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Decision 42 COM 7A.12
Coro and its Port (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of) (C 658)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7A,
  2. Recalling Decision 41 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017),
  3. Commends the State Party on its continued commitment to improving the state of conservation and management of the property, and ensuring the broad participation of community councils and the communities at large in these processes;
  4. Taking note that the redefinition of the property’s boundaries is still in the analysis phase, requests the State Party to finalize a clear boundary definition proposal as a matter of priority, in cooperation with ICOMOS, and submit a Minor Boundary Modification, in accordance with Paragraphs 163-164 of the Operational Guidelines, for the extension of the buffer zones;
  5. Recognizes the advances in the diagnostic phase of the Management Plan’s elaboration, and also requests the State Party to complete the draft version of this Plan, and submit it to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies as soon as it becomes available;
  6. Urges the State Party to start implementation of a prioritized and costed plan for the property’s drainage system, and ensure that adequate financial resources are secured for its correct execution;
  7. Further requests the State Party to provide complete and clear information on the implementation status of the entire set of corrective measures, and a detailed analysis of the progress in achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR);
  8. Given that the timeline adopted by Decision 38 COM 7A.23 has lapsed, also urges the State Party to provide updated and detailed timelines for the implementation of the remaining corrective measures;
  9. Encourages the State Party to take advantage of opportunities for technical assistance, guided by ICOMOS, in addressing the above issues with the aim of advancing the implementation of the outstanding corrective measures;
  10. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session in 2019;
  11. Decides to retain Coro and its Port (Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Decision Code
42 COM 7A.12
Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2018 Coro and its Port
Decisions adopted during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (Manama, 2018)
Context of Decision