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The 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee was opened by Mr Tamás Fejérdy, (Hungary) Chairperson on 17 March 2003 at UNESCO Headquarters. He welcomed Mr Koïchiro Matsuura the Director-General of UNESCO and the 21 members of the Committee: Argentina, Belgium, China, Colombia, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe4. 73 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention who are not members of ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Noting the invitation it has received to attend the information meeting on the Draft Declaration concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage to be held on 18 March from 10 to 12 a.m; Decides to cancel its session planned at the same time as the information meeting to allow those delegations who wish to participate in that meeting to do so; Noting the linkages between agenda items 3, 4, 5 and 6 of its extraordinary session ; Decides to work in plenary to the extent possible; Adopts the Agenda and Timetable as presented in WHC-03/6 ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Adopts the Rules of Procedure as revised by the World Heritage Committee and included as Annex II to this document. Decides that it enter immediately into effect, with the exception of Rule 13.1. and for which the following transition provisions will be used: At the beginning of its 27th ordinary session (Suzhou, June/July 2003), the World Heritage Committee will elect a Bureau whose term will start at that session until the opening of the 28th ordinary session of the Committee (June 2004); At the beginning of its 28th ordinary session (June/July ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to maintain in the revised Operational Guidelines existing text from the July 2002 Operational Guidelines concerning: reactive monitoring (paragraph 68), the development of a programme of corrective measures (paragraphs 22, 46b, 86, 87 and 89), inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger (paragraphs 80-93) and, possible deletion from the World Heritage List (paragraphs 46-56). Requests the World Heritage Centre to re-order the text in the revised Operational Guidelines to ensure a logical and consistent presentation of the ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Thanking the Drafting Group and all other experts, representatives of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre for work accomplished to date on the revision of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention; 2. Taking note of the Report of the March 2002 Drafting Group on the Revision of the Operational Guidelines presented as document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/INF.5A; 3. Considering that the 3rd Draft Revised Operational Guidelines presented in document WHC-03/6 ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Taking note of the proposal by the Belgian Delegation (presented in Figure 1 of document WHC-02/CONF.202/15) for the preparation of a compilation of World Heritage Basic Texts like the Basic Texts of UNESCO and of the positive comments on this proposal received from States Parties in responses to Circular Letter CL/WHC.12/02 concerning the revision of the Rules of Procedure; Requests the World Heritage Centre, to prepare an outline and publication plan (including budget) for a compilation of World Heritage Basic Texts in English and French (to include the ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into account the proposal made by the World Heritage Centre to prepare a handbook on the World Heritage Convention similar to the Handbook on the Convention of Biological Diversity presented during the 26th ordinary session of the Committee, Budapest, 2002 (document WHC-02/CONF.202/15, section VII, paragraphe 36);  Invites the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with interested States Parties and the Advisory Bodies, to develop an outline, publication plan (including budget and potential publisher) and a proposal for financing a Handbook on the ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Requests the World Heritage Centre to ensure that all future publications of the World Heritage List indicate the criteria according to which properties were inscribed on the List using the new numbering system for the combined criteria (i) to (x).
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Decides that the proposed World Heritage Visual Identity will not be included on the agenda for the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, June/July 2003).
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Welcomes the proposed structure which reflects the Strategic Objectives adopted by the Committee at its 26th ordinary session (Budapest, 2002) and that it is coherent with the structure of the budget proposed in the Draft Programme and Budget of UNESCO, 2004-2005 (32 C/5); Thanks the Working group and the World Heritage Centre for their constructive and collaborative proposal for a new budget structure of the World Heritage Fund; Adopts the revised Budget Structure consisting of Tables 1, 2 and 3 and Attachments 1 to 5, and included as Annex III to this ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the list of all nominations received by the World Heritage Centre between 28 January 2002 and 1 February 2003 as presented in document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/7 Rev; Decides that the 32 new nominations determined by the World Heritage Centre to be complete by 1 February 2003 and four additional nominations for which the Centre had asked for guidance from the Committee be transmitted to the Advisory Bodies for evaluation. Requests the World Heritage Centre to assist States Parties who have submitted incomplete nominations to make them complete for ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
6 EXT.COM 8.1 The World Heritage Committee, Adopts the decisions presented in document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/8, with amendments as agreed; 6 EXT.COM 8.2 The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the draft Summary Record of the 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee prepared as information document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/INF.8 ; Requests the participants to send corrections to their own statements in writing to the World Heritage Centre by Friday, 28 March ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee was closed on 22 March 2003 by the Chairperson, Mr Tamás Fejérdy (Hungary). He thanked the Committee for its work, all those who had participated, prepared and organised the session, underscoring the important outcomes. He also thanked the Spanish authorities for providing interpretation into Spanish. Finally, the Chairperson made reference to the ongoing war in Iraq. Recalling the Committee's responsibilities to follow the situation closely, he assured the Committee that he and the World Heritage Centre would keep them ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/2,2. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of its Rules of Procedure,3. Notes the List of Participants listed in Annex I;4. Authorises the participation in its 7th extraordinary session as observers of the representatives of the international governmental Organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental Organizations (INGOs), nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the World Heritage ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/3A.Rev and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.3A.Rev, 2. Adopts the agenda included in the first above-mentioned document.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/3B.Rev, Decides to discuss item 11 of the agenda between items 4 and 5, as recommended by the Bureau; Adopts the timetable included in above-mentioned document, as amended.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
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, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4 A, Also noting the oral presentation by the Chairperson of its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), I. TENTATIVE LISTS Reminds the States Parties to the Convention about the need to continue submitting their Tentative Lists in accordance with Article 11.1 of the Convention and the corresponding provisions of the Operational Guidelines ; Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the State Parties concerned, to continue updating its records on the basis of the Tentative Lists received – in ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4 A, Also noting the oral presentation by the Chairperson of its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), I. TENTATIVE LISTS Reminds the States Parties to the Convention about the need to continue submitting their Tentative Lists in accordance with Article 11.1 of the Convention and the corresponding provisions of the Operational Guidelines ; Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the State Parties concerned, to continue updating its records on the basis of the Tentative Lists received – in ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 13.1 and 28 COM 14B.57, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Confirms that the two complete nominations per State Party referred to in paragraph 17 a) of Decision 28 COM 13.1 are inclusive of nominations deferred and referred by previous sessions of the Committee, extensions (except minor modifications of limits of the properties), transboundary nominations and serial nominations; 4. Recalls its decision at its 6th Extraordinary session ...
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
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B .and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/4B.Add, Decides that the Working group on the methods of work of the Committee established at its 7th extraordinary session shall complete its mandate at its 29th session (Durban, 2005).
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
Having examined Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/5A, WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5B, WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5C, WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5D, and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5E, Aware of the need to: study and reflect on the first cycle of Periodic Reporting; develop strategic direction on the forms and the format of the Periodic Reports, training priorities and international cooperation priorities; and to streamline the Committee's consideration of matters raised through Periodic Reporting relating to inscribed properties; Decides to suspend for one year the commencement of the next cycle of Periodic ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5A,  Recalling its Decision 25 COM VII.25-27 at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001)  to examine at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), the Periodic Report for North America,  Notes the report on the progress of such Periodic Report.
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/5A, 2. Recalling its Decision 25 COM VII.25-27 at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) to examine Section I of the Periodic Report for Europe at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), and Section II at its 30th session (2006), 3. Notes the report on the progress of the Periodic Report for Europe.
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/5A, 2. Recalling its Decision 25 COM VII.25-27 at its 25th session (Helsinki, 2001) to examine Section I of the Periodic Report for Europe at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), and Section II at its 30th session (2006), 3. Notes the report on the progress of the Periodic Report for Europe.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5B, Recalling its Decisions 24 COM VII.1-4 and 27 COM 20B.I, adopted at its 24th session (Cairns, 2000) and its 27th session (UNESCO, 2003), respectively, Takes note of the progress made in the implementation of the Regional Programme for the Arab States and in responding to the priority needs identified in the Periodic Report for the Arab States; Thanks the Dutch Government for supporting the publication of such Periodic Report; Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.11, 2. Recalling its Decision 26 COM 20, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Periodic Report for Africa; 4. Thanks the Italian Government for its prompt and generous contribution to the implementation of the first session of Modules II & III of the Africa Regional Programme 2004-2007, as well as the governments and institutions detailed in the Annex for their contribution ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined the technical cooperation assistance request made by India regarding an improved geographic information system (GIS) for Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), as presented in Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/6 and WHC-04/7EXT.COM/6 Add, Noting that, in accordance with Decision 28 COM 10A, four requests for technical cooperation will be submitted to the Chairperson/Committee in 2005, for a total amount of US$ 104,915, Considering that only an amount of US$ 160,000 is available for cultural properties under technical cooperation assistance in the ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
Sites: Mountain Railways of India
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/8 and WHC - 04/7EXT.COM/INF.8, 2. Takes note of the information included in such documents.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14, and WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14.Corr, Recalling Decision 26 COM 15, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), Regrets that the World Heritage Emblem was not protected as had been requested; Takes note of the Annual Report on the use of the World Heritage Emblem included in Document WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14; Urges the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs of UNESCO, to request the World Intellectual Property Organization to amend its initial communication under ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14, and WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14.Corr, Recalling Decision 26 COM 15, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), Regrets that the World Heritage Emblem was not protected as had been requested; Takes note of the Annual Report on the use of the World Heritage Emblem included in Document WHC-04/7 EXT COM/14; Urges the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Office of Legal Affairs of UNESCO, to request the World Intellectual Property Organization to amend its initial communication under ...
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/11EXT.COM/2, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its Decision 39 COM 17, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Elects the United Republic of Tanzania as Vice-Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee whose mandate will be until the end of the 40th session of the Committee (July 2016).
Session: 11th extraordinary session of the Committee (11 EXT.COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/12EXT.COM/4, Decides to approve the International Assistance request from Palau entitled “Responding to the threat of feral cat introduction to the Rock Island Southern Lagoon World Heritage area”, for an amount of US$ 139,505 under the Emergency Assistance budget.
Session: 12th extraordinary session of the Committee (12 EXT.COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Country: Palau
5. In his opening address, the representative of the Director-General, Mr Mounir Bouchenaki, Assistant Director-General for Culture, spoke of the incontestable success of the World Heritage Convention. He welcomed the Kingdom of Bhutan, Samoa and Eritrea as new signatories to the Convention. The Convention would have 167 States Parties by the end of 2001. He stated that this achievement of near universality proved that the world attached special importance to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. 6. Mr Bouchenaki advised the General Assembly that Mr Peter King (Australia) had ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
14. The General Assembly elected by acclamation H.E Ambassador Samuel Fernandéz Illanes (Chile) as Chairperson of the General Assembly. 15. The Chairperson thanked the General Assembly for his election and commented on the tremendous importance of the World Heritage Convention. 16. The Delegate of Algeria congratulated the Chairperson on his election and welcomed the three new States Parties to the Convention. He then asked that the representative of Palestine be accepted as an observer to the 13th General Assembly. The Delegates of Cuba, the Republic of Dominica, Egypt, the Republic of ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
19. The Delegate of France questioned the procedures used to elect the Chairperson of the General Assembly whereby there was no consultation prior to the session. He proposed that this issue and Rule 3 of the Rules of Procedure be discussed under Item 11: Other business. He also suggested that candidates for Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Rapporteur could be called for in advance and that all States Parties be informed. 20. The Delegate of the United States of America agreed with the proposal made by the Delegate of France and also commented that in future the General Assembly needed ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
24. The Chairperson invited the General Assembly to choose three Vice-Chairpersons and a Rapporteur. Mr Boubaker Ben Fraj, Director General of the National Institute for Heritage of Tunisia and Ms Sandra Kalniete, Ambassador of Latvia to UNESCO were appointed as Vice-Chairpersons by acclamation. A third Vice-Chairperson was not appointed. Mrs Deanna Ongpin-Recto (Philippines) was appointed as Rapporteur by acclamation.
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
25. The Chairperson of the General Assembly referred to document 31C/REP.15 Report by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its Activities (2000-2001). He explained that the World Heritage Committee, at its sixteenth session held in December 1992 in Santa Fe, United States of America, recommended that the report which the Committee addressed to the General Conference also be presented to the General Assembly of States Parties. 26. Dr Christina Cameron (Canada), Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee presented the report of ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
44. In conformity with the Financial Rules of the World Heritage Fund, the representative of the Comptroller presented for examination by the General Assembly, document WHC-2001/CONF.206/3a which contained: the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period 1998-1999, certified by the auditors within the framework of the UNESCO General Audit; and the Fund accounts for the year 2000 approved by the Comptroller and which will be part of the external audit for the financial period 2000-2001. 45. He explained each one of the financial statements and tables contained in ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
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
52. The Chairperson presented the document WHC-2001/CONF.206/4 to the General Assembly for a decision as to whether the level of compulsory contributions to the World Heritage Fund should be maintained at 1% of the amount of contributions of States Parties to the Regular Budget of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, inline with the decision of previous General Assemblies. The General Assembly took note of the document and unanimously approved this proposal.
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
53. The Chairperson referred to document WHC-2001/CONF.206/5 and requested the General Assembly to take note of the decision of the World Heritage Committee at its twenty-fourth session in Cairns 2000. 54. The Director of the World Heritage Centre recalled that a Resolution had been adopted by the 12th General Assembly concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage. Furthermore, he acknowledged the work of the Working Group that was chaired by H.E. Ambassador Yai (Benin) in 2000 whose mandate was to make recommendations, based on the Resolution, towards improving ...
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. Decides to amend Rule 2.1 of its Rules of Procedure to read: 2.1 The representatives of Member States of UNESCO not parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural heritage and permanent observer missions to UNESCO may participate in the work of the Assembly as observers, without the right to vote, and subject to Rule 7.3.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Decides to amend Rule 10.1 of its Rules of Procedure to read: 10.1 The working languages of the Assembly shall be Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Taking into consideration the decision of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee on the new voting mechanism and revision of the procedures for election of the members of the World Heritage Committee (decision 27 COM 18A.4), 2. Decides not to amend Rule 13 of its Rules of Procedure on the election of members of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Noting the decision of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee on procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage Committee (decision 27 COM 18A.2), 2. Decides to include the following text as new Rule 13 - Procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage Committee[1] : 13.1 The Secretariat shall ask all States Parties, at least three months prior to the opening of the General Assembly, whether they intend to stand for election to the World Heritage Committee. If so, its candidature should be sent to the ...
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. 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, 2. 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, 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, Welcomes the adoption by the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee of new Strategic Objectives that include the strengthening of the Credibility of the World Heritage List and the development of effective Capacity-building measures; Notes the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List presented in documents WHC-03/14.GA/8 and WHC-03/27.COM/13; Also notes that the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, China, June-July 2004) will evaluate the 1994 Global ...
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, Elects Kuwait (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as a member of the World Heritage Committee, Elects the following seven States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Benin, Chile, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
Country: Benin Chile Japan Kuwait Lithuania Netherlands New Zealand Norway
The General Assembly did not discuss any other business.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly,  Elects H.E. Mr Jean Guéguinou (France) as President of the 15th session of the General Assembly ; Elects Mr Nicolas Mathieu (Switzerland) as Rapporteur of the 15th session of the General Assembly ; Elects the Russian Federation and Namibia as Vice-Presidents of the 15th session of the General Assembly.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
Country: France Namibia Russian Federation Switzerland
The President of the General Assembly declared the agenda of the session, as presented in document WHC-05/15.GA/2A, adopted.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-05/15.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee as amended.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly,  Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2003 (see Section I of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.5) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulates that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of 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 2003; Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2004-2005, approved by the ...
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly, Decides to set at 1% of the compulsory contribution to UNESCO the percentage for the calculation of the amount of contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by the States Parties for the financial period 2006-2007.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The Assembly General,  Recalling decision 29 COM 15B 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 encourage the States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions as well as encouraging other partners to make similar donations; Takes note of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.6 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly,   Having examined documents WHC-05/15.GA/7 et WHC-05/15.GA/INF.7, Takes note of the report and warmly welcomes the Vienna Memorandum adopted by the International Conference “World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture” (Vienna, 2005); Based on the Vienna Memorandum, adopts the Declaration on the Conservation of Historic Urban Landscapes, as amended by the General Assembly.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly,  Having examined document WHC-05/15.GA/8, Takes note with satisfaction of Africa’s Position Paper and encourages the implementation of its recommendations ; Supports the creation of an African World Heritage Fund and invites the States Parties to the Convention to contribute voluntarily to this Fund.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention asks the Secretariat, in cooperation with the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, to initiate a process until the General Assembly in 2007, to discuss possible alternatives to the present election system to the World Heritage Committee.  The alternative(s) presented to the General Assembly in 2007 should ensure balanced geographical and cultural representation in the Committee, a less time-consuming and less complicated voting system, and better focus on important issues in the proceedings of the General ...
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The General Assembly, Elects H. Exc. Mrs Aziza BENNANI (Morocco) as Chairperson of the 16th General Assembly; Elects Raymond ASOMBANG (Cameroon) as Rapporteur of the 16th General Assembly; Elects Austria and Japan as Vice-Chairpersons of the 16th General Assembly.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
Country: Austria Cameroon Japan Morocco
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-07/16.GA/2A and WHC-07/16.GA/INF.2A Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee presented in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-07/16.GA/3A and WHC-07/16.GA/INF.3A, Recalling Resolution 15 GA 9, adopted at its 15th session (UNESCO, 2005), requesting to initiate a “process to discuss possible alternatives to the existing system of elections to the World Heritage Committee ” before its 16th session, Keeping in mind the discussions held during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007) and during the 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (UNESCO, 2007), Reiterating the need to ensure a more ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
Country: Japan
The General Assembly, Decides to amend the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention as follows (new text proposed in bold):             New Rule 12.5 :             Subject to Rule 14.1, voting shall normally be either by a show of hands or by electronic means with each Member’s vote displayed on a screen.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Elects Barbados, as member of the World Heritage Committee on the reserved seat for State Parties without properties on the World Heritage List; Elects as members of the World Heritage Committee, the following eight States ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
Country: Australia Bahrain Barbados Brazil China Egypt Jordan Nigeria Sweden
The General Assembly, Having examined Document 34C/REP/13, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the World Heritage Committee’s activities in 2006-2007.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/5, Taking note of Decision 31 COM 19, adopted at the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007), Takes note of the results-based Action Plan to implement the main recommendations of the Management Audit of the World Heritage Centre; Welcomes the proposals of the Director-General of UNESCO to improve the administrative flexibility of the World Heritage Centre, clarify its organizational structure, and create posts, on an experimental basis, by combining multiple sources of financing; Requests the ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/6, Requests the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, to report at its 17th session in 2009, on the progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 Management Audit, in relation to the work and relationships with the Advisory Bodies; Calls upon the World Heritage Committee to review the proposed protocols of roles and responsibilities indicated in the Management Audit and submit its comments on them to the General Assembly at its 17th session in ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
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
The General Assembly, Decides to set at one per cent of the contribution to the regular budget of UNESCO for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2008-2009.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 31 COM 20A of the World Heritage Committee, which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund, Encourages States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions; Takes note of Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.8 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/9, Takes note of the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List from 2003 to 2007 presented in this document, and expresses its deep concern for the limited results achieved so far; Calls upon the World Heritage Centre, the Advisory Bodies and other partners to significantly increase their support to States Parties, particularly in less developed countries, in the identification of cultural, natural and mixed properties as well as the ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/10, Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7.1 and 31 COM 7.1, adopted respectively at the 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Taking into account the relevant issues identified in the recent Thematic Debate of the Executive Board on UNESCO’s role in addressing climate change within its mandated areas of competence and also noting the upcoming meetings on climate change in Bali in December 2007 (Thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 13) and the ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/11, Welcomes the information provided on the development of a revised recommendation of the conservation of historic urban landscapes; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to this initiative.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-07/16.GA/12, Takes note of the information provided in the above-mentioned document; Welcomes the launching of a new Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to inform the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, at its 17th session in 2009, on the further activities undertaken and progress made with regard to the Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Calls upon States Parties to cooperate with other States Parties which so request on the formulation of ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly,  Elects Mr. Dawson MUNJERI, Zimbabwe, as Chairperson of the 17th General Assembly, Elects Ms. Dagnija BALTIŅA, Latvia, as Rapporteur of the 17th General Assembly, Elects Malaysia and Argentina as Vice-Chairpersons of the 17th General Assembly.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-09/17.GA/3A and WHC-09/17.GA/INF.3A, Recalling Resolutions 15 GA 9 and 16 GA 3A, adopted respectively at its 15th and 16th sessions, requesting to initiate a «process to discuss possible alternatives to the existing system of elections to the World Heritage Committee» and to establish an open-ended Working Group in order to make recommendations on this issue, Noting that capacity building would enhance expertise of the States Parties and would encourage the latter to present their candidature to the Committee, Recognizing that a ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly,  Elects the United Arab Emirates (State Party with no property on the World Heritage List) as a member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the Russian Federation (Electoral Group which might have no State Party in the composition of the next Committee) as a member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eleven States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Cambodia, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Iraq, Mali, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland and ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
Country: Cambodia Estonia Ethiopia France Iraq Mali Mexico Russian Federation South Africa Switzerland Thailand United Arab Emirates
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/4, Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2008-2009).
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2007 approved by the Comptroller (Document WHC-09/17.GA/INF.5, Sections I and II) 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 2007 (Document WHC-09/17.GA/INF.5, Sections I and II); Takes note ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, 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 2010-2011.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Takes note of the decisions of the Committee concerning the contributions of States Parties and of their status of implementation; Also takes note of Document WHC-09/17.GA/INF.6 on the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund; Requests the World Heritage Committee to submit all possible options for equitable additional voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund to the General Assembly at its 18th session in 2011, as requested in Decision 33 COM 16B; Further requests the World Heritage Centre to report to the General ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/7, Takes note with satisfaction of the progress achieved so far in implementing the main recommendations of the management audit of the World Heritage Centre; Calls upon the World Heritage Centre to continue to implement the recommendations of the management audit; While noting the positive efforts made in addressing the recommendations of the audit, calls upon the World Heritage Centre to continue to address the issues for further improvements in personnel requirements, taking into account geographical representation, and ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-09/17.GA/8, Takes note of the information provided in the above-mentioned document; Welcomes the preparation and dissemination of the publications planned within the Series of World Heritage Resource Manuals; Encourages States Parties to contribute extra-budgetary funding to support the publication of titles within the Series.
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-09/17.GA/9 and WHC-09/17.GA/INF.9 Noting that the World Heritage Convention is approaching universal ratification and that its 40th anniversary is to be celebrated in 2012 and, therefore, that it is appropriate to reflect on the successes of the Convention and also how it can best be implemented to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities it faces while also increasing its relevance and engagement with communities around the world, Considering the results of the Workshop to reflect on the Future of the World Heritage ...
Session: 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (17 GA)
Year: 2009
The General Assembly, Elects H.E. Mr. Pablo César GROUX (Plurinational State of Bolivia) as Chairperson of the 18th General Assembly, Elects Ms. Hyosang JO (Republic of Korea) as Rapporteur of the 18th General Assembly, Elects Slovenia, Cap Verde and Kuwait as Vice-Chairpersons of the 18th General Assembly.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-11/18.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Elects Qatar (State Party without a property on the World Heritage List) as member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eight States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Algeria, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Senegal and Serbia.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
Country: Algeria Colombia Germany India Japan Malaysia Qatar Senegal Serbia
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2009).
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2010-2011).
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2009 approved by the Deputy Comptroller (Document WHC-11/18.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), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2009 (Document WHC-11/18.GA/INF.6); Takes note of the accounts of the World ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly,  Taking into account Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, 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 2012-2013; Also takes note of Document WHC-11/18.GA/INF.7 on the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund; Further takes note of ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/18.GA/8 and WHC-11/18.GA/INF.8, 2. Endorses the recommendations of the independent evaluation by UNESCO’s external auditor on the implementation of the Global Strategy from its inception in 1994 to 2011 and the Partnership for Conservation Initiative (PACT) requested by its Resolution 17 GA 9 (UNESCO, 2009), 3. Welcomes the views of all States Parties that provided comments following the Circular Letter dated 13 July 2011; 4. Urges all parties to take into consideration the recommendations of the External Auditor  while ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-11/18.GA/9, Recalling Decision 35 COM 5C adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Takes note of the progress report on recommendations of the External Audit; Also takes note of the IOS Audit Plan for the World Heritage Centre for 2012.
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/18.GA/10 and WHC-11/18.GA/INF.10, 2. Recalling Decision 35 COM 6 adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Thanks the Government of Bahrain for having hosted the first meeting of World Heritage related category 2 centres and of relevant UNESCO Chairs and Higher Education and Research Institutions; 4. Takes note of the report on this meeting, as well as of the reports on the World Heritage related category 2 centres in Bahrain, Brazil, China, Mexico, Norway and South Africa; 5. Also takes ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-11/18.GA/11 and WHC-11/18.GA/INF.11, 2. Recalling Decisions 35 COM 12A, 35 COM 12B, 35 COM 12C, 35 COM 12D, and 35 COM 12E adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3. Thanks the Working Group and its Chairperson, Mr Greg Terrill, for the leadership in elaborating the Vision and Action Plan in an open and participative way; 4. Adopts the Vision and Action Plan and requests the World Heritage Centre to disseminate it widely; 5. Recalls the request by the 35th session of the World Heritage ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
The General Assembly, Elects H.E. Mr. Karunaratne HANGAWATTE (Sri Lanka) as Chairperson of the 19th General Assembly, Elects Mr. Hassan AL-LAWATI (Oman) as Rapporteur of the 19th General Assembly, Elects Switzerland and Zimbabwe as Vice-Chairpersons of the 19th General Assembly.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly,  Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of its 19th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Elects Jamaica (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as member of the World Heritage Committee; Elects the following eleven States Parties Croatia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Korea (Republic of), Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and Viet Nam, as members of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
Country: Croatia Finland Kazakhstan Lebanon Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Republic of Korea Turkey Viet Nam
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/4, Recalling the amendments to Draft Resolution 19 GA 4 proposed by Brazil and other States and the debates held at the 19th General Assembly, Also recalling its Resolution 18 GA 8 and the World Heritage Committee’s decision 35 COM 12B encouraging States Parties members of the Committee not to submit nominations during their mandate, Further recalling Article 9.3 of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “States members of the Committee shall choose as their representatives persons qualified in the field of ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 2011).
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2012-2013).
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/7 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2011 approved by the Senior Accountant of the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management, Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2012-2013, established by the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management; Also takes note of the Chart representing the reductions of activities as requested in Decision 37 COM 15.I taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session; Approves ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/8, WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8.A, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, 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 2014-2015; Notes the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/9, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 9A and 36 COM 9A adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively and Resolution 18 GA 8 of the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011), Appreciates the work of the open-ended working group on the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Global Strategy and the PACT Initiative carried out in 2012 and 2013 and endorses its recommendations; Notes the implementation of a number ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/10, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9 and 18 GA 11 adopted at the 17th (UNESCO, 2009) and 18th sessions (UNESCO, 2011) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, and the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision by the 18th General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO, 2011); Welcomes the progress made in the Implementation Plan of the Strategic Action Plan in particular with regards to links between the Draft Implementation Plan and the follow-up to Resolution 18 GA 8 of the General Assembly of States Parties ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/11 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.11, Recalling Decision 37 COM 5C of the World Heritage Committee taken at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note of the summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012) and of the presentations made in this regard; Also notes the efforts undertaken in the framework of the implementation plans of the follow-up to the UNESCO External Auditor Report and the Strategic Action Plan 2012-2022 and urges the further ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Elects Ms Véra Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia) as Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly; Elects Dr James Wakibara (United Republic of Tanzania) as Rapporteur of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly; Elects Nepal and Palestine as Vice-Chairpersons of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-14/1 EXT.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-14/1 EXT.GA/2B, Adopts the Timetable as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-14/1EXT.GA/3 and WHC-14/1EXT.GA/INF.3, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 4 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Thanking H.E. Ambassador Jean-Frédéric Jauslin (Switzerland) and the open-ended Working Group for the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, for the work accomplished, Decides to amend its Rules of Procedure as follows (amendments are in strikethrough and in bold): Rule 13 - Procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage ...
Session: 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly (1EXT GA)
Year: 2014
The General Assembly, Elects E. Mr. MORAES CABRAL (Portugal) as Chairperson of the 20th General Assembly, Elects DANTAS DA COSTA (Brazil) as Rapporteur of the 20th General Assembly, Elects China and Palestine as Vice-Chairpersons of the 20th General Assembly.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/2A, Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document, as amended.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable of its 20th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Rapporteur of the 19th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2013).
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the 1st extraordinary session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2014).
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/6, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6A.Rev, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6B and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.6C, Recalling Resolution 1 EXT.GA 3, adopted at its 1st extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2014), and in particular its paragraph 6 which requested the General Assembly of States Parties at its 20th ordinary session in 2015 to decide on the attribution of the floating seat for Group III or Group IV, Decides that the floating seat allocated on a rotational basis for Group III and Group IV, as defined in Rule 14.1c) of the Rules of Procedure of the General ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, WHC-15/20.GA/8 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.8, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 8 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Recalling World Heritage Committee Decisions 38 COM 13, 39 COM 11 and 39 COM 13A on the mandate of the ad hoc working group of the World Heritage Committee to further discuss and make recommendations inter alia on the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/9, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the good follow-up of most of the recommendations of the implementation as detailed in the implementation plan updated for 2014-2015 and document 196 EX/23.INF.4; Also takes note of the amendments made by the World Heritage Committee to its Rules of Procedure in order to implement recommendations 12 and 20 of the independent evaluation; Strongly urges the World Heritage Committee to continue implementing any pending requests in ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Document WHC-15/20.GA/10 and recalling document WHC-15/39.COM/13A which contains the outcomes of the ad hoc working group that examined the issues related to working methods of the evaluation and decision-making process of nomination, Recalling also Decisions 39 COM 13A and 39 COM 11, Expresses its appreciation to the German leadership and the delegates of Algeria, Finland, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Serbia, and the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as the representatives of the Advisory ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/11, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 of the General Assembly of States Parties adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities; Also takes note of the debate at the 197th session of the Executive Board on the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities and of the decision to recommend to the 38th session ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/12, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9, 18 GA 11 and 19 GA 10 adopted during the 17th (UNESCO, 2009), 18th (UNESCO, 2011) and 19th sessions (UNESCO, 2013) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, concerning the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision and the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan, including the links between the draft Implementation Plan and monitoring of the implementation plan for the recommendations of the independent evaluation, Welcomes the continuous progress ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/13 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.13, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, adopted respectively at the 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Thanks the Technical University of Brandenburg, the Government of Germany and the Government of Viet Nam for their support in the development of the draft policy document on the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention; Welcomes the work ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined documents WHC-15/20.GA/14 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.14, Takes note of Decision 39 COM 10B.5 of the World Heritage Committee concerning the launch of a reflection period on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Highlights the importance for all States Parties to actively participate in the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Calls upon all States Parties to provide extra-budgetary funding for the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The Bureau noted that the Ministry of Environment of Brazil had taken all possible measures to close the Colon Road. In particular: (a) a technical report prepared by the Brazilian Environment Agency (IBAMA) on the environmental impacts caused by the illegal opening of the Colon Road and its continuing use has been submitted to the Courts; and (b) the Federal Court of Parana has ratified the Brazilian Government’s decision to close the road and to impose prison sentences on those who continue to refuse to comply with the Government’s decision. The Supreme Court of Brazil has ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The Bureau noted that a workshop held from 25 to 27 September 1999 at this site had brought together twenty-eight participants from Government institutions, staff of the Reserve and NGOs. The workshop focused on linking the applications of the World Heritage Convention, Ramsar Convention, Biosphere Reserve concept and other Europe-wide initiatives, such as those of BirdLife Network, Natura 2000 and the European Habitat Directive, to the conservation of Srebarna Nature Reserve. The workshop also explored possibilities to involve the local population in the conservation of the site and to ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
The Bureau expressed its concern that the President of the State Party had not yet responded to letters from the Director-General and the Chairperson, transmitting the recommendations of the twenty-second (Kyoto, Japan, 1998) and the twenty-third (Marrakesh, Morocco, 1999) sessions of the Committee. The letters invited the President’s urgent intervention for the preparation of a detailed state of conservation report and a rehabilitation plan for the conservation of the site. The Bureau noted the information reported by IUCN that poachers entering CAR from other countries in the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The Bureau was informed that, as requested by the Committee at its last session in Morocco (November – December 1999), the Director-General of UNESCO had written to the Heads of States of the DRC and of the neighbouring states implicated in the war in Eastern DRC, namely Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda, drawing their attention to the need to respect the international law protecting the five World Heritage sites in the DRC and soliciting their support to create an environment enabling resident site staff to effectively protect the sites. The Minister for the Environment of the Government of ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
At its last session in Morocco (November – December 1999) the Committee expressed its agreement with the State Party's proposal that the effects of the inclusion of Sangay in the List of World Heritage in Danger should be evaluated. In accordance with that recommendation, the Centre and IUCN intend to invite a paper from the Ecuadorean authorities for presentation at a workshop on the ²Role of the List of World Heritage in Danger in promoting international co-operation for the conservation of World Heritage sites². This workshop is planned to be convened at the time of ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The Bureau was informed of a meeting between the Permanent Delegate of Ethiopia to UNESCO and the Director and concerned staff of the Centre, convened on 16 February 2000, when the Director recalled the decisions of the Bureau and the Committee since the site's inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996. In particular, the Director of the Centre referred to the recommendation of the twenty-third session of the Committee (Morocco, 1999) that the Chairperson undertake a mission to Ethiopia to meet with relevant national and regional authorities and to re-establish a basis ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The Bureau was informed of a meeting between a representative of CEGEN (Centre for Environmental Management of Mount Nimba) and Centre staff during the Representative's visit to the Centre from 17 to 21 April 2000. The Bureau noted with satisfaction several initiatives currently underway to revive international co-operation for the protection of Mt. Nimba. The feasibility study phase of a GEF project has already commenced and is expected to be followed by a medium-sized (US$ 300,000  or more) GEF grant. There are negotiations between GEF and other potential donors for mobilising ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The Bureau was informed that the Centre staff, at a meeting held in early 2000, pointed out to the Permanent Delegate of Honduras to UNESCO the recommendation of the Committee that her Government consider inviting a UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site. Following that meeting and several formal and informal communications, the State Party, via a letter dated 21 June 2000 invited a Centre/IUCN mission and the Bureau was satisfied to learn that the mission is likely to be fielded in late September 2000. The Bureau was informed that a project of the German Technical Co-operation Agency, GTZ, is ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The Bureau learned that the Deputy Inspector General of Forests (Wildlife) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi, India, via his letter dated 10 April 2000, had informed the Centre that the second phase of the rehabilitation plan for Manas for which the twenty-first session of the Committee (Naples, 1997) approved a sum of US$ 90,000, is currently being implemented. The Bureau recalled that the delay in utilising these funds for rehabilitation activities was caused by the unusually heavy rains experienced in 1998.  Also, the need to revise the rehabilitation plan to ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The Bureau was informed that, as part of the implementation of the rehabilitation plan, adopted by the Bureau at its session in July 1999, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife of Niger had organized a training workshop on the protection of natural heritage for Reserve staff from Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Departments, and others from the National Museums, University of Niamey,  border police, army, security services, tour operators,  and others concerned with the control of trade in wildlife products and artefacts. The Workshop was convened from 20 - 23 March 2000 in ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The Bureau was informed that a four-person team representing IUCN, the Ramsar Convention and other international and regional organisations, visited the site from 28 February to 4 March 2000. The team reviewed the monitoring programmes currently in place and considered additional parameters and indicators that need to be included in an expanded programme to monitor the effectiveness of the rehabilitation measures currently being implemented by the State Party. The report of the mission team has been submitted to the State Party for comments. The mission concluded that Ichkeul National ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The Bureau learned that the Centre had been informed by the IUCN Regional Councillor for Africa that high risks linked to security conditions in and around this site continue to prevent the implementation of meaningful conservation actions. The high Mountain altitudes are occupied by the rebel group, Allied Defence Forces (ADF) and the lower elevations of the Mountain are under the control of the Ugandan Government Forces (UPDF).  The UPDF is believed to be combing the habitats in the lower elevations to clear them of explosives planted by the ADF.  The report further mentioned ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The Bureau noted the findings of the IUCN review of the report submitted by the State Party, at the time of the last session of the Committee (Marrakesh, 1999) outlining the following: (a) the current status of the key threats to the site; (b) the mitigation measures being taken; and (c) requirements for the removal of threats. The report on Everglades addresses a number of threats, and in particular those posed by: (i) exotic species; and (ii) hydrological impacts, including the experimental water delivery project and its impact on endangered species. The Bureau commended the approach ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The Bureau noted the findings of the IUCN-review of the report submitted by the State Party at the time of the last session of the Committee (Marrakesh, 1999) and outlining the following: (a) the current status of the key threats to the site; (b) the mitigation measures being taken; and (c) requirements for the removal of threats. The report of Yellowstone addresses the following threats: (i) mining activities outside the Park; (ii) brucellosis infection of the bison population; (iii) lake trout invasion; (d) impacts on water quality; (iv) road construction; and (v) regulation of visitor ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that it had received on 29 May 2000 a communication from the Minister of Culture of Albania confirming that the area along the coast about which the World Heritage Committee expressed concern at its twenty-third session, would not be developed and would be included in the protected area that was subject of the request for extension of the site. A map was submitted to this effect. The Bureau congratulated the Government of Albania for the positive response to the Committee’s recommendation that a part of the area along the coast be included in the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
After the presentation on the state of conservation of the site, the Delegate of Hungary requested that the Activity Reports and additional information relating to the infrastructural work undertaken in the vicinity of Angkor, such as the National Road 6 implemented by The World Bank, the hotel complex and the extension of the airport of Siem Reap be made available.  The Delegate of Greece supported this request and expressed her concern regarding the continuing illicit traffic of Khmers cultural heritage. The Director of the World Heritage Centre informed the Bureau that the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
Following the decision of the Committee to inscribe the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger at its twenty-third session, a UNESCO-ICOMOS Joint Reactive Monitoring Mission was undertaken in February 2000. The objectives of the mission were to hold discussions with the national and regional authorities concerned to remove the threats facing the site as identified by the Committee, and to provide technical assistance for the development of a comprehensive management plan. In spite of the information provided during the World Heritage Committee session that the construction of the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
Following the presentation of the state of conservation of the site and reports on the regular missions of specialists from CRATerre and the World Heritage Centre, a discussion took place concerning the techniques used for the restoration of the Fort.  The Delegates of Greece and Finland questioned whether it was a reconstruction of the site rather than a restoration.  After discussions that mainly related to the restoration of the earthen buildings, it was suggested that an international seminar, with the participation of ICCROM and ICOMOS, be convened in Oman on earth ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
As requested by the World Heritage Committee at its twenty-third session, ICOMOS and ICCROM provided their views on the recently adopted Master Plan for this site. ICOMOS commended the Government of Peru for the preparation and adoption of the Master Plan. It noted that the plan consists of nine volumes, is comprehensive and that its preparation was based upon the appropriate methodology. It suggested that to facilitate the use by on-site staff and to ensure its implementation: (1) a single volume summary of the plan be prepared that would actually constitute the Management Plan for the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
World Natural Heritage Properties of Australia The Bureau noted that progress reports on the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland would be reviewed by the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau.
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Great Barrier Reef Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
The Bureau reviewed the overall report entitled "Shark Bay World Heritage Area (Australia): Condition, Management and Threats", that provides a comprehensive assessment of issues at Shark Bay and noted that the Australian Government prepared a response dated 21 June 2000 which was transmitted to the Centre on 26 June 2000. IUCN noted that the ACIUCN process for monitoring has continued and has produced the report on Shark Bay. It was hoped that subsequent reports could be submitted for the Wet Tropics and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage sites. IUCN pointed out that this has been ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Shark Bay, Western Australia
Country: Australia
IUCN acknowledged the comprehensive report from the State Party, which focused on fisheries impact, particularly in relation to Patagonian tooth fish and mackerel icefish. IUCN furthermore commended the recommendation to establish a marine protected area and urged action on this to complement the values of the existing World Heritage site. The Bureau commended the State Party for preparing and submitting a thorough report that provided a sound technical basis for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) and to enhance conservation of the Heard and McDonald Islands World ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Heard and McDonald Islands
Country: Australia
Concerning the reports received, IUCN noted that the IUCN Task Force on Management Effectiveness has outlined a programme to improve the monitoring of World Heritage sites and a proposal has been submitted for support of the UN Foundation. IUCN pointed out that this methodology is already being applied by the relevant Australian authorities in Fraser Island, and the State Party is to be commended for this approach. IUCN also proposed that the ACIUCN process be extended to include Fraser Island taking full account of the work undertaken on management effectiveness. The Bureau invited the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fraser Island
Country: Australia
IUCN informed the Bureau that it had received information on private sector proposals for a 22km cableway which would, if implemented, cross part of the World Heritage area and have potential negative impacts. IUCN pointed out that similarities exist with the cable car proposal at Morne Trois Pitons National Park in Dominica, which was resolved satisfactorily through working in collaboration with the State Party. The Delegate of Australia informed the Bureau that no decision concerning such a development had been taken. An Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared for public ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Country: Australia
The Bureau noted the concerns expressed that a report on the implementation of the Sangmelima (1998) Workshop recommendations is yet to be received from the State Party. The IUCN Regional Office for Central Africa has been involved in assisting the efforts of the State Party to conserve this site since 1995, with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands. IUCN has informed the Centre that this support was concluded in December 1999. Since then there have been no new projects to support site management and additional resources from international donors and partners are ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
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