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The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 39th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non- governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of document ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/3A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/3B.Rev, Adopts the Timetable included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (Doha, 2014).
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 5A adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the expected result, to ensure that “tangible heritage is identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 1972 Convention”, and the five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-15/39.COM/5A; Invites the States Parties to support ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/5B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 5B adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and gaps identified for the implementation of the Convention.
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D, 36 COM 12B, 37 COM 5C, 38 COM 5C adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively; Thanks the Director-General for convening the follow-up meeting on “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO Headquarters, 21 January 2015); Acknowledges the positive impact of actions already taken, as well as plans for further actions; Encourages all stakeholders ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/5D, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C and 38 COM 5D, adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions, Thanks the Technical University of Brandenburg, the Government of Germany and the Government of Viet Nam for having supported the development of the policy for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention through the organization of two workshops in Cottbus (Germany) and Ninh Binh (Viet Nam), respectively in October ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/5E, Recalling Resolution 17 GA 9 and Resolution 18 GA 8 adopted by the General Assembly at its 17th (2009) and 19th (2011) sessions respectively, Also recalling Decision 36 COM 9A, Decision 37 COM 11 and Decision 38 COM 9C adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and its 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Decides to amend Article 22.7 of the Rules of Procedure as follows:“22.7 Representatives of a State Party, whether or not a member of the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/6, Recalling decisions 36 COM 6, 36 COM 9B, 37 COM 5E, 37 COM 6 and 38 COM 6 adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity-Building Programme, and the capacity-building activities carried out in 2014 and in the beginning of 2015; Notes with appreciation the continued support of the Government of ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), and the Bonn Declaration on World Heritage adopted on 29 June 2015, Conflict situation in the Arab States Region Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, the loss of human life as well as the degradation of humanitarian conditions and expresses its utmost concern at the damage sustained and the threats facing these properties and cultural heritage in general; Urges all parties associated with ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Regrets that the report of the State Party does not allow an assessment of the state of conservation of the property, or the implementation of the corrective measures; Notes that, although there is a slight improvement in comparison with the previous year, the security situation in and around the property remains problematic and does not allow for any surveillance activity within the property; Reiterates its grave ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the continued progress achieved by the State Party in addressing anthropogenic threats to the property, and commends the State Party in particular for significantly reducing the number of recorded incidences of agricultural encroachment and illegal grazing, and for the increasing participation of local people in patrols; Also welcomes the State Party’s confirmation that no mining licenses were awarded within the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.38, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes that the impacts of the Ebola crisis have seriously affected the implementation of the corrective measures in the Guinean part of the property and have suspended the implementation of important transboundary activities, and expresses its concern that the impacts of the crisis could present important additional challenges for the management authority, CEGENS, in Guinea, which has limited capacity and needs technical and ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.37 and 38 COM 7A.42, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes with appreciation the continued efforts deployed by the park staff to continue to ensure the conservation of the property despite life threatening conditions, and expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in operations for the protection of the property; Welcomes the improvement of the security situation and the fact that park surveillance coverage has increased to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.38, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Warmly welcomes the efforts of the State Party in securing the property, strengthening surveillance and closing down the artisanal mining quarries, in accordance with the Kinshasa Declaration of January 2011, and encourages the State Party to ensure the continuity of its efforts; Notes that the restoration of security is the pre-condition for the implementation of the corrective measures and the restoration of the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo