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Decision : 37 COM 7B.55
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (Mauritania) (C 750)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.56 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.  Takes note of the establishment of the national conservation programme and the enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage of the Ancient Towns and the creation of a fund to finance all the conservation activities and enhancement of the property,

4.  Also notes the progress achieved by the State Party in the implementation of some of its recommendations;

5.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to transmit to the World Heritage Centre a technical report on the restoration of the Tichitt Mosque and details of its conservation projects for the Town;

6.  Encourages the State Party to pursue its action in directly involving the local populations in the sustainable management of the ksour;

7.  Urges the State Party to complete the Management and Conservation Plan of the property, through an International Assistance request, If need be;

8.  Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2015 , an updated report on the implementation of the above points.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, International Assistance
States Parties: Mauritania
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.55