1.         Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl (Russian Federation) (C 1170)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2005

Criteria  (ii)(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/1170/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2002-2002)
Total amount approved: USD 9,348
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1170/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

May 2009, February 2012: joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring missions; October 2014: ICOMOS Advisory mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1170/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2018

On 15 January 2018, the State Party submitted a state of conservation report, available at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1170, and which provides information on measures implemented by the State Party in response to the decision adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), as follows:

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

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are of the view that the state of conservation of the property is being adequately addressed by the State Party. The State Party is encouraged to continue with the implementation of all relevant measures and plans, defining appropriate degrees of intervention for each element of the property, in order to prevent any threats to its OUV.

Decision Adopted: 42 COM 7B.101

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Takes note with satisfaction of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties:
    • The Grand Canal (China) (C 1443bis)
    • Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey (Germany) (C 1447)
    • Historic Centre of the City of Yaroslavl (Russian Federation) (C 1170)
  3. Encourages the States Parties concerned to pursue their efforts to ensure the conservation of World Heritage properties;
  4. Recalling the benefits to States Parties of systematically utilizing Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in the review of development projects, encourages States Parties to integrate the EIA/HIA processes into legislation, planning mechanisms and management plans, and reiterates its recommendation to States Parties to use these tools in assessing projects, including assessment of cumulative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of properties, as early as possible and before any final decision is taken;
  5. Reminds the States Parties concerned to inform the World Heritage Centre in due course about any major development project that may negatively impact the Outstanding Universal Value of a property, before any irreversible decisions are made, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines.