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Committee Decisions

34 COM 8D

Clarifications of property boundaries and areas by States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/8D,

2.   Recalling Decision 33 COM 8D, adopted at its 33th session (Seville, 2009);

3.   Congratulates States Parties in the Europe Region and the States Parties of Algeria, Lebanon and Tunisia on the excellent work accomplished in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;

5.   Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the following States Parties in the European and Arab Regions in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-10/34.COM/8D:

- Algeria: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad; Djémila;

- Georgia: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery;

- Greece: Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki; Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos; Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina);

- Holy See/Italy: Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura;

- Lebanon: Tyre;

- Malta: City of Valletta;

- Netherlands: Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles; Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station);

- Romania: Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; Monastery of Horezu; Churches of Moldavia;

- Serbia: Stari Ras and Sopoćani; Studenica Monastery;

- Tunisia: Medina of Tunis; Amphitheatre of El Jem; Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis; Medina of Sousse; Kairouan;

- Turkey: Historic Areas of Istanbul; Hierapolis-Pamukkale; City of Safranbolu.

6.   Requests the European and Arab States Parties, which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory, to provide all requested clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 April 2011 at the latest.