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Committee Decisions

32 COM 7A.27

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo [Serbia] (C 724)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 8B.53, 30 COM 8B.54, and 31 COM 7A.28 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively,

3. Acknowledges the continuing difficulties to monitor the property and the challenges to the follow-up to the intersectoral mission of January 2007;

4. Recalls its request for a risk preparedness study, in conformity with Paragraph 118 of the Operational Guidelines and Decisions 28 COM 10B.4 and 30 COM 7.2;

5. Also recalls its request, in cooperation with UNESCO programmes, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the Institutions of Kosovo, as well as future European arrangements, to continue to take long-term corrective measures, including: ensuring adequate long-term legislative, regulatory protection and management of the property and strong protective regimes for the buffer zones; adequately delineated boundaries and the timely implementation of the management plan;

6. Reiterates its requests for the development, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, of a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

7. Requests, in cooperation with UNMIK, continued efforts in completing the short-term and long-term corrective measures to address the Desired state of conservation defined, for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger;

8. Also requests the submission, in cooperation with UNMIK, to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009, of an updated report on the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

9. Requests the submission, in cooperation with UNMIK, to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009, of an updated report on the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

10. Decides to retain the Medieval Monuments in Kosovo on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-08/32.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Serbia
Session: 32COM