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Decision 37 COM 8D
Clarifications of property boundaries and areas by States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/8D,

2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 8D, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012),

3. Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;

4. Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear;

5. Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the following States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annexes of Document WHC-13/37.COM/8D:

  • Algeria: Kasbah of Algiers;
  • Brazil: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas; Brasilia; Historic Centre of São Luís;
  • Cuba: San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba;
  • Dominican Republic: Colonial City of Santo Domingo;
  • Germany: Hanseatic City of Lübeck; Völklingen Ironworks;
  • Jordan: Petra;
  • Mexico: Sian Ka’an; Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque; Historic Centre of Puebla; Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines; Historic Centre of Morelia; Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino; Historic Centre of Zacatecas; Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco; Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes; Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan;
  • Panama: Darien National Park;
  • Paraguay: Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue;
  • Peru: City of Cuzco; Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; Chavin (Archaeological Property); Chan Chan Archaeological Zone; Historic Centre of Lima; Río Abiseo National Park; Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana;
  • Russian Federation: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments; Kizhi Pogost;
  • Spain: Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches; Historic City of Toledo; Historic Walled Town of Cuenca; Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona;
  • Viet Nam: Complex of Hué Monuments;

6. Requests the States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2013 at the latest.

Decision Code
37 COM 8D
Themes
Credibility of the World Heritage List
Year
2013
Keywords
Clarification
Documents
WHC-13/37.COM/20
Decisions Adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th Session (Phnom Penh, 2013)
Context of Decision
WHC-13/37.COM/8D
Other Documents (35)
Darien National Park - map of inscribed property
Völkingen Ironworks - Map of the World Heritage property
Petra - Map of the World Heritage property
Brasilia - Map of the World Heritage property
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas - Map of the World Heritage property
Historic Centre of São Luís - Map of the World Heritage property
San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba - Map of the World Heritage property and its buffer zone
Colonial City of Santo Domingo - map of the World Heritage property
Sian Ka’an - Map of the World Heritage property
Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque - Map of the World Heritage property
Historic Centre of Puebla - Map of the World Heritage property
Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines - Map of the World Heritage property
Historic Centre of Morelia - Map of the World Heritage property
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino - Map of the World Heritage property
Historic Centre of Zacatecas - Map of World Heritage property
Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco - Map of the World Heritage property
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes - Map of the World Heritage property
Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan - Map of the World Heritage property
Map of the inscribed component - Jesuit Mission of Jesús de Tavarangue
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments - Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg - minor boundary modification
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments - Historical Part of Kronstadt - map of inscribed property
Kizhi Pogost - Map of inscribed property
Kizhi Pogost - Map of Buffer zone
Map of the inscribed component - Jesuit Mission of La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná
City of Cuzco - Map of the inscribed property
Machu Picchu - Map of the inscribed property
Chavin (Archeological Site) - Map of the inscribed property
Chan Chan Archeological Zone - map of the World Heritage property
Historic Centre of Lima - Map of the inscribed property
Rio Abiseo National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana - Map of the inscribed property
Kasbah of Algiers - Map of the inscribed property
Historic City of Toledo - map of inscribed property
Historic City of Toledo - map of inscribed property
Historic Walled Town of Cuenca - Map of inscribed property
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