1.         Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (Morocco) (C 444)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (iv)(v)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2001-2001)
Total amount approved: USD 2,500
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

August 2000: World Heritage Centre expert mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/444/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

A mission report dated August 2000 had formulated the following recommendations:

·  Status of the site at the national level: finalise the process of listing the site, including the private properties included therein;

·  Strengthen the capacities of the CERKAS responsible for the site;

·  Create a management commission for the site;

·  Create a working group to elaborate a management plan;

·  Management plan to be completed by end 2001.

The report also recommended the inscription of the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

At the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau, in Cairns, the Chairperson of the Committee made it clear that, should the proposed actions not be achieved by the end of 2001, the Moroccan authorities would submit a request for inclusion of the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger. A report on the progress of the activities was also due for submission to the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau. At the time of preparation of the present working document, however, the Centre has not received such a report.

During a private visit to Ksar Ait Ben Haddou carried out in August 2001, the same expert, author of the first report, found that the above-mentioned actions had not been completed and that a Management Plan for the site had not been prepared. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


The Bureau may wish to adopt the following decision:

The Bureau may wish to examine new information that may be available at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.