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Committee Decisions

35 COM 7B.127

Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco (Mexico) (C 412)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.139, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party regarding progress made in the implementation of recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee and the 2009 World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, and requests the State Party to continue with their implementation;

4. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party in the participatory development of the management plan for the property and encourages it to continue such efforts by putting into action the Plan for the Historic Centre of Mexico City and the Management Unit in Xochimilco and also requests the State Party to submit, by 1 September 2011, three printed and electronic copies of the final management plan for the Historic Centre of Mexico City, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

5. Expresses its concern that no information was submitted, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies prior to the renovation works undertaken at the Palacio de Bellas Artes and further requests the State Party to submit a request for International Assistance to the World Heritage Centre for the organization of an international meeting to examine interventions undertaken and provide technical interdisciplinary recommendations to ensure the conservation of this twentieth century masterpiece;

6. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, detailed and updated technical information on:

a) Urban projects for the three spaces where historical buildings were demolished in 2007, including the area located in Regina 97,

b) The tramway project and its current status,

c) The Environmental Impact Study, including the heritage impact assessment, of Line 12 of the metro;

7. Requests moreover the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, 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 37th session in 2013.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-11/35.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mexico
Session: 35COM