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Old City of Dubrovnik

Croatia
Factors affecting the property in 1998*
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Armed conflict (issue resolved);
  • Need to extend the buffer zone;
  • Earthquake in September 1995 (issue resolved).
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1998
Requests approved: 6 (from 1985-1994)
Total amount approved : 129,010 USD
Missions to the property until 1998**

November 1995: fact-finding mission

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1998

The Committee at its twenty-first session decided to defer the examination of the state of conservation of Dubrovnik and requested the Croatian authorities to submit a report on the state of conservation by 15 April 1998 for examination by the twenty-second session of the Bureau.

At the time of the preparation of this document, no such report had been received.

Action Required

The Bureau, based on additional information that may be available at the time of the twenty-second session of the Bureau, may recommend appropriate actions to the consideration of the State Party and the Committee.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1998

The Bureau at its twenty-second ordinary session examined a substantive state of conservation report on the state of conservation of Dubrovnik that was submitted by the Croatian authorities. ICOMOS informed the Bureau that it was greatly impressed by the restoration works undertaken in Dubrovnik and strongly supported the request made by Croatia to delete Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1998

The Bureau, with great satisfaction decided to recommend the Committee to delete the Old City of Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1998
22 BUR V.A.15
Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

The Secretariat informed the Bureau that the Croatian authorities had submitted a substantive report on the state of conservation of Dubrovnik requesting the Committee to delete the Old City of Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger. ICOMOS informed the Bureau that it was greatly impressed by the restoration works undertaken in Dubrovnik and that it strongly supported the request made by Croatia.

The Bureau congratulated the Croatian authorities on the progress made in the restoration and rehabilitation of the city. With great satisfaction, the Bureau decided to recommend the Committee to delete the Old City of Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

22 COM VII.17
SOC: Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

VII.17 Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

On the basis of a substantive report on the state of conservation of Dubrovnik that was submitted by the Croatian authorities, ICOMOS advised that it was greatly impressed by the restoration works undertaken in Dubrovnik, and strongly supported the request made by Croatia to delete Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Committee, following the recommendation of the Bureau, decided with great satisfaction to delete the Old City of Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger. It congratulated the Croatian authorities for the effective measures taken for the preservation and restoration of this World Heritage site.

It encouraged the authorities to continue and complete the excellent works of restoration and rehabilitation and to give due consideration to risk preparedness in the future planning and management of the city.

22 COM VIII.2
Removals from the List of World Heritage in Danger: Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia) & Wieliczka Salt Mines (Poland)

VIII.2 The Committee recalled that, having examined the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, it had decided to delete the following two properties from the List:

Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

On the basis of a substantive report on the state of conservation submitted by the authorities of Croatia, the positive advice of ICOMOS on the restoration works undertaken and the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to delete the Old City of Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger (see also paragraph VII.17 of this report).

Wieliczka Salt Mines (Poland)

Considering the positive impact of the dehumidifying equipment on the conditions of the historic sculptures, chambers and passages in the Salt Mine, and following ICOMOS' advice, the Committee decided to delete the Wieliczka Salt Mines from the List of World Heritage in Danger (see also paragraph VII.20 of this report).

The Committee may wish to adopt the following:

“The Committee, following the recommendation of the Bureau, decides with great satisfaction to delete the Old City of Dubrovnik from the List of World Heritage in Danger. It congratulates the Croatian authorities for the effective measures taken for the preservation and restoration of this World Heritage site.”

Report year: 1998
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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