation and management of cultural heritage that includes a major ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important progress made in the implementation of most of the programme of corrective measures, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts; 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 ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party on its continued commitment to improving the state of conservation and management of the property, and ensuring the broad participation of community councils and the communities at large in these processes; Taking note that the redefinition of the property’s boundaries is still in the analysis phase, requests the State Party to finalize a clear boundary definition proposal as a matter of priority, in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction the projects carried out by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular the rehabilitation of degraded or dilapidated houses and the securization of the archaeological sites, the measures to combat water erosion, development of a section of the banks, as well as enhancement and awareness-raising measures; Congratulates the State Party for the development of the new ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with satisfaction the progress achieved in the implementation by the State Party of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session, in a continuingly difficult context in northern Mali, notably the rehabilitation and safeguarding work of the three mosques, the private libraries and the museums, the El-Farouk monument and the development of Independence Square, and also the extension of the HERI-AB; Congratulates the State ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Takes note of the progress recorded (or carried out) in the implementation by the State Party of the corrective measures adopted at its 40th session, in a continuing difficult security context in northern Mali, in particular the restoration and improvement of the physical components of the property, the action to combat water erosion, the clean-up activity and the construction of the enclosure wall, and encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress made in the reconstruction of the Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga and that the work is on track to be completed in 2019, and notes the importance of funds being released from the Japanese extrabudgetary project as a matter of urgency in order to implement the disaster management system; Also welcomes the progress made in developing a disaster risk strategy, appropriate management structure, draft management plan and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Continues to express great concern regarding the state of conservation of the property and the low level of implementation of the recommended corrective measures; Notes that a scientific committee to study the threats to the property arising from the rise of the groundwater level and elaborate a project to address them, has been established, and urgently requests the State Party to: Devise an action plan to address the rise of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its very grave concern about the state of conservation of the property following the armed conflict and intentional destructive acts; Notes with concern the continuing lack of information on the state of conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit a report on the rapid emergency ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the damage assessment undertaken by the Iraqi authorities and underlines the need for a detailed damage assessment followed by a comprehensive project for the conservation and protection of the property; Encourages the State Party to pursue efforts to protect the property, despite the difficult prevailing situation, and in particular to prevent looting and further damages to the property, as outlined at the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its very grave concern about the state of conservation of the property following intentional destructive acts; Notes with concern the continuing lack of information on the state of conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about the situation on the ground; Reiterates its request that the State Party submit a copy of the Samarra Department of Antiquities’ ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having considered document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2 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 Decision 41 COM 7A.36 of the last World Heritage Committee, --- ANNEX The World Heritage Committee 42nd session of the Committee (42 COM)   Item 21: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (site proposed by Jordan)               DECISION        ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A[.ADD], Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.37 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes with appreciation the issuing of a Municipal Resolution in 2017 to address urban encroachment at the property and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to eliminate ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.38 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes with appreciation the activities undertaken by the State Party to address the conservation threats in the property despite the numerous difficulties faced; Also commends the State Party for the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.39 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Expresses great concern over the damages incurred at the property due to the armed conflict, in particular to the theatre, urban encroachment, vandalism and weathering, in conjunction with the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.40 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes with appreciation the commitment and efforts of the Department of Antiquities (DOA) and the local authorities in undertaking maintenance and conservation measures at the property, and the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Town of Ghadamès
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.41 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the important efforts made to elaborate the strategy to protect Libyan World Heritage properties, despite the prevailing unstable situation and difficult working conditions on the ground; Notes the activities undertaken by the State Party to address the conservation threats in the property despite the numerous difficulties faced, and requests it to continue its efforts in this ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.42, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party on the implementation of high-standard conservation works which have occurred at the Church of the Nativity; Requests the State Party to submit details of the completed works to mosaics, plaster, architraves, and stone pillars, and proposed future works, including works to a sub-floor mosaic, paintings and stone floors, as well as proposals for the revival of Star Street and its branches, to the World ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having considered Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2 and the annex attached to this decision, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), 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 last World Heritage Committee. --- ANNEX The World Heritage Committee 42nd session of the Committee (42 COM) Having considered Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add.2; Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.43 and 41 COM 8C.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property; Notes that the State Party has achieved good progress in preparing the comprehensive Management and Conservation Plan (MCP) for the property and encourages it to complete and implement the MCP, taking into account the preliminary analysis by ICOMOS and its forthcoming detailed recommendations; Welcoming the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.44 and 41 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern at the impact of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.45, 41 COM 7A.50 and 41 COM 8B.39, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the property and the lack of detailed information on damages and restoration works undertaken; Acknowledges the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.46 and 41 COM 7A.50 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern over the damage regularly caused by fire within the property and its buffer zone, and urges the State Party to analyze reasons behind fires, continue ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.47 and 41COM 7A.50, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the property, in particular following the escalation of the conflict, and the lack of detailed information on damages; Calls on all ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.48 and 41 COM 7A.50 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Takes note of the restoration works undertaken at the Chapel despite difficult conditions; Encourages the State Party to continue implementing the recommendations of the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Note: the following reports on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic need to be read in conjunction with Item 36.The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7A.49, 41 COM 7A.50 and 41 COM 8B.51, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Taking into account Decision 42 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Reiterates its request to the State Party to limit restoration works to first aid interventions until the security situation improves and allows conducting detailed ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in 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 of the sites inscribed on the Syrian Tentative List, commends the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) and all the heritage professionals and the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.51, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017); Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the Historic Town of Zabid as a result of ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be threatened by the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the local actors and the communities of Zabid ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.52, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its continuing concern at the damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of armed conflict, and that the Old City of Sana’a has incurred irreversible destruction, and continues to be vulnerable, owing to the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the local technical ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.53, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the property as a result of natural elements and 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 and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.28 and 41 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s continued progress in increasing patrols and law enforcement efforts in the property; Notes with significant concern the substantial, ongoing forest loss primarily as a result of encroachment and strongly urges the State Party to take urgent action to halt the current trend and rehabilitate degraded areas; Also welcomes that the State Party has ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add2, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee; Notes with utmost concern the letter submitted to the World Heritage Centre by the Tuhunui Tribe of East Rennell, raising serious concerns on the practical modalities of customary ownership, management and decision-making, and expressing their wish to “withdraw all its customary land from the World ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Recalls its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the adopted corrective measures, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session in 2019; Decides to retain Everglades National Park (United States of America) on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the progress made in achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) and particularly welcomes the legal enactment of a moratorium on oil exploration and other petroleum operations in the entire maritime zone of Belize; Considers that Indicators 2, 3 and 4 of the DSOCR have been fully achieved, and that Indicator 1 can be ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 41st session (Kraków, 2017), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners on continued progress made in land titling and granting negotiated local access to natural resources in the buffer and cultural zones of the biosphere reserve, encourages the State Party and partners involved to consolidate the innovative and promising governance mechanisms and urges the State Party to develop an effective and funded exit strategy to sustain these ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes with utmost concern the results of the census that reveal that the decimation of large wildlife continues endlessly and has already resulted in the disappearance of the elephant and that the progressive degradation of wildlife has, for several years, compromised the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Expresses its concern as regards the persistent threats from poaching by armed groups, transboundary ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Warmly welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party of Côte d’Ivoire to conduct anti-poaching patrols as well as ecological monitoring and requests the States Parties of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to provide additional information on the analysis of the data gathered during the surveillance patrols and the ecological monitoring, to enable an evaluation of the tendencies of anthropogenic activities, including poaching, and that ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.7, adopted during its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Congratulating the State Party for its continued efforts to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and control in response to the pressure of the international ivory trade, as well as the increase in the patrol effort covering the totality of the property and 40% of the hunting areas, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Expresses its relief as regards the liberation of the agents of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) taken hostage by an armed group and commends the courage of the field staff of the property who exercise their functions ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.9 adopted during its 41st session (Kracow, 2017), Condemns the violence perpetrated against the staff of the property and in particular the guards, killed during surveillance operations of the property, and addresses its most sincere condolences to their families; Reiterates its concern as regards insecurity which has again led ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Warmly welcomes the efforts of the State Party in implementing the corrective measures, in particular the involvement of the stakeholders in the management of the property and the implementation of a surveillance strategy and a triennial action plan and requests the State Party to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Note: the following report on the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) needs to be read in conjunction with Item 52. The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the exercise of their functions and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Commends the efforts of ICCN in reinforcing surveillance, notably through the increase ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017) and reaffirming the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Expresses its concern regarding continued insecurity in and around the properties located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), condemns the violence perpetrated against the guards and the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), killed in the line of duty, and addresses its most sincere condolences ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.14 adopted at its 41st session (Kraków, 2017), Appreciates the State Party’s continued efforts to implement the corrective measures, including for surveillance, ecological monitoring and restoration of degraded areas, welcomes the new Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects on forest restoration and strengthening local community involvement, and requests the State Party to continue implementing the corrective measures, and to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the State Party’s continued efforts to implement the corrective measures, in particular the recruitment of additional staff for the property and the continued engagement of local communities to enhance surveillance of the property, and requests the State Party to continue and further strengthen these efforts; Noting that the development of a Surveillance Plan and a Management Plan remain urgent needs, also welcomes the State ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.16, adopted during its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Warmly welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular those concerning the anti-poaching mechanism, the ongoing updating of the Management Plan of the property and the implementation of an ecological monitoring system, the combat against invasive species, the development of grazing areas and the reduction of livestock encroachment in the property, as well as the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5, 36 COM 8B.43, 40 COM 7, 40 COM 7A.47 and 41 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Expresses its grave concern about the State Party’s decision to develop the Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project, and in particular the tendering of logging rights for 143,638 ha within the property, considers that the resulting large-scale deforestation represents a clear potential danger to the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the redesign of the shoreline and the progess made on the finalization of the uplift process for the Yuzhen Palace, and requests the State Party to provide an update on the reinstallation efforts as they continue to be implemented; Also requests that the State Party provide more information on the visitor management system in place, and in particular that specific studies be carried out at all component parts of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its regret at the fire of February 2018, and notes the work carried out by the State Party in the immediate aftermath of the fire; Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, more detailed reports of all the damage caused by the aforementioned fire, including images, drawings and other graphic illustrations and paying particular attention to the Golden ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.32 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the positive steps taken by the State Party to improve the state of conservation and management of the property and its Buffer Zone; Encourages the State Party to work towards a final resolution of the Panchi Pond project in the Buffer Zone of the property, taking into account the comments made by the Committee in the Decision recalled above; Requests the State Party to review its proposed improved monitoring ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.19, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party with the implementation of the recommendations made by the Committee at the time of the property’s inscription on the World Heritage List, and encourages the State Party to complete the ongoing process of listing all 38 rock art sites located within the property as ‘National Priority Protected Sites’ as quickly as possible; Takes note of the presentation and utilization ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.34 and 41 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the two detailed reports submitted by the State Parties of China and Kazakhstan addressing the requests made by the Committee in the aforementioned decisions, but strongly encourages all three States Parties involved in this serial transnational property to submit a joint report in the future; Commends the State Party of China for: the ongoing work on ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
Country: China Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.20, adopted at it 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the progress made by State Party on a number of the recommendations made by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property; Takes note of the continuing historical and academic research related to the property and encourages the State Party to develop a research programme focused specifically on defining the authenticity of the property, including the necessary documentation to differentiate authentic ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.35 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Regrets that, despite the Committee's repeated requests, the Management Plan for Jaisalmer Fort has not yet been provided to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies before its adoption, and urges the State Party to submit this document as a matter of priority, together with the requested sub-plans, by 1 December 2018; Requests the State Party to submit an update on progress with conservation and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the completion of the 2017 Sangiran Early Man Site Management Plan and requests the State Party to ensure that the new management entity, Memoranda of Understanding and Cooperation Agreements are established as soon as possible, to guarantee an adequate protection framework; Encourages the State Party to continuously monitor the implementation of regulations to control infrastructural and physical developments ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 8B.21 and 41 COM 8B.49 adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Urges the State Party to include, as a matter of priority, sections on strategic risk management and 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, and relevant monitoring indicators; Reiterates its recommendations to the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: The Persian Qanat
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.14[1], adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note of the illustrated reports provided on conservation work carried out at various component sites, along with future priorities; Commending the State Party on the details provided so far concerning Hashima Island, notes the substantial progress achieved in the development of a detailed 30-year conservation work programme for the island and the commitment of resources for the length of the plan and also notes that the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.40 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the efforts of the State Party to continue addressing conservation and management issues, and in particular the development of Risk Preparedness and Tourism Management Strategies and encourages the State Party to ensure their timely adoption and implementation; Welcoming the studies undertaken to assess the rehabilitation and restoration of historic hydraulic systems as a means of supporting the agricultural ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Pyu Ancient Cities
Country: Myanmar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.95 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the strong commitment of the State Party and the work that it has undertaken for the recovery of the property, particularly its capacity-building efforts, as well as the efforts of international agencies and the six year plan for the recovery of the monuments damaged by the earthquake; Also acknowledges the scale and scope of the disaster (as described in the reports of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.42 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the progress made with the finalization of the Integrated Management Framework (IMF) document, but regrets the delays encountered with its adoption by the State Party; Notes with concern that development activities have been undertaken within the property and the Buffer Zone prior to the formal adoption of the Management Plan and without systematically conducting the necessary impact assessments or following the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B. 43 and 41 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to address the Committee’s recommendations with regard to the conservation of the property; Takes further note of the decision of the Honourable Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan that has given 31 directions with regard to protection, preservation and conservation of the property; Expresses ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property by the deadline of 1 December 2017, as requested by the Committee in Decision 40 COM 7B.45; Welcomes nonetheless the efforts and progress made by the State Party to improve the overall state of conservation and management of the property; Requests the State Party to continuously implement the Rice Terraces Master Plan ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the State Party’s advice regarding the improved arrangements for the conservation and management of the property between the Temple Authorities, the Department of Archaeology and the Central Cultural Fund, as well as the preparation of a ‘Statement of Conservation Strategy’ and other initiatives that have been instigated or are planned in order to conserve wall paintings, sculptures and other significant attributes ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Golden Temple of Dambulla
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the news that the implementation of the scaled-back port project has been deferred due to other port projects being implemented first, and that the need for considerably updated plans is clearly recognized, taking into account the recommendations of the July 2016 ICOMOS Advisory mission; Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, large-scale plans, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.31, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes clarification that the Standing Conference of States Parties takes a pro-active approach to considering the potential impact of development proposals and standards for conservation work across the whole series, and the creation by the Foundation Le Corbusier of a Committee to inform decisions on conservation, restoration and development projects; Noting that although impact assessments of individual proposals are ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Country: Argentina Belgium France Germany India Japan Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.24, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO 2016), Welcomes the information provided by the States Parties concerning the establishment of the International Coordination Committee (ICC) and associated coordination mechanisms ; Requests the States Parties to continue to progress on the issues identified by the World Heritage Committee at the time of the inscription of the property, including: Continue implementing a consistent mapping and cataloguing system for the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Montenegro Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the positive steps taken to develop an action plan for conservation and repair of inappropriate interventions to the city walls, as well as the creation of a working group to develop a Risk Preparedness Action Plan for the property, and encourages the State Party to develop, as a matter of priority, guidelines on conservation, providing strict rules for conservation, restoration, and maintenance to prevent the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 36th session (Saint- Petersburg, 2012), Notes the information provided and progress made by the State Party in restoration works, on the North-South Trunk Road project modifications, as well as revision of the draft Management Plan following ICOMOS recommendations; Urges the State Party to finalize the Management Plan of the property, including details of the protective measures and reference to decision making framework in regulatory regimes as well as to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Centre of Prague
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.24, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the ongoing progress made by the State Party in strengthening the legal, planning and management framework of the property; Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts in addressing the Committee recommendations, paying special attention to the following: Finalize the “Aires de valeur de l’architecture et du patrimoine” (AVAP) for Saint-Nicaise Hill and the Secteur sauvegardé for Reims with the plans and regulations ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.23, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the ongoing progress made by the State Party in strengthening the legal, planning and management framework of the property; Recommends the State Party to continue its efforts, giving particular attention to the following: Finalize the approval procedure of the “sites classés” and of the Aires de Valeur de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (AVAP) currently under elaboration, Finalize the revision of the planning instruments ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations made with regard to the Mtskheta Urban Land Use Master Plan (ULUMP), and encourages the State Party to further enhance the participatory process and involvement of the municipality and civil society in the development of the ULUMP, and to improve coordinated inter-ministerial and institutional decision-making processes regarding the protection of the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016), Welcomes the two States Parties’ efforts in addressing the property’s current conservation issues; Taking note of the commitment of the State Party of Lithuania concerning the completion the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the deepening of the navigation canal and a reconstruction of Klaipèda Port by the end of 2018; Reminding the State Party of Lithuania that the Reactive Monitoring mission of January 2015 concluded ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the ongoing work by the State Party on legal, planning and management matters and acknowledges the work undertaken as part of the Kotor Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) to analyse in general the weakness of the current overall protection system, and the proposals for the development of a Spatial Urban Plan for the Municipality of Kotor; Notes the proposal to centralize the production of HIAs as a means of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.115 and 40 COM 7B.55, adopted respectively during its 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, Congratulates the State Party for the provision of the Conservation Strategy and implementation following the international standards and regulations for urgent conservation projects as requested by the Committee (Decision 40 COM 7B.55); Also congratulates the State Party for the decision taken regarding the environmental conditions limiting the visual, accoustic ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges the considerable progress made with the the restoration of fabric and interior of the Church of the Transfiguration, the high quality of workmanship and the satisfactory implementation of previous recommendations; Welcomes the revisions made to the entrance zone project; Takes note of the recommendations of the ICOMOS Advisory mission to the property made in relation to the restoration works of the Church ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add2, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party concerning the progress made with the development of the Master Plan and Management Plan; Notes that the report of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission will be examined at the 43rd session of the Committee in 2019; Also notes that the mission supported the revised plans for re-shaping the partly constructed existing museum building; and that ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.28, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the progress undertaken by the State Party and requests it to continue to progress on the issues identified by the World Heritage Committee at the time of the inscription of the property, including: Documenting the natural landscape, urban development, architectural structures and underground spaces within the property and its buffer zone and ensuring their inclusion in the management system, Submitting ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Ani
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Also recalling the long-standing concerns of the Committee on the property, Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party of Turkey to streamline the reporting on the numerous projects in a coherent approach and for being engaged in a close dialogue with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; Also welcomes the initiation of a project to document Ottoman timber and stone houses and the associated planned ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM.7B.56, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for inviting three Advisory missions to advise on the proposed upgrading of the main A303 road, (which currently bisects the property), as part of a major infrastructure project; Notes the additional investigations undertaken by the State Party to consider the southern surface (F10) by-pass route and alternative alignment and longer tunnel options to remove dual carriageway cuttings from the property, and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the six States Parties on their cooperation and commitment in addressing the recommendations noted at the time of inscription, and for the important advances in the implementation of the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Preservation of the World Cultural Heritage (JFiT) project “Support to the reinforcement of the participative management structure of the Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System”; Strongly encourages ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
Country: Argentina Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the efforts made by the State Party to maintain the key attributes that convey the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Recognizes the contribution of the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT) for the project “Preservation and conservation of Tiwanaku and the Akapana Pyramid” to improve the level of conservation and management of the property; Acknowledging the submission of the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.33, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Welcomes the response of the State Party to the recommendations made by the Committee at the time of the inscription of the property on the World Heritage List; Notes that work is underway to restore the interior of the Yacht Club and its designed landscape and the entrance to the Ballroom, as detailed in the Intervention Plan, and requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with detailed documentation on ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Pampulha Modern Ensemble
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party on the progress made in the implementation of its recommendations with regard to the acquisition of land, staffing and educational activities; Encourages the State Party to pursue its efforts to finalize cooperation agreements with local communities for management purposes, and to develop educational initiatives that highlight the property as a reference for cultural heritage potential in Costa ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the progress at the property to date, and in particular the reinforment of the Direccion Nacional de Patrimonio Monumental (DNPM), reiterates its request to ensure that the DNPM is fully involved in decision-making and oversight in regard to the projects being planned and implemented as part of the Programme for Tourism Development in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (PFTCCSD) and in a second Inter-American ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.61, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Notes the legal and institutional arrangements for the conservation and management of cultural heritage provided by the State Party in its state of conservation report; Acknowledges the progress made in the preparation of the Integral Plan and encourages the State Party to complete it in accordance with the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape and other management recommendations and, once available, to submit it to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.110, 35 COM 7B.125, 36 COM 99, 37 COM 98, 38 COM 7B.44 and 40 COM 7B.6 adopted respectively at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, Recalling also 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; Takes note of the realization of a ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Country: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Acknowledges that according to the information provided by the State Party and ICOMOS’ Technical Review, the cable car project does not pose a threat to the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and reminds the State Party of its obligation in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to inform in advance and prior any irreversible decision taken, of major restorations and projects which may affect ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the adoption of the Metropolitan Development Plan 2016-2025 and the definition of the monumental zone as an area that requires special regulation, and notes that a Master Plan 2017-2027 has been prepared for this area and the historical centre; Urges the State Party to complete the revision and approval process for the Master Plan 2017-2027 and to inform the World Heritage Centre accordingly, and to proceed with the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the approval and implementation of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-funded Paramaribo Urban Rehabilitation Programme (PURP) that addresses key issues of the management and conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to provide a copy of the programme documentation and periodic progress reports on its implementation, including information on the community’s participation, to the World Heritage ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Country: Suriname
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party on the progress made in developing a Management Plan for the property, even though this is still in the process of development, and on the intention to instigate training officials involved in the management of the property and application of the principles contained in the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape; Remains concerned about the management of the property and the impact ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.3, 39 COM 7B.4, 40 COM 7B.80, 41 COM 7B.68, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the updated information on the Kuraz Sugar Development project (KSDP) submitted by the State Party and notes that the project is well advanced and has been reduced in scale to four sugar factories with sugar cultivation of 100,000 ha, but that there has been in increase in access roads, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lower Valley of the Omo
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.40, 40 COM 7B.12 and 41 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Noting the recommendations of the Advisory mission carried out to Nairobi, Kenya from 24 to 26 January 2018, Notes the efforts of the State Party to respond to the decision of the Committee with regards to the Lamu Port−South Sudan−Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project; Reiterates its concern that the scope of the LAPSSET ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for gaining access for visitors to Le Morne Brabant Mountain; Noting the implementation of the revised Management Plans and sub plans including a plan of action, welcomes the elaboration of the Risk Management Plan and the Visitor Management Plan and encourages the efforts made by the State Party to resolve the challenges in implementing these plans; Also commends the signature of a twinning ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Le Morne Cultural Landscape Putorana Plateau
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the findings and recommendations of the 2018 joint Reactive Monitoring mission to the property; Welcomes the progress made in the completion of the Conservation and Management Plan, especially as regards the inclusive process undertaken and the application of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape and of the Sustainable Development Goals; Urges the State Party to complete this process promptly ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the actions undertaken by the State Party to address the impacts of the insurgent attacks of 2014 on the Sukur Cultural Landscape, and notes with appreciation the elaboration of the new Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 2017-2021; Noting that conservation works to address the damage caused by the 2014 attacks to the Hidi place, paved walkways and other structures still need to be undertaken, welcomes the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sukur Cultural Landscape
Country: Nigeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party on its efforts to ensure effective monitoring of the two existing mines, Vele Colliery and Venetia, in the vicinity of the property; Welcomes the proposed development of a new integrated management plan, to be completed in 2018 and submitted to the World Heritage Centre; Acknowledges the State Party’s assurance that it has fully resolved the issues raised by the World Heritage Committee, that the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the completion of the Integrated Management Plan (2016–2019) and the beginning of its implementation, bearing in mind that the State Party might wish to consider a longer implementation timeframe for future planning exercises; Requests the State Party to finalize work on the overall Land Use plan for the property and develop a separate, more detailed Sustainable Tourism Development Plan taking into account carrying ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.45, 36 COM 7B.49, 38 COM 7B.55, 39 COM 7B.45 and 40 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes with satisfaction the development of the Department of Urban and Rural Planning (DoURP) Ng’ambo Local Area Plan and Green Belt proposals, the successful restoration of the Chawl Building, and supports the proposed development of the Hifadhi Zanzibar ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the significant archaeological discoveries and related research at the Pyramid of Khufu and for the advancement of the Step Pyramid and Southern Tomb Risk Mitigation and Restoration Project at Saqqara, and requests it to submit detailed information thereon to the World Heritage Centre; Welcomes the ongoing engagement of the State Party with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.20 and 40 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes the positive results of the ‘Erbil Citadel Revitalization Project’ implemented by UNESCO in the framework of the Kurdistan Regional Government Funds-In-Trust; Commends the State Party for continuing the actions undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations at the time of the property’s inscription; Encourages the State Party to continue ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Erbil Citadel
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 41th session (Krakow, 2017), Highly commends the State Party for taking immediate and substantive measures to implement key recommendations of the November 2017 joint Reactive Monitoring mission, notably by: Elaborating a high-quality Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for the property and foreseeing legal provisions and adequate policies for its implementation, in line with the Operational Guidelines, Replacing the project to extend the Crowne Plaza Hotel ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for the submission of the Management Plan for the property; and invites it to submit the requested complementary documentation: a comprehensive conservation plan and archaeological research policy, and a Public Use Plan; Expresses concern over the lack of completion of urgent conservation work across the property, with particular attention given to the Stylite Tower and the Castrum Fortification and urges ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Expresses concern that above-ground structures of reinforced concrete were built at the south of the property and that the State Party did not submit detailed information and design for the Diplomatic Club project, including the reburial (backfilling) of the archaeological remains to allow for the reversibility of the swimming pools; Urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as possible and in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, a detailed document on ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Byblos
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for its efforts to ensure the sustainable management and conservation of the property, and welcomes the creation of a ‘World Heritage Sites Department’ within the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), and a site management office at Bahla; Regrets that, despite previous requests, neither the finalized version of the Management Plan nor a request for a minor boundary modification have been ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the significant achievements in finalizing a detailed database of the buildings in the property and encourages it to pursue its efforts to include all the attributes relating to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including its urban fabric within this database; Welcomes the engagement of the State Party in achieving a more comprehensive management approach for the property ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the preventive conservation efforts and preservation actions so far implemented by the State Party in the framework of the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project; Expresses its concern about the overall state of conservation of the property which, according to the information provided, appears to be in a perilous state, reflecting years of neglect, lack of maintenance and protection, and inadequate management and staff ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Warmly welcomes the progress achieved in the protection and conservation of the property, despite a relatively difficult global context; Commends the State Party for the successful efforts towards recovering the Ganymède statue stolen from the site museum in 2013; Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party for land control of the area located in the classified zone and invites it to pursue and strengthen ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.66 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the ongoing implementation of the recommendations of the 2015 mission through the new 2016 Management Plan for the property, particularly the ban on commercial logging along with mineral exploration and extraction within the property and the recommendations related to fire research and management, and encourages the State Party to continue its efforts in this regard; Also welcomes the specific inclusion in the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.14 and 40 COM 7B.67, adopted at its 38th (Doha 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in following up on earlier Committee concerns about management planning, including the review of the Management Plan and the elaboration and submission of Action Plans for visitation management and archaeological heritage management; Notes that current visitation has already increased beyond the previously anticipated two ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Trang An Landscape Complex
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.16, and 40 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) session, respectively, Acknowledges the progress made in the integration of the protection and management of the cultural and natural values of the mixed property, and welcomes particularly the formal agreement of cooperation between the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH); Notes the development of a Special ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 8B.15 and 41 COM 8B.52, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the proposal to upgrade the protection status and consolidate the management of the property, and the opportunities offered by the new partnership between the State Party and African Parks Network (APN), with financial support of the European Union, Dutch Postcode Lottery and other partners, and encourages the international community to continue to provide ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
Country: Chad
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Congratulates the State Party for the revision and updating of the 2018-2022 Management and Conservation Plan for the property, and notably for the important involvement of local communities, despite the persisting problems caused by the security situation; Favourably welcomes the measures taken to involve communities in the conservation of the property and the different components of their heritage, and more particularly ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.16, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes establishment of an inter-ministerial committee for the management of the property, the completion of the Strategy for Water and Land Resources in Iraq (SWLRI) and the recognition of the Iraqi marshlands as a legitimate water user and, noting the competing demands for water between different users in Iraq, also welcomes the ongoing efforts for reform of water governance; Urges the State Party to take ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation progress made by the State Party in addressing the recommendations made by the 2014 Reactive Monitoring mission, despite facing financial and technical challenges; Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about plans for the development of a wastewater treatment plant, and on the development of a land use plan for the buffer zone; Encourages the State Party to continue ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Wadi Rum Protected Area
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.87, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Reiterates its utmost concern that new data shows that, in 4 out of 7 recent years, water provision to the property has remained well below the 550 million cubic feet recommended by the 2008 mission as a minimum to sustain its wetland values, and strongly urges the State Party to identify and implement solutions to sustain adequate and reliable long-term water supply to the property and its satellite sites; Welcomes the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.9, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regretting that the State Party of Kyrgyzstan did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the Kyrgyz components of the property, recalls that for transboundary properties, States Parties should submit a joint report, rather than individual reports on their national components, and strongly encourages all three States Parties involved in this serial transnational property to submit joint reports in the future; ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Western Tien-Shan
Country: Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the completion and on-going implementation of the 2016-2020 Management Plan for the property and its nationally designated buffer zone, and urges the State Party to pay particular attention to the recommendations of the 2016 Advisory mission, including but not limited to firewood collection, tourism management, management of solid and liquid waste, and unregulated and poorly controlled helicopter use resulting in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 41 COM 7B.4 and 41 COM 8B.7, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the two specific government resolutions adopted by the State Party of Slovakia aimed at addressing the Committee’s requests and recommendations regarding the protection and management of the Slovak components of the property; Notes the confirmation provided by the State Party of Slovakia that logging remains suspended within the Slovak components of the property, but notes with utmost concern the continued ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Albania Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Germany Italy Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.93, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes that the new Management Plan for the property could not yet be finalized due to Court proceedings regarding the procedures for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); Noting the amendments to the current Management Plan for Pirin National Park adopted in December 2017 which now do not prohibit the construction of water catchment facilities within the property, requests the State Party to provide more detailed ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the clarification provided by the State Party that industrial resource extraction inside the boundaries of the property, both on and below the surface, is not permitted; Requests the State Party to ensure that long-term, substantive measures are introduced to prevent future oil and gas licences being awarded in the vicinity of the property as a matter of priority, and before the “pause” on hydraulic fracturing ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Gros Morne National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Commends the State Party for progress made to respond to the Committee’s decisions and to the 2017 mission recommendations, and urges the State Party to continue these efforts to fully implement all recommendations of the mission; Welcomes the State Party’s decision to amend the Spatial Plan for Plitvice Lakes National Park which would include preparation of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), in line with IUCN’s Advice Note ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Regrets that the State Party report provides little information on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2012 mission and that most of the information provided is related to one component of the property only, the Katunsky State Nature Reserve; Urges the State Party to implement all the recommendations of the 2012 mission, as adopted in Decision 36 COM 7B.25, across all components of the property and to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Noting with serious concern the resolution extending the use of increased limits on the fluctuation between the maximum and minimum water levels of Lake Baikal for 2018-2020, urges the State Party to stop introducing further changes of the limits on fluctuation until the impacts of all existing water use and management regulations on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property are fully understood through a complete and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.25, 40 COM 7B.98, and 41 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Taking note of the conclusions of the 2017 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission, expresses its serious concern on the reported threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and requests the State Party to fully implement all the recommendations of the mission; Welcomes the continued efforts ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the State Party report only includes information on one component of the property, Yugid Va National Park (YVNP) but that no information on the Pechoro-Ilychskiy Nature Reserve component is provided; Welcomes enhanced capacity for the prevention of forest fires and protection of permafrost in YVNP as well as the development of the property’s Integrated Management Plan for the 2017-2031 period, and requests the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.100 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the clarifications provided by the State Party regarding the total area of the nature parks components of the property and the discrepancies with previously reported figures and requests the State Party to submit the information on the boundaries of all components to the World Heritage Centre in order to formally clarify them by submitting high-resolution maps and shapefiles for each of the property’s ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41COM 7B.8, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the State Party’s statement that the recent legislative changes do not impact on the obligations of the State Party under the Convention to preserve and transfer the heritage object to future generations in an unchanged state, but regrets that no detailed information about these changes has been provided and therefore reiterates its request to the State Party to provide detailed information about all recently adopted ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the planned implementation of the house mice (Mus musculus) eradication programme on Gough Island in 2019, and requests the State Party to ensure adequate funding to fully implement the programme as a matter of urgency; Appreciates that a feasibility study for the eradication of house mice has been undertaken and that the captive management of two endemic land bird species is being planned to mitigate risk of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.104, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Reiterates its significant concern that there are uranium mines proposed in the area surrounding the property and requests the State Party to ensure Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, including a specific assessment of impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, are completed and copies submitted to the World Heritage Centre for review by the World Heritage Centre and IUCN before any decisions ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Grand Canyon National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the finalization and submission of the updated Management Plan for the property and requests the State Party to ensure its formal adoption and begin its implementation as soon as possible; Takes note that the Management Plan defines a buffer zone for the property, and encourages the State Party to develop and submit a Minor Boundary Modification, as per Paragraphs 163 and 164 of the Operational Guidelines, to the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes the information provided by the State Party regarding the Baixo Iguaçu dam and the affirmation that specific impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) have been taken into account in the authorization process for this project, regrets that no specific assessment of the impacts on the OUV of the property has been submitted to the World Heritage Centre prior to proceeding with the project, and reiterates its ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for progress achieved with the further consolidation of governance and institutional arrangements related to the management of the property and with addressing the longstanding issues facing the property; Notes with concern that, despite this progress, some of the requests made during its 34th session in 2010 when the property was removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger remain unresolved, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), 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; Welcomes the important efforts by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2017 mission, in particular the significant progress made in strengthening surveillance efforts in the Upper Gulf of California, the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 41st session (Kraków, 2017), Welcomes the continued progress made by the State Party in removing feral livestok from Coiba Island, and requests the State Party to establish a follow-up monitoring programme to confirm the successful removal of feral livestock from the island in the long term; Notes with serious concern that the Public Use Plan (PUP) foresees expansion of existing infrastructure and that potential negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B; Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.77, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Takes note of the initiation of the integration of the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) study into the legal and regulatory frameworks of Saint Lucia, urges the State Party to ensure that the LAC Regulations are developed as a matter of priority and requests the State Party to submit the completed LAC Regulations to the World Heritage Centre as soon as they are available; Notes the ongoing dialogue between the developers ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.5 and 40 COM 7B.78, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, respectively, Welcomes the cancellation of all petroleum and metals prospecting licenses in the buffer zone and the State Party’s commitment to continue monitoring the activities, but noting the location of the alternative licensing zones close to the buffer zone and the property, requests the State Party to ensure that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), including an assessment ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Okavango Delta
Country: Botswana
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Congratulates the State Party for its efforts in strengthening surveillance and technical capacities and equipment for the guards, as well as the increased patrol efforts, appreciates the support of donors and technical partners for their support in the conservation of the property, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts to reinforce the number of guards; Notes with satisfaction the seizure of 216 ivory tusks in ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7A.43 and 41 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for organizing a major event to mark the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and the 50th anniversary of Simien Mountains National Park, thereby demonstrating its strong political commitment to conserving the property, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to secure effective management and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7B.4 and 40 COM 7B.80 adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes the collaboration between the States Parties of Kenya and Ethiopia towards establishing the Joint Ethiopia-Kenya Technical Experts Panel to oversee the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to assess the cumulative impacts of development projects in the Lake Turkana Basin; Deeply regrets that the SEA, which should have been completed by 1 February 2018, has still ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.92 and 40 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, While welcoming the State Party’s efforts for the property’s conservation and the implementation of the 2014 mission recommendations and acknowledging the State Party’s assurance that the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) is maintained and that the policy framework for protection is strong, requests the State Party to provide up-to-date monitoring data and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.2, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes that the governance arrangements have been strengthened through the participation of the Chief Executive Officers of all three management authorities since 2016, to improve the coordination of the Joint Management Committee; Noting that the current budget allocations for the management of the property are reported to be sufficient, requests the State Party to ensure that sufficient funding will continue to be secured for the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.82 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Appreciates the signing of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration Treaty on Wildlife Conservation and Tourism Development (GVTCT) by the States Parties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda, in order to coordinate biodiversity conservation and tourism development in the Greater Virunga Landscape, and encourages the States Parties of DRC and Uganda to continue to strengthen their ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.7, 38 COM 7B.94 and 40 COM 7B.83 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), respectively, Commends the State Party on its anti-poaching efforts, contributing to further reduced elephant poaching and maintaining zero poaching of rhinos in the property; Notes with utmost concern that a series of dams have been proposed upstream of the property in Kenya, which could have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.97 and 40 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for its substantial efforts to enhance the property’s conservation with several initiatives underway, notably to strengthen anti-poaching efforts, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts, in particular to: Implement the Anti-Poaching Strategy and the Elephant Management Plan, and continue to report on progress made, Complete the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.85, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Warmly welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to implement the decisions of the Committee and the recommendations of the 2014 Reactive Monitoring mission and requests the State Party to continue these efforts; Also warmly welcomes the establishment and strengthening of a permanent concertation committee that includes the administrative and municipal, and regional and communal authorities, as well as the measures ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.6, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress achieved with the development of high quality maps and a draft Integrated Management Plan (IMP), the recruitment of additional staff, and the increase in resources; Requests the State Party to finalize, adopt and start implementing the IMP as soon as possible, and encourages it to provide further ressources for the management of the property; Noting with appreciation the activities undertaken to ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add2, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.86 and 41 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s repeated invitations for the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to the property requested at its 40th and 41st sessions, but regrets that the mission could not be undertaken due to the security situation in Yemen; Expresses concern about the casualties and flash flooding caused by Cyclone Mekunu that hit the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add, Takes note with satisfaction of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties: The Grand Canal (China) (C 1443bis) Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey (Germany) (C 1447) Historic Centre of the City of Yaroslavl (Russian Federation) (C 1170) Encourages the States Parties concerned to pursue their efforts to ensure the conservation of World Heritage ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl The Grand Canal
Country: China Germany Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B.3, Recalling Decisions 42 COM 8B.24, 42 COM 8B.35 and 42 COM 5A (Manama, 2018), Considering that, in compliance with the Convention and the Operational Guidelines, Outstanding Universal Value is recognised at the time of inscription of a property on the World Heritage List and that no recognition of Outstanding Universal Value is foreseen prior to this stage, decides to include the review of the referral procedure and its application for examination in the framework of the next revision ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/8A, Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and long-term planning of its development; Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies during the development or revision of their Tentative Lists as appropriate; Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/8B, Does not approve the name change to Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church as proposed by the Danish authorities.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/8B, Approves the name change to The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand as proposed by the Danish authorities. The name of the property in French becomes Paysage de chasse à courre de Zélande du Nord.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Asmara: A Modernist City of Africa as proposed by the Eritrean authorities. The name of the property becomes Asmara: A Modernist African City in English and Asmara : une ville africaine moderniste in French.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Asmara: A Modernist African City
Country: Eritrea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar as proposed by the Indian authorities. The name of the property becomes Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar in English and Site archéologique Nalanda Mahavihara à Nalanda, Bihar in French.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains, South Africa, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains contain the best-preserved, oldest and most diverse sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks on Earth. These well researched outcrops provide a globally unique source of information about the earliest measurable conditions of the Earth’s ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Fanjingshan, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:Brief synthesisFanjingshan world natural heritage is located in South-West China, covering a total area of 40,275 ha, fully surrounded by a proposed buffer zone of 37,239 ha. The climate is monsoonal, with mean annual temperature of 12°C, annual precipitation of 1506 mm and a mean annual relative humidity of more than ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Fanjingshan
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2, Defers the examination of the nomination of Arasbaran Protected Area, Islamic Republic of Iran, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to: Provide clear technical justification for Outstanding Universal Value and integrity, Provide sufficient information concerning the process of relocation of farmlands within the boundaries of the nominated property, Provide information with regards to the occurrence of the Persian leopard population and other threatened ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The nomination of Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island, Japan, has been withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the significant boundary modification of Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation, to include Bikin River Valley, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The extension extends from 200 to 1900 masl and is the most important intact and effectively protected forest on the western slope of the Sikhote-Alin, which is distinct from the slopes exposed to the Sea of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Central Sikhote-Alin
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B.Add and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 8B.11 and 40 COM 8B.13 adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Inscribes the Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena, France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena, situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region in the centre of France, is an ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B, WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 8B.19 and 40 COM 8B.18 adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Inscribes Pimachiowin Aki, Canada, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii), (vi) and (ix); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Pimachiowin Aki, part of the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg people at the headwaters of the Berens, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Pimachiowin Aki
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B, WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2, Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.3 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), Inscribes Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar” is in the Amazon rainforest in south central Colombia. Following its extension in 2013, the park is now ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B.Add, WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1.Add and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decision 41 COM 8B.9 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017); Inscribes Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica, Mexico, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv) and (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán: originary habitat of Mesoamerica is located in central-southern Mexico, at the southeast of the State of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B.Add and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Inscribes Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site, Kenya, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located 46 km northwest of Migori Town in the Lake Victoria region, Thimlich Ohinga archaeological site is a dry-stone walled settlement, based on a complex organization system of communal occupation, craft industries and livestock that reflects a cultural tradition ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Ancient City of Qalhat, Oman, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis The Ancient City of Qalhat is located on the eastern coast of the Sultanate of Oman, approximately 20 kilometres north of the city of Sur. The property includes the entire Ancient City of Qalhat, demarcated by its inner and outer walls, which extends over 35 hectares, as well ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ancient City of Qalhat
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Al-Ahsa Oasis, an Evolving Cultural Landscape, Saudi Arabia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Al-Ahsa Oasis is located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered on the North by Abqaiq province, on the east by the Persian Gulf, on the west by the desert of Ad-Dahna and on the south by the desert of Ar-Rub' Al-Khali (the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Al-Ahsa Oasis, an Evolving Cultural Landscape
Country: Saudi Arabia
The nomination of Khor Dubai, a Traditional Merchant’s Harbour, United Arab Emirates, has been withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: United Arab Emirates
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of the Historic Monuments and Sites of Ancient Quanzhou (Zayton), China, back to the State Party, taking note of the high potential to meet criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi), in order to: Further refine and focus the justification for criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi), Better describe the boundaries and buffer zones of each of the nominated property components in relation to their ability to enclose and protect the nominated serial property, Strengthen the ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Two waves of urban development of Mumbai in the 19th and 20th centuries transformed the city from a fortified trading outpost to the first city of India. The first expansion included the construction in the 1880s of a group of Victorian Gothic public buildings and the creation ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
Country: India
The nomination of Age of Trade: Old Town of Jakarta (formerly Old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir and Bidadari), Indonesia, has been withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (v); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; Brief Synthesis This serial nomination proposes 8 selected archaeological site components in three geographical area contexts at Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan, all located in the southern Fars Province of Iran. These fortification ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, Japan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located in the Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures in the northwestern part of Kyushu Island of the Japanese Archipelago, the ‘Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region’ is a serial property comprising 12 components, made up of ten villages, one castle remains, and one cathedral ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea, Republic of Korea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Sansa are Buddhist mountain monasteries located throughout the Korean Peninsula. Seven temples – Tongdosa, Buseoksa, Bongjeonsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Seonamsa and Daeheungsa – established in the 7th to 9th centuries represent these ancient and continuing ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea
Country: Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Recalling the reservations it has expressed concerning the inscription of sites related to negative memories, Recognizes that the evaluation undertaken by ICOMOS may be considered effective until its 45th session in 2021; Decides to adjourn consideration of the nomination of the Funerary and Memorial sites of the First World War (Western Front), Belgium and France, until a comprehensive reflection has taken place and the Committee at its 44th session has discussed and decided whether ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Belgium France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of the Colonies of Benevolence, Belgium and Netherlands, back to the States Parties, in order to: Adapt the nomination by focusing on the well-preserved cultural landscapes of the free and unfree Colonies, both understood to reflect the ideals relating to a single utopian model of poverty reduction that guided their foundation and evolution, Ensure that the nominated free and unfree Colonies reflect the scope and careful planning of the agricultural settlements ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Belgium Netherlands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of Žatec – the Town of Hops, Czechia, to the World Heritage List, in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to deepen the research on the theme of hop growing and processing, as well as on the proposed property and its wider setting to bring into focus areas of potential significance and areas where traditional hop farming and processing and its impacts on the landscape can be ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea, Denmark, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape on the basis of criterion (v); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Climate and topography in West Greenland along a vast west-to-east transect from the ocean and fjords to the ice sheet contains evidence of 4200 years of human history. Fisher-hunter-gatherer cultures have created an organically evolved and ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of the Historic Urban Ensemble of Nîmes, France, to the World Heritage List, in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to develop a thorough comparative analysis on the Roman buildings of the city of Nîmes to bring into focus whether potential significance can be identified and, if a robust case can be made, reconsider the scope of the nomination on this basis; Considers that any ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Archaeological Border Landscape of Hedeby and the Danevirke, Germany, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The trading centre of Hedeby and the defensive system of the Danevirke consist of a spatially linked complex of earthworks, walls and ditches, a settlement, cemeteries and a harbour located on the Schleswig Isthmus of the Jutland Peninsula during the 1st ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century, Italy, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Founded in 1908 by Camillo Olivetti, the Industrial City of Ivrea is an industrial and socio-cultural project of the 20th century. The Olivetti Company manufactured typewriters, mechanical calculators and desktop computers. Ivrea represents a model of the modern ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B, WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B4, Refers the nomination of Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, Italy, back to the State Party, taking note of a potential of the proposed property to meet criteria (iv) and (v) to: Redefine the nomination refocusing the potential Outstanding Universal Value on criteria (iv) and (v), Redefine the boundaries and buffer zones of the nominated property, Completing the adoption process by the 28 concerned municipalities of the tool “Technical ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Taking note of the Advisory Body’s evaluation whereby the nominated property justifies Outstanding Universal Value on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), and meets the conditions of integrity and authenticity; Acknowledges the official request for referral made by the submitting State Party due to ongoing international arbitration; In compliance with paragraph 159 of the Operational Guidelines, refers the nomination of Roșia Montană Mining Landscape, Romania, back to the State ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Caliphate City of Medina Azahara, Spain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Caliphate City of Medina Azahara is an archaeological site of a newly-founded city built in the mid-10th century CE by the western Umayyad dynasty as the seat of the Caliphate of Cordoba. The city was destroyed shortly afterwards, and from that time remained hidden until its ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Sites: Caliphate City of Medina Azahara
Country: Spain