1.         Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) (N 355)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1986

Criteria  (vii)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger    1999-2001

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/355/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/355/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

March 1999: IUCN mission 

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/355/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The Committee at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) removed Iguaçu National Park from the List of World Heritage in Danger and requested a UNESCO / IUCN joint mission to take place in 2002 / 2003 to prepare a status report for submission to the 27th session of the Committee in June 2003. UNESCO and IUCN have not yet received an invitation from the State Party but are willing to cooperate with the State Party in order to plan and undertake such a mission at a suitable time in 2003. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 27 COM 7B.23

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalls its request for a UNESCO/IUCN joint mission to prepare a status report on the property in time for its 27th session in 2003 (25 COM VIII.5);

2. Regrets that the Brazilian authorities did not invite the mission prior to its 27th session;

3. Encourages the State Party of Brazil to co-operate with the State Party of Argentina towards the joint management of the two World Heritage properties;

4. Welcomes the invitation by the State Party for a UNESCO/IUCN joint mission in time to provide a report taking into account all issues in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.