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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for its commitment to secure the Leuser Ecosystem by putting in place a moratorium on palm oil and mining, as well as a temporary suspension of all land clearing operations by palm oil and mining companies in the Leuser Ecosystem while a review of their licenses is being conducted, which will consider key wildlife habitats among other aspects; Considers that the designation of buffer zones should include key ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee; Takes note that a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Advisory mission visited the property to meet the customary owners and to assist the State Party in the preparation of the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), but also regrets ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Recalls its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2017, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 41st session in 2017; Decides to retain Everglades National Park (United States of America) on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.43, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the establishment of the international mechanism to ensure political, technical and administrative coordination for the management framework of the property, including the designation of its first Pro Tempore Secretariat in Peru; Notes with appreciation the elaboration of the project “Support to the reinforcement of the participative management structure of the Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System”, in coordination with the World ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
Country: Argentina Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes with satisfaction the efforts made by the State Party to strengthen the management structure of the property by reinforcing the multidisciplinary technical team Archaeological, Anthropological and Administrative Research Centre of Tiwanaku (CIAAAT); Acknowledges the progress made by the CIAAAT in updating the Management Plan and the development of the Integral Conservation Plan for Tiwanaku and urges the State Party to finalize ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.44, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the progress made in responding to the Committee's recommendations; Recognizes the engagement of the State Party and the efforts undertaken to develop Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) for both the Airport and El Diquís Hydroelectric Dam projects and notes that the preliminary analysis of the impacts highlights potential threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, suggesting the need ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), While recognizing that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-financed Tourism Development Project constitutes a great opportunity for the preservation of the property under the condition that it is executed according to national legislation and regulations and internationally accepted norms and standards, notes with regret and very serious concern that no adequate mechanisms have been established for the coordination and cooperation ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for its commitment to implement the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee, the 2013 ICOMOS Advisory mission and the recent technical reviews; Welcomes the adoption of the Metropolitan Plan for Development and Territorial Management 2015-2025 (PMDOT) that explicitly incorporates cultural heritage as one of its key elements, and its alignment with the Management Plan and encourages the State Party to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.110, 35 COM 7B.125, 36 COM 99, 37 COM 98, 38 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Also recalling the numerous Reactive Monitoring and Advisory missions reports that all contain comprehensive sets of recommendations to the State Party on the conservation, management and sustainable development of the property, Appreciates the efforts made by the State ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Country: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.45, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014); Regrets that the State Party submitted most of the relevant information of its state of conservation report in Spanish, and not in one of the working languages of the World Heritage Convention (English and French); Congratulates the State Party for the establishment of the Historic Centre and Cultural Heritage Administration and for the process developed within this framework to ensure the interaction and coordination among different ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission that took place in 2014 and requests the State Party to implement its recommendations; Reiterates its recommendation to the State Party to submit, as a matter of urgency, according to Paragraphs 163-165 of the Operational Guidelines, the final proposal for the buffer zone as a minor boundary modification, to enhance the protection of the visually sensitive areas ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the adoption of the Paramaribo World Heritage Management Plan 2011-2015 and the Emergency Action Plan 2014; Urges the State Party to take the necessary measures for their implementation, also taking into account the recommendations of the 2013 ICOMOS Advisory mission, with particular attention to the strengthening of the Management Authority and the provision of funding for its operation as well as for ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Country: Suriname
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Congratulates the State Party on the progress made in protecting, conserving and managing the property in accordance with the recommendations of the 2013 Reactive Monitoring mission; Acknowledges the achievements of the Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Development Project (ESTDP), broadly in line with the World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Programme, but notes that the designs of the ESTDP interventions should not be applied to other areas ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Aksum
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Acknowledges the details provided by the State Party in its report on the recently signed three-year European Union-funded project entitled “Promoting the Contribution of World Heritage for Sustainable Development and Reinforcing Capacities for Protection and Conservation of Paleontological Sites in Ethiopia”, which will consider boundaries, and conservation and management of the property; Notes that documentation submitted by the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lower Valley of the Omo
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.46, 35 COM 7B.39, 36 COM 7B.43, 37 COM 7B.40, 38 COM 7B.49, and 39 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the assurance of the State Party that the Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project will exclude the Lamu archipelago; but notes that the project will cause strong related development pressures for ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report, as requested by the Committee; Notes the results from the 2016 Reactive Monitoring mission to the property and encourages the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the historic town and of the archaeological sites, and the lack of substantial progress achieved in the implementation of the Priority Action Plan adopted in 2014; Considers that the ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39COM 7B.42, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the positive benefits that the property’s inscription is seen to deliver in terms of the historical and cultural identity of the Creole community and its associations; Notes that the revised revised Management Plan (2014-2019), including a Critical Viewpoint Analysis and Planning Policy Guidelines is now in place and complemented by a Land Management Plan (2014 – 2019), a Lagoon Management Plan (2013) and a Local Economic ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Country: Mauritius
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.51, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Takes note of the ongoing progress on the restoration and rehabilitation of buildings within the World Heritage property; Also notes that, to date, only the Terms of Reference have been finalized for the revision of the Management and Conservation Plan for Mozambique Island (2010 – 2014), and reiterates its request that the revised Plan be duly evaluated and updated with the close participation of all stakeholders, including local ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.52, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes the progress made by the State Party in addressing the recommendations made by the Committee at the time of inscription, and encourages the State Party to continue to address and resolve the matters raised at that time; Reiterates its encouragement to the State Party to develop a Sustainable Tourism Development and Management Plan, and furthermore, to integrate it with the property’s overall Conservation and Management Plan ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Historic Centre of Agadez
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B.Add, Notes with deep concern the security situation in North-Eastern Nigeria, in particular the attacks on 12 December 2014 at the Sukur Cultural Landscape; Welcoming the joint efforts of the State Party and local hunters/vigilante groups in weakening insurgents attack operations in the surrounds of the Sukur Cultural Landscape; Commends the Sukur Cultural Landscape community for its resilience to remain steadfast to its traditional life and to restore normalcy in its settlements; Takes note of the urgency to ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
Sites: Sukur Cultural Landscape
Country: Nigeria