1.         Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (India) (C 1101)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2004

Criteria  (iii)(iv)(v)(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/1101/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1101/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Lack of management structure and management plan 

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1101/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2009

At its 31st session, the World Heritage Committee requested the State Party to submit a progress report on the preparation of a management plan for the property to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009, for consideration by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

On 12 May 2009, the State Party submitted a state of conservation report. A major portion of this report is dedicated to the conservation work carried out on individual buildings of the property. The report makes no reference to the progress made on the preparation of the management plan requested by the World Heritage Committee.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies note the extensive work carried out at different monuments composing the property. They are however concerned about the lack of progress in the finalisation and the adoption of the management plan requested by the World Heritage Committee that would provide a comprehensive framework underpinning decisions about conservation actions, including interventions on individual buildings scattered throughout a large geographical area.


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


Decision Adopted: 33 COM 7B.70

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not yet finalise and adopt the management plan, developed with full involvement of the established management authority, and built around a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, to ensure the integrated conservation of the property;

4. Urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, the adopted management plan in three printed and electronic copies;

5. Also urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a detailed progress report on the implementation of the management plan, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in 2010.