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Decision 41 COM 7A.24
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) (C 1178bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
  3. Acknowledges the information provided by the State Party and congratulates the State Party for the progress made in the implementation of the programme of corrective measures;
  4. Welcomes the progress made in the creation of the Ministry of Culture of Chile and the establishment of the “National Center for World Heritage Sites”;
  5. Invites the State Party to continue the implementation of the corrective measures so that the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) may be achieved by the end of 2018, as scheduled;
  6. Requests the State Party to pay particular attention to the establishment of a buffer zone and the definition of regulatory measures to ensure its protection;
  7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2018, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property, addressing in detail the five-year programme of corrective measures 2014-2018 and the indicators as included in Decision 37 COM 7A.37, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session in 2018;
  8. Decides to retain Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Decision Code
41 COM 7A.24
Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2017 Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Decisions adopted during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017)
Context of Decision