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Decision 26 COM 21B.59
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (Mauritania)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recommends to the State Party to integrate the Action Plan developed by the World Heritage Centre into its national strategy aiming at the safeguarding of the cultural heritage, as well as the social and economic revitalization of the cities, and more specifically in the framework of the project "Safeguarding and Presentation of Mauritanian World Cultural Heritage" and in the chapter "Integrated Urban Development" of the Strategic Framework of the Fight Against Poverty, funded by the World Bank; 

2. Requests the State Party to ensure, in close consultation with the World Heritage Centre and through an appropriate institutional mechanism, that all interventions at the four cities are jointly coordinated and compatible with the outstanding universal values justifying their inscription on the World Heritage List;

3. Invites the State Party to ensure that, following the result of the organizational and institutional audit of the legal and institutional framework of the heritage sector, necessary resources be attributed for the functioning of the competent management and technical structure for the conservation of World Heritage and the training of its personnel.
Decisions of the twenty-sixth session of the World Heritage Committee (Budapest, Hungary, 24 - 29 June 2002)
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