Committee Decisions

34 COM 7B.57

Tyre (Lebanon) (C 299)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.63 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Remains concerned by the threats from the highway construction plans, continuing urbanization and the lack of an effective management system;

4. Regrets that the recommendations of the 2009 joint reactive monitoring mission have not been reviewed, commented or responded to in the State Party report;

5. Urges the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2009 mission report, and in particular the development of a comprehensive management plan with adequate financial and human resources, the extension of the building ban, the formal establishment of the maritime protection zone, and the adequate archaeological impact assessment of the planned highway;

6. Reiterates its request to the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS monitoring mission to the property to help the State Party develop a recovery programme to address the key issues identified by the 2009 report and the previous requests of the World Heritage Committee;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property and progress made in preparing a recovery programme, as set out above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Lebanon
Properties: Tyre
Session: 34COM