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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.40 and 39 COM 8B.35, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures concerning the Gelati Monastery, one of the components of the property; Notes the information provided by the State Party inter alia in response to Decision 39 COM 8B.95, regarding the significant boundary modification of the property, and in particular: The clarified Management procedures and responsibilities of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the important work and commitment by the State Party to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) forms the core of the development of the Urban Land-Use Master Plan (ULUMP); Notes the measures taken by the authorities to guarantee protection to the property through the Decree on the Moratorium on Urban Development and Land Privatization as well as a revised ULUMP which has yet to be finalized and implemented in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to adjourn the debate on this agenda item until its next ordinary session.
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.43, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) as well as Decisions 36 COM 7B.93 (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37 COM 7A.35 (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38 COM 7A.19 (Doha, 2014), Notes that all stakeholders recognize the serious concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the potential threat of the Liverpool Waters development scheme to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Recalls the conclusions of the 2015 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission, in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcoming the efforts undertaken by the State Party towards the implementation of the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), including the announcement of a ban on offshore petroleum exploration within all seven components of the property and within one kilometre on either side of the Barrier Reef, notes that this policy announcement still needs to be translated ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners for further progress made in integrated monitoring and granting negotiated local access to land and natural resources, and encourages the State Party and partners to continue these efforts; Expresses its concern that another eviction has been carried out and strongly urges the State Party to prevent new illegal settlements so as to avoid further evictions in the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.34 and 39 COM 7A.1 adopted respectively at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions, Takes note of the Bangui National Forum relating to the restoration of peace and expresses the hope that the commitments undertaken as a result of this Forum will enable a progressive improvement of the security situation in the country, including in the zone where the property is located; However, notes with concern that insecurity continues to complicate the implementation of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Warmly welcomes the continued progress achieved by the State Party, in particular the surveillance measures and awareness raising activities among the local communities, to counteract human pressure affecting the property; Notes with concern continued gold prospecting and associated poaching, as well as other threats resulting from human pressure and requests the State Party to pursue its efforts to counteract these threats, to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes the efforts made by the State Party of Côte d'Ivoire to strengthen the monitoring and update the property boundaries with the participation of the local communities but requests the State Party of Côte d'Ivoire to provide details of the decree for the redefinition of the boundaries; Also notes the progress made by the State Party of Guinea in the implementation of the international assistance project for the protection of the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the efforts of the staff of the property who continue their actions for the conservation of the property, often at great risk, and expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards and soldiers killed in operations for the protection of the property; Expresses its deepest concern over continuing insecurity around the property and ongoing poaching pressure, particularly targeted at elephants and driven by ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its sincere condolences to the family of the guard killed during the execution of operations carried out for the protection of the property; Welcomes the continued efforts by the Congolese Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN) with assistance from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in securing the property, strengthening surveillance and closing illegal mines but expresses its concern that ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Expresses its most sincere condolences to the family of the guard killed in operations for the protection of the property; Welcomes the cancellation of one of the mining permits awarded to KiloGold Society inside the property and urges the State Party to provide information on the remaining mining permits overlapping with the property and to ensure their cancellation; Takes note of the actions taken by the Congolese Institute for ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.7, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing efforts, to implement the corrective measures, with the substantial financial and technical support from various partners, but notes the importance of sustaining this financial support over a longer timeframe in order to adequately manage the property and increase operational capacity and restore its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Also welcomes the increased patrols of the property by park staff ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.4 and 39 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards and the military killed during operations for the protection of the property; Regrets that the State Party has not confirmed its commitment not to authorize new petroleum exploration and exploitation within the boundaries of the property, as was established at the time of inscription on the World Heritage List in 1979, and reiterates its request to the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/7A and WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015) and reiterating the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards and soldiers killed during operations to protect the properties, and expresses its deep concern about the persistent in secure situation in most of the properties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Warmly welcomes the creation of the Corps established to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
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/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Takes note that the on-going voluntary relocation of the Gich community is nearing completion, and requests the State Party to ensure that the remaining compensations and housing contructions are fully completed, and the implementation of the strategies for alternative livelihoods are continued; Welcomes the funding provided by different donors to support the development of alternative livelihood opportunities for the people living in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for the evident political will to halt the illicit trafficing of precious wood with the Act N°2015-056 creating a special tribunal to injudicate the traffickers and reinforce the penalties; Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party towards attaining the indicators of the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), but considers that all the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.12 adopted during its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Warmly welcomes the confirmation of GEF funding enabling the implementation of the third phase of the project for Co-Management for the Natural Resources of the Air and Ténéré (COGERAT), expected to start in 2016; Also warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, but considers that important efforts are still necessary to implement them all; Reiterates its concern with ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures, but considers that further efforts should be made to implement all the corrective measures updated at its 39th session; Also warmly welcomes the efforts undertaken with the realization of the environmental and social impact study (ESIS) of the gold prospection project at Mako, and takes note of the mitigation measures ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.43, 37 COM 7B.7, 38 COM 7B.95, and 39 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party and its international partners for their efforts in addressing the poaching crisis and encourages all involved to consolidate and coordinate these efforts; Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party to establish the Desired state of conservation for the removal of ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania