Committee Decisions

30 COM 7A.23

Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan) (C 208rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Highly commends the State Party and the international community for their efforts and commitment to the safeguarding of this property;

4. Urges the State Party to enhance the awareness level of Outstanding Universal Value among stakeholders, along with capacity building;

5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to assist in the finalisation of the comprehensive site management plan by the State Party based on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and in line with the principles set out in the Operational Guidelines;

6. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the property and to define, in close collaboration with the State Party, benchmarks for corrective measures and related timeframe for the possible removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007;

7. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2007, a comprehensive site management plan and a progress report on the implementation of the master plan and on the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007; and

8. Decides to retain the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-06/30.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Afghanistan
Session: 30COM