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Decision 32 COM 7B.48
Lamu Old Town (Kenya) (C 1055)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. 32.COM/7B, Having examined Document WHC-08/

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.50, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Notes the State Party's continued work on the management plan, which involved stakeholders and the local community, as well as its progress on the extension of the buffer zone and improvement of the property's infrastructure;

4. Reiterates its concern about the ongoing uncontrolled development at the property;

5. Also notes with concern oil exploration near the property and the possible construction of the new port facility and requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Committee informed of any potential impacts on the property;

6. Strongly urges the State Party to continue work on the extension of the buffer zone and the protection of the property;

7. Also urges the State Party to continue its efforts to improve the infrastructure in order to sustain the progress already made;

8. Also requests the State Party to finalize and approve the management plan as soon as possible so that it may be implemented;

9. Further requests the State Party to prepare the supplementary action plan as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) to include the identification of the key stakeholders for various actions as well as the necessary timeframe for carrying them out;

10. Requests moreoverthe State Party to submit the published regional development plan and the final management plan in three copies for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

11. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a progress report on the implementation of these recommendations, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010.

Decision Code
32 COM 7B.48
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2008 Lamu Old Town
Decisions Adopted at the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Quebec City, 2008)
Context of Decision