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Committee Decisions

33 COM 7A.14

Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (United Republic of Tanzania) (C 144)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not provide the state of conservation report on time as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session;

4. Notes with satisfaction the State Party's effectiveness in its recent efforts to strengthen the conservation of the World Heritage property and to improve implementation of its management mechanisms;

5. Takes note of the workshop on Outstanding Universal Value organized by the World Heritage Centre and thanks the State Party for submitting a statement of Outstanding Universal Value for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

6. Warmly welcomes the efforts made by the State Party, with the support of international donors, in the last few years, to respond to the Committee's requests and invites the State Party to consider a request for international assistance to implement the corrective measures in progress;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including the progress in implementing the corrective measures, and the re-evaluation of the timeframe for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

8. Decides to retain the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (United Republic of Tanzania) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-09/33.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
Session: 33COM