Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1983
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/267/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
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UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
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Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997
The National Commission of Switzerland for UNESCO informed the World Heritage Centre of a fire which broke out in January 1997 and which destroyed a number of historic buildings in the Old City. The World Heritage Centre requested a detailed report on the damages caused by the fire and offered its support to the Swiss authorities.
The Bureau, based on additional information that may be available at the time of the twenty-first session of the Bureau may wish to express its concern about de damages caused by the fire and support to the efforts undertaken by the authorities.
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
Decision Adopted: 21 BUR IV.B.56
The Bureau expressed its concerns regarding the damages caused by a fire to five of the historic buildings in the Old City of Berne. It commended the Swiss authorities for the immediate actions taken for their safeguarding and restoration.