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Decision : 37 COM 7B.97
City of Quito (Ecuador) (C 2)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.124 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2010),

3.  Takes notes of the information provided by the State Party on the actions implemented in terms of enhancing the conservation and management of the property;

4.  Also takes note of the submission by the State Party of a Heritage Impact Assessment, including technical, environmental and social studies concerning the option of the two metro stations in the historical centre;

5.  Recommends that the State Party consider the implementation of the following measures:

a)  Integration of all existing planning tools into a management plan, with a clear management structure,

b)  Development of a single comprehensive conservation plan, with details on costs and timeframes for implementation at different heritage sectors, on the established guidelines and criteria for interventions on the anticipated changes in use,

c)  Development of a heritage impact assessment, in accordance with ICOMOS Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments for Cultural World Heritage Properties , for the proposed interventions at the architectural ensemble of the Compañía de Jesús;

6.  Welcomes the State Party’s invitation for an ICOMOS advisory mission to be financed by the State Party to evaluate the state of conservation of the property, the conservation, protection and management arrangements, including the alternatives for location of the metro stations and its related infrastructure, and provide guidance on the development of the conservation plan and the integration of the planning tools;

7.  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
States Parties: Ecuador
Properties: City of Quito
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.97