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Decision 45 COM 7B.105
Quebrada de Humahuaca (Argentina) (C 1116)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.62 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Takes note of the advances in the establishment of the updated Management Plan for the property and urges the State Party to finalize it and submit it to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies;
  4. Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to align methodologically the management of the “Quebrada Grande-Las Escaleras”, segment of the Qhapac Nan, Andean roads system with the Quebrada de Humahuaca and encourages the State Party to continue these lines of action in the framework of the finalization of the updated Management Plan for the property;
  5. Notes that the finalization of the Disaster Risk Management Plan should be achieved by end 2023 and requests the State Party to submit this Plan to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review as soon as it is available;
  6. Reiterates its request that a Heritage Impact Assessment and an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Jujuy-La Quiaca train project are urgently finalized according to the Guidance and toolkit for impact assessments in a World Heritage Context and submitted to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies before works commence or any irreversible decision is made;
  7. Also reiterates that the projects foreseen at the Rio Grande should be submitted to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for technical review, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, before works commence or any irreversible decision is made;
  8. Acknowledges that the State Party has notified the availability of the government of the Jujuy province to invite the Reactive Monitoring mission to the property and reiterates its request to the State Party to urgently make the necessary arrangements for this mission, in order to assess its current state of conservation and the effectiveness of management mechanisms, and to evaluate the impact of the planned and ongoing projects on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property;
  9. Welcomes the work of the State Party towards the establishment of parameters for the development of a sustainable tourism strategy and in the field of training of guards in charge of sites of cultural value, and encourages it to continue these lines of action;
  10. Finally requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, 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 47th session.
Decision Code
45 COM 7B.105
Themes
Conservation
States Parties 1
Properties 1
Year
2023
State of conservation reports
2023 Quebrada de Humahuaca
Documents
Context of Decision
WHC-23/45.COM/7B