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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 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 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Archaeological Site of Sabratha
State Parties: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with concern the absence of detailed information on the state of conservation of the property; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures identified during the International Meeting on the Safeguard of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old Town of Ghadamès
State Parties: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 40 COM 7B.25 and 40 COM 7B.106, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 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 40th session; Reiterates its call for an increased mobilization of the international community to provide more financial and technical support to the State Party, including through the UNESCO Emergency Fund for Heritage, to implement the short- and medium-term measures ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
State Parties: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Commends the State Party on the successful completion of the conservation works of the roof and of the narthex of the Church of the Nativity and notes that the church is now in sound condition in relation to the primary factors leading to its decay; Also notes that three of the four corrective measures have been completed and that the remaining one, the development of a Conservation Plan, is being planned; Requests the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
State Parties: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the timeframe submitted by the State Party for the full implementation of the adopted corrective measures in order to achieve 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 review this timeframe to determine whether an accelerated pace for any of the key corrective measures is feasible; Commends the State Party for ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
State Parties: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17 adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its great concern at the impact of the armed conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis and irreversible destruction within the property, including of whole neighborhoods; Recalls its request that humanitarian and security ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account the State Party’s submission of a minor boundary modification proposal for the property, Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic and Document WHC/17/41.COM/8B.Add, Encourages all parties to pursue their cooperation for ensuring the respect of a ceasefire within the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36, and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern over the damage regularly caused by fire within the property; Regrets that the restoration works undertaken in al-Asrooniya neighbourhood are not based on historical archives and documentation, and do not use ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Expresses its concern about the situation at the site and the lack of detailed information on damages; Acknowledges the efforts of the local communities to monitor and protect the property despite the very difficult ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36, and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Encourages the State Party to implement the recommendations of the Technical Assistance Workshop organized by the World heritage Centre, and undertake: The urgent and necessary small and medium scale consolidation and restoration ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 41 COM 7A.50 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, Condemns the additional deliberate acts of destructions at the property and deplores the considerable damage to the attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Encourages the State Party to implement the recommendations of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Site of Palmyra
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.12, 39 COM 7A.36 and 40 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Taking note of the reports provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and of the sites inscribed on the Syrian Tentative List, commends the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Site of Palmyra
State Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.43, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the Historic Town of Zabid as a result of ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be threatened by the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends the State Party for its communication ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
State Parties: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of Yemen as a result of ongoing armed conflict, and that the Old City of Sana’a has incurred irreversible destruction, and continues to be vulnerable, owing to the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage management and physical conservation; Commends ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
State Parties: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its continuing concern at the recent damage caused to the cultural heritage of the Old Walled City of Shibam as a result of natural elements and ongoing armed conflict, and that the property continues to be vulnerable, owing to the residual impact of previous flooding, as well as the current security situation, ongoing social change and continuing lack of organisational support and resources for both heritage ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
State Parties: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the approval of Phase V of the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust (FiT) project for the safeguarding of the Bamiyan Buddha Niches in 2016, which allowed to resume various long-awaited conservation activities at the Western Buddha niche and the organization of the Bamiyan Expert Working Group meeting in December 2016; Expresses its concerns over the state of conservation of the other components of the property, which ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
State Parties: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.27 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with regret that the State Party has neither adopted the detailed topographic map of the property produced in 2012, nor submitted a proposal for a minor boundary modification, and reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt the 2012 topographic map of the property and to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2018, a proposal for a minor boundary modification, in accordance with Paragraphs 163-165 of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
State Parties: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 8B.22, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016); Welcomes the support extended by the international partners (France, Japan and the United States of America) in offering expert resources to the State Party to work on the state of conservation of the property; Notes that the State Party will submit a consolidated report to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, on the outcomes of the three visits by international experts; Also notes that the State ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
State Parties: Micronesia (Federated States of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the Action Plan submitted by the State Party, which reflects an acknowledgement of the need to transform the protection, management and decision making not only for Shakhrisyabz but also for other World Heritage properties in Uzbekistan; Notes with extreme concern the findings of the 2016 Reactive Monitoring mission concerning the drastic and irreversible damage to the Temurid urban planning and to traditional ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
State Parties: Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the decision by the State Party of Belarus to increase the strict protection zone of the Belarussian part of the property; Notes the information provided by the States Parties regarding the activities termed sanitary cuttings undertaken in the Polish part of the property and the conclusions of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Amendment to the Forest Management Plan for the Białowieża Forest ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Białowieża Forest
State Parties: Poland