Decision : 29 COM 8B.21
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historical Town)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/8B, WHC-05/29.COM/8B.Add 2 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.8B.1,

2. Refers back to the State Party of Ethiopia the examination of the nomination of Harar Jugol, the fortified historical town (Ethiopia) to the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural values (ii), (iv) and (v) to allow the State Party to supply further detailed information on:

a) the Revision of the Master Plan to include consideration of the proposed ring road and the development of new housing in order to ensure that conservation and preservation are fully integrated into town planning;

b) the levels of protection for the nominated area;

c) the controls, levels of protection and zoning for the proposed enlarged buffer zone;

d) a defined management system or management processes to allow the city to develop in a sustainable way with respect to its outstanding universal value;

e) the archaeological context of the property;

f) the justification of the possible application of criterion (iv) [in order to further demonstrate the uniqueness of the Harari house type] as well as (ii) and (v); and

g) the impact study of the infrastructure projects;

3. Invites the State Party, for the purposes of paragraph 2, to request the international assistance of the World Heritage Fund.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: AFR
States Parties: Ethiopia
Year: 2005
Decision Code: 29 COM 8B.21