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Committee Decisions

34 COM 7B.50

Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) (C 599)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add.2,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Commends the State Party for the ongoing measures taken to improve the state of conservation of the property and implement the emergency action plan including the hiring of additional staff, the improvement of the situation in relation to building collapses, the initiation of projects to improve the water and sewerage situation at the property, and the ongoing work on the management plan;

4. Expresses its concern about the uncontrolled development in the Macuti Town and encourages the State Party to finalize work on the sustainable development plan for the Macuti Town;

5. Requests the State Party to submit three copies of the draft management plan to the World Heritage Centre as soon as possible for review by the Advisory Bodies;

6. Also encourages the State Party to continue efforts to increase the number of staff working in the Island of Mozambique Conservation Office (GACIM) to ensure there is sufficient capacity to deal with the management of the property;

7. Also requests the State Party to continue to implement the emergency action plan including the ongoing work to strengthen the legal framework and invites the State Party to enlarge the buffer zone;

8. 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 made in the ongoing implementation of the emergency action plan and the points raised above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mozambique
Properties: Island of Mozambique
Session: 34COM