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Decision 38 COM 7B.52
Historic Centre of Agadez (Niger) (C 1268)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.22, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Commends the State Party for the actions it has undertaken in response to the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations at the time of inscription to continue the inventory of built and intangible heritage, to promote the use of restoration standards, to monitor the results of the recently introduced policy to ban the use of non-traditional materials, and to pay particular attention to the situation of inappropriate advertisements inside the property and buffer zone;
  4. Also commends the State Party for initiating procedures to engage and raise the population’s awareness about the conservation of the property, to transmit knowhow concerning traditional construction practices, to address the issue of rare traditional wood species, and to pay more attention to the question of sanitation;
  5. Congratulates the State Party for its efforts to include local communities - and especially youth and women - in the conservation of the property; and encourages the State Party to develop a sustainable tourism management plan;
  6. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, to more fully respond to the World Heritage Committee’s request to describe in a unified and practical form the indicators for monitoring the property and the results of their application;
  7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2015, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Decision Code
38 COM 7B.52
Conservation, Reports
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2014 Historic Centre of Agadez
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision