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Decision : 31 COM 7A.23
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) (C 121 bis)


The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add,

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.26, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Notes the information provided by the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS joint mission in April 2007,

4.       Further notes with satisfaction the efforts of the State Party to complete the Integrated Management Plan by the goal of June 2007 established at the 30th session of the Committee;

5.       Acknowledges the establishment of an integrated conservation management system for the property, as requested by the Committee, focused on the completed Integrated Management Plan (itself including key guiding conservation principles linked to the completed categorized inventories in the seven Monument Zones, revised building by-laws and effective monitoring measures);

6.       Decides to remove the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) from the List of World Heritage in Danger, based on the results achieved;

7.       Strongly encourages the State Party to continue its efforts in sustaining the integrated management system for the conservation of the outstanding universal value of the property, by implementing the Integrated Management Plan;

8.       Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2008 a progress report on the state of implementation of the IMP and the state of conservation of the property as a whole, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Nepal
Properties: Kathmandu Valley
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 7A.23