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management, should the State Party consider a re-nomination in line with the previous suggestions of the World Heritage Committee. IUCN also notes that there are continued discussions regarding port development in Lipari. Whilst these appear to be located outside the property, the World Heritage Centre and IUCN consider that it will be important that any such developments are considered through a rigorous process of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which should include, inter alia, the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. The World Heritage Centre and IUCN also consider that the quarrying issue that was a key source of concern in relation to the state of conservation of the property appears to have been comprehensively addressed, although the follow up actions to fully remediate the past impacts will take some time to complete. In summary, the World Heritage Centre and IUCN consider that there is a good basis for assuring the future of this World Heritage

property based on the actions undertaken and planned by the State Party. forward to the completion of the actions regarding conservation issues, and the and inauguration of the National Park for the Aeolian Islands as an effective agency for the property, in partnership with the other relevant stakeholders.

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Draft Decision:

34 COM 7B.21

The World Heritage Committee,

  • 1.

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

  • 2.

    Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 32nd session (Québec City, 2008),

  • 3.

    Takes note of the comprehensive information provided on the progress in addressing

the previous decision of the World Heritage Committee, and welcomes the achievements towards the establishment of the National Park for the Aeolian Islands, and the preparation of a management plan for the property;

  • 4.

    Notes the reported progress in addressing the actions requested by the World Heritage Committee in its Decision 31 COM 7B.24 and requests the State Party to ensure full completion of the restoration projects that have been commenced or are being planned;

  • 5.

    Also requests the State Party to transmit copies of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for the restoration projects and other projects that could affect the property to the World Heritage Centre, in line with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, and to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is considered in EIAs for any proposals for port developments at Lipari;

6.

Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, a report on the state of conservation of the property including progress with the establishment of the National Park and the completion of restoration projects within the property.

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 36

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