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Decision 42 COM 7B.40
Historic Centre of Puebla (Mexico) (C 416)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
  3. Acknowledges that according to the information provided by the State Party and ICOMOS’ Technical Review, the cable car project does not pose a threat to the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and reminds the State Party of its obligation in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, to inform in advance and prior any irreversible decision taken, of major restorations and projects which may affect the OUV of the property;
  4. Welcomes the adoption of the Partial Programme for the Sustainable Development of the Historical Centre of Puebla and its corresponding Management Plan and encourages the State Party to ensure the human and financial resources and institutional arrangements for its implementation;
  5. Expresses its serious concern regarding the damages caused by the earthquake of September 2017, and commends the State Party for the actions taken in response;
  6. Recognizes that the implementation of the recently-adopted planning documents, and actions in response to the earthquake, will require major efforts and financial and human resources from the State Party, and reiterates its solidarity and support within the framework of the World Heritage Convention;
  7. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 December 2019, a report on the actions taken in response to the damages caused by the earthquake of September 2017, and the progress made in the implementation of the Management Plan.
Decision Code
42 COM 7B.40
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2018 Historic Centre of Puebla
Decisions adopted during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (Manama, 2018)
Context of Decision