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  • 5.

    Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/Advisory Bodies reactive monitoring mission in 2010 to assess the state of interventions at the historic monuments, current management arrangements, planned development projects and the state of conservation of the property;

  • 6.

    Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011, a report on this issue above-mentioned, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011, with a view to considering, in the absence of substantial progress, the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

115. City of Cuzco (Peru) (C 273)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1983

Criteria (iii) (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee Decisions 27 COM 7B.98; 28 COM 15B.119; 29 COM 7B.96

International Assistance Total amount provided to the property: USD 25,000 Emergency Assistance; USD 47,000 for conservation and elaboration of a Management Plan;

UNESCO extra-budgetary funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions July 2009: Technical visit DIR/WHC

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Need for a Master Plan officially approved and implemented;

  • b)

    Need for specific regulations for a risk-preparedness programme, traffic restriction studies and regulations

for built heritage conservation.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/273

Current conservation issues

During 2009, the World Heritage Centre received several press reports and information from the civil society of the city and neighbourhood associations regarding projects and constructions undertaken within the Historic Centre of Cusco, mainly the construction of a Marriot Hotel, the enlargement of the Monastery Hotel (Hotel Monasterio) and the construction of the Commercial Centre (Ima Sumaq). The evaluation of the information raised concerns that certain interventions being carried out or projected could have impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value and affect the conditions of authenticity and integrity of the property. Information was requested from the State Party in compliance with paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines on 16 April 2009, 8 July 2009, 20 September 2009, 21 December 2009 and 13 January 2010.

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 197

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