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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for its efforts to ensure the protection of the property in spite of the difficult prevailing situation and requests it to reinforce this protection by ensuring that no ostentatious religious signs are displayed at the property; Also requests the State Party to implement, as soon as possible, the measures recommended in the technical note elaborated in view of addressing the graffiti ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Samarra Archaeological City
Country: Iraq
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.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 on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970), the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972, the Delhi UNESCO Recommendation of ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes that considerable progress has been made with the conservation of the roof of the Church of the Nativity; Also notes with concern that no specific conservation strategy was set out to justify precise intervention on the roof timbers, based on analysis and review of all the evidence gathered from surveys and research, before work was undertaken, as envisaged in the corrective measures; Requests the State Party to prepare, ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 8B.4, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the judgment of the Israeli High Court not to build the “Wall”, and notes that any new proposals for a wall or fence would need to re-start the processes of consultation and approval within the Israeli administration; Notes with concern that the decline in traditional social and cultural processes is accelerating, bringing further negative impacts on the functionality and integrity of the landscape; Takes note of the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Country: Palestine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57, and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 39 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for taking the necessary risk mitigation measures to protect the property; Decides to retain the Ancient City of Damascus ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57, and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 39 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Notes with satisfaction that a temporary agreement to freeze combats within the property has been reached and requests that, as a matter of urgency, all ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ancient City of Bosra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57, and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 39 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Decides to retain the Site of Palmyra (Syrian Arab Republic), on the List of World Heritage in Danger. ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Site of Palmyra
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57 and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 39 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Decides to retain the Ancient City of Aleppo (Syrian Arab Republic), on the List of World Heritage in Danger. ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57, and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively, Taking into account Decision 39 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party for taking the necessary emergency safeguarding measures to protect the property; Decides to retain the Crac des Chevaliers and ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57, and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) sessions respectively,   Taking into account Decision 39 COM 7A.36 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Decides to retain the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria (Syrian Arab Republic) on the List of World Heritage in Danger. ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7B.58, 36 COM 7B.58, 37 COM 7B.57, and 38 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013) and 38th (Doha, 2014) 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 ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
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-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the preparation of the draft “National Strategy for the Preservation of the Historic Cities, Sites and Monuments 2016 – 2020” and the proposal for a complementary Action Plan to be developed during 2015; Also commends the State Party for the efforts that have occurred in relation to physical preservation and community engagement in Zabid, notwithstanding the difficult security situation; Welcomes the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM7A.14, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Reiterates its request to the State Party to adopt the detailed topographic map of the property produced in 2012, and to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, a proposal for the minor boundary modification, in accordance to paragraphs 163-165 of the Operational Guidelines, for review by ICOMOS; Encourages the implementation of the emergency assistance project for the property, which will allow the State Party to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Regrets that no updated state of conservation report has been submitted by the State Party, in particular regarding recent large scale of development projects; Reiterates that the World Heritage Committee shall be notified prior to any major restoration and or new construction which may affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property before making any decisions that would be difficult to reverse in accordance to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress made in the implementation of the conservation programme plan for Gelati Monastery; Notes the information provided by the State Party inter alia on the implementation of the recommendations of the ICOMOS Advisory mission and the revision of Management Plan for Gelati Monastery, which will be presented to the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2016 in the framework of the significant boundary ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party to improve the protection of all components of the property and its buffer zone and, more particularly, introducing a moratorium on any development in the zone next to the Aragvi and Mtgvari rivers banks declared as a non aedeficandi zone until the Urban Land-Use Master Plan and unified buffer zone are approved and implemented to curb uncontrolled development; Notes with appreciation that an ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
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: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
Country: Serbia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission to the property took place in February 2015 at the invitation of the State Party, and that it confirmed that all stakeholders recognize the serious concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the potential threat of the Liverpool Waters development scheme to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; Endorses the conclusions of this 2015 Advisory mission, in ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Encourages the State Party to finalize the agreements for the establishment of the Inter-institutional Committee to address, in an integral manner, all issues pertaining to all the components of property, including the Cerro Rico; Notes with concern that works for the stabilization of the summit of Cerro Rico have been paralyzed and that no revised strategy and timeframe for completion of the stabilization project have been identified ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: City of Potosí
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Commends the State Party for the measures taken in response to the earthquakes that occurred in April 2014 by adapting the Priority Interventions Programme (PIP) and taking measures to ensure the security to visitors; Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party to define regulatory measures to ensure an adequate protection of the buffer zone of the property through the Regulatory Plans, and invites it to submit, according to ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
Sites: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Country: Chile