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Decision 42 COM 7B.15
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines) (C 722)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
  3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property by the deadline of 1 December 2017, as requested by the Committee in Decision 40 COM 7B.45;
  4. Welcomes nonetheless the efforts and progress made by the State Party to improve the overall state of conservation and management of the property;
  5. Requests the State Party to continuously implement the Rice Terraces Master Plan 2015-2024, including not only the tangible conservation of the property, but also the Ifugao practices and intangible cultural heritage associated with it;
  6. Reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure the necessary human and financial resources to support the implementation of the Master Plan of the property through operational arrangements;
  7. Encourages the State Party to continuously monitor the implementation of regulations to control infrastructural and physical developments within the property, and to ensure the full participation of local communities and residents in its operation;
  8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the Committee at its 44th session in 2020.
Decisions adopted during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (Manama, 2018)
Context of Decision