Decision : 37 COM 7 B.58
Old City of Sana’a (Yemen) (C 385)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.60 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit the report in time as requested;

4.  Expresses its concern at the apparent continuing vulnerabilityf the property as a result of the current difficult situation;

5.  Urgently calls upon the international community to support the State Party, in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, in any way possible for priority conservation, management measures and capacity building programmes;

6.  Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to evaluate the state of conservation of the property and identify measures needed to reverse the decay and ensure the conservation and protection of the property, as soon as the security situation allows;

7.  Also requests the State Party to provide information to the World Heritage Centre on progress with the Heritage Protection Bill being currently considered by Parliament;

8.  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.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, Capacity Building, Reports
States Parties: Yemen
Properties: Old City of Sana'a
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7 B.58