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Decision 45 COM 7B.117
Historic Centre of Lima (Peru) (C 500bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.169 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party to address the recommendations of the Committee and the 2017 Advisory mission and invites the State Party to continue their implementation as well as those emanating from the Advisory mission of November 2022;
  4. Notes with concern that to date no appropriate Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) have been completed for major infrastructural works within the World Heritage property and its buffer zone, and reiterates its request to the State Party to complete the HIAs for all components and submit these for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies once they become available, particularly regarding:
    1. The High-Capacity Segregated Corridor (COSAC),
    2. The Metro Lines 2 and 3,
    3. The Linea Amarilla;
  5. Also welcomes the creation of pedestrian areas and the resurfacing of street pavements and recommends the State Party to take the necessary measures to control traffic access and the use of empty lots for parking spaces;
  6. Commends the State Party for the progress in the implementation of the Master Plan and recommends that a Socio-Economic Development Plan be developed to ensure the full and integrated implementation of all the dimensions of the Plan;
  7. Reiterates its recommendation that an autonomous management authority be formally designated, urges the State Party to prepare a Management Plan that ensures the full participation of all relevant governmental institutions and civil society through the establishment of the Inter-ministerial Special Commission and working groups that are foreseen in the Master Plan and stresses that the appropriate communication with and participation of all stakeholders are necessary conditions for the successful recuperation and revitalization of the historical centre;
  8. Further welcomes the Special Landscape Project of the Rimac River, and also requests the State Party to submit further plans and studies, including relevant HIAs, to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, as they become available;
  9. Notes that a new project for a cable car on the Cerro Cristobal is being developed and requests the State Party to submit further plans and studies, including relevant HIAs, to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, as they become available;
  10. Also notes that the execution of the project for the recuperation of the square of San Francisco has been halted and requests the State Party to review the project proposal in light of the recommendations of the Technical Review of March 2022 that endorses the removal of the fence that was erected in 1987 but expressed serious reservations about the reconstruction or reinterpretation of the fences that were demolished in 1871;
  11. Further notes the submission of a minor boundary modification to adjust the delimitation of the World Heritage property and its buffer zone;
  12. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 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 47th session.
Decision Code
45 COM 7B.117
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2023 Historic Centre of Lima
Context of Decision