1.         Ancient City of Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic) (C 20bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1979

Criteria  (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   2013-present

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/20/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1981-2001)
Total amount approved: USD 156,050
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/20/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount allocated to the property: USD 10,000 from the Italian Funds-in-Trust

Previous monitoring missions

March and December 2007: Word Heritage Centre missions for the King Faisal Street project; April 2008: Joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Poor state of conservation;

b) Inappropriate restoration techniques;

c) Lack of a buffer zone;

d) Lack of a management plan.

e) Development projects threatening the significant historic fabric. 

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/20/

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

2.         Heading 7

a)         Heading 8

(i)         Heading 9

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.