Decision : 35 COM 7B.124
City of Quito (Ecuador) (C 2)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.109, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Acknowledges the progress made by the State Party in improving the overall framework for the conservation and management of the property and encourages the State Party to finalize the approval of the Law of Culture;

4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to finalize the inventory of the built heritage of the property and to develop a holistic conservation plan for it, including regulations and principles for intervention, and to submit this to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for consideration and review;

5. Requests the State Party, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to submit to the World Heritage Centre:

a) Detailed information on major projects, such as the potential subway proposal, that may affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, as soon as they become available,

b) The proposal for the new intervention in the architectural ensemble of the Society of Jesus, including the alternative proposals to restore the use of the bell tower and the tourism studies;

6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, 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 37th session in 2013.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Ecuador
Properties: City of Quito
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7B.124