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Vilnius Historic Centre

Factors affecting the property in 2000*
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Limited financial resources (issue resolved);
  • Need for a comprehensive rehabilitation programme (issue resolved)
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2000
Requests approved: 9 (from 1995-2000)
Total amount approved : 138,180 USD
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2000

Previous deliberation:
Twenty-second session of the Committee - paragraph IV.43 and Annex IV

New information:  In 2000, further progress on the implementation for the revitalization of the Old Town of Vilnius will be achieved. The contract of the international consultant was extended for a further six months under technical co-operation from the World Heritage Fund. In March and April the course “Training and Consulting for OTRA Staff” was successfully organized in Edinburgh, UK. US$ 5,000 from the World Heritage Fund will be contributed for the purchase of computer equipment for the planned OTRA Information Centre in Vilnius. The Nordic World Heritage Office expressed its support for the creation of that Information Centre.


Action Required
Note: this report was presented to the Bureau for noting only.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2000
24 BUR IV.B.78
State of conservation

The Bureau took note of the information provided in the working document on the state of conservation of the following properties:


Comoe National Park (Côte d’Ivoire)

Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst (Hungary/Slovakia)

The Delegate of Morocco pointed out that the protection of surface water is important in karst systems.

Kaziranga National Park (India)

Lorentz National Park (Indonesia)

Kamchatka Volcanoes (Russian Federation)

Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Sri Lanka)

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda) 


Rock-hewn Churches, Lalibela (Ethiopia)

Vilnius Historic Centre (Lithuania)

City of Cuzco (Peru)

Chavin (Archaeological Site) (Peru)

Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana (Peru)

Report year: 2000
Date of Inscription: 1994
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 24COM (2000)

* : 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.