Annex II

WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE (Suzhou, China, 28 June - 7 July 2004)

Opening session

  1. Opening of the session by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee

  2. Introduction by the Director-General of UNESCO or his representative

  3. Welcome by the Host Country

  4. Requests for Observer status

  5. Adoption of the Agenda

  6. Report of the Rapporteur of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (Paris, 2003)

  7. Report of the World Heritage Centre on its activities and on the implementation of the Decisions of the World Heritage Committee

Implementation of the World Heritage Strategic Objectives:
Credibility, Conservation, Capacity-building and Communication

  1. Evaluation of the Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List (1994-2004)

    1. Analyses of the Tentative Lists and the World Heritage List by ICOMOS and IUCN

    2. Assessment of the effectiveness of Capacity-Building for Global Strategy

    3. Evaluation of the Cairns Decision

  2. Examination of the state of conservation of:

    1. Properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

    2. Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

  3. Establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger:

    1. Tentative Lists

    2. Nominations of properties to the World Heritage List

  4. Presentation of the Periodic Report for Latin America and the Caribbean

  5. Progress report on the preparation of the Periodic Report for Europe and North America

  6. Performance indicators for World Heritage Programmes

  7. Progress report on the Global Training Strategy

  8. Progress report on the Partnerships for World Heritage Conservation (PaCt) initiative

  9. Publication plans (including budgeted proposals) for a compilation of World Heritage Basic Texts, Guidance documents for the protection of World Heritage properties that would supplement the Operational Guidelines and a Handbook on the World Heritage Convention1

  10. Requests for the use of the World Heritage emblem

Administrative and Financial Matters

  1. International Assistance

  2. Execution of the Budget 2002 - 2003

Closing session

  1. Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur

  2. Provisional agenda of the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (June-July 2005)

  3. Other business

  4. Adoption of Decisions

  5. Closure of the session

Decisions adopted by the 27th session
Annex I - List of Participants
Index of Properties


  1. See 6 EXT.COM 5.2 and 5.3