Committee Decisions

32 COM 7B.128

Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) (C747)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add.2,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.99, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Acknowledges the request made by State Party for a technical mission to review the foreseen interventions and to examine the state of conservation of the property and notes the results of this mission;

4. Also notes that strong efforts are needed to improve management planning, and urges the State Party to complete the management plan and to officially establish a management authority for the coordination of the activities of the many national and local actors, organisations and stakeholders involved;

5. Also urges the State Party to suspend the development of the project "Marinas de Sacramento" until alternatives without negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property have been identified, and to submit the alternative proposals to the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies for evaluation, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

6. Invites the State Party to propose the extension of the property to include the "Bay and Islands of the City of Colonia del Sacramento";

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Committee, by 1 February 2009, a report on the progress made in addressing the above issues and the recommendations expressed by the mission report, to be examined by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.