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International Expert Meeting on the Conservation and Revitalization of the Kasbah of Algiers, a World Heritage property

20-24 January 2018
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The World Heritage Centre and the Ministry of Culture of Algeria will organize from 20 to 24 January 2018 in Algiers an International Expert Meeting on the Conservation and Revitalisation of the Kasbah of Algiers, a World Heritage property, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992.

The meeting aims to address key issues related to the conservation and management of the site in order to propose an integrated and coordinated approach to the revitalization of the Kasbah. It will take stock of international case studies presenting issues similar to those of the Kasbah of Algiers in order to build on different processes of conservation and revitalization of historic urban centers. An inaugural cultural event is scheduled on 20 January 2017, with the theme “The Kasbah of Algiers in contemporary Algerian history through literature, painting and music”.

This meeting is part of UNESCO's contribution to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, and its target 4 on strengthening efforts to protect and preserve the world's cultural and natural heritage. The meeting builds further on the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 2011.

This meeting is organized thanks to the generous support of the Government of Japan.

World Heritage Properties (1)
States Parties (1)
Regions (1)
Arab States
Statutory Meetings (1)
See Also (1)
Keywords (text)

Conservation, Revitalisation, Casbah d'Alger

When

Saturday, 20 January 2018
17:30:00
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
18:00

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Where
Algiers, Algeria
Decisions (1)
Code: 41COM 7B.73
Title: Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria) (C 565)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.46, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015),
  3. Takes note of the continuing efforts of the State Party and its commitment to improve the management and state of conservation of the property but, noting the increasing deterioration, urges the State Party to deploy all necessary efforts to ensure the protection;
  4. Reiterates its recommendation to the State Party to adopt an integrated approach to the management and conservation of the property, focusing on the historic urban landscape to define a comprehensive framework for the effective implementation of the Permanent Plan for the Safeguarding and Valorization of the Safeguarded Sector (PPSMVSS), and the conduct of all other actions to improve the state of conservation of the property;
  5. Noting further that an expert meeting on the safeguarding of the Kasbah of Algiers will be organized before the end of 2017, strongly recommends that all the issues raised in this report on the state of conservation of the property are addressed within the framework of the approach described in paragraph 4 of the present Decision;
  6. Commends the State Party for the results of the preventive excavation carried out in connection with the proposed Place des Martyrs metro station, aimed at reconciling the imperatives of urban development with the need to preserve the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;
  7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2017, the final report on the preventive excavation operation carried out in connection with the Place des Martyrs metro station project, for consideration by the Advisory Bodies;
  8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2018, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session in 2019.

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