Committee Decisions

36 COM 7A.35

Coro and its Port (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) (C 658)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3. Recognizes the efforts being made by the State Party for the conservation of the property, and encourages it to continue such efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

4. Also encourages the State Party to continue with the implementation of the recommendations of the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, to ensure the protection of the property, with a special focus on:

a)  The development of a conservation programme with short, medium and long term priorities, and a plan of action for emergency situations,

b)  The finalization of a database to include historical and archaeological information, plans, a detailed photographic record, as well as a detailed description and state of conservation of all buildings and priority actions for each, and a linked inventory to previous records,

c)  An alternative proposal for the drainage system of Coro,

d)  The regulation of traffic in Coro, with particular emphasis on Zamora Street;

5.    Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies by 1 February 2013, a copy of the Management Plan for the property, and its approval by the Management Commitment;

6.    Urges the State Party to finalize the delimitation of the property and its buffer zone, to include new components that will contribute to the property’s Outstanding Universal Value, and to submit them to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies within the framework of the Retrospective Inventory by 1 February 2013;

7.    Reiterates its request to the State Party to update, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, the Desired state of conservation and the corrective measures for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, as well as a revised timeframe, and to submit them to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2013 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013;

8.    Invites the State Party to consider submitting a request for international assistance from the World Heritage Fund for technical support;

9.    Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013;

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

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-12/36.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation, International Assistance, Reports, Reinforced Monitoring
Properties: Coro and its Port
Session: 36COM