State of Conservation (SOC)
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta (2003)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:70,500USD
|1999|| Study and Development of the Mtskheta Heritage and Tourist Master ...
Reapproval: 05 Feb, 2001 (n°1374 - 35,000 USD)
|1999||Implementation of the Masterplan for Mtskheta, Georgia||19,000 USD|
|1997||Launching of a rehabilitation programme for Mtskheta||16,500 USD|
2001: UNESCO/ICOMOS mission for the UNDP-SPPD project
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Critical conditions of particularly two archaeological sites (issue resolved)
- Buildings constructed on the Samtavros Veli site
- Degradation and construction projects at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Current conservation issues
The World Heritage Committee strongly urged the State Party of Georgia to provide, before 1 September 2002, a report on the on-going constructions and degradations at the site and requested that the authorities invite a UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to the site. To date no report has been received and pending the official invitation by the authorities, the experts identified by ICOMOS and the Centre were not able to undertake this mission.
Link to the decision
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Recalling the decision taken at the 26th session of the Committee in 2002 (26 COM 21 (b) 46), to carry out a mission to the property and for a report to be provided by the State Party,
2. Reminds the State Party of its responsibilities as described in Article 6 of the World Heritage Convention to ensure the preservation and conservation of World Heritage properties;
3. Urgently requests the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and the State Party to work closely together to ensure timely organisation of a joint mission and for a detailed report to be completed in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.
Draft Decision: 27 COM 7 (b) 62
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Recalling the decision taken at the 26th session of the Committee (26 COM 21 (b) 46), to carry out a mission to the site and for a report to be provided by the State Party,
2. Reminds the Georgian authorities of their responsibilities under the World Heritage Convention as described in Article 6 of the World Heritage Convention, to ensure the preservation and conservation of sites,
3. Urgently requests the Centre and the State Party to work closely to ensure timely organization of the joint mission and a detailed report to be provided by the State Party before 1 February 2004 for examination at its 28th session.
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2009
Threats to the Site:
a) Lack of a management mechanism;
b) Privatisation of surrounding land;
c) Loss of authenticity of some components due to restoration works conducted with unacceptable methods
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”).