Committee Decisions

33 COM 7A.21

Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan) (C 208 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.21, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Takes note of the report provided by the State Party on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session;

4. Notes the efforts and commitment of the State Party and the international community for the safeguarding of this property and urges the State Party to continue its work on the corrective measures, particularly the completion of the management plan for the property;

5. Thanks the governments of Germany and Japan for their support and calls upon the international community to continue providing technical and financial support, in particular to achieve the desired state of conservation;

6. Reiterates its request to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, for examination by the World Heritage Committee;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2010 a progress report on the implementation of the corrective measures, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

8. Decides to retain the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-09/33.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Afghanistan Germany Japan
Session: 33COM