1.         Bam and its Cultural Landscape (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) (C 1208bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2004

Criteria  (ii)(iii)(iv)(v)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger    2004-2013

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1208/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2004-2004)
Total amount approved: USD 50,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1208/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount granted: USD 568,000 (2004-2007) from the UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust; USD 136, 985 (2005-2010) from the UNESCO Italy Funds-in-Trust; USD 20,000 (2004) from the World Bank Italian Trust Funds’; USD 50,000 (2004) Emergency Assistance under the World Heritage Fund.

Previous monitoring missions

Since January 2004: several UNESCO missions; October 2011: Joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission. 

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1208/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2015

On 18 March 2015, the State Party submitted a detailed state of conservation report, which is available at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1208/documents/ and addressed the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Committee Decision 37 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013).

At the same session, the Committee commended the efforts made by the State Party to meet the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in danger (DSOCR), and decided to remove the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.  However, considering that the property remained vulnerable, the Committee recommended the State Party to pay attention to the following matters:

The State Party, in its report, has provided details of progress made on all four items.  The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are of the view that the state of conservation of the property is currently being adequately addressed by the State Party and no further reporting is required in the short term. The State Party is encouraged to continue with the implementation of all relevant measures and plans requested by the Committee, defining appropriate degrees of intervention for each element of the property, in order to ensure an appropriate state of conservation and to prevent threats from affecting its Outstanding Universal Value.

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


Decision Adopted: 39 COM 7B.93

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Takes note with satisfaction of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties:
  1. Encourages the States Parties concerned to pursue their efforts to ensure the conservation of World Heritage properties;
  2. Reminds the States Parties concerned to inform the World Heritage Centre in due course about any major development project that may negatively impact the Outstanding Universal Value of a property, before any irreversible decisions are made, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines.