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Decision : CONF 202 21A.16
Old City of Zabid (Yemen)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recommends the Yemeni authorities to strengthen, in close consultation with the Centre, the coordination of all efforts for the safeguarding of the Historic Town of Zabid;

2. Requests the Centre to finalize the outline of the Urban Conservation Plan and technical specifications for the repair of residential buildings, in view of a clear distribution of roles and responsibilities among the responsible Yemeni authorities and the international community of donors;

3. Encourages the State Party to establish at the site a Technical Unit, to act as a partner for the local authorities, UNESCO and other international players in the finalization and implementation of the Urban Conservation Plan;

4. Decides to retain the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Yemen
Year: 2002
Decision Code: CONF 202 21A.16