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discontinued and assured the World Heritage Centre that it would be informed of any further developments.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are concerned by the various information received indicating the alarming state of conservation, protection and management of the property. They consider that assistance to the State Party should be provided in order to identify conservation priorities and develop a conservation plan, improve the management process and draw up a capacity building plan. In addition, the State Party should submit the mentioned buffer zone around the components of the property as a means of controlling adverse developments, for consideration by the World Heritage Committee.

Draft Decision:

34 COM 7B.63

The World Heritage Committee,

  • 1.

    Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B Add,

  • 2.

    Recalling Decision 27 COM 8C.31 adopted at its 27th session (UNESCO, 2007),

  • 3.

    Recognizes the State Party’s efforts to ensure the conservation and protection of the


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    Welcomes the decision to discontinue the building activities of the tourism complex near the pyramids of Gebel Barkal and urges the State Party to continue preventing such a project in the vicinity of the property;

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    Requests the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre of any restoration or construction projects planned at the property prior to their implementation for examination by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies ;

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    Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the revised and missing information related to the cartography of the property and the proposed buffer zone ;

  • 7.

    Encourages the State Party to submit an International Assistance Request aiming at improving the protection and conservation of the property;

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    Also urges the State Party to take all measures in order to implement the Management Plan;

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    Further requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / ICCROM reactive monitoring mission to Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region to assess the state of conservation of the property and assist in drafting an action plan for its preservation;


Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the implementation of the above recommendations for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 114

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