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7. The General Assembly held two meetings devoted to the election of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of Outstanding Universal Value, called the World Heritage Committee and to different questions relating to the establishment of the World Heritage Fund.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 ...
Session: 1st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 014)
Year: 1976
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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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.
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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.
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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.
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
Country: Canada France Germany Iran (Islamic Republic of) Nigeria United States of America
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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
9. Twenty-one State Parties had presented their candidature for election to the World Heritage Committee : Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Idea, Cyprus, :Ethiopia, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Senegal, Sudan, Switzerland, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zaire. 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 ...
Session: 2nd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 011)
Year: 1978
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
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
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 ...
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
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 ...
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
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 } ...
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
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.  
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Country: North Macedonia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/3C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.3C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.3C.Add Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004).
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 13.1, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004) 3. Decides that the Special Meeting of Experts referred to in paragraph 13 of Decision 28 COM 13.1 shall take place in Kazan, as offered by the Russian Federation and thanks the Russian authorities for their offer; 4. Decides that the Special Meeting mentioned above will take place from 6 to 9 April 2005; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare a background paper collecting as much as possible relevant information ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 13.1, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004) 3. Decides that the Special Meeting of Experts referred to in paragraph 13 of Decision 28 COM 13.1 shall take place in Kazan, as offered by the Russian Federation and thanks the Russian authorities for their offer; 4. Decides that the Special Meeting mentioned above will take place from 6 to 9 April 2005; 5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare a background paper collecting as much as possible relevant information ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
9. The General Assembly examined document CC-89/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 Assembly was informed of contributions received since 31 August 1989 from several States Parties. A detailed statement of these contributions is given below. Etat partie Somme Années de contribution   (en dollars des Etats-Unis d'Amérique)   Costa Rica 696 1986 to 1988 Cyprus 958 1988-1989 German Democratic ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
12. When examining item 7 of the agenda concerning the means of ensuring an equitable representation of different regions and cultures of the world on the World Heritage Committee, the Assembly expressed the wish to be presented regularly with the charts prepared by the Secretariat: one presenting for each State Party the periods during which they have been members of the Committee, the other showing the distribution of Member States of the Committee according to the different regions. One delegate recalled that the seventh General Assembly had questioned the opportunity of increasing the ...
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
13. Under item 8 of its agenda the General Assembly was called on to elect seven Members to the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven Members who would have completed their term of office at the end of the twenty-sixth session of the General Conference: Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, United Republic of Tanzania, and Yemen. The list of States Parties having submitted their candidature was read out to the Assembly. In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the list of candidates was limited to those States Parties which had paid their ...
Session: 8th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1991
8. The Secretary, Mr. B. von Droste, Director, Division of Ecological Sciences, reported on activities undertaken since the Committee's eighth session held in Buenos Aires from 29 October to 2 November 1984. He began by reviewing the general status of implementation of the Convention, announcing that six new States, viz. in chronological order, Qatar, New Zealand, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Hungary and Philippines had adhered to the Convention, bringing the number of States Parties to 88. The Convention thus continued to arouse the interest of an increasing number of States. It was to be ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
13. The Secretariat presented the report of the ninth session of the Bureau and an amendment to that report proposed by the representative of Algeria. The Committee took note of the report as amended.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
13. Under item 8 of its agenda, the General Assembly was called upon to elect seven Members to the World Heritage Committee, to replace the following seven Members whose mandate would expire at the end of the twenty-seventh session of the General Conference: Brazil, Cuba, France, Italy, Pakistan, Tunisia, United States of America. The list of the thirty-one States Parties having submitted their candidature was read to the Assembly. Upon the proposal of the Representative of Niger, seconded by numerous delegations, the General Assembly suspended its work to consult among groups with a view ...
Session: 9th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 003)
Year: 1993
Country: Brazil France Italy Japan Lebanon Niger United States of America
56. The Committee authorized the Bureau to draw up and submit on its behalf a report on its activities to the 24th session of the General Conference.  
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
10. The General Assembly examined the Document WHC-95/CONF.204/3 concerning the budgetary situation of the World Heritage Fund, in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The situation concerning contributions up to 28 October 1995, replacing Document WHC-95/CONF.204/3 Add., was also distributed during the session. The Assembly was further informed that the following contributions had been received since 28 October 1995: State Party Amount (US $) Year of contribution Algeria 10,768 balance 1993, 1994 and ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
12. The General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1996-1997, calculated in US dollars, would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties to the Regular Programme of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention, as had been decided by the nine previous General Assemblies.
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
13. The President then explained for which reasons it was proposed to simplify the procedure in force for the election of members to the World Heritage Committee, in order to avoid an excessive number of ballots. This simplification, contained in the proposed amendments to Rules 13.8, 13.9 and 13.10 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (cf. Document WHC-95/CONF.204/5), would comprise four ballots with absolute majority and at the fifth ballot a simple majority, and in the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same number of votes, to proceed by drawing lots.14. The ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
34. Under item 10 of its agenda, the General Assembly was called upon to elect seven members to the World Heritage Committee, to replace the following seven members whose mandate would expire at the end of the twenty-eighth session of the General Conference: Colombia, Indonesia, Oman, Peru, Senegal, Syrian Arab Republic and Thailand. Following the withdrawal of its candidature by Nigeria, as well as that of Colombia which withdrew in favour of Ecuador, the list of twenty-eight States Parties having submitted their candidature was read to the General Assembly: Algeria, Argentina, ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
Country: Australia Benin Canada Cuba Ecuador Malta Morocco
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
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
26. Under item 9 of the agenda, the General Assembly was called upon to elect seven members of the World Heritage Committee, to replace the following seven members whose mandate would expire at the end of the 29th session of the General Conference: China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Philippines and Spain. The list of candidates was read out to the General Assembly: Angola, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Hungary, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, ...
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
8. The Secretary for the session, Ms. J. Robertson Vernhes, recalled the role of the Secretariat of the World Heritage Committee, concerning the processing of the nominations to the World Heritage List, the implementation of the decisions of the Committee concerning projects financed under the World Heritage Fund, as well as the promotional activities aimed at making the Convention better known and at stimulating contributions to the World Heritage Fund. 9. The Committee noted that the activities undertaken by the Secretariat since its eleventh session were described in detail in the ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
49. The Committee took note of document SC-88/CONF.001/7 which consisted essentially of a series of financial statements for mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the financial periods covering 1981-83, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1988-89 as at 30 September 1988. The Committee noted that since this date a number of contributions had been received and that several projects for international assistance had been approved, which resulted in a revised balance available for 1989 amounting to $2,112,974 as at 25 November 1988. 50. The Committee specifically took account ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
25. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller presented document WHC-99/CONF.206/3b.rev giving the state of mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund as at 22 October 1999. He then informed the General Assembly of all the other voluntary contributions and funds in trust received in 1999 by the World Heritage Centre. The Deputy Director of the Centre then announced the list of the other contributions expected, including the financing of the posts in the framework of the programme of associate experts. 26. The representative of the Bureau of the ...
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
29. In accordance with item 7 of the agenda, the General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 2000-2001 would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties of the Regular Programme of UNESCO, according to article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, as had been decided by previous General Assemblies.
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
49. Under item 9 of the agenda, the General Assembly was called upon to elect seven members of the World Heritage Committee, to replace the following seven members whose mandate would expire at the end of the thirtieth session of the General Conference: Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Niger, United States of America. The list of candidates was read out to the General Assembly: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, ...
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
54. The Director of the Centre tabled document WHC-99/CONF.206/INF.7, and referred to the decision of the twenty-third session of the Bureau to submit the following draft resolution concerning the Centre’s needs and resources to the twelfth General Assembly for it to take note. 55. The General Assembly took note of the draft resolution addressed to the Director-General. «The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee Noting that the true nature of the functioning of the Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage implies a regular growth in the annual ...
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
7. The Secretary for the natural part of the Convention, Mr. Bernd von Droste, reported on the activities undertaken since the twelfth session of the Committee, held during 5-9 December 1988 in Brasilia (Brazil). 8. Mr. von Droste stated that three States Parties had ratified the Convention during 1989 and expressed the wish that further efforts be made to encourage the adherence of new States Parties. The Committee noted the work that the Secretariat had undertaken to coordinate efforts to conserve the world's natural heritage with those of other international funds and conventions, ...
Session: 13th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1989
33. The Committee examined document SC-89/CONF.004/8 presenting the status of contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the years 1981-83, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1988­-89, the status of implementation of international assistance projects approved in 1988 and 1989, as well as a statement on the use of the budget approved by the Committee at its 12th session for 1989. 34. The Committee noted that there continued to be certain delays in the payment of obligatory and voluntary contributions and encouraged the Secretariat to continue its efforts to obtain the outstanding payments, which ...
Session: 13th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1989
48. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller presented the documents WHC-2001/CONF.206/3b and WHC-2001/CONF.206/3b.Add, containing the compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund as at 30 September and revised as at 22 October 2001. He indicated that the state of compulsory and voluntary contributions would be updated for the next session of the Committee in Helsinki in December 2001. 49. The Delegate of Thailand referred to the last page of document WHC-2001/CONF.206/3b, State of contributions as at 31 August 2001, and requested clarification regarding ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
The General Assembly, 1. Elected H.E. Mr Ahmad Jalali (Islamic Republic of Iran) as Chairperson of the 14th General Assembly, 2. Elected Ms Alissandra Cummins (Barbados) as Rapporteur of the 14th General Assembly, 3. Elected France, Nigeria, and Uganda as Vice-Chairpersons of the 14th General Assembly.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined the financial situation of the World Heritage Fund and the contribution of UNESCO to the activities of the World Heritage Centre as planned in the 32 C/5, 2. Recognizing the need to increase the financial resources from the UNESCO Regular Budget for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, 3. Recalling Decision 27 COM 11 of the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session (Paris, 2003), 4. Recalling its wish that the 32nd General Conference allocate an additional US$ 1 million for activities directed at the implementation of the World ...
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2001 (see Section I of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.6) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), 2. Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2001; 3. Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2002, approved by the ...
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2004-2005; 2. Invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to supplement their contributions to the World Heritage Fund with voluntary donations.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 27 COM 11.3 of the World Heritage Committee which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund and invites the Director-General to report to it on this matter, Takes note of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.7 Rev. on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 approved by the Comptroller (see Section I of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 (see Section II of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7); Takes ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
VII.9 The Committee discussed further the management and staffing of the World Heritage Centre after having taken note of the proposal prepared by the working group consisting of China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Senegal, Thailand and the United States of America. Based on the conclusions of this working group, the Committee agreed on the importance of the World Heritage Centre as a unified body within the Secretariat of UNESCO. Furthermore, the Committee underlined that the determination of needs on staffing and funding levels can only be reached based on a clarification of the ...
Session: 17th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1993
VIII.1 This item was discussed first by the Work Group 1, and then by the Committee on the basis of the proposals made by the Work Group. Some of its points were already raised, however, in the presentation by the Director-General's Special Adviser when presenting his recommendations on fund-raising and marketing (summarized in section XV of this report). VIII.2 Although the shortage of time did not allow a real debate on this item, a number of speakers in Work Group 1 referred to work Document WHC-94/CONF.003/5. The Delegate of Italy reiterated his Delegation's statement, previously ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XVI.1 The Committee took note of document WHC-94/CONF­003/14 which reported on the deliberations of the eighteenth session of the Bureau with regard to a proposal for the modification of paragraphs 8 and 12 of Rule 13 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly. XVI.2 The Delegations of Italy and France presented the following proposal for an amendment to the Rules of Procedure: "The proposal of the Bureau to simplify the procedures of the election of the Committee is certainly to be supported. However, we believe that a shift from the absolute majority to a simple majority ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
V.6 The Committee decided to prolong the work of the Consultative Body, to be chaired by the President of the World Heritage Committee, Professor F. Francioni (Italy). The Delegate of Australia stated that the Director of the Centre should also be closely involved in the work of the Consultative Body. It was decided that the Consultative Body would report initially to the twenty-second session of the Bureau and then to the twenty-second session of the Committee. The Committee asked that the Consultative Body analyse the Management Review Report, further study the use of the emblem and ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
II.1 Upon the conclusion of the opening remarks, the Chairperson requested the Committee to adopt the Provisional Agenda and Timetable. At the request of the Delegate of Canada, the Committee agreed to include two additional matters under Item 9: the Green Note of the Director-General concerning the organization of the World Heritage Centre, and the workload of the Committee. It was agreed that the increasing number of nominations and state of conservation reports the Committee is expected to evaluate each year requires a review of its working method. The Agenda and Timetable as amended ...
Session: 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
III.1 As proposed by the Delegate of Thailand, and endorsed by the Republic of Korea, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Benin, Canada, France, Australia, United States of America, Italy, Ecuador and Finland, Mr Koichiro MATSUURA (Japan) was elected as Chairperson by acclamation. The following members of the Committee were elected as Vice-Chairpersons by acclamation: Benin, Cuba, Italy, Morocco, and Republic of Korea, and Mr Janos Jelen (Hungary) as Rapporteur. It was mentioned that Cuba, Republic of Korea and Hungary would be members of the Bureau for the first time. III.2 The Committee warmly thanked ...
Session: 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
Role and functions of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre IX.25 At its twenty-second session, the Bureau requested that the Director-General of UNESCO provide a report outlining "the tasks and functions of the World Heritage Centre as Secretariat to the Convention". IX.26 At the request of the Committee, the Green Note entitled the 'Preservation and Presentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage' issued by the Director-General of UNESCO on 23 November 1998 was presented to the Committee in Working Document WHC-98/CONF.203/11.Add. IX.27 During a lengthy discussion, which focused on the ...
Session: 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
XVI.1 The Committee decided that the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau would be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 26 June to 1 July 2000. The Committee adopted the provisional agenda for the session (Annex X), including the item proposed by the Delegate of Greece (training of personnel). XVI.2 Several delegates noted that the follow-up to the General Assembly should be included in the agenda of the Bureau and that the discussion on this agenda item should be given enough time and attention. The Delegate of Hungary informed the Committee about the Resolution ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XVII.1 The Chairperson recalled that the Australian Government had invited the World Heritage Committee for the year 2000 during the twentieth, twenty-first and twenty-second sessions of the Committee, as indicated in the respective reports. He also referred to official letters of invitation by the authorities of Australia and of Hungary to the Director-General of UNESCO on this matter. XVII.2 The Delegate of Hungary announced that his Government is withdrawing its invitation to the Committee for the year 2000 and supports the Australian invitation, and that the Hungarian authorities ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XVIII.1 The Chairperson informed the Bureau that an Algerian non-governmental organization, "Algerie 2000", volunteered to assist in the Periodic Reporting of the Maghreb region and that this NGO has experience, in particular in the restoration of the Kasbah of Algiers. The Committee expressed its appreciation by acclamation. XVIII.2 The Observer of Uganda informed the Committee that the question of the involvement of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) should be reviewed, in particular with regard to the movable heritage, in particular with regard to moveable heritage and the ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XI.1 The Director of the World Heritage Centre introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/13, describing the Centre's plans for developing an Information Management Systems Plan. The plan has been developed based on the work of a Senior Information Consultant, Ms Gwynneth Martin, who worked at the Centre during a period of three months. The plan had already been presented by Ms. Martin to the Special Session of the Bureau in Budapest, 2-4 October 2000. XI.2 The Director outlined the history of the initiative, including the early calls in 1998 by the Management Audit and the Expert Group on ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
The World Heritage Committee,1. Authorizes the World Heritage Centre to transfer from the budgets relative to Promotional and Educational International Assistance and World Heritage Education the amounts of US$10,000 and US$15,000, respectively, to the pertaining budget item to enable the funding of the request presented by Argentina: " Ninth International Seminar of Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage: 'Heritage and Management Centre and Periphery".
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the excellent Progress Report on the Evaluation of Emergency Assistance; 2. Requests the World Heritage Centre to: a) ensure that, exceptionally, if resources from the World Heritage Fund for emergency assistance are insufficient, properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List receive such assistance on a priority basis, b) give priority to properties that are on the List of World Heritage in Danger, c) verify that Emergency Assistance will be used only to address emergency situations strictly relating to the conservation of the ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the excellent Progress Report on the Evaluation of Emergency Assistance; 2. Requests the World Heritage Centre to: a) ensure that, exceptionally, if resources from the World Heritage Fund for emergency assistance are insufficient, properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List receive such assistance on a priority basis, b) give priority to properties that are on the List of World Heritage in Danger, c) verify that Emergency Assistance will be used only to address emergency situations strictly relating to the conservation of the ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/14B, 2. Notes the oral presentation of the item; 3. Decides to put the item ‘Examination of the Recommendations on International Assistance' on the agenda of its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006); 4. Invites the States Parties to submit written comments on Document WHC-05/29.COM/14B to the World Heritage Centre by to be discussed at its 30th ...
Session: 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (29 COM)
Year: 2005
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30COM/11A.1 and taking note of Document WHC-06/30COM/INF.11A, 2. Recalling Decisions 25 COM VII.25-27 and 7 EXT COM 5A.2, adopted respectively at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) and 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004), 3. Expressing its sincere appreciation for the considerable efforts by all 48 States Parties in Europe in submitting the Periodic Reports for Section I in 2004 and Section II in 2005, 4. Notes the successful use of an electronic tool, the development of an evaluation tool and the storage in a World ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note with satisfaction of the report of the Rapporteur of its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006).
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/5, Takes note with appreciation of the report from the World Heritage Centre on its activities and the implementation of the World Heritage Committee's decisions;Requests the World Heritage Centre to support the States Parties of the African, Arab and Pacific regions to establish and update their tentative lists and further improve the management, documentation and conservation of properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List in order to ensure that the outstanding universal value of the heritage of those ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/5.2,  Recalling the decision adopted by the Executive Board at its 176th session (176 EX/Special Plenary Meeting/Decision), which "requests the Director-General within the framework of the World Heritage Convention, to propose to the World Heritage Committee at its forthcoming session a mechanism to ensure the proper implementation of the World Heritage Committee decisions", Affirming that nothing in the present decision shall affect each State Party's primary duty to ensure the identification, protection and ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 5A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Committee and of the Global Strategy for a balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List; 4. Welcomes the efforts undertaken to list the World Heritage Committee's decisions in a new database, and calls upon the World Heritage ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5C, 2. Recalling its Decisions 31 COM 19, 32 COM 17, 33 COM 5A adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, as well as the recommendations of the 2007 and 2009 audits, 3. Reaffirming the division of the tasks between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies on the state of conservation of the properties, International Assistance requests, and the evaluation of nominations for inscription on the World Heritage List; 4. Concerned ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5G, 2. Recalling Resolution 184 EX 8 Part II, adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 184th session (30 March - 15 April 2010), 3. Calls for the urgent implementation of all recommendations made by the External Auditor, inter alia for monitoring of extra-budgetary funds, centralizing of all calls for funds and collection of contributions by the Comptroller and introduction of a results-based management approach (as referred to in Recommendations 7, 8, 10 and 11); and requests the World Heritage Centre to ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34.COM/16, 2. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2008-2009 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2009; 3. Also takes note of the implementation of the budget and the statement of accounts for the World Heritage Fund for 2010-2011 and the current situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 May 2010; 4. Thanks the States Parties who have already made their contributions and calls upon the other States Parties, who have not yet paid the totality of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/5A and WHC-11/35.COM/INF.5A, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5A adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the activities undertaken and of the partnerships established by the World Heritage Centre; 4. Also takes note with appreciation of the concrete contribution of the States Parties and all partners who, through their financial and/or technical support, contributed to the efforts to implement the Convention reported in the document WHC-11/35.COM/5A; 5. Reminds the World Heritage Centre of the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/5C, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5G adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Also recalling Decision 184 EX 8 Part II, adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 184th session (30 March - 15 April 2010), 4. Takes note with appreciation of the implementation of the 9 recommendations of the External Auditor, notably the centralisation of all calls for funds and collection of contributions by the Bureau of Financial Management, and the adoption of a result-based management ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/35.COM/5D and WHC-11/35.COM/12B, 2. Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, and 34 COM 5C adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), and 34th (Brasilia, 2010) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note of the above-mentioned documents and further notes the discussions at the expert meeting on decision-making procedures of the statutory organs of the World Heritage Convention (Bahrain, December 2010); 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to put in practice the mandated roles assigned to each under ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, Part I 1. Having examined document WHC-11/35.COM/15 Part I on the execution of the Budget 2010-2011, 2. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2010-2011 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2010; 3. Thanks the States Parties, who have already made their contributions and urges the other States Parties, who have not yet paid the totality of their contributions, including voluntary ones to ensure that their contributions are paid expeditiously;   4. Recommends the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined documents WHC-12/36.COM/5A.1, WHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.1 and WHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.3; 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 5A adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five strategic objectives as presented in document WHC-12/36.COM/5A.1; 4. Further notes the progress report on the implementation of the recommendations by the external auditor on the 2009 audit of the World Heritage Centre presented in ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5A.2, documentWHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.2 and document WHC-12/36.COM/9A, 2. Recalling Decisions 34 COM 5A and Decision 35 COM 5A respectively, 3. Also recalling Resolution 18 GA 8 adopted by the 18th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention by which the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Partnership for Conservation Initiative (PACT) were endorsed, 4. Considering that the open-ended working group in charge of producing an implementation plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor will be meeting ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Decides exceptionally to adjourn the debate on the agenda item until its next 37th ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (2013).
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Gelati Monastery
Country: Georgia
The World Heritage Committee,  1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/15.Rev, 2.  Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2010-2011 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2011; 3.  Recalls its budget decisions adopted since the 28th session of the Committee; 4.  Further recalls its decision at its 35th session to establish a Budget Working Group as a Consultative Body of the Committee in order to examine item 15 of the Agenda, to formulate its recommendations thereon and to report back to the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Recalling its Decision 36 COM 17 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), 2.  Decides to elect, in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, its Bureau with the following composition: a)  H.E. Sheika Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani (Qatar) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 37th session of the Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) until the end ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/18A, 2.  Decides that its 38th session will take place in Doha, Qatar from 15 to 25 June 2014; 3.  Requests the World Heritage Centre to consult with the incoming Chairperson regarding the Provisional Agenda and a detailed timetable; 4.  Adopts the Provisional Agenda for the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2014 as contained in Document ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/18B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 12B adopted at its 36th session; 3.  Considering the costs inherent to the holding of an additional ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee and the financial situation that UNESCO, including its World Heritage Centre, is facing; 4.  Decides not to hold an additional ordinary session in October/November 2013; 5.  Requests the World Heritage Centre to re-assess the eventual possibility of holding an additional ordinary session of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F and its Annexes, Welcomes the findings of the audit and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the General Assembly of States Parties decided to establish a sub-account under the World Heritage Fund with regard to recommendation 1(a), to be funded from Voluntary Contributions and to be used exclusively for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat, and with regard to recommendation 1(e) to apply the cost recovery policy for the staff time spent in managing the World Heritage Fund within the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F as well as the “Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-setting work of the Culture Sector: Part III – 1972 Convention, Noting that the present evaluation constitues the first such evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention of 1972, Welcomes the findings of the evaluation and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the current periodic mechanism already includes a number of indicators and considers that Recommendation 1, with regard both to the World Heritage Convention of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its decision 35 COM 12B adopted at its 35th session to establish a Budget Working Group as a Standing Consultative Body of the Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/12, Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the biennium 2012-2013 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2013; Also takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the first three months of the biennium 2014-2015 and the situation of the contributions as at 31 March 2014 which ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/15 and Document WHC/16/40.COM/13A, Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2014-2015; Notes with appreciation the supplementary costs covered by the Turkish authorities as host of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee in addition to those listed in the Statement of Requirements; Recalls that the payment of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, an obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 41 COM 16, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 42nd session (Manama, 2018), Recalls that the hosting of a World Heritage Committee session by a Committee member is subject to the host country signing a host country agreement in conformity with UNESCO’s rules and regulations and that host country agreements for category II meetings must be signed eight months in advance of the meeting; Also recalls that, pursuant to Rule 44.3 of the Rules of Procedure of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
Country: Australia Azerbaijan Brazil Burkina Faso Indonesia Norway Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/17, Requests the World Heritage Centre to consult with the Chairperson regarding the Provisional Agenda and a detailed timetable; Adopts the following Provisional Agenda for its 43rd session in 2019: PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE 43rd SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE (2019) OPENING SESSION Opening session Admission of Observers Adoption of the Agenda and the Timetable 3A.          Adoption of the Agenda 3B.          Adoption of the Timetable REPORTS Report of the Rapporteur of the 42nd session of ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018