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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, 2. Authorizes the participation in the 33rd session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of the document ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/3A.Rev.2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC 09/33.COM/3B.Rev.2, Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/5A, WHC- 09/33.COM/INF.5A.1, WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.2, and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.3, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 5 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Committee's five Strategic Objectives; 4. Takes also note of the findings of the study undertaken by UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service on the mapping of the workload of the World Heritage Centre presented in Document ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 5B adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting with satisfaction the progress achieved in the implementation of the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and noting that in practice the World Heritage Centre will continue addressing specific issues under regional programmes, 4. Thanks Andorra, Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand for having provided extra-budgetary funding for World Heritage-related activities in SIDS, ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5C, 2. Recalling the provisions of the Operational Guidelines in paragraphs 41 to 44, 3. Notes with appreciation the information provided on the cooperation between the World Heritage Convention and other multilateral environmental agreements; 4. Also notes the need for States Parties to address the great imbalance between nature and culture in the World Heritage List and to such end, recommends that a sharing of information between the multilateral environmental agreements and diverse stakeholders active in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 6A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the Progress Report on the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Notes with appreciation the excellent work the Fund has done since its inception, including the support provided for nominations for inscription of African sites on the World Heritage List, capacity building and assistance in the development of management plans for World Heritage properties in Africa; 5. Expresses its appreciation ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made towards the establishment of sustainable funding arrangements for conservation of World Heritage properties in the Pacific; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to report on the outcomes of the feasibility study on the development and implementation of sustainable funding arrangements for heritage conservation in the Pacific to the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7.2, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Taking note with satisfaction of Decision 181 EX/29 adopted by the Executive Board at its 181st session (April 2009) on the preliminary study on the technical and legal aspects relating to the desirability of a standard-setting instrument on the Conservation of the Historic Urban Landscape, 4. Encourages the General Conference to take action at its 35th session (October 2009) aimed at drawing up a new standard-setting ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2 and 32 COM 7.3 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Takes note of the operational aspects that have been refined by the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, as requested in Decision 31 COM 5.2, in view of the requirements of this decision that the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism be activated in exceptional and specific cases; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7A.1 and 32 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a report on the state of conservation of the property as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008); 4. Expresses its deep concern with regard to the conclusions of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission of April 2009 that noted a high risk of loosing the Outstanding ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has now regained control over the entire property, thus creating the basic conditions to start the process of recovery of its integrity and Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Expresses its concern on the results of the rapid wildlife assessment, which indicate that wildlife populations are at critical low levels and that poaching and illegal activities are occurring across the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with concern the limited progress in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions, as a result of the continued insecurity in the Côte d'Ivoire part of the property, preventing regular access by the management authority and the continued weak management capacity of the management authority in Guinea, ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed during protection operations at the property as well as its support for the guards and families who have lost homes following the attack and occupation of the Rumangabo Station in October 2008; 4. Regrets the breakdown in security that continues to hamper the implementation of conservation activities and threatens the Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec, 2008), 3. Notes with satisfaction the beginning of repatriation operations of FDLR Rwandan militia present in and around the property and requests the State Party, in cooperation with the United Nations Organization Mission for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), to redouble its efforts to disarm all the national and foreign armed groups operating in and around the property; 4. Notes with concern the fact that despite efforts ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the course of operations linked to the protection of the property, as well as to the other victims of the different attacks against the park; 4. Notes with deep concern the most recent breakdown of security that continues to delay the implementation of conservation activities and risks to threaten the achievements of these past years that had ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Centre, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with concern the delay in the implementation of the corrective measures established by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007);  4. Urges the State Party to redouble its efforts to implement the corrective measures and in particular those relating to the organization of a combined anti-poaching operation in cooperation with the Congolese Army (FARDC), to secure the property and implement ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Taking note of the conclusion of the mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been seriously degraded but that the security conditions are now in place to enable a beginning of the regeneration of the values and integrity of the property, congratulates the State Party for the progress achieved in this respect and encourages it to continue its efforts; 4. Considers that the indicators that describe ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Congratulates the State Party for the positive action it has taken in addressing corrective measures as recommended by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th, 31st and 32nd sessions; 4. Welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), in particular, the efforts to extend the property to include key habitat areas for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the fact that in spite of the continuing security problems, the implementation of the corrective measures has now started with support of the Co-management of natural resources of Aïr-Ténéré and its surrounding areas project (COGERAT), but notes that given the size of the property it will take time before a positive impact on the recovery of the Outstanding Universal Value can be ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
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