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Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor

Montenegro
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Housing
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Earthquake; no new information 1979-2003

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 2 (from 1979-1982)
Total amount approved : 70,000 USD
1982 Equipment for the Institute for the Protection of ... (Approved)   50,000 USD
1979 Emergency assistance for the natural and ... (Approved)   20,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2004**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

The World Heritage Committee, at its 27th session, decided to remove the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger and endorsed the proposal for a Round Table in order to involve all stakeholders in the preparation of a management plan for the property.

 

The organisation of the Round Table was made possible with the financial support of the German World Heritage Foundation. The meeting gathered some forty national specialists and was organised by the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Kotor and its staff. The participants in the Round Table concluded that, given the natural and cultural components of the World Heritage site of Kotor, a concept of integrated conservation and protection is recommended. Full attention should be paid to the entire geographic extension of the site, its cultural landscape, as well as consideration of its intangible values. Particular attention should be paid to the threats to its environmental and aesthetic values by uncontrolled urbanisation and infrastructure development. In the field of restoration, revitalisation and re-use of cultural monuments, international standards should be observed concerning authenticity and integrated conservation and protection.

 

On 16 February 2004 the World Heritage Centre received a detailed progress report as requested by the Committee.

 

ICOMOS expressed its appreciation for the fact that the Institute for the Protection of Monuments in Kotor has been requested to coordinate the working group for the development of the management plan, and remarks that the competent authorities provide the Institute with the necessary human resources for carrying out this task.  It also recalled that the State Party provides a legal framework for the management plan. Furthermore, ICOMOS stated that the programme and timeframe for the development of the management plan are appropriate, as is the proposal to organise round tables for each of the development phases. The plan should take into account appropriate measures of territorial and urban planning such as conservation plans for urban areas, guidelines for architectural and landscape restoration, thematic guidelines for developing cultural tourism and revalorise the area (such as data collection on the intangible heritage values of the property, civil and religious traditions). 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
28 COM 15B.78

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Commends the State Party and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Kotor for the excellent organisation of the Round Table on the development of a management plan;

2. Takes note with appreciation of the progress report submitted by the State Party;

3. Encourages the State Party to follow the phases indicated in the progress report for the development of an integrated management plan that takes into account the built heritage, the cultural landscape and the intangible heritage values of the property;

4. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with a detailed report on the development of an integrated management plan and time table for its preparation, adoption and implementation by 1 February 2005 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.

Draft Decision: 28 COM 15B.78

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Commends the State Party and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Kotor for the excellent organisation of the Round Table on the development of a management plan;

2.  Takes note with appreciation of the progress report submitted by the State Party;

3.  Encourages the State Party to follow the phases indicated in the progress report for the development of an integrated management plan that takes into account the built heritage, the cultural landscape and the intangible heritage values of the property;

4.  Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with a detailed report on the development of an integrated management plan and time table for its preparation, adoption and implementation by 1 February 2005 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 29th session in 2005.

Report year: 2004
Montenegro
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Danger List (dates): 1979-2003
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 28COM (2004)
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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