Item 15A of the Provisional Agenda: State of conservation of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger
In accordance with paragraphs 92-93 of the current Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, the Secretariat and Advisory Bodies submit herewith reports on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Where appropriate, the Secretariat or the Advisory Bodies will provide additional information during the session of the Committee.
Decision required: The Committee is requested to examine the following state of conservation reports. The Committee may wish to adopt the draft decision presented at the end of each state of conservation report.
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1. Information on the state of conservation of seventeen natural and eighteen cultural properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger is submitted to the Committee to facilitate the “review at regular intervals [of] the state of property on the List of World Heritage in Danger” as foreseen in paragraph 92 of the current Operational Guidelines. 2. At its 27thsession (June/July 2003, Paris), the Committee examined the state of conservation of the eighteen natural and fourteen cultural properties. The Committee’s decisions and recommendations with regard to each site were transmitted by the Centre to the concerned States Parties.
3. Responses from the States Parties and new information that has become available on the state of conservation of the properties since the conclusion of the 27th session of the Committee were reviewed and summarized by the Centre and the Advisory Bodies and are herewith submitted for examination by the Committee.
4. The Committee is requested to examine the reports of seventeen natural and eighteen cultural properties provided herein and take appropriate decisions in accordance with paragraph 93 of the current Operational Guidelines, which reads as follows:
“On the basis of these regular reviews, the Committee shall decide, in consultation with the State Party concerned whether:
additional measures are required to conserve the property;
to delete the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger if the property is no longer under threat;
to consider the deletion of the property from both the List of World Heritage in Danger and the World Heritage List if the property has deteriorated to the extent that it has lost those characteristics which determined its inclusion in the World Heritage List, in accordance with the procedure set out in paragraphs 46 to 56 above.”
5. To facilitate the work of the Committee, a standard format has been used for all state of conservation reports as follows:
Name of property (State Party) (Identification number)
Year of inscription on the World Heritage List and on the List of World Heritage in Danger, respectively;
International assistance provided from the World Heritage Fund to the property to date;
Previous deliberations: Reference is made to relevant paragraph numbers from the Reports of the 26th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee, the 26th ordinary session of the Committee (June, Budapest 2002) and the 27th ordinary session of the Committee (June/July, Paris, 2003). In order to limit the length of this working document to a minimum number of pages, texts from this and other previous reports have not been repeated in this document);