1.         Brasilia (Brazil) (C 445)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (i)(iv)

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/445/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1997-2000)
Total amount approved: USD 42,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/445/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

November 2001: joint UNESCO / ICOMOS monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/445/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

On 25 April 2003, the Secretariat received reports from the State Party concerning measures taken since November 2001 to improve protection, conservation and management of the site. On 10 January 2002, an Environmental Protection Area (Area de Protecao Ambiental, APA) was declared by Presidential Decree.  This Decree aims to protect water sources on the Central Plateau, in the Federal District and the State of Goiás, and thereby guide rational use of natural resources and the protection of environmental and cultural heritage in the region. This measure is very important as the federal authority is now responsible for environmental protection of the region. The November 2001 joint UNESCO-ICOMOS monitoring mission recommended, among other measures, that a Master Plan for the protected area be prepared and adopted that fully recognizes and ensures the preservation of the values of the city. In order to meet this recommendation, the GDF (Government of the Federal District) has prepared a planning process, based on workshops held in April, May and October 2002, that encompasses eight phases, from raising awareness in the official administration and civil society to the elaboration of a strategy for the implementation of the plan in question. 

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


Decision Adopted: 27 COM 7B.85

The World Heritage Committee [51],

1. Takes note of the report transmitted by the State Party;

2. Commends the Brazilian authorities for their commitment towards the preservation of this modern city in development, which could set standards for similar properties around the world;

3. Encourages the further development and implementation of the Master Plan and the continued involvement of all relevant levels of authority, professional organizations and different sectors of society in the ongoing process of protection and management of the city;

4. Requests that the State Party submit a progress report with the design, adoption and implementation of the Master 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.

[51]  Decision adopted without discussion.