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Decision 38 COM 7B.47
Historic Inner City of Paramaribo (C 940rev) (Suriname)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 26 COM 23.20, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002),
  3. Welcomes the development and approval of the Emergency Action Plan for the property and the efforts being made by the State Party to address conservation and management concerns;
  4. Urges the State Party to continue with the implementation of actions foreseen, in particular:
    1. Update and harmonise legislative and regulatory frameworks to address overlaps and strengthen the role of the Management Authority,
    2. Finalise the formal process for the adoption of the Paramaribo Historic Inner City Management Plan and broadly disseminate its contents to ensure its implementation by all stakeholders,
    3. Develop a zoning plan and urban regulations to complement existing provisions in the Management Plan,
    4. Establish the Building Committee of Public Works to evaluate designs for new projects,
    5. Finalise the formal process for establishing buffer zones and their regulatory measures and submit a proposal for a minor boundary modification, according to the procedure established by the Operational Guidelines, for examination by the World Heritage Committee;
  5. Acknowledges the State Party’s commitment to ensure that all requests to demolish historic buildings are be rejected;
  6. Requests the State Party to submit, in accordance to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines , project proposals for the redevelopment of the Waterfront as well as technical specifications and details about the foreseen conservation and rehabilitation interventions within the property or its buffer zone, for review prior to making commitments to their implementation.
  7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2015, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Decision Code
38 COM 7B.47
Conservation, Reports
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2014 Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision