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Decision : 33 COM 8B.28
Cultural properties - New Nominations - Farms and Villages in Hälsingland (Sweden)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1,

2. Defers the examination of the nomination of the Farms and Villages in Hälsingland, Sweden, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to:

a) Reformulate the nomination to select a few exceptional decorated farmhouses that maintain their agricultural setting and could be said to be exemplars of the specific and local tradition of decorated farmhouses of the late 18th and 19th centuries in Hälsingland and possibly neighbouring regions;

b) Provide a more detailed comparative analysis of the best surviving decorated houses of the genre in order to demonstrate how the nominated ones compare to these;

c) Produce an overall management plan or system for the serial nomination, including emergency response procedures;

d) Ensure all nominated sites have legal protection for their interiors and that settings are adequately protected;

3. Considers that any revised nomination with revised boundaries would need to be considered by a mission to the site.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Sweden
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 8B.28