1.         Henderson Island (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) (N 487)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1988

Criteria  (vii)(x)

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/487/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1990-1990)
Total amount approved: USD 8,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/487/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/487/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The State Party provided an up-date in response to the Committee’s request, and informed the Centre of the following: The Henderson Management Plan has been in existence for a number of years but has yet to be finalised. The State Party informed the Centre that no significant work has been carried out on the Henderson Management Plan since the last meeting of the World Heritage Committee. This is largely due to difficulties in getting to the Island and other priorities within the community. Preparation of a final version of the Management Plan has been agreed with the Island Council and community.

Until the end of 2002, Pitcairn enjoyed an irregular but fixed-date service from P&O container ships. Unfortunately though, sailings never seemed to coincide with the availability of the environmentalists responsible for finalising the Management Plan. The container ship service has now stopped and has been replaced by a charter service, which has been set up to transport official visitors to and from the Island. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 27 COM 7B.22

The World Heritage Committee [13],

1. Recalls that the State Party was to implement, as a matter of urgency, the 1995 Management Plan for this property, with provision for its on-going improvement (based on input received and lessons learnt);

2. Requests the State Party to provide a copy of the management plan to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[13]  Decision adopted following written amendments proposed by the State Party.