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Decision 45 COM 7A.20
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) (C 366)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7A.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7A.37 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Welcomes the commitment of the State Party to implementing the Master Plan of the property and to providing the necessary funding for this purpose, and appreciates the continued research and monitoring activities of the Pan-American Conservation Centre for Earthen Heritage Sites (PCCEHS), as well as the implementation of a number of important conservation projects, public awareness and outreach activities;
  4. Commends the State Party for its continued commitment to the implementation of the Committee’s decisions and programme of corrective measures, as adopted in Decision 36 COM 7A.34, with the aim of achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR);
  5. Notes however with regret that, although some progress has been made, two essential components of the programme of corrective measures have remained pending for several years, and urges once again the State Party to urgently take the necessary measures for enhanced coordination, commitment and a strict timeframe for:
    1. the delimitation and regulations of the proposed buffer zone,
    2. the implementation of the amended Law No. 28261 that would address the matter of illegal occupation;
  6. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2024, 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 46th session;
  7. Decides to retain Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
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