1.         Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia) (C 95bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1979

Criteria  (i)(iii)(iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   1991-1998

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/95/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1985-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 129,010
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/95/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/95/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1991. The Committee examined at its eighteenth session a state of conservation report and approved an amount of US$50,000 for setting up in the Old City a documentation centre and coordination unit for the restoration work done after the damage caused by the bombardments. Work is currently being done by the local and national authorities, in cooperation with the Centre and other partners, in organizing such a unit, training the necessary personnel and purchasing needed equipment.

Action Required

The Bureau requests the Secretariat to monitor the implementation of the assistance and to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its nineteenth session.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

At its nineteenth session, the Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat about the progress made in the setting up of a documentation centre and coordination unit for the restoration works in the Old City and the Secretariat's cooperation with the national and local authorities in training the necessary personnel and purchasing equipment for this unit. It requested the Secretariat to monitor the implementation of the assistance and to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its nineteenth session. The Bureau recommended the Committee to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Since then, the Croatian National Commission for UNESCO informed the Secretariat that due to the recurrent attacks of this summer, the setting up of the documentation and coordination unit was slowed down and that the meeting of the experts on Dubrovnik's future tourism and development which was planned for August 1995 had to be postponed until 1996.

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

The Bureau may wish to recommend the Committee to adopt the following:

"The Committee, having taken note of the difficulties which hindered the execution of the programme for which it had approved funds in 1994, requests the Secretariat to continue monitoring its implementation and to present a progress report to the Bureau at its twentieth session. The Committee decided to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger."

Decision Adopted: 19 BUR VI.21

The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat about the progress made in the setting up of a documentation centre and coordination unit for the restoration works in the Old City and the Secretariat's cooperation with the national and local authorities in training the necessary personnel and purchasing equipment for this unit. It requested the Secretariat to monitor the implementation of the assistance and to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its nineteenth session. The Bureau recommended the Committee to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Adopted: 19 COM VII.C.1.27

VII.27 Old city of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

The Committee, having taken note of the difficulties which hindered the execution of the programme for which it had approved funds in 1994, requested the Secretariat to continue monitoring its implementation and to present a progress report to the Bureau at its twentieth session. The Committee decided to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.