1.         Town of Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic) (C 479bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1995

Criteria  (ii)(iv)(v)

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/479/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1994-1998)
Total amount approved: USD 92,242
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/479/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount provided to the property: USD 200,000 (France / UNESCO Cooperation Agreement)

Previous monitoring missions

15-22 February 2005: UNESCO mission; 26 September–7 October 2007: UNESCO / Region Centre / Ville de Chinon international co-operation project mission; 22-28 November, 2007: joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission.  

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Lack of enforcement of the Luang Prabang conservation plan (PSMV) and illegal constructions;

b) Public works (road upgrading and drainage) which may affect the World Heritage values.

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/479/

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

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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.