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Decision 44 COM 7B.157
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region (Poland) (C 1599)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 43 COM 8B.29, adopted at its 43rd session (Baku, 2019),
  3. Takes note of the progress accomplished by the State Party, and requests it to continue working on the issues identified at the time of inscription by:
    1. Taking appropriate and immediate measures to attenuate the negative impact of the working limestone quarry in the Korycizna buffer zone,
    2. Finalizing as soon as possible the process of creating the Cultural Park, in order to make the buffer zones effective,
    3. Specifying in detail how the land development plans, which are a condition for the establishment of the Cultural Park, will ensure that the buffer zones provide an additional level of protection for the property, in conformity with Paragraphs 103 to 107 of the Operational Guidelines,
    4. Further developing and strengthening the Management Plan by:
      1. continuing its implementation in order to ensure effective protection of the property,
      2. including Heritage Impact Assessment methodology in the management system of the property, to ensure that any programme or project relating to, or having an impact on, the property, such as any potentially planned mining activities, is evaluated in terms of its impacts on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value and the associated attributes,
      3. ensuring the long-term funding of the archaeological research programme,
      4. guaranteeing that the research objectives of the programme are adequate in view of the conservation plan;
  4. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2022, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies.
Decisions adopted at the 44th extended session of the World Heritage Committee
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