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Decision : 28 COM 15A.21
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam (Afghanistan)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Commends the State Party for having reached a compromise solution concerning the road construction in the immediate vicinity of the Minaret of Jam;

2. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the UNESCO mission of February 2004 as follows:

  • to give priority to the consolidation and restoration of the Minaret of Jam,
  • to construct an alternative footbridge across the Hari River in order to
    enable access of the villagers from the Bedam valley to the Jam valley;

3. Further requests the State Party, with assistance from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to elaborate and finalize a site management plan as well as to strengthen legal protection for the property;

4. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2005, a report on the progress achieved on the above-mentioned
recommendations for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005;

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

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Afghanistan
Year: 2004
Decision Code: 28 COM 15A.21