World Heritage Centre http://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&l=en&action=list&searchDecisions=&maxrows=200&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2019 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Tue, 17 Sep 2019 01:18:44 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions http://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg http://whc.unesco.org 1 COM I.1 Introduction The first session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") was held in Paris from 27 June to 1 July 1977 and was attended by representatives of the fifteen States members of the Committee.

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1 COM I.2 Introduction Representatives of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, the International Council of Monuments and Sites and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (hereinafter referred to as the "Rome Centre", "ICOMOS" and "IUCN" respectively) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity. The discussions were also followed by representatives of two other States Parties to the Convention, of the United Nations and of a non-governmental organization.

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1 COM I.3 Introduction The full list of participants is to be found in Annex I to this report.

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1 COM II.4 Opening of the session After welcoming the representatives of States members of the Committee, the Director-General underlined the importance of the meeting for the pursuit of one of the fundamental objectives of the Organization - the promotion of the preservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage of mankind. He stressed the innovative character of the World Heritage Convention under which the Committee was established: for the first time, an international convention was concerned with both the cultural and the natural elements of the environment of man and, again for the first time, the international community as a whole was called upon to assume responsibility for protecting the cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value. He expressed the hope that action taken by the Committee would not induce States Parties to neglect that part of their heritage that would not be included in the World Heritage List. The Director-General also recalled the different tasks before the Committee, referring in particular to the establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger and to the provision of international co-operation under the World Heritage Fund. Before concluding, he thanked the Rome Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN for their valuable assistance in preparing the documentation for the meeting and expressed his conviction that the same spirit of co-operation with these three organizations would continue to prevail.

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1 COM III.5 Election of officers The Committee elected by acclamation Mr. Firouz Bagherzadeh (Iran) as its Chairman.

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1 COM III.6 Election of officers A member of the Committee proposed that Rule 12 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure should be amended to provide for the election of four Vice-Chairmen. This proposal was supported by two members and adopted by the Committee. The Committee then proceeded to elect by acclamation the representatives of the Arab Republic of Egypt, France, Nigeria and Poland, as Vice-Chairmen, and Peter H. Bennett (Canada) as Rapporteur.

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1 COM IV.7 Adoption of the agenda The Chairman invited the members of the Committee to examine the Provisional Agenda prepared by the Secretariat. The representative of the Director-General proposed that an item on "other matters" be added to the Agenda; under this item would be considered the offer of collaboration from the International Organization for the Protection of Works of Art (document CC-77/CONF.OO1/5) and the proposed donation of Professor Badawy (document CC-77/CONF.OO1/7). He also suggested that the methods of work of the Committee should not be discussed separately but rather in conjunction with items 7 and 8 of the Provisional Agenda since these items were closely related.

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1 COM IV.8 Adoption of the agenda With the above modifications and on the above understanding, the Agenda was adopted.

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1 COM V.9 Adoption of the rules of procedure In reply to a suggestion that the Rules of Procedure should be examined by a working group which would report back to the Committee at a later plenary meeting, the Legal Adviser stated that, in the absence of a text formally approved by the Committee, the Provisional Rules of Procedure would prevail and he therefore proposed that they be examined at an early plenary meeting; this would not prevent the Committee from amending the Rules of procedure at a later stage, if necessary. He added that the Rules of Procedure would probably only assume their final form after two or three sessions of the Committee. After some discussion, the Committee decided to examine the Rules of Procedure one by one.

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1 COM V.10 Adoption of the rules of procedure Several amendments were proposed to bring greater clarity to the text or to reflect more closely the terms of the Convention. The Rules relating to the election of officers and to the voting procedures gave rise to some comment.

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1 COM V.11 Adoption of the rules of procedure With respect to the eligibility for re-election of members of the Bureau, participants considered that, although rotation in the membership of the Bureau was necessary, continuity in the work of the Committee was of paramount importance. Various proposals followed, some providing for re-election of all officers and others for re-election of the Vice-Chairmen and the Rapporteur only. A further proposal which sought to limit the eligibility of all officers for immediate re-election to a second term of office was finally accepted.

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1 COM V.12 Adoption of the rules of procedure An explanation was requested on the different weightings required for a majority vote under the terms of paragraphs 2 and 3 of Rule 28. The Legal Adviser referred members to paragraph 8 of Article 13 of the Convention·which stipulated that "Decisions of the Committee shall be taken by a majority of two-thirds of its members present and voting". This provision was included in an Article of the Convention dealing with substantive questions and not with procedural matters. It was therefore considered that a two-thirds majority should be required on substantive questions. However, according to the terms of paragraph 4 of this Rule, it would be the Committee which would decide, by a simple majority, whether the question to be put to the vote would or would not require a two-thirds majority.

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1 COM V.13 Adoption of the rules of procedure Participants requested that two points raised in connection with the Rules of Procedure be noted in the summary record. The first related to the meetings of the Committee which, in the opinion of one member, should be given wide publicity. The second concerned the suspension of the Rules of Procedure which, as confirmed by the Legal Adviser, could be initiated by any State member of the Committee.

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1 COM V.14 Adoption of the rules of procedure A corrigendum setting cut the modifications made by the Committee, as well as an amendment proposed by the representative of the Director-General to Rule 8.2, was examined at the last meeting of the Committee which then proceeded to adopt unanimously the revised text of its Rules of Procedure. (Annex II)

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1 COM VI.15 Consideration of main working document (CC-77/CONF.001/4) The Chairman invited the members of the Committee to consider the main working document and gave the floor to the representative of the Director-General who introduced the document which had been prepared with the assistance of the Rome Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN.

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1 COM VI.16 Consideration of main working document (CC-77/CONF.001/4) Some discussion ensued on the method to be followed in examining the different points raised in the document and it was decided to establish two working groups with which the Rome Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN would be associated and which would review the proposed criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List, and drafting group which would formulate the decisions taken by the Committee on other matters. The Committee proceeded to debate the general principles involved in establishing the World Heritage List and to examine, one by one, the other questions raised in the document.

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1 COM VI.A(a).17 Establishment of the World Heritage List - General debate It was the opinion of several members that the Committee should issue a statement on the whole philosophy underlying the Convention and, in particular, the need for a World Heritage List. Others felt that the discussion on the criteria for inclusion of properties in the List would necessarily raise the philosophical concepts involved.

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1 COM VI.A(a).18 Establishment of the World Heritage List Several members felt strongly that the World Heritage List should be exclusive and that, because of its impact, the List - in which balance would be sought geographically and between cultural and natural properties - should be drawn up with extreme care. Responsibility for ensuring the exclusive character of the List would rest first of all, with the States nominating properties and secondly, with the Committee which would have the right to reject nominations; the adoption of criteria which would be used by the Committee to filter nominations therefore constituted a very important first step.

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1 COM VI.A(a).19 Establishment of the World Heritage List The feasibility of adopting criteria gave rise to some discussion, with member's referring to the difficulty already experienced in establishing criteria at the national level, to the changing and subjective nature of evaluations of qualities, to the impact of Western thought and to the difference between perception from within a given culture and perception from outside. The representative of ICOMOS, in reply, recognized the difficulty of drafting criteria to be applied to cultural property throughout the world and of translating concepts into words that were meaningful on a universal scale; an attempt had been made but he realized that, in the light of experience as nominations were examined, the criteria would probably require some adjustment.

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1 COM VI.A(a).20 Establishment of the World Heritage List Hope was expressed that sufficient information would be provided to States to enable them to select properties that were truly eligible for inclusion in the List and that the criteria adopted would assist States in restricting their choice of properties nominated. In this connection, one proposal put forward sought to impose on States a limit in the number of properties that they might submit in the first instance but, on reflection this was not considered advisable. It was, however, decided that States would be advised to limit the number of nominations submitted at a given time, on the understanding that these nominations were not to be considered exhaustive.

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1 COM VI.A(a).21 Establishment of the World Heritage List Questions were raised with respect to the calendar for the submission of nominations to be examined at the second session of the Committee. Many members mentioned difficulties for their own national authorities in meeting the deadline of 1 April 1978, particularly in those countries where complete inventories had not yet been established. Several members strongly urged that technical co-operation should be financed under the Fund for the preparation of these inventories. The representative of the Director-General referred participants in this respect to the Convention which explicitly provides that requests for international assistance might also be concerned with identification of cultural or natural property "when preliminary investigations have shown that further inquiries would be justified" (Article 13 (2)). He added that it was not necessary to submit complete inventories by 1 April 1978 and that other nominations could be put forward to later sessions of the Committee.

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1 COM VI.A(a).22 Establishment of the World Heritage List Several members considered that an independent assessment by experts of the nominations submitted would be essential and it was proposed that the nominations should be transmitted, for comments and evaluation, to the Rome Centre, ICOMOS or IUCN, as appropriate.

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1 COM VI.A(a).23 Establishment of the World Heritage List One member considered that States not Parties to the Convention should be able to have properties nominated by a State Party for inclusion in the List. Other participants inquired about the possibility of nominating properties not situated in national territories, such as international sites, for instance the United Nations building in New York, or regions such as Antarctica. However, it was pointed out that the Convention was very explicit in this respect, Article II referring to the submission by each State Party of inventories of properties situated in its territory.

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1 COM VI.A(a).24 Establishment of the World Heritage List The Committee then proceeded to examine the working document paragraph by paragraph and to put forward their comments which would be taken into account by the drafting committee in formulating the decisions taken by the Committee.

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1 COM VI.A(b).25 General Principles relating to the establishment of the World Heritage List Several participants felt that the fundamental notion of the Committee's complete independence in evaluating nominations of States Parties should be more emphatically underlined. Others foresaw that certain properties would be re-evaluated in the light of new discoveries which may lead to the deletion of properties from the List. The "loss of integrity" referred to as a reason for the deletion of property from the List did not appear pertinent in the case of cultural property; for example, monuments in ruins, obviously having lost their integrity, could be eligible for inscription.

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1 COM VI.A(b).26 General principles relating to the establishment of the World Heritage List An emphasis given to properties which combine cultural and natural features demonstrating the interaction between man and nature might, in the opinion of some participants, be confusing in that it might appear to diminish the value of properties outstanding only from the cultural or natural points of view.

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1 COM VI.A(b).27 General principles relating to the establishment of the World Heritage List Another participant suggested that it should be indicated at the site itself that that site is included on the World Heritage List. On this point, the representative of the Director-General informed members that a World Heritage emblem was under preparation and this could well be used inter alia at the sites. It was feared by another participant that sites not included in the List and not marked by the emblem might be neglected by States.

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1 COM VI.A(b).28 General principles relating to the establishment of the World Heritage List The definition of “universal” given in paragraph 17 of the working document was found to be incomplete, in that time also was a factor that modified the appreciation of values.

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1 COM VI.A(c).29 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List It was proposed by several participants that, in the final text of the criteria, no examples should be cited, in order not to prejudice the decisions of the Committee. There was general agreement on this point.

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1 COM VI.A(c).30 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List The interpretation given of authenticity was challenged by several members who did not consider that it necessarily entailed maintaining the original function of property which, to ensure its preservation, often had to be adapted to other functions. Another member specified that functions could change but when this different function entailed fundamental and irreversible changes to the original form, authenticity should be considered as lost. The same member went on to plead that due recognition be given to "progressive authenticity", for example, monuments and buildings that are constructed or modified throughout the centuries but which nevertheless retain some form of authenticity.

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1 COM VI.A(c).31 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List Taking into account the comments made in plenary, a working group under the chairmanship of Mr. Michel Parent (France) reformulated the criteria for cultural property. The Chairman of the working group presented to a later plenary meeting the revised text on which several comments were formulated.

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1 COM VI.A(c).32 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List On the first criterion, the use of the word "spirit" was questioned and was replaced by "genius". One member requested that the word "scientific" referring to development be reinserted in criterion (iv). Another member proposed that "significant" be added to criterion (v) before the words "traditional style of architecture..". The same member queried the use of the word "site" in the introductory lines and asked that this should be interpreted as covering also groups of sites and large areas. This interpretation was accepted by the Committee. There was some discussion on the advisability of adding the word "immovable" to "monumental sculpture" in criterion (ii) but this was not accepted.

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1 COM VI.A(c).33 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List With the above modifications and some minor changes in form, the criteria were unanimously adopted by the Committee.

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1 COM VI.A(d).34 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List Some members questioned several changes made to the original draft text prepared by IUCN. For instance, there had been a change of emphasis from "representative" examples to "outstanding" examples in the different criteria, with which one member did not agree. The same participant found that too much emphasis had been laid on superlative examples (the highest, the largest, etc.). Another member sought to reinsert manageability as a criterion; in reply the IUCN representative considered that this should rather be taken into account at the stage of allocating funds. It was decided that, as for the text on cultural criteria, named examples would be excluded.

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1 COM VI.A(d).35 Criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in the World Heritage List A working group under the chairmanship of Mr. David F. Hales (U.S.A.) then reviewed in detail the criteria and presented a revised text to a later meeting. With some minor changes in form proposed by the Chairman of the working group, the criteria were unanimously adopted by the Committee.

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1 COM VI.A(e).36 Format and content of the nominations for inclusion in the World Heritage List The proposal to prepare one printed form for nominations of cultural and natural properties that would provide brief explanations on the information to be given was endorsed by the Committee which decided that it would be used on a trial basis until changes became necessary. The list of information to be provided by States Parties, which had been modified by one of the working groups, was approved by the Committee.

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1 COM VI.A(e).37 Format and content of the nominations for inclusion in the World Heritage List On the question of model nomination files, there was some discussion on the organizations to be entrusted with this work, on the feasibility of associating the Bureau, and of the timing of their preparation. Whereas members of the Committee felt that model files would be extremely valuable to States Parties in preparing their nominations, they recognized that it was no easy task to prepare fictitious dossiers. It was finally decided that ICOMOS and IUCN would prepare model files which would be reviewed with the Secretariat before they were dispatched to States Parties. One participant hoped that these model files would be relatively simple and not too sophisticated.

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1 COM VI.A(f).38 Procedure and calendar for the submission of nominations The very tight calendar proposed was discussed in some detail, with many participants referring once more to the difficulties their own governments would have to face in preparing in time their nominations. The question of limiting the number of nominations to be submitted by States was again raised, and whereas the decision previously taken in plenary not to impose any limit was maintained, it was decided that States would be requested to indicate an order of priority among the nominations submitted. States would, at the same time, be reminded that the process of submitting nominations was ongoing and that nominations not considered at the second session of the Committee would be examined at later sessions.

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1 COM VI.A(f).39 Procedure and calendar for the submission of nominations The exact role to be played by the Rome Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN gave rise to some discussion, one member proposing that all nominations should be transmitted automatically by the Secretariat for comments and evaluation to the competent organization. The representative of the Director-General agreed that the organizations had an extremely important role to play in reviewing the dossiers submitted by States Parties, and in particular in putting them into order but he feared that the addition of another step in the already tight calendar might entail delays. It was therefore decided that the organizations would have a dual role to play: firstly, they would review the dossiers with the Secretariat in order to complete them and put them into order and secondly - under their direct responsibility - they would send to members of the Committee their evaluations of nominations against the criteria adopted.

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1 COM VI.A(f).40 Procedure and calendar for the submission of nominations In order to present the Committee at its second session with a set of nominations that would be balanced by category and by geographical and cultural region, it was decided that the Bureau, meeting in June 1978, would review all the nominations received and decide which would be forwarded to the Committee. The following calendar would thus be followed:

November 1977: dispatch to States Parties of Director-General's letter, together with printed nomination form;

1 April 1978: receipt of nominations from States Parties;

April/May 1978: dossiers will be received and completed, if necessary, with the assistance of ICOMOS, IUCN and the Roma Centre; translation and reproduction of dossiers;

8 and 9 June 1978: meeting of the Bureau decide on which nominations would go forward to the Committee at its second session;

July 1978: dispatch of dossiers to members of the Committee;

September/October 1978: consideration of dossiers at the second session of the Committee.

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1 COM VI.A(g).41 Publication of the World Heritage List The Committee decided to defer to a later session decisions relating to the form and periodicity of publication of the "World Heritage List".

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1 COM VI.B(a).42 Format and content of requests for international assistance Although one member found the list of information to be provided by States in making requests for assistance under the Fund to be rather too complicated and sophisticated, the Committee approved the content of requests for small-scale and large-scale projects.

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1 COM VI.B(b).43 Procedure for the consideration of requests The procedure proposed in the working document for the consideration of requests gave rise to few comments and was adopted by the Committee. Following the request by one member that assistance in documentation work should be added, the drafting group felt that there was no need to add a specific reference to documentation which appeared to be covered by the other activities mentioned in Article 22 of the Convention.

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1 COM VI.B(b).44 Procedure for the consideration of requests With respect to the granting of international assistance, it was suggested that, in view of the limited funds available, a fixed maximum sum should be made available for each project. This would be difficult, responded another participant, since each case would have to be considered separately in the light of resources available under the Fund and arrangements for complementary financing. Another proposed that such decisions should be taken on the basis of an annual budget submitted to the Committee at each session.

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1 COM VI.B(c).45 Order of priorities for the granting of international assistance General agreement was expressed on the factors proposed for consideration in determining an order of priorities but some comments were made on the concepts of "educational value" and "socio-economic benefits".

It was therefore proposed that this question be taken up in depth at a later session. In the meantime, the phrase "consequences from the social and economic points of view" was adopted.

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1 COM VI.B(d).46 Standard agreement to be concluded with States receiving international assistance It was agreed that a draft text of the standard agreement would be prepared by the Secretariat and sent to members of the Committee well in advance of the second session.

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1 COM VI.B(e).49 Emergency assistance It was decided that requests for emergency assistance would be receivable only from States Parties and only with respect to property included or nominated for inclusion in the World Heritage List. If these two conditions were met, the Secretariat would submit the request to the Chairman for decision in consultation with the Director-General on the type and extent of assistance to be granted.

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1 COM VI.B(f).51 Technical co-operation The Committee decided that, at the request of States Parties, technical co-operation would be provided under the Fund for these two purposes*, in accordance with the terms of Article 21(1) of the Convention and within the limits of the approved budget (see paragraph 57 below). Such assistance would be in the form of expert services or equipment. Authority would be delegated to the Chairman who would decide, in consultation with the Director-General, on the type and extent of preparatory assistance to be granted.

* These purposes were referred to in the previous paragraph: (i) nominations for inclusion in the World Heritage List and (ii) requests for international assistance.

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1 COM VI.B(g).52 Financial Regulations The Committee had no comments on the text of the Financial Regulations prepared by the Secretariat, and already noted by the General Assembly of States Parties and the Executive Board of Unesco. 

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1 COM VI.B(h).53 Other matters concerning the granting of international assistance The Committee decided to defer until a later session its decisions on the establishment and publication of the List of World Heritage in Danger and of the List of properties for which international assistance is granted and also with respect to the share to be contributed by the recipient State in any given project.

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1 COM VI.C.54 Invitations to future sessions of the Committee The Committee had before it the proposals of the Director-General on organizations that could be invited to send observers to future sessions of the Committee, as follows:

     United Nations;

     United Nations Environmental Programme;

     Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;

     World Food Programme;

     International Bank for Reconstruction and Development;

     Interamerican Development Bank;

     Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization;

     Council of Europe;

     Organization of American States;

     South-East Asian Ministers of Education Organization. 

These proposals were approved with the following additions:

     United Nations Development Programme;

     Afro-Malagasy and Mauritian Cultural Institute;

     Organization of African Unity;

     Organization for Museums, Monuments and Sites in Africa;

     International Council of Museums;

     International Federation of Landscape Architects;

     International Organization for the Protection of Works of Art; and

     International Union of Architects.

The Committee also decided that other international organizations with activities in the fields covered by the Convention could be invited to send observers, and, in addition, as proposed by the Director-General, the Chairman of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.

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1 COM VI.C.55 Invitations to future sessions of the Committee The representative of the Director-General indicated that the Secretariat would closely re-examine the approved list of observers and should it appear that additional organizations ought to be included, the matter would be submitted to the meeting of the Bureau in June 1978.

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1 COM VI.D.56 Report of the drafting Committee At the last meeting of the Committee, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee presented his report which, after a statement on the philosophy underlying the Convention, set out the decisions taken by the Committee on the various questions raised in the main working document. He drew the attention of participants to Section IV of the document in which several recommendations addressed to States Parties were formulated. With a certain number of modifications, which are referred to in the appropriate section of this record, the report under the title of "Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention" was unanimously adopted.

 

 

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1 COM VII.A.57 Proposed budget for 1977/1978 On the basis of resources available in the World Heritage Fund, the Secretariat proposed in document CC-77/CONF.001/6, a budget covering (i) the preparation of model nomination files, (ii) technical co-operation to States Parties in preparing their nominations and requests for assistance, and (iii) emergency assistance required before the next session of the Committee.

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1 COM VII.A.58 Proposed budget for 1977/1978 Members found the sums available to be very modest indeed and some felt that additional funds might be required. It was decided that the Bureau should have authority to increase the budget provisions, if necessary in the light of requests received and of funds available. With this provision, the Committee unanimously adopted the proposed budget.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2078 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.B.59 Proposal by the International Organization for the protection of Works of Art The Scientific Director of the International Organization for the Protection of Works of Art presented the offer of collaboration of that Organization.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2079 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.B.60 Proposal by the International Organization for the protection of Works of Art While-some members encouraged the Committee to accept the proposed offer which had no financial implications, others were uncertain as to whether the objectives of that Organization were the same as those of the Convention, particularly since the work of the Organization in question appeared to relate to movable cultural objects. This led to an exchange of views on the difficulty of distinguishing clearly between movable and immovable cultural property.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2080 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.B.61 Proposal by the International Organization for the protection of Works of Art It was subsequently decided that the International Organization for the Protection of the Works of Art would be invited to attend future sessions of the Committee, in an observer capacity. However, a member of the Committee asked that it be noted that this decision was in no way to be interpreted as recognizing a special status for that Organization within the framework of the World Heritage Convention and that there was no commitment on the part of the Committee to grant a special status in the future.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2081 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.C.62 Donation of professor Badawy The representative of the Director-General introduced document CC-77/CONF.001/7 which, at this stage, was submitted to the Committee for information only. He explained that the offer included a house in Cairo and a capital fund of $240,000 from which the interest could be used to finance a number of fellowships in Egyptian archaeology; he pointed out that the administrative and practical problems involved in the upkeep of the house would make it difficult to accept that part of the donation.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2082 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.C.63 Donation of professor Badawy The representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt supplemented the information provided, giving further details on Professor Badawy's offer.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2083 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.C.64 Donation of professor Badawy The Committee expressed sincere thanks to Professor Badawy for his offer and authorized the Secretariat to study further the exact conditions of the offer and to report to it at its second session.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2084 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.D.65 Date and Place of second session The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Secretary of State invited the Committee to hold its next session in Washington. The Committee expressed its gratitude to the United States for this generous offer, which was accepted by acclamation. 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2085 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.D.66 Date and Place of second session It was decided that the exact dates of the next session, which would take place between 15 September and 31 October 1978, would be fixed by the Chairman, in consultation with the Government of the United States of America and the Director-General.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2086 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.E.67 Meeting of the Bureau It was further decided that the Bureau would meet in Paris on 8 and 9 June 1978. The Rome Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN would be invited to attend.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2087 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.F.68 Report of the Rapporteur At the last plenary meeting the Rapporteur presented an oral report in which he highlighted the main conclusions and decisions of the Committee. In concluding his report, he referred to one issue that had not been discussed during the session, namely Secretariat assistance to the Committee: in view of the volume and complexity of the administrative work involved both in the preparation of documentation for the sessions of the Committee and in implementing its decisions, which would be particularly heavy as from 1979, he suggested that Unesco should carefully examine the situation and provide the additional staff support necessary for the work related to the World Heritage Convention.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2088 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 COM VII.F.69 Report of the Rapporteur The Rapporteur's oral report has been incorporated into the present summary record, of which it forms a substantial part. 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2089 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 27 Jun 1977 00:00:00 EST
1 GA 1-6 Opening of the General Assembly by the Director-General or his representative, election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the General Assembly and adoption of the Rules of Procedure
  • The first General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage (1972) met in Nairobi on 26 November 1976.
  • Of the twenty-six States Parties to the Convention at the date of 26 November 1976 and thus having the right to vote, the following States were represented:

  • Algeria

    Australia

    Bulgaria

    Canada

    Ecuador

    Egypt

    France

    Federal Republic of Germany

    Ghana

    Iran

    Iraq

    Jordan


    Morocco

    Niger

    Nigeria

    Pakistan

    Poland

    Senegal

    Sudan

    Switzerland

    Syrian Arab Republic

    Tunisia

    United States of America

    Yugoslavia

    Zaire


    3. Representatives of the following States also participated, as observers, in the General Assembly : Austria, Cameroun, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, German Democratic Republic, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Mali, Portugal, Republic of Surinam, United Kingdom as well as representatives of the following international organizations : United Nations Environmental Programme ( UNEP ), International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

    4. The list of all the participants in the General Assembly is given in Annex 2.

    5. The Secretariat of the meeting was assured by the Secretariat of Unesco.


    6. After the meeting had been opened by Mr. John E. Fobes, Deputy Director General of Unesco, the General Assembly adopted its Rules of Procedure, with the amendments to Article 12, paragraphs 3 and 6, proposed by the representative of the Director General of Unesco. The Assembly thereafter elected by acclamation His Excellency Ambassador Hamid Rahnema (Iran) as its Chairman, the representatives of Algeria Bulgaria, Ecuador, Senegal and the United States, as Vice-Chairmen, and Mr. Michel Parent (France) as Rapporteur.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6604 wh-info@unesco.org Fri, 26 Nov 1976 00:00:00 EST
    1 GA 7-18 Elections to the World Heritage Committee
    8. Nineteen States Parties were candidates to the World Heritage Committee : Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Poland, Senegal, Sudan, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United States of America,. and Yugoslavia.

    9. After explaining that the Committee was composed of 15 members, the Chairman pointed out that there were more candidatures than seats to be filled and he asked if the Assembly wished to proceed to a vote.

    10. The Delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic proposed, in view of the practice followed in the elections to various bodies of Unesco and considering the way in which the 26 States Parties to the Convention were assigned to the electoral groups set up for the elections to the Executive Board, that the fifteen seats be attributed in the following way :

    4 seats to Group I
    2 seats to Group II
    1 seat to Group III
    1 seat to Group IV
    7 seats to Group V of which 3 to Africa and 4 to the Arab States

    11. This proposal gave rise to a wide exchange of views, in which nineteen delegations took part, on the principles to be applied in distributing the seats. Whereas certain delegations expressed their entire agreement with the proposal of the Syrian Arab Republic, others pointed out that, according to Article 8, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the election of members or the Committee should ensure an equitable representation of the different regions "and cultures of the world" and that it was necessary to take into account the nature and purpose of the Convention in determining the geographical distribution of the members of the Committee.

    12. At the close of the debate, the delegate of the Syrian Arab Republic announced that two of the Arab States would withdraw their candidature (Syria and Sudan), in order to leave four Arab candidatures (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Tunisia), if the Assembly accepted the geographical distribution that he had advocated.

    13. After a suspension of the meeting proposed by the Chairman to permit the delegations to reach an agreement, such an agreement could not be reached and the delegation of Australia, seconded by the delegations of Ecuador, Switzerland, Zaire and France, requested a vote by secret ballot, in application of Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure.

    14. After the representative of the Director General had explained the voting procedure by secret ballot, the Chairman appointed the delegates of Bulgaria and Pakistan as tellers and the Assembly proceeded to a vote.

    15. The results of the vote, announced by the Chairman, were as follows :

    Number of States Parties present and voting                      25

    Number of valid voting papers                                             25

    France                                                                                   25 votes

    Iran                                                                                       23 votes

    Nigeria                                                                                  23 votes

    Tunisia                                                                                  23 votes

    United States of America                                                     23 votes

    Egypt                                                                                     22 votes

    Ecuador                                                                                 21 votes

    Yugoslavia                                                                             19 votes

    Australia                                                                               18 votes

    Canada                                                                                  17 votes

    Federal Republic of Germany                                              17 votes

    Ghana                                                                                   17 votes

    Poland                                                                                   17 votes

    Senegal                                                                                 17 votes

    Iraq                                                                                       15 votes

    Jordan                                                                                   14 votes

    Switzerland                                                                           14 votes


    16. The Chairman declared elected the first fifteen States mentioned above which had obtained the majority of votes required.

    17. At the opening of the second meeting, the representative of the Director General recalled the procedure foreseen for the renewal, of members of the World Heritage Committees designated at the first election. In conformity with Article 9 of the Convention, the term of one-third of the members of the Committee shall cease at the end of the first ordinary session of the General Conference following that at which they were elected, and the term of office of a further third of the members designated at the same time shall cease at the end of the second ordinary session of the General Conference following that at which they were elected. The names of the outgoing members shall be chosen by lot by the President of the General Conference after the first election.

    18. The choice by lot took place in Nairobi on 30 November 1976. The official record thereof is set out in Annex I.]]>
    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6605 wh-info@unesco.org Fri, 26 Nov 1976 00:00:00 EST
    1 GA 19-21 Examination of the proposed Financial Regulations for the World Heritage Fund and determination of the amount of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention
    20. With respect to the amount of the compulsory or voluntary contributions that States Parties will make to the World Heritage Fund, the delegations of Switzerland and Poland proposed that it.be fixed at 0.75% of the contribution to the Regular Budget of Unesco, whereas the delegations of Zaire, Nigeria, Algeria, Syria and Australia proposed 1%. Since no objection was lodged when the Chairman asked the General Assembly if it accepted this latter percentage, this was adopted without recourse to a vote. The delegation of Switzerland stated that, had a vote occurred, it would have abstained.

    21. The Assembly took note without discussion of the method and procedure for payment set forth in the information document on the World Heritage Fund and did not formulate any comments concerning the draft financial regulations of the Fund.]]>
    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6606 wh-info@unesco.org Fri, 26 Nov 1976 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .1 Introduction The second session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee") was held in Washington from 5 to 8 September 1978. The session was attended by the following members of the World Heritage Committee: Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Poland, Tunisia, United States of America and Yugoslavia.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2090 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .2 Introduction Representatives of the International Centre for Conservation, the International Council of Monuments and Sites, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (hereinafter referred to as "ICCROM", "ICOMOS" and "IUCN" respectively) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2091 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .3 Introduction Observers from five States Parties to the Convention not members of the Committee, namely Brazil, Morocco, Panama, Switzerland and the Syrian Arab Republic, also attended the session, as well as observers from ten international governmental and non-governmental organizations and a wider public audience.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2092 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .4 Introduction The full list of participants will be found in Annex III to this report.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2093 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .5 Opening of the session The second session of the Committee was opened by its Chairman, Mr. Firouz Bagherzadeh. In welcoming members of the Committee, representatives of advisory organizations and all other participants, he recalled the great progress already achieved in the implementation of the Convention thanks to the efforts of the States Parties, Bureau members, the Secretariat and the advisory organizations. He concluded by expressing his confidence that the session would be both fruitful and enjoyable.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2094 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .6 Opening of the session Mr. David Hales, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior, welcomed delegates to Washington on behalf of the United States of America. He conveyed to the Committee a written message from the President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, the text of which is given in Annex I. The Committee greatly appreciated the personal message from the President of the United States of America and requested the Chairman to convey to the President its gratitude for the message with which he had honoured the opening of the second session.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2095 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM .7 Opening of the session The Deputy Assistant Director General for Operations (Culture and Communication) responded on behalf of the Director General of UNESCO. Mr. Bolla expressed UNESCO's sincere appreciation for the invitation by the Government of the United States of America to hold the second session in Washington. In greeting members of the Committee and wishing them success in their work, he indicated the important role of international organizations such as UNDP, UNEP, IBRD, IDB, WFP, OAS and ALECSO in providing crucial support to conservation measures. In this context, he also expressed UNESCO's gratitude to the host country for its intellectual and financial support to a number of conservation projects throughout the world. He then reported on the present situation regarding the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"). Forty (40) Member States of UNESCO had ratified or accepted the Convention as of 23 August 1978 and other Member States were about to do so. Thus the Committee would be enlarged to twenty-one members, as provided for under the Convention, when the next election to the Committee took place on 24 November 1978, at the second General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention to be held during the next General Conference of UNESCO. He continued with an analysis of the geographical distribution of States Parties to the Convention and pointed out that nine States Parties belonged to the Arab Region, eight to the African Region, eight to the Western European and North American Region, seven to the Central and Latin American Region, five to the Asian and three to the Eastern European Regions. Mr. Bolla noted that, while this distribution was a fairly balanced one, still greater efforts would have to be made to increase further the number of States Parties, particularly in the Asian and Eastern European regions. He then highlighted the fact that a number of outstanding cultural and natural properties had already been nominated by States Parties for inclusion in the World Heritage List, which set a high standard for the future designation of properties for the List. In reviewing the present financial situation of the World Heritage Fund, he stressed the crucial importance of voluntary contributions to the Fund. Mr. Bolla then expressed the opinion that the time had probably not yet come to launch a world-wide mass media campaign aimed at the general public for publicising the Convention, as this might be more effective when a greater number of concrete achievements could be shown. In this connection, Mr. Bolla stressed the importance of starting immediately with operations under the Convention and he suggested that necessary action be taken without delay to enhance knowledge of the Convention among decision-makers in all Member States of UNESCO. However, preparatory work should already commence to plan future information activities intended for the general public. Finally, Mr. Bolla recalled that the Committee had so far adopted all its decisions with the full consensus of all its members. He concluded with the hope that the decisions adopted at this session would also be unanimous.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2096 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM I.8 Adoption of the agenda The Chairman invited the members of the Committee to examine the provisional agenda prepared by the Secretariat. At the request of members of the Committee, two new items were added to the agenda: "Revision of the Rules of Procedure" and "Review of the Procedure for Nominations to the List of World Heritage in Danger."

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2097 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM I.9 Adoption of the agenda With the above additions, the agenda was adopted.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2098 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM II.10 Revision of the Rules of Procedure The Committee discussed the need to increase the number of officers constituting the Bureau in view of the greater workload of the Bureau in the future. Committee members also felt that a larger number of officers would be advisable to allow for:

    (i) better representation of geographical regions in the Bureau; and,
    (ii) enhanced expertise for both natural and cultural properties.

    Having also in mind that the membership of the Committee itself would be increased from 15 to 21 delegates at the second General Assembly, the Committee agreed to elect henceforth 7 officers for the Bureau which would then consist of the Chairman, five Vice-Chairmen and the Rapporteur.

     

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2099 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM II.11 Revision of the Rules of Procedure The Committee amended Articles 12.1 and 13 of the Rules of Procedure accordingly.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2100 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM III.12 Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Rapporteur The Committee elected by acclamation Mr. David Hales (USA) as its Chairman. The Committee then proceeded to elect by acclamation the delegates of Ecuador, Egypt, France, Iran and Nigeria, as Vice-Chairmen, and Professor Krzysztof Pawlowski (Poland), as Rapporteur. The new Chairman then called for a standing ovation to thank Mr. Firouz Bagherzadeh for the excellent leadership he had provided to the Committee during the past year.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2101 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM IV.14 Consideration of a draft text of a standard agreement between the World Heritage Committee and States receiving technical cooperation The Committee, after reviewing and commenting on each article of the draft agreement, asked the Secretariat to take note of the observations made by the delegates and to elaborate a new, less detailed text for consideration by the Committee at its next session. It was also noted that the new text should be formulated in such a way as to accommodate the specific requirements and practice of States Parties. In doing so UNESCO's general principles for the provision of technical cooperation should be retained.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2103 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM IV.15 Consideration of a draft text of a standard agreement between the World Heritage Committee and States receiving technical cooperation Until the adoption of such an agreement by the Committee, UNESCO's rules and procedures would be followed in the provision of technical cooperation to States Parties.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2104 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM IV.16 Consideration of a draft text of a standard agreement between the World Heritage Committee and States receiving technical cooperation 16. The Committee expressed the wish that the Secretariat, in the preparation of a new draft agreement, take note of the following observations and recommendations made by delegates during the discussion:

    17. With regard to Article 2 paragraph 5: The delegate of Poland recommended rewording to avoid obligation to meet expenses (for instance, for medical treatment) in convertible currency for countries with a non-convertible currency. Several delegates considered that governments should be encouraged to employ the fellow to the extent possible upon his return, in the field for which he has been trained under the fellowship rather than to force governments to do so as a condition sine qua non.

    18. With regard to Article 3, as the delegate of Canada pointed out, not all States Parties had adhered to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of Specialized Agencies of the UN system. He therefore recommended that the wording of Article 3 be reconsidered by taking into account specific regulations by which some of the States Parties might be bound.

    19. With regard to paragraph 3 of Article 3, the delegate of the United States of America requested that the stipulation not to impose commercial bank charges should be reconsidered as it might be difficult to apply this clause in some countries.

    20. With regard to paragraph 5 of Article 3, the delegate of Canada expressed doubt that the "save harmless clause" would be an appropriate provision, as its legal value from the point of view of his government was questionable.

    21. Article 4 should also contain a provision for the use in the agreement of the official language(s) of the country receiving assistance.

    22. As regards paragraph 3 of Article 4, the delegate of Canada recommended the following clause: "In the event of termination, the undertakings assumed in this arrangement will continue to apply to the extent necessary to permit the orderly withdrawal of personnel and funds and the settlement of accounts, provided that in no case will the arrangement continue to apply for a period longer than (- x - months or years)."

     

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2105 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM IV.23 Consideration of a draft text of a standard agreement between the World Heritage Committee and States receiving technical cooperation The Committee invited other members who wished to comment on the draft text to transmit their observations to the Secretariat by 31 December 1978. These comments would be circulated by the Secretariat to all members of the Committee and would be taken into account in the preparation of a revised text to be considered by the Committee at its third session.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2112 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM V.24 Examination of the form and Periodicity of Publication of the World Heritage List, the List of World Heritage in danger and the List of Properties for which technical cooperation is granted The Committee followed the recommendation of the Bureau and agreed to publish and disseminate annually the World Heritage List, the World Heritage in Danger List and the list of properties for which technical cooperation is granted from the World Heritage Fund as combined lists. (see document CC-78/CONF.010/6). It was pointed out that this arrangement would allow for timely updating of these lists after each annual session of the Committee.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2113 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM V.25 Examination of the form and Periodicity of Publication of the World Heritage List, the List of World Heritage in danger and the List of Properties for which technical cooperation is granted The representative of ICOMOS and the delegate of France drew the attention of the Committee to the introductory part to the World Heritage List in which some terms used in the French text did not correspond to the English text. In order to overcome this the Committee adopted the following changes in the French text: the criteria against which cultural properties would be evaluated, which are set out in point a) (ii) should read "... sur le développement de l'architecture, de la sculpture monumentale, de la conception des jardins et paysages, des arts connexes, des conceptions de l'urbanisme ou de l'habitat ..." instead of "... sur le développement ultérieur de l'architecture, de la sculpture monumentale, de la conception des jardins et des paysages, des arts connexes ou de l'habitat ...".

    Point a) (v) should read "... formes d'habitats humains traditionnels ou de conceptions urbanistiques ..." instead of "... formes d'habitats humains traditionnels ...". Upon the Rapporteur's proposal, the Committee decided to amend also the corresponding English text in order to add the same clarifications.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2114 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VI.26 Consideration of Public Information Activities The former Rapporteur presented the views of the Bureau on this matter. He pointed out that the Bureau agreed that consideration should be given urgently to a general ongoing publicity campaign to promote the objectives of the Convention and the work of the Committee. Such a campaign would help to inform the public of the importance of conserving the World heritage, accelerate ratifications by Member States of the Convention, stimulate contributions to the World Heritage Fund, and generally start fulfilling the educational mandate outlined in the Convention.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2115 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VI.27 Consideration of Public Information Activities After considerable discussion, the Committee agreed to form a sub-Committee for in-depth study of future public information and educational activities of the Committee.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2116 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VI.28 Consideration of Public Information Activities The Chairman then nominated Mr. Peter Bennett as Chairman and appointed the delegates of Ecuador, France, Iran, Iraq, USA and representatives of the advisory organizations as members of the sub-Committee.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2117 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VI.29 Consideration of Public Information Activities In reporting on the work of the sub-Committee, its Chairman outlined the objectives of the proposed public information programme, in the following terms. Firstly, the programme should focus upon the aims of the Convention, the work of the Committee, the criteria for the inclusion of sites in the World Heritage List and the types of assistance available to States under the Convention, providing examples of assistance already granted; the World Heritage List should be de-emphasized until such time as there were sufficient sites on the List to make it appear truly representative of the world's heritage. Secondly, the programme should be at two levels, international and national. At the international level, UNESCO, ICOMOS, ICCROM and IUCN channels and facilities should be used. At the national level, States adhering to the Convention should be encouraged to promote the Convention through their governmental machinery. The Canadian Government Booklet on the Convention, distributed to delegates, was noted as a good example of a national governmental initiative. The assistance of non-governmental organizations in each State should also be enlisted by States to promote the objectives of the Convention; these would include not only the national committees of international organizations such as ICOMOS and IUCN, but also other conservation-oriented non-governmental organizations. The Chairman of the sub-Committee then proceeded to present suggestions for a three-year public information programme.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2118 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VI.30 Consideration of Public Information Activities After discussing the proposed programme, the Committee decided that the following three activities would be undertaken during the forth-coming year and authorized expenditure of up to $30,000 for that purpose :

    (a) a brochure in five UNESCO languages (Arabic, English, French,Russian and Spanish) aimed primarily at opinion-makers in States not yet adhering to the Convention, to describe the objectives of the Convention, the criteria for nominations to the World Heritage List, the types of assistance available and the ways of applying for such assistance;

    (b) a simple, four-panel leaflet on the Convention and its objectives in all five UNESCO languages for distribution to the general public everywhere on a large scale, to answer inquiries; and

    (c) a World Heritage poster.

     

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2119 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VI.31 Consideration of Public Information Activities The decision to limit the number of activities to be undertaken during the next twelve months stemmed from the Committee's wish to pursue only those which would be of immediate interest in relation to the present stage of its work. The Secretariat was, however, requested to study the feasibility of carrying out at a later stage other activities proposed by the sub-Committee, such as the creation of a photo library of World Heritage sites, the preparation of a radio documentary and of a slide show with audio track, both in five languages and dealing with the objectives of the Convention, and the preparation of an educational kit with slides, as well as the printing of stamps by States Parties, as suggested by the delegate of Poland. The Committee asked the Secretariat to present proposals on the above activities for consideration by the Committee at its third session.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2120 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VII.32 Study of Terms and Conditions of preparatory assistance The Committee recalled Article 20 of the Convention under which international assistance may not only be granted to property already included in the World Heritage List but also to property which had not yet been added to the World Heritage List. International assistance for property which had not yet been included in the World Heritage List, for which the working term "preparatory assistance" had been adopted by the Committee may be granted:

    (i) for identifying cultural and natural properties of universal importance and preparatory work with a view to nominating properties for inclusion in the World Heritage List (see Article 13, paragraph 2 of the Convention), and

    (ii) for drawing up technical assistance requests, including preparation of feasibility studies for future technical co-operation projects in accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1, and Article 21, paragraphs 1 and 3, of the Convention.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2121 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST
    2 COM VII.35 Study of Terms and Conditions of Preparatory Assistance After examining the budgetary situation of the World Heritage Fund (see document CC-78/CONF.010/INF.2) and discussing in depth appro- priate use of the Fund, the Committee decided to authorize the Chairman to grant, in consultation with the Director General of UNESCO, preparatory assistance to States Parties up to a total amount of US $140,000 (as shown in document CC-78/CONF.010/8) with a budgetary ceiling of US $15,000 per project. The Committee agreed with the proposal mentioned in paragraph 33 as put forward by the Secretariat and consequently decided that this preparatory assistance could, in exceptional cases, take the form of financial assistance.

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    2 COM VIII.36 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The former Rapporteur presented to the Committee the list of properties which, according to the Bureau, would be eligible for inclusion in the World Heritage List. He then called the attention of the Committee to three properties on this list which would meet the criteria for inclusion in the World Heritage List but which, at the time of the Bureau meeting had lacked the required documentation.

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    2 COM VIII.37 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee examined these three cases first and stated with satisfaction that appropriate documentation for two properties had in the meantime been received. As regards the third case (National Park of Ichkeul) the Committee decided, in agreement with the delegate of Tunisia, to defer its decision to its next session subject to receipt of the requested information.

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    2 COM VIII.38 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee, upon finding itself in full agreement with the list proposed by the Bureau, decided to enter the following 12 properties in the World Heritage List:

     

    NAME OF PROPERTY INCLUDED IN THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST (STATE PARTY)

    L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park (Canada)

    Nahanni National Park (Canada)

    Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)

    City of Quito (Ecuador)

    Simien National Park (Ethiopia)

    Rock Hewn Churches, Lalibela (Ethiopia)

    Aachen Cathedral  (Federal Republic of Germany)

    Cracow's Historic Centre (Poland)

    Wieliczka - salt mine (Poland)

    Island of Goree (Senegal)

    Mesa Verde (United State of America)

    Yellowstone (United State of America)

     

     

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    2 COM VIII.39 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee further decided to defer consideration of all other nominations listed in document CC-78/CONF.010/7 until its third session. All these nominations, as well as those received after the Bureau meeting and listed in document CC-78/CONF.010/7 Add.1 (for which it had been impossible to complete the technical review, translation and transmission to all States members of the Committee in time before the second session) would be transmitted to the Bureau for examination prior to their consideration by the Committee at its next session.

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    2 COM VIII.40 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Chairman then thanked the States Parties for their efforts, which had made it possible to initiate the establishment of the World Heritage List. He also recalled that the time and order of entry of a property in the World Heritage List should by no means be interpreted as an indication of the qualification of a property or judgment on its value in comparison to other properties in the list, as all of them had met the criteria adopted by the Committee.

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    2 COM VIII.41 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee continued its work by discussing suitable future closing dates for the submission of nominations and agreed that nominations, in order to be examined at the next Bureau meeting, should be with the Secretariat by 1 March 1979 at the latest. Thereafter, however, the deadline for submission of nominations would be 1 January so that more time would be available to the Secretariat, ICOMOS and IUCN for the processing and technical review of the new dominations.

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    2 COM VIII.42 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List There followed considerable discussion as to whether the number of nominations per country and year should be limited or not and how to solve the problem of the increasing workload for all parties involved in the evaluation process, which may become rather time-consuming and may even exceed the capacity of the advisory organizations, the Bureau, the Committee and the UNESCO Secretariat in the future.

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    2 COM VIII.43 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List In this connection, reference was made to Article 11 (1) of the Convention which stipulates no limit for the number of nominations by a single State Party. However, in recognizing this stipulation the Committee, for purely practical reasons, authorized the Chairman to convene, if necessary, a special Bureau meeting after the closing date for submission of nominations in order to examine, together with the advisory organizations and the Secretariat, the possibility of evaluating all new nominations and to adopt a procedure which would take into account the capacities of all parties involved in the processing of nominations.

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    2 COM VIII.44 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List Following a proposal made by the delegate of Yugoslavia who underlined the importance of the decisions taken by the Committee for the establishment of the World Heritage List, the Committee decided that a document concerning the nominations of States and presenting the recommendations of the Bureau thereon, would be prepared for the Committee which would examine the nominations one by one and would decide on the inclusion or non-inclusion in the List of each individual site.

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    2 COM VIII.45 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List The delegate of Poland then drew the attention of the Committee to paragraphs 20 and 21 of the report of the Rapporteur on the first meeting of the Bureau. As noted in the report, Poland was the only State affected by the decision that on this first occasion, States Parties would be limited to nominating only two properties each for inclusion in the World Heritage List, since it had nominated three sites which clearly qualified for inclusion and for which complete documentation had been submitted: Auschwitz, Cracow and the Salt Mines of Wieliczka. It would, therefore, appear justified that the nomination of Auschwitz be referred to the second session of the Bureau with a favourable recommendation.

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    2 COM VIII.46 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List In response to this proposal the Committee agreed that in all future cases where eligible nominations were deferred by the Bureau, such nominations would be given priority consideration at the following Bureau meeting, unless these nominations had in the meantime been withdrawn by the State concerned.

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    2 COM VIII.47 Review of Nominations to the World Heritage List At the suggestion of the delegate of France a general discussion took place on the problems of typology, comparability, complementarity and universality of cultural and natural properties of universal importance. Some delegates felt it desirable that States Parties sharing cultural or natural properties of a comparable nature should consult each other for the purpose of harmonizing approaches in the selection of properties for the World Heritage List. It was also stated that the criteria for selection of properties for the World Heritage List should be discussed in more detail in the future in order to facilitate selection and evaluation of candidate World Heritage properties.

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    2 COM IX.48 Examination of requests for technical cooperation The Committee, fully aware of the urgency to assist Ethiopia in the great task of preserving this threatened property, agreed to make available to Ethiopia, if requested, preparatory assistance, deemed necessary by the Committee for the elaboration of a more comprehensive technical assistance request and the conduct of a feasibility study. Subject to the outcome of this preparatory work, technical assistance may be granted by the Committee or emergency assistance by the Chairman, for the Simien World Heritage site, as appropriate.

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    2 COM X.49 Review of the Procedure for Nominations to the List of World Heritage in danger The Chairman invited the delegate of Canada to take the floor since this item had been added to the agenda upon his proposal. The delegate of Canada explained that after discussing with the Secretariat of UNESCO the terms of Article 11.4 of the Convention he considered that there was no need for a special procedure to be adopted for the establishment of the List of World Heritage in Danger.

     

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    2 COM XI.(a).50 Consideration of a Proposed World Heritage Emblem The Secretariat of UNESCO presented to the Committee the initial design and a later version, modified according to the suggestions of the Bureau, of the proposed World Heritage Emblem, prepared by Mr. Michel Olyff.

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    2 COM XI.(a).51 Consideration of a Proposed World Heritage Emblem As conceived by the artist, this emblem symbolized, "in a form sufficiently simple to be inserted on a map and to identify sites", the interdependence of cultural and natural properties. The central square was a form crested by man; the circle represented nature, the two being intimately linked. The emblem was round, like the world, but it was also a symbol of protection. The two designs, identical in their concept, differed in their graphic approach. (Both designs are shown in Annex II.)

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    2 COM XI.(a).52 Consideration of a Proposed World Heritage Emblem Following the Bureau's suggestions, the author presented two versions of the designs, one in black and white, the other in blue and white, the latter being the colours of the United Nations.

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    2 COM XI.(a).53 Consideration of a Proposed World Heritage Emblem The Committee examined the proposed designs very carefully. The delegate of Yugoslavia emphasized that the choice of an emblem was of great importance. The emblem would symbolize for future generations the principles embodied in the Convention. The Committee felt that the proposed emblem fully satisfied the criteria of universality and simplicity, and conveyed the essential objectives of the Convention. Consequently it decided to adopt the emblem in its two graphic versions both to be used, in any colour, depending on the use to be made of them, the technical possibilities and considerations of an artistic nature.

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    2 COM XI.(b).54 Booklet on How to Prepare World Heritage List Nominations Following the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided that a booklet explaining how nominations to the World Heritage List should be prepared, should be drawn up by ICOMOS and IUCN instead of the model nomination files which they had previously been asked to prepare and that the Secretariat of UNESCO should follow up this decision. This booklet should be published in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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    2 COM XI.(b).55 Booklet on How to Prepare World Heritage List Nominations In this connection, the delegate of France pointed out that there was also need to develop tools for alleviating the workload involved in the processing and technical review of nominations by the Secretariat of UNESCO, ICOMOS and IUCN. The Secretariat informed the Committee that forms to simplify the correspondence necessary to complete the nominations and relevant documentation were already used and others would be worked out.

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    2 COM XI.(c).56 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 At the invitation of the Chairman, the representative of the Director General presented the proposed expenditures for 1978-1979 (document CC-78/CONF.010/8) divided into five different Chapters. The first three chapters concerned what could be considered as purely operational activities - preparatory assistance, technical cooperation including training, and emergency assistance. The fourth chapter provided for programme support - IUCN and ICOMOS participation, and public information activities. The fifth and last chapter covered temporary assistance for the UNESCO Secretariat in order to cope with part of the additional workload. The figures in the document were only indicative.

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    2 COM XI.(c).57 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 In connection with the provisions made for training, the delegates of Canada and of the Federal Republic of Germany stressed the importance of the training of administrators and reference was made to the annual International Seminar for parks administrators organized by the School of Natural Resources in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service at the University of Michigan. The representative of the Director General of UNESCO confirmed that fellowships for such a course could be granted, if requested by a State Party for one of its nationals.

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    2 COM XI.(c).58 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 The delegate of Iraq stated the intention of the Regional Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property in the Arab States to submit for approval at the next session of the Committee a project for a course on the conservation of ancient buildings, to be organized in co-operation with the Committee.

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    2 COM XI.(c).59 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 The Committee agreed with the proposal of the delegate of France that the provision for emergency assistance be increased from US $100,000 to US $150,000.

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    2 COM XI.(c).60 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 The proposed expenditure for programme support , i.e. contracts with ICOMOS and IUCN and public information activities, as well as the funds allocated to temporary assistance for the UNESCO Secretariat, were supported by the delegates of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Iran, Nigeria and the United States of America. The latter having suggested that a certain amount of flexibility be introduced for Chapters IV and V of the proposed expenditure, the Committee, at the proposal of the delegate of Canada, decided to provide for a contingency allocation of 3% of the total amount for all activities proposed.

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    2 COM XI.(c).61 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 Taking into account the total resources available in the World Heritage Fund which, as shown in document CC-78/CONF.010/INF.2, amounted to $555,695.25 as at 31 July 1978, the Committee adopted the following revised budget for the period September 1978/September 1979 :

     

    Item of expenditure / Funds authorized

     

    I. Preparatory Assistance

    Preparation of nominations to the World Heritage List and(or) preparation of requests and feasibility studies for technical cooperation projects (provision of experts, equipment or financial grants required for the work foreseen under this item), as provided for
    in Articles 13.2 and 21.3 of the Convention / $140.000

    II. Technical cooperation

    Training (fellowships) for nationals of States Parties to the Convention, as foreseen in Article
    22(c) of the Convention / $ 90.000

    III. Emergency Assistance (Provision of experts, equipment or financial grants), as foreseen in Article 21.2 of the Convention / $150.000

    IV. Programme Support

    Technical review of nominations by ICOMOS

    For 15 to 30 nominations $300 per nomination
    (For up to 15 nominations $450 per nomination) / $9.000

    Technical review of nominations by IUCN

    For 15 to 30 nominations $300 per nomination
    (for up to 15 nominations $450 per nomination) / $9.000

    Public information activities / $30.000

    // $ 48.000

    V. Temporary Assistance for the Secretariat / $ 47.000

    Total / $475.000
    Contingency Funds (3% of $475.000) / $ 14.250

    // $ 489.250

     

     

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    2 COM XI.(c).62 Authorization of Expenditures in 1978-1979 The delegate of the United States of America expressed his concern with the workload imposed on the Secretariat by the various activities carried out under the Convention. This concern was shared by all the other members of the Committee who at the same time stated their appreciation of the work already undertaken by the Secretariat. The Committee consequently requested the Chairman to write to the Director General informing him of the decision to grant temporary assistance from the World Heritage Fund for a one-year period and drawing his attention to the need for additional permanent staff support financed by the Regular Programme and Budget of the Organization.

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    2 COM XI.(d).63 Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention The Committee authorized the Secretariat to amend the above-mentioned Operational Guidelines, adopted by the Committee at its first session, to bring them into line with the decisions taken at the second session.

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    2 COM XI.(e).64 Report of the Committee to the UNESCO General Conference The Committee approved the draft text of its report to the General Conference of UNESCO at its 20th session, as set out in document CC-78/CONF.010/9, and authorized the Secretariat to complete this report with the decisions taken at its second session.

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    2 COM XI.(f).65 Statement by the observer of the World Food Programme (WFP) In his statement, the observer of the World Food Programme indicated that his Organization gave food assistance to social and economic development projects. He went on to describe the project undertaken by the Egyptian Government in co-operation with UNESCO and the World Food Programme for the preservation of the Philae temples, to which the WFP had made a substantial contribution in the form of food assistance as part- payment of wages for about 1,700 workers engaged in the restoration of the monuments. The project, in addition to its evident cultural value, would also provide an opportunity to develop the tourist industry in the area and help diversity the economic development of the Aswan region. In concluding, the observer of the World Food Programme referred to the success of the operation which, in that Organization, was known as "bread and stones".

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    2 COM XI.(g).66 Date and place of the next session The delegate of Egypt invited the Committee to hold its third session in Cairo in September 1979. This invitation was greatly appreciated by the Committee which accepted by acclamation the kind offer of the Egyptian Government.

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    2 COM XI.(g).67 Date and place of the next session In closing the second session of the Committee, the Chairman thanked all those who had contributed to making the meeting possible and the deliberations successful.

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    2 GA 1-6 Opening of the General Assembly by the Director-General or his representative
  • The Second General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) met in Paris on 24 November 1978.
  • Of the 40 States which were Parties to the Convention as at 24 November 1978, and thus had the right to vote, the following 34 States were represented at the meeting :
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    Algeria

    Jordan

    Argentina

    Morocco

    Australia

    Nepal

    Bolivia

    Niger

    Brazil

    Nigeria

    Bulgaria

    Norway

    Canada

    Pakistan

    Costa Rica

    Panama

    Cyprus

    Poland

    Ecuador

    Senegal

    Egypt

    Sudan

    Ethiopia

    Switzerland

    France

    Tunisia

    Federal Republic of Germany

    United Republic of Tanzania

    Iran

    United States of America

    Iraq

    Yugoslavia

    Italy

    Zaire


    3. Representatives of the following States also participated, as observers, in the General Assembly : Belgium, Chile, Finland, the German Democratic Republic, Guatemala, the Holy See, Indonesia, Japan, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar; Mauritania, Nicaragua, Romania, San Marino, and Spain. Eight International organizations including the three advisory organizations to the World Heritage Committee, namely the International Centre for Conservation (ICCROM), the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) also attended the meeting in an observer capacity.

    4. The list of the participants at the meeting is given in the annex to this document.

    5. The Secretariat of the meeting was assumed by the Secretariat of Unesco.

    6. M. Makaminan Makagiansar, Assistant Director-General for Culture and Communication of Unesco, opened the meeting, and, on behalf of the Director General and himself, welcomed the delegates of States Parties and the other participants. He underlined the essential role of the Convention for the work of Unesco. Its objectives were, on the one hand, to preserve the testimony of man's creative genius and of the rich resources of nature, and, on the other hand, to help to improve the quality of life, and to promote cultural identity. Mr. Makagiansar then went on to review the progress achieved since the first General Assembly with respect to the implementation of the Convention, noting with pleasure the increase in the number of States who had become Parties to the Convention. He also informed the General Assembly of the work undertaken by the Committee since its inception. After expressing the hope that other States would join those who had already ratified or accepted the Convention, he reminded the Assembly of the two principal tasks before it, namely the election of members of the Committee, and the determination of the amount of the contribution to the World Heritage fund, as foreseen in Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention.]]>
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    2 GA 7 Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the General Assembly and adoption of the Rules of Procedure http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6599 wh-info@unesco.org Fri, 24 Nov 1978 00:00:00 EST 2 GA 8 Adoption of the Agenda of the General Assembly http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6600 wh-info@unesco.org Fri, 24 Nov 1978 00:00:00 EST 2 GA 9-16 Elections to the World Heritage Committee


    10. The Chairman explained to the General Assembly the procedure to be followed for the election of members of the Committee. As a result of the increase in the number of States having ratified or accepted the Convention, the number of members of the Committee would be increased from 15 to 21. It would therefore be necessary to elect, on the one hand, five members to replace the five members whose term of office was to expire at the end of the 20th session of the General Conference and, on the other hand, six new members whose term of office would be decided by drawing lots. The term of office of two of these States would terminate at the end of the 21st session of the General Conference, that of two other States at the end of the 22nd session of the General Conference, and that of the two remaining States at the end of the 23rd session of the General Conference. The choice by lot would be undertaken by the President of the General Conference, in conformity with Article 9, paragraph 2, of the Convention.

    11. Some delegates referred to the terms of the Convention whereby “any State Party to the Convention which is in arrears with the payment of its compulsory or voluntary contribution for the current year and the calendar year immediately preceding it shall not be eligible as a membem of the World Heritage Committee”. In the light of this provision, the delegates of the Federal Republic of Germany and of Costa Rica withdrew their candidature. They explained to the Assembly that the delay in paying their contributions was due to budgetary reasons, but that their governments would take the necessary measures to make the payments very shortly.


    12. Several delegates then broached the problem of geographical distribution, making reference to Article 8, paragraph 2, of the Convention, according to which "Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world". One delegate proposed, in view of the practice followed in the elections to other bodies of Unesco, and given the distribution of the 40 States Parties to the Convention among the electoral groups set up for the purpose of elections to the Executive Board, that the 21 seats on the Committee be attributed as follows: 5 seats to Group I, 2 to Group II, 4 to Group III, 3 to Group IV and 7 to Group V. This proposal gave rise to a wide exchange of views on the principles which should govern the distribution of the seats. Some speakers suggested a different distribution among these same groups, or the formation of different groups, while others observed that the procedure could not be the same for elections involving the 145 Member States of Unesco as for the election of members to the Committee, since the Convention had, to date, only 40 States Parties. Many delegates stressed the need to remain flexible, since the number of States Parties was likely to increase, and it would be dangerous to establish rigid principles which would create a precedent for future elections.


    13. Taking into account the wish of all those present to reach a balanced geographical distribution, and in order to allow the delegations time to arrive at an agreement, the Chairman proposed that the meeting be suspended. Since it had not been possible to reach an agreement, he suggested the delegates should proceed to vote by secret ballot, bearing in mind the moral obligation to achieve an equitable distribution. In order to help to clarify the situation, the delegate of Poland withdrew his country's candidature, in favour of that of Bulgaria.

    14. Other questions concerning more specifically the voting procedure itself were raised and, in particular, as to whether the five States members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the 20th session of the General Conference could be re-elected to the new Committee. The Deputy Assistant Director-General (Operational Activities) of the Sector of Culture and Communication replied that there was nothing in the Convention that was contrary thereto. One delegate, with the support of many other delegations, proposed that the Assembly should proceed to a single vote for the eleven members to be elected. The five candidates gaining the largest number of votes would be considered as elected in replacement of the five retiring members, and the six candidates with the next highest number of votes would be considered as elected to the six new seats, and their terms of office would consequently be determined by lot. This proposal was accepted by the Assembly.

    15. The Chairman then appointed the delegates of Costa Rica and Egypt as tellers, and the General Assembly proceeded to the vote. The results of the vote, which the Chairman announced, were as follows:

    Number of States Parties present and voting :

    34

     

    Number of valid voting papers :

    34

     

    Number of votes obtained by the States having obtained the required majority (18 votes):

     

     

    France

    France

    29

    Bulgaria

    21

     

    Panama

    26

    Sudan

    20

     

    Italy

    23

    Senegal

    19

     

    Pakistan

    23

    Switzerland

    19

     

    Argentina

    22

    Algeria

    18

     

     

     

    Nepal

    18


     

    16. The five States having obtained the greatest number of votes were declared elected by the Chairman in replacement of the five States whose term of office was to expire at the end of the 20th session of the General Conference. The next six States mentioned above were declared elected by the Chairman as new members of the Committee, with terms of office to be determined by drawing As a result of the choice by lot undertaken by the President of the General Conference on 23 November 1978, the terms of office of the six new members were fixed as follows : Algeria and Sudan until the end of the 21st session of the General Conference, Bulgaria and Nepal until the end of the 22nd session of the General Conference, and Senegal and Switzerland until the end of the 23rd session.]]>
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    2 GA 17 Determination of the amount of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention Convention would be fixed at of the contribution of States Parties to the Regular Budget of the Organization for 1979-1980. In-reply to a question raised by one of the delegates, the Deputy Assistant Director-General (Operational Activities) of the Sector of Culture and Communication, explained that the amounts of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund indicated in the annex to document CC-78/CONF.011/4 had been calculated on the basis of the provisional budgetary ceiling of 303 million which had been adopted by the General. Conference. These amounts were therefore provisional and subject to adjustment in the light of the final figure which would be adopted for the Regular Programme of the Organisation.


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    2 GA 18-20 Other business
    19. One delegate underlined the importance of the work already accomplished by the Committee and invited the delegations to take note of two fundamentally important documents which could serve as a basis for future action to be taken. These documents were the 'Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention': and the Report of the second session of the Committee held in Washington.

    20. The representatives of the three advisory organizations to the Committee took the floor. The representative of IUCN recalled the hope exprssed by members of his organisation at the last IUCN General Assembly, namely that the concerns of the cultural heritage and the natural heritage should be represented on the Committee in a balanced way. The representative of ICOMOS was gratified to note the increase in the number of States Parties to the Convention and offered the assistance of her organisation to all Member States in implementing their programmes. The representative of ICCROM proposed: the assistance of his organization to the States Parties in connection with research projects and the training of staff.]]>
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    3 BUR XI.19 Nomination submitted by Yugoslavia of the Kotor natural and historical region to the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger The Bureau decided to recommend that this site be entered on the two lists provided that the Committee agreed with a special procedure for the emergency inscription of properties on the World Heritage List.

    The Bureau decided that the technical cooperation request should be examined after the Committee had taken decisions on the above mentioned matters.

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    3 BUR XI.20 Request from Nepal for technical co-operation for Sagarmatha National Park The Bureau noted that the Secretariat had received a request for $60,000 for technical co-operation for Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. However, this request had been received after the deadline and had not been fully processed. The Bureau consequently decided to examine it at a later session.

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    3 BUR XI.21 Training Seminar in the Galapagos After examining the request, the Bureau decided to grant to Ecuador funds amounting to $12,000 in connection with the organization of a ten-day seminar in the Galapagos for national park personnel.

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    3 COM I.1 Introduction The third session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Cairo, Egypt (22 October 1979) and in Luxor, Egypt (23-26 October) at the kind invitation of the Egyptian Government. The meeting was attended by the following States members of the World Heritage Committee: Australia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Switzerland, United States of America and Yugoslavia.

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    3 COM I.2 Introduction Representatives of the International Centre for Conservation (ICCROM), of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.

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    3 COM I.3 Introduction Observers from three States Parties to the Convention which were not members of the Committee, namely Canada, Federal Republic of Germany and Honduras also attended the session, as well as observers from two other international organizations: the Organization for Museums, Monuments and Sites of Africa (OMMSA) and the International Union of Architects (IUA).

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    3 COM I.4 Introduction http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2160 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 22 Oct 1979 00:00:00 EST 3 COM II.5 Opening of the session and Adoption of the agenda The Chairman, Mr. David Hales, declared the session open and proposed that items 2 to 4 of the Provisional Agenda be considered before the inaugural ceremony.

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    3 COM II.6 Opening of the session and Adoption of the agenda This Proposal was accepted by the Committee which proceeded to examine the Provisional Agenda prepared for the meeting. The Chairman proposed that:

    i) an additional item be added to the agenda as item 5, namely
    "Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and action to be taken thereon";

    ii) items 5 and 6 of the Provisional Agenda be examined as one item, and

    iii) item 14 should be reworded as follows "Support services to the Secretariat and to the advisory international organizations".

    With those modifications, the Committee adopted the Agenda.

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    3 COM III.7 Revision of the Rules of Procedure The Committee had before it a recommendation from the Bureau that the Committee's Rules of Procedure be amended to provide for the replacement of the Rapporteur when the Rapporteur was unable to act at any session of the Committee or part thereof or was unable for any reason to complete his term of office (document CC-79/CONF.003/2). The procedure proposed for the replacement of the Rapporteur was identical to that foreseen in the Rules of Procedure for the replacement of the Chairman.

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    3 COM III.8 Revision of the Rules of Procedure After examining the Bureau's proposal, the Committee therefore decided to amend its Rules of Procedure by inserting immediately after Rule 14 an additional Rule providing for the replacement of the Rapporteur. Rules 15 to 37 would be re-numbered accordingly.

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    3 COM IV.9 Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Rapporteur Dr. Shehata Adam (Egypt) was elected as Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. The Committee then elected by acclamation the following States members of the Committee as Vice-Chairmen: Bulgaria, Nepal, Panama, Senegal and United States of America and Mr. Michel Parent (France) as Rapporteur.

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    3 COM IV.10 Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Rapporteur In a reply to a member of the Committee, Dr. Shehata Adam, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee, stated that States members of the Bureau would be invited to designate as their representatives at meetings of the Bureau persons qualified in both the natural and the cultural heritage, so that a proper balance would be maintained.

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    3 COM V.11 Inaugural Ceremony The Committee was honoured by the presence of H. Exc. Mrs. Jihan El-Sadat, First Lady of Egypt and of H. Exc. Dr. Mansour Hassan, Minister of Presidency, Information and Culture, who both addressed the meeting during the inaugural ceremony; the representative of the Director General, Mr. G. Bolla, and the Chairman of the Committee also addressed the meeting.

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2168 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 22 Oct 1979 00:00:00 EST
    3 COM VI.12 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon In reporting to the Committee on activities undertaken during the previous year, the former Chairman, Mr. David Hales, focussed on significant successes noted by the Committee and he also referred to serious problems for the future. He drew attention to the increase in the number of ratifications or acceptances of the Convention which totalled 48, to the substantial increase in the number of fellowships provided under the World Heritage Fund as well as in the assistance provided for the protection of sites. Mr. Hales also laid stress on the vast increase in the number of nominations received for inscription on the World Heritage List. However, he had become aware over the past year of the fact that the Convention remained largely an unknown body in the majority of countries and that many Governments did not fully understand its implications. He expressed his concern with respect to the extremely heavy workload for the Secretariat, the advisory organizations, the Bureau and the Committee itself, and he noted that the staff on the Secretariat of the Committee was still insufficient. Another problem was raised by the increasing imbalance between cultural and natural representation on the Committee and he felt that appropriate action should be taken by the States members of the Committee to redress this situation so that the credibility of the World Heritage List should not be put in doubt. Lastly, he underlined the serious responsibility of the Committee with respect to the List, stressing that the Committee's wisdom would be judged by the composition of the List.

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    3 COM VI.13 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon The Rapporteur then proceeded to report on the last two sessions of the Bureau. The written report of the 2nd session, which took place in Paris from 28-30 May 1979, gave rise to no comments from the members of the Committee.

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    3 COM VI.14 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon The report on the third session of the Bureau which took place in Cairo on 21 October 1979 was read before the Committee. Those points raised by the Bureau which called for decisions by the Committee and which were not the subject of an item on the Agenda were then taken up by the
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    3 COM VI.15 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon Thus, with respect to paragraph 16 of the report on the different types of recommendation formulated by the Bureau to the Committee on nominations, the Committee decided to adopt for its third session the procedure proposed by the Bureau which is as follows: nominations would not be examined by the Committee: (a) when the deadlines for their submission had not been respected, (b) when their proper processing had not been possible and (c) when it was evident that the supporting documentation was incomplete and/or inadequate; on the other hand those nominations which raised problems of application of the criteria (calling in some cases for the submission of additional documentation) would be submitted to the Committee for consideration with a recommendation from the Bureau that action be deterred, together with those recommended to the World Heritage List and those definitively not recommended for inscription on the List.

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    3 COM VI.16 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon The Committee agreed with the proposal or the Bureau that in the case of properties which fully met the criteria for inclusion in the World Heritage List and which had suffered damage from disasters, the normal deadlines for the submission and processing of dossiers may be waived by the Bureau.

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    3 COM VI.17 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon The Committee also shared the concern of the Bureau at the establishment in the United Kingdom of an organization bearing the name of "World Heritage Association" and of a Fund called "Heritage Trust". The Committee felt strongly that the use in names of the term "World Heritage" should be strictly limited to those activities directly related to the Convention and considered that the use of these terms in the titles of other organizations could only lead to confusion which would be regrettable. It therefore requested the Chairman to write to the above-mentioned Association, expressing the concern of the Committee, requesting it to modify its name so that the terms "World Heritage" no longer appeared therein and suggesting that the Association adopt a name such as the sub-title proposed by its Chairman designate ("International Federation of Independent Organizations for the protection of the cultural and natural heritage").

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    3 COM VI.18 Report by former Chairman and Rapporteur on activities undertaken during the period September 1978-October 1979 and Action to be taken thereon Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee decided to set up three working groups, as follows:

    A. On criteria for the evaluation of cultural property and the processing of nominations, composed of:

    Australia, Bulgaria (Chairman), Ecuador, France, Iran, Italy, Panama, United States of America, Canada (observer), ICOMOS and OMMSA.

    B. On the management of the Convention and its financial implications, composed of:

    Australia, France, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal (Chairmen), Switzerland, United States of America, Yugoslavia, ICOMOS, IUCN and ICCROM.

    C. On criteria for the evaluation of natural properties, composed of:

    Australia (Chairman), France, United States of America, Canada, (observer) and IUCN.

     

     

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    3 COM VI.19 Draft agreement between the World Heritage Committee and States receving technical co-operation After examining the document before it, the Committee approved, as recommended by the Bureau, the revised draft text as prepared by the Secretariat. Furthermore, it decided to delegate authority to the Chairman to sign such agreements on its behalf. However, in exceptional cases or where necessary for practical reasons, the Committee authorized the Chairman to delegate authority for this purpose to a member of the Secretariat, to be designated by him.

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    3 COM VIII.20 Procedure for the eventual deletion from the World Heritage List of properties in case of deterioration leading to the loss of the characteristic which determined their inclusion (Document CC-79/CONF.003/10) The document on this item which proposed a procedure with respect to the deletion of properties from the World Heritage List was introduced by Mr. Bolla who drew attention to the different stages in the proposed procedure. A wide exchange of ideas ensued, during which several participants expressed the hope that the State Party on whose territory the property was located would inform the Secretariat of the Committee if any property inscribed on the List had seriously deteriorated and others drew attention to the obligation contracted by the States Parties under the Convention to properly preserve the properties entered on the List.

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    3 COM VIII.21 Procedure for the eventual deletion from the World Heritage List of properties in case of deterioration leading to the loss of the characteristic which determined their inclusion (Document CC-79/CONF.003/10) With respect to the source of information on the deterioration of a world heritage site, the Committee presumed that it would in most cases be the State Party on whose territory the property was located which would transmit such information to the Secretariat. However, information on the deterioration of a site may be made available by other sources and it would be for the Secretariat to check, as far as possible, on the source of the information and on the substance in consultation with the State Party concerned. The Committee requested the Secretariat in such cases to inform the Chairman of the results of its investigations and decided that it would be incumbent on the Chairman to decide whether the information received should be acted upon.

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    3 COM VIII.22 Procedure for the eventual deletion from the World Heritage List of properties in case of deterioration leading to the loss of the characteristic which determined their inclusion (Document CC-79/CONF.003/10) After some discussion, the Committee retained the proposal that decisions such as the sending out of fact-finding missions should be taken by the Committee, except in the case where emergency action was necessary, when the Bureau would be authorized to request the Secretariat to take such measures. It was understood that in all cases, the State Party concerned would be consulted. The question of organizing regular inspection missions was also raised, but the Committee felt that each action should not be taken, particularly in view of the States' obligations to adequately preserve properties inscribed on the List and of the cost involved.

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    3 COM VIII.23 Procedure for the eventual deletion from the World Heritage List of properties in case of deterioration leading to the loss of the characteristic which determined their inclusion (Document CC-79/CONF.003/10) The representative of ICOMOS proposed that ICOMOS should be consulted on the choice of experts to be sent on fact-finding missions in connection with the state of preservation of cultural properties. In reply, Mr. Bolla indicated that ICOMOS was regularly consulted on the roster of experts maintained by the Secretariat but that any obligation for the Secretariat to consult ICOMOS, in addition to the State Party which was always consulted on the choice of experts, would invariably lead to delays in the sending out of missions.

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    3 COM VIII.24 Procedure for the eventual deletion from the World Heritage List of properties in case of deterioration leading to the loss of the characteristic which determined their inclusion (Document CC-79/CONF.003/10) The Committee adopted the procedure proposed by the Secretariat subject to amendments to stage A on the source of information on the deterioration of a property and subject to reference to cases where the necessary corrective measures for threatened natural sites have not been duly taken (see paragraph 40 below). It was decided to incorporate this procedure in the "Operational Guidelines". The full text of the procedure is to be found in Annex II to this report.

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    3 COM IX.25 Forms for requests concerning preparatory or emergency assistance and fellowships Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee approved the draft form for requests concerning preparatory or emergency assistance and fellowships as annexed to document CC-79/CONF.003/8.

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    3 COM X.26 Promotional Activities The Committee took note of the report of the Secretariat on public information activities undertaken during the preceding year. This report called for decisions by the Committee on the publication of the World Heritage List and on the proposal received from the Swedish firm, Upsala Ekeby, to produce glass and silverware commemorating the World Heritage Convention.

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    3 COM X.27 Promotional Activities On the publication of the World Heritage List, the Committee decided:

    (a) to retard the publication of the List in order to include the properties placed thereon at its third session;

    (b) that the List of World Heritage in Danger and the List of properties for which international assistance has bean granted would be published as appendices of the List;

    (c) that the list of properties for which international assistance has been granted would include reference to properties for which technical assistance has been granted but would make no mention of preparatory assistance;

    (d) to publish the full list once every two years.

     

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    3 COM X.28 Promotional Activities The proposal from Upsala Ekeby to produce glass and silverware gave rise to considerable discussion, since it raised the principle of using tho World Heritage Emblem and depictions of World Heritage Sites for commercial purposes. There was some reticence among members of the Committee to authorize any commercial company to use the Emblem or pictures of the sites for such purposes. On the other hand the Committee underlined the need to create a world-wide interest in the Convention and recognized the importance of publicity. The Committee therefore decided:

    (a) that the World Heritage Emblem should not be used for any commercial purposes unless the Committee has given its authorization; and

    (b) that the name, symbol or depiction of any property inscribed on the World Heritage List or, of any element thereof should not be used for commercial purposes unless written authorization has been received from the State concerned on the principle of using the said name, symbol or depiction and unless the exact text or display has been approved by that State and as far as possible by the national authority specifically concerned with the protection of the site; such utilization should be in conformity with the reasons for which the property has been placed on the World Heritage List;

    (c) to accept the proposal from Upsala Ekeby as set out in the Annex to document CC-79/CONF.003/6.1, authorizing the firm to use the World Heritage Emblem and the name of the Convention on a series of silver spoons and the glassware, subject to the stipulation formulated in paragraph (b) above and on condition that the company was not given exclusive rights to use the emblem and the name of the Convention on articles of the type proposed; it is however understood that the company will retain exclusive rights on its own design as foreseen in international agreements on the protection of industrial property.

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    3 COM X.29 Promotional Activities After examining the proposals of the Secretariat for promotional activities for 1980 (document CC-79/CONF.003/6.2) the Committee authorized the Secretariat to proceed with the following activities within a total budget of $36,900:

    Estimated cost($)

    (a) creation of a photo library of world heritage sites 9,600

    (b) slide series and sound-track 7,000

    (c) poster 7,500

    (d) postcards 4,000

    (e) journalists' seminars 2,800

    (f) postage stamps 6'000

    // $36,900

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    3 COM X.30 Promotional Activities In response to a question from a member of the Committee who sought to avoid the publication of information on cultural and natural world heritage sites in separate publications, Mr. Batisse indicated that the Secretariat was studying the possibility of enlarging the scope of the Cultural Heritage bulletin to cover not only cultural sites but also natural heritage sites.

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    3 COM X.31 Promotional Activities The question was raised as to whether the Committee would authorize States Parties to the Convention to produce material bearing the Emblem such as postage stamps and postcards for publicity purposes and for raising financial contributions to the Fund. The Committee was of the opinion that States Parties were free to use the Emblem for such purposes, and could make additional voluntary contributions to the Fund by this means.

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    3 COM XI.(b).37 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of natural properties in the World Heritage List and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations by IUCN In view of the difficulty of assessing nominations without an adequate inventory, the Committee decided to encourage States Parties to prepare such inventories. It was furthermore decided to ask IUCN to prepare a proposal for the next meeting of the Bureau relating to the methodology and cost of preparing an inventory on a global basis.

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    3 COM XI.(b).38 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of natural properties in the World Heritage List and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations by IUCN The Committee decided to instruct IUCN to use great caution in the application of criterion (iv) when it was the sole criterion for recommending sites for the World Heritage List. The sites nominated under this criterion should be habitats where "significant populations" or "concentrations of populations" of rare or endangered species of plants or animals survive, that is, sites representing in some way "superlative situations".

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    3 COM XI.(b).40 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of natural properties in the World Heritage List and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations by IUCN The Committee noted that several areas nominated which meet the criteria may be marginal because of the inability of States, for various reasons to apply the rigid management criteria which they believe is necessary. The Committee was concerned that this could lead to further deterioration of these sites if corrective measures were not implemented. The Committee therefore decided to amend the "Operational Guidelines" by adding a sub-paragraph (vi) to paragraph 11 as follows:

    "Where the intrinsic qualities of a World Heritage site are threatened by action or works of man and yet meet the criteria set out in paragraph 10, an action plan outlining the corrective measures required shall be submitted with the nomination form. Should the corrective measures submitted by the nominating State not be taken within the time proposed by that State, the site will be considered by the Committee for delisting in accordance with the procedure adopted by the Committee."

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    3 COM XI.(c).41 Other questions The application of the procedure foreseen in paragraph 40 above to cultural properties will be considered by the Committee at a later meeting.

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    3 COM XI.(c).43 Other questions The Committee requested the Secretariat to prepare a revised text of the "Operational Guidelines" reflecting the above-mentioned decisions and to present this text to the Bureau at its next session. One question that should be studied in this connection would be the possibility of adding a criterion on integrity for the evaluation of cultural properties.

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    3 COM XI.(c).44 Other questions The Committee considered that it would be desirable to be able to examine nominations at its fourth session within the framework of a national inventory of cultural and natural properties which the State Party considers suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List. This would allow for a preliminary evaluation of the comparative value of properties within that State. The Committee therefore expressed the hope that each State Party concerned would make available to the Committee before its next session a list of those properties which it intends to nominate to the World Heritage List during the next five to ten years.

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    3 COM XI.32 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List and Guidelines for the evaluation of Nominations to the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN The Committee considered that it was absolutely essential that the List contained only properties which were of outstanding universal value. Unless this general criterion was applied to every nomination, the List could rapidly decline in value and indeed in credibility. With this in mind, the Committee recommended that the wording in the "Operational Guidelines" and the nomination forms should more adequately reflect this overriding consideration, and that ICOMOS and IUCN should be instructed to regard this requirement as of critical importance in their evaluation of nominations.

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    3 COM XI.33 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List and Guidelines for the evaluation of Nominations to the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN The Committee heard the reports of the two working groups set up to examine amendments to the criteria and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations and took the decisions set out below:

     

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    3 COM XI.34 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List and Guidelines for the evaluation of Nominations to the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN On the general question of the number of inscriptions to be entered on the World Heritage List, as well as of the selection criteria to be applied, the Committee recalled that the Convention foresees in Article 11 paragraph 1 that each State Party "shall in so far as possible submit to the World Heritage Committee _an inventory of property forming part of the cultural and natural heritage_, situated in its territory and _suitable for inclusion_" in the World Heritage List (passages not underlined in the text of the Convention). The Committee recommends that States Parties in future conform to this provision so that the Committee may have access to provisional and non-exhaustive lists of cultural properties for which they intend to submit nomination files. This "inventory" and the nominations should be very restricted, it being understood however that no limit in the number of nominations should be imposed and that assurance be given to each State Party that it may submit nominations for cultural property relating to all the civilizations which have succeeded each other or which coexist in its territory. The Committee was of the opinion that the inventories submitted by the States Parties - inventories which would as it were constitute long-term plans over a period of 5 to 10 years should enable the Committee to have a better global idea of the form that the World Heritage List would take and thus to better define the selection criteria.

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    3 COM XI.35 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List and Guidelines for the evaluation of Nominations to the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN In response to specific questions raised by Mr. Michel Parent's report, the Committee adopted the following principles:

    (i) States Parties may propose in one single nomination several individual cultural properties, which may be in different geographical locations but which should:

    -be linked because they belong to the same historico-cultural group, or
    -be the subject of a single safeguarding project, or
    -belong to the same type of property characteristic of the zone.

    the geographical zone in which these properties are situated should be delimited and the cultural properties individually described and also precisely localized.

    Each State Party submits only the cultural properties situated on its territory (even if these properties belong to an ensemble which goes beyond its borders) but it may come to an agreement with another State Party in order to make a joint submission.

    (ii) In its justification of the outstanding universal value of the property nominated, each State should, whenever possible, undertake a sufficiently wide comparison;

    (iii) The Committee should not take into consideration nominations of immovable property which are likely to become movable.

    (iv) The authenticity of a cultural property remains an essential criterion.

    (v) Particular attention should be given to cases which fall under criterion (vi) so that the net result would not be a reduction in the value of the List, due to the large potential number of nominations as well as to political difficulties. Nominations concerning, in particular, historical events or famous people could be strongly influenced by nationalism or other particularisms in contradiction with the objectives of the World Heritage Convention.

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    3 COM XI.36 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of cultural and natural properties in the World Heritage List and Guidelines for the evaluation of Nominations to the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN The Committee took note of the typology proposed in Mr. Michel Parent's report. It considered that it was on the basis of the inventories submitted by States Parties that such a typology could be finalized. The question will therefore continue to be studied until its next session.

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    3 COM XI.39 Amendments to the criteria for the inclusion of natural properties in the World Heritage List and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations by IUCN The Committee considered the complex issues concerning sites occupied by migratory species on a seasonal basis and decided to add to paragraph 11 on integrity in the "Operational Guidelines" a new sub-paragraph (v) as follows:

    "In cases of migratory species, integrity will require critical areas necessary for the survival of the species to be included in the nomination. States which are parties to the Convention are requested to seek the co-operation of other States which contain seasonable sites for populations of World Heritage species so as to ensure that these species are protected throughout their full life cycle. Agreements of this nature should be noted in the nomination".

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    3 COM XI.42 Other questions The Australian Delegation drew attention to the fact that, on several occasions, members of the Committee and representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS had referred to the threat to which certain nominated sites were exposed, and had suggested that this factor should influence the favourable and rapid acceptance of the site in question. The Delegation expressed concern at this development, pointing out that acceptance should be based only on the established criteria dealing with the intrinsic properties of the site and, further, that if the threat affected the integrity of the site, acceptance should be deterred. The Bureau was asked to discuss this matter in detail at its next meeting.

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    3 COM XII.45 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee took up one by one those nominations which had been recommended by the Bureau for inscription on the List, those which had been recommended by the Bureau not to be entered on the List and nominations which raised a problem of application of the criteria, in accordance with the Committee's decision mentioned in paragraph 15 above. In each case the Committee heard, as appropriate, the comments of the representatives of IUCN and/or ICOMOS who referred to the criteria met by the property in question.

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    3 COM XII.46 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the following 45 properties:

    No. Name of property / State Party
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    19 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region / Ethiopia

    20 Ancient City of Damascus Syrian / Arab Republic

    The Committee noted the reservation expressed by ICOMOS concerning the threat to the site from rapid urban development.

    31 Auschwitz concentration camp / Poland

    The Committee decided to enter Auschwitz concentration camp on the List as a unique site and to restrict the inscription of other sites of a similar nature.

    33 Bialowieza National Park / Poland

    34 Forts and Castles, Volta Greater Accra,Central and Western Regions / Ghana

    36 Medina of Tunis / Tunisia

    37 Site of Carthage / Tunisia

    38 Amphitheatre of El Jem / Tunisia

    39 Ngorongoro conservation area / Tanzania

    42 Boyana Church / Bulgaria

    43 Madara Rider / Bulgaria

    44 Thracian tomb of Kazanlak / Bulgaria

    45 Rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo / Bulgaria

    58 Urnes Stave Church /  Norway

    59 Bryggen / Norway

    63 Virunga national park / Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo)

    64 Tikal national park / Guatemala

    The Committee learned of a tourism development project in the park and expressed the hope that the planned construction would not jeopardize the cultural and natural value of the site.

    65 Antigua Guatemala / Guatemala

    71 Dinosaur provincial park / Canada

    72 Kluane national Park, Wrangell-
    St. Elias National monument / Canada & USA

    75 Grand Canyon national park / USA

    76 Everglades national park / USA

    78 Independence Hall / USA

    80 Mont St-Michel and its Bay / France

    81 Chartres Cathedral / France

    83 Palace and Park of Versailles / France

    84 Vezelay, Church and Hill / France

    85 Decorated grottoes of the Vezere Valley / France

    86 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur / Egypt

    The Committee took note of the ICOMOS proposal that a safeguarding plan for the environment of the pyramids should be drawn up.

    87 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis / Egypt

    88 The Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae / Egypt

    89 Islamic Cairo / Egypt

    Note was taken of the concern expressed by ICOMOS at the problems involved in safeguarding this site.

    90 Abu Mena / Egypt

    94 Rock drawings in Valcamonica / Italy

    95 Old City of Dubrovnik / Yugoslavia

    96 Stari Ras and Sopocani / Yugoslavia

    97 Historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian / Yugoslavia

    98 Plitvice lakes national park / Yugoslavia

    99 Lake Ohrid (that part which lies in Yugoslavia) / Yugoslavia

    The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the List in view of the assurances received concerning the integrity of the Lake as a whole.

    113 Tchogha Zanbil /  Iran

    114 Persepolis / Iran

    115 Meidan-e Shah Esfahan / Iran

    120 Sagarmatha National Park / Nepal

    121 Kathmandu Valley / Nepal

    125 Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor / Yugoslavia

    Following the recommendation of the Bureau, the Committee decided to enter this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger as requested by the State Part concerned.

     

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    3 COM XII.47 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee decided furthermore to defer the following sites:

    No. Name of property / State Party

    8 Ichkeul National park / Tunisia

    The Committee deferred this nomination until the Tunisian Government has contacted the other States concerned to ensure adequate protection of summering and wintering areas of major migratory species found in Ichkeul.

    79 Paphos, Birthplace of Aphrodite / Cyprus

    The Committee deferred this nomination until more precise information was available on the possible adverse impact on the sites of the pressing needs of tourism development.

    92 Sta. Giulia/St. Salvator's Monastery / Italy

    The Committee heard the comments of ICOMOS which referred to the outstanding universal value of the property. However, ICOMOS was concerned by the fact that the property had not been presented in the more general context of the cultural heritage of the country as a whole. While recognizing the value of the site nominated, the Committee decided to defer a decision until indications had been received from the Italian Government on the properties situated in Italy which it was considering nominating to the List.

     

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    3 COM XII.48 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe the following two sites on the World Heritage List:

    No. 5: Zembra and Zembretta Islands National Park (Tunisia) and
    No. 73: the Madeleine Island (Senegal).

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    3 COM XII.49 Consideration of Nominations to the World Heritage List In order to facilitate the examination by the Committee of nominations, it was decided that in future documents submitting nominations to the Committee would include indication of the criteria under which each nomination was to be considered.

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    3 COM XIII.50.a Consideration of Technical Co-operation requests - Ecuador After examining the requests received from States Parties and the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to grant technical co-operation as follows:

    (a) Ecuador

    Equipment to enable the authorities to ensure the integrity of tho natural environment of the Galapagos Islands through protective measures.

    up to a maximum of $50,000

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    3 COM XIII.50.b Consideration of Technical Co-operation requests - Tanzania After examining the requests received from States Parties and the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to grant technical co-operation as follows:

    (b) Tanzania

    Services of an architect-museologist for three weeks in order to draw up a project for the conservation and presentation of the prehistoric sites of Olduvai and Laetolil.

    estimated cost $5,400

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    3 COM XIII.50.c Consideration of Technical Co-operation requests - Egypt After examining the requests received from States Parties and the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to grant technical co-operation as follows:

    (c) Egypt

    Services of specialists in cultural heritage as well as equipment to draw up a project for the restoration and development of the Islamic Centre of Cairo.

    up to a maximum of $ 30,000

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    3 COM XIII.51 Consideration of technical Co-operation requests The Committee was informed that requests for technical co-operation were forthcoming for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania and Virunga National Park in Zaire and agreed to delegate authority to the Chairman to approve these requests after consultation with members of the Bureau if he considered it desirable.

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    3 COM XIV.52 Revision of the Nomination Form The Committee approved the revised nomination form (CC-79/CONF.003/7) subject to the following:

    (a) the text should be revised to reflect the decisions taken by the Committee on the criteria for the inclusion of properties in the World Heritage List and guidelines for the evaluation of nominations (see session XI above); the attention of States Parties should be drawn, in particular, to the essential criterion of outstanding universal value that should be met by properties nominated;

    (b) The form should emphasize the importance of adequate buffer zones and ask for details on measures taken by the State Party on the establishment of such zones.

    (c) A provision would be added inviting States to prepare a brief summary of each nomination for reproduction and for distribution to members of the Committee.

     

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    3 COM XV.53 Support sevices to the secretariat and to the advisory international organizations The Committee heard the report of the working group on the management of the Convention and its financial implications and took note of the following points:

    i) The Convention was now entering its operational phase particularly as regards technical co-operation, emergency assistance and the training of specialists, which implied a considerable increase in the workload of the Secretariat. An amount of approximately $210,000 had been spent by the Unesco Secretariat in 1979 under its Regular Budget for the management of the Convention.

    ii) Funds actually obligated in 1979 under the World Heritage Fund for programme support were as follows:

    ICOMOS $ 15,600
    IUCN $ 6,000
    Temporary assistance to the Secretariat $ 59,000
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    $ 80,600

    iii) The representatives of ICOMOS and IUCN explained that they had received funds under a lump-sum arrangement depending on the number of nominations examined but that this approach did not enable the Organizations to assure proper processing of the files and their continuous participation in the management of the Convention. They indicated that the direct contributions of their organizations to the management of the Convention could be estimated at $30,000 and $12,500 respectively in 1979.

     

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    3 COM XV.54 Support sevices to the secretariat and to the advisory international organizations The Committee then decided:

    a) that it was not opportune at the present time to retain a fixed percentage such as 14%, as indicated in paragraph 26 of document CC-79/CONF.003/12, to cover direct management costs of the Convention;

    b) to ask the Director-General of Unesco to make additional efforts to provide the Secretariat with an adequate permanent staff to enable it to meet the substantial increase in workload due to the fact that the Convention has now entered its operational phase. Until the Secretariat could be fully constituted and a sufficient number of Member States ratified the Convention, the Committee considered it necessary to continue to provide for temporary assistance for the Secretariat and decided to review this question at its next session;

    c) that with respect to temporary assistance and the processing of files by the advisory organizations, only a limited number of files could be processed between two Committee sessions,and therefore no allocation per nomination file should be made.

    d) to allocate the following funds for programme support for the implementation of the Convention:

    - for the Secretariat: under temporary assistance. .. $ 70,000

    of which $40,000 for two consultants each for 6 m/m, one consultant for the cultural part, and one consultant for the natural part, and $30,000 for two(part-time) secretaries-documentalists

    for IUCN ..$ 12,000

    of which $4,000 for evaluation of files based on approximately 20 files,

    $2,500 for travel and per diem costs for participation in meetings of the Bureau,

    $2,500 for promotion of the Convention and, if necessary, field visits,

    $3,000 for professional experts in the evaluation of the nominations

    for ICOMOS ..$ 30,000

    of which $20,000 for a part-time co-ordinator to evaluate nominations based on approximately 80 files,

    $10,000 for one third of a full-time secretary and miscellaneous secretariat expenditures.

    //$112,000

     

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    3 COM XVI.55 Presentation of the Statements of accounts of the World Heritage Fund and adoption of a budget The Committee took note of the statement of account of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period which ended on 31 December 1978 and the interim statement of account of the Fund for the two-year financial period 1979/80 as set out in document CC-79/CONF.003/9.

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    3 COM XVI.56 Presentation of the Statements of accounts of the World Heritage Fund and adoption of a budget The Committee adopted the following budget for the period October 1979 to December 1980.

    BUDGET (October 1979 - December 1980)

    Activities / Brought forward from 1978-1979 / Additional funds allocated / Total funds authorized for period October 78- December 80

    I. Preparatory Assistance / $69,234 /$ 80,000 / $ 149,234 (30 m/m)

    II. Technical Co-operation / -- / $165,400 / $ 165,400

    III. Training / $4,700 / $ 200,000 / $ 204,700

    IV. Emergency / $ 70,000 / $ 100,000 / $ 170,000

    V. Promotional Activities / $ 500 / $ 36,400 / $ 36,900

    VI. Programme Support

    - ICOMOS } / $ -3,600 / $ 45,600 / $ 42,000 ($ 12,000 IUCN)
    - IUCN }      /  (deficit) /               /              ($ 30,000 ICOMOS)

    VII. Temporary Assistance to the Secretariat

                      /      --     / 70,000  / 70,000

                      //140,834 / 697,400 / 838,234

    Contingencies: 3% of total funds authorized

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    3 COM XVII.57 Other matters - Balance between natural and cultural properties The working group on natural criteria also reported to the Committee on its concern at the relatively low number of natural properties so far included in the World Heritage List. It considered that, if the List gave an initial impression of being a list of cultural properties, it would deter further nominations of natural properties. The working group was also concerned that the delegations of States Members at the third session of the Committee did not include a sufficient number of specialists in the natural heritage field which reduced the Committee's ability to evaluate properly natural properties. In order to increase the awareness of the Committee and of States Parties of the need to redress this situation, the working group made two specific recommendations to the Committee:

    (i) that in future a quorum for a meeting of the Committee should require, in addition to a majority of States Members at least five delegates among the delegations with expertise in natural heritage; and

    (ii) that, in allocating funds for assistance to States, not more than 60% should be allocated to either cultural or natural properties.

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    3 COM XVII.58 Other matters - Balance between natural and cultural properties http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2215 wh-info@unesco.org Mon, 22 Oct 1979 00:00:00 EST 3 COM XVII.59 Other matters - Balance between natural and cultural properties The Committee requested the Secretariat to renew its efforts to ensure that the authorities in each State Party responsible for the natural heritage were fully informed of the activities undertaken under the Convention and of the meetings of the Committee. IUCN could also be of assistance through its direct contacts. It was decided that copies of letters of invitation would be sent to those authorities responsible for the national heritage in the States Parties. The Committee decided furthermore to take up the matter again if the situation did not improve.

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    3 COM XVII..b).60 Emergency assistance for the Natural and Culturo-historical region of Kotor (Yugoslavia) Note was taken of the request from Yugoslavia for emergency assistance, in the form of equipment and consultant services, for the Natural and Culturo-historical region of Kotor. However, the Committee felt that further information should be made available on the equipment required and decided to grant in the first instance $20,000 for consultant services.  

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    3 COM XVII.c).61 Charter on the rights and obligations relating to towns inscribed on the World Heritage List (Cracow-Quito) The Committee noted that a draft Charter had been prepared jointly by the Ecuadorian and Polish authorities on this question and decided to take up the matter at a later stage.

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    3 COM XVII.d).62 Appeal of Mrs. El-Sadat The Committee fully supported the appeal launched by Mrs. El-Sadat for assistance in preserving the Islamic heritage of Cairo and members declared that they would transmit details of the appeal to their respective governments.

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