1.         Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (Morocco) (C 444)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (iv)(v)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2001-2005)
Total amount approved: USD 22,500
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

Reactive Monitoring mission in September 2003; World Heritage Centre mission in November 2003; UNESCO-Rabat mission in March 2005; Joint UNESCO-ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission in April 2006.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Near total abandonment of the property;

b) Gully erosion;

c) Rock falls due to erosion;

d) Increased offences in the old ksar and its degradation;

e) Delays in the establishment of a technical and administrative structure responsible for the site;

f) Lack of a Conservation management plan for the property;

g) Uncontrolled tourism and visitor pressure.

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444/

Current conservation issues

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Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

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Draft Decision: 42 COM 7B.

The World Heritage Committee,

1.         Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B,

2.         Recalling Decision

2.         Heading 7

a)         Heading 8

(i)         Heading 9

2.         Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 44th session in 2020.