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Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.47

Island of Saint-Louis (Senegal) (C 956 bis)

The World Heritage Committee,                            

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

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Takes note with appreciation of the actions taken by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property, including the establishment of a Safeguarding Committee for the property to bridge site management until full development of planned management mechanisms;

4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to:

a) Implement the recently adopted Safeguarding and Enhancement Plan,

b) Urgently appoint a site manager for the property,

c) Launch preparation of the conservation and management plan first foreseen in the joint World Heritage Centre/ICCROM/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission report of 2006;

5. Encourages the State Party to improve coordination of international co-operation partners while ensuring their contributions strengthen the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre to plan a future international donor's conference in 2010 or 2011;

6. Considers that the property continues to be threatened by the State Party's inability to implement the management initiatives requested by the World Heritage Committee, and by modern interventions which do not respect the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2010, a report on the progress made to improve the property's state of conservation, and in responding to the World Heritage Committee's requests, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Senegal
Properties: Island of Saint-Louis
Session: 33COM