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Decision 27 COM 7A.22
Angkor (Cambodia)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Commends the Government of Cambodia and particularly the Authority for the Protection of the Site and Development of the Region of Angkor (APSARA) for submitting a detailed report to the Committee on the major conservation activities carried out at the property with the generous technical and financial contributions from Japan, France, Italy, Germany, United States of America, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Hungary, India and private groups and foundations such as ACCOR and the World Monument Fund;

2. Encourages APSARA to:

(a) Continue the implementation of the existing management plan as appropriate;

(b) Review the management plan to ensure that tourism development is adequately controlled to mitigate negative impact upon the outstanding universal value of the property and the local communities;

(c) Reinforce on-site legal provisions for heritage protection together with their administrative measures for implementation of such provisions;

3. Recommends to the State Party the strengthening of co-operation between APSARA and the provincial authorities to improve preventive measures against on-site looting and theft;

4. Requests the UNESCO Secretariat, the Advisory Bodies and other international partners to continue to support the national and local authorities in implementing the above-mentioned action by providing appropriate international assistance;

5. Requests the State Party to provide a report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the state of conservation of the property for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004, to enable it to decide whether or not to retain the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger;

6. Decides to retain the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Code
27 COM 7A.22
Focal Point
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2003 Angkor