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Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property and progress in the implementation of the measures recommended in the April 2010 mission report, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.


Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region (Sudan) (C 1073)

Year of inscription on the List of World Heritage 2003

Criteria (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

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

Previous Committee Decisions 27 COM 8C.31

International Assistance Total amount provided to the property: USD 68,900 for Technical Assistance.

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports


Deterioration as a result of exposure to difficult environmental conditions such as wind with sand and floods;

  • b)

    Urban encroachment;

  • c)

    Absence of a management plan with government commitment.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1073

Current conservation issues

Upon a request from the World Heritage Centre, due to information received concerning threats affecting the property, the State Party submitted a detailed report on 21 March 2010 prepared by the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM), addressing the following issues:

a) Management plan

The report notes that at the time of inscription, the World Heritage Committee requested the State Party to finalise the Management plan and draw up a conservation programme with priorities, budget, appropriate staff and timelines. Such a plan was prepared with the assistance of UNESCO experts and officially endorsed in 2009 by the Sudanese authorities. However, it appears that the NCAM does not have the means to ensure the implementation of the Management plan.

b) Buffer zone The report notes that the property has been mapped and the buffer zone established.

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 112

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