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entitled – State of Conservation was submitted to the World Heritage Centre. This report was not a part of previous annexes submitted on 2 February 2010 and includes information about the zoning for the site, an analysis of the social actors and existing conflicts, and information on visitors to the property.


Management Plan

The State Party submitted the finalised Management Plan. The document includes comprehensive background and general information about the property, the results of the different diagnostics carried out, proposals for the management organization, proposed management zones and their general strategies, as well as programmes for conservation, management and awareness building, including also general provisions for disaster prevention and the time frame for implementation is 2010-2015.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies welcome the finalisation of the Management Plan and the provisions made for the conservation and management of the property and its setting.


Intersectorial working group

The management plan submitted considers the forming of an inter-institutional commission that will be authorised to make agreements about the urbanization improvements, land use, improvements of the environment and tourism development in the property and its setting. A social outreach programme has also been prescribed to address conditions at the buffer zone of the property.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies take note about the provisions made in the Management Plan. They particularly underscore the importance of fully operating the proposed social outreach programme and the forming of the prescribed inter-institutional commission to address the conditions assessed at the surrounding areas to mitigate threats, derived from unplanned urban expansion and land use and its effects on the landscape, on the Outstanding Universal Value and the related conditions of integrity and authenticity of the property.


Other issues

In an annex document, the State Party indicates that no additional proposals had been submitted by the tourism sector of the State of Mexico.

The State Party has submitted additional information on an Action Plan with regard to the spring solstice activities, the plan for thematic routes and traffic studies.

To conclude, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies welcome the finalisation of the management plan and encourage the State Party to take the provisions made from planning stages, when applicable, into full implementation and to secure the necessary resources that guarantee the sustainability of the proposed management system.

Draft Decision:

34 COM 7B.111,

The World Heritage Committee,

  • 1.

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

  • 2.

    Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.138, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 188

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