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Decision : 30 COM 7A.20
Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (Iraq) (C 1130)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.18 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Notes with great concern the present situation in Iraq and regrets the obstacle it represents in the implementation of safeguarding activities;

4. Encourages the State Party to establish, as early as possible, a site management coordination unit, which will be responsible for any action to be undertaken on the property;

5. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to continue assisting the responsible Iraqi authorities in the development of a comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the property;

6. Also requests the State Party to initiate the preparation of a Conservation and Management Plan for the property, possibly through an International Assistance Request, and, should it be possible, with international expertise, to present a progress report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2007 for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007;

7. Decides to retain Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (Iraq) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
Focal Point: ARB
States Parties: Iraq
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7A.20