Decision : 30 COM 7A.33
State of Conservation (Coro and its Port)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 7B.102, 28 COM 15B.106 and 29 COM 7B.92 adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003), 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions,

3. Recalls article 11.4 of the Convention and paragraph 179 of the Operational Guidelines with regard to ascertained danger (including serious deterioration of materials, structures and town-planning coherence) and potential danger (lack of conservation policy);

4. Expresses its grave concern about the state of conservation of the property and the lack of adequate management, planning and conservation mechanisms;

5. Urges the State Party to continue implementation of the recommendations issued by the UNESCO/ICOMOS missions of 2002 and 2005;

6. Requests the State Party to develop a time-bound plan for the implementation of the following benchmarks, which constitute the conditions for removal of the property from the List of the World Heritage in Danger:

a) Adoption and implementation of:

(i) an emergency plan;

(ii) an integrated management plan;

(iii) an effective management structure;

b) A considerable improvement of the state of conservation of the property;

7. Requests the State Party, ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre to define further the benchmark 6 a)(iii) for improvement to the state of conservation, to facilitate future discussions and decision making on this property;

8. Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2007, a progress report on implementation of the above recommendations, for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007;

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

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: NAT
Properties: Coro and its Port
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7A.33