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Old City of Dubrovnik

Croatia
Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Armed conflict;
  • Need to extend the buffer zone
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 6 (from 1985-1994)
Total amount approved : 129,010 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1991. The Committee examined at its eighteenth session a state of conservation report and approved an amount of US$50,000 for setting up in the Old City a documentation centre and coordination unit for the restoration work done after the damage caused by the bombardments. Work is currently being done by the local and national authorities, in cooperation with the Centre and other partners, in organizing such a unit, training the necessary personnel and purchasing needed equipment.

Action Required

The Bureau requests the Secretariat to monitor the implementation of the assistance and to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its nineteenth session.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

At its nineteenth session, the Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat about the progress made in the setting up of a documentation centre and coordination unit for the restoration works in the Old City and the Secretariat's cooperation with the national and local authorities in training the necessary personnel and purchasing equipment for this unit. It requested the Secretariat to monitor the implementation of the assistance and to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its nineteenth session. The Bureau recommended the Committee to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Since then, the Croatian National Commission for UNESCO informed the Secretariat that due to the recurrent attacks of this summer, the setting up of the documentation and coordination unit was slowed down and that the meeting of the experts on Dubrovnik's future tourism and development which was planned for August 1995 had to be postponed until 1996.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1995

The Bureau may wish to recommend the Committee to adopt the following:

"The Committee, having taken note of the difficulties which hindered the execution of the programme for which it had approved funds in 1994, requests the Secretariat to continue monitoring its implementation and to present a progress report to the Bureau at its twentieth session. The Committee decided to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger."

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 BUR VI.21
Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat about the progress made in the setting up of a documentation centre and coordination unit for the restoration works in the Old City and the Secretariat's cooperation with the national and local authorities in training the necessary personnel and purchasing equipment for this unit. It requested the Secretariat to monitor the implementation of the assistance and to present a progress report to the World Heritage Committee at its nineteenth session. The Bureau recommended the Committee to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

19 COM VII.C.1.27
SOC: Old city of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

VII.27 Old city of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

The Committee, having taken note of the difficulties which hindered the execution of the programme for which it had approved funds in 1994, requested the Secretariat to continue monitoring its implementation and to present a progress report to the Bureau at its twentieth session. The Committee decided to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Secretariat recommends the Committee to take note of the written information provided by the Secretariat and to adopt the following:

"The Committee, having taken note of the difficulties which hindered the execution of the programme for which it had approved funds in 1994, requested the Secretariat to continue monitoring its implementation and to present a progress report to the Bureau at its twentieth session. The Committee decided to retain this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger."

 

Report year: 1995
Croatia
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)
Danger List (dates): 1991-1998
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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