1.         Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (United Republic of Tanzania) (C 144)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (iii)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   2004-2014

Threats for which the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

Continuing deterioration and serious threats affecting the property 

Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger

To be defined during the monitoring mission 

Corrective measures identified

a) Updating of the statement of Outstanding Universal Value;

b) Delineation of boundaries for core and buffer zones linked to land-use plans and appropriate protection;

c) Implementation of the property’s conservation and management plan;

d) Exetension of the property to include Kilwa Kivinje and Sanje ya Kati.

Timeframe for the implementation of the corrective measures

Not yet identified; In progress; Identified; proposed for adoption in the draft Decision below ; Adopted, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/xxxx

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/144/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1983-2001)
Total amount approved: USD 51,083
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/144/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount provided to the property: Support from France, Japan and UNESCO (USD 1,438,000) and further by Norway through Funds-in-Trust (USD 201,390) contributes to the implementation of the “Emergency Conservation of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Endangered World Heritage Sites” project.

Previous monitoring missions

ICOMOS mission 23-27 February 2004

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Ruins damaged by sea erosion;

b) Collapsing monuments;

c) Lack of clear boundaries of the property and buffer zone;

d) Population pressure; no participation of community;

e) Unclear management systems leading to inactivity;

f) Out of date legal framework.

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/144/

Current conservation issues

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

500 words

Draft Decision: 42 COM 7A.

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.         Recalling Decision

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a)         Heading 8

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2.         Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 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 43nd session in 2019;

2.         Decides to retain Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (United Republic of Tanzania) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.