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Decision 45 COM 7B.118
Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa (Peru) (C 1016)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.69 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Noting that a new Master Plan 2022-2032 has been prepared and is now in the approval process, urges the State Party to approve the Master Plan 2022-2032, and requests the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre in case any modification would be introduced during the approval process of the Metropolitan Development Plan 2022-2042;
  4. Also requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed as soon as the Master Plan is approved and to provide information about the measures that will be taken to ensure its implementation, in particular the creation of an inter-institutional body and the provisions of human and financial resources, that will be made for its operations;
  5. Reiterates the urgency to proceed with the submission of a minor boundary modification in accordance with Paragraphs 163-164 of the Operational Guidelines to formalise the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone;
  6. Also urges the State Party to conclude the declaration as national heritage of the Archaeological Landscape of the Lari-Lari-Los Tucos Ravine, the Archaeological Cultural Landscape of Toccrahuasi and Carmen Alto and the Cultural and Archaeological Landscape of the Chilina River Valley and Las Rocas Ecological Park;
  7. Encourages the State Party to continue its public awareness activities among local communities and residents;
  8. Further requests the State Party to ensure the full implementation of the mitigation measures included in the 2017 Heritage Impact Assessment of the Chilina Bridge and the Via Troncal Interconectadora and the recommendations of the 2014 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to ensure the preservation of the future buffer zone;
  9. Welcomes the decision to abandon the pedestrian circulation project at the Plaza Mayor and Salaverry-Malecón Socobaya Viaduct,
  10. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2025, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 48th session.
Decision Code
45 COM 7B.118
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2023 Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Context of Decision