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The Sixth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met in Paris, on 30 October 1987, during the twenty-fourth session of the General Conference. Seventy-three of the ninety-six States which were Parties to the Convention as at 30 October 1987 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting. Their names are given in the attached List of Participants. Representatives of ten States not Parties to the Conven­tion participated as observers in the General Assembly. Repre­sentatives of ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation Mr. Paul Yao Akoto (Cote d'Ivoire), as Chairman. The newly elected Chairman expressed his thanks to the delegates for the confidence they had placed in him and for the honour granted to him. He recal­led the attachment of everyone to the Convention and the common hope to take all possible steps to safeguard the heritage of mankind. The General Assembly also elected unanimously the re­presentatives of Bulgaria, China, Jamaica and Oman as Vice-Chairmen, and Mrs. Marjatta Oksanen (Finland) as Rapporteur.
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
8. The agenda of the session was unanimously adopted without amendment.
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
9. The General Assembly examined document CC-87/CONF.013/2 by which the accounts of the World Heritage Fund Were submitted to the Assembly in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The attention of the Assembly was drawn to the ac­counts for the financial period which terminated on 31 December 1985 (Annex I of the document), to the interim statement for the financial period 1986-1987 drawn up as at 31 August 1987 (Annex II) as well as to the summary of contributions received from States Parties as at 31 August 1987 (Annex III). The As­sembly was informed of the ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
12. The General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of the mandatory contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund during the 1988-1989 period, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, would be maintained at 1 % of the amount of the contributions of States Parties to the Regular Programme of Unesco, as had been decided at the five pre­vious General Assemblies. The representative of India asked whether it was possible for a State Party to pay to the World Heritage Fund a voluntary contribution in addition to the man­datory contribution, for such was her ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
13. The Assembly continued its work with the examination of the following item on the agenda concerning the elections. On that subject, several delegates, referring to Article 8, paragraph 2 of the Convention which stipulates that "election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representa­tion of the different regions and cultures of the world", drew the attention of the Assembly to the under-representation of Latin America, Africa and the Arab States within the Committee. Another speaker emphasized the necessity to assure an equitable representation of cultures in the ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
14. The General Assembly was called on to elect seven Members of the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven Members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the twenty-fourth session of the General Conference : Brazil, Cyprus, Germany (Federal Republic of), Guinea, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Zaire.15. The list-of States Parties which had submitted their candidature was read out before the Assembly. Argentina, the Fede­ral Republic of Germany and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya withdrew their candidatures. The delegate of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya stated ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
22. Only one question was raised under item 8 "Other Business”: a speaker appealed to the Assembly for reflexion and evoked specific problems relating to the World Heritage which is endangered by various causes, including war.
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
23. In the name of the Director-General, the Assistant Director-General for Culture and Communication conveyed his congratulations to the States which had been elected as Members of the Committee, and he addressed his thanks to the outgoing Members. He recalled the fundamental principles of the Convention which provides not only for national protection of cultural and natural sites, but also for international action to safeguard the heritage of mankind. Furthermore, he declared that the points raised by the General Assembly concerning a balanced representation of the regions would be ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
27. The Bureau, - reviewed document SC-87/CONF.004/7 on technical cooperation requests submitted by States Parties and - made the following recommendations:   - People's Republic of China a) The Bureau noted that the Jixian/Tianjian Area, for which US$30,000 has been requested for supporting geological research, has not been recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List. b) In relation to the requests for training of specialists in management of natural heritage (US$80,000) and the research studies on the Imperial Palace (US$35,000) and Caves of Mogao (US$52,000), the ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
Sites: City of Quito Durmitor National Park Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: China Ecuador Honduras Madagascar Montenegro
28. The Bureau noted that States Parties had submitted only a relatively small number of technical cooperation requests. In this connection, the Bureau recalled that States Parties could ask for preparatory assistance to draw up such requests. In addition, the Bureau asked the Secretariat to make every effort, including missions to States Parties, to advise on the availability of international assistance under the Fund and to assist in the preparation of receivable requests. Particular attention should be given to designing technical cooperation projects in which the contribution from ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
29. The Bureau felt that more background information should be given in the presentation of technical cooperation requests for approval by the Bureau or the Committee in order to allow a better appreciation of the context in which requests were being made under the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau recommended that the Secretariat in future present the following elements for each technical cooperation request: - international assistance already provided for the property in question and results obtained; - a brief description of the different components requested, for example, laboratory ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
30. Finally, the Bureau considered that in very many cases, States Parties were not sufficiently well informed about the possibilities for requesting international assistance udner the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau therefore recommended that the Secretariat prepare an easily understood brochure on how to obtain international assistance under the World Heritage Fund which would be widely distributed to all States Parties.  
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
32. In connection with the assistance requested by States Parties for carrying out promotional activities, the Bureau recommended that such assistance should be provided only for the production of general information material on the Convention, and no for the promotion of any particular World Heritage property. Furthermore, considering the budgetary allocations set aside for promotional activities, such assistance could only be of modest proportions, complementing national investments. However, the Bureau noted that the Secretariat should be flexible in judging each case accordingly. In ...
Session: 11th session of the Bureau (CONF 004)
Year: 1987
Country: China
5. With a modification in the order of examination of cultural and natural nominations, the Committee adopted the agenda for the session.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
6. Mr. J.D. Collinson (Canada) was re-elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. Mrs. M. Stantcheva (Bulgaria) was elected as Rapporteur and the following members of the Committee as Vice­Chairmen: France, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia and the United Republic of Tanzania.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
9. The Committee examined 61 nominations to the World Heritage List, taking account of the recommendations of ICOMOS and IUCN for each nomination. The Committee decided to include 41 cultural and natural properties on the World Heritage List and one extension, which are presented in section A below. The Committee also decided to defer its decision on 16 nominations, as noted under section B, and decided not to include 4 properties on the World Heritage List (section C). Finally, the Committee noted that the United Kingdom had withdrawn the nominations of Diana's Peak and High Peak, St. ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Kakadu National Park(extension to include Stage II) 147 Australia N(ii)(iii)(iv) C(iii) The Committee recalled that at its 5th session held in Sydney (Australia) in 1981, while inscribing Kakadu National Park on the World Heritage List, it had noted that the Australian Government intended to proclaim additional areas in the Alligator River Region as part of Kakadu National Park and had recommended that such areas be included in the site inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Committee therefore welcomed the extension of the site to include such areas, which had been favourably ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
Uluru National Park 447 Australia N(ii) (iii) The Committee commended the Australian authorities on the manner in which the management of this property gave an appropriate blend of the cultural and natural characteristics of this property. The Committee expressed the view that the site could be extended to include areas which would give a more complete representation of the arid zone and encouraged the Australian authorities to continue their efforts to reintroduce previously occurring native ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Country: Australia
Brasilia 445 Brazil C(i)(iv) The Committee recommended that a conservation policy which respects the characteristics of the urban creation of 1956 be pursued in the federal district of Brasilia.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
Mount Taishan 437 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi) N(iii) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the assurances given by the observer from China. They responded to the preoccupations of the Bureau which was concerned by the proliferation of buildings and tourism installations. The Committee endorsed the recommendations of the Bureau and requested that particular care be taken in developing this unique site.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Mount Taishan
Country: China
The Great Wall 438 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: The Great Wall
Country: China
Mogao Caves 440 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(ii)(iii) (iv) (v) (vi) The Committee drew the attention of the Chinese authorities to the need to take all necessary measures to safeguard the very vulnerable rock site of Mogao Caves. The Committee would like to be kept informed of all action undertaken to this end.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 441 China (People's Rep. of) C(i)(iii)(iv)(vi) The Committee would like to be informed by the Chinese authorities of the plans for the archaeological exploration, presentation and management of the site.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Country: China
Dja Faunal Reserve 407 Cameroon N(ii)(iv) The Committee strongly encouraged the Cameroon authorities to continue the process to upgrade the legal status of this reserve to strengthen its protection, and also to adopt and implement the draft management plan prepared by the GarouaCollege. The Committee encouraged the Cameroon authorities to continue detailed surveys of the flora and fauna and to increase the documentation on the natural resources. Finally, the Committee also requested the Cameroon authorities to ensure that the planning of the trans-­african highway would take into ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
Hanseatic City of Lübeck 272 Rev Germany (Fed. Rep. of) C(iv) The Committee recommended that the archaeological exploitation under the historic city of Lübeck be pursued, including in the zones not inscribed on the World Heritage List, and wished to be kept informed.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Country: Germany
Budapest, the banks of the Danube with the dis­trict of Buda Castle 400 Hungary C(ii)(iv) The Committee took note of the statement made by the observer from Hungary that his Government undertook to make no modifications to the panorama of Budapest by adding constructions out of scale.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Country: Hungary
Hollokö 401 Rev Hungary C(v) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the statement made by the observer from Hungary who recalled that Holloko was protected not only by legal provisions but also by the will of all its inhabitants.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
Country: Hungary
Elephanta Caves 244 Rev India C(i)(iii) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the statement of the representative of India that her Government would take appropriate steps to protect this fragile property from the possible adverse impact of industrial projects in the vicinity.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Elephanta Caves
Country: India
Sundarbans National Park 452 India N(ii)(iv) The Committee expressed the wish that the revised management plan be adopted as soon as possible and requested the Indian authorities to monitor projects that might have adverse effects on the park. The Committee recommended that research work aimed at the management of the tiger populations needed to be encouraged. The Committee furthermore encouraged the Bangladesh authorities to nominate the adjacent Sundarbans reserves in ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Sundarbans National Park
Country: India
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan 414 Mexico C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) (vi) The Committee took note with satisfaction of the progress achieved with respect to the draft decree designed to protect the whole of the valley of Teotihuacan.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Country: Mexico
Historic Centre of Puebla 416 Mexico C(ii)(iv) The Committee considered that the complementarity of the colonial city of Puebla and of the Pre-Hispanic site of Cholula had been weakened by the urbanization of the area and that it was therefore not possible in the present circumstances to proceed with a joint inscription. Consequently, the historic centre of Puebla alone was inscribed on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Historic Centre of Puebla
Country: Mexico
Bahla Fort 433 Oman C(iv) Concerned by the degradation of the earth structures of the fort and of the oasis of Bahla, the committee suggested that the Sultanate of Oman submit a request for technical cooperation and consider the possibility of nominating this property for inscription on the World Heritage List in Danger.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
Manu National Park 402 Peru N(ii)(iv) The Committee encouraged the Peruvian authorities to continue to involve assistance agencies in providing support for this Park and to pursue the anthropology programme regarding -the resident native population. The Committee also wished to bring the Peruvian authorities' attention to the need for a rural development project in the buffer zone of the Park.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Manú National Park
Country: Peru
Nemrut Dag 448 Turkey C(i)(iii)(iv) The Committee took note of the undertaking of the representative of Turkey that the archaeological state of the site would be respected during the works foreseen in the next few years.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Nemrut Dağ
Country: Turkey
Historical Park Monticello and University of Virginia in Charlottesville 442 United States of America C(i)(iv)(vi)  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 409 United States of America N(ii) The Committee wished to encourage the Park authorities to continue their commendable work on geological research and on the control of exotic species.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Country: United States of America
Kilimanjaro National Park 403 United Republic of Tanzania N(iii) The Committee recommended that the Tanzanian authorities pursue plans for extending the Park to include more areas of montane forests and to continue their efforts to strengthen protective measures. In particular, the Committee requested that a management plan be prepared which would improve the effective management of the park. The representative of Tanzania informed the Committee that he would report on progress at the next session of the ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Kilimanjaro National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
a) The Committee endorsed the recommendations of the Bureau, and decided to defer the examination of the following nominations:   Panda Reserves 435   China(People's Rep. of) Cathedral "Unserer Lieben Frau" in Freiburg 418   Germany (Fed. Rep. of) The Gorge of Samaria National Park 406   Greece Ostia antica, Porto and the Isola Sacra 397   Italy Patzcuaro Lake Cultural Zone   413   Mexico Bat Necropolis 434   Oman Old City of ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn New Lanark Old City of Salamanca Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Country: China Germany Greece Italy Mexico Oman Spain Sri Lanka United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America
b) Furthermore, the Committee decided to defer the examination of the following nominations:   Cerro Colorado 408   Argentina The Committee deferred its decision on this nomination in order to give ICOMOS the opportunity to make a further evaluation of this property.   Archaeological Park of Selinunte 396   Italy The Committee deferred the examination of this property until additional information on the plans for the archaeological park had been received.   Castel del ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Castel del Monte The English Lake District Tongariro National Park
Country: Argentina Italy New Zealand United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
National Nature Conservation Area of the Middle and Upper Proterozoic Sequences: Jixian 436 China(People's Republic of) The Committee recognized the geological importance of this site within China but did not consider that it met the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: China
Port of Khor Rori  431 Oman Although the Committee recognized the importance of the "incense road" in ' intercontinental exchanges since antiquity, it considered that, in its present state, the nomination concerning the site of Khor Rori did not fulfil the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: Oman
Sur al-Luwatiya, the Historic Centre of Matrah 432 Oman Although the Committee recognized the value of the Historic Centre of Matrah for the heritage of the Sultanate of Oman, it considered that the nomination did not fulfil the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: Oman
Dalt Vila (Ibiza) 417 Spain Although the Committee recognized the historical value of this site in the Balearic Islands, it considered that the material evidence of its multi-millenial past was not sufficient to justify inscription on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Country: Spain
With respect to the last three cultural sites mentioned above, the Committee stated that it would be willing to take into consideration any new nomination prepared in consultation with ICOMOS, if new elements were presented which would warrant the inscription of these sites on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Country: Oman Spain
17. The Committee noted with satisfaction that the situation in two of the natural sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger - namely Djoudj National Park (Senegal) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) - had considerably improved in the last year and that IUCN would be proposing that they be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger in the next two years. The situation of Garamba National Park (Zaire) was also improving but was still critical.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Garamba National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area
18. The Committee requested its Chairman to write to the authorities concerned for the following natural sites mentioned in the IUCN document in order that progress reports could be submitted to the Committee at its next session: Western Tasmania National Parks (Australia); Mt.Nimba (Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea); Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary (Peru); Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal); Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania).  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Niokolo-Koba National Park Selous Game Reserve Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia Côte d'Ivoire Guinea Peru Senegal United Republic of Tanzania
19. The representative of Tunisia informed the Committee that a Unesco/World Heritage consultant was currently reviewing the sitatirn of Ichkeul National Park which had been mentioned in the IUCN document: he stated that his country would certainly nominate this site to the List of World Heritage in Danger if this way recommended in the consultant's report.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
20. The Committee noted with satisfaction the efforts of the Yugoslav authorities to reduce water pollution levels in the Skocjan caves.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Škocjan Caves
Country: Slovenia
21. The Committee noted the very serious problems of poaching in the Mana Pools Complex (Zimbabwe) and noted that the procedure had been started by the Zimbabwe authorities to nominate this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
22. The Committee took note of the IUCN statement on the poaching of rhinoceros in general, and of the declaration of the representative of the Yemen Arab Republic contesting views expressed by IUCN saying that these views did not correspond to the real situation and did not look into the problem in its globality. The Committee requested the Secretariat to continue its cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and particularly to investigate what joint measures could be taken to reinforce the ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
A. Cultural properties 12. The Chairman informed the Committee that, in accordance with the request of the Committee at its 10th session, a working group of the Bureau had been set up to examine the problems raised by the establishment of a system to monitor the state of conservation of cultural properties included in the World Heritage List. The working group had proposed the principles of the system and the procedure to be followed, and had, furthermore, drawn up two draft questionnaires. The, Chairperson of the working group specified that the first questionnaire would be addressed to ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)
Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Historic District of Old Québec Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Pilgrimage Church of Wies Speyer Cathedral Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Country: Brazil Canada Egypt Germany Poland Portugal Turkey United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23. The Committee examined document SC-87/CONF.005/6 and took note of the explanations given in the addendum. It noted that as at 30 November 1987 the cash in hand amounted to $2,490,720 and that since that date, a voluntary contribution of $200,000 had been received from a State Party, bringing the total amount of the cash in hand to $2,690,720. 24. Given this financial situation, the Committee adopted the following budget for 1988:   Activity AmountUS$ Preparatory assistance and regional studies 100,000 Technical ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
25. The Committee, - examined the requests presented in document SC-87/CONF.005/7; - noted that the Bureau had met on 09 December 1987 to consider these requests and, in accordance with the procedure set out in paragraphs 69 to 91 of the Operational Guidelines, had approved the requests amounting to no more than $30,000; - decided to approve the other requests taking into account of the Bureau's recommendations. The requests approved are as follows:   Preparatory assistance China (People's Rep. of) for drawing up safeguarding plans for the cultural sites inscribed on the World ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Sites: City of Quito Dja Faunal Reserve Durmitor National Park Historic Areas of Istanbul Khami Ruins National Monument National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Petra Selous Game Reserve Tassili n'Ajjer
Country: Algeria Brazil Cameroon China Ecuador Haiti Jordan Mexico Montenegro Turkey United Republic of Tanzania Zimbabwe
26. The Committee took note of document SC-87/CONF.005/8 presenting the promotional activities undertaken in 1987 and those foreseen for 1988. The Committee congratulated the Secretariat on its work and emphasised the need to expand this promotion programme. 27. It was recalled that States Parties have a responsibility in strengthening promotional activities. Several members of the Committee mentioned the activities undertaken in their respective countries, such as the production of stamps or pamphlets on world heritage sites in Yugoslavia and India, or the publication and sale at ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
Country: China Haiti
31. Given the high number of nominations and the problems that this situation might cause for their evaluation and the smooth running of the work of the Committee, the Bureau had wished that the Committee examine whether it was suitable - and in which manner - to eventually envisage a limitation to the number of nominations in the future. The Committee also expressed its concern that the examination of nominations had taken up most of the time available at the expense of the other items on the agenda, particularly financial matters. 32. Several members of the Committee considered that it ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
37. When examining the proposal to extend Kakadu National Park (Australia), the Committee recognised that there were no indications in the "Operational Guidelines" for States Parties in proposing extensions to sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Committee therefore requested the Secretariat to incorporate such indications, particularly concerning the documentation to be made available to enable the Bureau and the Committee to examine such proposals.  
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
38. The representative from Brazil recalled that his country had on several previous occasions invited the Committee to host one of its sessions in Brasilia. Now that this property was inscribed on the World Heritage List, the Brazilian authorities wished to reiterate their invitation and to host the 12th session of the Committee in Brasilia in 1988. 39. The Committee thanked the Brazilian representative for the invitation made on behalf of his country. Many members of the Committee felt that, although most intergovernmental Unesco meetings should be held at Unesco Headquarters in Paris, ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
42. The representative of Algeria noted that the present composition of the World Heritage Committee was somewhat imbalanced in terms of geographical representation, with a particular lack of representation of African States Parties. This meant that there was a resulting imbalance in the representation of cultural regions. The Algerian representative suggested that the Bureau and the Committee should re-examine the voting procedure for the General Assembly of States Parties. 43. The Committee agreed that there was a need to ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987