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Decision : 33 COM 7B.138
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (Mexico) (C 414)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.123, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its report in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French and English);

4. Urges the State Party to finalize the management plan as soon as possible and provide three printed and electronic copies of the management plan for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

5. Expresses its concern that the lack of a management plan appears to have allowed developments to take place, which have had a negative impact on the property;

6. Notes that the State Party has decided to temporarily halt the implementation of the lighting and sound project but that even so, the initial works have had a negative impact on the surface structure of the pyramid;

7. Requests the State Party to submit full technical details of any revised Resplandor Teotihuacano project together with an impact assessment study to the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS for evaluation and examination prior to any approval or implementation;

8. Reiterates its request to the State Party to set up an intersectorial working group specifically for the World Heritage property, with representatives from local, federal and national levels to collaborate in the management of the archaeological site and its surroundings;

9. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property and on the progress made in the implementation of the above recommendations, for the examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mexico
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 7B.138