Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1990
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/526/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 58,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/526/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/526/
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1999
New information: A report prepared by the Office for Cultural Heritage of the Dominican Republic has been received. The report addresses exclusively the damages caused by Hurricane Georges. It is reported that, although the hurricane was extremely strong, damage to the cultural heritage of Santo Domingo was limited, with the exception of the Palacio de Borgella the portico of which collapsed. At the same time, however, it is reported that the hurricane aggravated the already precarious conditions of a great number of privately owned historical residences (appr. 50) and that the problems identified are not responded to by any institution. The report concludes by identifying factors that hinder a structural approach to the rehabilitation and preservation of the city, such as lack of financial and human resources, low participation of the private sector in restoration and rehabilitation, weak legal framework, high level of sub-tenancy.
The Bureau takes note of the report submitted by the authorities of the Dominican Republic on the damage caused by Hurricane Georges and requests the authorities to keep the Committee informed of further actions taken in response to the 1998 monitoring mission and towards the integrated rehabilitation of the historical centre of the city.
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1999
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
Decision Adopted: 23 BUR IV.B.54
The Bureau took note of the report submitted by the authorities of the Dominican Republic on the damage caused by Hurricane Georges. It requested them to keep the Committee informed of further actions taken in response to the 1998 monitoring mission and towards the integrated rehabilitation of the Historical Centre of the City.