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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Expresses its deep concern that the project plans for the new Kometgründe-Meidling structure suggest that its height exceeds the 60 metres which the State Party had agreed to maintain in June 2006; 4. Requests the State Party to halt the project immediately and to submit as soon as possible to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS visual studies in order to review the potential impacts of the proposed structure (73 - 78 ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.108, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the French State Party's commitment to improve existing legislation to guarantee satisfactory legal protection and appropriate authorization procedures with regard to World Heritage status; 4. Also takes note of the detailed visual impact study provided by the State Party of France regarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and that the present project covers, for the most part, the area ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Belfries of Belgium and France
Country: Belgium France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B and Decision 32 COM 7B.85.Rev, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.82 and 31 COM 7B.93 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Also recalling with satisfaction that the works for the construction of the hotel were suspended immediately upon receipt of Decision 30 COM 7B.82, acknowledges that the State Party continues its efforts towards identifying appropriate solutions to protect the Outstanding Universal Value and the integrity of the property; 4. Urges the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for its exemplary report on the state of conservation of the property and acknowledges the ongoing improvements of the overall legislative, planning and management system for urban conservation; 4. Requests the State Party to improve the effectiveness of its existing planning, management and conservation measures for the property, as recommended by the joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Prague
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the State Party's efforts to address the issues raised by the World Heritage Committee during its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), including improved coordination of planning approvals between concerned municipal and federal departments; 4. Regrets that no progress has been made with a comprehensive management plan for the property and its buffer zone, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Country: Estonia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Expresses its concern at the fragility of the Lascaux cave paintings and that a new microbial outbreak could not be prevented; 3. Notes urges the work now being carried out by the authorities and International Scientific Committee for the Lascaux Cave, and the State Party to continue to: a) strictly limit access to the cave; b) implement the project of preservation and isolation of the hill of Lascaux and to monitor any potential impacts including waterflows; c) strengthen the International ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.38, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Reminds States Parties that, according to the Convention, they have an obligation, to protect and conserve world cultural and natural heritage, situated on their territory, and in particular to ensure that effective and active measures are taken for the protection and conservation of this heritage; 4. Strongly regrets the destruction of the Pertuis Bridge by the State Party, without prior consultation or impact study, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the substantive efforts of the State Party in defining and establishing the Cultural Heritage Programme, including legal assessments and relevant conservation, protection measures; 4. Expresses its serious concern about the privatization processes of land situated in the vicinity of the World Heritage property, and strongly urges the State Party to immediately halt these processes before the boundary ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Strongly urges the State Party to immediately start preventive conservation work on the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Complex, as well as to develop, in coordination with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, a long-term programme for the systematic conservation of the mural paintings and mosaics with the involvement and collaboration of international specialists in this domain; 4. Also recalling the earlier ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7A.30 and 31 COM 7B.110, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the submission of a buffer zone including the east bank of the river and recalls the need to take into account the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and its integrity for any further development in the buffer zone; 4. Takes note that an urban planning consultation process for the development of the Deutz area took place in 2007, and urgesthe State ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Cologne Cathedral
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Notes with satisfaction the State Party's action in involving the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in their reflection with regard to the Rhine crossing project and in the preservation of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 3. Requests the State Party to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment of the Rhine crossing options, as well as to prepare an additional transport plan to evaluate in a more detailed manner the feasibility of possible construction and traffic management, whilst ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 26 COM 23.10/11/12 and 27 COM 8C.2, adopted at its 26th (Budapest, 2002) and 27th (UNESCO, 2003) sessions respectively, 3. Expresses its utmost concern regarding the ongoing demolition of old buildings of great architectural and urban quality in the buffer zone of the inscribed property, particularly in the "Jewish quarter"; 4. Also expresses its grave concern regarding the reconstruction, in their place, of contemporary buildings of questionable quality that profoundly transform the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 26 COM 23.28 and 26 COM 23.14, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Encourages the State Party, with the Slovakian authorities, to collaborate towards a transboundary extension of the property, as recommended at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002); 4. Notes the detailed report provided by the State Party on development proposals including an analysis of the situation and actions envisaged; 5. Urges the State Party to provide as soon as possible full details of the proposed ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Country: Hungary
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Notes the conclusions and recommendations of the report of the ICOMOS advisory mission to the property in November 2007; 3. Noting the need for improved visitor facilities; 4. Also notes the comments from the State Party on the mission report and its decision to incorporate the recommendations in the management plan for the property; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, three printed and electronic copies of the final management plan; 6. Also requests the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Sceilg Mhichíl
Country: Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B Add.2, 2. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party for the general success of its efforts to halt high-rise developments in the buffer zone of the World Heritage property with the exception of the development plan of the Southern Kipsala zone; 3. Acknowledging the details provided by the State Party of the many effective efforts undertaken over the decade since inscription to strengthen conservation of the World Heritage property, 4. Noting the State Party's contention that the development projects and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Riga
Country: Latvia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.67, 30 COM 7B.87, 31 COM 7B.114, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively; 3. Welcomes the continued collaboration between both States Parties and progress made in the Joint Lithuanian-Russian Post-project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the D-6 oil platform, in the bilateral "Agreement Concerning Co-operation in Case of Pollution accidents, Pollution Prevention, Mitigation and Compensation Measures" and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.86, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes the continued efforts made by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Vilnius related to the legal and planning framework for the conservation of the property, and in particular the development of a Master/General Plan for the City of Vilnius; 4. Notes with concern that an integrated management plan for the property has not been produced as a means of ensuring adequate management and protection; 5. Strongly urges ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Vilnius Historic Centre
Country: Lithuania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.80 and 31 COM 7B.115, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Noting that the State Party has completed the draft management plan, 4. Urges the State Party to work towards its timely finalization, approval and implementation; 5. Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in the design of the visitor centre for the Haġar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park and the protective shelters, taking into account advice by the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Megalithic Temples of Malta
Country: Malta
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.84 and 31 COM 7B.100, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Noting the results of the February 2008 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission to the property to examine the suitability of the proposed bridge at Verige and its impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Notes with appreciation the State Party's excellent conservation work and commends the State Party for cooperating with stakeholders in the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.88, and 31 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the progress made following the submission of the draft management plan for the property in April 2007, the preparation of a strategy and consultations undertaken with international experts in May 2008 as well as work on entering relevant buildings in the surroundings of the property on the register of monuments; 4. Also notes the understandably slow progress ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
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