Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.120

Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl (Russian Federation) (C 1170)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.107, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008

3. Acknowledges the results of the May 2009 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission;

4. Notes the restoration and renovation efforts of the Regional and local authorities in the preparation of the celebration of the millennium of the City of Yaroslavl;

5. Expresses its serious concern about the changes to the horizontal urban skyline and in particular the construction of a new cathedral of the Assumption;

6. Reiterates its concern about numerous planned constructions within the boundaries of the property which could affect its Outstanding Universal Value;

7. Requests the State Party to pay particular attention to paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines and to provide to the World Heritage Centre information on all major projects within the boundaries of the property which could affect its Outstanding Universal Value prior to its evaluation, review, recommendations and approval by the authorities;

8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011, a detailed progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the May 2009 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission and on state of conservation of the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2011.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Russian Federation
Session: 33COM