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Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic
Factors affecting the property in 2005*
  • Housing
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management activities
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Hurricane in 1999 (issue resolved)
  • Urban Pressure
  • Tourism Pressure
  • Lack of capacity in conservation techniques
  • Lack of management mechanism (including legislation)
  • Lack of presentation and interpretation
  • Lack of institution coordination
  • Inappropriate conversion of historic houses in the city centre to accommodate tourism-related functions.
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2005
Requests approved: 3 (from 1990-2000)
Total amount approved : 82,207 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2005

At the time of the drafting of the present report (April 2005), the Secretariat had not received a report from the State Party.  

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2005
29 COM 7B.93
Colonial City of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.113 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Regrets that no information has been provided by the State Party of the Dominican Republic, as requested in the abovementionned Decision;

4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2006 a report on the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006).

Draft Decision:  29 COM 7B.93

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.              Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.113 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3.              Regrets that no information has been provided by the State Party, as requested in its Decision of 2004;

4.              Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide a State of Conservation report by 1 February 2006 for examination by the Committee at its 30th session in 2006.

Report year: 2005
Dominican Republic
Date of Inscription: 1990
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
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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