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Decision : 37 COM 7B.95
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso (Chile) (C 959rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Takes note of the coordinating meeting organized by the National Monuments Council on 6 December 2012 with stakeholders and also notes the efforts made by national and municipal authorities to submit the plans and comprehensive technical documentation;

3.  Further notes the active role of the civil society in the preservation of the values of the seaport city of Valparaiso and its contribution to create a social dialogue for the conservation of the property;

4.  Notes the complexity of the legal procedures for interventions, as well as the distribution of responsibilities between national and local authorities and the Ministries and National agencies involved in the preservation and development of the city;

5.  Welcomes the invitation made by the State Party for an advisory mission, to be financed by the latter, to assess the current state of conservation, the overall management and protection, and on-going and planned projects, in relation to the  Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

6.  Also requests the State Party to delay any irreversible interventions in Puerto Barón, until the Advisory mission makes its recommendations;

7.  Further 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
States Parties: Chile
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.95