Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1980
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/15/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 2,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/15/assistance/
UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Total amount provided to the property: The amount of USD 1,491,600 was provided for the “Aksum Archaeological Site Improvement Project: Preparatory studies for the re-erection of the Obelisk and capacity building for archaeological conservation” - Phase 1.
Previous monitoring missions
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre conducted four missions to Aksum in October 2005, January, February and April 2006.
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
a) Inexistence of the delimitation of this serial site;
b) Lack of conservation and management plans;
c) Lack of appropriate urban and architectural legislation;
d) Lack of cartography, documentation and equipment.
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/15/
Current conservation issues
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B,
2. Recalling Decision
2. Heading 7
a) Heading 8
(i) Heading 9
2. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2017, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session in 2018.