Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.22

Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Islamic Republic of Iran) (C 1208)

 

The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.25, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Notes the commitment of the State Party and the international community to the safeguarding of this property;

4.       Adopts the following as the desired state of conservation for the property to be achieved by 2010, in view of its removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger:

a)      Conservation of the Arg-e-Bam and other cultural heritage assets within the World Heritage property;

b)      Completion of necessary scientific studies for the recognition, registration, and legal protection of properties with historical, cultural, and natural significance within the cultural landscape zone, as well as marking the protective boundaries around each property within this zone;

c)      Implementation of Management Plan;

d)      Precise understanding and definition of the outer boundaries of the heritage areas surrounding the property;

e)      Adequate security of the heritage areas within the World Heritage property in addition to the Arg-e Bam.

5.       Encourages the State Party to implement corrective measures for:

a)      Stabilisation and protection of the Arg-e-Bam and other significant cultural heritage assets within the World Heritage property by:

(i)      Stabilisation of both the lower and upper parts of the citadel;

(ii)      Removal and documentation of debris;

b)      Completion of necessary scientific studies for the recognition, registration, and legal protection of properties with historical, cultural and natural significance within the cultural landscape zone, as well as marking the protective boundaries around each property within this zone;

c)      Management Plan implemented by:

(i)      Approval at final stakeholders meeting;

(ii)      Legal Adoption by late 2007;

(d)     Precise definition of the outer boundaries of the heritage areas surrounding the property by completing the mapping of the archaeology and geomorphology of Bam and its Cultural Landscape;

(e)     Adequate security of the heritage areas within the World Heritage property in addition to the Arg-e Bam by increased number of guards and vehicles;

6.      Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;

7.       Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2008 a progress report on the implementation of corrective measures, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;

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

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Session: 31COM