Republic of Mauritius launches a Local Economic Development Plan for Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage property; Unesco

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Mauritius – Aapravasi Ghat

The Republic of Mauritius received International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund to elaborate a Local Economic Development Plan for Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage property.

The grant followed a request from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the State Party of Mauritius to take necessary action to prevent the demolition of historical buildings in the Buffer Zone of the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property, as well as to put in place mechanisms that ensure integrated management of the area.

The project, managed by the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, was initiated in May 2014 and ended in September 2016. The elaboration of the Local Economic Development Plan was guided by the UNESCO 2011 Recommendation for the Historic Urban Landscape along with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 to ‘Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’.

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