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Decision : 37 COM 7A.32
Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) (C 710)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A,

2.   Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.88 , 35 COM 7A.29 , 36 COM 7A.30 ,adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively,

3.   Welcomes the progress in the implementation of the conservation programme plan for Gelati Monastery and encourages the State Party to continue to implement all relevant conservation measures regarding Gelati Monastery, including elaboration of a management plan;

4.   Expresses its deep regret that despite previous decisions the re-building of Bagrati Cathedral has been completed and considers that the Bagrati Cathedral has been altered to such an extent that its authenticity has been irreversibly compromised and that it no longer contributes to the justification for the criterion for which the property was inscribed;

5.   Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2014 , a request for a major boundary modification for the property to allow Gelati Monastery to justify the criterion on its own;

6.   Also encourages the State Party to seek the advice of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in developing the boundary modification and submit the draft to the World Heritage Centre for comments by the Advisory Bodies, by 30 September 2013 ;

7.   Decides to retain Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Georgia
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7A.32