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Historic Centre of Sighişoara

Romania
Factors affecting the property in 2005*
  • Financial resources
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    Deterioration of the monuments in general and the fortification in particular

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Drakula Park project; Deterioration of the monuments in general and the fortification in particular; lack of protection and maintenance measures, local responsibilities, and financial strategy.

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2005
Requests approved: 1 (from 2004-2004)
Total amount approved : 20,000 USD
2004 Revitalisation du Centre Historique de Sighisoara (Approved)   20,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2005**

UNESCO/ICOMOS mission in 2002;

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2005

The State Party is currently preparing a Management Plan for the property with financial assistance from the World Heritage Fund.  This forms a part of the larger integrated conservation project aimed at revitalising the Historic Centre of Sighisoara. 

The International Conference for the Integrated Development of Sighisoara and the Saxon Villages of Transylvania was organised by the Mihai Eminescu Trust and UNDP on 15 and 16 November 2004 (Sighisoara, Romania).  In emphasizing themes such as the need for sustainable development and capacity building, the International Conference discussed a number of development projects concerning the World Heritage property.

At the time of the preparation of this document, the State Party had not submitted a state of conservation report as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004).

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2005
29 COM 7B.82
Historic Centre of Sighişoara (Romania)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.94, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Regrets that the State Party of Romania did not submit a state of conservation report and notes that a report on the property is due with Section II of the European Periodic Reporting to be examined in 2006;

4. Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2007 with an updated report in order for the World Heritagewith an updated report in order for the World Heritage Committee to examine the state of conservation of the property at its 31st session (2007).

Draft Decision:29 COM 7B.82

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2.  Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.94, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3.  Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report and notes that a report on the property is due with Section II of the European Periodic Reporting to be examined in 2006;

4.  Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2007 in order for the World Heritage Committee to examine the state of conservation of the property at its 31st session in 2007. 

Report year: 2005
Romania
Date of Inscription: 1999
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(v)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 29COM (2005)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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