State of Conservation (SOC)
Island of Mozambique (1994)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:35,000USD
|1994||Financial contribution to repairs for the roofs of Sao Paulo ...||35,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Need for a detailed programme for the recuperation of the island
Current conservation issues
[Oral report by athe UNDP/UNESCO Project on Island of Mozambique to the World Heritage Committee]
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Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
The Committee took note of a report presented by the UNDP/UNESCO Project on the state of conservation of the Island of Mozambique. It was reported that the stone city on the island was in a precarious state of conservation, a situation that was heavily aggravated by the cyclone Nadia which occurred in March 1994. The predominantly privately owned houses in the macuti city were better maintained.
With the process of pacification and the possibilities of a sound economic development of the region, the monitoring mission recommended that:
- the recuperation of the island be undertaken within the framework of an integral development project;
- UNESCO coordinates bilateral and inter/multilateral cooperation for the island, particluarly in the field of training;
- a mission be fielded of a funding specialist and a conservation architect to oversee restoration.
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Precarious state of conservation of the stone
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).