1.         Churches of Chilo√© (Chile) (C 971)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2000

Criteria  (ii)(iii)

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/971/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2002-2002)
Total amount approved: USD 50,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/971/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Important damage caused by the winds

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/971/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The Secretariat received a report on 30 April 2003 with updated information on the actions foreseen for 2003. The report provides information concerning the fundraising efforts undertaken in 2002 and 2003. During 2002, planning for future interventions started on the Church of Cholo and on the tower of the Church of Chonchi. Materials have been acquired for the work foreseen in 2003. During 2003, the Direction of Architecture allocated a sum of US$ 140,000 for the restoration of the Churches. Priorities have been established: first interventions will take place in Chonchi and Colo; secondly in Ichuac and Aldachildo and thirdly in Vilupulli and San Juan. For 2003, the following interventions have been foreseen: construction of a centre for keeping restoration materials;  construction of a visitor centre in Ancud;  relaunching of the programme “School of carpenters”;  restoring intervention for the churches included in the World Heritage List (still to be defined). 

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


Decision Adopted: 27 COM 7B.88

The World Heritage Committee [53],

1. Strongly recommends that the State Party define and implement a detailed restoration plan for the Churches included on the World Heritage List;

2. Requests the State Party to submit a detailed report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the work carried out in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[53]  Decision adopted without discussion.