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Committee Decisions

34 COM 7B.105

Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture (Bolivia) (C 567 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.119, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Urges the State Party to take the appropriate measures to guarantee the implementation of the "Project for the Conservation and Preservation of Tiwanaku and the Akapana Pyramid" by implementing the commitments agreed upon in November 2009:

a) To halt any archaeological intervention on the Akapana Pyramid until the recommendations of tomographic and topographic studies have been submitted to and analyzed by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies,

b) To establish a moratorium on any archaeological excavation until a national authority has been established for the property,

c) To continue the development of the management plan and to set up and make operational institutional arrangements, and legal frameworks and enhance technical capacities for the implementation of conservation measures,

d) To designate a site manager and official counterpart at national level,

e) To guarantee the integrated conservation of the archaeological movable heritage at the museums,

f) To establish a buffer zone for the property to enhance the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, including its integrity and authenticity;

4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies informed about projects in the planning phase or under execution that could overlap or contradict the actions foreseen by the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT) project according to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

5. Strongly encourages the State Party to organize in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and the JFIT project an international meeting to finalize the regulations for archaeological interventions and conservation measures in coordination with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, as well as any other relevant bodies, taking into account international standards for conservation;

6. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the progress in the implementation of agreed measures and objectives;

7. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above mentioned activities, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.