Decision : 35 COM 7B.52
Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) (Lebanon) (C 850)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 27 COM 7B.103, adopted at its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit the requested state of conservation report;

4. Expresses its deep concern regarding the state of conservation of the property, in particular the lack of implementation of the Management Plan and conservation interventions, as well as the lack of enforcement of existing regulations, which appear to threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the property;

6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2012, a report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Lebanon
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7B.52