Committee Decisions

36 COM 7A.20

Abu Mena (Egypt) (C 90)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7A.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report as requested and expresses its concern about the lack of information on the state of conservation of the property;

4. Urges the State Party to take all necessary steps to implement the corrective measures adopted at its 31st session in 2007;

5.  Requests the State Party to submit a revised timeframe, previously announced for 2010, to complete the corrective measures so as to attain the Desired State of conservation of the property adopted at its 31st session in 2007;

6. Reiterates its request to the State Party to identify a buffer zone surrounding the property, together with regulatory measures for protection and to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 December 2012 the relevant information and map for consideration by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013;

7. Also requests the State Party to submit, in accordance to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, the technical specifications for proposed interventions projects, for review prior to implementation;

8. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to submit a request for International Assistance to the World Heritage Fund to support the preparation of the requested conservation and Management Plans and to provide a basis for shaping and articulating priority needs;

9. Further requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the property prior to the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee;

10. Requests finally the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2013, a detailed progress report on the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013;

11. Decides to retain Abu Mena (Egypt) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 

Themes: Conservation, International Assistance, List of World Heritage in Danger, Reinforced Monitoring
States Parties: Egypt
Properties: Abu Mena
Session: 36COM