Decision : 31 COM 7B.63
Archaeological Site of Cyrene (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Expresses its satisfaction that the State Party has made considerable headway in the implementation of a number of requests made by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

4.       Requests the State Party to take action relating to the recommendations made by the Joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission of January 2007 relating to:

a)      Rapidly completing, adopting and implementing the Management Plan;

b)      Transmitting the precise delineation of the World Heritage property and its buffer zone, to the World Heritage Centre;

c)      Augmenting the Department of Antiquities scientific, technical, and surveillance staff at the property by introducing training programmes and technical specialization;

d)      Informing the World Heritage Centre of all new projects, such as the establishment of a new urban settlement near Shahat;

e)      Avoiding harsh cleaning treatments and over restoration of monuments that might adversely impact the authenticity and integrity of the property;

f)       Reinforcement of the information programme aimed at raising public awareness of the importance and fragility of the property .

5.       Further requests the State Party to submit a progress report on these activities to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 for examination by the Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Libya
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 7B.63