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Decision 30 COM 7B.79
State of Conservation (Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.69, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Notes that the State Party has designated a buffer zone;

4. Notes with concern that the legal protection has not been significantly improved to ensure the conservation of the values and integrity of the World Heritage property;

5. Urges the State Party to improve the legal protection of the property on the national level, as requested in Decision 29 COM 7B.69;

6. Requests the State Party to submit detailed maps presenting the boundaries of the property and its buffer zones, and ICOMOS to review the boundaries of the property once the boundary modifications have been presented;

7. Notes the intention of the City authorities to create an integrated management plan for the property and requests that a realistic time-frame for this be established as soon as possible;

8. Requests the authorities to fully take into account the Vienna Memorandum on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" (2005) in the management of the historic urban landscape of the World Heritage property;

9. Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2007 on the implementation of all Committee decisions regarding the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

Decision Code
30 COM 7B.79
Focal Point
States Parties 1
Decisions Adopted at the 30th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Vilnius, 2006) / Without Annexes
Context of Decision