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Decision 31 COM 7B.86
Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro (Pakistan)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Notes with concern the significance of conservation and rehabilitation works still to be carried out at Moenjodaro and identified by the joint WHC/ICOMOS mission (December 2006), in particular the lack of clearly defined core and buffer zones of the property;

4.       Requests the State Party, in close collaboration with the World Heritage Centre, to revise the Action Plan for Moenjodaro according to the recommendations made by the mission and to address as a matter of urgency all of the recommendations, giving priority to the following:

a)      Redefine the core and buffer zones of the property and submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 all necessary documentation for the extension of the property according to Paragraphs 163-166 of the Operational Guidelines;

b)      Ensure the implementation of the conservation and rehabilitation programme;

c)      Develop an excavation strategy for approval by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS before any further archaeological interventions are undertaken;

5.      Requests the World Heritage Centre and, where appropriate, the Advisory Bodies ICOMOS and ICCROM, to assist and guide the State Party with the activities identified in the Action Plan;

6.      Also requests the State Party to submit a detailed report on the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 for examination by the Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

Decision Code
31 COM 7B.86
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2007 Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
Decisions adopted at the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007)
Context of Decision