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Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor

Montenegro
Factors affecting the property in 2002*
  • Earthquake
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Earthquake in 1979
  • Complete review of the current state of conservation is needed (unclear state of recovery efforts following the 1979 earthquake when nearly 70% of the monuments were destroyed)
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2002
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 2002**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2002

A meeting between the Centre and the Permanent Delegation of Yugoslavia took place in February 2002 concerning the state of conservation of Kotor and to review the situation of the site with regard to an eventual deletion of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2002
26 COM 21A.17
Natural and Cultural-Historical Region of Kotor (Yugoslavia)
The World Heritage Committee,

1. Notes that preliminary consultations took place between the Centre and the State Party concerning the state of conservation of Kotor;

2. Requests the authorities to invite a UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to evaluate the restoration of the site and its current state of conservation;

3. Requests the mission to provide a recommendation as to whether or not the site could be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at its 27th session in June/July 2003.

The Committee may wish to adopt the following decision:

 

“The Committee notes that preliminary consultations took place between the Centre and the State Party concerning the state of conservation of Kotor and requests the authorities to invite an UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to evaluate the restoration of the site and its current state of conservation. The Committee requests the mission to provide a recommendation as to whether or not the site could be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 27th session of the Committee in 2003.”

 

Report year: 2002
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 26COM (2002)
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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