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Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.25

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines) (C 722)

 

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.28, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Notes the setting up of the Ifugao Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO) with the objective of safeguarding the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Ifugao people;

4.       Also notes the initiative to run a Workshop at the University of Santo Tomas, Center for Conservation of Cultural Property in the Tropics, in Spring 2007, in order to develop infrastructure guidelines for  the property;

5.       Encourages the State Party to implement the corrective measures identified by the Committee, notably as regards the development of a resource strategy, of zoning and land-use plans and of a specific plan for the promotion of community based tourism at the World Heritage property;

6.       Requests the State Party to support the ICHO with necessary funds to allow it to begin implementing the Conservation and Management Plan which should become the key document for the management of the property;

7.       Requests the State Party in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;

8.       Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft statement of the desired state of conservation for the property based on its Outstanding Universal Value;

9.       Further requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2008, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, and on progress in implementing the corrective measures adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;

10.     Decides to retain the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Philippines
Session: 31COM