State of Conservation (SOC)
Old City of Dubrovnik (1997)
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:129,010USD
|1994||Contribution to the establishment of a documentation centre in ...||50,000 USD|
|1994||Restoration of mural paintings in the Baroque Festival Palace in ...||8,000 USD|
|1992||Financial contribution to urgent activities for the restoration ...||30,000 USD|
|1992||Financial contribution for the organization of a consultation of ...||19,000 USD|
|1988||Consultation on excavations at Dubrovnik Cathedral||2,000 USD|
|1985||Financial contribution to computer equipment for the Old City of ...||20,010 USD|
November 1995: fact-finding mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Armed conflict;
- Need to extend the buffer zone;
- Earthquake in September 1995
Current conservation issues
The Committee at its twentieth session requested the State Party to submit, by 15 September 1997, an overall state of conservation report, so the Committee may consider whether Dubrovnik could be deleted from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
At the date of preparation of this document no report had been received by the Secretariat.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Committee may wish to examine information that may be available at the time of its session and take appropriate action thereupon.
Link to the decision
VII.26 Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
The Delegate of Croatia informed the Committee that considerable progress had been made in the reconstruction and restoration of Dubrovnik and that an expert committee will meet in January 1998 to review the state of conservation of the city and that the Croatian authorities will inform the Bureau and the Committee of its findings.
The Committee decided to defer the examination of the state of conservation of Dubrovnik and requested the Croatian authorities to submit a report on the state of conservation by 15 April 1998 for examination by the twenty-second session of the Bureau.
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1991 -1998
Threats to the Site:
Noting the state of exceptional emergency caused by the armed conflict, the Committee decided to inscribe the Old City of Dubrovnik on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).