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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7A.19 and 31 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the actions being taken to address the existing threats and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Invites the State Party to consider a request for International Assistance to support the preparation of the conservation and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with great concern the continuing difficult situation in Iraq and deplores the loss of human lives; 4. Requests the State Party to take possible emergency measures to protect the eastern part of the property from the rising waters of the Tigris River and to undertake necessary maintenance and conservation work to avoid further damage; 5. Encourages the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.23 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with great concern the continuing difficult situation in Iraq and deplores the loss of human lives; 4. Also notes with concern the continued destruction of the archaeological remains, e.g. through vehicular movements and calls upon the State Party to ensure that this is addressed; 5. Encourages the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the corrective measures identified:     ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, I 1.Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add.2 and WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add 3, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Also recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including, as appropriate, the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
Country: Israel Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party to stop building violations and demolitions, to carry out a survey of the buildings, to complete heritage protection laws and to draft the conservation plan and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Welcomes the joint German Technical Assistance (GTZ), Yemeni Government and Social Fund for ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Germany Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the commitment of the State Party and the international community to the safeguarding of this property and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts and commitment of the State Party and the international community for the safeguarding of this property and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures, particularly the completion of the management plan for the property, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Welcomes the three-year timeframe proposed at the UNESCO 6th Expert Working Group Meeting in Tokyo in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7A.22 and 31 COM 8B.59, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the commitment of the State Party and the international community to the safeguarding of this property and the progress made towards achieving the Desired state of conservation and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, an up-dated ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in the overall preservation and conservation of Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the progress achieved in implementing the corrective measures identified by the World Heritage Committee in 2006, including by restoring and maintaining 42 communal irrigation systems within the property and by setting up a Project Development Unit to mobilise financial resources; 4. Welcomes the steps undertaken towards the development of a twinning programme of exchange and cooperation between the World ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the establishment of a management structure within the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as significant progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt the completed "Integrated Area Management Action Plan" and to integrate it into the urban planning system of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.77 and 31 COM 7A.27 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, and in particular its concern that the construction project of the Waldschlösschen Bridge would irreversibly damage the values and integrity of the property in accordance with Paragraph 179 (b) of the Operational Guidelines, 3. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party invited a Reinforced Monitoring mission to review the bridge construction project and any ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 8B.53, 30 COM 8B.54, and 31 COM 7A.28 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Acknowledges the continuing difficulties to monitor the property and the challenges to the follow-up to the intersectoral mission of January 2007; 4. Recalls its request for a risk preparedness study, in conformity with Paragraph 118 of the Operational Guidelines and Decisions 28 COM 10B.4 and 30 COM 7.2; 5. Also recalls its request, in cooperation ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made with re-routing the road A-16, the completion of the first phase of the Priority interventions programme and the participation process for management plan implementation; 4. Requests the State Party to undertake a comprehensive structural assessment of priority buildings and to seek actively the necessary funds for stabilizing and conserving the remaining 21 buildings; 5. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in implementing some of the corrective measures identified; 4. Remains concerned that protective legislation for the property is still not officially approved and in force and that the management plan has not been fully implemented; 5. Requests the State Party, in light of the new tourism pressures, to incorporate into the management plan, an approach to public use and visitor ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with appreciation the important efforts made by the State Party to mitigate decay factors at the property and the actions implemented to date; 4. Also notes that the State Party has initiated participatory workshops to improve the awareness of earthen traditional techniques, and welcomes the assistance of the States Parties of Peru and Spain to develop capacity building for artisans and professional staff; 5. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for its effort to control poaching but expresses its concern about the ongoing threats to the integrity of the properties; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt a comprehensive approach to address the urgent threats to the properties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) based on the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee as well as the recommendations ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
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, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.a, 30 COM 7.1 and 31 COM 7.1, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Also recalling Resolution 16 GA 10, adopted by the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention at its 16th session (UNESCO, 2007), 4. Noting the real danger from climate change faced by many World Heritage properties, 5. Decides to adopt the criteria proposed for assessing properties which are most threatened by ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.4, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Regrets that a management plan has not been finalized and urges the State Party to prioritise this activity; 4.Requests the State Party to conduct a review of the threats facing the property, including the following: a) fencing: i) take the necessary measures to halt the current fence construction within and adjacent to the property; ii) conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment study on existing and planned fences, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2008 Reactive Monitoring mission as soon as possible, including: a) through its relevant Ministry and the Department of Environment and Tourism, undertake urgently all the necessary steps to have the property proclaimed under national law and adopt the 2007 integrated management plan; b) in consultation with the landowners, clearly demarcate appropriate ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Vredefort Dome
Country: South Africa