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Angkor (Cambodia) (C 668)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1992

Criteria (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger 1992-2004

Previous Committee Decisions 27 COM 7A.22; 28 COM 15A.23; 30 COM 7B.61; 32 COM 7B.65

International Assistance Total amount provided to the property: USD142,193,

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds Total amount provided to the property: Approximately USD 52 million

Previous monitoring missions September 2005: technical advisory mission concerning the protection of Zones 1 and 2 of Angkor; In addition, the ad hoc experts of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) carry out monitoring of the property and of ongoing projects in the complex of Angkor, twice per year, on the occasion of the ICC technical and plenary sessions.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Uncontrolled urban expansion;

  • b)

    Lack of an appropriate management system.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668

Current conservation issues

The State Party submitted a comprehensive “Rapport sur Angkor”, dated January 2010 to address the Committee’s requests and reporting progress as follows:


Clarify, including through new legislation if necessary, the rules regarding property rights, ownership and building codes applicable to zones 1 and 2

In a section entitled Management and Occupation of Land, the State Party report notes that sub-decree 50 ANK/ BK expressly created a Department of Environmental Planning of Territory and of Management of the Habitat of the Park of Angkor, charged with analysis, evaluation, monitoring and action related to the situation of the World Heritage inscription, in consideration of the population resident on the site. The report notes actions taken for juridical protection (including a series of decrees, laws and governmental decisions from 1994-2004), territorial protection (including a project to establish community learning centre, projects for community development (encouraging villagers to develop their lands for their use rather than for sale), territorial protection measures to reduce pressures on the Park (including adoption of a Siem Reap Master Plan, severe application of relevant laws, establishing new settlements outside zones 1 and 2, heritage protection awareness building etc.), social protection measures (including efforts to increase public awareness concerning

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 115

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