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Decision : 31 COM 8B.41
Nomination of natural, mixed and cultural properties to the world heritage list - Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-07/31.COM/8B and WHC-07/31.COM/INF.8B.1,

2. Considers, bearing in mind the nature of the nomination, its eligibility for recognition of its Outstanding Universal Value on the basis of criterion (vi).

3. Refers the nomination of Bahá'i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee, Israel, back to the State Party in order to allow it to:

     a) Re-consider the scope of the nomination; and

     b) Put in place stronger protection, particularly for the buffer zones and settings of the sites which comprise the nominated property.

 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Israel
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 8B.41