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36 COM 7B.62

Meidan Emam, Esfahan (Islamic Republic of Iran) (C 115)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B,

2.   Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3.   Takes note of the further reduction in height of the Jahan-Nama Building and reiterates its request to the State Party to confirm as soon as possible, in writing, to the World Heritage Centre, that the demolition has been completed;

4.   Requests the State Party to submit, as a matter of urgency, to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, detailed information and documentation on the proposed route of metro line 2;

5.   Also reiterates its request to the State Party to develop a Management Plan for the property, in consultation with all stakeholders, and to ensure that this Management Plan becomes part of a larger strategic vision for integrated urban development and conservation;

6.   Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property to consider the impact of the current metro constructions on the property and its wider setting;

7.   Further requests the State Party to submit maps precisely indicating the property boundaries and buffer zone;

8.   Requests furthermore 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.

PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-12/36.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Properties: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Session: 36COM