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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM7B, Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.65, adopted at its 34th session (Brasília, 2010), Commends the State Party and the international community, including ICC-Angkor, for the significant progress made in the conservation and management of the property, notably in developing a Heritage Management Framework; Also commends the State Party for the elaboration of a Tourism Management Plan and a Risk Map, which are important tools for managing the World Heritage property; Notes the progress made by the State Party in ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.60 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Strongly regrets that the project to raise the Yuzhen Palace was not brought to the attention of the World Heritage Committee in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ; Takes note of the report of the 2014 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission to the property and the assessment made that the project, while altering the setting and context of the Yuzhen Palace, does not ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.65 and 37 COM 7B.103 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Notes with concern the information provided by the State Party concerning reports of development issues, Regrets that the State Party has not sent to the World Heritage Centre details of the two new commercial shopping malls, ancillary car parking and drainage and road works in advance of commencement of development as requested in Decision 37 COM 7B.103 and in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Takes note of the information submitted by the State Party regarding the comprehensive redevelopment of the Ancient Panchi area that is currently underway within the buffer zone of the property; Expresses its concern about the potential impacts that this project may have on the attributes that sustain the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including its authenticity and integrity; Strongly urges the State Party to inform the Committee, through the World Heritage Centre, about the full scope ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.61, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Regrets the unfortunate incident of a bomb attack, which occurred within the property in July 2013 and commends the State Party for the measures taken to ensure the safety of visitors and the protection of the property; Notes the progress made on the previous decisions of the Committee, including the recommendations of the February 2011 World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM joint reactive monitoring mission; Requests the State ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.70, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011); Notes the progress of the State Party in strengthening legislative protection and development control measures for the property through the environmental impact assessment regulations now in place for the Sragen Regency, and seeks assurance that these measures have been adopted throughout the property; Urges the State Party to establish the Integrated Management Bureau for the property to enhance coordinated management and to draw up ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Sangiran Early Man Site
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.26, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on actions taken for the management of the property since June 2012; Notes with concern that the vulnerabilities of the cultural landscape that were acknowledged at the time of inscription, and the need to support the traditional practices of the subak communities through their engagement in the management of the property, have not been addressed clearly; Regrets that ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.63, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the progress made in the revision of the Meydan-e Atiq project in response to the Committees request; Requests the State Party to develop, adopt and implement an integrated conservation and management plan, as well as to elaborate mechanisms for monitoring urban development; Reiterates its recommendation to the State Party that Heritage Impact Assessments are carried out for any future developments in the buffer zone, such ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the efforts made by the State Party to respond to the issues raised concerning the architectural design of the Mosque for 2000 prayers and the inclusion of various stakeholders and national experts in the planning process; Regrets that despite assurances provided by the State Party, the heights of the minarets have only been reduced to 33.1 metres, instead of 26 metres, and that the height of the dome has not been reduced ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Country: Kazakhstan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling decisions 35COM 7B.72 and 36 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively; Takes note of the actions undertaken by the State Party towards addressing some of the requests made at previous sessions; in particular work to progress the redesign of the road, to formulate a Master Plan, and to define local land use zones; Notes that inadequately detailed plans have been provided for the proposed road alignment and urges the State Party to develop ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.64, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Notes the progress made in developing the Integrated Management Framework document and its Management Plan, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), as well as conservation measures taken for the property; Also notes the awareness raising efforts undertaken by the State Party, notably in the publication of two books on Lumbini and the development of the UNDP/UNESCO brochure to raise funds for the completion of the Kenzo ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the efforts of the State Party in addressing the state of conservation of the property and encourages it to continue to support existing management mechanisms and to secure adequate funding for sustaining conservation and maintenance actions; Requests the State Party to continue to update the Conservation Plan and submit it to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies; Also encourages the State ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.29 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Recognizing the continued progress achieved, welcomes the commitment of the State Party in sustaining conservation and management efforts at this vulnerable property; Encourages the State Party to continue with its actions based on the corrective measures identified for the property, with particular attention to the following: Integrating community based land use and zoning plans into the Master Plan to inform ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.72, 35 COM 7B.78, 36 COM 7B.68 and 37 COM 7B.67 adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh) sessions respectively, Acknowledges that the State Party has provided further information on the proposed Port project including cross sections and photo-montages, but regrets that these have not been submitted in sufficient detail to allow a full assessment of the potential impact of the proposed port on the Outstanding ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add.Corr, Recalling Decision 21 COM VII.C.55 adopted at its 21st session (Naples, 1997), Expresses its concern at the current situation under which the property has been managed solely by the Temple authorities without any involvement of the relevant authorities of the State Party; Strongly requests the State Party to submit a state of conservation report as a matter of urgency and to invite an ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property to carry out the following: a thorough ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Country: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Takes note of the actions undertaken by the State Party to improve the conservation and management of the property and urges it to finalize the approval process for recently developed management and planning tools to ensure their effective implementation; Encourages the State Party to sustain its conservation and protection efforts with particular attention to the following: Formulate and adopt guidance for a ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.79 and 36 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for the wide range of positive initiatives that it has developed to strengthen the governance system of the property and embed it within a strategy for its wider urbanized hinterland, while respecting the Historic Urban Landscape approach; Notes in particular that a Management Plan, based on the draft attributes of Outstanding Universal Value ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Centre of Brugge
Country: Belgium
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 22 COM VII.17, adopted at its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998), Takes note of the information submitted by the State Party regarding the large project planned for the plateau of Mount Srđ and Bosanka in the vicinity of the World Heritage property; Requests the State Party to provide the project documentation and the respective heritage impact assessment (HIA) before any development works have started and any final decision has been taken in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.91 and 36 COM 7B.74, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party on the progress made in defining and strengthening the protection of the immediate and wider setting of the property, and, in particular, in developing specific visual modelling tools for addressing the impact of wind turbines, which could serve as an example of good practice for World Heritage properties facing similar issues; Notes with ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 13 COM IX.22, adopted at its 13th session (UNESCO, 1989), Takes note of the State Party’s efforts to develop a range of mechanisms to safeguard Venice and its lagoon landscape and of the approved Management Plan resulting from extensive consultations among all stakholders, and encourages the State Party to undertake its revision based on the results from the technical evaluation by ICOMOS; Expresses its concern about the extent and scale of proposals for large infrastructure, navigation ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Venice and its Lagoon
Country: Italy