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Year start: 2019close
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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC/19/43.COM/7A, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3 and WHC/19/43.COM/7A.Add.3.Corr), Decides to remove the following properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger: Chile, Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Decision 43 COM 7A.49) Palestine, Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Decision 43 COM 7A.28) Recalls that the inscription of a ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/8D, Recalling Decision 42 COM 8D, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the boundaries of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are not able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitations of such ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/8E and WHC/19/43.COM/8E.Add, Commends the States Parties for the work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties located within their territories; Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC/19/43.COM/8E and WHC/19/43.COM/8E.Add, for the following World Heritage properties: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC India, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park India, Churches and Convents ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/9A.Rev, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 13.III, 35 COM 12C, 36 COM 12C, 37 COM 9, 38 COM 9A, 39 COM 11, 40 COM 9A, 41 COM 9A and 42 COM 9A, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Also recalling the integration of the Upstream Process in Paragraphs 71 and 122 of the Operational Guidelines, Reiterates that, in ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/9B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 9B, 39 COM 9B and 41 COM 9B adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 41th (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively, Welcomes the report of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies on proposals to improve the preparation and evaluation of mixed World Heritage nominations; Reiterates that due to the complexity of mixed site nominations and their evaluation, States Parties should ideally seek prior advice from IUCN and ICOMOS, if possible at least two years before a ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 10B.1 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific; Thanks the Governments of Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America for their contributions towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific; Takes note of the progress made on the Silk ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 10B.2 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Africa region; Thanks the Governments of China, Flanders (Belgium), the Netherlands, Hungary, Norway, the European Union and the African World Heritage Fund for their contributions towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Africa; Commends the States Parties of the Africa Region who have been actively ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 10B.3 adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017); Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for the Arab States; Thanks the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), based in Bahrain, for its contribution towards supporting follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States; Invites the Arab States to increase their cooperation with the World Heritage Centre in order to reinforce the capacities of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 10B.4, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Latin America and the Caribbean; Expresses its appreciation to the States Parties of the region for their contribution to the monitoring undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in 2018 regarding the implementation of the Regional Action Plan for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean (PARALC), 2014-2024, and encourages them to continue ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 10B.5, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow 2017), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Europe; Reiterating that the follow-up of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting has considerable resource and work load implications, encourages States Parties to financially support the implementation of the regional Action Plans through support to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies with a view to enabling further reflections in ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 41 COM 10A and Decision 42 COM 10A adopted respectively at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017) and its 42nd session (Manama, 2018); Notes with appreciation the successful commencement of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States region and the preparation for the start of the exercise in the Africa region; Welcomes the update of the training and guidance tools developed by the Secretariat to facilitate a State Party-driven approach as well as the development of new communication ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/11A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 5D, 39 COM 11, 41 COM 9A, 41 COM 11, 42 COM 8, 42 COM 9A, 42 COM 12A and 42 COM 13 adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively, Adopts the proposed revision of the Operational Guidelines, as presented in the Annex to this Decision; Requests the World Heritage Centre to proceed with the corrections of language consistency between the English and French versions of the Operational Guidelines. Annex to Decision 43 COM 11A ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/11B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12B, 37 COM 13, 39 COM 12, 40 COM 12 and 42 COM 11 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 42nd (Manama, 2018) sessions respectively; Thanks the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Korea for their commitment and financial contribution in view of the development of the World Heritage Policy Compendium funded by Australia and the Policy Compendium Online Tool, funded by the Republic of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC/19/43.COM/12 and WHC/19/43.COM/INF.8 (Tunis report), Recalling Decision 42 COM 8 and Decision 42 COM 12A; Expressing its appreciation to the Ad-Hoc Working Group for its work and recommendations and to the State Party of Azerbaijan for their able leadership; Thanks the State Party of Australia for having generously provided funding for the reflection on the nomination process and also thanks the State Party of Tunisia for having hosted the expert meeting on the reform of the nomination process, between 23 and 25 January ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/19/43.COM/13 and WHC/19/43.COM/13.Add, Approves the budget adjustments within the World Heritage Fund to increase the budget line “International Assistance – Conservation & Management” by US$ 110,468, this amount being covered by the budget lines “Cooperation with other Conventions & Organizations” (for US$ 5,000) “Information Management” (for US$ 32,000), “Periodic Reporting-Global” (for US$ 30,000) and “Periodic Reporting-Asia” (for US$ 10,000), as well as by the funds from savings on prior year’s obligations (for ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/14,2. Notes with concern that over 60% of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions remain unpaid, and continuing delays in the settlement of such contributions have adverse and damaging implications on the functioning of the World Heritage programme;3. Recalls that the payment of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, an obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention and strongly urges all States Parties, which have ...
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 42 COM 16, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 43rd session (Baku, 2019), Recalls that the hosting of a World Heritage Committee session by a Committee member is subject to the host country signing a host country agreement in conformity with UNESCO’s rules and regulations and that host country agreements for category II meetings must be signed eight months in advance of the meeting; Also recalls that, pursuant to Rule 44.3 of the Rules of Procedure of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/17, Requests the World Heritage Centre to consult with the Chairperson regarding the Provisional Agenda and a detailed timetable; Adopts the following Provisional Agenda for its 44th session in 2020: PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE 44th SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE (2020) OPENING SESSION Opening session Admission of Observers Adoption of the Agenda and the Timetable 3A. Adoption of the Agenda 3B. Adoption of the Timetable REPORTS 4.   Report of the Rapporteur of the 43rd session of the World ...
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