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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) session, 3. Notes with satisfaction the continuous efforts between national authorities responsible for heritage conservation and the leadership of the monastic community, the Holy Community of Mount Athos, to collaborate fruitfully and effectively to ensure the long term conservation of the property; 4. Also notes that the submitted reports do not address the key issue concerning the development of an overall management framework for the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Taking note of the Report on the Implementation of Decision 31 COM 7B.45, submitted by the State Party by 1 February 2008, and of the additional Report issued by the concerned Management Unit on June 2008; 4. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its report in one of the working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French or English); 5. Takes note of the reported progress made by the re-established ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the safeguarding work for the totality of the structural elements of the property has been progressing since July 2007 in the framework of the implementation of the 2007-2011 management plan; 4. Draws the attention of the State Party to the need to integrate its entire reconstruction activities concerning the royal areas in the framework of a global reflection on their future reuse and their ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes with satisfaction that significant progress has been achieved in the implementation of the Aksum Obelisk re-installation project; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2008, the map of the property indicating clearly the boundaries of the World Heritage property and buffer zones, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009; 5. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.40 and 31 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property and the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value requested at the 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Commends the State Party for having extensively modified its temporary shelter project in accordance with the recommendations of the World Heritage Centre and the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. 32.COM/7B, Having examined Document WHC-08/ 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the State Party's continued work on the management plan, which involved stakeholders and the local community, as well as its progress on the extension of the buffer zone and improvement of the property's infrastructure; 4. Reiterates its concern about the ongoing uncontrolled development at the property; 5. Also notes with concern oil exploration near the property and the possible construction of the new port ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2 and draft Decision 32 COM 7B.49 Rev, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Deeply regrets that the State Party has completed 80% of the construction work for the new Ahmed Baba Cultural Centre without having provided new technical documents that could have permitted a review of the architectural design; 4. Acknowledges the restoration work being carried out on the Djingareyber Mosque but requests that this is adequately documented, with existing ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction that the preparation of the management and conservation plan has begun with the involvement of a large number of stakeholders, and encourages the State Party to finalize this work as soon as possible; 4. Reiterates its concern that few satisfactory solutions have been found concerning alterations to buildings, drainage problems, and problems being faced by the archaeological sites; 5. Requests the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made in phase 1 of a project for the rehabilitation of the San Sebastian Fortress, and the completion of the restoration of Casa Girassol; 4. Expresses its concern that no progress has been made with the Conservation and management plan but acknowledges that an application for help in finalizing the Plan has been submitted to the Africa 2009 Programme for promoting a better understanding of World ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, 2. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 3. Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.20, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 4. Expresses its concern that despite being given assurances in the Nomination file, that a prospecting mineral licence was issued for a considerable part of the property and its buffer zone two months after the inscription; 5. Appreciates the efforts being undertaken by the State Party to resolve the issue; 6. Also urges the State Party to continue its efforts in solving boundary, human use and management issues facing ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Takes note of the actions taken by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property; 4. Takes note of the advancement achieved in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2006 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / ICCROM mission as set out in Decision 30 COM 7B.37; 5. Considers that the property continues to be seriously threatened and encourages the State Party to ensure that no rehabilitation or other ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.49 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 3. Reiterates the importance of conforming with the deadline set by the World Heritage Committee and takes note of the results and recommendations of the World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission undertaken to the property; 4. Regrets the decision of the State Party to proceed with the Malindi Port Development project without first undertaking the planned baseline survey and Environmental Impact Assessment requested in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes with satisfaction the State Party's intention to prepare a safeguarding and management plan foreseen for 2010; and encourages it to submit a revised international assistance request for experts to assist local authorities in the preparation of this plan; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, three printed and electronic copies of the safeguarding and management plan, for ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: M'Zab Valley
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its satisfaction at receiving the well structured and comprehensive terms of reference for the preparation of the Protection and management plan; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a report on the progress made with the completion and implementation of the Protection and management plan; 5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.46 and 31 COM 7B.55 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Congratulates the State Party for its efforts in managing its World Heritage properties; 4. Reiterates its request to: a) revise the design of the Avenue of the sphinxes and its surroundings; b) abandon the project of building a landing stage for tourism cruise boats on the Western Bank of the Nile close to the new bridge, and to limit all such developments ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the State Party's commitment to revising the Cairo Financial Centre project so as to mitigate its impact on the urban landscape of the Citadel and requests that an alternative design be adopted and submitted, as soon as possible, to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS for review ; 4. Considers that the following measures should be taken into account in the alternative design, as they constitute the minimum ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Congratulates the State Party for the quality and extent of conservation measures undertaken since the mission of November 2006; 4. Notes that the steps being taken by the State Party have removed the threat of loss of Outstanding Universal Value, and sustained the site's authenticity and integrity, and that there is no need at present to consider World Heritage in Danger listing; 5. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.52, and 31 COM 7B.62 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted the report requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), without which it is not possible to assess the progress of activities at the property; 4. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop a draft Statement of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Takes note of the encouraging measures taken by the State Party and requests that the actions undertaken be continued with a view to cleaning, securing and restoring the Mellah quarter, and restoring the wall that faces the Atlantic; 4. Invites the State Party to remain vigilant and carry out continued monitoring of the property, especially the control of demolition and new construction, to preserve its Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.56 and 31 COM 7B.67 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party has not submitted the report requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), without which it is not possible to assess the progress of activities at the property; 4. Strongly urges the State Party, if it has not already done so, to finalise and adopt the management plan taking into account the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
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