World Heritage Centre http://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&l=en&year_start=2013&year_end=2013&action=list&searchDecisions=&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2019 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:58 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions http://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg http://whc.unesco.org 19 GA 1A Opening of the General Assembly by the Director-General No Resolution.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6414 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 1B Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the General Assembly The General Assembly,

  1. Elects H.E. Mr. Karunaratne HANGAWATTE (Sri Lanka) as Chairperson of the 19th General Assembly,
  2. Elects Mr. Hassan AL-LAWATI (Oman) as Rapporteur of the 19th General Assembly,
  3. Elects Switzerland and Zimbabwe as Vice-Chairpersons of the 19th General Assembly.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6415 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 2A Adoption of the Agenda of the 19th session of the General Assembly The General Assembly, 

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2A,
  2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Document.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6416 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 2B Adoption of the Timetable of the 19th General Assembly and of the Timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/2B,
  2. Adopts the timetable of its 19th session as included in the above-mentioned document.
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19 GA 3 Elections to the World Heritage Committee The General Assembly,

  1. Elects Jamaica (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as member of the World Heritage Committee;
  2. 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.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6418 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 4 Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/4,
  2. Recalling the amendments to Draft Resolution 19 GA 4 proposed by Brazil and other States and the debates held at the 19th General Assembly,
  3. 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,
  4. 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 the cultural or natural heritage”,
  5. Bearing in mind that Rule 17 of the Rules of Procedure requires a two-third majority to amend the Rules of Procedures,
  6. Decides to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world";
  7. Also decides to establish an open-ended working group of limited duration of one year with an equitable participation of all regions, which would meet in Paris, with extrabudgetary resources;
  8. Requests the open-ended working group to make proposals to amend the Rules of Procedures in order to achieve the goal of an equitable geographical and cultural representation, including through allocation of seats by region (defined with reference to UNESCO’s electoral groups) on the World Heritage Committee, as well as other measures;
  9. Further decides to hold an extraordinary session of the General Assembly in Paris, no later than November 2014, financed by extrabudgetary resources, to examine a draft resolution concerning the proposals referred to in paragraph 8, to be applied at the 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention;
  10. Calls upon States Parties to contribute to the organization of the extraordinary session of the General Assembly with extrabudgetary resources and also requests the Director-General to organize the extraordinary session of the General Assembly in a cost-efficient way.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6419 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 5 Report of the Rapporteur of the 18th session of the General Assembly (UNESCO, 2011) The General Assembly,

  1. 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).
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19 GA 6 Report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee The General Assembly,

  1. Takes note of the report of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage on its activities (2012-2013).
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6421 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 7 Examination of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund, including the status of the contributions of States Parties The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/7 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.7,
  2. 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,
  3. Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2012-2013, established by the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management;
  4. 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;
  5. Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2011.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6422 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 8 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 The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/8, WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8.A,
  2. 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,
  3. 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;
  4. Notes the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund as presented in Document WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8;
  5. Requests the Director-General of UNESCO to include, in the letter requesting payment of the assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund to States Parties an additional paragraph requesting States Parties for supplementary voluntary contributions, and to report back to the 20th session of the General Assembly in this regard;
  6. Reiterates the plea of the World Heritage Committee to States Parties to the Convention to pay their annual contributions by 31 January wherever possible in order to facilitate the timely implementation of the activities financed by the World Heritage Fund;
  7. Takes note of the options proposed for allocating unrestricted supplementary voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund and, in order to help towards the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund, recommends to States Parties willing to make these contributions to apply one of the following options:
  • Option 1: Increasing the standard percentage used in the calculation of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund from 1% to 2%,
  • Option 3.1: Increasing the contributions by a flat rate of US$3,300 per property inscribed,
  • Option 3.2: Increasing the contributions by an additional 4% of the current assessed contribution per property inscribed,
  • Option 3.3: Increasing the contributions by an additional amount per property inscribed, according to a percentage increasing with the number of properties inscribed,
  • Option 3.4: Increasing the contributions by an additional amount per property inscribed, according to a percentage decreasing with the number of properties inscribed,
  • Option 4: Increasing the contributions on the basis of the number of tourists arrivals at World Heritage Sites,
  • Option 5: Contributing per activity;
8. Also notes the recommendations of the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions carried out by the Internal Oversight Service (IOS) of UNESCO and also decides with regard to recommendation 1(a) to establish a sub-account within the World Heritage Fund, to be funded from Voluntary Contributions and to be used exclusively for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat, and with regard to recommendation 1(e) apply the cost recovery policy for the staff time spent in managing the World Heritage Fund within the limit of the funds made available under the sub-account;
9. Invites States Parties to provide voluntary supplementary contributions to the sub-account in the amount of at least US$ 1,000,000 per year, in total;
10. Requests the World Heritage Committee to consider the remaining recommendations of the Audit at its 38th session in 2014 and present concrete measures for the implementation of the audit’s recommendations.]]>
http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6423 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 9 Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List: Report on the Follow-up to Resolution 18 GA 8 The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/9,
  2. 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),
  3. 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;
  4. Notes the implementation of a number of recommendations as indicated in the updated implementation plan;
  5. Also notes that the World Heritage Committee, at its 37th session, decided not to implement recommendations 12 and 20 of the open-ended working group related to conflicts of interest and requests the Committee to reexamine these recommendations with a view to their implementation;
  6. Encourages States Parties, on a voluntary basis, not to submit nominations for inscription on the World Heritage List during their term on the World Heritage Committee;
  7. Urges the World Heritage Committee to continue implementing any pending requests in relation to its mandate;
  8. Welcomes Resolution 37 C/49 (item 6.4) adopted by the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference on governance reform and invites the World Heritage Centre to launch a consultation process open for all States Parties as soon as possible, based on the self-assessment framework to be delivered by the External Auditor;
  9. Also encourages the continuation of the efforts to link the follow-up to the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Global Strategy and the PACT Initiative with the implementation on the Strategic Action Plan for the World Heritage Convention;
  10. Also welcomes the harmonization of PACT with UNESCO’s partnership strategies;
  11. Also notes the adoption by the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) of the PACT strategy to improve the development of partnerships for World Heritage with the private sector, their implementation and their evaluation through adequate tools and guidelines;
  12. Also requests the External Auditor to make a progress report on the implementation of the recommendations on the Global Strategy to be presented to the General Assembly at its 20th session in 2015.

 

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6424 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 10 Future of the World Heritage Convention Outcomes and Progress in the implementation on the Strategic Action Plan, including a Report on the 40th anniversary celebrations The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/19.GA/10,
  2. 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);
  3. 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 (UNESCO, 2011);
  4. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, and with the support of States Parties to continue its implementation efforts;
  5. Also requests that a progress report on the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan be presented to the General Assembly at its 20th session for its consideration.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6425 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
19 GA 11 Summary and Follow-up of the Director-General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012) The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/11 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.11,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 5C of the World Heritage Committee taken at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. 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;
  4. 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 development of Key Performance Indicators to improve and demonstrate the effectiveness of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;
  5. Encourages all parties concerned to further enhance and facilitate dialogue, communication, transparency and accountability in all processes of the Convention;
  6. Invites the Committee to explore means of improving these mechanisms;
  7. Requests that a follow-up report be included in the general report of the Intergovernemental Committee for the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage to be submitted at the next General Assembly in 2015.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6426 wh-info@unesco.org Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 2 Requests for Observer status The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee,

  2. Authorizes the participation in the 37th session as observers of those representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A of document WHC-13/37.COM/2;

  3. Further confirms the participation in the 37th session as observers of all those invited by the Director- General of UNESCO in accordance with Rule 8.4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee and as listed in Section B of document WHC-13/37.COM/2.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4967 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 3A Provisional Agenda of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/3A;
  2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4972 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 3B Provisional timetable of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/3B.Rev,

2.  Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned document.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4973 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 5A Report of the World Heritage Centre on its activities and the implementation of the World Heritage Committee’s Decisions The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A,

2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 5A.1 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-13/37.COM/5A;

4. Notes the consultations between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies towards the elaboration of a thematic paper proposing to States Parties general guidance regarding the management of their cultural and natural heritage of religious interest, and the progress report on this activity;

5. Also takes note of the establishment of a steering group in charge of coordinating the elaboration of this thematic paper and invites States Parties to support this initiative;

6. Further takes note of the report of the International Expert Meeting on “World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples” (Copenhagen, 20-21 September 2012), following Decision 35 COM 12D , and the report of the Expert Meeting on Visual Integrity (Agra, 6-9 March 2013) and requests the Consultative Body on Operational Guidelines to consider any implications for future revisions of the Operational Guidelines;

7. Welcomes the establishment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and encourages the use the network of natural World Heritage sites as priority sites for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society;

8. Also encourages the World Heritage Centre to continue its cooperation with the Biodiversity Liaison Group (BLG) to create further synergies between the Conventions, as well as the joint activities initiated with the Secretariats of the CITES, Ramsar Convention and the Council of Europe, and further requests State Parties to ensure their National Biodiversity Strategy and their Action Plans fully consider the importance of natural World Heritage sites to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;

9. Finally takes note of progress achieved through the Culture Conventions Liaison Group (CCLG) created by the Assistant Director-General for Culture in 2012 and further encourages it to pursue this work towards enhanced synergies among the Culture Conventions, including on working methods, procedures and in addressing resource issues for statutory meetings.

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4974 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 5B Reports of the Advisory Bodies The World Heritage Committee,

1.    Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5B,

2.    Recalling Decision 36 COM 5B adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.    Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities and expresses its gratitude for the efforts undertaken;

4.    Welcomes the harmonization of the reports by the Advisory Bodies and the comments on the progress made and also takes note of the gaps identified in the implementation of the Convention

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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4975 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 5C Summary and Follow-up of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012) The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5C;
  2. Recalling Decisions 33 COM 5A, 34 COM 5C, 35 COM 5D and 36 COM 12B adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009), 34th (Brasilia, 2010), 35th (UNESCO, 2011) and 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012) sessions respectively,
  3. Takes note of the Summary of the Director General’s meeting on “The World Heritage Convention : Thinking Ahead” (UNESCO HQs, 2-3 October 2012);
  4. Acknowledges the follow-up actions already undertaken and urges to pursue efforts in the framework of the implementation plans of the UNESCO External Auditor and of the Strategic Action Plan 2012-2022 which will be presented to the General Assembly at its 19th session in 2013;
  5. Encourages all parties concerned to further enhance and improve dialogue and communication within the framework of the implementation of the Convention’s mechanisms and requests the World Heritage Centre to present a plan and a report on the actions taken and progress achieved at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2014.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4976 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST
37 COM 5D Revised PACT Initiative Strategy The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/5D and Document WHC-13/37 COM/INF.5D,
  2. Adopts the revised PACT strategy to improve the development of partnerships for World Heritage with the private sector, their implementation and their evaluation through adequate tools and guidelines;
  3. Requests the Secretariat to continue to report, in an analytical manner, on the implementation of the PACT strategy by submitting at each regular session of the World Heritage Committee a detailed inventory of on-going and envisaged partnerships as an Annex to the Report of the World Heritage Centre, using the current template.
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http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4977 wh-info@unesco.org Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST