Island of Mozambique
Factors affecting the property in 1994*
- Financial resources
- Human resources
- Management systems/ management plan
- Other Threats:
Precarious state of conservation of the stone
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Need for a detailed programme for the recuperation of the island
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1994
Total amount approved : 35,000 USD
|Financial contribution to repairs for the roofs of Sao ... (Approved)
Missions to the property until 1994**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994
[Oral report by athe UNDP/UNESCO Project on Island of Mozambique to the World Heritage Committee]
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1994
18 COM IX
SOC: Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
The Committee took note of a report presented by the UNDP/UNESCO Project on the state of conservation of the Island of Mozambique. It was reported that the stone city on the island was in a precarious state of conservation, a situation that was heavily aggravated by the cyclone Nadia which occurred in March 1994. The predominantly privately owned houses in the macuti city were better maintained.
With the process of pacification and the possibilities of a sound economic development of the region, the monitoring mission recommended that:
- the recuperation of the island be undertaken within the framework of an integral development project;
- UNESCO coordinates bilateral and inter/multilateral cooperation for the island, particluarly in the field of training;
- a mission be fielded of a funding specialist and a conservation architect to oversee restoration.
No draft Decision
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”).