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Decision : CONF 208 VII.C.45/48
SOC: Islamic Cairo (Egypt)

VII.45 Islamic Cairo (Egypt)

Al-Azhar Mosque

Anxious to preserve the authenticity of the Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo, the Committee recommended

1) that the concerned national authorities immediately halt all work in the Mosque;

2) that UNESCO seeks the co-operation of the Organization for the Islamic Conference;

3) that the World Heritage Centre in agreement with the national authorities concerned designate an expert to identify the conservation activities to be undertaken; and

4) that a meeting be organized to sensitize the persons responsible for the management of the religious monuments of the region:

- on the importance of the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List for humankind, and

- on the importance of maintaining their authenticity.


Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Egypt
Properties: Historic Cairo
Year: 1997
Decision Code: CONF 208 VII.C.45/48