1.         Sangiran Early Man Site (Indonesia) (C 593)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1996

Criteria  (iii)(vi)

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/593/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1998-2005)
Total amount approved: USD 40,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/593/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

September 2006: UNESCO expert mission; January-February 2008: 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/593/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2016

On 30 November 2015, the State Party submitted a report on the state of conservation of the property, which is available at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/593/documents and provides update information on the following:

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

The State Party has invested considerable efforts to strengthen and increase participation of local communities in management and monitoring of the site. While progress with strengthening legislation and protection measures has been reported, the IMB has yet to be established. The cooperation agreements signed between the different stakeholders is another important step towards greater coordination and decision-making. It is recommended that the Committee encourage however the State Party to establish, as soon as possible, the IMB to ensure coordinated management, conservation and monitoring of the property.

The State Party should complete the integrated management plan, together with the comprehensive conservation and tourism management plans and submit them to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies. It should continue to further the active participation of residents in management, as well as improving regulations to control infrastructural and physical developments at the property.

Restrictions on sand mining activities have been strengthened through additional decrees and it remains important to ensure that monitoring and coordination is carried out in close collaboration with the local government and trained staff.

The establishment of cluster museums will certainly contribute to greater understanding and enhance site interpretation. According to the information provided, the involvement of local residents in the site interpretation and conservation is facilitated and supported through these museums. However, caution should be exercised in terms of interpretation programmes, relating to the traditional performances.

Decision Adopted: 40 COM 7B.36

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014),
  3. Noting the progress made with the implementation of the previous Committee decisions and the Reactive Monitoring mission recommendations, encourages the State Party to establish, as soon as possible, the Integrated Management Bureau to ensure coordinated management, conservation and monitoring of the property;
  4. Also notes the improvements made with the establishment of an integrated management system and requests the State Party to complete the integrated management plan, together with the comprehensive conservation and tourism management plans and submit these plans to the World Heritage Centre by 1 December 2017, for review by the Advisory Bodies;
  5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2017, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session in 2018.