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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Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reportsFire in January 1997
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Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1998
In January 1997 a fire destroyed a number of historic buildings in the Old City. In its final report dated January 1998 the working group “Fire and other Risks to the Old City of Berne” recommended a series of building, technical, financial and legal measures to improve the standard of fire protection.
Action RequiredThe Bureau takes note of the final report on fire protection measures for the Old City of Berne and thanks the State Party for its effort in improving the security situation of this World Heritage site.
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1998
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
Decision Adopted: 22 BUR V.B.64
The Bureau took note of the final report on fire protection measures for the Old City of Berne and thanked the State Party for its effort in improving the fire protection measures at this World Heritage site.