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Decision 32 COM 7B.53
Island of Saint-Louis (Senegal) (C 956 bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3. Takes note of the actions taken by the State Party to improve the state of conservation of the property;

4. Takes note of the advancement achieved in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2006 World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / ICCROM mission as set out in Decision 30 COM 7B.37;

5. Considers that the property continues to be seriously threatened and encourages the State Party to ensure that no rehabilitation or other interventions affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

6. Urges the State Party to implement the management plan (Safeguarding and Enhancement Plan) which has just been adopted as a Presidential decree;

7. Encourages the State Party to coordinate the support of international partners in order to address the key recommendations of the World Heritage Committee;

8. Requests the State Party to urgently appoint a site manager for the property;

9. Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

10. Further requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / ICCROM Reactive Monitoring mission to examine the state of conservation of the property, to develop capacity building and determine if it is under ascertained or potential threats, as defined by Paragraph 179 of the Operational Guidelines;

11. Requests moreover the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009, a report on the progress made to improve the property's state of conservation, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

Decision Code
32 COM 7B.53
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2008 Island of Saint-Louis
Decisions Adopted at the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Quebec City, 2008)
Context of Decision