Decision : 37 COM 7A.28
Historic Town of Zabid (Yemen) (C 611)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A,

2.   Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.24, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.   Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and urges it to secure adequate resources and support to ensure their sustained and comprehensive implementation;

4.   Welcomes the development of the Conservation Plan and also urges the State Party to allocate the necessary resources for its implementation;

5.   Requests the State Party to finalize the approval process for regulatory measures for the property, in particular the adoption of the Law of Protection of historic sites, monuments, cities and their urban and cultural heritage, as well as new construction codes, and to ensure their appropriate enforcement;

6.   Also requests the State Party to submit a boundary clarification indicating precisely the boundaries of the property at the time of inscription no later than 1 December 2013 and a boundary modification request for a buffer zone, according to Annex 11 of the Operational Guidelines , no later than 1 February 2014 ;

7.   Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014 , 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 38th session in 2014;

8.   Decides to retain the Historic Town of Zabid (Yemen) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Yemen
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7A.28