Decision : 37 COM 7A.31
Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Islamic Republic of Iran) (C 1208 bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.   Recalling Decision 3 6 COM 7A.2 7 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.   Commends the considerable efforts made by the State Party, with the support of the international community, to address the threats that led to the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger and to implement the corrective measures;

4.   Considers that the State Party has addressed the work needed to complete the remaining corrective measures identified by the October 2011 reactive monitoring mission and has now met the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger;

5.   Notes that the property remains vulnerable and recommends that the State Party pay attention to the following:

a)   Revise the existing Management Plan to include visitor management component and action plans with timeframes and adequate resources for implementation,

b)   Control illegal construction and ensure effective protection of the buffer zone through the development and adoption of regulatory measures,

c)   Achieve consistency in restoration through the development guidelines and criteria for interventions to ensure a balanced approach to conservation that sustains the conditions of authenticity and integrity of the property,

d)   Ensure continuing site security with the involvement of the local authorities and communities;

6.   Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015 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 39th session in 2015;

7.   Decides to remove Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Islamic Republic of Iran) from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7A.31