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Decision 40 COM 7A.17
Ancient City of Bosra (Syrian Arab Republic) (C 22)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7A.Add,
  2. Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.57, 38 COM 7A.12 and 39 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively,
  3. Taking into account Decision 40 COM 7A.22 on the World Heritage properties of the Syrian Arab Republic, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul, 2016),
  4. Acknowledges the efforts of the local communities to raise awareness of the need to protect the property despite the very difficult circumstances;
  5. Deplores the breaking of the temporary ceasefire agreement within the property in December 2015 which resulted in further severe damages and illegal excavations;
  6. Urges all parties to pursue all possible cooperation for ensuring the respect of a ceasefire within the property;
  7. Decides to retain the Ancient City of Bosra (Syrian Arab Republic) on the List of World Heritage in Danger
Decision Code
40 COM 7A.17
Themes
Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties 1
Properties 1
Year
2016
State of conservation reports
2016 Ancient City of Bosra
Documents
WHC/16/40.COM/19
Report of the Decisions adopted during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016)
Context of Decision
WHC-16/40.COM/7A.Add