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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed minor modification to the boundary and to the buffer zone of Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun, Bahrain; Recommends that the State Party provide to the World Heritage Centre: A copy of the amended Heritage Law, Decree 11 of 1995, which was planned for promulgation in the second quarter of 2014, An indication of when the current draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has been created between the Ministry of Culture and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Country: Bahrain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to reinforce the management of interventions in the buffer zone of its World Heritage properties through a new executive order; Recognizes that, considering this new executive order, a general re-evaluation of the buffer zones is necessary; Does not approve the proposed minor modification to the boundary of the buffer zone for the Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex, Belgium, and invites the State Party in collaboration with ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex
Country: Belgium
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Refers the examination of the proposed minor modification to the boundary of Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, Italy, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: Provide further explanation of the rationale chosen for the proposed new boundaries of the Herculaneum component, based on a study of the known extent and topography of the ancient city, Explain in detail the management implications of expanding the Herculaneum component, not ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Refers the examination of the proposed buffer zone for the Historic Centre of Florence, Italy, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: Explain in detail the rationale for the delineation of the buffer zone, also through graphical and photographic documentation, and its relation to the results of the preparatory study, Clarify and illustrate through cartographic and visual documentation the relevant views, vistas and belvederes worthy of protection, including those ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Centre of Florence
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Refers the examination of the proposed minor modification to the boundary of the buffer zones for the Megalithic Temples of Malta, Malta, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: Provide a textual description and detailed justification for the precise lines of the buffer zones of the component sites of the serial property, Provide information on the management arrangements in place for the buffer zones, Strengthen the site-specific development limitation ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Megalithic Temples of Malta
Country: Malta
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed buffer zone for the Historic Centre of Warsaw, Poland; Recommends that as a matter of urgency the whole area of the proposed buffer zone should be covered with spatial development plans aimed at ensuring no adverse impact of new development on the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property; Also recommends that the following requirements should be incorporated in all development plans covering the proposed buffer zone: The height of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Centre of Warsaw
Country: Poland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Refers the examination of the proposed minor modification to the buffer zone of Kizhi Pogost, Russian Federation, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: Submit a complete set of maps, either cadastral or topographical, that also identify the additional 590 ha of proposed extension to the buffer zone and which are presented at a scale which is appropriate to the size in hectares of the property and sufficient to show clearly the detail of the current boundaries and ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Approves the proposed buffer zone for Burgos Cathedral, Spain; Recommends that the State Party provide to the World Heritage Centre copies of the revised General Urban Development Plan and the Special Plan for the Historic Centre once they are completed and approved.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Burgos Cathedral
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (WHC-14/38.COM/7B, WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add.Corr) and the proposals for inscription of properties on the World Heritage List (WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add), Decides to inscribe the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Palestine, Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir (Decision 38 COM 8B.4) Plurinational State of Bolivia, City of Potosi ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: City of Potosí Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir Selous Game Reserve
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Palestine United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC-14/38.COM/7A and WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add), Decides to retain the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Afghanistan, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam (Decision 38 COM 7A.14) Afghanistan, Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Decision 38 COM 7A.15) Belize, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Decision 38 COM 7A.31) Central African Republic, Manovo-Gounda St Floris National ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Abu Mena Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem Chan Chan Archaeological Zone Comoé National Park Coro and its Port Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley East Rennell Everglades National Park Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Garamba National Park Gelati Monastery Historic Town of Zabid Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Kahuzi-Biega National Park Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City Los Katíos National Park Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Niokolo-Koba National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Rainforests of the Atsinanana Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Salonga National Park Samarra Archaeological City Simien National Park Site of Palmyra Timbuktu Tomb of Askia Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra Virunga National Park
Country: Afghanistan Belize Central African Republic Chile Colombia Côte d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt Ethiopia Georgia Honduras Indonesia Iraq Madagascar Mali Niger Palestine Panama Peru Senegal Solomon Islands Syrian Arab Republic Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC-14/38.COM/7A and WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add), Decides to remove the following property from the List of World Heritage in Danger: United Republic of Tanzania, Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (Decision 38 COM 7A.27)
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8D, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8D, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitations of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List; Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento Historic Town of Ouro Preto Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara Iguazu National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek Los Katíos National Park Lushan National Park Mammoth Cave National Park Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Miguasha National Park Mogao Caves National Archeological Park of Tierradentro Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley Redwood National and State Parks Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain San Agustín Archaeological Park Serra da Capivara National Park Speyer Cathedral Statue of Liberty Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Taos Pueblo Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area Yosemite National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil Canada China Colombia Costa Rica France Germany Guatemala Japan Mexico Panama Russian Federation Spain Thailand United States of America Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8E, Congratulates the States Parties for the excellent work accomplished in the elaboration of retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for World Heritage properties in their territories; Adopts the retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-14/38.COM/8E, for the following World Heritage properties: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: China: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area; Japan: Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba Archaeological Site of Troy Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua Brasilia Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki Burgos Cathedral Butrint Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl Centennial Hall in Wrocław Central Suriname Nature Reserve Chaco Culture Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye City of Potosí City of Safranbolu City of Valletta Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg Colonial City of Santo Domingo Complex of Hué Monuments Curonian Spit Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Fortress of Suomenlinna Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu Hattusha: the Hittite Capital Henderson Island Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao Historic Centre of Cordoba Historic Centre of Évora Historic Centre of Florence Historic Centre of Naples Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia Historic Centre of São Luís Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Historic Centre of Warsaw Historic Inner City of Paramaribo Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara Historic Town of Ouro Preto Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Hoi An Ancient Town Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Ilulissat Icefjord Independence Hall Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė) Kizhi Pogost Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture Los Glaciares National Park Los Katíos National Park Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels) Megalithic Temples of Malta Mesa Verde National Park Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid Monastery of Alcobaça Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon Monastic Island of Reichenau Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias Mudejar Architecture of Aragon Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons) Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar Old City of Salamanca Old Rauma Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches Old Town of Cáceres Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Paphos Península Valdés Petäjävesi Old Church Pilgrimage Church of Wies Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex Poblet Monastery Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe San Cristóbal de La Laguna San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) Semmering Railway Sinharaja Forest Reserve Škocjan Caves St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim Statue of Liberty Struve Geodetic Arc Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Tikal National Park Upper Svaneti Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos Uvs Nuur Basin Vatican City Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Viñales Valley Vlkolínec Völklingen Ironworks Wachau Cultural Landscape Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower Wartburg Castle West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord Works of Antoni Gaudí Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square Xanthos-Letoon Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen Þingvellir National Park
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/9A, Recalling Decision 34 COM 13.III adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), Decision 35 COM 12C at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Decision 36 COM 12C at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and Decision 37 COM 9 at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013); Welcomes all the actions undertaken to improve the processes and practices prior to consideration by the World Heritage Committee of a nomination (the ‘Upstream Processes’) and commends the States Parties, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/9B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.19 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the detailed report made by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies on mixed sites and related evaluation processes; Acknowledges from that report that the review of the decision processes for mixed nominations reveals that in most cases these appear to be more complex than those sites nominated for only cultural or natural values and might require more time at the preparatory stage of the nomination; Further ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/9C, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9, particularly paragraphs 5, 6 and 12 adopted by the 19th session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention in 2013, Also recalling the principle that submission of nominations to the World Heritage List is an exclusive prerogative of the States Parties, in conformity with the World Heritage Convention, Reiterates the necessity to progress on the implementation of the recommendations of the independent evaluation by UNESCO’s External Auditor on the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 10B, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the preparation of the Periodic Report for North America by the World Heritage Focal Points from North America, illustrating the close cooperation between the two States Parties of Canada and the United States of America; Takes note of the Periodic Report for North America and the activities undertaken as a follow-up of the First Cycle, including the work undertaken in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Canada United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/10A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 10B, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Also recalling that the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America takes place on a two-year basis (Group A: North America, Western, Nordic and Baltic Europe sub-regions for the first year 2012-2013; and Group B: Mediterranean, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe for the second year 2013-2014), Takes note of the activities that took place in the framework of the implementation of the second cycle of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Azerbaijan Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/10B, Recalling decisions 36 COM 10A and 37 COM 10 C.1, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) respectively, Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Asia and the Pacific region; Notes with appreciation the contribution of the Government of Australia to the organization of a sub-regional workshop in the Pacific for the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting; Also notes with appreciation the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/10B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 10A, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), and Decision 37 COM 10C.2 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom-Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress made in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Africa Region; Notes with appreciation the financial contribution of the Governments of Norway, Flanders (Belgium), Spain, South Africa and the Netherlands, as well as UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme and the MAVA Foundation to activities carried-out in the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014