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Decision : 35 COM 8B.51
Cultural Properties - Examination of minor boundary modifications - Old City of Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/8B.Add and WHC-11/35.COM/INF.8B1.Add,

2. Approves the proposed buffer zone for the Old City of Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic;

3. Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following points:

a) Consider extending the buffer zone as currently defined so as to ensure a better connection between the historic quarters of the ancient city and the inscribed property,

b) Continue the regulation and control efforts, either currently under way or announced, for the various parts of the buffer zone, and to keep the World Heritage Committee up to date with progress in this matter.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Syrian Arab Republic
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 8B.51