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Decision 45 COM 7B.107
Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture (Bolivia (Plurinational State of)) (C 567rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.63 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Welcomes the commitment of the State Party to implement the decisions of the World Heritage Committee and the recommendations of the Advisory Bodies; as well as the assurance of the State Party that priority will be given to conservation actions over the opening of new excavation zones;
  4. Requests the State Party to submit the Risk Management Plan to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, as soon as it becomes available;
  5. Appreciates that the management authority of the property (CIAAAT) signed an agreement with the Military Geographic Institute (IGM) to confirm the boundaries of the World Heritage property and the buffer zone;
  6. Reiterates, however, its concern that the actual arrangements for the zoning and control of the buffer zone do not guarantee its adequate protection and management, particularly in view of the urban pressure of the village of Tiwanaku and urges the State Party to:
    1. Proceed as a matter of priority with the mapping of the boundaries of the property and the buffer zone by the IGM,
    2. Define urban and rural zones and assess the implications of such designation on the conservation and management of the property and the buffer zone,
    3. Strengthen, to the extent possible, the authority of CIAAAT over the buffer zone and proceed with the necessary arrangements with the municipality of Tiwanaku, to agree on the regulations for the use and control of the buffer zone,
    4. Proceed urgently with the extension of the buffer zone and the submission of a formal Minor Boundary Modification request, as per Paragraph 164 of the Operational Guidelines;
  7. Expresses its appreciation for the collaboration and communication with the local authorities and communities, the maintenance activities and the preparation of manuals and regulations for the adequate conservation and use of the property;
  8. Invites the State Party to review the human and financial resources that will be required for the full implementation of the management and conservation plans and explore additional resources and international cooperation for this purpose;
  9. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, 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 47th session.
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