1.         Sun Temple, Konârak (India) (C 246)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1984

Criteria  (i)(iii)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/246/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1986-1997)
Total amount approved: USD 49,500
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/246/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

February 2000: ICOMOS mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/246/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2002

Main issues:

Need for comprehensive management plan to avoid illegal encroachment and ad-hoc construction.

New information:

Following an ICOMOS monitoring mission to the site undertaken in February 2000, the Bureau, at its 24th extraordinary session, reiterated its request made previously to the State Party to urgently prepare a Comprehensive Management Plan to mitigate potential threats caused by illegal encroachment and ad-hoc construction in the areas surrounding the site, and requested the Secretariat to assist the State Party in mobilising international technical expertise and co-operation as required and appropriate. The report from the State Party on the progress made in developing the Plan and on the measures taken in favour of the conservation and development of this site has not been submitted to date.

Action Required

The Bureau reiterates its previous requests to the State Party to report on the progress made in developing the Plan and on the measures taken in favour of the conservation and development of Konarak. The Bureau encourages the authorities responsible for the conservation and management of the property to submit an international assistance request for elaborating a Comprehensive Management Plan to mitigate potential threats caused by illegal encroachment and ad-hoc construction in the areas surrounding the site.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2002

N/A

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

N/A

Decision Adopted: 26 COM 21B.51

The World Heritage Committee,

Takes note of the state of conservation report and the decision of the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraph XII, 87 and the additional information provided by the State Party at this session.

Decision Adopted: 26 BUR XII.87

XII.87    The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation of this World Heritage property presented in document WHC-02/CONF.201/11Rev.  It reiterated its previous requests to the State Party to report on the progress made in developing a comprehensive management plan and on the measures taken in favour of the conservation and development of Konarak. The Bureau encouraged the authorities responsible for the conservation and management of the property to submit an international assistance request to elaborate the Plan for the mitigation of potential threats caused by illegal encroachment and ad-hoc construction in the areas surrounding the site.