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Decision 30 COM 7B.53
State of Conservation (Archaeological Site of Cyrene)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.49, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Notes with satisfaction that a proposal for the delimitation of the World Heritage property, as well as of its buffer zones, has been prepared by the national authorities and that a first set of measures aiming at improving the conservation of the property and the awareness of the local populations have been proposed by the Department of Antiquities for implementation from 2006;

4. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with further information regarding the set of measures proposed, and a detailed map at the appropriate scale showing the proposed boundaries for the World Heritage core and buffer zones;

5. Urges the State Party to ensure, through the appropriate legal and planning instruments, the adequate protection of the property in the light of the newly proposed boundaries and to develop appropriate solutions for the most urgent problems (urban expansion, vandalism and pollution of the Wadi Bel Ghadir);

6. Further requests the State Party to prepare a Management plan in order to coordinate medium-term measures required for the property;

7. Requests moreover the State Party to invite a joint mission by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to assist in reviewing the above-mentioned plans and facilitate the formulation of an adequate conservation strategy and maintenance planning, and in particular the development of a Management plan for the property;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2007, a report on the progress made in the implementation of the above recommendations, including on the elaboration of the Management Plan, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

Decision Code
30 COM 7B.53
Focal Point
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2006 Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Decisions Adopted at the 30th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Vilnius, 2006) / Without Annexes
Context of Decision