1.         Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo (Bulgaria) (C 45)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1979

Criteria  (ii)(iii)

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/45/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1982-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 34,500
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/45/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/45/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1994

Mural paintings have been restored; photographic documentation is now completed and the rock is being consolidated.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994


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


Decision Adopted: 18 BUR IX.2.B.1

Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (Brazil) - US$19,000: for a tourist study which would form part of the Urban Development Plan.

Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo Monastery and Monastery of Rila (Bulgaria) - US$21,000: of which US$16,000 will be earmarked for the purchase of equipment and US$5,000 for advisory services on the nature of conservation measure to be undertaken.

Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia) - US$8,000: for the restoration of mural paintings in the 18th century Baroque Festival Palace, which was severely damaged in 1991. ICCROM will supervise the project in collaboration with the Croatian Institute for Restoration. However, Croatia should first pay its outstanding dues to the World Heritage Fund.

Joya de Ceren (El Salvador) - US$25,000: to define an integral development for the site of Joya de Ceren in the context of a wider area of archaeological imporance (including sites such as would be representatives of all national institutions involved, with a limited number of external experts).

Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala) - US$20,000: for the purchase of equipment.

National History Park Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers (Haiti) - US$17,510: for the purchase of exhibition panels, climate control equipment and other allied costs.

Given the international embargo and the socio-economic situation, the UNDP Resident Representative in Haiti is requested to cooperate in the implementation and supervision of this assistance.

Authenticity Conference (Japan) - US$30,000: to cover the travel costs of participants from Africa and Latin America attending the Conference, which will propose a draft text on the "test of authenticity" to the World Heritage Committee for World Heritage nominations, revising and enlarging the definition of the different aspects and criteria of authenticity as contained in the Operational Guidelines.

Medina of Marrakech, Morocco (Restoration of the Medersa Ben Youssef) - US$30,000: to contribute to the restoration of the monument (rehabilitation, water-proofing, follr coverage, decoration and in particular the sculptured laster and "zellij" tiles as well as the protective mortar).

Historic Zones of Istanbul, Turkey (Restoration of the Mosaics of Hagia-Sophia) - US$30,000: to continue the restoration work of the mosaics of the dome (purchase of materials and equipment and travel per diem and remuneration of restoration experts).