World Heritage Centre http://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&l=en&year_end=2003&action=list&searchDecisions=&index=61&maxrows=20&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2019 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:23:42 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions http://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg http://whc.unesco.org 1 COM VII.C.64 Donation of professor Badawy The Committee expressed sincere thanks to Professor Badawy for his offer and authorized the Secretariat to study further the exact conditions of the offer and to report to it at its second session.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Algeria

    Australia

    Bulgaria

    Canada

    Ecuador

    Egypt

    France

    Federal Republic of Germany

    Ghana

    Iran

    Iraq

    Jordan


    Morocco

    Niger

    Nigeria

    Pakistan

    Poland

    Senegal

    Sudan

    Switzerland

    Syrian Arab Republic

    Tunisia

    United States of America

    Yugoslavia

    Zaire


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Number of States Parties present and voting                      25

    Number of valid voting papers                                             25

    France                                                                                   25 votes

    Iran                                                                                       23 votes

    Nigeria                                                                                  23 votes

    Tunisia                                                                                  23 votes

    United States of America                                                     23 votes

    Egypt                                                                                     22 votes

    Ecuador                                                                                 21 votes

    Yugoslavia                                                                             19 votes

    Australia                                                                               18 votes

    Canada                                                                                  17 votes

    Federal Republic of Germany                                              17 votes

    Ghana                                                                                   17 votes

    Poland                                                                                   17 votes

    Senegal                                                                                 17 votes

    Iraq                                                                                       15 votes

    Jordan                                                                                   14 votes

    Switzerland                                                                           14 votes


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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    http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/2100 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 05 Sep 1978 00:00:00 EST