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City of Cuzco

Factors affecting the property in 1997*
  • Housing
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Major urban rehabilitation projects
  • Institutional cooperation to be improved
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1997
Requests approved: 2 (from 1986-1997)
Total amount approved : 45,000 USD
1997 Historic Centre of Cuzco (Approved)   20,000 USD
1986 Contribution to urgent consolidation work at Cuzco (Approved)   25,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1997**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997

The Committee at its twentieth session (Merida, 1996) urged the Peruvian authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical city of Cusco and decided that a request for technical cooperation for Cusco, submitted by the Government of Peru, would be approved upon receipt, by 15 April 1997, of a state of conservation report. At the time of the preparation of this document, no report had been received.

Action Required

The Bureau, based on additional information that may be available at the time of the twenty-first session of the Bureau may recommend appropriate actions to the consideration of the State Party and the Committee.

Summary of the interventions
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1997
21 BUR IV.B.51
City of Cusco (Peru)

The Bureau took note of the report presented by the Peruvian National Institute for Culture on Cusco and reiterated the need for appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical City of Cusco. The Bureau welcomed the proposal to establish a Master Plan but emphasized that in the process of its preparation and application arrangements should be made for the adequate coordination and collaboration between all institutions and authorities involved, particularly the National Institute for Culture and the municipality of the City.

Report year: 1997
Date of Inscription: 1983
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 21COM (1997)

* : 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.