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Decision 31 COM 7B.119
Old City of Salamanca (Spain)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.       Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.86 and 30 COM 7B.92, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively,

3.       Regrets that the State Party’s report on the state of conservation of the property was not submitted in time in one of the working languages;

4.       Notes that efforts are being made to ensure better coordination and control of the implementation of the World Heritage Convention through agreements between the responsible national, regional and local levels;

5.       Also notes the preparation of terms of reference for a future integrated management plan;

6.       Further regrets that the General Plan for Urban Development (Plan General de Ordenacion Urbana) was adopted without prior informing the World Heritage Centre and recalls the State Party’s obligations under Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

7.       Encourages the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre of all urban development projects in the core and buffer zone of the World Heritage property that may affect its outstanding universal value, authenticity and integrity, and urges the authorities to halt the refurbishment project at the Huerto de las Adoratrices until the results of an international consultation process are available;

8.       Requests the State Party to ensure as soon as possible the organisation of the training and information seminar on management of Spanish World Heritage cities (Decision 30 COM 7B.92);

9.       Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre an updated report by 1 February 2009 on the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan and the seminar for examination by the Committee at its 33rd session in 2009. 

Decision Code
31 COM 7B.119
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2007 Old City of Salamanca
Decisions adopted at the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007)
Context of Decision