Committee Decisions

29 COM 7B.43

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (Morocco)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.46, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Commends the State Party of Morocco for the inscription of the property on the List of National Heritage and for having put into place institutional consultation and coordination mechanisms;

4. Regrets that, despite the State Party's efforts, the state of conservation of the property has remained unchanged for the past years and further requests that the establishment, requested by the World Heritage Committee several times, of a management structure with legal authority, adequate technical capacity, resources and financial means to ensure the immediate preparation of the management plan for the property and its application, has not yet been completed ;

5. Expresses its deep concern in the face of a situation incompatible with the maintenance of the outstanding universal value of the property, that had justified its inscription on the World Heritage List in 1987 ;

6. Urges the State Party to put into place, by 1 February 2006, the management structure requested in paragraph 4 above, and to report on the implementation of this requirement to the World Heritage Centre ;

7. Requests the State Party to invite a joint mission World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS to assess the state of conservation of the property, including its outstanding universal value;

8. Decides to consider the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger or its possible delisting if the above mentioned measures are not implemented by 1 February 2006.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: ARB
States Parties: Morocco
Session: 29COM