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Decision : 36 COM 7B.45
Aapravasi Ghat (Mauritius) (C 1227)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in improving the management system for the property and urges it to secure the necessary resources for its effective operation;

4.   Notes the results of the March 2012 reactive monitoring mission and encourages the State Party to implement its recommendations, with particular emphasis on:

a)  Finalize the updating of the management plan and submit it to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for consideration and review,

b)  Develop a capacity building strategy to ensure that qualified conservation and management professionals are available to support the work of the Technical Committee,

c)  Improve collaboration mechanisms to ensure the adequate protection and management of the buffer zones and better utilise mechanisms such as the consultative meeting to strengthen participatory decision-making,

d)  Increase awareness raising activities and produce summaries of existing planning tools for easier consultation by different public users;

5.   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 and on the steps taken to implement the recommendations set out above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mauritius
Properties: Aapravasi Ghat
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7B.45