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Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)

Argentina, Brazil
Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    Aggressive natural environment

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 2 (from 1988-1988)
Total amount approved : 30,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1993**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat] 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 COM X
SOC: Jesuit Missions of Guaranis (Argentina/Brazil)

Jesuit Missions of Guaranis (Argentina/Brazil)

The Missions of Guaranis are nowadays used for tourist purposes and research. They are located in an aggressive natural environment. The successful restoration of the Missions on Brazilian territory was almost completed. Regarding the Argentina missions, restoration activities have focused on one mission, San Ignacio Mini. A more global approach was recommended as well as increased sub­regional cooperation. The Brazilian Delegation informed -the Committee that steps towards such cooperation were already being taken by the countries of MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay).

 No draft Decision

Report year: 1993
Argentina Brazil
Date of Inscription: 1983
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 17COM (1993)

* : 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.