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Decision : 31 COM 7B.50
Lamu Old Town (Kenya)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Congratulates the State Party for the production of a Management Plan which has involved stakeholders and the local community and addresses well the challenges and issues that need to be met as formulated in ten objectives;

4.       Considers that there is a need to prioritise these objectives to reflect the key activities already identified by the Committee: buffer zone extension (including preliminary surveys), improvement of sanitation, water supply, and waste management;

5.       Calls on the State Party to augment the Management Plan with a more detailed Action Plan identifying key stakeholders for the various objectives;

6.       Urges the State Party to ensure that the State funds can be provided through the current Lamu Development Plan to address the sewage and water supply objectives as a matter of urgency; and for adequate posts in the World Heritage Secretariat;

7.       Calls upon international donors to provide financial and technical support to the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property in line with the objectives of the Management Plan;

8.       Requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2008, a progress report on the implementation of these recommendations for review by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Kenya
Properties: Lamu Old Town
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 7B.50