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XII.3      The Bureau noted that a joint UNESCO-UNEP-RARE Center for Tropical Conservation mission to the site was fielded, from 23 January to 5 February 2002, as part of the implementation of the UNF-financed project: “Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage sites”. The State Party informed the Centre that co-operation between Park staff, the Navy and the police has been strengthened considerably and joint patrols are being undertaken. These patrols are likely to help curtail the illegal entry of fishermen from ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Komodo National Park
Country: Indonesia
XII.6      The Bureau noted that the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) of Nepal, via a letter dated 22 January 2002, informed the Centre that the Bureau’s concerns with the construction of the 33kv transmission lines between Jagatpur and Madi.  This concern had been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Population and Environment, that is responsible for review and approval of the EIA for the project. IUCN has informed the Centre that this EIA is awaiting approval and notes that there is considerable public pressure in ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
XII.11    The Bureau noted that an international expert meeting on the application of the World Heritage Convention in tropical coastal, marine and small-island ecosystems, jointly organized by the Centre and IUCN, was convened in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay from 23 February to 1 March 2002. A Centre staff, as well as several IUCN experts, attended the Workshop and are expected to report back on issues raised by the 25th extraordinary session of the Bureau in December 2001. The report requested from the State Party by the 25th extraordinary session of the Bureau has not been ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
XII.14    As requested by the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee and its Bureau, a joint UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission was undertaken to the site from 11 to 16 February 2002.  The Bureau noted that the full report of the mission is currently being finalized and that it will be presented to the Committee at its 26th session. XII.15    The Bureau noted a number of preliminary mission findings and recommendations, in particular that potential threats to the site preceded the current development proposal, the lack of boundary maps and Management ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
XII.19    The Bureau noted that the Minister for the Environment of Slovakia provided a report, dated 30 January 2002, to the Centre that was transmitted to IUCN for review. The report noted that the Minister of Environment, after consultations with the concerned ministries, submitted the proposal to the Slovak Government for designating the Slovak Karst Caves as Slovak Karst National Park, noting that with such a designation the level of protection would increase. The report noted that up to the present, the site has been a Protected Landscape Area where geologic ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Country: Hungary Slovakia
XII.23    Following the report of the joint UNESCO/IUCN Monitoring Mission to the site in 2001, presented to the 25th extraordinary session of the Bureau, and at the request of the 25th session of the Committee, the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation transmitted a report on the situation of Lake Baikal dated 1 February 2002. XII.24    IUCN noted that progress has been achieved in the implementation of a number of measures towards the conservation of Lake Baikal.  This was acknowledged in the UNESCO/IUCN report presented to the World Heritage ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
XII.30    Following the request by the 25th session of the Committee, the Permanent Delegation of Russia transmitted a report on the situation of the Volcanoes of Kamchatka, dated 1 February 2002. IUCN noted that the report from the State Party is consistent with IUCN information related to gold mining and the fact that no gas pipeline crosses the territory of the World Heritage site.  XII.31    The State Party reported that salmon poaching in the Kamchatka Peninsula is increasing.  However, such activity is being held in check in the protected ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
XII.34    The State Party informed the Centre via letter that its report would only be available after 15 February 2002. The letter notified the Centre of a meeting on 14 February 2002 of the Joint Committee for the Management of Doñana National Park, and the State Party’s intention to provide a report on the state of conservation of the site following this meeting.  The full report provided by the State Party noted that the project for the proposed expansion of the Port of Seville had not been approved and that it is subject to expert review by ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
XII.36    A detailed report on the site has been provided via letter and electronic mail from the Department for Culture, Media and Sports dated 11 February 2002. IUCN stated that the report noted that the management plan for the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which has the World Heritage site as its core, is now under preparation. An issue paper was prepared for public consultation by March 2002, which will be followed by a draft plan in June 2002. A final version of the plan is then to be lodged with the Department of Environment of Northern Ireland (DOENI) in ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
XII.41    A detailed report on the site has been provided via letter and electronic mail from the Department for Culture, Media and Sports dated 4 February 2002. IUCN noted that the report stated that the results from the seabed survey are being analysed and a report will be produced as soon as possible. These results will inform the development of the proposal for an extension to the St Kilda World Heritage site as well as providing information for the site to be designated, and therefore protected under European legislation, as a Special Area of ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: St Kilda
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
XII.44    The Bureau was informed that after the illegal fishing incident in October 2001 the State Party has undertaken significant actions to increase the protection of the Marine Reserve. These actions include establishing co-operation with the National Coast Guard Service (NCGS) and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for patrolling the marine area, extension of the marine limits up to 12 nautical miles and prosecution of illegal fishing boat owners. XII.45    IUCN congratulated the State Party on the actions taken to protect the site and on the ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Cocos Island National Park
Country: Costa Rica
XII.47    The Bureau noted that following the request of the Committee at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) the State Party provided a report following completion of a review of the management decisions taken to date to minimise the risks to safety associated with the impending Ruapehu Crater Lake lahar. The Minister of Conservation announced that the installation of a state-of-the-art alarm and warning system, and the construction of a bank alongside the Whangaehu River are sufficient to address risks to public safety from an expected lahar. XII.48    In ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Tongariro National Park
Country: New Zealand
XII.53    The Bureau noted that a report on the state of conservation of the site was provided by the State Party on 30 January 2002 and was reviewed by IUCN and ICOMOS. The Bureau also noted that since 1992 when the Pamukkale Development Plan was issued, a number of positive developments had occurred: Construction of transportation to the site: the road linking Pamukkale town and the plateau, which climbed through the travertine terraces, has been closed and alternative options are being considered. New access to the terraces is related to the alternative ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Hierapolis-Pamukkale
Country: Turkey
XII.56    The Bureau was informed that the State Party had submitted, on 6 December 2001, a detailed report stating that almost all the recommendations of the 1999 mission had been followed, including a plan for the village of Aguas Calientes, detailed studies on the carrying capacity of, and the means of access to the Sanctuary and its components, the limitation of visitor facilities in the area surrounding the Ciudadela, and the desirability of extending the site. However, from other reports received through the UNESCO Lima Office, gradual deterioration seems to ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
XII.63    The Bureau, recalling the recommendations of two Seminars, organized by the World Heritage Centre in 1998 and 1999 in collaboration with the Delft University, noted that Byblos is one of five Lebanese sites considered by a large Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project financed by the World Bank, and examined the summary of the findings of an ICOMOS mission, carried out to the site in November 2001. XII.64    An Urban Study was commissioned in 2001 by the World Bank to a Lebanese consultant firm, in preparation for the Project. A preliminary ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Byblos
Country: Lebanon
XII.78 The Secretariat informed the Bureau on the findings of the mission carried out to the property by a staff of the Centre in November 2001. The property consists of two parts: the Mausoleum mound and, 1.5 kilometers eastward, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. XII.79    The Bureau’s attention was drawn to the insufficient co-ordination of site management authorities, uncontrolled tourism development and the lack of a comprehensive management plan to ensure the conservation and sustainable development of this World Heritage property. XII.80    The ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Country: China
XII.88    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of this World Heritage property presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev and the findings of the World Heritage Centre mission undertaken in January 2002 at the invitation of the Government of Iran.  The Bureau noted with appreciation, the high level of conservation of the public monuments composing the Historic Centre of Esfahan, including the Meidan Emam World Heritage area.  XII.89    The Bureau, however, expressed concern over the illegally constructed new commercial ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
XII.91    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of this property presented in working document WHC-02/CONF.201/11 Rev. The Bureau expressed great concern over:  (a) the rapid increase in illegal demolition of historic buildings, including those listed on the inventory of traditional wooden buildings; (b) the illegal construction of buildings including those of public administrations, in the World Heritage protected area of Luang Prabang, which  demonstrates non-respect for the building permit system; (c) visual impairment and possible ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
XII.94    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of this World Heritage property presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev and updated information on the on-going consultations between the Nepalese authorities, the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and UNESCO international experts concerning the plans for the conservation of the Maya Devi Temple.  XII.95    The Observer of Nepal informed the Bureau that his Government was considering all recommendations of the Committee, its Bureau, its Advisory Bodies and the UNESCO ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
XII.98    The Secretariat informed the Bureau that the presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the site, following the Vietnam War, has affected the archaeological research of newly-discovered areas, restoration of eight monumental areas, as well as site presentation for visitors.  The Bureau noted that the Vietnamese authorities demined unexploded ordnance at four main monuments since 1975. This demining work is progressing slowly, mainly due to lack of funds. XII.99    The Bureau also noted that, at the request of Vietnamese authorities, the UNESCO ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: My Son Sanctuary
Country: Viet Nam
XII.101 In response to an ICOMOS mission to the site in April 2001 to assess the impact of a  road project foreseen in the vicinity of the Tiefurt Castle and its Park at Weimar, at which the road proposal (Variant 1) was identified as having the least impact on the site, the progress report provided by the Ministry of Science of the State of Thuringia  confirmed that the decision to proceed with the road proposal (Variant 1) had been reached. XII.102 The Bureau thanked the German authorities for the progress report and congratulated them on the choice of the road proposal ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Classical Weimar
Country: Germany
XII.103 The report provided by the Russian Federation on the status of the proposed oil extraction operation by a Russian enterprise in the Baltic Sea stated that the project documentation relating to the development and exploitation of the oil-field had not yet been received by the Russian Federation Natural Resource Ministry. Furthermore, the report stated that at present no oil was being produced and the oil-field did not have a negative impact on the heritage values of the site. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) had not been carried out. It further stated that the buffer zone ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
XII.106 The information provided by the State Party stated that the effects of quarrying on the conservation of Spissky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments are negligible. Furthermore, the report pointed out that the quarrying company was elaborating a new extraction and re-cultivation plan, in co-operation with the National Administration for Nature Preservation, in order to meet the criteria for nature and landscape preservation. XII.107 The Bureau took note of the information provided by the State Party and requested the Slovakian authorities to provide a more detailed report ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments
Country: Slovakia
XII.108 The report submitted by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports of the United Kingdom informed that management plans are in place for both parts of the site. Concerning Stonehenge, the report stated that an application for planning consent for the visitor centre will be submitted during the summer of 2002 while the highways consent procedure will be initiated in December 2002.  Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are foreseen for both projects. With regard to Silbury Hill,   English Heritage is continuing to make progress in securing its goal of ensuring the ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
XII.110 The Bureau was informed of the damage caused by the flooding of the Historic Centre of Goiás. On the morning of 31 December 2001, Goiás underwent one of its major floods. Starting at dawn, strong intermittent rainfalls brought about an enormous increase in the volume of water drained into the channel of the Rio Vermelho. The site was seriously endangered by these heavy rains and flooding. XII.111 The inspection carried out by the National Institute for Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN) following the rains and flooding, indicated that: the wooden bridge of ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
Country: Brazil
XII.114 The Bureau noted that on 14 March 2002, a 156 km/h wind struck the Grande Island of Chiloé causing important damage to the Churches of Chiloé : the tower of the San Juan Church is in danger of collapsing; a part of the roof of the Nuestra Gracia de Quinchao Church was blown away as well as four supporting props, and its porch was damaged; the tower and the nave of the Tenaún Church is leaning to one side, the foundations of the lateral walls are unstable, the state of the former foundations was not known, this situation is worsened by the high ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
XII.116 The Bureau noted that the State Party's national Bureau for Monumental Heritage provided the World Heritage Centre, on 31 January 2002, with a preliminary report in Spanish (an English translation was subsequently provided on 11 February 2002), on the state of conservation of six colonial houses built by Nicolás de Ovando, siutated in the Historic Centre of the colonial town, as well as the measures which have been undertaken. 1)       The national Direction for Heritage met to define a strategy to be followed and to initiative the actions to ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
XII.118 The Bureau noted the damaged caused by the fire of 29 December 2001, in Lima.  The "Mesa redonda" Quarter, densely populated and located in the buffer zone of the Historic Centre of Lima, was severely damaged by fire caused by fireworks. This fire claimed 275 victims, 162 lost and 1000 injured, as well as material damage of US$ 10,000,000, affecting more than 5000 small enterprises and leaving more than 10,000 jobless. XII.119 Four blocks of hourses were badly damaged and three others were indirectly affected by flames, smoke and water, in particular the Chinese Quarter ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
XII.125 The Bureau was informed of the conservation difficulties existing at the Archaeological site of Chavin as well as the emergency measures undertaken.  These measures concern the immediate halting of earth removal, the underpinning of some walls that risk collapse, the cleaning of ventilation conducts, the establishment of topographical plans to identify water filtration and the development of tourist circuits.  The Bureau noted that the members of the Commission for the Chavin Master Plan had been pre-selected and that an enlarged Consultative Committee should define the ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Chavin (Archaeological Site)
Country: Peru
XII.87    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of this World Heritage property presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev.  It reiterated its previous requests to the State Party to report on the progress made in developing a comprehensive management plan and on the measures taken in favour of the conservation and development of Konarak. The Bureau encouraged the authorities responsible for the conservation and management of the property to submit an international assistance request to elaborate the Plan for the mitigation of potential threats ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Sun Temple, Konârak
Country: India
XII.84    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of these two World Heritage properties presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev and the findings and recommendations of the reactive monitoring mission undertaken by an international mural painting expert undertaken in December 2001.  The Bureau noted the following threats facing both properties:    i.  infiltration of rainwater into the caves;    ii.  minor cracks on carved surfaces;    iii.  flaking of the paint layer;    iv.  infestation of bats and insects within the caves. XII.85    The Bureau expressed its ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ajanta Caves Ellora Caves
Country: India
XIV.1 The Bureau approved the following requests for international assistance: Preparatory Assistance Cultural - Asia - Pakistan Preparatory assistance for the nomination of the archaeological remains at Ranigat as an extension of Taxila World Heritage site The Bureau approved US$ 30,000, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.   Technical Co-operation Natural - Africa - Senegal Derby Eland Monitoring Programme The Bureau approved US$ 29,296 for this request, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage ...
Session: 26th session of the Bureau (CONF 201)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha M'Zab Valley Niokolo-Koba National Park Old Havana and its Fortification System State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv” Taxila
Country: Algeria Argentina Brazil Cuba Dominican Republic Egypt Nepal Norway Pakistan Senegal Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Accepts the presence of the following international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the session: Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)Bird Life InternationalInternational Council of Museums (ICOM)Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)Mihai Eminescu TrustNordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF)Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC)Simon Wiesenthal ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, with regret, not to open this item of the agenda in view of the time constraints.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee decides: 1. To restrict the discussion on item 19 "Revision of the Rules of Procedure" on ways to proceed in order to facilitate decision making on this agenda item at its 27th session[1]; 2. To postpone the discussion on item 7 "Report of the Secretariat" until later in the week in order to allow delegations further time to examine the document[2].   [1] In accordance with decision 26 COM 27, this item is included in the agenda of the extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee in March 2003. [2] In accordance with decision 26 COM 27, this ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Establishes the following working method for the adoption of its Report (based on the procedures of the Executive Board of UNESCO):1. The Report to be adopted by the Committee shall consist of a complete set of decisions taken at its session. The text of each decision shall be adopted when the item is discussed, to the extent possible;2. The Summary Records of the discussions held in the plenary session shall be circulated separately from the Report and will be provided to the Committee as an information document.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Adopts the working method, as established in 26 COM 3.2, at its present session on an experimental basis, with the understanding that:1. The Report and the Summary Records shall be submitted simultaneously, in so far as possible, the first for adoption, and the latter for information; 2. The Report (compilation of decisions) adopted by the Committee during this session shall be published not later than one month after its close;3. A completed draft text of the Summary Records shall be submitted to members of the Committee, observers and Advisory Bodies for ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Elects Mr Tamás Fejérdy (Hungary) as Chairperson and Ms Bénédicte Selfslagh (Belgium) as Rapporteur. The following Committee members are elected as Vice-Chairpersons: China, Egypt, Greece, Mexico and South Africa.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note of the Report of the Rapporteur of the 26th session of the Bureau.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalling all the United Nations resolutions related to the conflict and in particular Resolutions 1397, 1402 and 1403 of the Security Council of the United Nations, the Resolution 53/27 of the General Assembly on Bethlehem-2000 and the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) and its additional Protocols;2. Noting the provisions of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (The Hague, 1954) and other relevant ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Requests the Director-General, as a consequence of decision 26 COM 6.1, to seek additional resources to complement the contribution from the World Heritage Fund, with a view to launching the first phase of the plan of action before the end of 2002, and to strengthen its operational phase in the following year.  See also decision 26 COM 24.2.5.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the declarations made by the Observers of Palestine and Israel after the adoption of decisions 26 COM 6.1 and 26 COM 6.2 and decides to include them in extenso in the Summary Records.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in view of the time constraints to defer the discussion of this item until the next ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee in 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Endorses the objectives of the International Congress entitled World Heritage 2002: Shared Legacy, Common Responsibility; 2. Thanks the Italian Government for offering to host and participate in the funding of the Congress; 3. Authorizes the use of the World Heritage Emblem for the Congress; 4. Invites the Director-General, when the auspices of the World Heritage Committee and the World Heritage Emblem are requested for an international conference or congress, to submit the concept and the draft programme to the Committee for its ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Takes note of the proposed programme of activities co-organized or supported by UNESCO in the framework of the 30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention;2. Encourages States Parties to develop and implement activities to promote the Anniversary and to communicate the outcomes of these activities to the Centre for transmission to the Committee.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of the proposal to publish a work on 30 years of implementation of the World Heritage Convention;            2. Encourages the World Heritage Centre to develop a work plan for this publication in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to apply high-quality control standards for the preparation of the publication;4. Invites the World Heritage Centre to identify possible extrabudgetary funding sources for the publication.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Noting that in 2002, United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage, the World Heritage Committee celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972; 2. Considering that in 30 years, the Convention has proven to be a unique instrument of international co-operation in the protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value; 3. Adopts the Budapest Declaration on World Heritage as follows: BUDAPEST DECLARATION ON ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the overview of progress made with reforms and strategic reflection.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of document WHC-02/CONF.202/7 to be amended as requested by the Committee before it is given public access;2. Recalls the decision of the 164th session of the Executive Board on the establishment of a working group to explore and examine ways and means of creating necessary conditions for prevention of the intentional destruction of culturally important monuments and sites (164 EX/48 and 164 EX/51);3. tes the Director-General to consider the role of the World Heritage Convention with regard to initiatives being developed to explore and examine ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Decides, in view of the time constraints, to defer the decision on this item until its extraordinary session in March 2003 [4].[4] See also decision 26 COM 26.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalls the objectives of the Global Strategy adopted by the Committee in 1994 and the decisions concerning the representivity of the World Heritage List adopted by the Committee (Cairns, 2000);2. Emphasizes that the main objective is to facilitate the tasks of the States Parties to identify properties of potential outstanding universal value, prepare tentative lists and nominations; 3. Invites ICOMOS to:1) revise the broad categories presented as agreed at its 24th session [Cairns, 2000, VI.2.3.2 (ii) and (iii)], clearly defining each of them, and adopt ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Accepts as "complete" all nominations listed as "complete" and "almost complete" in Table A of document WHC-02/CONF.202/10 Rev and agrees that they be examined at the 27th session of the Committee in 2003;2. Accepts for examination at the 27th session of the Committee in June/July 2003, on an exceptional basis in view of the transitional period, the three nominations: Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (India), Takht-e Soleyman (Iran), and Matobo Hills (Zimbabwe), which have been made complete following the deadline of 1 February ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Invites the Director-General to take the necessary actions to ensure the legal protection of the World Heritage emblem and "World Heritage" name and its derivatives; 2. Decides to postpone the discussion on the manual and visual identity to its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Conscious of the need for further reflection on these issues; 2. Decides to postpone this discussion[5]; 3. Resolves that the working document shall not be distributed publicly until a final decision is reached by the Committee.   [5] In accordance with decision 26 COM 27, this item is included in the agenda of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee, June/July ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Adopts the following Strategic Objectives:Strengthen the Credibility of the World Heritage List;Ensure the effective Conservation of World Heritage properties;Promote the development of effective Capacity Building in States Parties; Increase public awareness, involvement and support for World Heritage through Communication.2.  Invites the Director-General to develop performance indicators for each of the Strategic Objectives to be presented to the 27th session of the Committee (June/July 2003) to enable the Committee to measure the success of the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the information contained in working document WHC-02/CONF.202/13B on an analysis of the major conservation issues identified through a review of the international assistance requests, state of conservation reports and the periodic reporting exercise; 2. Further notes the implementation status of the four World Heritage Programmes (Sustainable Tourism, Cities, Earthen Architecture and Forests) adopted by the Committee at its 25th session in December 2001 and initial proposals for future Programmes; 3. Invites the Director-General to develop new ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Welcomes the World Heritage Partnerships Initiative as a means to achieve, on an experimental basis, a new systematic approach to partnerships; 2. Acknowledges that the work undertaken in identifying partnerships and criteria for new World Heritage partnerships is in progress; 3. Invites the Director-General to further develop a regulatory framework for the Partnerships Initiative to be added to the Committee's guidelines relating to the use of the World Heritage name, emblem and patronage; 4. Encourages the Director-General to ensure that the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in view of the time constraints to defer this item until its extraordinary session in March 2003 [6].[6] See also decision 26 COM 26.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in view of the time constraints to defer this item until its extraordinary session in March 2003 [7].[7] See also decisions 26 COM 26 and 26 COM 28.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in view of the time constraints to defer the discussion of this item until its extraordinary session in March 2003 [8].[8] See also decision 26 COM 26.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its satisfaction with this excellent Periodic Report for Africa 2001 noting that it gives direction for future World Heritage activities in Africa;2. Noting that the Action Plan is already being implemented, requests that the activities specified therein should be restructured in line with the new Strategic Objectives and Article 5 of the World Heritage Convention;3. Encourages Afro-Arab bi-regional co-operation and networking, based on the similarities of problems and suggested solutions revealed by this Periodic Report and the one for Arab ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee,Invites the Director-General to present in written form information and draft decisions on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Invites the Director-General to seek further coordination, and possibly the establishment of a permanent mechanism of consultation, with the World Bank on projects related to World Heritage properties.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Invites the Director-General to present a report and statistics on the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger at its extraordinary session in March 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Invites the State Party to shortly finalize the management plan and confirm its adoption by the Government and to submit a calendar of activities for preparing a proposal for a transborder World Heritage area in the Danube Delta in cooperation with other concerned States Parties;2. Urges the State Party to take necessary action to purchase the portable electric generator to ensure the rapid closing of the sluice gates as and when needed and to minimize the risks of contamination from any future toxic spills;3. Recommends that the site be removed from the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Regrets the widespread damage caused by the volcanic eruption in January 2002 and requests the Director-General to transmit its sympathies and solidarity to the people of Goma through appropriate UN and other channels; 2. Requests the Director-General to consult with the UN authorities and other appropriate partners to put in place natural-disaster-prevention and risk-assessment systems to protect lives and minimize damage to property in the event of future eruptions; 3. Notes the efforts of the UNESCO/DRC/United Nations Foundation (UNF) Project to support ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its pleasure to welcome Liberia as a State Party to the Convention;2. Congratulates the exemplary collaboration between the three States Parties, UN and conservation NGOs for establishing a sound framework for transborder collaboration for the conservation of the Mt Nimba ecosystem;3. Invites the three Parties to review the draft tri-national framework agreement and finalise it as soon as possible, and that Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire resolve their differences in the boundary of the Dere-Tiapleu Forest in an amicable and effective manner;4. ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes with concern the continuing threats posed by insurgency and its impacts on the state of conservation of the site, particularly in its Eastern and the Western Ranges but also acknowledges several favourable conservation trends including: finalization of the management plan that is awaiting State Government approval, progressive reconstruction of camps and guard posts and increasing staff ability to carry out on-site management actions;2. Invites the Government of India and the State Government of Assam to investigate the possibilities of including the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Invites the State Party to submit a detailed report on the vehicle, purchased using the resources of the World Heritage Fund, which has been reported stolen, and as part of the same report address the staffing, infrastructure development, management and security issues impacting the integrity of the site;  2. Calls for an up-to-date assessment on the state of implementation of the rehabilitation plan for the site approved by the Bureau in 1999 and a review of the sustainability of donor and government financing for the conservation of the Natural Reserves; ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Notes that a workshop to define the indicators, benchmarks and other components of a scientific monitoring programme to guide the Committee's future assessments of the performance of the rehabilitation programme for the Ichkeul Lake National Park, will be organized in September 2002 using funds provided under an emergency grant of US$50,000 from the World Heritage Fund in May 2002;2. Invites the State Party to submit a detailed report on the results of the emergency assistance project, including a description of the monitoring programme, its financing ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes with satisfaction that concerns raised by IUCN regarding the recent issue of mining permits relate to limestone quarries outside the World Heritage area and commends the State Party's decision to allocate US$4.1 million on wastewater management improvements within the Everglades region;2. Invites the State Party to co-operate with IUCN and the Centre to prepare a report for submission to its 27th session in June/July 2003, containing the steps it intends to take to develop action plans and define parameters and conditions to monitor progress in ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes that the State Party has prepared the draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Study and has received 350,000 comments which are currently being evaluated; 2. Urges the State Party to continue to report on Yellowstone's snowmobile phase-out and other efforts to ensure that winter travel facilities respect the protection of the Park, its visitors, and its wildlife; 3. Invites the State Party to co-operate with IUCN and the Centre to prepare a report for submission to its 27th session in June/July 2003, containing steps it intends to take to develop ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party and welcomes the progress made to enhance the protection, preservation and presentation of the World Heritage site; 2. Reiterates the recommendations made by the Bureau at its 25th session, notably regarding the enlargement of the Butrint National Park Board to include, at the national and regional level, all relevant authorities to ensure a strong and effective co-ordination of the management of the World Heritage site; 3. Urges the State Party to take all appropriate measures, at the national level, ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes with appreciation the recent return of the two Angkor sculptures from the Academy of Fine Arts of Honolulu to the National Museum of Phnom Penh; 2. Notes that support has been provided to the International Co-ordination Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of Angkor (ICC) by new partners (Switzerland and India) and expresses appreciation for the support of the Municipality of Paris to strengthen the Documentation Centre; 3. Urges the State Party to make available to its 27th session in June/July 2003, within the framework of the Periodic ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its appreciation to the Government of India and the State Government of Karnataka for establishing a "Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority" to ensure effective co-ordination of conservation and development activities within the Hampi World Heritage areas;2. Encourages the State Party and the authorities concerned to continue their efforts in the formulation of a comprehensive management plan and to this end requests the World Heritage Centre to continue co-operating with the concerned authorities;  3. Invites the State Party ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the Omani authorities for the substantial achievements in the advancement of conservation works at the Fort, and for engaging in the preparation of the Management Plan;2. Recommends that the State Party ensure as a matter of urgency the necessary technical supervision of the conservation works being implemented at the site, and that a comprehensive survey and analysis of cultural and natural values of the Bahla Oasis and its surroundings be included in the scope of work of the consultant firm;3. Expresses its concern with regard to the proposed ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Reiterates its request made to the State Party at its 24th session to take corrective measures to remove the threats to the property and to clarify ownership, land-use and the legal status of the land within 60 meters of the partially demolished hydraulic works, particularly in view of the Punjab Special Premises Ordinance applicable to the site; 2. Takes note with appreciation of the positive actions taken and being planned by the State Party and the Centre for the rehabilitation of the Shalamar Gardens and in elaborating a comprehensive management plan ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the important work initiated by the local authorities and congratulates the State Party for its declared willingness to correct the present situation;2. Requests the State Party to present a progress report by 1 February 2003 on the work carried out for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003;3. Decides to maintain, in agreement with the State Party, the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its deep concern over the situation that calls for urgent corrective measures as the fragile natural environment continues to be affected by: uncontrolled construction of shelters on the Rice Terraces; climate-induced erosion of the Rice Terraces; abandonment of the Rice Terraces; unsustainable agricultural practices for the local communities; 2. Expresses its appreciation of the State Party's action to establish a permanent effective body to co-ordinate and lead efforts to rehabilitate the Rice Terraces in accordance with the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recommends the Yemeni authorities to strengthen, in close consultation with the Centre, the coordination of all efforts for the safeguarding of the Historic Town of Zabid;2. Requests the Centre to finalize the outline of the Urban Conservation Plan and technical specifications for the repair of residential buildings, in view of a clear distribution of roles and responsibilities among the responsible Yemeni authorities and the international community of donors;3. Encourages the State Party to establish at the site a Technical Unit, to act as a partner for ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes that preliminary consultations took place between the Centre and the State Party concerning the state of conservation of Kotor;2. Requests the authorities to invite a UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to evaluate the restoration of the site and its current state of conservation;3. Requests the mission to provide a recommendation as to whether or not the site could be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Invites the State Party to provide up-to-date information on the current status of the Public Interest Petition (PIP) on the impacts of tiger prawn seed harvesting and the measures taken by authorities to address the concerns raised by the PIP;2. Recommends that the State Party with the participation of Indian experts and the experts of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of IUCN, consider undertaking a review in order to provide additional inputs regarding methodologies and techniques used for tiger census to improve reliability of estimates of the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Sundarbans National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,Notes that information exchange on the state of conservation of several properties of Australia is underway between the State Party, the Australian Committee for IUCN and the Centre and that a National Periodic Report will be prepared by the State Party for examination at the 27th session of the Committee in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the results of the report provided by the UNESCO-IUCN mission to the site and the number of existing and potential threats to the site's values and integrity, including boundary issues, the lack of a management plan, and a new ski development proposal with forest disturbance;2. Welcomes the response by the State Party to the concerns contained in the mission report, and acknowledges the support provided by the Swiss Government to the Bulgarian-Swiss Biodiversity Conservation Project, in the preparation of the Management Plan for the site;3. Urges ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses strong concern with regard to the zinc mine, as well as the findings of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) report, including the comments on the inadequacy of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) to resolve the issues of land use and policy conflicts involving the site and its surroundings;2. Requests the State Party to provide by 1 February 2003, information on how the concerns and recommendations contained in the MVEIRB report will be addressed in relation to the impact on the World Heritage site to ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Nahanni National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Requests the State Party to provide by 1 February 2003, information on the status of the proposal to build a winter road and, specifically, the outcome of the appeals submitted to the Federal Court to be heard in the second half of 2002 for examination by the Committee at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII. 44-46, and2. Decides to review the proposed extension of the property under item 23 Nominations [10].[10] See decision 26 COM 23.4.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Cocos Island National Park
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Requests the State Party to provide a detailed report of the wildlife poaching situation at the site, including information on reported intentions to reopen hunting throughout the country and follow-up to the recommendations.  If affirmative, the State Party should elaborate the plans and methods it proposes to regulate and control the activity at the World Heritage site; 2. Urges the State Party to invite a monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the site with the aim of informing the Committee whether the site should be placed on the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Notes that there has been significant progress on invasive-species and marine conservation, quarantine and institutional strengthening actions, notably through the implementation of the UNESCO/United Nations Foundation (UNF)/Charles Darwin Foundation, Global Environment Facility (GEF)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) projects. There have been clear signs of Government commitment to conservation, most notably the successful nomination of the Galapagos Marine Reserve for World Heritage status and the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee,Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII. 19-22.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Country: Hungary Slovakia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the National and State Government for having provided adequate resources to establish and maintain control over poaching, encroachment and illegal activities;2. Notes that the level of on-the-ground staff presence, law enforcement and patrolling mechanisms backed up by relevant communication facilities are satisfactory;3. Invites the National and State Governments to accelerate the finalization of the management plan, ensure the steady and predictable flow of technical and financial support and recognizes the need to introduce consultative and ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Kaziranga National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII.3 - XII.5.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Komodo National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Invites the State Party to determine, as soon as possible, the appropriate time for a UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site, and inform the Centre and IUCN well in advance of the date so that the mission can be planned in order to address all issues relevant to strengthening the state of conservation of this site; 2. Requests the State Party to elaborate on the continuing problems with the Park border and concession in advance of the mission;3. Recommends that a detailed report on the mission be presented to its 27th session in June/July ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the positive outcome of the Court case on the legitimacy of the Landscape Territorial Plan;2. Expresses concern that another Court decision is delaying the adoption and implementation of the key instrument for management of the site;3. Requests further information from the State Party with respect to the mining of pumice within the World Heritage site;4. Urges the State Party to prohibit expansion of pumice extraction, as it may impact on the values for which the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List;5. Requests the State Party to provide by ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the efforts of the State Party to address conservation problems at this site, particularly in relation to encroachment control and implementation of community projects; 2. Requests the State Party to provide for review by the Centre and IUCN: a final copy of the Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG)/Laikipia et al. Report; a map of the proposed Sirimon Forest excision, clearly showing its relationship to the World Heritage site, as well as the location of the increase in plantation forest, and an update on the proposed excision including ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes that no decision regarding the possible extension of the Gunung Mulu World Heritage site to include the Gunung Buda National Park has been made;2. Recommends that the Centre and IUCN continue to communicate with the State Party and raise the issue of the possible participation of indigenous people in the planning of the extension of the World Heritage site at the appropriate time in the future.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Urges the State Party to undertake a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for the road that complies with internationally recognized standards, in collaboration with interested donors;  2. Notes the completion of the German International Cooperation (GTZ) study on the legality of oil exploration within the Park and requests that it be submitted to IUCN and the Centre for review;3. Urges the State Party to develop and implement urgent measures to protect the Park, above all to guarantee the long-term regeneration of Mauritania's marine ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to regulate tourism development at Sian Ka'an, and invites it to monitor closely the development on private property;2. Notes that the State Party has submitted copies of the maps prepared for the Coastal Development Plan showing how it relates to the World Heritage site boundaries;3. Requests the State Party to report by 1 February 2003, on the impact on the site of the removal of the moratorium on construction for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003;4. Invites the State Party to inform on the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Sian Ka'an
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII.6 - XII.10.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes that there remain serious concerns relating to the state of conservation of this site, particularly with regard to pollution impacts, including from the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill, the lack of progress with the Federal Law on the "Protection of Lake Baikal", the establishment of the Baikal Commission, and uncertainties about gas exploration and exploitation in the Selenga Delta;2. Requests the State Party to provide:a) Precise time-schedules for the implementation of the first stage of the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM) Programme in ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII. 30-33.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts towards the conservation of the site, and in particular the initiatives for the Iberian Lynx population;2. Urges the State Party to give priority to promoting integrated regional land-use planning in order to minimise impacts related to irrigation and road design, construction and management around the site.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Acknowledges the support provided by the State Party to produce the Ngorongoro Crater Ungulate Study, while requesting the State Party to implement its recommendations;2. Urges the State Party to consider imposing a moratorium on new development in and around the Crater (Crater Highlands), until the impacts of the current lodges, road system and other tourism developments are assessed, with particular emphasis on water usage;  3. Requests the State Party submit a report on the state of conservation of the site, including its response to the Ngorongoro ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,Urges the States Parties of the United Republic of Tanzania and Kenya to initiate a dialogue on the transboundary effects on the Serengeti World Heritage site from changes in the upstream catchment, and to request that IUCN, through its Regional Office for Eastern Africa, support the process leading to this dialogue.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII. 36- 40;2. Notes the new information that a mission has been invited to the site.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII. 41-43.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: St Kilda
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Recommends the State Party to implement, as a matter of urgency, the 1995 Management Plan for this site, with provision for its on-going improvement (based on input received and lessons learnt) and to provide a report on the situation by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Henderson Island
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the efforts of the site management and the National Park Service to address air-quality problems; 2. Expresses the hope that the implementation of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) standards will have a significant positive effect on air quality at the site;3. Requests the State Party to keep the Committee informed of actions taken at Federal and State levels to address the air-pollution problems affecting the site.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses strong concern regarding the potential impacts of the proposed development and the lack of a comprehensive environmental assessment, in particular noting the potential impacts for hydrocarbon and chemical spills from this type of development and the gaps in hydrogeological information;2. Urges that a research programme be conducted to include analysis of alternative site options and a detailed structural geologic and hydro-geologic study with a study of water flow patterns in a range of climatic conditions between the Graham Springs Basin and ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mammoth Cave National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Notes the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII.11- XII.13.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its concern to the State Party about new leaks of contaminated water at the Ranger uranium mine and the Jabiluka mineral lease adjacent to Kakadu National Park.  The Committee is also concerned about reported shortcomings in the regulatory reporting procedures at both mine sites and deficiencies in the management of ore stockpiles at the Ranger mine which reduce public confidence, in the management and monitoring of the two sites.  Finally, the Committee stresses the need to adopt a strict environmental regime appropriate to a World Heritage ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Notes the state of conservation report presented in paragraphs XII.47 to XII.52 of document WHC-02/CONF.202/2.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Tongariro National Park
Country: New Zealand
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the mission recommendations as well as of the recommendations made by the Bureau;2. Expresses its very serious concern about the continued inadequacy of the management and planning arrangements for the Sanctuary while recognizing the recent progress made in certain aspects, particularly the management of the Camino Inca and the establishment of the new Presidential decree;3. Encourages the Peruvian authorities to continue co-operating with the World Heritage Centre in view of the implementation of measures leading to an improved management of ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Notes the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau presented in paragraphs XII.53 to XII.55 of document WHC-02/CONF.202/2.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Hierapolis-Pamukkale
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses strong concern with regard to the situation incompatible with maintaining the outstanding universal values of the site, which had justified its inscription on the World Heritage List;2. Invites the World Heritage Centre to send a new mission to Tipasa, to discuss with the State Party immediate safeguarding measures to be undertaken and to halt all on-going or future actions that might affect the integrity of the site and its buffer zone;   3. Recommends that the Centre assist the State Party in preparing and implementing a remedial plan for the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Reiterates its recommendations made at its 25th session at the time of the inscription of the property;2. Recalls paragraph 22 of the Operational Guidelines: "Where the intrinsic qualities of a property nominated are threatened by action of man and yet meet the criteria and conditions of authenticity or integrity...an action plan should be submitted with the nomination file. Should the corrective measures submitted by the nominating State not be taken within the time proposed by the State, the property will be considered by the Committee for delisting ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Welcomes the invitation by the national authorities for a joint UNESCO - ICOMOS mission to be undertaken to the site as soon as possible;2. Requests that a report of the mission be presented for examination by the Committee at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the state of conservation of the property, the findings and recommendations of the April 2002 UNESCO expert mission, new information provided by the State Party and ICOMOS;2. While commending the authorities for their efforts to increase the protection of the property, expresses concern over the deterioration of the terracotta plaques and the structure and partial loss of authenticity of the property through the systematic removal and replacement of the 9th-century terracotta plaques which originally decorated the lower terraces of the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee,Requests the State Party to provide by 1 February 2003, a progress report on the restoration works carried out on the property, for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the report transmitted by the State Party;2. Congratulates the Canadian authorities on the actions undertaken in accordance with the recommendations made by the ICOMOS mission and by the 25th session of the Committee;3. Requests the State Party to continue working in close consultation with ICOMOS and the Centre; 4. Requests the State Party to provide by 1 February 2003, a progress report on this matter for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic District of Old Québec
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the State Party for the rapidity of its intervention and for the detailed study provided summarizing the important damage caused by the winds;2. Recommends that the requested emergency assistance be granted in order to finalize the work as soon as possible;3. Requests the State Party to submit by 1 February 2003, a detailed progress report on the restoration works, for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the state of conservation report and decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII.78-83.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the report on the state of conservation of this property and further information provided by the Centre; 2. Takes note of the additional information presented by the State Party; 3. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to rehabilitate and enhance the state of conservation of this World Heritage property; 4. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for welcoming the proposal for a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to examine the state of conservation of the property and to undertake consultations with the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the state of conservation report and adopts the decision of the Bureau, contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII, 116-117;2. Requests the State Party to provide a report by 1 February 2003, to include additional information on progress made, as well as on the report of theEnvironment Secretariat and on the decisions taken concerning the draft law on monumental heritage, to be examined by the 27th session of the Committee in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee,1. Commends the State Party for its great commitment towards the rehabilitation of Islamic Cairo, and particularly for having opened the debate on the current restoration and conservation projects and initiated, in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre, the activities that the Committee recommended at its 25th session, including the Conservation Handbook; 2. Recommends that these activities be continued and strongly encourages the State Party to concentrate its efforts on the priorities indicated in the conclusions of the International Symposium, ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the information provided by the Secretariat on the proposed project to execute a tunnel under the Plateau of the Pyramids; 2. Further notes, with satisfaction, the assurances provided by the Delegate of Egypt that this proposal would not be implemented;3. Requests the Centre to report on the progress on this matter at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Strongly urges the State Party of Georgia to provide before the 1 September 2002, a report on the on-going constructions and degradations at the site;2. Requests the Government authorities to ensure that all these works are halted and that no further restoration works or constructions in close proximity to the Cathedral be undertaken;3. Requests that the authorities invite an UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to the site in the near future and that a report be presented for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note of the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII, 101-102.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Classical Weimar
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the information provided by ICOMOS on the meeting held in Lübeck;2. Requests the German authorities to provide a detailed report on the results of the meeting, including the progress of the project by 1 February 2003;3. Further asks the authorities to provide information in a timely manner on any planned interventions within the site, in compliance with article 56 of the Operational Guidelines.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes the information provided concerning the construction project located outside the site, outside the buffer zone and outside of the historic centre of Athens;  2. Requests the State Party to give urgent consideration to a redefinition of the buffer zone in order to better protect the visual setting of the monument;3. Requests the State Party to undertake a visual impact study, notably concerning the site of the Acropolis;4. Further requests the State Party to provide information on any development projects which have an impact on the visual integrity of ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Acropolis, Athens
Country: Greece
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note of the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII, 84-86 and the additional information provided by the State Party at this session.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ajanta Caves Ellora Caves
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note of the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraph XII, 87 and the additional information provided by the State Party at this session.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Sun Temple, Konârak
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for hosting the UNESCO Training Seminar on Conservation, Preservation and Management of Zhoukoudian and Sangiran Cultural World Heritage Sites in April 2002, supported by the World Heritage Fund; 2. Notes the absence of a permanent site-management authority supported by both conservation and development authorities and expresses its gratitude to the authorities for establishing a "Co-ordinating Board for the Protection and Management of Sangiran World Heritage Site";  3. Encourages the Board to ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the high level of conservation of the public monuments composing the Historic Centre of Esfahan, including the Meidan Emam World Heritage area;  2. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for its efforts to implement the recommendation of the 1995 UNESCO mission to extend the World Heritage protected area to include key monuments and historic architectural ensembles representing the Safavid period urban planning scheme, and encourages the authorities to submit by 1 February 2003 the final nomination for the extension;3. Expresses ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Upon examination of the findings of the UNESCO-ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, expresses great concern over the ill-designed public works, particularly the road widening in the protected urban wetlands area and the riverbank consolidation along the Mekong financed under the Asian Development Bank loan which undermine the World Heritage value of the site, and the lack of compliance with the conservation plan (PSMV), despite its official adoption by the local and national authorities;2. Endorses the 8-point corrective measures proposed by the mission; 3. ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the State Party for its efforts, in conjunction with the World Bank, for the rehabilitation of the Old City of Byblos and its social and economic revitalization; 2. Expresses concern for some of the proposed interventions, which would be incompatible with the outstanding universal values that justified the inscription of the site on the World Heritage List;3. Invites the State Party to ensure that adequate resources, possibly within this project, be made available to support the necessary conservation and presentation works within the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Byblos
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the State Party and the World Bank for the very important actions proposed in favour of the cultural heritage of Tyre;2. Requests that attention be paid to the need to ensure the protection of all archaeological areas within the World Heritage site, and especially those currently not excavated and exposed to risk of encroachment; 3. Recommends that ways and means be explored to integrate into the scope of the World Bank Project, the preparation of a comprehensive archaeological map of the entire World Heritage site of Tyre, if necessary through ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the information provided concerning the serious environmental risks of this project;2. Urges the State Party of the Russian Federation to provide by 1 October 2002 a report on the oil exploration project and to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment in collaboration with Lithuanian experts; 3. Requests the two States Parties to cooperate closely to develop effective environmental protection measures;  4. Encourages furthermore the two States Parties to collaborate in undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and develop emergency ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party on the actions undertaken by the authorities of Luxembourg in adapting the project as requested by the Committee and local authorities, thus removing any grounds for objection;2. Notes with satisfaction the projects regarding the conservation and protection of the archaeological remains, which are to be implemented in the near future;3. Requests the State Party to continue working in close co-operation with ICOMOS and the Centre in the implementation of the project.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
Country: Luxembourg
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recommends to the State Party to integrate the Action Plan developed by the World Heritage Centre into its national strategy aiming at the safeguarding of the cultural heritage, as well as the social and economic revitalization of the cities, and more specifically in the framework of the project "Safeguarding and Presentation of Mauritanian World Cultural Heritage" and in the chapter "Integrated Urban Development" of the Strategic Framework of the Fight Against Poverty, funded by the World Bank;  2. Requests the State Party to ensure, in ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Adopts the recommendations contained in the report of the ICOMOS monitoring mission undertaken 12-14 May 2002;2. Notes with satisfaction that these recommendations are being attended by the local authorities;3. Requests that a progress report be submitted by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Thanks the State Party for its commitment towards the rehabilitation of this World Heritage site, shown by the numerous initiatives undertaken under the thrust of the Site Management Commission;  2. Expresses its concern at the launching of a series of important infrastructure projects at the site while the listing procedure is not yet completed, and especially in the absence of an adequate management plan prepared according to recognized international scientific standards, as well as of a management structure capable of ensuring the overall technical ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the report on the state of conservation of the property and new information provided by the Centre, the State Party and ICOMOS;2. Recognizes the need for presenting this pilgrimage centre in an appropriate manner;3. Expresses grave concern over the intrusive and heavy construction of the new Maya Devi Temple recently built over the archaeological remains within the core zone of Lumbini in spite of the existence of archaeological deposits in the immediate vicinity of the already exposed archaeological remains of the Maya Devi Temple;4. ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes the state of conservation report and the decision taken by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraph XII, 125-127;  2. Encourages the State Party to finalize and implement the management plan;3. Recognizes the efforts carried out by the State Party in order to preserve the site, in particular by applying priority measures in the framework of the emergency plan;4. Requests that a progress report be submitted by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Chavin (Archaeological Site)
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the State Party on the rapid actions undertaken following the tragic fire of 29 December 2002; 2. Encourages the State Party to reinforce its efforts in the implementation of preventive measures against potential natural and man-made risks in the so-called high-risk area of the Historic Centre of Lima;3. Requests the State Party to provide by 1 February 2003, progress report on the measures taken for the rehabilitation and safeguarding of the site, for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003;4. Requests to carry out, as soon as ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Lima
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the report provided on Auschwitz Concentration Camp and its surroundings and thanks the State Party for its commitment concerning this site;2. Urges, however, the State Party to finalize the management plan for the site as well as to urgently address the social and commercial development problems in the vicinity of the sites;3. Requests that an approved management plan and timetable for the implementation of the recommendations of the international mission be submitted by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party;2. Congratulates the Portuguese authorities for the actions undertaken in view of the preservation and protection of the World Heritage site; 3. Recalls the practical steps recommended by the joint IUCN-ICOMOS mission and adopted by the Bureau at its 24th extraordinary session: creation of an independent Cultural Landscape Advisory Committee; creation of an advisory body/association of residents; the establishment of a public information, research and archives centre; and an adjustment of the high ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the report of the joint UNESCO-ICOMOS mission undertaken to the site;2. Notes with great concern the poor state of conservation of the World Heritage site and the high potential negative impacts, cultural as well as environmental, of the proposed theme park project on the site; 3. Recalls paragraphs 80 to 82 of the Operational Guidelines;4. Urges the State Party: a) To enhance the state of conservation of the property as a matter of urgency before the Committee considers any steps towards its inclusion on the List of World Heritage in Danger; and in ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Sighişoara
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note of the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraph XII, 106-107.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments
Country: Slovakia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the ICOMOS mission report indicating that the auditorium project in the Old City of Salamanca is likely to greatly alter the immediate vicinity of several historic monuments in the centre of which its construction is foreseen and could also alter the outstanding values for which the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List; 2. Recommends that the State Party seek another location for this project, the utility of which is not disputed; 3. Recommends, with regard to the management of the World Heritage site, that the State Party avoid ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Old City of Salamanca
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraph XII, 108-109.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recommends that the State Party involve the local community in the finalization of the management plan of the site; 2. Recommends that the major development project proposed by the Buquebus ferry company at the harbour of Colonia de Sacramento be postponed until proper assessment of the project is available.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Country: Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII 98-100.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: My Son Sanctuary
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee [11],1. Thanks the Minister of Information and Culture for honouring the Committee by his participation at its 26th session;   2. Congratulates the authorities and people of Afghanistan for their efforts to protect the heritage in Afghanistan during the long years of conflict;3. Welcomes the priority importance attached by the Government of Afghanistan for the safeguarding of their natural and cultural heritage;4. Expresses appreciation for the efforts made by UNESCO, the Advisory Bodies, donor governments and the non-governmental organizations supporting the ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee,Takes note of the Tentative Lists as set out in document WHC-02/CONF.202/20 Rev.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Afghanistan on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv):Criterion (ii): The innovative architecture and decoration of the Minaret of Jam played a significant role in the development of the arts and architecture of the Indian sub-continent and beyond.Criterion (iii): The Minaret of Jam and its associated archaeological remains constitute exceptional testimony to the power and quality of the Ghurid civilization that dominated its region in the 12th and 13th ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Afghanistan on the List of World Heritage in Danger, with the agreement of the State Party.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Approves the extension of the marine zone of Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica on the basis of the existing natural criteria (ii) and (iv).
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Cocos Island National Park
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Saint Catherine Area, Egypt on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (iii), (iv) and (vi) :Criterion (i): The architecture of St Catherine's Monastery, the outstanding collection of manuscripts and religious books, the artistic treasures that it houses, and its domestic integration into a rugged landscape combine to make it an outstanding example of human creative genius.Criterion (iii): St Catherine's Monastery is one of the very early outstanding examples in Eastern tradition of a Christian monastic settlement located in a remote area. ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Saint Catherine Area
Country: Egypt
With regard to the Saint Catherine Area, Egypt the World Heritage Committee:1. Invites the State Party to prepare a visitor-management plan for the monastery and to implement the 1998 sustainable development plan for the town of St Catherine; 2. Further invites the State Party to submit a progress report in these areas by 1 February 2004 for examination at its 28th session in 2004.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Saint Catherine Area
Country: Egypt
Inscribes the Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar, Germany on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and  (iv) :Criterion (ii): Wismar and Stralsund, leading centres of the Wendish section of the Hanseatic League from the 13th to 15th centuries and major administrative and defence centres in the Swedish kingdom in the 17th and 18th centuries, contributed to the development and diffusion of brick construction techniques and building types, characteristic features of Hanseatic towns in the Baltic region, as well as the development of defence systems in the Swedish period.   Criterion ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
Country: Germany
With regard to the Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar, Germany, the World Heritage Committee, Recommends to the German authorities that special attention be given to the regulation of the design of modern details and the appropriate use of materials and technology in the rehabilitation of historic structures. The height and design of any new building or addition considered as essential within the historic core area and in its surroundings should respect the traditional skyline and character of the historic town.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Germany on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and  (v): Criterion (ii): As one of the most important transport routes in Europe, the Middle Rhine Valley has for two millennia facilitated the exchange of culture between the Mediterranean region and the north.Criterion (iv): The Middle Rhine Valley is an outstanding organic cultural landscape, the present-day character of which is determined both by its geomorphological and geological setting and by the human interventions, such as settlements, transport ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Approves the extension of Budapest, the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter, Hungary with the Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground Railway on the basis of the existing cultural criteria (ii) and (iv).
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
With regard to Budapest, and in particular the Andrássy Avenue (1872-85) and the Millennium Underground Railway (1893-96), Hungary,  the World Heritage Committee,Encourages the Hungarian authorities to: (a) consider measures to improve the public spaces and street amenities; (b) propose incentives that could stimulate the conservation of residential housing in the World Heritage area, and (c) improve control of the growing automobile traffic.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
With regard to Budapest, the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter, Hungary, the World Heritage Committee,Encourages the Hungarian authorities to extend the buffer zone of the World Heritage area to the western side of the existing property, on the Buda side of the town.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Tokaji Wine Region Cultural Landscape, Hungary on the basis of cultural criteria (iii) and  (v):Criterion (iii): The Tokaji wine region represents a distinct viticultural tradition that has existed for at least a thousand years and which has survived intact up to the present.Criterion (v): The entire landscape of the Tokaji wine region, including both vineyards and long established settlements, vividly illustrates the specialized form of traditional land-use that it represents.The Tokaji Wine Region is a serial nomination of a core area and six ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Country: Hungary
With regard to the Tokaji Wine Region Cultural Landscape, Hungary, the World Heritage Committee.Recommends to the Hungarian and Slovakian authorities to continue to collaborate towards a transboundary extension of the property on the World Heritage List.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, India on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi) :Criterion (i): The grand 50m-high Mahabodhi Temple of the 5th-6th centuries is of immense importance, being one of the earliest temple constructions existing in the Indian sub-continent. It is one of the few representations of the architectural genius of the Indian people in constructing fully developed brick temples in that era. Criterion (ii): The Mahabodhi Temple, one of the few surviving examples of early brick structures in India, ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
With regard to the Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, India, the World Heritage Committee,Recommends to the Indian authorities to develop an overall management plan to protect the values of the World Heritage site. Such a plan should include a provision for regular monitoring of conditions at the site, including the impact that tourism may have on the religious and spiritual significance of the place.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily), Italy on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii), (iv) and (v):Criterion (i): This group of towns in south-eastern Sicily provides outstanding testimony to the exuberant genius of late Baroque art and architecture.Criterion (ii): The towns of the Val di Noto represent the culmination and final flowering of Baroque art in Europe.Criterion (iv): The exceptional quality of the late Baroque art and architecture in the Val di Noto lies in its geographical and chronological homogeneity, as ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii),(iii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The many commemorative stelae at Calakmul are outstanding examples of Maya art, which throw much light on the political and spiritual development of the city.Criterion (ii): With a single site Calakmul displays an exceptionally well preserved series of monuments and open spaces representative of Maya architectural, artistic, and urban development over a period of twelve centuries.  Criterion (iii): The political and ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Mexico
With regard to the Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico, the World Heritage Committee, Recommends to the State Party that the practice of retaining trees within the monumental structures of the site be reconsidered, in light of the possible structural damage that these trees may cause and the visual impact of the trees on spaces that were traditionally open.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Inscribes the Historic Inner City of Paramaribo, Suriname on the basis of cultural criteria  (ii) and (iv):Criterion (ii): Paramaribo is an exceptional example of the gradual fusion of European architecture and construction techniques with indigenous South American materials and crafts to create a new architectural idiom.Criterion (iv): Paramaribo is a unique example of the contact between the European culture of the Netherlands and the indigenous cultures and environment of South America in the years of intensive colonization of this region in the 16th and ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Country: Suriname
The World Heritage Committee,Defers the nomination proposal of the Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland, Poland with the understanding that the State Party will provide a comprehensive management plan for the six churches in accordance with paragraphs 6(v) and 24(b)(2) of the Operational Guidelines.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska
Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Defers the nomination proposal of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, Italy with the understanding that the State Party will provide a comprehensive management plan for the nine Sacri Monti  in accordance with paragraphs 6(v) and 24(b)(2) of the Operational Guidelines.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Recalls its decision to inscribe the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger:  1. Archaeological Site of Tipasa, Algeria (26 COM 21 (b) 34);2. Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Afghanistan (26 COM 23.3)
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Tipasa
Country: Afghanistan Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the biennium 2000-2001 approved by the UNESCO Comptroller annexed to the document WHC-02/CONF.202/21.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Decides to reinstate the originally budgeted amount for the Global Strategy biennial budget Chapter II.1 for the Caribbean region. The final figures thus become US$20,000 for the year 2002, and US$25,000 for the year 2003; 2. Decides to create a line "Additional services ICOMOS/IUCN" under Chapter II.3 for an amount of US$20,000 to compensate for workload increases and unbalances between the Advisory Bodies; 3. Decides to reduce in compensation the amounts provided for the Operational Guidelines under Chapter I.3 by US$28,000 for 2003; 4. Decides that ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Afghanistan Palestine
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in accordance with the decision 26 COM 24.2, to decrease the Contingency Reserve amount blocked in accordance with the decision adopted at its 17th session (1993), from US$2,000,000 to US$1,500,000.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Decides to convene an extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee at UNESCO Headquarters in March 2003, in accordance with rules 2.2 and 9.3 of the Rules of Procedure;2. Adopts the provisional agenda for the extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (Annex III), limiting the agenda of the session to those items of the present session on which discussion and/or decision was deferred, with an additional item on the selection of the nominations to be examined by the Committee in 2004 if more than 30 complete new nominations, in ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee meeting during this session, approves the following international assistance requests. Preparation of the nomination file of the City of Agadez US$30,000 for funding in 2003, the Bureau requests the State Party to prepare a management plan along with the nomination dossier.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Agadez
Country: Niger
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee meeting during this session, approves the following international assistance requests. Preparatory Assistance for Qal'at al-Bahrain Property on a tentative list US$26,500 for funding in 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee meeting during this session, approves the following international assistance requests. Preparation of the nomination dossier of Kunya Urgench Property on a tentative list US$30,000 for funding in 2003, subject to the State Party paying its dues for 2001 and 2002.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Kunya-Urgench
Country: Turkmenistan
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee meeting during this session, approves the following international assistance requests. Biodiversity Conservation project for the Mount Nimba World Heritage Site in Danger US$30,000 for funding in 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Guinea
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee meeting during this session, approves the following international assistance requests. Emergency Assistance for inventorying  the Plain of Jars Property on a tentative list 60 000 dollars E.U. pour financement en 2003.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee meeting during this session, approves the following international assistance requests. Elaboration of an Emergency Rehabilitation Plan for Tbilisi Historic District following the earthquake of 25 April 2002 Subject to the receipt of a detailed budget breakdown and workplan from the State Party and support by the Advisory Bodies of this additional information: US$50,000 for funding in 2002 and a second instalment for US$25,000 for funding in ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. National Programme for Culture and Heritage - Elaboration of an Inventory of Cape Verde's heritage properties   US$35,000 for funding in 2003, subject to the State Party paying its dues from 1994-2002.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Cabo Verde
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Elaboration of a Preliminary Plan of Conservation and Development of the M'Zab Valley US$35,000 for funding in 2003, subject to the State Party paying its dues for 2001 and 2002. The Committee requests the World Heritage Centre to co-ordinate the implementation of the activity in close collaboration with the national authorities concerned.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: M'Zab Valley
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Preparation of the Management Plan for Los Katios National Park US$43,000 for funding under the remaining funds allocated for natural heritage Technical Co-operation of 2002, subject to IUCN supporting the additional clarifications provided by the State Party relative to the budget breakdown and workplan.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Organisation of the Regional Workshop "African Heritage and Sustainable Development" US$59,070 for funding in 2002, allocating US$ 20,000 from Technical Co-operation reserved for Natural Heritage and US$ 39,070 from Training for 2002, provided that a detailed budget breakdown is submitted by the State Party and approved by the IUCN, ICOMOS and ICCROM.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Creation of a training centre at the Kasbah of Algiers US$50,000, for funding in 2003 provided that the State Party clarifies the points raised by ICCROM.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
Training for national and local authorities in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Afghanistan, particularly focusing on the elaboration of Tentative Lists and the formulation of nomination dossiers of potential World Heritage properties US$42,860 as part of the US$50,000 Emergency Package for 2002.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Virtual Congress on World Heritage Management for Asia and the Pacifi Architecture for Sustainable World Heritage Tourism US$12,300 for funding in 2002. The Committee requests the Centre to utilize US$10,000 from the Programme Initiative for Tourism.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Reinforcement of the capacities of the Department for Protection and Restoration of Monuments, Turkmenistan to conserve Ancient Merv US$38,814 for funding in 2003 for this activity.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
Country: Turkmenistan
The World Heritage Committee approves the following international assistance requests. Restoration of the medersa "Rachid" at Bukhara and creation of an international training centre for the conservation of architectural heritage US$21,960 for funding in 2003.   The Committee requests the State Party to provide clarifications concerning the programmes for the theoretical courses and practical ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes that the currently applied procedures and mechanism for the application of international assistance, and in particular emergency assistance, need improvement to increase effectiveness and efficiency; 2. Decides to examine ways and means of enhancing the system for the allocation of international assistance within the framework of the "Revision of the Operational Guidelines", with a view to assure direct links between International Assistance and the Committee's Strategic Objectives of "Credibility, Conservation, Capacity building and ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002