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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.17 and 37 COM 7B.37, adopted respectively at its 36th (St. Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions, Commends the State Party for the implementation of most of the points raised in Decisions 36 COM 8B.17 and 37 COM 7B.37, and for the various cooperation initiatives developed at national level between stakeholders, and at international bilateral and multilateral levels; Takes note of the extension of the boundaries of the buffer zone and encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.41 and 37COM 7B.38, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Congratulates the State Party for affirming its commitment to financing the consolidation project for the reinforcement of the foundation of Stele III and the investigation of the causes of the rising water level in the Tomb of the Brick Arches; and urges it to keep the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies updated on: any changes in the agreed-upon project ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.46, 35 COM 7B.39, 36 COM 7B.43, 37 COM 7B.40 and 38 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Notes that the February 2015 Reactive Monitoring mission had to take place in Nairobi due to the security situation in Lamu; Regrets that, despite reporting to the contrary, the State Party did not halt the LAPSSET project in order to allow time for a full ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 C0M 7B.50, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the operational implementation of the Emergency Action Plan for the conservation and protection of the property; Notes with concern the precarious security situation in Mali that has hindered the capability of the State Party at the site; Expresses its deep concern regarding the low level of implementation of the Emergency Action Plan in view of the numerous threats to the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.18, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), Notes the efforts made by the State Party to enforce the various legislative and planning frameworks, as requested by the Committee at the time of inscription, and reminds the State Party to ensure that new development projects that might impact on Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) should be submitted to the World Heritage Centre for review, as set out in Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, together with Heritage ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.53 adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes progress with regeneration of the sacred forest and the increased frequency of river cleaning; but urges the State Party to tackle the source of the river pollution; Also welcomes the revision of the Management Plan and the development of Cultural Tourism and Risk Preparedness Plans and requests the State Party to submit copies of these plans to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies; Notes that work on ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Country: Nigeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision COM 7B.44 adopted as its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party on activities so far undertaken to improve water management on the property, and encourages it to continue with the implementation of all relevant measures and projects; Also commends the State Party for the measures so far undertaken to implement systems and programmes to mitigate the impacts of acid mining drainage on the property, and also encourages the State Party to sustain these efforts; Requests the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.45, 36 COM 7B. 49, and 38 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Deeply regrets that the State Party did not halt work on the Mambo Msiige project as requested in the abovementioned decisions, and allowed the developer to complete the project without taking into account the recommendations of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) and the jointly agreed upon matrix and guidelines for a revised ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.46 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Congratulates the State Party for the important efforts aiming to improve the state of conservation of the property; Notes however, the difficulties encountered in the implementation of the Permanent Plan for the Safeguarding and Valorization of the property (PPSMVSS), especially due to the co-ordination of problems between the principal actors and intervention projects, but also due to an approach essentially oriented on the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the continuing progress made in implementing the plan for the protection and enhancement of the property and its protected area; Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre an assessment of the impact of the proposed enhancement of Tipasa’s port on the property, in line with the ICOMOS Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments for Cultural World Heritage Properties, before work ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.47 and 38 COM 8B.49, adopted at the 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Notes the completion and implementation of the comprehensive management and conservation plan; Also notes the delay in the reviewing of the proposed revision of the Heritage Law, as well as in the signature of memoranda of understanding with the owners of lands located within the area designated for the extension of the World Heritage property, and in the revision of ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Noting the maintenance and restoration works carried out at the property, as well as proposed site development activities outlined in the state of conservation report, Expresses its concern about the factors affecting the property and the seeming lack of a comprehensive policy, which constitutes a threat to the integrity of the property; Urges the State Party to develop, as a matter of priority, an integrated management plan for ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.51, and 37 COM 7B.49, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Notes with great concern the rapid and irreversible degradation of the Historic Cairo urban fabric which will make it very difficult for the State Party to sustain the attributes of the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Acknowledges the establishment by the State Party of a Ministerial Committee chaired by the Prime Minister to oversee the management of ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 25 BUR V.281, adopted by the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee at its 25th session (UNESCO, 2001), Commends the State Party for its efforts to ensure the protection of the property in spite of the difficult prevailing situation; Expresses its great concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the evolution of the situation on the ground; Considers that the optimal ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Hatra
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the considerable progress made by the State Party to improve the conservation and management of the property in response to the concerns voiced by the World Heritage Committee, and in particular the adoption of the Petra conservation action plan; Reiterates its request to pursue the progress made to manage the property and submit a Management Plan for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, while ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.51 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party on the progress made to manage and conserve the property; Takes note of the progress in the technical investigation of conservation measures at the Stylite Tower; and invites the State Party to undertake dialogue with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies before detailed work is planned; Urges the State Party to complete the management plan which must include a comprehensive conservation plan ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress that has been made with a number of management and conservation measures which were addressed by the Committee at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), as well as the submission of an updated Action Plan for the management and conservation of the property; Also welcomes the partnership agreement with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Tunisian Heritage Institute, which will ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Tyre
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Encourages the State Party to elaborate and implement the Action Plan for the management and conservation of the property, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut and the World Heritage Centre, and to integrate in it a prioritized programme of conservation; Notes that a project to improve the landscape around the Church of St George will be drawn up and requests the State Party to submit details; Also notes that a ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note with great concern of the information provided by the State Party in its report on the state of conservation of the property; Urges the State Party to reinforce the protection of the property by implementing, to the best extent possible, the recommendations of the technical workshops organized by UNESCO and its partners in order to define emergency protection and risk mitigation measures for the safeguarding of Libya’s ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 37th session in 2013; Expresses its high concern regarding the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property in the prevailing situation; Requests the State Party to submit information on the state of conservation of the property as soon as the security situation permits, ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Country: Libya
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