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Island of Mozambique

Mozambique
Factors affecting the property in 1998*
  • Housing
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Solid waste
  • Storms
  • 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 / rehabilitation of the island
  • Storm in 1994
  • Lack of funding (issue resolved)
  • Precarious state of conservation of the stone
  • Solid waste collection
  • Presence of squatters in the Stone City
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1998
Requests approved: 3 (from 1994-1996)
Total amount approved : 74,900 USD
Missions to the property until 1998**

July 1995: UNESCO expert mission

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1998

Thanks to a contribution from the World Heritage Fund, the World Heritage site Ilha de Mozambique, has been the object of the World Heritage Centre’s “Programme for Sustainable Human Development and Integral Conservation”. The programme, prepared in 1996, is funded by: UNDP US$ 300,000 (over the period UNESCO US$ 100,000, European Union US$ 100,000 and the Finnish Government, which is financing a post of an Associate Expert for the 2-year period (1997-1998). Currently, a number of micro-projects in such areas as: water and sanitation, tourism development and heritage restoration, are being developed. These projects will be presented to potential donors during the donor meeting scheduled for February 1999.

In addition, works have already started on the restoration of the Casa da Cultura building to be used as the project office. The restoration is progressing relatively quickly and is expected to be completed by January 1999.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1998
22 COM VII.36
SOC: Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)

VII.36 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)

Thanks to a contribution from the World Heritage Fund, the World Heritage site Ilha de Mozambique, has been the object of the World Heritage Centre's "Programme for Sustainable Human Development and Integral Conservation". The programme, prepared in 1996, is funded by: UNDP - US$ 300,000 (over the period 1997-1999), UNESCO - US$ 100,000, European Union - US$ 100,000 and the Finnish Government, which is financing a post of an Associate Expert for the 2-year period (1997-1998). Currently, a number of micro-projects in such areas as: water and sanitation, tourism development and heritage restoration, are being developed. These projects will be presented to potential donors during the donor meeting scheduled for February 1999.

In addition, works have already started on the restoration of the Casa da Cultura building to be used as the project office. The restoration is progressing relatively quickly and completion expected by January 1999.

The Committee congratulated the Mozambique authorities for their efforts to preserve the Ilha de Mozambique by taking into account the social and economic aspects of the site and called upon the potential donors to support this endeavour.

The Committee requested the authorities to report at its twentythird session on the results of the donor's meeting and on the progress made in the implementation of the "Programme for Sustainable Human Development and Integral Conservation".

The Bureau recommended the Committee to adopt the following:

The Committee congratulates the Mozambique authorities for their efforts to preserve the Ilha de Mozambique by taking into account the social and economic aspects of the site” and calls upon the potential donors to support this endeavour.

The Committee requests the authorities to report at its next session on the results of the donor’s meeting and on the progress made in the implementation of the “Programme for Sustainable Human Development and Integral Conservation”.

Report year: 1998
Mozambique
Date of Inscription: 1991
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 22COM (1998)
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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