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Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Factors affecting the property in 2001*
  • Earthquake
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2001
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2001**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2001

Main Issues:

Possible damage from large earthquakes: On 22 March 2001, a strong earthquake occurred in the Hiroshima Area of Japan, where this site is located but no direct damage was reported.

New information:

On 2 April 2001, the Secretariat expressed its deepest sympathy for the victims of this natural disaster and asked the Japanese authorities for information concerning the state of conservation of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Genbaku Dome World Heritage site.

By letter of 20 April 2001, the Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO informed the Secretariat that no damage to this World Heritage site resulted from the March 2001 earthquake.

Action Required

Note: this report was presented to the Bureau for noting only.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2001
25 BUR V.281
State of conservation

V.281     The Bureau took note of information that the Secretariat had provided in the working document on the state of conservation of the following properties:

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (Bolivia)

Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica)

Huascaran National Park (Peru)

Lake Baikal (Russian Federation) 

Hatra (Iraq)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) (Japan)

Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site (El Salvador)

Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal)

Report year: 2001
Date of Inscription: 1996
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 25COM (2001)

* : 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.