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Sangiran Early Man Site

Indonesia
Factors affecting the property in 2018*
  • Housing
  • Interpretative and visitation facilities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Society's valuing of heritage
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Management systems/ Management Plan (Establishment of a new Management Board)
  • Housing (Finalization of appropriate land-use regulations in view of development pressure)
  • Society's valuing of heritage (Involvement of the residents as stakeholders in property management)
  • Control over sand mining (issue resolved)
  • Interpretative and visitation facilities
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2018
Requests approved: 3 (from 1998-2005)
Total amount approved : 40,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2018**

September 2006: UNESCO expert mission; January-February 2008: Joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2018

On 29 November 2017, the State Party submitted a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, which is available at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/593/documents/, and provides updated information on the following:

  • Integrated Management Bureau: The Conservation Office of the Sangiran Early Man Site (SCO) has been established and ensures the coordinated management of the property with the involvement of all stakeholders;
  • Integrated Management System: Following a series of workshops, consultative meetings and coordination meetings held in 2017, the 2017 Sangiran Early Man Site Management Plan, which incorporates the Conservation and Tourism Management Plans, has been completed. The implementation of these plans is ensured by enforcement mechanisms and the management infrastructure elaborated within the Management Plan.
Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 2018

Over the past year, the State Party, together with the management authorities, has succeeded in addressing the management, conservation, training and monitoring issues at the property and, as such, the completion of the Management Plan is an important accomplishment.

However, it is to be noted that, within the section on Management Mechanisms, the Management Plan points to the fact that the State Party foresees bureaucratic difficulties in establishing a new management entity. Furthermore, it is noted that the Memoranda of Understanding and Cooperation Agreements establishing the cooperation and responsibilities of the stakeholders are under revision. It is therefore of utmost importance that these arrangements be put in place as soon as possible to ensure an adequate protection framework.

In its review of the Management Plan, ICOMOS suggested that stakeholder representatives needed to be appointed and involved in discussions concerning the implementation of the Plan. The long-term management of the property will depend on the well-being and positive motivation of the local communities and residents. Therefore, the Plan should address these issues and ensure their active involvement in the property’s management in order to maximize congruence between tourism development and the involvement and profit of the local community. Recommendations concerning the Management Plan will be provided to the State Party.

Finally, the State Party should be encouraged to continuously monitor the implementation of regulations to control infrastructural and physical developments within the property.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2018
42 COM 7B.8
Sangiran Early Man Site (Indonesia) (C 593)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
  3. Acknowledges the completion of the 2017 Sangiran Early Man Site Management Plan and requests the State Party to ensure that the new management entity, Memoranda of Understanding and Cooperation Agreements are established as soon as possible, to guarantee an adequate protection framework;
  4. Encourages the State Party to continuously monitor the implementation of regulations to control infrastructural and physical developments within the property, and to ensure the full participation of local communities and residents in its operation;
  5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above for review by the Advisory Bodies.
Draft Decision: 42 COM 7B.8

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
  3. Acknowledges the completion of the 2017 Sangiran Early Man Site Management Plan and requests the State Party to ensure that the new management entity, Memoranda of Understanding and Cooperation Agreements are established as soon as possible, to guarantee an adequate protection framework;
  4. Encourages the State Party to continuously monitor the implementation of regulations to control infrastructural and physical developments within the property, and to ensure the full participation of local communities and residents in its operation;
  5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above for review by the Advisory Bodies.
Report year: 2018
Indonesia
Date of Inscription: 1996
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
SOC Report by the State Party
Report (2017) .pdf
arrow_circle_right 42COM (2018)
Exports

* : 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.


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