Decision : 32 COM 7A.30
Coro and its Port (Venezuela) (C 658)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add.2,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Notes with appreciation the important efforts made by the State Party to mitigate decay factors at the property and the actions implemented to date;

4. Also notes that the State Party has initiated participatory workshops to improve the awareness of earthen traditional techniques, and welcomes the assistance of the States Parties of Peru and Spain to develop capacity building for artisans and professional staff;

5. Urges the State Party to officially approve the PLINCODE (Plan Integral de Conservación y Desarrollo para Coro y La Vela) at the presidential level so as to fully complete the Plan and its implementation, and further recognizes that a commitment has been made to sign it by the end of July 2008 ;

6. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

7. Endorses the recommendations made by the Reactive Monitoring mission of May 2008 and encourages the State Party to implement them, by following the prioritized corrective measures identified to meet the Desired state of conservation and timeline for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger;

8. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a report on the progress made on the above for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

9. Decides to retain Coro and its Port (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
Properties: Coro and its Port
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 7A.30