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Decision 27 COM 7B.71
Auschwitz Concentration Camp (Poland)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for its efforts in prolonging the Strategic Programme for the Oświęcim Area;

2. Notes the additional information provided by the Polish authorities on the Programme and other activities at the property;

3. Urges the national and local authorities to prepare the management plan in collaboration with UNESCO and ICOMOS;

4. Acknowledges with appreciation the financial support provided by the State Party of Israel;

5. Requests an updated report to be provided by the State Party of Poland to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.