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Decision 43 COM 7A.52
Coro and its Port (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of) (C 658)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/7A,
  2. Recalling Decision 42 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018),
  3. Commends the State Party on its continued efforts to assure the property’s adequate conservation and management through a participatory approach, including the broad involvement of local communities, youth, and diverse institutional alliances;
  4. Takes note with regret of the conclusion of the 2018 ICOMOS Advisory mission that several corrective measures adopted by Decision 38 COM 7A.23 have not been fully implemented, and requests the State Party to implement the mission’s detailed recommendations in this regard;
  5. Also requests the State Party to provide complete information on the status of each corrective measure in its next state of conservation report, including a detailed timeline for the implementation of all pending corrective measures;
  6. Also takes note of the different maps submitted regarding the proposed redefinition of the buffer zones in Coro and La Vela, and further requests the State Party to:
    1. Formalize the proposal in accordance with the boundaries and guidelines agreed upon during the 2018 mission,
    2. Update the applicable regulatory measures and incorporate the new buffer zones into the Management Plan,
    3. Submit a Minor Boundary Modification, in accordance with Paragraphs 163-164 of the Operational Guidelines;
  7. Reiterates its request that the draft Management Plan be finalized and submitted to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies as soon as possible;
  8. Noting that regular heavy rains continue to have a serious impact on the property’s ensemble of traditional buildings, urges once again the State Party to begin the implementation of a prioritized and costed plan for property’s drainage system and secure adequate financial resources in this regard;
  9. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2020, 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 44th session in 2020;
  10. Decides to retain Coro and its Port (Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Decision Code
43 COM 7A.52
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2019 Coro and its Port
Decisions adopted during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, 2019)
Context of Decision