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Committee Decisions

37 COM 7B.56

Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region (Sudan) (C 1073)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.57 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit neither the report nor detailed topographical maps of the five component parts of the property, as requested;

4.  Expresses its concern about the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property and about the implementation of the recommendations of the 2011 mission;

5.  Urges the State Party to implement the actions requested in paragraphs 4, 5, and 6 of Decision 35 COM 7B.57 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011);

6.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide, in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory, detailed topographical maps of the five component parts of the property by 1 December 2013;

7.  Also reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize the limits of the buffer zones and their associated planning controls as soon as possible, to ensure that pressure from tourism, urban and infrastructure development do not have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and to submit a minor boundary modification by 1 February 2014 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014;

8.  Encourages the State Party to benefit from the Sudan-Qatar Archaeological Project (QSAP) in order to address the above issues and requests it to keep the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies informed of any major conservation, restoration and development projects related to the property;

9.  Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014 , 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 38th session in 2014.

Themes: Conservation, Outstanding Universal Value
States Parties: Sudan
Session: 37COM