1.         Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal) (C 666rev)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1997

Criteria  (iii)(vi)

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/666/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2000-2007)
Total amount approved: USD 70,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount provided to the property: USD 931.606; USD 791.786 from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for 2010 – 2013; 5,000 euros from Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance in 2011; USD 20,000 from Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance in 2010; USD 62.620 from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust in 2009 ; USD 50,000 from Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance in 2008 and USD 7,200 from the Italian Funds-in-Trust in 2006.

Previous monitoring missions

May 2004 and November 2005: World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring missions; April and September 2008: UNESCO Advisory missions; UNESCO expert missions have been sent every year since 2009 in the context of the implementation of specific projects. 

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Lack of a conservation policy and inappropriate management of the property;

b) Impact of the new structure of the Maya Devi Temple (constructed in 2002) on the archaeological remains, as well as on the visual integrity..

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666/

Current conservation issues

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

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Draft Decision: 42 COM 7B.

The World Heritage Committee,

1.         Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B,

2.         Recalling Decision

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2.         Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 44th session in 2020.