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Decision : 36 COM 7B.104
Historic Centre of the City of Arequipa (Peru) (C 1016)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.132, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Takes note of the information provided by the State Party regarding work carried out at the property and expresses its concern that many of the required actions to ensure the holistic conservation and protection of the property have remained in planning stages since 2008;

4.   Urges the State Party to implement the following activities:

a)  Finalize the risk preparedness plan for the property and submit three printed and electronic copies to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review by 1 February 2013,

b)  Finalize the approval process for the delimitation of the property and its buffer zone, including the definition of adequate regulatory measures, such as Municipal Ordinances and zoning, to ensure its protection,

c)  Finalize the process for updating the Master Plan for the property,

d)  Submit the technical evaluation of the Chilina Bridge by the appropriate body at the Ministry of Culture;

5.   Requests the State Party to officially submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2013, a request for the revised boundaries and proposed buffer zone of the property in accordance to Paragraphs 163-165 of the Operational Guidelines;

6.   Reiterates its request to the State Party to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Via Troncal Interconectora project as a whole, including the assessment and potential mitigation measures for the landscape areas of Lari Lari, Los Tucos, Cayma and Yanahuara, and submit the assessment for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies prior to the approval and implementation of the project;

7.   Also requests 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. 

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Peru
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7B.104