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Decision : 36 COM 7B.51
Historic Cairo (Egypt) (C 89)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.48, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Regrets that the State Party did not provide a state of conservation report as requested;

4.   Acknowledges the information provided by the team of the Urban Regeneration project for Historic Cairo (URHC) on the progress made in the implementation of the project;

5.   Expresses its deep concern about the state of conservation of the property;

6.   Urges the State Party to put in place urgent protection measures and to enforce them;

7.   Encourages the State Party to continue its cooperation within the URHC project to define and apply an effective management system;

8.   Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the revised draft of the retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and the boundaries’ clarifications for the property;

9.   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. 

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Egypt
Properties: Historic Cairo
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7B.51