Committee Decisions

30 COM 7B.58

State of Conservation (Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 29COM7B.55, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Endorses the recommendations of the reactive monitoring mission of November 2005 jointly undertaken by ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre;

4. Commends the State Party for its thorough and action-oriented response to the mission's recommendations as well as for the consultative measures being undertaken;

5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations made by the reactive monitoring mission and particularly to:

a) Develop an effective management plan;

b) Avoid carrying out any development pending completion of the management plan;

c) Implement corrective measures on the Maya Devi Temple as indicated in the mission report;

d) Survey and monitor the ground water levels and movements, under and adjacent to the Maya Devi Temple, to ensure the long-term protection of the significant archaeological remains as well as the Marker Stone maintained in situ under the temple;

e) Develop non-destructive archaeological strategies to ensure long-term conservation of the vast excavated and unexcavated areas of archaeological significance in and around the property, through adequate documentation and monitoring;

6. Invites the international community to provide technical and financial support to assist the State Party in these activities;

7. Requests the State Party to continue its full commitment to establishing a management plan based on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, for possible completion by the end of 2008;

8. Encourages the State Party to consider requesting assistance through the World Heritage Fund to support the elaboration of the management plan for the property;

9. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2008, a report on the progress made on the above points, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-06/30.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Nepal
Session: 30COM