Decision : 33 COM 7B.56
Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a) (Jordan) (C 1093)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.59, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Notes with appreciation the State Party's continuing efforts to improve the state of conservation of the property;

4. Expresses its concern that the road building described in the State Party's report may have been carried out in spite of the objections raised by the World Heritage Centre-ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission of March 2008, and requests the State Party to provide detailed information including maps and photographs to the World Heritage Centre on the completed road system;

5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre a technical document including detailed documentation for all initiatives described in its state of conservation reports for 2008 and 2009;

6. Also requests the State Party to provide a progress report on the technical studies serving as a basis for the restoration project of the Stylite tower;

7. Also reiterates its request to the State Party to report on the progress in developing the management plan (including a comprehensive conservation plan and an archaeological research policy) for the site, as requested by the World Heritage Committee, and to urgently develop a financial system which will support annual operations, a possible revision of the boundaries of the inscribed property and its buffer zone, and timeframe for the implementation of short and long term corrective measures already identified;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on its progress in implementing the above recommendations, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Jordan
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 7B.56