Decision : 33 COM 7A.15
Abu Mena (Egypt) (C 90)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party on the actions being taken to implement some of the corrective measures and urges the State Party to continue its work on all the corrective measures adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

4. Recognizes the efforts made by the State Party to ensure the safeguarding of the site and encourages it to continue such efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

5. Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to submit a request for International Assistance to the World Heritage Committee to support the preparation of the requested conservation and management plans, and to provide a basis for shaping and articulating priority needs within the context of developing an international appeal;

6. Urges the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM, as well as any other relevant bodies, to cooperate with the State Party to put in place the corrective measures;

7. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess progress in the implementation of all the corrective measures, to review the draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, to develop a proposal for the desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger, and to revise the timeframe;

8. Also requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

9. Decides to retain Abu Mena (Egypt) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Egypt
Properties: Abu Mena
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 7A.15