Decision : 27 COM 7B.33
Island of Gorée (Senegal)

The World Heritage Committee [19],

1. Noting with satisfaction the action undertaken by the State Party to protect the property,;

2. Invites the State Party, in accordance with Articles 4 and 5 of the World Heritage Convention, to take the necessary administrative measures for an in situ management of the property and to recruit a manager for the property;

3. Requests ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre to organize a mission to the property, in consultation with the national authorities, in order to establish the state of conservation of the property and advise the World Heritage Committee on the opportunity to inscribe it on the List of World Heritage in Danger;

4. Congratulates the Senegalese authorities for the efforts undertaken to preserve the property's World Heritage value and encourages Senegal to implement awareness-raising initiatives in order to avoid new construction activities at the property.

[19]  Decision adopted without discussion.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: AFR
States Parties: Senegal
Properties: Island of Gorée
Year: 2003
Decision Code: 27 COM 7B.33