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Decision 45 COM 7B.167
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining (Japan) (C 1484)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B.Add.3,
  2. Recalling Decisions 39 COM 8B.14, 42 COM 7B.10 and 44 COM 7B.30 adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015), 42nd (Manama, 2018) and extended 44th (Fuzhou/online, 2021) sessions respectively,
  3. Acknowledges the implementation by the State Party of the new set of measures as confirmed by the verification mission carried out by the World Heritage Centre;
  4. Considers that the State Party has taken several additional steps in view of responding to the requests outlined in its Decision 44 COM 7B.30;
  5. Acknowledges the State Party’s efforts in implementing the World Heritage Convention and underlines the importance for the State Party to continue the implementation of its commitments in order to enhance furthermore the overall interpretation strategy of the site;
  6. Encourages the State Party to continue dialogue with the concerned State Parties as well as to conduct further research, data collection and verification, including regarding new testimonies to enhance the interpretation strategy of the site;
  7. Requests the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre in due course about any new measures that may be taken in the future with regards to the interpretation strategy of this site and to submit an update on the continued dialogue with the concerned State Parties, as well as on further measures to enhance the interpretation strategy of the site, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, by 1 December 2024.
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