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Decision 29 COM 7A.21
Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7A,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15A.22, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Commends the State Party of Afghanistan for its dedication towards the safeguarding of the property;

4. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to review the preliminary comprehensive management plan prepared by the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (NRICP) of Japan and to assist the State Party in finalizing this comprehensive management plan based on the Statement of outstanding universal value of the property and in line with the principles set out in the Operational Guidelines (2005);

5. Invites the international community to support the State Party in its efforts towards removing the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger;

6. Invites the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with detailed technical information on the large-scale local museum under construction within the property and clarify its relation to the Cultural Heritage Training Centre in Bamiyan;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2006, a progress report on the state of conservation of this property, for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

8. Decides to retain the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decisions of the 29th session of the world heritage comittee (Durban, 2005)
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