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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/5, WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5A and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5C, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.1 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five Strategic Objectives, and in particular the work underway to fully integrate local communities in every aspect of World Heritage site conservation and management; 4. Further notes with appreciation the results of the activities of IUCN, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 11C.1, 30 COM 11F and 31 COM 23B adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006),and at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively; 3. Takes note of the Report of progress made in the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their support, and their technical and financial assistance to the African World Heritage Fund; 5. Welcomes the report of the first advocacy meeting organized in Abuja ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the developments that have taken place with regard to the establishment of the Pacific World Heritage Fund; 4. Encourages the States Parties of the Pacific region to work with the World Heritage Centre on the development of this proposal, building on lessons learnt from the African World Heritage Fund and adapting it to the region's needs. 5. Invites the States Parties of the Pacific region to present a ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) and thanking the States Parties of Israel and Switzerland for jointly hosting the International Expert Meeting on World Heritage and Buffer Zones (Davos, Switzerland, 11-14 March 2008) in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre; 3. Notes the detailed report provided by the expert meeting which reflects on a wide range of issues relevant to World Heritage and buffer zones and also notes the publication under preparation for the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 5D, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) and Resolution 15 GA 7, adopted at the 15th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (UNESCO, 2005), 3. Noting decision 179EX/25 regarding a "Proposal by the Director-General for the preparation of a revised recommendation concerning the safeguarding and contemporary role of historic areas" that includes a full preliminary study of the technical and legal aspects of the issue; 4. Commends the Advisory Bodies ICOMOS, ICCROM ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.3, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.2 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the information provided on the activities carried out under the Reinforced Monitoring mechanism; 4. Requests, in light of the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring mechanism, the World Heritage Centre to develop a protocol for implementing the mechanism, to address:           a) the frequency of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the security situation in northern Central African Republic and its impact on the property, in particular the continued large scale poaching of wildlife, which could soon lead to the loss of the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List; 4. Requests the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to contact the authorities of the Central ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the improvement of the security situation in the property which could allow the management authority to regain control over the entire property in the near future; 4. Notes that some progress was made in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular with regard to community outreach activities and reinforcing anti-poaching patrols; 5. Regrets that no ecological data were provided to assess the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party of Guinea did not submit the report on the state of conservation of the property and on progress in the implementation of the corrective measures and recommendations of the 2007 monitoring mission; 4. Notes the positive efforts of the State Party of Côte d'Ivoire to address the challenges facing the property ; 5. Also notes that the 2008 Reactive Monitoring mission to the portion of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of guards who were killed during operations related to the protection of the property; 4. Regrets that, despite the peace efforts undertaken by the State Party in the eastern part of the country, and the Peace Conference, permanent insecurity inside and around the property continues to hinder conservation activities; 5. Notes with concern the results and conclusions of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowledges with appreciation the positive efforts made by the State Party in addressing the challenges facing the property; 4. Also acknowledges the great financial and technical support provided for the conservation of the property by various partners; 5. Recognizes that challenges for the conservation of the property remain numerous; 6. Notes with concern the results of the preliminary inventory for the lowland ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its utmost concern as regards the results of the workshop on Survival Strategies for the Northern White Rhino that indicates that the sub-species is in imminent danger of extinction and notes the conclusion of the experts that only the capture and transfer to an appropriate and secure place, beyond the Congolese borders, presents sufficient guarantee for the survival of this sub-species; 4. Notes that a recent ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Czechia Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern reports of continued poaching, in particular poaching of elephants, by the army; 4. Expresses its satisfaction that the State Party has begun the implementation of some of the corrective measures established by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), notably the organization, with support from the World Heritage Fund, of a mixed anti-poaching operation; 5. Requests the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern the preliminary results of the inventory, showing substantial reductions in the population of flagship species, including elephants and okapis, thus significantly impacting the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Welcomes the progress achieved in regaining management control over the property and in addressing poaching and small-scale mining in the property; 5. Requests the State Party, in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the request of the State Party to postpone the monitoring mission requested at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) to allow for more time to implement the corrective measures; 4. Requests the State Party to continue to implement the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) and, in particular, to mobilize the necessary funding for and start the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the continued degradation of the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List, in particular the reduction in key wildlife populations and the degradation of the vegetation cover as well as about the renewed insecurity in the northern part of the property, which is hampering efforts by the State Party to halt this degradation; 4. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not been able to implement the urgent corrective measures within the 12 month timeframe set at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and that no information was provided on the status of wildlife populations or on progress in addressing threats from illegal logging, road construction, the proposed dam at Mako on the Gambia river, and potential mining exploration and exploitation in the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the conclusion of the mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been significantly impacted by the past civil strife and that recovery had only just started and was still in its initial stages; 4. Considers the presence of viable populations of all key species and a clear upward trend of these populations as key elements of the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Reminds the State Party that the state of conservation report has to be submitted in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French and English); 4. Commends the State Party for progress achieved on the implementation of some of the key corrective measures in the Action Plan produced in response to the Presidential Decree No. 270, on its continuing success in the area of control and eradication ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts for the conservation and rehabilitation of the property, and particularly for the development of improved mechanisms for community involvement in the rehabilitation and the maintenance of the property; 4. Acknowledges receipt of a Statement of significance and a Statement of authenticity/ integrity, but regrets that these are not in conformity with the Statement of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7A.19 and 31 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the information provided by the State Party on the actions being taken to address the existing threats and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Invites the State Party to consider a request for International Assistance to support the preparation of the conservation and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with great concern the continuing difficult situation in Iraq and deplores the loss of human lives; 4. Requests the State Party to take possible emergency measures to protect the eastern part of the property from the rising waters of the Tigris River and to undertake necessary maintenance and conservation work to avoid further damage; 5. Encourages the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.23 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with great concern the continuing difficult situation in Iraq and deplores the loss of human lives; 4. Also notes with concern the continued destruction of the archaeological remains, e.g. through vehicular movements and calls upon the State Party to ensure that this is addressed; 5. Encourages the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the corrective measures identified:     ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, I 1.Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add.2 and WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add 3, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Also recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including, as appropriate, the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
Country: Israel Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party to stop building violations and demolitions, to carry out a survey of the buildings, to complete heritage protection laws and to draft the conservation plan and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Welcomes the joint German Technical Assistance (GTZ), Yemeni Government and Social Fund for ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Germany Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the commitment of the State Party and the international community to the safeguarding of this property and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts and commitment of the State Party and the international community for the safeguarding of this property and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures, particularly the completion of the management plan for the property, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Welcomes the three-year timeframe proposed at the UNESCO 6th Expert Working Group Meeting in Tokyo in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 7A.22 and 31 COM 8B.59, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the commitment of the State Party and the international community to the safeguarding of this property and the progress made towards achieving the Desired state of conservation and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, an up-dated ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in the overall preservation and conservation of Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens; 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the progress achieved in implementing the corrective measures identified by the World Heritage Committee in 2006, including by restoring and maintaining 42 communal irrigation systems within the property and by setting up a Project Development Unit to mobilise financial resources; 4. Welcomes the steps undertaken towards the development of a twinning programme of exchange and cooperation between the World ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the establishment of a management structure within the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as significant progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt the completed "Integrated Area Management Action Plan" and to integrate it into the urban planning system of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.77 and 31 COM 7A.27 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, and in particular its concern that the construction project of the Waldschlösschen Bridge would irreversibly damage the values and integrity of the property in accordance with Paragraph 179 (b) of the Operational Guidelines, 3. Notes with satisfaction that the State Party invited a Reinforced Monitoring mission to review the bridge construction project and any ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 8B.53, 30 COM 8B.54, and 31 COM 7A.28 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Acknowledges the continuing difficulties to monitor the property and the challenges to the follow-up to the intersectoral mission of January 2007; 4. Recalls its request for a risk preparedness study, in conformity with Paragraph 118 of the Operational Guidelines and Decisions 28 COM 10B.4 and 30 COM 7.2; 5. Also recalls its request, in cooperation ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made with re-routing the road A-16, the completion of the first phase of the Priority interventions programme and the participation process for management plan implementation; 4. Requests the State Party to undertake a comprehensive structural assessment of priority buildings and to seek actively the necessary funds for stabilizing and conserving the remaining 21 buildings; 5. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in implementing some of the corrective measures identified; 4. Remains concerned that protective legislation for the property is still not officially approved and in force and that the management plan has not been fully implemented; 5. Requests the State Party, in light of the new tourism pressures, to incorporate into the management plan, an approach to public use and visitor ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with appreciation the important efforts made by the State Party to mitigate decay factors at the property and the actions implemented to date; 4. Also notes that the State Party has initiated participatory workshops to improve the awareness of earthen traditional techniques, and welcomes the assistance of the States Parties of Peru and Spain to develop capacity building for artisans and professional staff; 5. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for its effort to control poaching but expresses its concern about the ongoing threats to the integrity of the properties; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt a comprehensive approach to address the urgent threats to the properties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) based on the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee as well as the recommendations ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.a, 30 COM 7.1 and 31 COM 7.1, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Also recalling Resolution 16 GA 10, adopted by the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention at its 16th session (UNESCO, 2007), 4. Noting the real danger from climate change faced by many World Heritage properties, 5. Decides to adopt the criteria proposed for assessing properties which are most threatened by ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.4, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Regrets that a management plan has not been finalized and urges the State Party to prioritise this activity; 4.Requests the State Party to conduct a review of the threats facing the property, including the following: a) fencing: i) take the necessary measures to halt the current fence construction within and adjacent to the property; ii) conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment study on existing and planned fences, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.4, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2008 Reactive Monitoring mission as soon as possible, including: a) through its relevant Ministry and the Department of Environment and Tourism, undertake urgently all the necessary steps to have the property proclaimed under national law and adopt the 2007 integrated management plan; b) in consultation with the landowners, clearly demarcate appropriate ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Vredefort Dome
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its sincerest condolences to the family of the game reserve officer who was killed recently; 4. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property and on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 mission; 5. Expresses its utmost concern about reports received by the World Heritage Centre and IUCN of uranium prospecting within the property and in the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress of the States Parties to improve the institutional arrangements for managing and protecting this transboundary property; 4. Notes with concern the challenges and threats to the integrity of the property, in particular from urban development, increasing tourism numbers, invasive species, and insufficient funds to implement the joint management plan; 5. Calls upon the international community to offer ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the significant progress achieved by the State Party in strengthening the management capacities and facilities in the property in line with the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee at the time of inscription; 4. Reiterates the recommendation of the IUCN Evaluation to consider a nomination of the Gebel Qatrani area for natural criteria as an extension to the existing property; 5. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report as requested at its 31 session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Welcomes the findings of the IUCN Management Effectiveness Assessment on the positive progress in managing the property; but notes with concern the many threats which the property continues to face; 5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of its previous decisions; and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7A.12 and 31 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for its successful management of limited water resources in 2006-7 and notes with satisfaction the continuation of the policy of considering Ichkeul as a net consumer of water; 4. Also notes that the State Party has begun the process of establishing a management structure, with powers of decision making and financial autonomy, as ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 8C.11 and 29 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the continued commitment of the State Party to address the conservation concerns of the property and its report on ongoing and planned measures; 4. Notes with satisfaction the transfer of management of the Ord River Regeneration Reserve to the Western Australia Department for Environment and Conservation, and the commitment to extend the Purnululu Conservation Area in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Purnululu National Park
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with satisfaction of the progress made with the planning and preparation for the implementation of the plan for the eradication of invasive rabbits and rodents that adversely impact the property's values and integrity; 4. Requests the State Party to proceed swiftly with the implementation of the eradication plan and to secure and allocate sufficient financial and technical support for key pre and post ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Macquarie Island
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Offers its sympathy for the tragic loss of life as a result of cyclone Sidr; 3. Calls upon the international community to support the State Party in its efforts to re-establish full management capacity at the property as soon as possible: 4. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the Reactive Monitoring mission, and place particular emphasis on the following: a) produce a detailed restoration and recovery plan; b) restore management capacity to: i) restore field stations and forest ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for consulting with stakeholders on the modification of the boundaries of the property; and for its Comprehensive River Basin Planning process and encourages it to extend this consultation with stakeholders, particularly the local communities, on its plans for dam building in the region; 4. Requests the State Party to provide the following documents and reports when complete and as soon as possible ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 26 COM 21B.10, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Notes the important on-going efforts of the State Party to protect the property, in particular for the strategic extensions to the National Park in order to address issues of integrity affecting the existing property; 4. Requests the State Party to continue its efforts to create a protected area in the Karbi Anglong hills and to ensure the connectivity with the existing National Park, in order to ensure long term integrity of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kaziranga National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern the ongoing problems of water supply caused by reduced summer monsoon rains in the last four years and the resulting problems with invasive vegetation, notably Prosopis julifora and Eichhornia crassifes; 4. Also notes with concern the continuing absence of any information to gauge the effects of the repeated droughts on the diversity and abundance of birdlife in the property, placing in doubt its ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.12 and 31 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Recognises the efforts of the State Party to implement the draft Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and its efforts to combat illegal logging, and urges the State Party to complete and fully implement the EAP in 2008; 4. Regrets the escalation of threats, in particular the severity of encroachment, which have degraded the integrity of the property; 5. Calls upon the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with concern the extensive threats to the property in the Lake Habema and southern lowland regions and the inadequate functioning of the management agency; 4. Acknowledges the increased funding allocated to the property in 2008 as compared to 2007 and the cooperation with international partners to improve conservation; however, also notes with concern reports of projected future overall funding reductions from an ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Corr, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.6, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for responding effectively to the recommendations made at the time of inscription of the property; 4. Takes note of the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission and requests the State Party to implement them, with particular emphasis on the following: a) explore with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) the obtaining of the Particularly ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Shiretoko
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee; 4. Encourages the State Party to manage the high visitor levels by integrating visitor and tourism planning into the overall management of the property; 5. Requests the State Party to complete as soon as possible the Environmental Impact Assessments for the widening of Highway 304 and for the design of the wildlife ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the detailed report by the State Party addressing major threats identified by the 2007 joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission; 4. Welcomes that all the new mining activity that could affect the property has been stopped, and requests the State Party, in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to ensure that these mining activities will not be reopened in the future; 5. Also requests the State ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets the fires which occurred in August 2007 in the vicinity of the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to include risk reduction in its management of the property, particularly in relation to the impact of fires on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a clarification on the status and exact location of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Durmitor National Park
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.20 and 31 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with concern that a large part of the property on the Belarusian side might not have been managed according to World Heritage standards given that the State Party considered that only the strictly protected zone of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List, not the whole National Park; 4. Reiterates its request to both ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Regrets that the States Parties of the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine did not provide a report as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session, and also regrets that the State Party of Ukraine did not keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed about the reopening of navigation routes, any actual or potential impacts on the Danube Delta World Heritage property, and the implementation of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Danube Delta
Country: Republic of Moldova Romania Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern that the State Party has not rejected plans to construct a gas pipeline which, if it were to pass through the property, would constitute a threat to its Outstanding Universal Value and integrity and would represent a clear case for inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.25 and 31 COM 7B.26 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Also recalling Decision 24 COM VIII.44-49 (Cairns, 2000) on World Heritage and mining and the subsequent commitment by major stakeholders in the mining industry (International Council on Minerals and Metals,2003) not to mine in World Heritage properties, 4. Notes that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property remains intact and is not subject to immediate threat ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the steps taken by the State Party to implement some of the recommendations from the 2005 monitoring mission, but notes that many have not yet been fully addressed; 4. Urges the State Party to implement the remaining recommendations effectively; 5. Requests the State Party to complete its review of the legal provisions relevant to the property and to ensure that the law "On protection of Lake Baikal" and other ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the current and potential threats to the property from roads, logging and lack of effective management; 4. Welcomes the recent decision of the State Party to change plans concerning the location of the Sliding Center (luge-bobsleigh), Olympic Mountain Village and the Biathlon Stadium from close proximity to the property and to relocate them to a new location; 5. Urges the State Party to halt all activities ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.14, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Regrets that there has been no reported progress made by the State Party in implementing the World Heritage Committee's decision at the time of inscription; 4. Requests the State Party to take the necessary steps to complete the management plan for the property as soon as possible, and send it in three copies to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review, before the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the completion and dissemination of a visitor code of conduct; 4. Notes the importance of decisive action in relation to threats to the property and requests the State Party to finalise plans for rapid implementation of the eradication of the invasive Polynesian rat and to consider the appointment of a ranger for Henderson Island; 5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Henderson Island
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Takes notes of the detailed report provided by the State Party on the developments concerning the visitor centre and improved planning processes and management of the property; 4. Welcomes the involvement with stakeholders in implementing the decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban 2005) sessions and the recommendations of the 2003 joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN Reactive ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Acknowledges progress in implementing the New World Mining District Response and Restoration project, restoring the roads within the guidelines of the National Environment Policy Act, and in implementing water quality improvement measures; 4. Requests the State Party to continue to address the threats identified in this and previous reports in particular: a) accelerate the adaptive management changes under the Bison management ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowleges the extensive on-going efforts of the Everglades National Park and the considerable funding of the State Party to protect and restore the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue providing sufficient funding to ensure the corrective measures are implemented as effectively and as quickly as possible; 5. Also encourages the State Party to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop a risk ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is present though degraded, but also notes with serious concern the various specific threats which the property currently faces in particular threats due to biodiversity and visual impacts; 4. Notes with satisfaction the rejection of the hot air balloon concession; 5. Urges the State Party, in coordination with the State Party of Brazil, to implement the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 31th session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is present though degraded, but notes with serious concern the various specific threats which the property currently faces, in particular threats due to biodiversity and visual impacts; 4. Urges the State Party, in coordination with the State Party of Argentina, to implement the following recommendations of the 2008 World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission in order ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Expresses its serious concern at the reported destruction of mangrove and coral reef ecosystems within the property with accompanying adverse impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value and the integrity of the property; 3. Requests the State Party to urgently ensure that these destructive activities cease immediately and that the affected areas be ecologically rehabilitated; and to inform the World Heritage Committee of any existing or proposed development plans in waters / cays within or adjacent to the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Notes with satisfaction the review and assessment process initiated by the State Party to strengthen the conservation and management of this property; 3. Invites the State Party to consider requesting International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund to support the review and assessment process; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a report on the state of conservation of the property and progress made on the implementation of the above mentioned review ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the States Parties did not submit their reports in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French and English); 4. Notes with concern the observations reported by the World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission to the property, in particular: a) absence of any planned measures to mitigate the impact of the hydroelectric dams on the seven aquatic species which would otherwise be lost ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowledges with appreciation the commitment from Sherrit International (Canada) to abstain from exploring or exploiting the mining concession granted within this property in line with the international policy statement of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) of not undertaking these activities in World Heritage properties; 4. Requests the State Party to make a clear and unequivocal commitment to close ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Country: Cuba
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its state of conservation report in one of the two languages of the Convention (French and English); 4. Commends the State Party for its implementation of the "Enhancing our Heritage" management effectiveness toolkit; 5. Urges the State Party to continue monitoring the impacts of the Highway of Guamote - Macas, particularly on the section within the property; in particular ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for its efforts in implementing the recommendations from the 2006 monitoring mission and encourages international donors and partners involved in the conservation and management of this property to continue supporting the State Party efforts for the effective implementation of these recommendations; 4. Urges the State Party to expedite efforts for completing the action plan required for the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its state of conservation report in one of the two languages of the Convention (French and English); 4. Requests that the State Party provide an updated high resolution map of the World Heritage property clearly indicating the original boundaries as per the 1987 nomination dossier, and explaining the discrepancy between the surface area indicated in the original nomination ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Manú National Park
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.11, and 31 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with concern that development continues to affect the integrity of the property, which if not urgently addressed is likely to lead to significant loss of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Welcomes the preparation of an integrated development strategy for the property and requests the State Party to take the necessary steps to adopt its ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the findings of the recent World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / IUCN monitoring mission to the property, and requests the State Party to: a) institute a mechanism through the future Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) management plan reviews, and involving all relevant stakeholders, to monitor, assess and manage the ecological integrity of the TWWHA and adjoining reserves by considering ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Congratulates the State Party of Spain for its efforts in addressing the conservation issues facing the property; 4. Notes progress achieved on the implementation of some of the recommendations of the 2007 Reactive Monitoring mission and encourages further work to implement the remaining recommendations; 5. Regrets the relocation of the Gavarnie Festival has not occurred, despite the commitment from the State Party of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
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
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with great satisfaction that the State Party has decided to cancel the urban development of King Faisal Street, and requests, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to be informed in advance of any proposals to re-design or re-shape the Faisal Street area, and of any other major project planned; 4. Also requests the State Party to ensure that: a) all future infrastructure and sub-surface ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the lack of progress in the implementation of the activity concerning the drainage problems and the development of a management plan; 4. Expresses its serious concern about recent works carried out at the site concerning the installation of draining pipes along the main stupa of the Pararpur Vihara and light fittings in its immediate vicinity, which appear to have had a negative impact on the heritage values of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.61, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes with satisfaction that a new ad hoc group of experts for sustainable development has been established and has become operational during 2007; 4. Welcomes the progress achieved through the project entitled "Angkor management plan", in clarifying the challenges facing APSARA for the management and conservation of the property, as well as in defining the actions required to address them satisfactorily; 5. Also welcomes the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.62, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Welcomes the progress made in the development of an updated Plan for the Protection of the Historic and Cultural City (site management plan), as requested at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Takes note of the State Party's intention to prepare a proposal for extension of the existing World Heritage property to include the entire historic town of Suzhou, and other historical canal towns within the same geo-cultural area in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the continued efforts made by the State Party to improve management of the property, and its complete response to the requests made by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old Town of Lijiang
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Noting with concern that development projects are being implemented or proposed in areas surrounding the buffer zones of the property, which might have a negative impact on its visual integrity, 3. Welcomes the measures taken by the State Party of China to mitigate possible negative impacts of development projects on the visual integrity of the World Heritage property by reducing height limits for construction in sensitive areas surrounding the Guia Hill and the Monte Fortress ; 4. Requests the State Party, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Macao
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.32,adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, three printed and electronic copies of the revised comprehensive conservation management plan, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Red Fort Complex
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.81, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the continuing efforts made by the Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority (HWHAMA) to improve the management of the property; 4. Notes with concern that the requests by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) to implement the recommendations of the January 2007 mission have not yet been fully addressed; 5. Urges the State Party to: a) modify the design and dimensions of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its satisfaction regarding the progress made by the State Party in implementing its 2007 recommendations; 4. Urges the State Party to give full consideration to implementing the recommendations of the 2008 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission; 5. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party to address the overall preservation and conservation of the property and particularly the successful diversion of the subway; 4. Also notes the progress made in drafting the nomination dossier for the extension of the property to include the Cultural and Historic Axis of Esfahan; 5. Urges the State Party to complete the reduction of the height of the Jahan Nama Commercial Complex ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with satisfaction of the fact that the proposed construction of the Yamato-Kita Road will not impact negatively on the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property; 4. Recommends to the State Party, however, to further develop and establish at the property the appropriate groundwater monitoring systems and risk mitigation plans, in order to be able to prevent any unwanted fluctuation of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling its Decision 31 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Reiterating its concern that the level of co-ordination and the priority given to protection of the property's Outstanding Universal Value has been insufficient to halt the progressive loss of its fabric and traditions in the face of development pressures, 4. Recognizing the commitment of the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property, including through recent measures to launch the revision of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes the action taken by the State Party and its commitment to comply with the requests of the World Heritage Committee; 4. Requests the State Party to continue its work on the development of the integrated management plan, and particularly to: a) draft, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, an updated Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity and authenticity; b) ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.23, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party to implement the integrated management plan (IMP) completed in June 2007; and encourages its to continue its efforts to increase support for effective and sustainable implementation of the IMP; 4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the follow-up to the mitigation efforts for the proposed new road in the Pashupati Monument ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the findings and recommendations made by the 2007 and 2008 UNESCO missions to Galle concerning the port development project in Galle Harbour and the international test cricket stadium in the buffer zone and the general state of conservation of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to: a) remove the intrusive and illegal construction within the cricket stadium as recommended by the mission; b) consider abandoning ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 8B.30,adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the actions taken by the State Party in response to six of the seven recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee, and the actions planned for the period 2008-2010; and requests that three printed and electronic copies of the conservation plan be provided for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4. Urges the State Party to complete the formulation of an interpretation and visitor ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Parthian Fortresses of Nisa
Country: Turkmenistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party and its commitment to set up a Coordinating Committee for the property; 4. Notes with concern further new and inappropriate development proposals between the Afrosiab and Timurid city for the re-creation of the Timurid city walls, and a new hotel with "historic façades" near the city walls; 5. Urges the State Party to continue the development of the management plan, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Country: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes that the Law to protect the property as a cultural landscape entered into force in July 2006; 4. Also notes delays in finalizing the management plan while awaiting the outcome of legal challenges; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a progress report on the implementation of the management plan, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Country: Andorra
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.72 and 31 COM 7B.105, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide any report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Notes with concern the lack of information on major on-going development projects and reiterates the importance of completing a management plan to ensure the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.83, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Urges the State Party to: a) halt the construction of the 100 m building of the Vienna Central Train Station project, the height of which would protrude above the trees on one side of the Belvedere Palace Park; b) carry out, in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, a comprehensive visual impact assessment of the entire project, fully sensitive to impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
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
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.117, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the detailed report of the State Party, and the elaboration of the Framework Programme for the Protection and Management of the Historic Centre of Sighisoara; 4. Encourages the State Party to explore all avenues to closely monitor the state of conservation of the Historic Centre of Sighisoara; 5. Urges the State Party to approve and establish the Plan for the Protection and Management of the property including the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Sighişoara
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Urges the State Party to start immediately with the repair and restoration works of the Church of Transfiguration; 4. Notes the continuous efforts by the Directorate of the Kizhi Museum Reserve in the management of the World Heritage property, which represents a small part of the territory of the Reserve and encourages the site management to continue its work towards an integrated management plan for the property; 5. Also ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31COM 7B.102, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide the detailed state of conservation report, including the high rise development project in St. Petersburg requested by the World Heritage Committee, and also regrets that the maps submitted by the State Party dated 18 January 2007, 5 March 2007 and 5 February 2008, did not comply with the World Heritage Committee's request as they did not provide detailed boundaries and buffer ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Requests the State Party, in line with the recommendation of the Reactive Monitoring mission, to halt any new construction within the property or in the surrounding area the property which could visually affect it prior to: a) delineation and approval of a buffer zone; b) approval of adequate and effective protective juridical regulations within the buffer zone; c) establishment of an effective control mechanism and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.43, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Expresses its concern about numerous construction and restoration projects within the boundaries of the property which could affect its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Requests the State Party to halt the construction of the tunnel section in the vicinity of the Church of the Sagrada Familia and to consider changing the route of the proposed high-speed train tunnel so as to avoid any potential adverse impact on the structural stability of the Church; 3. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a detailed report on the measures taken to ensure the protection of the World Heritage property for examination by the World ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Works of Antoni Gaudí
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.92 and 31 COM 7B.119, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the results of the seminar on management of Spanish World Heritage cities (27-28 September 2007, Aranjuez, Spain); 4. Expresses its concern about the lack of progress with the integrated management plan for the property; 5. Also noting the changes made to the" Huerto de las Adoratrices project", requests the State Party a) to suspend the project until ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old City of Salamanca
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. RecallingDecision 31 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the results of the 2008 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission and endorses its recommendations; 4. Commends the efforts, progress and commitments made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures to reduce threats to the property and improve management and conservation practices and for the preparation of the World Heritage management plan; 5. Welcomes the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Areas of Istanbul
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. 28 COM 15B.99 and 29 COM 8B.56, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, Recalling Decisions 3. Notes the continued collaboration of the State Party with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS; 4. Expresses its concern about numerous construction or restoration projects within the buffer zone of the property which could affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 5. Invites the State Party to create a National Coordination Board in order to enhance ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.74 and 31 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the actions taken by the State Party in response to the World Heritage Committee's requests in developing a management plan, preparing guidance on methodology for assessing development in World Heritage views, and giving protection to the view of the Tower from the South Bank; 4. Also notes progress with implementing proposals associated with the "Heritage ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tower of London
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the actions of the State Party in response to the World Heritage Committee's requests in developing a management plan; 4. Thanksthe State Party for aiming to develop general methodologies for assessing the impact of development on views from and to World Heritage properties which may become a basis for further discussion on criteria for visual impact assessments; 5. Also notes progress with implementing proposals ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.104, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) 3. Also recalling that at the time of the inscription of the property in 1986 the Committee noted with satisfaction the assurances provided by the authorities of the United Kingdom that the closure of the road which crosses the avenue at Stonehenge (A344 road) was receiving serious consideration as part of the overall plans for the future management of the property; 4. Regrets that further delays have taken place in the long ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.121, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress that has been made in developing supplementary planning guidance which will: a) clearly establish and respect prescribed heights; b) define the townscape characteristics, wider values (building density, urban patterns and materials) and sense of place; c) suggest how design briefs can incorporate characteristics and qualities of the property, 4. Also notes that work has been undertaken to raise the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Expresses its concern at the potential impact on the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property of the proposed Bath Western Riverside and the Dyson Academy developments; 3. Requests the State Party to withhold final approval of the developments until the World Heritage Committee has had the opportunity to fully review these proposals; 4. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to the property to consider its overall state of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: City of Bath
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Expresses its concern at the potential impact of the Caltongate development; 3. Deeply regrets that the State Party has approved this scheme in June 2008 not complying with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines; 4. Requests the State Party to invite a World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS joint Reactive Monitoring mission to the property to consider the overall state of conservation of the Old and New Towns, and particularly the impact of the Caltongate development on the integrity and Outstanding Universal ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Expresses its concern at the potential impact of the proposed wind turbines on the integrity and Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and requests the State Party to suspend the project, 3. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, further information on how the protection, including visual integrity, of the property might be strengthened to ensure that this project and other similar projects, which might impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Notes with satisfaction the approval of a three year "Preservation and conservation of Tiwanaku and the Akapana Pyramid" to be implemented at the property; 3. Requests the State Party to develop, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, as soon as possible, appropriate guidance and regulations for archaeological interventions in accordance with international standards; 4. Also requests the State Party to work in close collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Quito Office to implement the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.112, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Deeply regrets that most of the recommendations of the 2006 Reactive Monitoring mission report are still in planning phase and no action has been taken ; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and on progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2006 mission, for examination by the World Heritage ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Country: Colombia
 The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add; 2. Expresses its deep concern about the impact of the reconstruction of the Compañía de Jesús tower on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 3. Requests the State Party to make a clear and unequivocal commitment to cease the reconstruction of the tower of the Jesuit Church so as to maintain the authenticity of the property; 4. Urges the State Party to suspend work on the rehabilitation project for the Palacio Legislativo y Centro Cívico and revise it so as to ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.126, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch 2007), 3. Also recalling the recommendations of the previous monitoring missions of 1999, 2003 and 2005, 4. Notes the interest of the State Party in continuing to build an alternate airport to access the archaeological site and invites the State Party, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines to submit detailed information on the definitive location and plans for construction and operations, accompanied by ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Maya Site of Copan
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B; 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.127, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007); 3. Reiterates its request to submit to the World Heritage Centre three printed and electronic copies of the finalized management plan by 30 October 2008, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4. Invites the State Party to integrate the outcomes from other planning initiatives, such as the Regional Programme for Tourist Development and Municipal plans, into the management plan for the archaeological ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.128, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the intention of the State Party to propose the Comisión Interdependencial as the responsible institution for the implementation of the management plan for Xochimilco; 4. Invites the State Party to organize, as soon as possible, a coordination meeting with the Comisión Interdependencial and the UNESCO Mexico Office to reflect on the feasibility of this commission to become the Management Unit of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.122, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the report sent by the State Party did not include actualized information, despite the worrying state of conservation of the property, 4. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to submit a request for International Assistance to support in particular the development of a management plan for the property; 5. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 27 COM 8C.40, adopted at its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), 3. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009; 4. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, a comprehensive report on the current management system; 5. Additionally ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.123, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the details of the proposed projects affecting historic buildings were not received by 1 October 2007 as had been requested by the World Heritage Committee by Decision 31 COM 7B.123; 4. Requests the State Party to give urgent consideration to the recommendations of the Joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS mission of November 2006 and their phased implementation, especially in relation to tackling the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Acknowledges the request made by State Party for a technical mission to review the foreseen interventions and to examine the state of conservation of the property and notes the results of this mission; 4. Also notes that strong efforts are needed to improve management planning, and urges the State Party to complete the management plan and to officially establish a management authority for the coordination of the activities ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Country: Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined documents WHC-08/32.COM/7B, WHC-08/32.COM7B.Add and WHC-08/32.COM7B.Add2, 2. Recognizing that the state of conservation reports are an important tool for sustaining the World Heritage properties; and 3. Noting the discussion that took place at the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to: a) prepare, after consultation with the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, an analytical summary of the state of conservation of the World Heritage discussed at the 32nd session (Québec City, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8A, 2.Recognizes the value of the discussions held on issues raised in Document WHC-08/32.COM/8A; 3. Notes that these discussions have not reached an agreed conclusion at the 32nd session; 4. Requests that this item be included on the agenda for its 33rd session; 5. Further requests the Chairperson of the 33rd session to establish a working group to continue the analysis of these issues in order to suggest a ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8B, 2. Decides not to approve the proposed name change to the Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco as proposed by the Mexican authorities. ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8B 2.   Approves the proposed name change to Greater St Lucia Wetland Park as proposed by the South African authorities. The name of the property becomes iSimangaliso Wetland Park in English and Parc de la zone humide d’iSimangaliso in French; 3.  Notes that decisions regarding changes in the names of properties must be approved by the World Heritage Committee before being published and promoted widely; 4. Reminds States Parties wishing to change the names of properties already ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,   1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8B 2. Takes note of the correction to the name of the Kvarken Archipelago / High Coast as proposed by the Swedish and Finnish authorities. The name of the property becomes High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago in English and Haute Côte / Archipel de Kvarken in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Country: Finland Sweden
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/8B, 2.  Approves the proposed name change to Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn as proposed by the Swiss authorities. The name of the property becomes Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch in English and Alpes suisses Jungfrau-Aletsch in French.
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Country: Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2,   2. Inscribes the Socotra Archipelago, Yemen, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x) 3.Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value Values Socotra is globally important for biodiversity conservation because of its exceptionally rich and distinct flora and fauna. 37% of Socotra’s plant species, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species do not occur anywhere else in the world. Socotra is of particular importance to the Horn of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes Mount Sanqingshan National Park, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (vii); 3.Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Values Mount Sanqingshan National Park displays a unique array of forested, fantastically shaped granite pillars and peaks concentrated in a relatively small area. The looming, intricate rock formations intermixed with delicate forest cover and combined with ever-shifting weather patterns create a landscape ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC 08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Decides not to inscribe Hovsgol Lake and its Watershed, Mongolia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria; 3. Commends the State Party for its efforts for the conservation of Hovsgol Lake and its Watershed and the partnerships with international agencies to improve the management capacity and protection of the property; and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts;   4. Considers that the property represents an important site at the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Country: Mongolia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ix) and (x); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Values Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan protects substantial, largely undisturbed areas of Central Asian steppe and lakes in the Korgalzhyn and Naurzum State Nature Reserves. The property's wetland areas are of outstanding importance for migratory ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
Country: Kazakhstan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes The Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Canada, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Values The Joggins Fossil Cliffs have been termed the "coal age Galápagos" and are the world reference site for the "Coal Age". Their complete and accessible fossil-bearing rock exposures provide the best evidence known of the iconic features of the Pennsylvanian (or Carboniferous) period of Earth ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes the Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems, France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x);  3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Values The tropical lagoons and coral reefs of New Caledonia are an outstanding example of high diversity coral reef ecosystems and form one of the three most extensive reef systems in the world. They are the location for the world's ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes Surtsey, Iceland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ix); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Values Surtsey is a new island formed by volcanic eruptions in 1963-67. It has been legally protected from its birth and provides the world with a pristine natural laboratory. Free from human interference, Surtsey has produced long-term information on the colonisation process of new land by plant and animal ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Surtsey
Country: Iceland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the "The Putorana Plateau" Nature Complex, Russian Federation, to the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii) and (ix) to allow the State Party to refocus the nomination and address issues related to the management of the nominated property; 3. Recommends the State Party to: a)   refocus the nomination on the values and features within the Putorana State Nature Reserve in relation to criteria (vii) and (ix), supported by an ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Putorana Plateau
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Switzerland, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (viii), noting the revision of the name originally proposed by the State Party;  3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Values The Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona presents an exceptional and dramatic display of mountain building through continental collision. The property is distinguished by the clear three-dimensional exposure of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Country: Switzerland
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B2, 2. Inscribes the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (vii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value; Values The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve World Heritage property protects key overwintering sites for the monarch butterfly. The overwintering concentration of butterflies in the property is a superlative natural phenomenon. The millions of monarch butterflies that return to the property every ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Country: Mexico
1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Le Morne Cultural Landscape, Mauritius, on the World Heritage List as a relict and associative cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii) and (vi); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Le Morne Cultural Landscape is an exceptional testimony to maroonage or resistance to slavery in terms of the mountain being used as a fortress to shelter escaped slaves, with physical and oral evidence to support that use. Le Morne represents maroonage and its impact, which ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih), Saudi Arabia,on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The archaeological site of Al-Hijr is a major site of the Nabataean civilisation, in the south of its zone of influence. Its integrity is remarkable and it is well conserved. It includes a major ensemble of tombs and monuments, whose architecture and decorations are directly cut ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes Fujian Tulou, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The Fujian Tulou are the most representative and best preserved examples of the tulou of the mountainous regions of south-eastern China. The large, technically sophisticated and dramatic earthen defensive buildings, built between the 13th and 20th centuries, in their highly sensitive setting in fertile mountain ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Fujian Tulou
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to:a) reconsider and sufficiently justify the selection of the nominated properties as significant and representative examples of the Koryo Dynasty and its capital Kaesong;b) redefine the boundaries of the property and the buffer zones in order to include all the significant heritage components ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
Country: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province, Indonesia, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to: a) reconsider the choice of sites to allow a nomination on the cultural landscape of Bali that reflects the extent and scope of the subak system of water management and the profound effect it has had on the cultural landscape and political, social and agricultural systems of land management over at least a millennia; b) ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The Armenian monasteries of Iran have borne continuous testimony, since the origins of Christianity and certainly since the 7th century, to Armenian culture in its relations and contact with the Persian and later the Iranian civilisations.  They bear testimony to ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of Hiraizumi - Cultural Landscape Associated with Pure Land Buddhist Cosmology, Japan, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to:a) provide further comparative analysis, particularly for the gardens, including comparators in China and Korea;b) consider revising the boundary of the nominated property to include the elements of the landscape value; 3. Recommends that any further nomination would need to be accompanied by ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia, on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Melaka and George Town, Malaysia, are remarkable examples of historic colonial towns on the Straits of Malacca that demonstrate a succession of historical and cultural influences arising from their former function as trading ports linking East and West. These are the most complete ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Country: Malaysia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Kuk Early Agricultural Site, Papua New Guinea, on the World Heritage List as a relict cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The Kuk Early Agricultural Site, a well-preserved buried archaeological testimony, demonstrates an independent technological leap which transformed plant exploitation to agriculture around 7,000-6,400 years ago, based on vegetative propagation of bananas, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kuk Early Agricultural Site
Country: Papua New Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes Chief Roi Mata's Domain, Vanuatu, on the World Heritage List as a continuing cultural landscape on the basis of criteria (iii), (v) and (vi); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The continuing cultural landscape of Chief Roi Mata's domain, Vanuatu, has Outstanding Universal Value as an outstanding example of a landscape representative of Pacific chiefly systems. This is reflected in the interaction of people with their environment over time ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Chief Roi Mata’s Domain
Country: Vanuatu
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Approves the extension of the Mountain Railways of India, India, to include the Kalka Shimla Railway on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The Kalka Shimla Railway represents an exceptional technical achievement in the development of the Himalayan mountains because of its length, its altitude and the difficulty of the terrain through which it runs in difficult tropical climatic ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mountain Railways of India
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Stari Grad Plain, Croatia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (v); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Stari Grad Plain represents a comprehensive system of land use and agricultural colonisation by the Greeks, in the 4th century BC. Its land organisation system, based on geometrical parcels with dry stone wall boundaries (chora), is exemplary. This system was completed from the very first by a rainwater ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Stari Grad Plain
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Spa of Luhačovice - area with a collection of historic spa buildings and spa-related facilities, Czech Republic, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to conduct a more thorough study of the nominated property, particularly in the framework of a global thematic study of thermalism. 3. Recommends, in the interest of better management of the property, independently of inscription on the List, the following: a) ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Country: Czechia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Fortifications of Vauban, France, with the exception of Le Palais and Bazoches, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The work of Vauban constitutes a major contribution to universal military architecture. It crystallises earlier strategic theories into a rational system of fortifications based on a concrete relationship to territory. It bears witness to the evolution ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Fortifications of Vauban
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1, 2. Inscribes the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates, Germany, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); 3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: The set of housing estates in the Berlin Modern Style provides outstanding testimony to the implementation of housing policies during the period 1910 - 1933 and especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was characterized by its political, social, cultural and technical ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
Country: Germany