1.         Historic Centre of Sighi┼čoara (Romania) (C 902)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1999

Criteria  (iii)(v)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/902/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2004-2004)
Total amount approved: USD 20,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/902/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

UNESCO/ICOMOS mission in 2002;

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.

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/902/

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).

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 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 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).