1.         Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape (Uruguay) (C 1464)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2015

Criteria  (ii)(iv)

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/1464/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2012-2012)
Total amount approved: USD 11,500
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1464/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Threats identified at the time of inscription of the property in 2015:

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1464/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2017

On 29 November 2016, the State Party submitted a state of conservation report that is available at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1464/documents/. The report responds to the recommendations and requests made by the World Heritage Committee at the time of the inscription of the property on the World Heritage List in 2015, as follows:

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

The actions taken by the State Party concerning the protection of the buffer zone and the arrangements for the management of the property are satisfactory. It is recommended that the Committee congratulate the State Party for the creation of the Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape Site Committee, its broad composition and the appointment of dedicated staff.

The management and sustainable use and development of the industrial landscape, its buffer zone, the surrounding landscape and the City of Fray Bentos are challenging tasks. The great number of cooperation agreements with universities, educational and other institutions, as well as the technical cooperation agreement with the IADB should provide a firm basis for such endeavour. The completion/revision of the Management Plan with all its new instruments should be a priority task. It is recommended that the Committee request the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the progress and results of the IADB technical cooperation and that the new instruments of the Management Plan be submitted as soon as it becomes available for review by the Advisory Bodies.

Decision Adopted: 41 COM 7B.65

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 39 COM 8B.39, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015),
  3. Congratulates the State Party for the actions it has taken for the protection of the buffer zone of the World Heritage property and for the management arrangements it has put in place, particularly the creation of a multistakeholders Site Committee and the appointment of dedicated staff;
  4. Welcomes the cooperation agreements with local and national institutions and the technical cooperation agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) for the strategic planning and management of the City of Fray Bentos and the Industrial Landscape, and requests the State Party to:
    1. Pay particular attention to the completion/revision of the Management Plan taking into account the specific recommendations of the World Heritage Committee at the time of inscription of the property on the World Heritage List,
    2. Submit the Management Plan and related new instruments, as soon as they become available, to the World Heritage Centre, for evaluation by the Advisory Bodies,
    3. Keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the progress and results of the technical cooperation agreement with the IADB;
  5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, for review by the Advisory Bodies, by 1 December 2018, a report on the implementation of the above.