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Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.36

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park (Cuba) (N 839 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Notes the progress achieved by the State Party in enhancing the management of the property, including the support for effective management capacity for the property;

4. Also welcomes the support provided by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), WWF Canada and other international NGOs towards management activities and programmes that are under implementation in the context of the new management plan for 2009-2013;

5. Notes with concern that the State Party has not confirmed its commitment to close down the mining concessions granted within the boundaries of the property, or those in its periphery that could affect the property, as specifically requested by the World Heritage Committee in Decision 32 COM 7B.36, the continued existence of which represents a potential danger to the property, as per Paragraph 180 of the Operational Guidelines; these activities, if undertaken, would lead to the loss of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

6. Reiterates its request to the State Party to make a clear and unequivocal commitment to eliminate the mining concessions granted within the boundaries of the property or those in its periphery that could seriously and irreversibly affect its Outstanding Universal Value if activated;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on the specific actions undertaken regarding the issues mentioned above.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-09/33.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Cuba
Session: 33COM