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The World Heritage Committee, Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, Authorizes the participation in the 38th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of document ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/3A.Rev, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document. 
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/3B.Rev, Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013). 
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5A adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the expected results and the five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-14/38.COM/5A; Takes notes with concern of the restructuring of the World Heritage Centre and urges the Director-General of UNESCO to ensure adequate expertise on natural and cultural heritage in the World Heritage Centre; Also takes ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5B adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with appreciation of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and gaps identified for the implementation of the Convention. 
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5C, Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D, 36 COM 12B and 37 COM 5C adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Takes note of the positive impact of the actions already undertaken, as well as of plans for further actions, and invites all stakeholders to pursue efforts to enhance and facilitate dialogue, communication and transparency in all processes of the Convention and in the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5D, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 5E and 36 COM 5C, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress made towards the development of a draft policy for integrating a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention, despite the lack of resources; Acknowledges the eight key dimensions of sustainable development, namely Inclusive Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, Peace and Security, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5E, Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10, 32 COM 10A, 34 COM 5F.1, 36 COM 5D and 36 COM 5E, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress report on the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes and Initiative and thanks all States Parties, donors and other organizations for having contributed to achieving their objectives; Acknowledges the results attained by the Forest Programme and expresses its regrets that ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F and its Annexes, Welcomes the findings of the audit and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the General Assembly of States Parties decided to establish a sub-account under the World Heritage Fund with regard to recommendation 1(a), to be funded from Voluntary Contributions and to be used exclusively for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat, and with regard to recommendation 1(e) to apply the cost recovery policy for the staff time spent in managing the World Heritage Fund within the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F as well as the “Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-setting work of the Culture Sector: Part III – 1972 Convention, Noting that the present evaluation constitues the first such evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention of 1972, Welcomes the findings of the evaluation and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the current periodic mechanism already includes a number of indicators and considers that Recommendation 1, with regard both to the World Heritage Convention of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/6, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 6, 36 COM 9B, 37 COM 5E and 37 COM 6, adopted at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity Building Programme, and the capacity building activities carried out in 2013 and 2014; Notes with appreciation the continued support of the Government of Switzerland in the implementation of the World ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7,2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12B, 35 COM 12E and 37 COM 7C adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Issues emerging from the 2014 state of conservation reports 3. Noting with regret that issues related to Management Plan / System remain a serious cause for concern, requests all States Parties to ensure that all World Heritage properties are managed in such a manner that their Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) is not put at risk and, whenever necessary, develop/update ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.23 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of measures at the property and urges it to continue with the implementation of the corrective measures, with particular attention to the following: Undertake detailed condition surveys to identify priority interventions to ensure stabilization of archaeological remains, Define a comprehensive strategy to address drainage of groundwater and impacts from other ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.24 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the efforts made by the State Party in addressing the conservation of the property; Regrets that the protective shelter was built at the Royal Cemetery in spite of the request made to submit details for the intervention for review prior to its construction, notes the physical and visual impacts of the shelter on the attributes of the property and requests the State Party to work with the World Heritage Centre and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of a restoration programme for the property; Reiterates the need for the State Party to pursue its efforts and prioritise the implementation of the following, as requested by the Committee in its Decision 37 COM7A.25: Develop baseline documentation, including missing architectural plans and topographic surveys, carry out a detailed conservation condition ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
I The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling the relevant provisions on the protection of cultural heritage including the four Geneva Conventions (1949), the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954 and its related protocols, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Delhi UN ESCO Recommendation of 1956 concerning excavations undertaken in occupied territories, the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls at the request of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Regrets that the State Party had not developed the overarching conservation strategy for the Church of the Nativity prior to the commencement of the restoration works and requests the State Party to provide such strategy based on the analysis of the church fabric and its historic, archaeological and architectural characteristics, prior to any future conservation works; Notes the progress made towards the restoration of the roof of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57 and 37 COM 8C.1, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Deplores the conflict situation prevailing in the country, the loss of human life and the degradation of humanitarian conditions; Takes note of the report provided by the State Party regarding the state of conservation of the six Syrian World Heritage properties and the 12 sites inscribed on the Tentative List and ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
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
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges with great concern, the extreme conditions that have prevailed in Zabid over the past three years and the way this has hindered external donors from fulfilling their pledges, and notes the major impact that this had had on the availability of resources and on progress with regeneration and conservation projects; Also notes with concern the lack of support for conservation initiatives from some inhabitants of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013); Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and urges it to sustain these efforts to work on all corrective measures identified; Reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt the detailed topographic map of the property produced in 2012, and finalise the buffer zone, and to submit a proposal for a minor boundary modification, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.30, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the progress made by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures, notably the conservation efforts at the Buddha niches and other component parts of the property, including Shahr-i-Gholghola and others, and efforts to mitigate the development pressure; Takes note of the continued concern expressed by the State Party on the critical condition of the large Western Buddha niche; also takes note of the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress in the implementation of the conservation programme plan for Gelati Monastery; Notes that the State Party submitted on 1 February 2014 a request for a Major Boundary Modification for the property, further to the request of the Committee; Decides to retain the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7A.27, 35 COM 7A.30, 36 COM 7A.31 and 37 COM 7A.33 adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the detailed information provided by the State Party on the progress made to implement the corrective measures and urges the State Party to finalise its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010) by the end of 2014, including to submit to the World ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
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: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.93 and 37 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Also recalling the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of November 2011, Reiterates its serious concern over the potential threat of the Liverpool Waters development scheme on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and notes that the implementation of the development, as currently planned, would irreversibly ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.36 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Appreciates the efforts made by the State Party to fund and organize the advisory mission conducted in 2014 and encourages it to implement the recommendations contained in the mission report; Welcomes the development and adoption of the Emergency Plan for the property and urges the State Party to secure the necessary resources to commence the immediate implementation of the identified priority conservation and stabilisation ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A; Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.37 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures for the property and encourages it to sustain these efforts to ensure that the Desired state of conservation for the property is met within the established timeframe; Urges the State Party to conclude the planning process for the formulation of the management plan and the comprehensive conservation plan and requests it to provide an electronic ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.38 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for its long-term commitment and efforts to address the deterioration of the earthen architecture remains of the property and to put in place a sustainable and operational management system to continue to handle decay factors and threats; Considers that the State Party has made considerable progress in meeting the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.39 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party in addressing the state of conservation of the property and progress on implementation of recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee and the monitoring missions to the property; Takes note of the submission of the revised cartography for the component parts of the property and proposed buffer zone and requests that it be finalized within the framework of the retrospective ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013,) Congratulates the State Party for having accomplished significant progress enabling the commencement of the reconstruction of the mausoleums on 14 March 2014; Notes with satisfaction the preparation of a restoration and reconstruction strategy for damaged cultural heritage in northern Mali detailing the reconstruction method for the destroyed mausoleums, and appreciates the place accorded to the role of the communities, the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.20, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for having organized the joint UNESCO/Mali mission of 11 February 2014, despite difficult security conditions; Notes with satisfaction the preparation of a rehabilitation and reconstruction strategy for the damaged cultural heritage of North Mali, that includes the rehabilitation of the Tomb of Askia; Requests the State Party to undertake the necessary actions to enable the urgent detailed ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tomb of Askia
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.21 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the continuing commitment of the State Party to pursue the reconstruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga and the restoration of the wider property; Expresses concern that detailed information on the planned work, and timelines for the reconstruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga have still not been provided, even though work on the supportive framework for the building has been undertaken; Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.22, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures; Considers that the State Party has made considerable progress in meeting the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger; Notes however that several actions are currently in planning stages, rendering the property vulnerable, and urges the State Party to implement the ...
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/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for the development of an Emergency Action Plan, which could facilitate the implementation of the corrective measures; Expresses its serious concern about the pressure to downgrade the protection status of Kerinci Seblat National Park to a Protected Forest, which would not only expose the property to the risk of road construction and the associated potential impacts of poaching and encroachment, but would ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes with appreciation that some progress has been achieved in the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee and the 2012 IUCN reactive monitoring mission; Welcomes the assessment of threats to the property undertaken with support from the Government of Australia, and considers that the findings and recommendations of this assessment could provide a basis for the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Reiterates the request that the State Party submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, including progress achieved in implementing the corrective measures and in meeting the indicators developed for the Desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document Belize, Recalling Decision 37COM 7A.16 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in the implementation of certain corrective measures, particularly those regarding expansion of no-take zones and eradication and control of invasive species; and for its efforts undertaken to control unauthorized development activities and eliminate their impacts on the property; Urges the State Party to establish, as a matter of priority, a legislative instrument that will guarantee ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress reported by the State Party in the implementation of the updated corrective measures and towards achieving the indicators established for the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Requests the State Party to make a clear commitment to the long-term securing of adequate funding, management and staffing levels, in order to ensure that ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.18, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party with the development of a draft proposal for the Desired State of Conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR), and requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to finalize the proposal for the DSOCR for examination by the Committee at its 39th session in 2015; Also welcomes the State Party’s ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Regrets the degradation of the security situation in the Central African Republic marked by an outbreak of violence and internal conflicts; Reiterates its utmost concern regarding the likely disappearance of most of the flagship species of large mammals in the property, due to poaching and the impact of transhumant cattle, and expresses its deep concern as regards the further deterioration of the situation since its last ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for the efforts undertaken in the implementation of the corrective measures and the actions carried out with the local populations in establishing the Village Conservation and Development Associations (VCDA) and their involvement in surveillance patrols; Notes with concern the delay in carrying out the wildlife inventory to enable the identification of value indicators for the Desired state of conservation ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress reported by the Ivorian and Guinean State Parties in the implementation of the corrective measures, notably the efforts to restore the integrity of the property and strengthen its management capacity; Notes with concern that the Guinean State Party does not appear to have established a strategy to prolong the accomplishments of the UNDP/GEF (Global Environmental Facility) Programme for conservation of the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.4 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes with appreciation the efforts deployed by the park staff to continue to ensure the conservation of the property despite life threatening conditions, and expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in operations for the protection of the property; Reiterates its deep concern about the fact that the State Party has not revised the authorizations for petroleum exploration in the Park, as ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the reported improvement in the security situation which has allowed the park staff to again start patrolling the areas previously out of control and notes that restoring the security is a pre-condition for implementing the corrective measures and restoring the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Also welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party to carry out a survey of the main populations of wildlife in ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the improvement in the security situation as a result of the military operations to contain the Lord Resistance Army and considers that it is a key condition to halt poaching in the property and start the rehabilitation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Commends the State Party for its efforts to strengthen the operational capacities of the Congolese Nature Conservation Institute (ICCN), in particular by making ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.7 adopted during its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes with satisfaction the important efforts of the State Party to secure the property and the efforts of the patrols to reduce professional poaching of elephants, and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts and to reinforce them where pockets of resistance still remain; Takes note of the difficulties reported by the managers of the property concerning the participatory management of natural resources and their ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Expresses its deepest concern as regards the degradation of the security situation at the property, the loss of control of approximately 75% of the Reserve, the increase in poaching and the reopening of several artisanal mining works, and considers that this situation risks destroying, if it continues, all the progress achieved over five years; Notes with concern the results of the 2010/2011 inventories that demonstrate that the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) and reaffirming the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Notes that the security situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has improved since the last session but that it still remains unstable and commends the courage of the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) and its efforts to protect the World Heritage properties; Urges the State Party to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
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-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the State Party’s efforts to complete the re-gazettal of Simien Mountains National Park in 2014 as well as its sustained efforts to strengthen the management effectiveness of the property and to implement the corrective measures; Considers that if sufficient financial resources are secured to complete the implementation of the corrective measures, it should be possible to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and the commitments contained in the action plan annexed to the decision of the Conference of Parties of CITES in Bangkok (COP16); Welcomes the clear political will of the State Party as expressed by the President of the Republic of Madagascar to undertake the necessary measures to halt the illegal traffic of rosewood; Notes with ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the areas of defence and land restoration, demining and reinforcement of the physical presence of forestry agents in the property, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to implement the corrective measures and strengthen the management structure of the property, by providing the necessary human, material and financial resources for its efficient ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to strengthen surveillance and curb poaching, notably the progress achieved in the rehabilitation of the surveillance tracks and guard posts, as well as the strengthening of surveillance staff; Reiterates its serious concern as regards the state of conservation of the key species in the park, notably the elephant and chimpanzee and requests the State Party to urgently implement an inventory ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes progress made with the construction of a sample of the proposed paved road around Qannoubin Monastery; and requests that the project plan for the remainder of the road be submitted for review before work progresses; Reiterates its request to abandon the associated project of cableways and model villages in the property; Notes with extreme concern the planning violation near the church of Saint George and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with great concern of the information provided by the State Party in its report on the state of conservation of the property; Urges the State Party to undertake all possible measures to stop encroachment and destruction of the archaeological areas as soon as possible; Requests the State Party to submit a detailed map of the current encroachment and destruction at the property, and to accelerate the elaboration of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Commends the State Party for the efforts achieved in the management and conservation of the property; Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre more detailed information on the management system established and the positive impact of the commissioning of the bridge linking the two banks of the Oued El Maleh, so that this may be used as an example of good practice in integrated management of an urban ensemble ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for the efforts aiming at ensuring the long-term management and conservation of the property, and the launching of the project entitled “Rehabilitating and Refurbishing the Old Souq at Bahla: From Study to Reinstatement”, and of the monitoring of the aging characteristics of the different brick types; Regrets that neither the finalized version of the management plan nor a request for a minor boundary ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in improving the management of the property; Regrets that the management plan has not been sufficiently developed and that key components are still missing; Also regrets that no detailed information has been provided to address the conservation and management issues raised by the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, and reiterates the need to develop appropriate concrete measures as ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.59 and 36 COM 8B.47 adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for the adoption of the Protection and Enhancement Plan (PPMV) presented for the property; Encourages the State Party to continue its land management policy in the archaeological area in order to prevent damage to the integrity of the property; Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to provide further information on the criteria used to define the buffer zone submitted for ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the continuing vulnerability of the property as a result of the extreme conditions that have prevailed in Sana’s over the past four years; Nonetheless welcomes the positive progress that has been possible and in particular the adoption of a new law in August 2013 on the protection of historic sites, monuments, cities and their urban and cultural heritage; the Prime Minister’s Decree for the endorsement of the urgent ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen
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
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.78 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the continuing collaboration between the two national parks and the commitment to produce a transnational Management Plan for the property, as well as the recently strengthened regulations within the Russian National Park that should support sustainable development within the property; Also welcomes the significant progress made within Lithuania to contain and reverse illegal development; Expresses its concern ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.79 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the actions undertaken by the State Party for improving the legal and management arrangements for the property and for the implementation of the recommendations from the 2013 advisory mission; Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts with particular attention to the following; Ensure the sustained operation and resourcing of the management system, particularly by formally designating the newly created ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.80 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for its sustained actions in the implementation of recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee and the monitoring missions to the property; Takes note of the submission of the request for minor boundary modification for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session under Item 8 of the Agenda; Reiterates its concern that the introduction of any new developments or tourism ...
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 and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of the Silk Roads: Penjikent-Samarkand-Poykent Corridor, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, back to the States Parties, in order to allow them, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to: Augment the internal comparative analysis to broaden the selection of sites considered in relation to the re-appraised Outstanding Universal Value, Provide more detailed information on each of the nominated sites in order to allow a fuller understanding of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Tajikistan Uzbekistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.84 and 37 COM 7B.81 adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Notes the progress made by the State Party in strengthening legislative and regulatory control to improve the protection of the property; Reiterates its concerns that inappropriate construction and/or infrastructure developments with inappropriate scale, height and mass, or incorporating non-traditional materials, impose a threat to the Outstanding Universal Value of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.107, 36 COM 7B.86 and 37 COM 7B.82 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Notes the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission to the property in August 2013 and requests the State Party to give high priority to the implementation of its recommendations; Encourages the State Party to revise the Development Strategy of the Solovetsky Archipelago and its ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.112, 36 COM 7B.90 and 37 COM 7B.88, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Acknowledges the detailed information provided by the State Party on the progress made in the implementation of its previous decisions; Reiterates its regret that the building on Klovsky descent has been completed despite the requests made at its previous sessions, and that, instead of modifying its height, mitigation ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
Country: Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B; Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.94 and 37 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Notes the information provided by the State Party in January 2014; Takes note of the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission to the property in October 2013 and requests the State Party to give highest priority to the implementation of its recommendations; Expresses its concern at the recent flooding at the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.114 and 36 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively, Also recalling the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of December 2011, Takes note of the State Party’s efforts to strengthen the planning framework through guidance documents and enhanced coordination of the relevant planning authorities; Requests the State Party to ensure that, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tower of London
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.92 and 37 COM 7B.90, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Also recalling the results of the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of December 2011, Takes note of the State Party’s efforts to strengthen the policy and planning framework through guidance documents and enhanced coordination of the relevant planning authorities; Notes with concern that the State Party has not taken action to revise ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Notes the report submitted by the State Party on two planning applications for the Pleasance Housing proposals and the extension of the Hyndford Quarry; Expresses its concern about the potential adverse impacts of the Hyndford Quarry extension and Pleasance Housing projects on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the World Heritage property and its buffer zone; Requests the State Party to suspend any further decisions on the planning applications for Hyndford Quarry and Pleasance Housing to allow for ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: New Lanark
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.91, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in the stabilization of the summit of Cerro Rico and regrets that Article 6 of Supreme Decree 27787 of October 2004 was not modified and the moratorium on all explorations between altitudes 4400 m and 4700 m of Cerro Rico was not enforced; Notes with concern that stabilization interventions have been halted and urges the State Party to evaluate the preliminary results obtained, to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.92 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the appointment of the director for the Research Centre, Archaeological, Anthropological and Management Tiwanaku (CIAAAT) and the approval of the management structure for the property and urges the State Party to secure the necessary resources to make it fully operational; Notes with appreciation the progress made by the national and local authorities in the development of the management and conservation plan for the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.94, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the significant efforts made by the State Party and the Foundation Friends of the Churches of Chiloé (FUNDAICH) for the conservation of the churches of Chiloé; Notes the result of the 2013 World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property and endorses its recommendations; Encourages the State Party to strengthen the National Monuments Council (CMN) and to enhance its joint work with other ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Appreciates the efforts made by the State Party to fund and organize the Advisory mission conducted in November 2013 and encourages it to implement the recommendations contained in the mission report; Takes note of the work undertaken by the national and municipal authorities, and the contributions from sectors of civil society, to elaborate a Management Plan and promote the conservation of the property and encourages the State ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Country: Chile
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party to fund and organise the advisory mission conducted in January 2014 and encourages it to implement the recommendations contained in the mission report; Recognizes the efforts made by national and municipal authorities in implementing recommendations to control concerns for the property such as Subway Number 6, the Programme for the Promotion of Tourism financed by an Inter-American ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Country: Dominican Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for preparing a comprehensive Management Plan for the property that reflects the recommendations made by the 2013 ICOMOS advisory mission; Urges the State Party to take into account the recommendations made by the 2013 ICOMOS advisory mission regarding the management system, including the decision-making process, management responsibilities, and governance; Also commends the State Party for undertaking ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: City of Quito
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.98 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013); Recognizes the extreme social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities facing the State Party and by extension the impacts on its heritage assets; Welcomes the measures taken by the State Party to implement the decisions of the World Heritage Committee, and acknowledges the efforts of the Institute for the Protection of National Heritage to ensure the safeguard of the property, as well as the ongoing efforts to raise awareness ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Country: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.116, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), Takes notes of the information provided by the State Party regarding the alternative route for the cable car and management arrangements for the property; Notes the current challenges being faced in the conservation and management of the property and requests the State Party to: Articulate existing planning and conservation tools and establish a single conservation and management policy for the property to be adopted at the three ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the significant progress made by the State Party in addressing the final delimitation of boundaries and buffer zone, and the completion of the Risk preparedness plan and the Master Plan of the Historic Centre of Arequipa; Urges the State Party to complete the process of final approval and implementation of the new boundaries for the property as well as for its Master Plan and Risk preparedness plan; Invites the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 26 COM 23.20, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), Welcomes the development and approval of the Emergency Action Plan for the property and the efforts being made by the State Party to address conservation and management concerns; Urges the State Party to continue with the implementation of actions foreseen, in particular: Update and harmonise legislative and regulatory frameworks to address overlaps and strengthen the role of the Management Authority, Finalise the formal process ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Country: Suriname
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) on the potential impacts of the Ethiopian Sugar Development Corporation Project (Kuraz project) on the Lower Omo Valley; Notes that this HIA indicates the potential for massive adverse impacts on the property from the irrigation and excavations associated with the development of sugar plantations, settlements and access routes, and also notes that there is conflicting information on ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lower Valley of the Omo
Country: Ethiopia
Decision: 38 COM 7B.49 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.46, 35 COM 7B.39, 36 COM 7B.43 and 37 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Strongly regrets that the Lamu Port – South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority project was not halted, and reiterates its request to the State Party to halt all work on the LAPSSET development project until the Heritage Impact Assessment ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lamu Old Town
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.41 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the efforts of the State Party for the implementation of the previous recommendations of the World Heritage Committee, notwithstanding the difficult situations being faced; Expresses its deep concern about the current state of the property and the limited resources currently available to achieve substantial progress in addressing conservation and management issues; Notes the conclusions of the reactive monitoring ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for its efforts and progress made in improving the state of conservation of the property, including increasing the number of technical staff hired for the Conservation Office of Mozambique Island (GACIM), and signing two Memorandums of Understanding in 2013 for the Creation of the Documentation Centre in Saint Sebastian Fortress and for the Rehabilitation of the Mozambique Island Hospital; Encourages ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.22, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for the actions it has undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations at the time of inscription to continue the inventory of built and intangible heritage, to promote the use of restoration standards, to monitor the results of the recently introduced policy to ban the use of non-traditional materials, and to pay particular attention to the situation of inappropriate advertisements ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Centre of Agadez
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.23B, adopted at its 29th session (Durban 2005), Welcoming the continuing efforts of the State Party to improve the conservation of the property through the development of a Conservation Management Plan for 2010-2014, Notes with concern that in the nine years since inscription, urban development pressures in the wider setting have increased as have the scale and commercialisation of the annual festival and overall visitor numbers; and considers that development threats in the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Country: Nigeria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.42 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the legal establishment of the Committee for the Safeguarding of Saint-Louis; Takes note of the findings of the 2014 reactive monitoring mission to the property and urges the State Party to fully implement its recommendations with particular attention to the following; Develop, within a participatory and inclusive approach, the conservation and management plan for the property, which should include specific ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.49 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Deeply regretsthat in spite of extensive dialogue among the State Party, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre, a new hotel and internal alterations at the Mambo Msiige building were carried out in contravention of the agreed upon matrix and guidelines for a revised design; and considers that the new six storey hotel, at two stories above the agreed matrix and guidelines, and encroaching onto the public beach, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 35 COM 8B.15 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Notes the report of the 2014 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS/IUCN reactive monitoring mission to the property and the progress made on the conservation and management recommendations; Urges the State Party to take urgent measures to ensure the removal of illegal tourist camps from the property, and to rehabilitate degraded areas; Also urges the State Party to establish an integrated cultural and natural heritage database to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Wadi Rum Protected Area
Country: Jordan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Notes the information provided by the States Parties of France and Spain on the actions undertaken following its earlier decisions and welcomes the joint report submitted to the World Heritage Centre; Welcomes with satisfaction the operational establishment of the Joint Steering Committee and requests that it integrate the associative, agricultural and scientific sectors, taking into account the geographical and institutional ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 22 COM VII.30 and 33 COM 8B.40 adopted at its 22nd (Kyoto, 1998) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, Welcomes the actions undertaken by the State Party in response to the recommendations made by the 2013 Advisory Mission related to the project for the Instauration of St. Clement’s University at Plaoshnik and recommends that dialogue between the State Party and the Advisory Bodies continue as the project progresses further; Encourages the State Party to implement all ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Country: North Macedonia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for its efforts to monitor the property and perform regular patrols in spite of limited human resources, and urges the State Party to take measures to significantly increase the number of surveillance staff for the property, including staff trained in cultural heritage; Expresses its concern that the proposed upgrading of the Alembé-Mikouyi Road could impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Country: Gabon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party for the management of the property; Notes that conservation and management actions are needed for different component parts of the property and that resources will need to be secured for their full implementation and calls upon the international community to contribute and support the State Party in its efforts; Notes with concern the acts of vandalism at the prehistoric sites of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.35 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in addressing the escalating threat of poaching, particularly affecting elephant populations; Welcomes the establishment of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) and the Department of Antiquities and the proposed integration of the cultural department in the operational structure of the property, and urges the State Party to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.8 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the significant progress achieved by the State Party and its partners since the inscription of the property in terms of its protection and management, in particular the strengthening of its legal framework, the creation of a functional management authority and management system and the management of fishing inside the property which restricts fishing to the local Imraguen communities using only traditional methods and an ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.8 and 37 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Welcomes the progress being made by the State Party with the Strategic Assessment and reiterates its request to the State Party to complete this work, responding fully to the past decisions of the Committee, in order to ensure that the Long-Term Plan for Sustainable Development (LTPSD) results in concrete and consistent management measures that are sufficiently robust, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 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 35th session; Notes with concern that the indirect impacts on the property of the construction of a coal fired power plant at Khulna do not appear to have been assessed, considers that increased navigation on the Pashur River and the required dredging are likely to have a significant adverse impact ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.10 taken at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party that the delay in fund release has been addressed, and recommends that the State Party provide updates of the financial situation of the property in future reports to the Committee; Notes with appreciation the positive results achieved up to 2013 with the reintroduction of Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, as well as the development of a comprehensive Eastern Swamp Deer ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the continuing efforts of the State Party to replenish the water regime within the property’s wetland system, and in that regard notes with appreciation the completion of the Govardhan Drain project; Encourages the State Party to continue ecological monitoring programmes of satellite wetlands to ensure that these continue to perform their critical supporting role in maintaining the Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s efforts to improve the property’s management capacity, and welcomes the State Party’s commitment, as expressed during the mission, to apply the highest standards to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Habema-Kenyem road; Notes with concern that despite the absence of an EIA, significant road construction has been allowed to continue until recently; Requests the State Party ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the Sherpas killed in the avalanche on 18 April 2014; Reiterates its concern that the verdict of the Supreme Court of Nepal remains unknown with respect to the Kongde View Resort which is within the property and is reportedly still operating, and urges the State Party to submit the verdict to the World Heritage Centre as soon as it is issued by the court; Recommends ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.11, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), Welcomes the reported success of anti-poaching measures as indicated by two recent years of zero rhino poaching (2011 and 2013), as well as the reported strong community support for the conservation of the property; Notes with concern the reported plans for the East-West Electric Railroad and the Tarai Hulaki Highway crossing the property and that construction of bridges related to the highway project is reported to have started ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 23 COM VIII.A.1, adopted at its 23rd session (Marrakesh, 1999), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s commitment to the protection and conservation of the property, and commends the efforts undertaken by the new park administration to regulate tourism and control illegal activities; Notes the State Party’s intention to carry out a Survey and Registration of Protected Areas Occupants (SRPAO) to clarify the issue of land claims and land sales in the property, and requests the State ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes with concern that the threat of illegal logging and trade of Siamese Rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) continues, despite commendable efforts by the State Party and park rangers to address this issue, sometimes at great personal risk, and urges the State Party to develop the Action Plans on Curbing Illegal Logging and Trade of Siamese Rosewood including concrete measures, and timeframe for their ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for comprehensively addressing the conservation issues previously identified by the Committee, and welcomes the satisfactory progress made in finding effective solutions, related to industrial developments outside the property, population growth inside the property, aquaculture activities, tourism pressure and visitor management, and development of the Cua Van Cultural Centre; Also welcomes the intention of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the information provided by the State Party that further developments in the buffer zone of the property could be considered within the new management plan for Pirin National Park, and given the potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, requests the State Party to ensure that the new management plan is subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) prior to being adopted, in line with the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the decision taken by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador not to accept applications for petroleum exploration using hydraulic fracturing until a full review of the process is completed, as well as the decision by the joint federal-provincial Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board to reject the extension of the Exploration License adjacent to the property; Notes that the reactive monitoring ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Gros Morne National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress achieved by the States Parties of Germany, Slovakia and Ukraine towards a closer transnational cooperation, in particular the establishment of an integrated management system for the trilateral property, as well as research and monitoring plans and capacity building to share best practices, and encourages the States Parties to continue strengthening their technical cooperation, particular in the field of forest ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Country: Germany Slovakia Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the information provided by the State Party that the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM) has been shut down, although it continues to produce heat, and requests the State Party to develop a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the future use of the BPPM site and its impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Notes with concern that the State Party of Mongolia continues to consider the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Expresses its utmost concern about the adoption of amendments to Federal Law N°406-FZ, dated 28 December 2013, which make it possible to develop large scale tourism infrastructure in strict nature reserves, and could also impact other natural World Heritage properties in the Russian Federation, and reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure that no large scale ski or tourism infrastructure is built within the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Regrets that the State Party has reversed neither the boundary changes which removed the legal protection of four areas within the property nor the 19.9 square km gold mining concession and has not revoked or frozen mining exploitation licences granted inside the property as requested by the Committee at its 35th and 36th sessions, reiterates its position that mining activities are not compatible with World Heritage status, and ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the information provided by the State Party that populations of bird species and Iberian Lynx are recovering, as well as the progress reported by the State Party on the implementation of the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN/Ramsar reactive monitoring mission of 2011 and on addressing the requests from the World Heritage Committee, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts; Also notes that ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes the information provided by the State Party that the majority of the recommendations from the 2013 IUCN advisory mission are being implemented; Reiterates its request to the State Party to consider, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, potential modifications and alternatives to the golf resort development project to avoid potential adverse impacts; Expresses concern that a petroleum exploration license ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Regrets that the brief joint State Party report only commented on transboundary cooperation and did not address important conservation issues, including issues of transboundary significance, such as water flows and alien invasive species (AIS); Also regrets the lack of tangible progress in formalizing and operationalizing transboundary cooperation with the neighbouring property of Iguaçu National Park in Brazil, and ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina
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), Notes that the construction of the Baixo Iguaçu Hydroelectric Project has been suspended due to major flooding in the surroundings of the property on 7-9 June 2014, which has paralyzed the project, and that the State Party has confirmed that the construction licence for the project has been declared invalid; Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party in implementing the recommendations of the 2010 World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission; Urges the State Party to sustain its efforts to fully implement all of the recommendations of the 2010 reactive monitoring mission, in particular putting in place the biosecurity infrastructure for the islands, with a particular focus on the requirements to rigorously apply ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the State Party’s progress with the removal of the livestock from the property and encourages the State Party to fully implement its commitment to have all livestock removed from the property by end 2014; Also welcomes the State Party’s progress with the development and implementation of biosafety measures and naval staff training and encourages the State Party to remain vigilant in ensuring that the naval base does not ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes with appreciation the efforts undertaken by the State Party to address the problem of invasive species and to improve stakeholder engagement; Welcomes the completion of the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) Study, and requests the State Party to ensure its legal recognition and integration within the development planning and control legislation and processes for the property, to fully implement its recommendations, and to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with satisfaction of the efforts of the State Party to increase staff and the operational budget and the investment in the Conservation Service of the property, and encourages the State Party to continue and further strengthen its support; Notes with concern that to date, the State Party has not yet fulfilled all the conditions set out by the Committee in its Decision 36 COM 7B.1, and in particular that no concrete ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.8 and 37 COM 7B.2 adopted respectively at its 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions, Commends the States Parties of the Congo, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Cameroon for having taken measures to ensure security in the area of the property and to ensure the protection of the property and its adjacent areas and avoid the degradation of its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Notes with satisfaction the adoption by the Economic Community of Central ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Sangha Trinational
Country: Cameroon Central African Republic Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.7 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Regrets that the State Party has not submitted a state of conservation report that was requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), but welcomes the publication of a management plan for the property for 2014-2023, as requested by the Committee; Requests the State Party to implement the management plan for the property and to provide adequate staffing and resources to this ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lakes of Ounianga
Country: Chad
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.2 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for the efforts undertaken to regain control of the property, notably through the strengthening of patrols for illegal activities and the first steps taken in recovering land illegally occupied for agricultural activities, and welcomes the announcement that the final recuperation of illegally occupied land will be achieved by the end of 2014; Welcomes the information concerning the identification of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.4 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the initiation of bilateral discussions between the States Parties of Kenya and Ethiopia on the potential impact of the Gibe III dam and associated agricultural irrigation projects on the property, and the stated intention to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the developments on the Omo River, the completion of which is expected in December 2014; Notes with concern that construction of large scale ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 35 COM 8B.6, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Welcomes the decision of the State Party to stop further developments in part of the Ututu Conservancy on the southern shores of Lake Elementaita, including a 1-year moratorium on developments in riparian areas, considers that the developments in close proximity to fragile habitats and in a critical buffer zone to the property is likely to have significant adverse impacts on its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and requests the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Reiterates its concern over oil exploration activities throughout the lake, noting that an accidental spill would pose a potentially severe risk to the integrity of the entire lake ecosystem including the aquatic zone and shoreline of the property Notes that an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for oil exploration in the northern part of the lake is being carried out, and requests the State Party to ensure that ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes progress made in engaging local communities in management, fire protection activities, sustainable use of resources, sharing of benefits and recognition of the cultural values of the property as well as towards the development of a sustainable financing strategy for the property; Also welcomes the ongoing trans-boundary collaboration with the management authorities responsible for the bordering Virunga National Park ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to address the escalating threat of poaching, particularly affecting elephant and rhino populations, and calls upon the international community, and in particular destination countries, to take all necessary measures to curb the illicit trade in wildlife products in line with their commitments under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); Also welcomes ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5, 36 COM 8B.43 and 37 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) sessions respectively, Commends the State Party for the establishment of the Tanzania Wildlife Authority (TAWA), the formulation of a comprehensive National Anti-poaching Strategy, the establishment of the Wildlife Conservation Basket Fund for supporting anti-poaching initiatives, and the mobilisation of human, material and financial resources; Notes with concern the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes the completion of the monitoring plan, and requests the States Parties to report on the monitoring results as soon as these are available; Also welcomes the voluntary measures taken by the State Party of Zambia to limit the dry-season diversion of water from the falls for hydro-electric power generation, thereby restoring part of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and encourages the State Party of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Welcomes the decision of the State Party of Zimbabwe to implement the “no mining in World Heritage properties” policy and withdraw the prospecting permit for mining of mineral sands within the property; Also welcomes the reported improvements made to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Vine semi-permanent camp, through more comprehensive inclusion of stakeholders’ concerns and development of mitigation measures as well as ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Takes note with satisfaction of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties: Town of Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic), Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (Russian Federation), Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison (Barbados), Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena (Colombia), Pre-Hispanic City of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Aapravasi Ghat Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela Royal Palaces of Abomey Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Barbados Benin Colombia Ethiopia Lao People's Democratic Republic Mauritius Mexico Russian Federation Uruguay
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8A, Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and of long term planning of its development; Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document; Recalls that all States Parties to the Convention shall, in so far as possible, submit tentative lists of those properties situated on their territory which might be considered suitable for inscription on the World Heritage ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Hal Saflieni Hypogeum as proposed by the Maltese authorities. The name of the property becomes Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum in English and Ipogée de Ħal Saflieni in French.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Country: Malta
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8B, Approves the name change to the Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå as proposed by the Swedish authorities. The name of the property becomes Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå in English and Ville-église de Gammelstad, Luleå in French.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå
Country: Sweden
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8B, Approves the name change to Varberg Radio Station as proposed by the Swedish authorities. The name of the property becomes Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg in English and Station radio Grimeton, Varberg in French.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg
Country: Sweden
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Considers that Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, Palestine is unquestionably of Outstanding Universal Value; Also considers that the site faces an emergency for which an immediate decision by the World Heritage Committee could ensure its safeguarding; Inscribes Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, Palestine, on the World Heritage List on an emergency basis, on the basis of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Okavango Delta, Botswana, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Okavango Delta is a large low gradient alluvial fan or ‘Inland Delta’ located in north-western Botswana. The area includes permanent swamps which cover approximately 266,165 ha along with up to 1,106,422 ha of seasonally flooded grassland. The inscribed World Heritage property encompasses an ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Okavango Delta
Country: Botswana
The nomination of Cat Ba Archipelago, Viet Nam, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2.Add,2. Inscribes the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x);3. Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value:Brief synthesisThe Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in the northern Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. The 90,540 ha property includes the upper mountain glacial and snow melt water source origins of the westerly ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Inscribes the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, Philippines, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Forming a north-south running mountain ridge along the Pujada Peninsula in the southeastern part of the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75-1,637 m above sea level, and provides critical habitat ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension of the South China Karst to include the South China Karst Phase II, China, on the World Heritage List under criteria (vii) and (viii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The huge karst area of South China is about 550,000 km2 in extent. The karst terrain displays a geomorphic transition as the terrain gradually descends about 2000 meters over 700 kilometers from the western Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau (averaging 2100 ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: South China Karst
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes Stevns Klint, Denmark, on the World Heritage List under criterion (viii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Recommends the State Party, in managing the property following inscription, to: establish without delay the revised and specific management system proposed to assume responsibility for the property upon inscription on the World Heritage List, retain policies to ensure that no mining and/or quarrying activities take place within the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Stevns Klint
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Refers the nomination of the Tectono-volcanic ensemble of the Chaîne des Puys and Limagne Fault, France, back to the State Party in order to allow it to: specify the tectonic and structural elements interacting with monogenetic volcanism in this geological scale model, which are outstanding examples representing major stages of Earth's history on which is based outstanding universal value; to provide additional information about the management of the site in relation to the public ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland, which becomes Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland on the World Heritage List under criteria (ix) and (x); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Bialowieza Forest is a large forest complex located on the border between Poland and Belarus. Thanks to several ages of protection the Forest had survived in its natural state to this day. The Bialowieza National ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
[in French only] Le Comité du patrimoine mondial, Ayant examiné les documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B et WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Approuve l’extension proposée par le Danemark et l’Allemagne de la Mer des Wadden, Allemagne, Pays-Bas, sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial, sur la base des critères (viii), (ix) et (x) ; Adopte la Déclaration de valeur universelle exceptionnelle suivante : Brève synthèse La mer des Wadden est le plus grand système de vasières et d'étendues sableuses intertidales d'un seul tenant au monde avec des processus naturels intacts à travers la majeure partie de la ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Wadden Sea
Country: Denmark Germany Netherlands
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B, WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes the Trang An Landscape Complex, Viet Nam, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (v), (vii) and (viii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief Synthesis Located in Ninh Binh Province of North Vietnam, the Trang An Landscape Complex (Trang An) is a mixed cultural and natural property contained mostly within three protected areas, the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and the Trang An-Tam Coc-Bich ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Trang An Landscape Complex
Country: Viet Nam
The nomination of Arrábida, Portugal, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B, WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1 and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2, Approves the extension and re-nomination of the Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche, to include the protected tropical forests of Calakmul and become the Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (ix) and (x); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Ancient Maya City and Protected ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of Tongo-Tangzuk Tallensi Cultural Landscape, Ghana, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to: develop, through survey and research, a database of the overall Tallensi cultural landscape and its context in order to allow a fuller understanding of its distinctiveness, structures and challenges, provide adequate protection to defeat major threats, put in place management measures to provide a framework within which ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Ghana
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of Mount Mulanje Cultural Landscape, Malawi, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS, IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to: Strengthen the justification of criterion (vi) and explore the applicability of criterion (iii) to illustrate in more detail how spiritual traditions as well as traditional management approaches for cultural and natural resources might be said to be of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Refers the nomination of Barotse Cultural Landscape, Zambia, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to strengthen the nomination file with: a robust boundary that takes account of the major negative impacts of new roads, and other developments, and excludes urban areas, the airport, and zones for mining and oil and gas extraction, and includes essential attributes that reflect fully the key aspects of the Barotse socio-cultural-political system and its landscape ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Zambia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Recognizing that no additional information was asked from the State Party by ICOMOS during the evaluation process of the property, decides that in future ICOMOS shall ask for additional information within the stipulated timelines so that States Parties have an opportunity to present their rightful case; Inscribes Erbil Citadel, Iraq, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Recommends ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Erbil Citadel
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Historic Jeddah represents a unique development of the Red sea architectural tradition, a construction style once common to cities on both coasts of the Red sea, of which only scant vestiges are preserved outside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
Country: Saudi Arabia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Defers the examination of the nomination of Khor Dubai (Dubai Creek), United Arab Emirates, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to: Reconsider the limits of the nominated property and its buffer zone in relation to the proposed criteria and ongoing urban development plans, Deepen the urban historic and comparative analysis in order to understand whether the property might be considered of Outstanding Universal Value, Develop the analysis of the role of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: United Arab Emirates
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes The Grand Canal, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Grand Canal forms a vast inland waterway system in the north-eastern and central eastern plains of China, passing through eight of the country’s present-day provinces. It runs from the capital Beijing in the north to Zhejiang Province in the south. Constructed in ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: The Grand Canal
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an – Tian-shan Corridor, China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), (v) and (vi); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Silk Roads were an interconnected web of routes linking the ancient societies of Asia, the Subcontinent, Central Asia, Western Asia and the Near East, and contributed to the development of many of the world's ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
Country: China Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat, India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Rani-ki-Vav is an exceptional example of a distinctive form of subterranean water architecture of the Indian subcontinent, the stepwell, which is located on the banks of the Saraswati River in Patan. Initially built as a memorial in the 11th century CE, the stepwell was ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Shahr-i Sokhta, Islamic Republic of Iran, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Located at the junction of Bronze Age trade routes crossing the Iranian plateau, the remains of the mud brick city of Shahr-i Sokhta represent the emergence of the first complex societies in eastern Iran. Founded around 3200 BCE, the city was populated during four ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Shahr-i Sokhta
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites, Japan on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Tomioka Silk Mill dates from the early Meiji period. With its related sites including two sericulture schools and an egg storage site, it illustrates the desire of Japan, a traditional silk producer, to rapidly access the best mass production techniques. The Japanese government ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Pyu Ancient Cities, Myanmar, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Pyu Ancient Cities provide the earliest testimony of the introduction of Buddhism into Southeast Asia almost two thousand years ago and the attendant economic, socio-political and cultural transformations which resulted in the rise of the first, largest, and longest-lived ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Pyu Ancient Cities
Country: Myanmar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Namhansanseong, Republic of Korea, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Namhansanseong was designed as an emergency capital for the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), in a mountainous site 25 km south-east of Seoul. Its earliest remains date from the 7th century, but it was rebuilt several times, notably in anticipation of an attack by the Sino-Manchu Qing dynasty, in the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Namhansanseong
Country: Republic of Korea
The nomination of the Sites of Great Moravia: The Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulčice and the Church of St Margaret of Antioch at Kopčany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, was withdrawn at the request of the States Parties.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Czechia Slovakia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Noting that the State Party agreed to a revised name of property; Inscribes the Decorated cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche France, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The decorated cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc is located in a limestone plateau of the meandering Ardèche River in southern France, and extends to an area ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
Country: France
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey, Germany, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv); Takes notes of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Surrounded by a still largely preserved rural setting and revealed from a distance by the pointed roofs and the bare-stone towers of the westwork, the Carolingian Westwork and the Civitas Corvey lie along the western side of the river Weser in the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey
Country: Germany
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves, Israel, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (v); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The presence in the Judean Lowlands of thick and homogeneous chalk sub-strata enabled numerous caves to be excavated and managed by Man. The property includes a very complete selection of chambers and man-made subterranean networks, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves
Country: Israel
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Van Nellefabriek, Netherlands, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Designed and built in the 1920s, the Van Nellefabriek demonstrates an extremely accomplished industrial architecture. It comprises a complex of buildings consisting of several factories aligned along the perspective of a large internal roadway, and close to several means of transport (canals, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Van Nellefabriek
Country: Netherlands
The nomination of the Cultural Landscape of Valle Salado de Añana, Spain, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value : Brief synthesis Located on the slopes of Uludağ Mountain (Olympus Mountain of the Bithynians) in the north-western part of Turkey, Bursa and Cumalikizik represent a unique planning methodology for the fast creation of a capital city and Sultans' seat, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape, Turkey, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis Pergamon was founded in the 3rd century B.C. Its location in the Aegean Region, the heart of the Antique World, and at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East destined it to be an important cultural, scientific and political ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
Country: Turkey
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point, United States of America, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Takes note of the following provisional Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point is a publicly-owned and managed archaeological park in the parish of West Carroll, State of Louisiana, United States of America. The site is located on the eastern edge of an elevated landform, Macon Ridge, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point
Country: United States of America
The proposed extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza to include Jaén Cathedral, Spain, was withdrawn at the request of the State Party.
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
Country: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, Italy, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The vineyard landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato in Piedmont consist of a selection of five distinct winegrowing areas and a castle, whose names evoke profound and ancient expertise in the relationship between man and his environment. They reflect a ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.43; Considers that the integrity and authenticity of the site have been affected by recent construction and restoration activities and these conditions cannot be met with regard to criterion (iii) as the testimony of the civilization of the Volga Bolgars or the Golden Horde, and, thus, also considers that this nomination could now be justified only in relation to criteria (ii) and (vi); Inscribes the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, with exception of the following site components: Tambillitos (AR-TAM-19/CS-2011), Quimsa Cruz – Ilata (BO-DV-04/CS-2011), Jimbura - Puente Roto (EC-JP-27/C-2011), Oñacapa - Loma de Paila (La Zarza) (EC-OL-24/CS-2011), Nagsiche – Panzaleo (EC-NP-10/CS-2011), Pachamama – Llacao (EC-PL-15/C-2011), Vilcanota – La Raya (PE-CD-05/C-2011), Colquejahua – Pacaje (PE-CD-07/C-2011), Walla – Kintama ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
Country: Argentina Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1, Inscribes the Precolumbian chiefdom settlements with stone spheres of the Diquís, Costa Rica, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii); Adopts the following Statement of Outstanding Universal Value: Brief synthesis The serial nomination of four archaeological sites (Finca 6, Batambal, El Silencio and Grijalba-2) located in the Diquís Delta in southern Costa Rica illustrates a collection of unique stone spheres located in chiefdom settlement structures of the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís
Country: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8B, Adopts the following Statements of Outstanding Universal Value for the following World Heritage properties inscribed at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013): Iran (Islamic Republic of): Golestan Palace Lesotho, South Africa: Maloti-Drakensberg Park Portugal: University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Golestan Palace Maloti-Drakensberg Park University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of) Lesotho Portugal South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Refers the minor boundary modification of Darien National Park, Panama, back to the State Party, to allow it to: provide a large scale map indicating the precise boundaries of the new additions to the property, and their relationship to the existing boundary of the property; provide a specific and concise statement on the key values in each of the new areas proposed for addition to the property, and how they will be managed, together with details of the management plan for the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Darien National Park
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B2.Add, Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.41, 34 COM 7B.38, 36 COM 8B.45 and 37 COM 8B.44; Does not approve the proposed minor modification of the boundaries of the Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia; Requests to the State Party to: Undertake further study and consultation with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community in order to provide more detailed information on the cultural value of the property and how these relate to the Outstanding Universal value, Provide ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B.Add, and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1.Add, Notes the confirmation by the State Party that mining activity is legally prohibited in protected areas, including in World Heritage properties; Approves the proposed buffer zone of Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, South Africa; Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the Environmental Management Framework for the proposed buffer zone as soon as it has been finalised including land uses and approved regulatory tools; Also requests the State Party to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Country: South Africa