The World Heritage Committee,
1. Defers the nomination of Kuressaare Fortress, Estonia, to allow the State Party to prepare a comparative analysis that clearly demonstrates the outstanding universal value of the site within the relevant historic and cultural context;
2. Encourages the authorities to consider the possibility of enlarging the nominated area to include the historic town of Kuressaare;
3. Further encourages the authorities to finalise the conservation plan as soon as possible as a necessary complement to the management system.