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Decision : 36 COM 7A.27
Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Islamic Republic of Iran) (C 1208 bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures for the property and calls upon the international community to continue to support these efforts;

4. Takes note of the results of the October 2011 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission;

5. Requests the State Party to implement the mission’s recommendations, in particular to:

a)  Systematically implement monitoring and security measures and enforce regulatory measures at the different component parts of the property to avoid encroachment and illegal construction,

b)  Complement the Management Plan by defining the existing resources and allocating tasks and timeframes for its efficient implementation,

c)  Secure human and financial resources and ensure their continuity for the sustained implementation of the Management Plan,

d)  Develop guidelines for the physical stabilisation of structures, as well as criteria for conservation interventions and a manual for maintenance of earthen structures to ensure that the conditions of integrity and authenticity continue to be met and to promote a unity in conservation approaches,

e)  Finalise the public use strategy, including the potential development of infrastructure and visitation routes and submit to the World Heritage Centre,

f)   Consider the development of a proposal for the establishment of a training research centre to enhance capacity building and scientific research efforts,

g)  Undertake community awareness-raising activities to enhance a better understanding by the local population of the Outstanding Universal Value of property;

6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, 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 37th session in 2013;

7. Decides to retain Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Islamic Republic of Iran) on the List of World Heritage in Danger. 

Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger, Reinforced Monitoring
States Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7A.27