State of conservation
Article 4 of the World Heritage Convention refers to the conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and indicates that each
“State Party to this Convention recognizes that the duty of ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage referred to in Articles 1 and 2 and situated on its territory, belongs primarily to that State. It will do all it can to this end, to the utmost of its own resources and, where appropriate, with any international assistance and co-operation, in particular, financial, artistic, scientific and technical, which it may be able to obtain.”
Online Information System
The Online Information System is a comprehensive and integrated database on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties since1979 and the factors* affecting their Outstanding Universal Value. This state of conservation database is integrated with all the other World Heritage Centre databases on Nominations, International Assistance, States Parties information, statutory documentation, World Heritage Committee’s decisions, etc.
It includes an advanced search form per property, per region, per State Party, per year, per type of threat, etc.
In terms of monitoring, the state of conservation Information System highly contributes to the institutional memory of the World Heritage Convention and facilitates well-informed and consistent decision-making. It assists States Parties to improve mitigation measures to better protect their properties.
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The State of conservation Online Information System project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Flanders Government. Its continuous support in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention is greatly appreciated.