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Decision 44 COM 7B.42
Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia) (C 95ter)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/21/44.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 42 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018),
  3. Notes the measures being taken by the State Party to address the Committee’s previous requests to mitigate the threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, including new urban development plans and agreements directed at improved tourism management;
  4. Also notes progress achieved with the development of the Management Plan and related conservation and management documents, and requests the State Party to finalize and submit the following documents to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies:
    1. The Conservation Plan for the Historic Core of Dubrovnik,
    2. The Management Plan, including Risk Assessment Plan,
    3. The Sustainable Tourism Development and Carrying Capacity project,
    4. The Interpretation Strategy,
    5. The monitoring report on Orlando’s column;
  5. Reiterates its previous requests to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre comprehensive project details, including Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) undertaken in accordance with the 2011 ICOMOS Guidance on HIAs for Cultural World Heritage properties for the repair works, which have been undertaken for the sewer system, and the proposed Bosanka 2 project (if and when it proceeds), for review by the Advisory Bodies, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit a report on actions arising from the Memoranda of Understanding between the City of Dubrovnik and The Cruise Lines International Association and between the City of Dubrovnik and the Global Sustainable Council;
  7. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2022, 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 46th session.
Decision Code
44 COM 7B.42
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2021 Old City of Dubrovnik
Decisions adopted at the 44th extended session of the World Heritage Committee
Context of Decision