Hello, everyone ! I want to summarize a bit the outcome of this session:
If my judgement doesn't fail, all the sites which were to be discussed have been already discussed (and were not withdrawed): like t
- Great Moravia Sites (CZ)
- Arrabida (Por)
- Valle Salado (Spain)
- Jaen Cathedral ext (Spain)
- Cat Ba (Vietnam)
This ends with 26 new sites and four extensions inscribed...out of which 2 new sites had got Referral from the Advisory Body (no problem at that), 8 new sites and 1 extension a Deferral, and 1 new site a rejection.
In short, from the 16 Cases in which the WH Commitee determined something different from the recomendation:
Barotse: Recommended D, Approbed R.
Battir: Recommended NI, Approbed I.
Erbil: Recommended D, Approbed I.
Jeddah: Recommended D, Approbed I.
Khor Dubai: Recommended NI, Approbed D.
Grand Canal: Recommended R, Approbed I (Just fine)
Sharhr-I-Sokhta: Recommended D, Approbed I.
Pyu Ancient Cities: Recommended D, Approbed I.
Silk Roads Penjikent-Samarkand-Poykent: Recommended D, Approbed R.
Trang An: Recommended D, Approbed I.
Les Puys et Limagne: Recommended NI, Approbed R.
Corvey: Recommended R, Approbed I (no problem at that)
Bursa and Cumalıkızık: Recommended D, Approbed I
Pergamon: Recommended D, Approbed I
Poverty Point: Recommended D, Approbed I
EXT Calakmul: Recommended D, Approbed I
20 Recommendations from the AB were followed:
15 New Sites and 3 Extensions were inscribed, and just 2 Deferrals of the original 12 (Tongo-Tengzuk Taliensi and Mount Mulanje)
Not even in my wildest dreams, after reading the AB evaluations, I would have thought that this would be the outcome, an overturn of 16 recommendations.
Not even after knowing the open criticism to the advisory bodies in past sessions...this one for what I see on your comments has turned to a very open hostility.
Completely out of the spirit of the WH Convention...it's turned into a thing of just getting a good number of allies that can provide an amendment for inscription and then, a site with serious management, protection and conservation issues, or no OUV at all, can be inscribed. Or sites that were rejected out of hand, can get a referral, which is just a way to postpone one year an already blessed inscription, that the Advisory Body will have to approve, like Bolgar, probably also les Puys and Khor Dubai.
a pity... This is becoming a game of money (for creating expensive dossiers) and politics (see Palestine), which African nations cannot afford to play...
Completely concur with this opinion