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Committee Decisions

30 COM 7B.82

State of Conservation (Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.49, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Stressing the role of UNESCO in providing guidance to States Parties on development projects on a regular basis,

4. Expresses its great concern about the inappropriate construction of a hotel in the vicinity of the property;

5. Welcomes the report by the expert mission of June 2006 invited by the State Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina to find appropriate solutions to protect the values and the integrity of the property;

6. Urges the national authorities to:

a) Immediately halt the current project,

b) Review the plans, and

c) Find alternative solutions in line with the Vienna Memorandum on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" (2005) and the Master Plan and the Management plan, adopted for the World Heritage property of the Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar;

7. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2007 on the state of conservation of the property and the construction project for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-06/30.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Session: 30COM