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national and local levels to ensure the conservation of the attributes that sustain the Outstanding Universal Value of the property.

Within the framework of the Periodic Reporting exercise for the Region, the “Workshop on the preparation Retrospective Inventory, Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value of the properties included in the World Heritage List and an introduction to the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting for the Latin America and Caribbean Region” took place in November 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The focal point for Panama participated and was trained on how to produce the Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value which were to be submitted to the World Heritage Centre by 31 July 2010.

Draft Decision:

34 COM 7B.112

The World Heritage Committee,

  • 1.

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

  • 2.

    Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.140, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

  • 3.

    Notes with concern that the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party lacks sufficient detail to be considered as a full response to issues previously raised,

  • 4.

    Also notes the results of the March 2010 joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, endorses its recommendations and urges the State Party:

    • a)

      Implement emergency conservation measures at sectors at risk of collapse as identified in the Emergency Plan,

    • b)

      Formulation and full implementation of management plan for the property,

    • c)

      Definition of boundaries and buffer zones for each of the inscribed components, including regulatory measures for their management,

    • d)

      Enactment of a policy for the property for the commitmment at all levels for the conservation of the property;

  • 5.

    Expresses its deep concern regarding the state of conservation of the property, in particular the significant degradation of the building fabric, limited ongoing preservation initiatives and the general lack of a maintenance programme which directly impacts the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

  • 6.

    Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to develop a proposal for the desired state of conservation, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011;

  • 7.

    Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, a draft statement of Outstanding Universal Value, which should be submitted within the framework of the Latin America and the Caribbean Periodic Reporting exercise;

  • 8.

    Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property and on the steps taken to implement the recommendations set out above, 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. 192

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