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Committee Decisions

34 COM 7B.109

City of Quito (Ecuador) (C 2)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.136, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Acknowledges the suspension of reconstruction works in the Tower of the Companía de Jesús and awaits the submission of the new proposal to restore the use of the bell tower;

4. Also acknowledges that the State Party will conclude definitions to the limits of the inscribed property and buffer zone, and that the appropriate cartography and legal framework for protection will be submitted for approval within the framework of the Retrospective Inventory for the Latin America and Caribbean Region;

5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2009 reactive monitoring mission and submit as a priority:

a) A clear definition of the national and local responsibilities for the property in the decision making process,

b) The review of the legal and administrative framework, particularly modifications to the Cultural Law and how they will impact the implementation of the World Heritage Convention,

c) The touristic studies on the operation of the Monument Complex to ensure that international standards and security measures are in place;

6. Also requests the State Party to ensure that the comprehensive evaluation of the values and the related attributes of the Jesuit Complex and how they contribute to the integrity and authenticity of the property is developed alongside the drafting of a retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value;

7. Encourages the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies the following information:

a) The development of a conservation plan for the religious ensembles of Quito, and to conduct an inventory of built cultural heritage within the inscribed property,

b) In accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, technical documentation on the Tren Ligero public transportation project, including an environmental impact assessment to consider the potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property and on the progress made in the implementation of the above recommendations as well as a timetable of planned activities for 2011, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-10/34.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Ecuador
Properties: City of Quito
Session: 34COM