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Decision 38 COM 7B.2
Archaeological Site of Cyrene (Libya) (C 190)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Takes note with great concern of the information provided by the State Party in its report on the state of conservation of the property;
  4. Urges the State Party to undertake all possible measures to stop encroachment and destruction of the archaeological areas as soon as possible;
  5. Requests the State Party to submit a detailed map of the current encroachment and destruction at the property, and to accelerate the elaboration of its management plan;
  6. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint UNESCO/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the site as soon as possible and to submit to the World Heritage Centre, before the visit of the mission, a precise mapping of the different violations at the site;
  7. Further requests the State Party to pursue its efforts towards the establishment of a dialogue between the responsible national and local authorities and the local community in order to guarantee the long term protection of the site;
  8. Strongly advises the State Party to initiate an action, at national level, with all concerned governmental institutions in view of ensuring the effective conservation of the property, with a focus on legal protection and alternative housing solutions;
  9. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015.
Decision Code
38 COM 7B.2
Conservation, Reports
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2014 Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision