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Decision 33 COM 7B.74
Borobudur Temple Compounds (Indonesia) (C 592)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.84, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Notes the State Party's efforts in revising the legal and institutional framework for the protection and management of the property and its surrounding area, and encourages it to continue the development of the new Presidential Decree and updated Master Plan;

4. Requests the State Party to:

a) Update the draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, to include conditions of integrity and authenticity of the property and the protection and management requirements necessary to maintain the Outstanding Universal Value,

b) Develop in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies a management plan, based on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and integrating, visitor management and community development;

5. Also requests the State Party to:

a) Discontinue the practices that appear to have a negative impact on the stone of the Borobudur temple,

b) Continue monitoring, research and testing activities, to find a substitute for the epoxy resin;

6. Also encourages the State Party to apply for International Assistance to develop a pilot project in order to formulate a protocol for the long-term conservation of the stone;

7. Further requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies informed of progress made in the implementation of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 above.

Decision Code
33 COM 7B.74
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2009 Borobudur Temple Compounds
Final Decisions of the 33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Seville, 2009)
Context of Decision