The Marquesas Islands’ application for Unesco World Heritage status was presented on Tuesday 18 October to the members of the French World Heritage Committee (CFPM) meeting in Paris. The CFPM appreciated the presentation, which was described as “very beautiful and moving”.
This fourth and final hearing before the CFPM was an opportunity to present the management plan. It is the culmination of intense work begun in October 2017 with the support of the Polynesian Ministry of Culture and Environment. Once the dossier has been submitted, Unesco will then have a year and a half to study it and organise an evaluation mission in the field. It is only at the end of this evaluation cycle that the institution will take the decision to inscribe the Marquesas Islands on the World Heritage List.