Decision : 34 COM 7B.47
Old Towns of Djenné (Mali) (C 116rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.50, adopted by its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Welcomes with satisfaction the completion of the 2008-2012 conservation and management plan, and the initiative of a pilot project for conservation in the framework of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme;

4. Reiterates its concern with regard to the absence of control tools (town planning and construction regulations) to mitigate the changes occurring to the ancient built fabric and threats to the integrity of the archaeological sites;

5. Recalls that the archaeological sites are an integral part of the property and that their loss would impact the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and requests the State Party to halt all construction projects planned in these sites;

6. Calls upon the international donor community to support actions to address or resolve the sanitation problems in the ancient fabric;

7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre the prepared town planning and construction regulation as well as clarifications on the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone following the topographical survey of January 2008, by latest 1 December 2010;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2012, a report on the state of conservation of the property and on progress achieved in resolving the sanitation problems as well as the problems experienced at the archaeological sites, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mali
Properties: Old Towns of Djenné
Year: 2010
Decision Code: 34 COM 7B.47