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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/11EXT.COM/2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 39 COM 17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Elects the United Republic of Tanzania as Vice-Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee whose mandate will be until the end of the 40th session of the Committee (July 2016).
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/12EXT.COM/4, Decides to approve the International Assistance request from Palau entitled “Responding to the threat of feral cat introduction to the Rock Island Southern Lagoon World Heritage area”, for an amount of US$ 139,505 under the Emergency Assistance budget.
Session: 12th extraordinary session of the Committee (12 EXT.COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Country: Palau
The General Assembly, Elects H. Exc. Mrs Aziza BENNANI (Morocco) as Chairperson of the 16th General Assembly; Elects Raymond ASOMBANG (Cameroon) as Rapporteur of the 16th General Assembly; Elects Austria and Japan as Vice-Chairpersons of the 16th General Assembly.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
Country: Austria Cameroon Japan Morocco
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-07/16.GA/2A and WHC-07/16.GA/INF.2A Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee presented in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-07/16.GA/3A and WHC-07/16.GA/INF.3A, Recalling Resolution 15 GA 9, adopted at its 15th session (UNESCO, 2005), requesting to initiate a “process to discuss possible alternatives to the existing system of elections to the World Heritage Committee ” before its 16th session, Keeping in mind the discussions held during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007) and during the 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (UNESCO, 2007), Reiterating the need to ensure a more ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
Country: Japan
The General Assembly, Decides to amend the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention as follows (new text proposed in bold):             New Rule 12.5 :             Subject to Rule 14.1, voting shall normally be either by a show of hands or by electronic means with each Member’s vote displayed on a screen.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Elects Barbados, as member of the World Heritage Committee on the reserved seat for State Parties without properties on the World Heritage List; Elects as members of the World Heritage Committee, the following eight States ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
Country: Australia Bahrain Barbados Brazil China Egypt Jordan Nigeria Sweden
The General Assembly, Having examined Document 34C/REP/13, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the World Heritage Committee’s activities in 2006-2007.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/5, Taking note of Decision 31 COM 19, adopted at the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007), Takes note of the results-based Action Plan to implement the main recommendations of the Management Audit of the World Heritage Centre; Welcomes the proposals of the Director-General of UNESCO to improve the administrative flexibility of the World Heritage Centre, clarify its organizational structure, and create posts, on an experimental basis, by combining multiple sources of financing; Requests the ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/6, Requests the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, to report at its 17th session in 2009, on the progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 Management Audit, in relation to the work and relationships with the Advisory Bodies; Calls upon the World Heritage Committee to review the proposed protocols of roles and responsibilities indicated in the Management Audit and submit its comments on them to the General Assembly at its 17th session in ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 approved by the Comptroller (see Section I of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 (see Section II of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7); Takes ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Decides to set at one per cent of the contribution to the regular budget of UNESCO for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2008-2009.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 31 COM 20A of the World Heritage Committee, which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund, Encourages States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions; Takes note of Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.8 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/9, Takes note of the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List from 2003 to 2007 presented in this document, and expresses its deep concern for the limited results achieved so far; Calls upon the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and other partners to significantly increase their support to States Parties, particularly in less developed countries, in the identification of cultural, natural and mixed properties as well as the ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/10, Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7.1 and 31 COM 7.1, adopted respectively at the 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Taking into account the relevant issues identified in the recent Thematic Debate of the Executive Board on UNESCO’s role in addressing climate change within its mandated areas of competence and also noting the upcoming meetings on climate change in Bali in December 2007 (Thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 13) and the ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/11, Welcomes the information provided on the development of a revised recommendation of the conservation of historic urban landscapes; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to this initiative.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/12, Takes note of the information provided in the above-mentioned document; Welcomes the launching of a new Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to the Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Calls upon States Parties to cooperate with other States Parties which so request on the formulation of ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Elects Mr. Dawson MUNJERI, Zimbabwe, as Chairperson of the 17th General Assembly, Elects Ms. Dagnija BALTIŅA, Latvia, as Rapporteur of the 17th General Assembly, Elects Malaysia and Argentina as Vice-Chairpersons of the 17th General Assembly.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-09/17.GA/3A and WHC-09/17.GA/INF.3A, Recalling Resolutions 15 GA 9 and 16 GA 3A, adopted respectively at its 15th and 16th sessions, requesting to initiate a «process to discuss possible alternatives to the existing system of elections to the World Heritage Committee» and to establish an open-ended Working Group in order to make recommendations on this issue, Noting that capacity building would enhance expertise of the States Parties and would encourage the latter to present their candidature to the Committee, Recognizing that a ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly,  Elects the United Arab Emirates (State Party with no property on the World Heritage List) as a member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the Russian Federation (Electoral Group which might have no State Party in the composition of the next Committee) as a member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eleven States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Cambodia, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Iraq, Mali, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland and ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
Country: Cambodia Estonia Ethiopia France Iraq Mali Mexico Russian Federation South Africa Switzerland Thailand United Arab Emirates
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/4, Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2008-2009).
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2007 approved by the Comptroller (Document WHC-09/17.GA/INF.5, Sections I and II) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2007 (Document WHC-09/17.GA/INF.5, Sections I and II); Takes note ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2010-2011.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Takes note of the decisions of the Committee concerning the contributions of States Parties and of their status of implementation; Also takes note of Document WHC-09/17.GA/INF.6 on the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund; Requests the World Heritage Committee to submit all possible options for equitable additional voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund to the General Assembly at its 18th session in 2011, as requested in Decision 33 COM 16B; Further requests the World Heritage Centre to report to the General ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/7, Takes note with satisfaction of the progress achieved so far in implementing the main recommendations of the management audit of the World Heritage Centre; Calls upon the World Heritage Centre to continue to implement the recommendations of the management audit; While noting the positive efforts made in addressing the recommendations of the audit, calls upon the World Heritage Centre to continue to address the issues for further improvements in personnel requirements, taking into account geographical representation, and ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/8, Takes note of the information provided in the above-mentioned document; Welcomes the preparation and dissemination of the publications planned within the Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Encourages States Parties to contribute extra-budgetary funding to support the publication of titles within the Series.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-09/17.GA/9 and WHC-09/17.GA/INF.9 Noting that the World Heritage Convention is approaching universal ratification and that its 40th anniversary is to be celebrated in 2012 and, therefore, that it is appropriate to reflect on the successes of the Convention and also how it can best be implemented to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities it faces while also increasing its relevance and engagement with communities around the world, Considering the results of the Workshop to reflect on the Future of the World Heritage ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Elects H.E. Mr. Pablo César GROUX (Plurinational State of Bolivia) as Chairperson of the 18th General Assembly, Elects Ms. Hyosang JO (Republic of Korea) as Rapporteur of the 18th General Assembly, Elects Slovenia, Cap Verde and Kuwait as Vice-Chairpersons of the 18th General Assembly.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-11/18.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Elects Qatar (State Party without a property on the World Heritage List) as member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eight States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Algeria, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Senegal and Serbia.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
Country: Algeria Colombia Germany India Japan Malaysia Qatar Senegal Serbia
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2009).
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2010-2011).
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2009 approved by the Deputy Comptroller (Document WHC-11/18.GA/INF.6) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2009 (Document WHC-11/18.GA/INF.6); Takes note of the accounts of the World ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Taking into account Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2012-2013; Also takes note of Document WHC-11/18.GA/INF.7 on the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund; Further takes note of ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/18.GA/8 and WHC-11/18.GA/INF.8, 2. Endorses the recommendations of the independent evaluation by UNESCO’s external auditor on the implementation of the Global Strategy from its inception in 1994 to 2011 and the Partnership for Conservation Initiative (PACT) requested by its Resolution 17 GA 9 (UNESCO, 2009), 3. Welcomes the views of all States Parties that provided comments following the Circular Letter dated 13 July 2011; 4. Urges all parties to take into consideration the recommendations of the External Auditor  while ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-11/18.GA/9, Recalling Decision 35 COM 5C adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Takes note of the progress report on recommendations of the External Audit; Also takes note of the IOS Audit Plan for the World Heritage Centre for 2012.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/18.GA/10 and WHC-11/18.GA/INF.10, 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 6 adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Thanks the Government of Bahrain for having hosted the first meeting of World Heritage related category 2 centres and of relevant UNESCO Chairs and Higher Education and Research Institutions; 4. Takes note of the report on this meeting, as well as of the reports on the World Heritage related category 2 centres in Bahrain, Brazil, China, Mexico, Norway and South Africa; 5. Also takes ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/18.GA/11 and WHC-11/18.GA/INF.11, 2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12A, 35 COM 12B, 35 COM 12C, 35 COM 12D, and 35 COM 12E adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Thanks the Working Group and its Chairperson, Mr Greg Terrill, for the leadership in elaborating the Vision and Action Plan in an open and participative way; 4. Adopts the Vision and Action Plan and requests the World Heritage Centre to disseminate it widely; 5. Recalls the request by the 35th session of the World Heritage ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, Elects H.E. Mr. Karunaratne HANGAWATTE (Sri Lanka) as Chairperson of the 19th General Assembly, Elects Mr. Hassan AL-LAWATI (Oman) as Rapporteur of the 19th General Assembly, Elects Switzerland and Zimbabwe as Vice-Chairpersons of the 19th General Assembly.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of its 19th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Elects Jamaica (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eleven States Parties Croatia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Korea (Republic of), Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and Viet Nam, as members of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
Country: Croatia Finland Kazakhstan Lebanon Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Republic of Korea Turkey Viet Nam
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/4, Recalling the amendments to Draft Resolution 19 GA 4 proposed by Brazil and other States and the debates held at the 19th General Assembly, Also recalling its Resolution 18 GA 8 and the World Heritage Committee’s decision 35 COM 12B encouraging States Parties members of the Committee not to submit nominations during their mandate, Further recalling Article 9.3 of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “States members of the Committee shall choose as their representatives persons qualified in the field of ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2011).
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2012-2013).
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/7 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2011 approved by the Senior Accountant of the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management, Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2012-2013, established by the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management; Also takes note of the Chart representing the reductions of activities as requested in Decision 37 COM 15.I taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session; Approves ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/8, WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8.A, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2014-2015; Notes the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/9, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 9A and 36 COM 9A adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively and Resolution 18 GA 8 of the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011), Appreciates the work of the open-ended working group on the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Global Strategy and the PACT Initiative carried out in 2012 and 2013 and endorses its recommendations; Notes the implementation of a number ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/10, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9 and 18 GA 11 adopted at the 17th (UNESCO, 2009) and 18th sessions (UNESCO, 2011) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, and the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision by the 18th General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO, 2011); Welcomes the progress made in the Implementation Plan of the Strategic Action Plan in particular with regards to links between the Draft Implementation Plan and the follow-up to Resolution 18 GA 8 of the General Assembly of States Parties ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/11 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.11, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5C of the World Heritage Committee taken at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012) and of the presentations made in this regard; Also notes the efforts undertaken in the framework of the implementation plans of the follow-up to the UNESCO External Auditor Report and the Strategic Action Plan 2012-2022 and urges the further ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Elects Ms Véra Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia) as Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly; Elects Dr James Wakibara (United Republic of Tanzania) as Rapporteur of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly; Elects Nepal and Palestine as Vice-Chairpersons of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-14/1 EXT.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-14/1 EXT.GA/2B, Adopts the Timetable as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-14/1EXT.GA/3 and WHC-14/1EXT.GA/INF.3, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 4 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Thanking H.E. Ambassador Jean-Frédéric Jauslin (Switzerland) and the open-ended Working Group for the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, for the work accomplished, Decides to amend its Rules of Procedure as follows (amendments are in strikethrough and in bold): Rule 13 - Procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage ...
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Elects E. Mr. MORAES CABRAL (Portugal) as Chairperson of the 20th General Assembly, Elects DANTAS DA COSTA (Brazil) as Rapporteur of the 20th General Assembly, Elects China and Palestine as Vice-Chairpersons of the 20th General Assembly.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document, as amended.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of its 20th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 19th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2013).
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2014).
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/6, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6A.Rev, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6B and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6C, Recalling Resolution 1 EXT.GA 3, adopted at its 1st extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2014), and in particular its paragraph 6 which requested the General Assembly of States Parties at its 20th ordinary session in 2015 to decide on the attribution of the floating seat for Group III or Group IV, Decides that the floating seat allocated on a rotational basis for Group III and Group IV, as defined in Rule 14.1c) of the Rules of Procedure of the General ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, WHC-15/20.GA/8 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.8, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 8 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Recalling World Heritage Committee Decisions 38 COM 13, 39 COM 11 and 39 COM 13A on the mandate of the ad hoc working group of the World Heritage Committee to further discuss and make recommendations inter alia on the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/9, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the good follow-up of most of the recommendations of the implementation as detailed in the implementation plan updated for 2014-2015 and document 196 EX/23.INF.4; Also takes note of the amendments made by the World Heritage Committee to its Rules of Procedure in order to implement recommendations 12 and 20 of the independent evaluation; Strongly urges the World Heritage Committee to continue implementing any pending requests in ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/10 and recalling document WHC-15/39.COM/13A which contains the outcomes of the ad hoc working group that examined the issues related to working methods of the evaluation and decision-making process of nomination, Recalling also Decisions 39 COM 13A and 39 COM 11, Expresses its appreciation to the German leadership and the delegates of Algeria, Finland, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Serbia, and the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as the representatives of the Advisory ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/11, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 of the General Assembly of States Parties adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities; Also takes note of the debate at the 197th session of the Executive Board on the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities and of the decision to recommend to the 38th session ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/12, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9, 18 GA 11 and 19 GA 10 adopted during the 17th (UNESCO, 2009), 18th (UNESCO, 2011) and 19th sessions (UNESCO, 2013) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, concerning the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision and the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan, including the links between the draft Implementation Plan and monitoring of the implementation plan for the recommendations of the independent evaluation, Welcomes the continuous progress ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/13 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.13, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, adopted respectively at the 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Thanks the Technical University of Brandenburg, the Government of Germany and the Government of Viet Nam for their support in the development of the draft policy document on the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention; Welcomes the work ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined documents WHC-15/20.GA/14 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.14, Takes note of Decision 39 COM 10B.5 of the World Heritage Committee concerning the launch of a reflection period on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Highlights the importance for all States Parties to actively participate in the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Calls upon all States Parties to provide extra-budgetary funding for the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee,1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, 2. Authorises the participation in the 30th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of the Document ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/3A.Rev,2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document as amended.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/3B, 2. Decides that Item 15 (Execution of the Budget 2006-2007) be discussed after the discussion on Item 8 (Establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger);3. Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Document, as amended.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/4 and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.04, 2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of its 29th session (Durban, 2005).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/5, 2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of the 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2005).
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/6,2. Takes note with appreciation of the work undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its strategic objectives and requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to frame his contributions to the preparation of the Draft Medium -Term Strategy 2008-2013 (34/C4) and Draft Programme and Budget 2008-2009 (34/C5) in pursuit of those objectives; 3. Further requests a management audit of the World Heritage Centre in order to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for reinforcing ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7.1,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.a adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Also recalling the submission in 2005 of four petitions by civil society and non-governmental organizations on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties, complemented by an additional petition in February 2006,4. Further recalling paragraph 44 of the Operational Guidelines,5. Thanks the Government of the United Kingdom for having funded the meeting of experts, which took place on the 16th and 17th of March 2006 at ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.b, 3. Takes note of, and endorses the objectives of the Strategy for Reducing Risks from Disasters at World Heritage properties, and requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to work together, along with other UNESCO mechanisms, to prioritise the proposed actions contained in the Strategy; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to disseminate it widely through its web-site and other appropriate means; 5. Calls upon States Parties to the Convention and various ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.1 and 29 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the interim report on the implementation of the emergency funding but regrets that the State Party has not submitted a progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2001 UNESCO/IUCN mission to the property; 4. Further regrets that the requested monitoring mission has not yet taken place due to security concerns; 5. Recommends that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.2 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for their commitment to the protection of Comoé National Park and for working with local communities to reduce illegal activities; 4. Notes with great concern that in the present situation the State Party continues to have control of and access to only one third of the Park; 5. Takes note of the outcomes and recommendations of the 2006 UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission, in particular the fact that the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with concern that the part of the property located in Côte d'Ivoire remains entirely under the control of rebel forces and that encroachment, deforestation, hunting, mining and that a lack of management capacity and resources continue to threaten the property in Guinea; 4. Urges the State Party of Guinea to review the existing protection status of the Reserve and to adopt legal and legislative instruments to ensure ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for having taken urgent measures to improve the state of conservation of the property and the in-situ conservation of the northern white rhino, in particular the conclusion of an agreement with African Parks Foundation for the management of the property; 4. Notes that the property still faces major threats, particularly as a result of armed insurgency in and around the Park; 5. Requests ICCN and APF, in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its utmost concern over the continued reports of poaching involving members of the DRC armed forces and the increased number of armed clashes between Park guards and army soldiers involved in poaching, resulting in the death of two Park guards; 4. Urges the State Party to take urgent measures to stop poaching by soldiers of the DRC armed forces in the property and to take appropriate measures to punish members from the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, in particular the Park authority ICCN and its conservation partners for the efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property and for submitting a report on the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to implement immediately the recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission which could constitute possible benchmarks in order to safeguard the outstanding universal ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, in particular the Park authority ICCN and its conservation partners for the efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to implement immediately the following recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission which could constitute possible benchmarks in order to safeguard the outstanding universal value and integrity of the property, and in the interest of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its utmost concern over the continued serious threats to the values and integrity of the property, as identified during the May 2006 UNESCO monitoring mission to the property: these included extensive poaching of large mammals and in particular elephants, mining activities inside the property, documented to involve members of both the armed forces and police as well as certain traditional chiefs and dignitaries, as well ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.4 and 29 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Congratulates the State Party and in particular the Amhara Regional State Government for the considerable efforts made to improve the state of conservation and management of the Simien National Park (SMNP) and the substantial progress made towards meeting the benchmarks set by the Committee, in particular its efforts to revise the boundaries of the park through a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005); 3. Regrets that the state of conservation report provided by the State Party does not respond to the specific findings and recommendations of the 2005 IUCN monitoring mission and does not provide information with regard to the benchmarks set by the Committee at its 29th session; 4. Commends the State Party and other partners, for the approval of the project for the "Co-management of Natural Resources in Aïr and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for its considerable efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property in line with the 2005 IUCN/UNESCO monitoring mission and for developing a 3 year action plan to achieve the benchmarks set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) with the support of partners and experts in a multi-stakeholder workshop; 4. Urges the State Party to formally approve the Action Plan ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30 COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7A.8 and 29 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Thanks the State Party for hosting the IUCN/UNESCO monitoring mission to the property from 31 May to 2 June 2006; 4. Recognises that there has been considerable progress in recent years in the rehabilitation of the property, with improved water quality leading toward the restoration of vegetation critical to the functioning of the ecosystem, the gradual return of wintering ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party, local authorities, NGOs and the Bodo Territorial Council for the considerable efforts made to improve the state of conservation of the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and to help meet the benchmarks set by the Committee, and for submitting an updated progress report; 4. Encourages the State Party and local authorities to fully implement all recommendations of the joint 2005 UNESCO/IUCN mission; 5. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.11 and 29 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for the considerable efforts and huge investments made in the restoration and conservation of the Everglades National Park and for submitting an updated progress report; 4. Notes that the State Party is addressing with great effort the concern of the Committee about the quantity and quality of water entering the Park from the north and that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15A.13 and 29 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the report provided by the State Party, as requested by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), was received by the World Heritage Centre on June 30th 2006, leaving little time for a thorough review; 4. Notes that the State Party has reported to the World Heritage Centre that it has fulfilled two of the target benchmarks set by the Committee for the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made concerning the establishment of a national cultural heritage law, the acquisition of a property title for the site, the delimitation of a buffer zone around the property, and for the management system of the site; 4. Encourages the State Party to pursue the implementation of the action plan and the work to eliminate threats to the structures; 5. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the efforts made in 2005 to complete the property management plan and to continue to strengthen measures for the protection of the property; 4. Notes that the State Party's State of Conservation report submitted 30 January 2006, only briefly mentions the recently developed management plan, without defining corrective measures for implementation as the guiding instrument intended to ensure a long term ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party on the measures taken and the actions engaged to improve the protection of the site, notably in the institutional, legal and management fields; 4. Appreciates that the State Party has made strong commitments, including the establishment of an action plan with a strict calendar, for the completion of the work in progress and the implementation of longer-term projects; 5. Decides to remove Tipasa ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Congratulates the State Party for its efforts in addressing the issue of the rising ground water table; 4. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of 2005: a) Carry out a rapid condition survey of all excavated remains and urgent conservation measures in order to provide protection to structures during the vibration and other forms of damage likely to result from ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.18 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with great concern the present situation in Iraq and regrets the obstacle it represents in the implementation of safeguarding activities; 4. Encourages the State Party to establish, as early as possible, a site management coordination unit, which will be responsible for any action to be undertaken on the property; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to continue assisting the responsible Iraqi authorities in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the numerous efforts made to improve the state of conservation of the property, including efforts to reduce the numbers of violations of historic fabric occurring, to remove past violations and to support the production of traditional materials; 4. Notes with great concern that the main recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session, notably the completion of an urban ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for having halted the construction of the road and for the progress achieved for the strengthening of the base of the Minaret by masonry work and the geophysical survey of the site; 4. Reiterates its strong encouragement of the State Party to construct an alternative footbridge and a ford across the Hari River, in order to enable access of the villagers from the Bedam Valley to the Jam Valley, as well as ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Highly commends the State Party and the international community for their efforts and commitment to the safeguarding of this property; 4. Urges the State Party to enhance the awareness level of Outstanding Universal Value among stakeholders, along with capacity building; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to assist in the finalisation of the comprehensive site management plan by the State Party based on the Outstanding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the strong progress made towards the effective management of the property, as well as for the quality of the draft Integrated Management Plan (IMP); 4. Further commends the State Party for having suspended the work on the commercial complex-and-interpretation centre and for the decision to identify an alternate location for the complex; 5. Notes the progress in the preparation of urban building ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A 23, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party and the UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust project for the progress made to elaborate a comprehensive management plan for the existing World Heritage property; 4. Urges the State Party to accelerate its efforts to clearly redefine the World Heritage protective zones which fully reflects the Outstanding Universal Value of Bam and its Cultural Landscape; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting the updated information provided by the UNESCO mission in June 2006, 4. Commends the State Party for the co-ordinated efforts made, despite the difficult situation amidst political transformation, in improving the conservation of the property, progress made in redefining the property's boundaries, and recognizes the high quality of the participatory process for the establishment of the integrated management plan ; 5. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes that considerable progress has been made in the preparation of the master plans for the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Congratulates the State Party on the positive change in the conservation framework created through the transfer of management of the property from Federal to Provincial authority; 5. Commends the State Party for all actions taken in the last year to advance the conservation of the property; 6. ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Welcomes the efforts made by the local and provincial authorities for the restoration of the irrigation systems of the rice terraces; 4. Notes with concern the findings and recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN monitoring mission (18 to 24 April 2006) that little progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the September 2001 and June 2005 missions, in particular that: a) A ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Encourages the State Party to continue to work in close collaboration with the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies, other stakeholders and the university networking for documentation through the UNESCO-Forum/Universities and Heritage, particularly in implementing activities outlined in the action plan; 4. Notes with great concern that little progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the Committee ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for progress made with the definition of the buffer zone and requests that the right bank of the river (Deutz side) be also included into the buffer zone of the property;4. Requests the State Party to submit the modifications to the boundaries in accordance with Chapter III.I of the Operational Guidelines by 1 February 2007;5. Notes with satisfaction that the high-rise building project was halted to protect ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cologne Cathedral
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 8B.51, 29 COM 8B.52, 29 COM 8C.1 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with great concern that no further progress has been made in the implementation of the Master Plan and finding an alternate route for the proposed road A-16;4. Regrets that no significant structural reinforcement works have been made on the most damaged buildings and recommends that the State Party prepares an International Assistance request for the elaboration of an emergency action plan; 5. Urges ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the actions taken to protect and preserve the World Heritage site of Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, in particular the progress made with regard to reducing the water level at the property and the restoration of the buildings;4. Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made to solve the problem of the resettlement of the occupants and farmers away from the property;5. Requests the State Party to submit ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.102, 28 COM 15B.106 and 29 COM 7B.92 adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003), 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions,3. Recalls article 11.4 of the Convention and paragraph 179 of the Operational Guidelines with regard to ascertained danger (including serious deterioration of materials, structures and town-planning coherence) and potential danger (lack of conservation policy); 4. Expresses its grave concern about the state of conservation of the property and the lack of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A.Add.Rev,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.31 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Further recalling 32 C/Resolution 39 of the General Conference of UNESCO and Decision 172EX.18 of the Executive Board of UNESCO, as well as the provisions of the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and the related Protocols, and the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the inclusion of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Notes with great concern the reports of ongoing and potential threats to the values and integrity of the property;3. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre a full copy of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the proposed road upgrading project as well as the final report on the wildlife inventory that took place in May/June 2006;4. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Encourages the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) to act without delay on the measures planned to strictly regulate and control tourism in the Crater and move immigrants, NCAA and tourist lodge staff out of the property;4. Notes that the World Heritage Centre and IUCN have received a number of reports highlighting concerns on the state of conservation of the property; 5. Urges the State Party to consult widely, including with ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes that the State Party has not responded to the previous request for information about a number of threats to the property;3. Regrets that financial resources available from the income retention scheme from commercial hunting have decreased significantly in recent years and recommends that the State Party seek independent financial advice on the management of this income retention scheme to support conservation and management of the property;4. Requests the State Party to commission independent EIAs of all ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with satisfaction the completion of the World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission to the World Heritage property;4. Notes with concern that the Management Plan is not yet officially in force; 5. Requests the State Party to undertake the necessary measures to:a) Publish without delay the Ministerial decree for the enforcement of the Management Plan of the property and initiate its implementation;b) Make necessary arrangements ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party, SANParks, CapeNature, C.A.P.E. and the Working for Water and Working on Fire programmes for their continued conservation and development efforts in and around the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas;3. Thanks the international donor community for its substantial support for the continued conservation and development efforts in and around the World Heritage property;4. Notes with great concern that the important efforts to manage invasive alien species and fire are currently severely ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3. Notes with thanks the general management plan and the map showing the precise surveyed and marked boundary of the World Heritage property submitted by the State Party;4. Commends the Uganda Wildlife Authority for ongoing work to improve the management and conservation of the property, notably through the implementation of a 10 year management plan, as well as its considerable efforts to support the sustainable development of appropriate ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party for the recent approval of the general management plan (2005 to 2015) for the property and the development of the ecological monitoring programme for the property under the UNESCO-IUCN-UNF Enhancing Our Heritage project;3. Urges the State Party to consult widely, including with IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, on the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) relating to the proposed new lodge development at Bilila, and to carefully consider alternative options so that ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern that the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop have not been implemented;3. Regrets that the integrity of the World Heritage property remains threatened by uncontrolled urban development, pollution and unplanned tourism development;4. Urges both States Parties to urgently follow-up on the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop and in particular the preparation and implementation of an effective joint management framework to address the ongoing threats; and requests the States ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party and its partners for their efforts to protect the Banc d'Arguin National Park, including through the implementation of the Regional Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme for West Africa (PRCM);4. Congratulates the State Party for the 30th anniversary of the Banc d'Arguin National Park and the associated programme of events to raise awareness and support for the property and encourages international ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that progress on reviewing the 2000 management plan and delineating boundaries remains very slow and that the State Party is yet to submit a revised boundary for the World Heritage property;4. Notes with concern recent reports indicating that the current management plan would conditionally permit mining activity (exploration and production of oil, gas and minerals) in all zones of the World Heritage property and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the management and conservation of the World Heritage serial property and encourages further efforts to develop strengthened legislative and policy frameworks; strategic tourism planning; participatory approaches and work with NGO partners; 4. Urges the State Party to provide sufficient funding for the management of the property at national, provincial and local ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.5 and 29 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern the findings and recommendations of the joint IUCN-UNESCO monitoring mission (25 February to 5 March 2006), in particular that the property continues to be increasingly threatened by extensive agricultural encroachment, illegal logging, poaching, road construction and institutional and governance issues, and that an Emergency Action Plan requested at the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes that the 2005 monsoon rains have improved the water situation in Keoladeo National Park;4. Urges the State Party to implement long term solutions for the water problem of the park to ensure a sufficient water supply to the property even in years where the monsoon rains fail, and effectively deal with the problem of invasive species; 5. Calls upon the international donor community to provide further financial and technical support ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the World Heritage property that requires a concerted effort and adequate resources to address;4. Notes with concern that the Strategic Plan has yet to be formally approved and implemented; 5. Urges the State Party to take urgent action for the establishment, staffing and funding of the park management authority, Balai Taman Nasional Lorentz;6. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern the findings of the joint fact-finding mission of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, IUCN-Nepal and WWF-Nepal in relation to the development of the Kongde View Resort within the World Heritage property, the potential negative impacts of this development on the integrity of the property and the lack of adequate consultation;3. Urges the State Party to:a) Clarify the ownership of the site of the resort development;b) Carefully consider the social and environmental impacts ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the positive achievements in the conservation and management of the property and particularly in controlling the illegal fishing activities at local level; 4. Urges the State Party to provide sufficient basic funding for the management of the property in order to avoid annual fluctuations caused by dependence on tourism income and project funding; 5. Encourages the State Party to enact the Tubbataha Protected Areas Bill ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.13 and 28 COM 15B.13, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Commends the State Party and Ha Long Bay Management Authority for their continued efforts in addressing key issues in and around the property and for submitting a detailed response to the concerns raised over the state of conservation of the property;4. Urges the State Party and the Ha Long Bay Management Authority to continue their efforts to relieve or resolve the economic ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling its Decisions 28 COM 15B.22 and 29 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou 2004) and 29th (Durban 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in setting up a basic monitoring programme, its efforts to agree with the Government of Mongolia on acceptable pollution standards for the Selenga River, its efforts to modernize sewage treatment systems in the watershed, the preparation of a management plan for the property and preparatory work implemented to define the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decisions 22 COM/A1 and 25 COMIII.120-121 adopted at its 22nd (Kyoto, 1998) and 25th (Helsinki, 2001) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with great concern that a pipeline project across the World Heritage property of the Golden Mountains of Altai is being considered;4. Regrets that the State Party did not provide any information in compliance with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines; 5. Recalls its request at its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998) to the State Party to start a co-operative process ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.20 and 29 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that little progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission;4. Urges both States Parties to ensure that the management of the areas surrounding the World Heritage property does not adversely impact on the values and integrity of the property;5. Further urges both States Parties to clarify in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Requests the State Party to ensure that adverse impacts of the operation of the Cheviot mine on the integrity of the property are minimized and mitigated;4. Further requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.16 and 28 COM 15B.24, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Notes with concern that the various mining, mineral, oil and gas exploration activities around the property could have major adverse cumulative impacts on the integrity of the property;4. Encourages the State Party of Canada to proceed with the expansion of Nahanni National Park to protect the entire South Nahanni watershed and the karstlands of the Ram Plateau;5. Requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Nahanni National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.18 and 28 COM 15B.26, adopted at its 27th (Paris, 2003) and 28th (Suzhou, 2004) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that the mining activities continue to have major adverse impacts on the integrity of the property;4. Regrets that little progress is made in relation to the requested stop of all mining activities in the World Heritage property;5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern the increasing human pressures on the Danube Delta and the resultant impacts on the World Heritage property;4. Encourages the States Parties of the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine to follow up on the shared vision generated at the trilateral conference held in Odessa in 2006 and to implement the activities agreed upon;5. Strongly encourages the three States Parties to develop and implement a Master Plan for the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Danube Delta
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that the State Party report, received on 1 February 2006, repeats the report of 27 January 2005;4. Regrets that the State Party has failed to report the most recent information on the issues raised at the 29th session of the Committee or to respond to any of its decisions;5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint UNESCO/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation and the factors affecting the Outstanding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Commends the State Party for its prompt clarification of the status of the North Shore Road project;3. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of the process to resolve the 1943 Agreement that calls for building a new road through the park as well as any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.122 and 29 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the State Party's efforts in addressing key issues in the property;4. Requests the State Party to continue its efforts in addressing key issues in the property including its winter use;5. Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2008 on the status of key conservation and management issues in the property ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Regrets that the report submitted by the State Party was not provided in one of the working languages of the Convention (English or French);4. Commends the State Party for having implemented a transparent process which led to the successful selection of a director for the Galapagos National Park Service, ending an extended period of instability;5. Commends international donors and development agencies for their continued commitment and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);3. Thanks the State Party of Ecuador for having submitted the requested report on progress in the implementation of the management strategy and measures taken to ensure adequate levels of funding and staff for the management of the property;4. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the conservation and management of this World Heritage property;5. Welcomes the support of the National Environmental Fund of Ecuador, ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
Decision 30 COM 7B.31The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Urges the State Party to ensure that the Estrada do Colono Road is not re-opened, ensuring that local concerns are addressed in alternative manners; 4. Further urges the State Party to provide full support to the park authorities in carrying out their mandate and to ensure sustainable financing of the property especially relating to ongoing programmes with communities; 5. Reiterates its concern about the Lower ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Commends the State Party for the implementation of a Supplementary Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement, and recent efforts to increase the protection of old growth forests adjacent to the World Heritage property, thus increasing the buffer zone in certain areas; 3. Notes the concerns expressed by NGOs in relation to the impacts of logging adjacent to the World Heritage property and the potential for this activity to compromise options for future extensions to the World Heritage property;4. Requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document W3C-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.36 and 29 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Regrets that the report provided by the State Party of France did not address the situation of transboundary cooperation;4. Notes with concern that nine years after the inscription of the property, the issue of the relocation of the Festival de Gavarnie has still not been solved satisfactorily;5. Requests the State Party of France to permanently relocate the Festival de Gavarnie ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.37 and 29 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the exceptional quality of the efforts between national authorities responsible for heritage conservation and the leadership of the monastic community to collaborate fruitfully and effectively to ensure the long term conservation of the property;4. Urges the World Heritage Centre, the State Party and competent authorities to fully implement all recommendations of the joint ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the completion and adoption of the new Master Plan for the property to address key issues of its conservation and management;4. Also commends the State Party for its efforts to re-orient the priorities of the World Bank funded Vilcanota Valley Project to ensure its contribution to the development of a sustainable tourism programme for this area;5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Thanks the State Party for having made substantial efforts, in conformity with Decision 29 COM 7A.14, with the view of the achievement of the management plan for Timbuktu;4. Thanks the State Party for having created a local steering committee for the conservation and management of the Old City of Timbuktu;5. Also thanks the State Party for the necessary collective actions undertaken for the elaboration of the management plan and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee;1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.38 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Thanks the State Party for having organised the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM mission, given the results of said mission; 4. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to organise, in 2007, a meeting of representatives of funding institutions and the major partners within the international community active in Senegal, in order to harmonise the current and future interventions on the property;5. Invites the State Party ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.36, adopted during the 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Taking into account the pressure caused by development activities affecting the town of Djenné and the possible consequences to the property, as well as the lack of financial and technical resources, and competence within the Municipality of Djenné in the form of a qualified local authority who could be informed to threats to the property, 4. Requests the State Party to undertake all necessary measures to implement the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue its support of the Ethiopian Government to abide by the requirements of the World Heritage Convention in Aksum;4. Reiterates its request to the State Party, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, to submit an up-dated map and the management plan of the property indicating clearly the boundaries of the World Heritage core and buffer zones;5. Requests the State Party to invite a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 21 COM VII.46, adopted at its 21st session (Naples, 1997),3. Referring to the mission reports of the World Heritage Centre, in July 2004 and March 2005, and to the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM Reactive Monitoring Mission of June 2006,4. Taking note of the State Party's decision to implement the European Union funded Project,5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to prepare a conservation project that ensures an integrated and reversible approach;6. Urges the State Party to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for the successful efforts of the persons responsible locally of the conservation, who brought improvements in this field in the course of the last year, particularly the establishment of a well staffed World Heritage secretariat for Lamu;4. Invites the State Party to implement the principal recommendations of the Committee at its 28th and 29th sessions (management plan, buffer zone extension, improvement to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Noting with great concern that the Island of Mozambique continues to be threatened by the serious degradation of its historical monuments, the lack of a detailed architectural survey, the lack of conservation, management and planning mechanism, capacity and sanitation problems,3. Further noting the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/African Development Bank (AfDB) mission for developing a sustainable development programme for the World Heritage property,4. Strongly encourages the State Party to appoint a ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/03.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.37 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005)3. Notes with concern the potential negative impact of coastal and marine erosion on the Island of Gorée;4. Expresses its full support to the proposed project for the coastal rehabilitation of the Island of Gorée, with possible funding from the Qatar Foundation, and strongly encourages the State Party and the World Heritage Centre to take all the necessary actions towards its finalization and actual implementation;5. Requests the State ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Island of Gorée
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with thanks the partly completed Integrated Conservation Management Plan (ICMP) being developed for the property;4. Regrets that the recommendations of the 2004 ICOMOS/ICCROM/IUCN joint mission have not yet been fully implemented and that the State Party support necessary to ensure their fulfilment is, to date, still lacking;5. Strongly recommends that the State Party work closely with the Advisory Bodies and Robben Island ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Robben Island
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.6 and 29 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Takes note of the report of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission which took place from 21-25 April 2006;4. Commends the State Party for having committed itself at the highest level to address the issues of concern expressed through the decisions of the Committee, particularly through the creation of local and inter-ministerial committees that guide action ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add and WHC-06/30.COM/ 7B.Add.2,2. Regrets that the State Party did not inform the World Heritage Committee, according to paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, of proposed developments within the World Heritage property;3. Requests the State Party to up-date the basic documentation on the property and to provide the details of proposed re-settlement of villagers and new developments as well as their visual and environmental impacts, including:a) Identification of the precise boundaries of the property and of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.45 and 29 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Takes note of the report of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission which took place from 26 to 29 April 2006;4. Commends the State Party for having taken encouraging steps to address the concerns expressed by the Committee, particularly the clean-up and rehabilitation of the Mellah Quarter and partial restoration of the Atlantic wall;5. Notes that, although ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.44, adopted during its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Notes with satisfaction the creation and the delimitation of the Safeguarded Sector of the M'Zab Valley by Executive Decree N° 05-209 dated 5 June 2005 and requests the State Party to transmit to the World Heritage Centre a copy of the Decree and the corresponding topographical maps or cadastral survey indicating the listed perimeter and its eventual buffer zone;4. Congratulates the State Party for the numerous actions carried ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: M'Zab Valley
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.26, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party on its commitment for the protection and conservation of the World Heritage property;4. Notes that priority has been given to the resolution of the main threats which are likely to affect the property (the North Star and causeway projects) and that a revision of the development plan of the northern coast of the country and a zoning plan aiming at controlling the height of the buildings in the areas surrounding ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Also recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.47 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), and particularly its request to:a) Designate Islamic Cairo as a Special Planning District, with buffer zones, in accordance with the provision of the Operational Guidelines, andb) Prepare a comprehensive Urban Plan for the Conservation and Development of the Old City, whereby the conservation of historic buildings would be accompanied by appropriate ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party on its commitment for the protection and conservation of the World Heritage Property;4. Notes that several unforeseen constraints led to delays in the elaboration and finalization of the management and conservation plans for the property;5. Recommends that the State Party concentrate its efforts on the implementation of priority measures, in close consultation with ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre. These ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29COM 7B.102, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the progress made in the establishment of the archaeological map of the property, the preparation of the decree for the new building code in the historic sectors of the city, the completion of the feasibility studies and impact assessment on the transformation of the commercial port into a tourist marina to be integrated within the second phase of the World Bank project; 4. Regrets however that the draft ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.49, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Notes with satisfaction that a proposal for the delimitation of the World Heritage property, as well as of its buffer zones, has been prepared by the national authorities and that a first set of measures aiming at improving the conservation of the property and the awareness of the local populations have been proposed by the Department of Antiquities for implementation from 2006;4. Requests the State Party to provide the World ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.103, adopted during its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with satisfaction the determination of the Ministry for Culture to continue with the actions proposed in the framework of the pilot project "Safeguarding and Development of Four World Heritage Cities in Mauritania" for heritage conservation and sustainable development of the ancient cities and encourages the State Party to integrate these actions with all the ongoing reforms in support of the transformation of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.100 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for the steps taken to retain the visual integrity of this important site;4. Regrets, however, that the recommendations of the expert mission of 2005 are not fully taken into account and requests that a detailed project description, including plans and information on materials to be used, be provided to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS for study;5. Urges the State Party to present an up-dated management ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30 COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Regrets that the briefness of the information provided by the State Party does not allow assessment of the progress achieved with respect to the previous decisions and recommendations of the Committee;4. Further regrets that no mention is made of the finalization of the Management plan taking into account the recommendations of the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, nor of its official adoption;5. Urges the State Party to provide to the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Commends the State Party for its firm commitment and its actions taken regarding the demolition of the structures negatively affecting the outstanding universal value of the property;4. Notes with concern that the implementation of the demolition work is late as compared with the commitment and timetable set out by the State Party in its letter of 25 January 2006;5. Encourages the State Party, in consultation with the local ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29COM7B.55, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Endorses the recommendations of the reactive monitoring mission of November 2005 jointly undertaken by ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre; 4. Commends the State Party for its thorough and action-oriented response to the mission's recommendations as well as for the consultative measures being undertaken;5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the reactive monitoring mission and particularly to:a) ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern the non-compliance with the standards of restoration and the resulting partial loss of authenticity occasioned by the large-scale restoration carried out on the Shahi-Zinda complex and the enlargement of the trunk road between the archaeological site of Afrasiab and the Timurid section of Samarkand;4. Also notes with concern the on-going urban planning scheme ("Project for the reconstruction of the central part ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Country: Uzbekistan
 The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Expressing its deepest condolences to the State Party of Indonesia for the tragic loss of human lives caused by the recent earthquake that struck the Island of Java,3. Congratulates the State Party for the rapid response and the commitment shown for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of the affected area, including the World Heritage site of Prambanan;4. Encourages the State Party to implement as soon as possible the urgent measures identified by the expert mission of June 2006 to reduce the risks ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Prambanan Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Congratulates the State Party and the Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) for their commitment in pursuing various actions regarding safeguarding and sustainable development, in cooperation with the international community; 3. Notes with satisfaction that the international community continues its commitment to the protection of Angkor even after the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, through the implementation of a variety of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.56, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Notes the positive achievements in the conservation and management of the property and particularly in adopting legal provisions for the protection of old villages and historic buildings in Suzhou and for the protection of historic setting of the property;4. Commends the State Party for its efforts to follow-up on the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee in its decision 28 COM 15B.56 and encourages it to maintain and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party of China for its continued commitment to address the conservation concerns of the cultural heritage properties in Beijing and for providing an updated management plan for the Imperial Palace of Beijing;4. Notes with great concern, however, that current restoration works at the Imperial Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace in Beijing are carried out in a hasty manner, lack of documentary evidence ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Recognises the efforts and progress made by the State Party to respond to the requests made at the 29th session (Durban, 2005);4. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to adopt and implement the provisions of the management plan of April 2005 within the Bodhgaya Development Plan, if possible by 1 February 2007;5. Invites the State Party to request assistance from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the national authorities for having cancelled the projects for major road developments, commercial complexes and a retail precinct in the vicinity of the World Heritage property, as well as for the significant improvements in the management of visitors within the core area of the property; 4. Requests the State Party not to implement the proposed commercial street development along the road on the northern edge of zone 2 of ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Borobudur Temple Compounds
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.28 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Commends the State Party for the preparation of the overall Preservation and management plan for the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Site, and for the three supplementary Prefectural Plans;4. Suggests that these Prefectural Plans could be complemented, in time, by benchmarks and indicators, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these Plans over time.  ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.64 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3. Takes note of the information provided by the State party of Japan concerning the progress made in the elaboration of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed execution of a highway through the northern Nara prefecture;4. Appreciates the efforts of the Government of Japan to clarify the nature of the traffic congestion which the new highway is meant to address, and to analyze the impacts of the tunnel building on the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Regrets that insufficient information on the state of conservation of the property has been provided by the State Party;4. Notes with great concern that the site has been included in the List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites of the World Monuments Watch in 2005, due to the significant decay of the property caused by the local climate conditions and the shift of the riverbed; 5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B, 2. Notes with concern the threats to the site caused by lack of an appropriate management system, continued deterioration of original wall structures, as well as inappropriate conservation measures which threaten the authenticity of the site; 3. Further notes, with regret, that despite the considerable efforts and the important international campaign funds provided to the site in the last 26 years, this World Heritage property is still lacking an appropriate management structure, conservation plan and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),3. Notes with concern that a management plan for the property based on the principles set out in the Operational Guidelines still needs to be prepared;4. Requests the State Party, with assistance from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop a comprehensive management plan, clearly based on the outstanding universal value of the property and specifically targeted at the situation in Shakhrisyabz;5. Also requests the ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the significant efforts made by the State Party of Viet Nam towards the removal of the illegal constructions that negatively impact on the value of the World Heritage property;4. Notes with appreciation the positive steps undertaken by the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005;5. Notes however that the full implementation of those recommendations requires further ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.95 and 29 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes with great concern that the reports provided by the State Party do not respond to the requests made by the Committee at its 29th session;4. Urges the State Party to collaborate closely with the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre to elaborate detailed benchmarks (completion of restoration work on the Church of the Transfiguration; and the development and ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.80 and 29 COM 7B.70 adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,3. Notes the continued efforts made by the national authorities, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the district municipalities with specific projects including the European Capital of Culture 2010 initiative, the substantive inventory process of core areas of the World Heritage property at the Historic Peninsula as well as improving legal provisions;4. Endorses the detailed ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
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