1.         Old Walled City of Shibam (Yemen) (C 192)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1982

Criteria  (iii)(iv)(v)

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/192/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1982-1998)
Total amount approved: USD 121,800
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/192/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/192/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1998

During a mission in November 1997, the Centre sent a misison to reschedule the emergency repair works in Shibam and Zabid which had been delayed by lack of supervision. The consultant also reported the following to the Centre:

Action Required

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat, the Bureau invites the Yemeni authorities to prepare an overall management plan in collaboration with the Centre.  The Bureau also requests the Centre to study the possibility of initiating a large-scale rehabilitation programme in co-operation with the international community.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1998

N/A

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

N/A

Decision Adopted: 22 BUR V.B.72

After having taken note of the report of the Secretariat, the Bureau invited the Yemeni authorities to prepare an overall management plan in collaboration with the Centre. The Bureau also requested the Centre to study the possibility of initiating a large-scale rehabilitation programme in co-operation with potential regional and international partners.