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Committee Decisions

28 COM 15A.18

Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (Iraq)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Notes with concern that the security situation in Iraq is delaying implementation of activities critical for the conservation of Ashur;

2. Encourages the State Party to establish, as early as possible, a site management coordination unit, which will be responsible for any action to be undertaken on the property and shall constitute a counterpart of the World Heritage Centre in the development of an emergency Conservation Plan;

3. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to continue assisting the responsible Iraqi authorities, in every possible way, with the definition of an overall action plan for the conservation and management of the ancient city of Ashur, including capacity building for the staff of the State Board for the Antiquities and Heritage;

4. Decides to retain the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Iraq
Session: 28COM