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Royal Palaces of Abomey

Benin
Factors affecting the property in 1985*
  • Storms
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1985
Requests approved: 1 (from 1985-1985)
Total amount approved : 20,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1985**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1985

At its 9th Session, the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee recommended that Benin present a request for inscription of this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger in view of the considerable damage caused by the 1984 tornado. 

By letter of 16 September 1985 the Authorities of Benin forwarded such a request together with a request for technical co-peration amounting to 20,000 $. In accordance with the relevant procedure, this request will be submitted for approval to the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee.

(See Document SC-85/CONF.008/8). 

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1985

Taking account in particular of the considerable damage caused by the 1984 tornado and the urgency of the work needed to preserve the site, the Committee decided to include the Royal palaces of Abomey (Benin) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1985
9 COM X.A
Inscription: Royal Palaces of Abomey (Benin)

Royal palaces of Abomey

323

Benin 

C(iii)(iv)

The Committee stressed the importance of careful restoration in order to preserve the authenticity of the property.

9 COM XI.30
Inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Royal Palaces of Abomey (Benin)

30. Taking account in particular of the considerable damage caused by the 1984 tornado and the urgency of the work needed to preserve the site, the Committee decided to include the Royal Palaces of Abomey (Benin) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

9 COM XIV.41
Requests for Technical Co-operation

41. The Committee approved two requests concerning properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger:

- Benin - Royal Palaces of Abomey: $20,000

- Zaire: Garamba National Park: $20,000

The Committee authorized the Bureau to approve an additional amount of $20,000 under technical cooperation for this property subject to the receipt of an appropriate request.

No draft decision proposed

Report year: 1985
Benin
Date of Inscription: 1985
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
Danger List (dates): 1985-2007
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 09COM (1985)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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