Decision : 32 COM 7B.124
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco (Mexico) (C 412)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.128, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Notes the intention of the State Party to propose the Comisión Interdependencial as the responsible institution for the implementation of the management plan for Xochimilco;

4. Invites the State Party to organize, as soon as possible, a coordination meeting with the Comisión Interdependencial and the UNESCO Mexico Office to reflect on the feasibility of this commission to become the Management Unit of the property;

5. Deeply regrets the demolition of historical buildings in the property of the Historical Centre of Mexico;

6. Takes note of the declaration of the State Party concerning the absence of risk from further demolition;

7. 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 World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

8. Expresses its satisfaction regarding the invitation by the State Party for a World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS joint Reactive Monitoring mission to assess the impacts of these actions on the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property and to work with the different levels of authority to clarify the administrative and technical procedures for further interventions at the Historical Centre of Mexico ;

9. Requests moreoverthe State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, an updated state of conservation report and the results of the coordination meeting mentioned above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mexico
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 7B.124