1.         Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower (Azerbaijan) (C 958)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2000

Criteria  (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/958/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1998-1998)
Total amount approved: USD 15,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/958/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/958/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2002

During a mission to Azerbaijan, a staff member of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Division noted that a number of the Old City's heritage buildings and houses have recently been demolished and replaced by new structures. The Centre transmitted this information to the authorities for review and to ICOMOS for comments. No reply has been received at the time of the preparation of this document.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 26 COM 21B.36

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Welcomes the invitation by the national authorities for a joint UNESCO - ICOMOS mission to be undertaken to the site as soon as possible;

2. Requests that a report of the mission be presented for examination by the Committee at its 27th session in June/July 2003.