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Historical Monuments of Mtskheta

Georgia
Factors affecting the property in 2003*
  • Housing
  • Management activities
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Critical conditions of particularly two archaeological sites (issue resolved)
  • Buildings constructed on the Samtavros Veli site
  • Degradation and construction projects at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2003
Requests approved: 3 (from 1997-1999)
Total amount approved : 70,500 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The World Heritage Committee strongly urged the State Party of Georgia to provide, before 1 September 2002, a report on the on-going constructions and degradations at the site and requested that the authorities invite a UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to the site. To date no report has been received and pending the official invitation by the authorities, the experts identified by ICOMOS and the Centre were not able to undertake this mission.

Issues:

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2003
27 COM 7B.62
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta (Georgia)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalling the decision taken at the 26th session of the Committee in 2002 (26 COM 21 (b) 46), to carry out a mission to the property and for a report to be provided by the State Party,

2. Reminds the State Party of its responsibilities as described in Article 6 of the World Heritage Convention to ensure the preservation and conservation of World Heritage properties;

3. Urgently requests the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and the State Party to work closely together to ensure timely organisation of a joint mission and for a detailed report to be completed in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

Draft Decision: 27 COM 7 (b) 62

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalling the decision taken at the 26th session of the Committee (26 COM 21 (b) 46), to carry out a mission to the site and for a report to be provided by the State Party,

2. Reminds the Georgian authorities of their responsibilities under the World Heritage Convention as described in Article 6 of the World Heritage Convention, to ensure the preservation and conservation of sites,

3. Urgently requests the Centre and the State Party to work closely to ensure timely organization of the joint mission and a detailed report to be provided by the State Party before 1 February 2004 for examination at its 28th session

Report year: 2003
Georgia
Date of Inscription: 1994
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
Danger List (dates): 2009-2016
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 27COM (2003)
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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