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Committee Decisions

29 COM 7A.24

Kathmandu Valley (Nepal)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7A,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15A.25, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Commends the State Party of Nepal for the great efforts made towards the conservation of the property;

4. Congratulates the State Party for the work achieved on the redefinition of the boundaries, and:

a) requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to submit new legally redefined core and buffer zones for the seven Monuments Zones, as well as new criteria;

b) encourages it to request formally, before 1 February 2006, a “minor modification” to the boundaries of the property and a modification of the name of the property according to the procedures established in the Operational Guidelines (paragraphs 163, 164 and 167), for examination (paragraphs 163, 164 and 167), for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

5. Further encourages the State Party to complete the categorized inventories in the seven Monument Zones and implement swiftly the two-year action plan developed by the High Level Governmental Committee;

6. Requests the State Party, in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to:

a) establish an integrated and comprehensive management plan for the entire property;

b) develop appropriate and realistic building regulations to control change of the built stock around the main monuments within the World Heritage property; and

c) identify the monitoring measures necessary to assess the effectiveness of the management plan and legislation, and to indicate the means and resources by which such plan and legislation will be implemented and enforced;

7. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2006, a report on the progress achieved on the implementation of the above recommendations, for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

8. Decides to retain the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-05/29.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Nepal
Properties: Kathmandu Valley
Session: 29COM