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Decision : 33 COM 8B.45
Cultural properties - Examination of minor boundary modifications - Medina of Tunis (Tunisia)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Refers the examination of the proposed buffer zones for the Medina of Tunis, Tunisia, back to the State Party to allow it to:

a) Clarify the areas of the proposed property boundary and that of the buffer zone in relation to those provided with a map of 1984 showing 7 areas surrounded by an "area of environment";

b) Review the existing proposal to delineate a buffer zone so as to ensure the proper conservation and protection of the property, taking into consideration its values and its integration with the setting;

c) Provide information on how the proposed area will be managed and the regulatory measures foreseen for the buffer zone. Information on how these measures articulate with other planning tools for the place and the mechanisms for implementation should be provided;

d) Consider requesting a mission to the property to consider the proposed boundaries in conjunction with the retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, when completed.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Tunisia
Properties: Medina of Tunis
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 8B.45