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Brasilia

Brazil
Factors affecting the property in 2003*
  • Housing
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Legal framework
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Considerable population growth
  • Lack of institution coordination
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2003
Requests approved: 2 (from 1997-2000)
Total amount approved : 42,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2003**

November 2001: joint UNESCO / ICOMOS monitoring mission

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

On 25 April 2003, the Secretariat received reports from the State Party concerning measures taken since November 2001 to improve protection, conservation and management of the site. On 10 January 2002, an Environmental Protection Area (Area de Protecao Ambiental, APA) was declared by Presidential Decree.  This Decree aims to protect water sources on the Central Plateau, in the Federal District and the State of Goiás, and thereby guide rational use of natural resources and the protection of environmental and cultural heritage in the region. This measure is very important as the federal authority is now responsible for environmental protection of the region. The November 2001 joint UNESCO-ICOMOS monitoring mission recommended, among other measures, that a Master Plan for the protected area be prepared and adopted that fully recognizes and ensures the preservation of the values of the city. In order to meet this recommendation, the GDF (Government of the Federal District) has prepared a planning process, based on workshops held in April, May and October 2002, that encompasses eight phases, from raising awareness in the official administration and civil society to the elaboration of a strategy for the implementation of the plan in question. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2003
27 COM 7B.85
Brasilia (Brazil)

The World Heritage Committee [51],

1. Takes note of the report transmitted by the State Party;

2. Commends the Brazilian authorities for their commitment towards the preservation of this modern city in development, which could set standards for similar properties around the world;

3. Encourages the further development and implementation of the Master Plan and the continued involvement of all relevant levels of authority, professional organizations and different sectors of society in the ongoing process of protection and management of the city;

4. Requests that the State Party submit a progress report with the design, adoption and implementation of the Master Plan to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[51]  Decision adopted without discussion.

Draft Decision: 27 COM 7 (b) 85

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Takes note of the report transmitted by the State Party,

2. Commends the Brazilian authorities for their commitment towards the preservation of this modern city in development, which could set standards for similar properties around the world,

3. Encourages the further development and implementation of the Master Plan and the continued involvement of all relevant levels of authority, professional organizations and different sectors of society in the ongoing process of protection and management of the city,

4. Requests that the State Party submit a progress report with the design, adoption and implementation of the Master Plan, by 1 February 2004, for review at its 28th session. 

Report year: 2003
Brazil
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iv)
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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