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Decision : 37 COM 7B.91
City of Potosi (Bolivia) (C 420)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.96 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.  Takes note of the information submitted by the State Party and regrets that insufficient details were provided to comprehensively assess the current factors affecting the property;

4.  Reiterates its requests the State Party to:

a)  Clarify whether Article 6 of Supreme Decree 27787 of October 2004 has been modified and if the moratorium on all exploration, extraction and any other interventions under and above ground between altitudes 4400m and 4700m is currently enforced,

b)  Provide further details on the scope and extent of operations foreseen for interventions at the summit of the Cerro Rico,

c)  Finalise the scientific studies for Cerro Rico and develop a comprehensive strategy for its stabilization and monitoring,

d)  Provide details on the current arrangements for the management system for the property, including information on provisions and timeframes for conservation and rehabilitation works, proposals for public use and plans for risk management;

5.  Requests the State Party to invite an ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission during 2013 to assess the current state of conservation of the property and to evaluate whether there are ascertained or potential dangers to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property would warrant inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger;

6.  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.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, Outstanding Universal Value
Properties: City of Potosí
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.91