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VIII.27 Volcanoes of Kamchatka (Russian Federation) The Observer of Russia informed the Committee that the information provided in the Bureau report seemed to relate to the Kamchatka region and not the World Heritage site. He stated that in-depth information would be provided by September 2001.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
VIII.28 The Committee did not inscribe any mixed sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.30 Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) The World Heritage Centre informed the Committee that the Director-General of UNESCO had received a letter dated 27 November 2000 from the authorities of Pakistan requesting the World Heritage Committee to inscribe the Shalamar Gardens on the List of World Heritage in Danger. In the letter, the authorities of Pakistan informed the Director-General that the State Party recognised the urgent need to restore the damaged part of the outer walls and hydraulic works of Shalamar Gardens. Reiterating the great importance attached to ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
VIII.31 Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) The Committee recalled the report on the state of conservation of the Historic City of Zabid, examined by the Bureau at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session that included information on the State Party's request to inscribe the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger. ICOMOS fully supported the findings and recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission undertaken in 1999 and the request by the State Party that the site be inscribed on the World Heritage in Danger in view of the serious condition of the historic buildings within the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
VIII.32 Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) The Committee recalled that it had repeatedly expressed concern for this site and repeatedly deferred inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 1992. The Committee recalled that it had decided again to defer decision on in-danger listing at its twenty-third session, pending a report from a High Level Mission that the Committee decided to send to Kathmandu in 2000 for consultations with representatives of His Majesty's Government of Nepal. This mission, headed by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Mr Abdelaziz Touri, would ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
VIII.33 Taxila (Pakistan) The Committee examined the state of conservation of the site, and adopted the following: The Committee noted the Reports submitted by the State Party, ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre concerning the state of conservation of the Taxila World Heritage site. The Committee expressed its appreciation to the authorities of Pakistan for taking the necessary measures to mitigate the threats caused by the construction of the sports stadium on the Bhir Mound within Taxila. The Committee, while noting the efforts made by the State Party to strictly control illicit ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Taxila
Country: Pakistan
VIII.34 Auschwitz Concentration Camp (Poland) The Committee examined the state of conservation of the site and noted the information provided by the Secretariat and by the Under-Secretary of State of Poland, responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Governmental Programme for Oswiecim. The Committee recalled that, at its twenty-third session (Kyoto, 1998), it confirmed its support for the principles laid out in the Declaration of March 1997; this process should continue in a consensual manner among all parties involved. It expressed the belief that no steps should be taken ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Israel
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Concerning the state of conservation report to be noted by the Committee, the Observer of Brazil stated that strict building regulations are being applied to all construction activities in Brasilia. Although the city is facing challenges due to the increase in population (3 million for a city originally designed for 500,000 inhabitants), which has led to some tension in the outskirts, the core of the city which forms the World Heritage site is intact and the World Heritage value is not adversely affected in any way by new developments. The Observer pointed out ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) The Delegate of Belgium recalled an intervention during the Committee's twenty-third session in Marrakesh in 1999, on the need to make the local population aware of the need to ensure the conservation of this site, and stated that this important issue should be taken into account.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
VIII.29 Kakadu National Park (Australia) The Committee recalled that in July 1999, the third extraordinary session of the Committee examined the state of conservation of Kakadu National Park with reference to the development of a uranium mine on the Jabiluka Mineral Lease in an enclave of the Park. The Committee examined the state of conservation of this mixed cultural and natural property in two parts relating to natural values and cultural values. Natural values The Committee was informed that the Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) of the International Council of Science (ICSU) and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
 State of conservation reports of natural properties noted by the Committee Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland) Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon) Gros Morne National Park (Canada) Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks (Canada) Comoe National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Komodo National Park (Indonesia) Lorenz National Park (Indonesia) Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Kenya) Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (New Zealand) Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) Huascarán National Park ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Białowieża Forest Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Comoé National Park Danube Delta Dja Faunal Reserve Doñana National Park Galápagos Islands Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gros Morne National Park Ha Long Bay Huascarán National Park Komodo National Park Lake Baikal Lorentz National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest Ngorongoro Conservation Area Niokolo-Koba National Park Pirin National Park Sinharaja Forest Reserve Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: Belarus Bulgaria Cameroon Canada Côte d'Ivoire Ecuador Indonesia Kenya New Zealand Oman Peru Poland Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Sri Lanka Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania Viet Nam Zambia Zimbabwe
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (China) The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China) VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) VIII.37 Roman Monuments, Cathedral St Peter and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier (Germany) Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany) Classical Weimar (Germany) Hortabagy National Park (Hungary) VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India) Sun Temple of Konarak (India) Petra (Jordan) Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic) Byblos (Lebanon) Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco) VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) Lumbini, the Birthplace of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Baroque Churches of the Philippines Brasilia Byblos Chavin (Archaeological Site) Classical Weimar Complex of Hué Monuments Cultural Landscape of Sintra Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Historic Areas of Istanbul Historic Cairo Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta Island of Mozambique Khajuraho Group of Monuments Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Petra Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Sun Temple, Konârak Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Brazil China Egypt Germany Hungary India Jordan Lao People's Democratic Republic Lebanon Morocco Mozambique Nepal Panama Peru Philippines Portugal Turkey Viet Nam
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
X.1 The Chairperson indicated that all the cultural nominations for inscription are included in the tentative lists of the countries concerned. X.2 The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had received in the year 2000 six new tentative lists from Australia, Israel, Malawi, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. It also had received a letter from the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) dated 24 November 2000 transmitting the Declaration of the meeting of Arab Ministers of Cultural Affairs held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 21 to 22 November 2000 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Following the request from the States Parties concerned, the Committee approved changes to the names of the following properties included on the World Heritage List: Canada: Existing NameName change requested Anthony Island / Ile Anthony SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) / SGaang Gwaii (Île Anthony) Parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes Parc provincial des Dinosaures Parc provincial Dinosaur Parc national du Gros Morne Parc national du Gros-Morne Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Dinosaur Provincial Park Gros Morne National Park Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historic District of Old Québec Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Old Town Lunenburg Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier SGang Gwaay Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Wood Buffalo National Park
X.4 Following the review of the state of conservation reports and at the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to inscribe the following natural cultural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) X.5 The Committee did not recommend the deletion of any properties from the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Pakistan Senegal Yemen
X.6 The Secretariat informed the Committee that the following sites have been withdrawn: National Park of Abruzzo (Italy) and Lena River Delta (Russian Federation). X.7 The Committee noted that concerning the sites of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park (Brazil), Ancient Pula with the Amphitheatre (Croatia) and The Cape Floristic Region - Phase 1: Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment (South Africa), the respective States Parties have requested ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Property: Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks Id. N°: 966 State Party: Argentina Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i). The site contains a complete sequence of fossiliferous continental sediments representing the entire Triassic Period (45 million years) of geological history. No other place in the world has a fossil record comparable to that of Ischigualasto-Talampaya which reveals the evolution of vertebrate life and the nature of palaeoenvironments in the Triassic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
Country: Argentina
Property: Greater Blue Mountains Area Id. N°: 917 State Party: Australia Criteria: N (ii), (iv) Recalling the history of the nomination, IUCN informed the Committee that the Bureau at its twenty-third session had recommended deferral for the natural part of this originally mixed nomination inviting the Australian authorities to consider the possibility of a serial nomination to cover the full range of values of eucalyptus ecosystems. The Bureau had noted that although the area was nationally important, it was not considered on its own to be a significant representation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Greater Blue Mountains Area
Country: Australia
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