State of Conservation (SOC)
Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa (2001)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:75,000USD
|2001||Consolidation and restoration of the Cathedral of Arequipa||75,000 USD|
July and August 2001: 2 expert mission to the site
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The State Party sent a report on the “Evaluation of damages in the Historical Centre of Arequipa, following the 23 June 2001 earthquake and a draft reconstruction plan”.
The emergency assistance approved by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth session is being fully implemented and thee first mission of an expert in rehabilitation and restoration, Ms. Dora Arízaga, was undertaken in July 2001. This aim of this mission was to assist the Municipality of Arequipa in revising the Master Plan in the light of the new situation, setting priority projects, defining a mechanism for the implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitationactivities in the Historical Centre, and assist the authorities in the formulation of a first project profile to be submitted to the IDB. Ms Arízaga carried out a second mission in August 2001, to examine the draft law for the creation of “The Reconstruction Fund for the Historical Centre and Monumental Area of Arequipa”, as well as to advise on the formulation of the emergency and urban reconstruction programme of Arequipa. A consolidated report should be ready by the end of September. The national and municipal authorities have expressed their appreciation for the expert mission.
ICCROM provided immediate assistance by sending two experts from Chile in June 2001, to assist the Municipality of Arequipa’s conservation laboratory for the safeguarding of the movable objects from the damaged monuments.
Assistance has also been provided to the Municipality of Arequipa from the Italian Government, the Spanish International Co-operation Agency and the City of Paris.
Analysis and Conclusion
Link to the decision
(iv) Emergency Assistance
Peru - "Consolidation and restoration of the Cathedral of Arequipa"
VII.37 The Bureau approved this request for an amount of US$ 75,000, and requested the Secretariat that the assistance be implemented through the UNESCO Representative in Lima who should be requested to release funds on the basis of detailed budget and work-plans and who should carefully monitor and report on the execution of the works.
The Bureau may wish to examine information that may be available at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.
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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”).