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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.42, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014) and reaffirming the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Welcomes the statement by the Vice Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reiterating the commitment of the State Party to implement the Kinshasa Declaration, as well as the decision by the National Superior Defence Council to instruct the army to strengthen security in the properties; Notes with appreciation the efforts to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
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, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.43, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the State Party’s efforts to re-demarcate and re-gazette the boundaries of the park, revise the Grazing Pressure Reduction Strategy and make further progress in strengthening the management effectiveness of the property and encourages the State Party to seek supplementary international support to help provide alternative livelihoods and implement the Grazing Pressure Reduction Strategy upon its ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.44, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the restated political commitment of the State Party, which was also reiterated by the President of Madagascar at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress to address the illegal trafficking of natural resources, in particular rosewood and other precious timber species; Acknowledges the progress made in implementing the CITES Action plan, in particular the preparatory studies, which were carried out in order to achieve ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the establishment of a Management Unit at Iférouane, in the periphery of the property, but notes with concern the comments of the Reactive Monitoring mission of February 2015 that there is a lack of human and logistical means to ensure the sovereign functioning of this Management Unit, surveillance and ecological monitoring of the property; Expresses its deep concern that the inventory of large wildlife and its ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.46, adopted by the Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the efforts of the State Party in implementing the corrective measures, especially those concerning the strengthening of surveillance staff and the implementation of a strategy to combat the encroachment of the ponds; Notes with satisfaction that data indicates an increase in wildlife, however, reiterates its concern as regards the low density of large wildlife in the property and requests the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the clear commitment of the State Party to refrain from any form of mining within the property, and not to undertake any activities that may impact the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property and its surrounding areas without prior approval of the World Heritage Committee; Notes with appreciation the on-going efforts by the State Party to address the poaching crisis in the property, and the various forms ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the confirmation by the State Party that no mining concessions or exploration permits exist within the property, and that geothermal energy will not be developed within the property, and requests the State Party to submit the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the license for the development of geothermal energy adjacent to Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, which should include an assessment of potential ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee in Decision 38 COM 7A.29; Notes that the World Heritage Centre has the resources to assist with the development of a proposal for the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) and encourages the State Party to invite an ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.30 and 37 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Welcomes the continued and substantial effort of the State Party to provide detailed and clear measurements of the trends and conditions for the indicators developed for the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) and to connect them to the corrective measures, allowing a comprehensive report on ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the activities reported by the State Party towards the implementation of the corrective measures, but notes with concern that key legal instruments, including the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan, the Living Aquatic Resources Bill and the Mangrove Regulations, have not yet been finalized and approved; Also welcomes the information provided by the State Party that no oil concession is currently overlapping the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Highly commends the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and considers that the State Party has achieved compliance with the indicators set for the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Decides to remove Los Katíos National Park (Colombia) from the List of World Heritage in Danger; Endorses the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party and external supporters for the progress made in consolidating an integrated monitoring mechanism and the further clarification of access to land and natural resources, and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts; Adopts the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) developed by the State Party in consultation with the World ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes with satisfaction the continuing progress being made in restoring and reconstructing the damaged mosques and destroyed mausoleums, building awareness and support for the built heritage of Timbuktu, and ensuring the technical capacity to care for this heritage; Expresses its appreciation to the following countries and institutions for their contribution to UNESCO-Mali Action Plan, and for their gesture of support to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the continuing progress being made in sustaining the attributes that support the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), authenticity and integrity of the World Heritage property; Reiterates the continuing need to prepare detailed, in-depth architectural diagnostic analyses, in order to guide essential repair and conservation work, and encourages the State Party to undertake these analyses on a priority basis; Also ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the progress made on the reconstruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga and congratulates the State Party for its continued committment to this work; Expresses its concern that the timelines provided in the state of conservation report for the reconstruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga are overly optimistic, and in order to better reflect the need for careful work to be carried out on the thatching, and on the redesign and ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for its efforts in the implementation of measures at the property and encourages it to sustain these efforts to protect and conserve the property and its buffer zone; Urges the State Party to continue with the implementation of the corrective measures, with particular attention to the following: Undertake detailed condition surveys to identify priority interventions to ensure stabilization of ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.2 adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), 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; Also requests the State Party, as soon as the security ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for its efforts to ensure the protection of the property in spite of the difficult prevailing situation and requests it to reinforce this protection by ensuring that no ostentatious religious signs are displayed at the property; Also requests the State Party to implement, as soon as possible, the measures recommended in the technical note elaborated in view of addressing the graffiti ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954 and its related protocols, the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970), the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Delhi UNESCO Recommendation of ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes that considerable progress has been made with the conservation of the roof of the Church of the Nativity; Also notes with concern that no specific conservation strategy was set out to justify precise intervention on the roof timbers, based on analysis and review of all the evidence gathered from surveys and research, before work was undertaken, as envisaged in the corrective measures; Requests the State Party to prepare, ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine