Decision : 32 COM 7B.75
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal) (C 666)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3. Notes the action taken by the State Party and its commitment to comply with the requests of the World Heritage Committee;

4. Requests the State Party to continue its work on the development of the integrated management plan, and particularly to:

a) draft, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, an updated Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity and authenticity;

b) avoid carrying out any development project pending completion of the integrated management plan;

c) develop a strategy to ensure the long-term protection of the significant archaeological remains of the property and continue with surveying and monitoring the ground water levels and movements, under and adjacent to the Maya Devi Temple;

d) develop a strategy for the rehabilitation of the Maya Devi temple incorporating the recommendations and the implementation of the corrective measures proposed by the 2005 mission;

e) submit a programme of activities with time frame for c) and d) to the World Heritage Centre;

5. Calls upon the international community to provide technical and financial support to assist the State Party in these activities;

6. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, the updated Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of authenticity and integrity and a report on the progress made on the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Nepal
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 7B.75