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Kasbah of Algiers

Algeria
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
  • Human resources
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Lack of legislative measures and urban enhancement for the safeguard and rehabilitation of the Kasbah

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Requests approved: 2 (from 1993-1995)
Total amount approved : 28,900 USD
Missions to the property until 1996**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1996

The Permanent Delegation of Algeria informed the Centre that the national authorities continued to devote all their efforts to the preservation of World Heritage values at the site of the Kasbah of Algiers, to which they accord special interest. In July, the Permanent Delegation transmitted a progress report for the project entitled "Safeguarding Plan for the Kasbah of Algiers", and informed the Centre that the training in Paris, financed by the World Heritage Fund, of three architects in charge of drawing up the plan had been satisfactory.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1996

The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text and transmit it to the Committee for noting:

"The Bureau warmly thanked the Algerian authorities for having informed it of their strong interest in the preservation of the Kasbah of Algiers and the continuing measures taken for its safeguard, and requested them to continue to devote their efforts to the conservation of this World Heritage Site."

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 COM VII.D.59
SOC noted by Committee: Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria)

VII. 59 Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria)

In July 1996, the Permanent Delegation of Algeria transmitted a progress report for the project entitled "Safeguarding Plan for the Kasbah of Algiers", and informed the Centre that the training in Paris, financed by the World Heritage Fund, of three architects in charge of drawing up the plan had been satisfactory.

The Bureau, at its twentieth extraordinary session, took note of the information provided and warmly thanked the Algerian authorities for having informed it of their strong interest in the preservation of the Kasbah of Algiers and the continuing measures taken for its safeguard, and requested them to continue to devote their efforts to the conservation of this World Heritage site.

Report year: 1996
Algeria
Date of Inscription: 1992
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(v)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 20COM (1996)
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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