1.         City of Valletta (Malta) (C 131)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1980

Criteria  (i)(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/131/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1981-1999)
Total amount approved: USD 21,625
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/131/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

This property has never been reported on under State of conservation reporting; however, the following issues were mentioned in the Periodic Report of 2006

a) Lack of definition of a buffer zone

b) Changes in building heights might alter the city’s skyline

c) Major potential development of the new City Gate and the Opera house

d) Development, visitor/tourism pressures

e) Change of use of resident houses for business

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/131/

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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a)         Heading 8

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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.