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48. The Bureau took note of document CLT-92/CONF.003/02 and commended the efforts of the Director-General of UNESCO for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Dubrovnik, particularly: - his joint appeal together with the United Nations Secretary General for a return to peace and the protection of cultural heritage; - his appeal to the various UNESCO missions to the different parties involved in the conflict with the aim of enforcing the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Event of Armed Conflict (The Hague, 1954) and the World Heritage ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
The Bureau was happy to learn that the restoration work on the monuments at Arles (France) was continuing, thanks to participation of the Ministry of Culture, and also with important contributions from the municipal authorities and the World Monuments Fund.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
Country: France
The Bureau also noted with satisfaction the continuing efforts of the persons responsible for the conservation of the archaelogical site of Kerkouane (Tunisia), to reinforce the cliff which is being eroded by waves.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
Country: Tunisia
The Bureau took note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre on the site of the Pont du Gard (France). It appears that the development activities at the site do not endanger its authenticity but seem to help re-establish it, as an existing electricity line will be buried.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
Country: France
With regard to the state of conservation of the monuments of Goreme (Turkey), the Bureau noted the willingness of the national authorities to continue the restoration of the site and requested the World Heritage Centre to prepare, in consultation with the responsible Turkish authorities and specialists, a more detailed dossier concerning tourist developments which may be detrimental to the visibility of the monuments.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
Country: Turkey
The Bureau noted with concern the dangers threatening the conservation of the site because of its fragility and the increasing flow of pilgrims, as well as a possible reconstruction of the church over the saint's tomb. The Bureau requested the World Heritage Centre to draw the attention of the competent national authorities to these matters and request their assurances to take all action necessary for conserving this site.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The Bureau noted that the restoration work was continuing and that the archaeological activities were limited to excavation connected with the installation of an electric line. The Bureau was concerned that the means and human resources to ensure the protection of the site was not yet in place.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Delos
Country: Greece
The Bureau was satisfied with the positive assessment of the state of conservation of the monuments and expressed its wish that the national authorities take measures to strengthen the protection of this site.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Archaeological Site of Delphi
Country: Greece
Despite the fact that it was aware of the efforts of specialists and the Tunisian authorities for conserving this site, the Bureau was, however, concerned about the modifications which affected the environment of the site and requested the competent authorities to take urgent measures necessary to re­establish the harmony of the site and its surroundings, halt all new constructions in the immediate environs and demolish the shopping arcade constructed on one side of the amphitheatre. If it is not possible to demolish the arcade, then it would be desirable to conceal it with a hedge. ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Amphitheatre of El Jem
Country: Tunisia
The Bureau took note with satisfaction that the urban development plan of the town had been modified and wished to obtain more information regarding the new plan from the competent Turkish authorities.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The Bureau expressed its concern regarding the protection of Megalithic temples and requested the World Heritage Centre to draw the attention of the competent Maltese authorities to the necessity of establishing a larger buffer zone with better legal protection. A report on the information received will be submitted to the Committee at its next session, particularly in the light of a proposal for extension of this site presented by the Maltese authorities this year.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Megalithic Temples of Malta
Country: Malta
The Bureau was concerned by the construction project inside the Vatican City of a concrete building of several floors in the place of the old Hospice de Santa Marta, the demolition of which was undertaken on 1 June 1992. The breach in the Leonin Wall that appeared during this work constitutes a danger to the integrity of this fortified ensemble. Moreover, because of its co-visibility with the dome of Saint-Pierre, the height of the planned building would cause irreparable damage to the urban landscape of Rome, as well as to the Vatican City. The Bureau recommended that the World ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Vatican City
Country: Holy See Italy
The Bureau took note with satisfaction of the safeguarding activities undertaken by UNESCO for Cambodian heritage. The Organization had already started this work before the signature of the peace treaty. Since then, Cambodia has adhered to the Convention and the Bureau considered it to be its duty to participate actively in the restoration and conservation of Angkor. A member of the Bureau underlined the fact that the inscription of this site on the World Heritage List was a matter of genuine urgency. In fact, following the war which devastated this country, the protection of the site ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The representative of ICOMOS reported to the Bureau on the cultural sites he had monitored. A more detailed report accompanied by slide projections will be made during the Santa Fe session in December 1992 for all the cases mentioned. The properties in question are: Kizhi Pogost (Russian Federation), Monastery of Rila (Bulgaria), Budapest (Hungary) and Stonehenge (United Kingdom). With regard to the site of Stonehenge, the ICOMOS Representative mentioned the problem of tourist pressure and the deviation of the road A-344. A more detailed report will be submitted at the next session of the ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue Kizhi Pogost Rila Monastery Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: Bulgaria Hungary Russian Federation United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Bureau was informed of the building proposals in the buffer zone along the Saint-Lawrence River and the impact they would have on the views to and from the River. ICOMOS was critical about the consultation process and the design and specifically of the failure of the many levels of government to work together. The Bureau also learnt that four other prominent persons in Quebec had expressed similar concerns. The Bureau noted with concern the incompatibility between such activities and the aspiration of Quebec City concerning the World Heritage Cities Secretariat. The creation of an ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Canada
The Bureau was happy to learn of the innovative efforts made by the competent American authorities for the long-lasting conservation of Chaco Canyon.
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Chaco Culture
Country: United States of America
49. The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat and decided to set aside a sum of US$30,000 for urgent activities to be undertaken for the restoration of Dubrovnik.  
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (Malta) 65. The Bureau requested that ICOMOS examine the justifications provided by the Maltese authorities for the need to install an air-conditioning system at this World Heritage site and assess the relative merits of different options available for solving problems caused by internal humidity. The Bureau recommended that the Committee, at its next session, take a decision on this request on the basis of information submitted by the State Party and the report from ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Country: Malta
City of Potosi (Bolivia) 66. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to contact the Bolivian authorities to obtain information on the links between the World Heritage site of Potosi and the proposed rehabilitation project for the lagoons. The Bureau recommended that the Committee, at its next session, assess, on the basis of the requested information, the importance of the work to rehabilitate the lagoons to the conservation of the World Heritage city and decide whether or not this project qualifies for international assistance from the World Heritage ...
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Plitvice Lake National Park (Republic of Croatia) 67. The Bureau decided to set aside US$30,000 as emergency assistance to undertake an expert mission to this site to assess damage caused by armed conflict in Croatia and to prepare and initiate the implementation of an international assistance project for the rehabilitation of the site.  
Session: 16th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1992
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
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