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Decision 34 COM 7A.19
Samarra Archaeological City (Iraq) (C 276 rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.17, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Requests the State Party, should the situation allow it, to implement the corrective measures identified:

a) Establishment of a local management unit on the site,

b) Preparation and implementation of a conservation and management plan,

c) Maintenance and emergency conservation activities;

4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, a proposal for the Desired State of Conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and to finalize the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011;

5. Encourages the State Party to submit an International Assistance Request for technical cooperation in order to address the damages to the property and the need to develop remedial strategies, which take into account the geographical extent of the property and its present security conditions;

6. Calls upon the international community to assist, in every way possible, the State Party in the protection of this property;

7. Also requests the State Party, should the conditions allow, to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to Samarra to assess the state of conservation of the property;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011;

9.  Decides to retain Samarra Archaeological City (Iraq) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Code
34 COM 7A.19
Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2010 Samarra Archaeological City
Report of the Decisions Adopted By the world heritage committee At its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010)
Context of Decision