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Decision : 37 COM 7B.42
Island of Saint-Louis (Senegal) (C 956 bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,

2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.43 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.  Notes with satisfaction the progress accomplished by the State Party with regard to the financial consolidation of its tourism development projects for Saint-Louis and its region, with an important percentage to be allocated to the conservation of the property;

4.  Expresses its deep concern with regard to the continued degradation of the historic urban fabric and the construction of non-conform  buildings that affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

5.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to consolidate the conservation and management mechanisms for the property, and in particular:

a)  Ensure sufficient human resources necessary in the conservation and management of the property,

b)  Apply, without derogation, the control mechanisms for constructions and grant building permits, in coordination with the Secretariat of the Safeguarding Committee of the property and the municipality of Saint-Louis,

c)  Ensure adequate coordination between the initiatives carried out at the site and between the different institutional actors at the national, regional and local levels,

6.  Invites the State Party and the municipality to provide the World Heritage Centre with detailed information concerning the rehabilitation projects for the quays and surrounding areas, including major public buildings such as the Governance, the Cathedral and the Rognât as well as on the Tourism Development Programme and in general any major project foreseen on the Island of Saint-Louis and its region;

7.  Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, in cooperation with the France-UNESCO Convention, to evaluate the general state of conservation of the property and progress in its management;

8.  Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2014 , a report on the state of conservation of the property indicating progress in the implementation of the above points for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Senegal
Properties: Island of Saint-Louis
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.42