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Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.140

Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (Panama) (C 135)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.125, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide updated information concerning the state of conservation of the property since 2006, and did not submit a comprehensive progress report as requested by the World Heritage Committee;

4. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

5. Requests the State Party, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to submit to the World Heritage Committee the Work Plan of the Patronato 2010-2013 by 30 September 2009, for review by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS;

6. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the current state of conservation, identify any ascertained or potential threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and to assist in developing an emergency action plan;

7. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to submit a request for International Assistance to support in particular the development of a management plan for the property;

8. Further 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 World Heritage Committee decisions, for the examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010, with a view to considering, in the absence of substantial progress, the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Panama
Session: 33COM