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Decision : 30 COM 7B.72
State of Conservation (Kizhi Pogost)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.95 and 29 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,

3. Notes with great concern that the reports provided by the State Party do not respond to the requests made by the Committee at its 29th session;

4. Urges the State Party to collaborate closely with the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre to elaborate detailed benchmarks (completion of restoration work on the Church of the Transfiguration; and the development and implementation of a comprehensive management plan for the property, which addresses tourism development, risk preparedness, boundary definition and buffer zone issues);

5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission to the property to assess the state of conservation and the factors affecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and strongly urges the State Party to work jointly with this mission;

6. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2007, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in 2007, with a detailed report, a timescale and a work plan for:

a) A comprehensive management plan, including a tourism strategy, risk preparedness measures and clear boundary and buffer zone definitions;

b) The preparation of a buffer zone for the property;

7. Invites the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2007 an overall restoration concept for the Church of Transfiguration, as well as a report on the status and the likely impact of proposed interventions on the authenticity and integrity of the property.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Russian Federation
Properties: Kizhi Pogost
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7B.72