Decision : 33 COM 8B.11
Cultural properties - New Nominations - Historic town of Grand-Bassam (Côte d'Ivoire)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/8B and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.8B1,

2. Refers the nomination of the Historic town of Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, back to the State Party to allow it to:

a) Include the N'zima village, wholly or partially, in the nominated property, in order to fully express its value;

b) Extend the buffer zone so as to make it into a single area;

c) Complete the comparative analysis by considering colonial urban planning more widely, primarily and in general on the African continent, at comparable periods;

d) Complete and confirm the legal measures and the bodies in charge of the preservation of the property, particularly the Building Permits Commission and the powers of the Cultural Heritage Centre;

e) Strengthen the practical and operational dimensions of the Conservation and Management Plan by adding a detailed inventory of the works to be carried out and a timetable of priority actions in order to guarantee the conservation of the property;

f) Confirm the setting up of the Operational Management Agency of the property and guarantee its material and human resources;

g) Define operational indicators (in addition to the current monitoring indicators), corresponding to precise, periodic, and quantified monitoring actions, by considering international standards in this area; and ensure that skilled personnel are present to implement these actions.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Côte d'Ivoire
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 8B.11