Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1979
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger 1979-2003
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/125/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 20,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/125/assistance/
UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/125/
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1979
1. The Yugoslav authorities have proposed the inscription of the Kotor natural, cultural and historical region on the World Heritage List and on the List of World Heritage in Danger and have requested the Secretariat to submit their proposal to the Bureau at its third session for its consideration.
2. The nomination of Kotor to the World Heritage List has been translated and reproduced and is submitted to the Bureau. The Secretariat has transmitted this nomination to ICOMOS for evaluation.
3. With respect to the proposal tc inscribe Kotor on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the Yugoslav authorities communicated a dossier to the Secretariat at the beginning of 0ctober 1979, which describes the damage caused to Kotor by the earthquake which struck the whole Montenegro region in April 1979 and provides details on the work that is necessary. This dossier has been transmitted to ICOMOS for comments and is submitted to the Bureau for its consideration (since the dossier was received very late it has not been possible to translate it).
4 It is recalled that Article 11(4) of the Convention stipules that the Committee shall establish, keep up to date and publish, whenever circumstances shall so require, under the title of '"List of World 'Heritage in Danger", a list of the property appearing in the World Heritage List for the conservation of which major operations are necessary and for which assistance has been requested under this Convention. The Secretariat informed the Yugoslav authorities that, according to the terms of the Convention, a technical co-operation request was a pre-requisite for the inclusion of Kotor on the List of World Heritage in Danger. To date, no request for assistance under the Convention for the site of Kotor has been received from the Yugoslav authorities.
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
Decision Adopted: 03BUR XI.19
The Bureau decided to recommend that this site be entered on the two lists provided that the Committee agreed with a special procedure for the emergency inscription of properties on the World Heritage List.
The Bureau decided that the technical cooperation request should be examined after the Committee had taken decisions on the above mentioned matters.
Decision Adopted: 03COM XII.46
The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the following 45 properties:
No. Name of property / State Party
19 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region / Ethiopia
20 Ancient City of Damascus Syrian / Arab Republic
The Committee noted the reservation expressed by ICOMOS concerning the threat to the site from rapid urban development.
31 Auschwitz concentration camp / Poland
The Committee decided to enter Auschwitz concentration camp on the List as a unique site and to restrict the inscription of other sites of a similar nature.
33 Bialowieza National Park / Poland
34 Forts and Castles, Volta Greater Accra,Central and Western Regions / Ghana
36 Medina of Tunis / Tunisia
37 Site of Carthage / Tunisia
38 Amphitheatre of El Jem / Tunisia
39 Ngorongoro conservation area / Tanzania
42 Boyana Church / Bulgaria
43 Madara Rider / Bulgaria
44 Thracian tomb of Kazanlak / Bulgaria
45 Rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo / Bulgaria
58 Urnes Stave Church / Norway
59 Bryggen / Norway
63 Virunga national park / Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo)
64 Tikal national park / Guatemala
The Committee learned of a tourism development project in the park and expressed the hope that the planned construction would not jeopardize the cultural and natural value of the site.
65 Antigua Guatemala / Guatemala
71 Dinosaur provincial park / Canada
72 Kluane national Park, Wrangell-
St. Elias National monument / Canada & USA
75 Grand Canyon national park / USA
76 Everglades national park / USA
78 Independence Hall / USA
80 Mont St-Michel and its Bay / France
81 Chartres Cathedral / France
83 Palace and Park of Versailles / France
84 Vezelay, Church and Hill / France
85 Decorated grottoes of the Vezere Valley / France
86 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur / Egypt
The Committee took note of the ICOMOS proposal that a safeguarding plan for the environment of the pyramids should be drawn up.
87 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis / Egypt
88 The Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae / Egypt
89 Islamic Cairo / Egypt
Note was taken of the concern expressed by ICOMOS at the problems involved in safeguarding this site.
90 Abu Mena / Egypt
94 Rock drawings in Valcamonica / Italy
95 Old City of Dubrovnik / Yugoslavia
96 Stari Ras and Sopocani / Yugoslavia
97 Historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian / Yugoslavia
98 Plitvice lakes national park / Yugoslavia
99 Lake Ohrid (that part which lies in Yugoslavia) / Yugoslavia
The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the List in view of the assurances received concerning the integrity of the Lake as a whole.
113 Tchogha Zanbil / Iran
114 Persepolis / Iran
115 Meidan-e Shah Esfahan / Iran
120 Sagarmatha National Park / Nepal
121 Kathmandu Valley / Nepal
125 Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor / Yugoslavia
Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee decided to enter this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger as requested by the State Part concerned.
Decision Adopted: 03COM XVII..b).60
Note was taken of the request from Yugoslavia for emergency assistance, in the form of equipment and consultant services, for the Natural and Culturo-historical region of Kotor. However, the Committee felt that further information should be made available on the equipment required and decided to grant in the first instance $20,000 for consultant services.