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Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne

Ireland
Factors affecting the property in 2003*
  • Localised utilities
  • Management systems/ management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2003
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2003**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

Since 2 June 2002, the Centre has been informed by several individuals that plans are underway to build a municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the site. Further information on this matter has been requested through the Permanent Delegation of Ireland to UNESCO. At the time of the preparation of this working document, no report from the authorities has been received. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2003
27 COM 7B.68
Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (Ireland)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Regrets that the State Party has not provided the information requested on the municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the World Heritage property;

2. Recalling paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, inviting States Parties to provide information to the World Heritage Centre in case of major planning decisions affecting a World Heritage property,;

3. Urges the State Party to provide the information requested, including an Environmental Impact Assessment at the earliest opportunity;

4. Requests UNESCO and ICOMOS to undertake a mission in consultation with the State Party to review the situation and the impact of the project on the value and integrity of the property and to submit a report 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) 68

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Taking note that the Irish authorities have not provided any information requested on the municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the World Heritage site,

2. Recalling paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines,

3. Urges the State Party to provide the requested information and to submit a report by 1 February 2004 for review by the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee. 

Report year: 2003
Ireland
Date of Inscription: 1993
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
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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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