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Committee Decisions

31 COM 7B.97

Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,

2.       Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3.       Regrets the late submission of the state of conservation report but notes the efforts of the State Party in reviewing the values, integrity and authenticity of the property;

4.       Expresses serious concern about the continuing urgency of the problems described by the State Party report, and its inability to respond to these issues with appropriate managerial, institutional and financial measures;

5.       Encourages the State Party to prepare, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS/ICCROM a 5 year work programme designed to address the major problems identified, for presentation to potential donors;

6.       Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission to assess the state of conservation of the property;

7.       Strongly urges the State Party to initiate preparation of an integrated management plan for the World Heritage property, with the assistance of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

8.       Also requests the State Party to provide a progress report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2008 for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Georgia
Session: 31COM