State of Conservation (SOC)
Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower (2002)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:15,000USD
|1998||Preparation of nomination file for the Walled City of Baku with ...||15,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
During a mission to Azerbaijan, a staff member of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Division noted that a number of the Old City's heritage buildings and houses have recently been demolished and replaced by new structures. The Centre transmitted this information to the authorities for review and to ICOMOS for comments. No reply has been received at the time of the preparation of this document.
Analysis and Conclusion
The World Heritage Committee,
Link to the decision
1. Welcomes the invitation by the national authorities for a joint UNESCO - ICOMOS mission to be undertaken to the site as soon as possible;2. Requests that a report of the mission be presented for examination by the Committee at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
The Committee may wish to adopt the following decision:
“The Committee urges the State Party to provide a report on the situation and to invite a mission to the site to review the state of conservation of the Old City of Baku and any threats to its World Heritage values”.
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2003 -2009
Threats to the Site:
The site sustained significant damage during the earthquake of November 2000 and is increasingly affected by the pressure of urban development, the absence of conservation policies and by dubious restoration efforts.
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”).