Policy Compendium

Themes2.7.4.2 - Historic Urban Landscapesclose2.2.6.4 - Significant modifications to the boundariesclose2.2.5.4 - Sustainable useclose2.7.4 - Cultural Landscapesclose2.2.2 - World Heritage criteriaclose2.2.1 - Outstanding Universal Value: definition and attributesclose2.3 - Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage Listclose
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2 - Policies Regarding CREDIBILITY of the World Heritage List
1. "(…) [The World Heritage Committee decides to focus on] improving the geographic distribution of properties on the World Heritage List (…)."
Theme: 2.3 - Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List
Decision: 27 COM 14
2 - Policies Regarding CREDIBILITY of the World Heritage List
15. "[The World Heritage Committee] (…) recommends that States Parties already well represented on the World Heritage List should exercise restraint in bringing forward new nominations in order to achieve a better balance of the List."
Theme: 2.3 - Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List
Decision: 35 COM 12B
2 - Policies Regarding CREDIBILITY of the World Heritage List
9. "[The World Heritage Committee] Invites the Advisory Bodies to engage in effective and constructive dialogue with States Parties in the preparation of Tentative Lists, in the nomination process, including before the publication of recommendations, and post inscription (including monitoring missions), with the aim of achieving more effective credibility, transparency and better implementation of the Convention and Sustainable Development Goals."
Theme: 2.3 - Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List
Decision: 43 COM 5E
2 - Policies Regarding CREDIBILITY of the World Heritage List
2.7 - Types of World Heritage properties
2.7.4 - Cultural Landscapes

"The World Heritage Committee, (…)

4. Encourages States Parties to integrate the notion of historic urban landscape in nomination proposals and in the elaboration of management plans of properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List;

5. Also encourages States Parties to integrate the principles expressed in the Vienna Memorandum into their heritage conservation policies;

6. Requests the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre to take into account the conservation of the historic urban landscape when reviewing any potential impact on the integrity of an existing World Heritage property, and during the nomination evaluation process of new sites."

Theme: 2.7.4.2 - Historic Urban Landscapes
Decision: 29 COM 5D

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