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Committee Decisions

35 COM 7A.21

Samarra Archaeological City (Iraq) (C 276 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7A.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Notes the work carried out by the State Party for the protection and conservation of the property and encourages it to continue with its efforts to implement the identified corrective measures for the property, in particular the implementation of priority conservation measures and the development of the conservation and management plan;

4. Invites the State Party to submit an International Assistance request to carry out the condition survey of the property and to develop a conservation and management plan;

5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a proposal for the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, and to finalise the retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012;

6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012;

7. Decides to retain Samarra Archaeological City (Iraq) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Iraq
Session: 35COM