1.         Old City of Sana'a (Yemen) (C 385)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1986

Criteria  (iv)(v)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   2015-present

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/385/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1990-1990)
Total amount approved: USD 13,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/385/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

1989: various UNESCO missions

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

New buildings; Increasing number of dilapidated buildings

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/385/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1991

As a result of activities financed by extrabudgetary sources, such as UNDP or funds collected under international safeguarding campaigns, the Secretariat has obtained information on the work carried out or projects pending in some of the sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.

Thus, for the Old City of Sana'a (Yemen) on which a report has been submitted to the Committee at its previous session, twenty-four restoration projects have been developed within the framework of the international safeguarding campaign. Details are given in a brochure published by UNDP and UNESCO and put at the disposal of Committee members. 


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


No draft Decision