Distribution limited                            CC-80/CONF.016/10
                                                Paris, 29 September 1980
                                                Original : English and French

                     UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,

                         AND NATURAL HERITAGE

                       World Heritage Committee
                             Fourth Session
                       (Paris, 1-5 September 1980)



1. The fourth session of the World Heritage Committee was held in
Paris, France (1-5 September 1980) at the kind invitation of the French
Government. The meeting was attended by the following States Members of
the World Heritage Committee : Algeria; Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria,
Ecuador, Egypt, France, Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Panama, Senegal, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States of America
and Yugoslavia.

2. Representatives of the International Council of Monuments and Sites
(ICOMOS) and of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and
Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.

3. Observers from twelve States Parties to the Convention which were
not members of the Committee, namely Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus,
Federal Republic of Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Jordan, Norway, Poland,
Saudi Arabia, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Zaire also
attended the session, as well as observers from Mexico and from an inter-
national organization : the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific
Organization. The full list of participants will be found in Annex III
to this report.


4. The Chairman, Dr. Shehata Adam, declared the session open and
addressed the meeting to welcome the participants and thank the French
Government for their kind invitation to hold the fourth session of the
World Heritage Committee at the Hôtel de Sully. Mr. Jean-Pierre Bady,
Director of the Caisse nationale des monuments historiques et des sites,
gave a welcoming speech which included a brief history of the Hôtel de
Bethune-Sully. Mr. Michel Batisse, Deputy Assistant Director-General of
sciences, addressed the meeting on behalf of Mr. Amadou Mahtar-M'Bow,
Director-General of Unesco. Mr. Bertrand Eveno, Director of the Cabinet


of the Minister of Culture and Communication addressed the meeting on
behalf of Mr. Lecat, Minister of Culture and Communication and communicated
the text of a telegramme addressed to the participants of the Fourth
Session of the World Heritage Committee by Mr. Raymond Barre, Prime
Minister of France (Annex I).


5. Dr. Shehata Adam brought to the attention of the Committee the text
of a letter from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regarding the nomination
to the World Heritage List of the "Old City of Jerusalem and its walls"
and suggested the matter be taken up under Item 4 of the proposed agenda.

6. The delegate from the United States of America suggested that a
working group on the balance between cultural and natural sites be
established and the examination of the Report of the Rapporteur on the
4th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (19-22 May 1980)
was inserted between Items 10 and 11.

7. After a discussion concerning the order in which to examine the
items of the agenda the decision was taken to adopt the agenda in the
original form in which it was presented to the Committee with addition
of the examination of the Report of the Rapporteur on the Bureau meeting
between Items 10 and 11 (cf. Annex II).


8. Mr. M. Parent was elected as Chairman of the Committee by accla-
mation. The Committee then elected by acclamation the following repre-
sentatives of States Members of the Committee as Vice-Chairmen : H. Exe.
Prof. R.O. Slatyer (Australia), Mr. J. Adusei (Ghana), Mrs. R. Torres de
Arauz (Panama), Mr. D. Hales (United States of America), Dr. M. Prelog
(Yugoslavia) and Mr. A. Beschaouch (Tunisia) as Rapporteur. Dr. S. Adam
(Egypt), the former Chairman of the Committee, was invited to participate
in the work of the Bureau.

9. Mr. M. Parent, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee
addressed the meeting.

10. Mrs. R. Torres de Arauz announced the creation of the Multinational
Technical Council on Culture for Central America at a formal meeting in
Copan, Honduras. She also informed the Committee of the hope expressed
by the Secretary of Education of Guatemala that the Maya City of Quirigua
be considered for inclusion in the World Heritage List.


11. The Committee discussed one by one those nominations which had been
recommended by the Bureau for inscription on the List, those which had
been recommended by the Bureau not to be entered on the List and nominations
which raised a problem of application of the criteria, and were hence
recommended by the Bureau to be deferred. In each case the Committee heard,
as appropriate, the comments of the representatives of IUCN and/or ICOMOS
who presented an evaluation of each property in question in relation to the
criteria. The representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS were invited when appro-
priate and to the extent that it was feasible to consider the nominations
in a comparative context.


12. The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the
following 28 sites :

No.     Name of property                              State Party

102     Qalaa of Beni Hammad                          Algeria

124     Historic Town of Ouro Prêto                   Brazil

133     Burgess Shale Site                            Canada

79      Paphos                                        Cyprus

10      Lower Valley of the Awash                     Ethiopia

12      Tiya                                              "

15      Aksum                                             "

17      Lower Valley of the Omo                           "

35      Ashante Traditional Buildings                 Ghana

129     Maya Site of Copan                            Honduras

91      Historic Centre of Rome                       Italy

        The representative from Italy agreed
        to communicate to his Government the
        Committee's recommendation to extend
        the protected zone on the Western
        side as far as the walls built by
        Urban VIII.

        The Committee considered it desirable
        that the Vatican City be also pro-
        tected under the World Heritage
        Convention and therefore recommended
        that an invitation to accede to the
        Convention be addressed by the
        General Conference of Unesco to the
        Holy See.

93      Church and Dominican Convent of Santa         Italy
        Maria delle Grazie with "The Last
        Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci.

130     Hal Saflieni Hypogeum                         Malta

131     City of Valetta                                 "

132     Ggantija Temples                                "

55      Røros                                         Norway

138     Archaeological ruins at Moenjodaro            Pakistan


No.     Name of property                              State Party

139     Taxila                                        Pakistan

11      Buddhist ruins at Takht-i-Bahi and                "
        Neighbouring city remains at Sahr-
*[sic; should be #140]

135     The fortifications on the Caribbean           Panama
        side of Panama : Portobelo-San Lorenzo

30      Historic centre of Warsaw                     Poland

22      Ancient city of Bosra                         Syrian Arab Republic

23      Site of Palmyra                                  "           "

        The Committee recommends that the
        necropolises and the remains of the
        Roman aqueduct which are situated
        outside the fortified walls should be
        included in the protected zone. The
        Committee draws attention to the hotel
        facilities on the site which should not,
        in its opinion, be further extended.

8       Ichkeul National Park                         Tunisia

        The Committee received assurances from
        the delegate of Tunisia that the
        Government of Tunisia will implement
        a plan for corrective measures, as
        described in documents submitted to the
        Secretariat, so that the integrity of
        Ichkeul National Park will be maintained
        in the future.

134     Redwood National Park                       United States of America

100     Durmitor National Park                      Yugoslavia

136     Garamba National Park                       Zaire

137     Kahuzi-Biega National Park                    "

13. The Committee also decided to extend the protected site of Ohrid
Lake to include the cultural and historical area. This site will carry
the name "Ohrid region with its cultural and historical aspects and its
natural environment".


14. The Committee decided furthermore to defer the following sites :

No.     Name of property                              State Party

101     Dey's Palace at Algiers                       Algeria

103     Citadel Quarter of Setif                          "

106     National archaeological park of               Costa Rica
        Guayabo de Turrialba

107     Santa Rosa historic mansion                        "

109     Ruins of Ujarras                                   "

 >11      Adulis                                        Ethiopia

111     Bale Mountain National Park                       "

112     Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park               "

13      Melka Kontoure                                    "

14      Matara                                            "

16      Yeha                                              "

92      Convent of Santa Giulia-San Salvatore         Italy

116     Town of Djenné                                Mali

117     National Park of the Baoulé Loop                "

118     Land of the Dogon                               "

119     Town of Timbuktu                                "

122     Birni Gazargamu and Gambaru                   Nigeria

142     Rock carvings at the Sacred Rock of           Pakistan
        Hunza and near Gilgit and Chilas

143     Historical Monuments at Thatta                    "

25      Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary                Senegal

21      Aleppo                                        Syrian Arab Republic


15. The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe the following
ten sites on the World Heritage List :

No.     Name of property                              State Party

104     Church of Orosi                               Costa Rica

105     National Monument at San Jose                     "

108     National Theatre                                  "

110     Church of Nicoya                                  "

123     Kainji Lake National Park                     Nigeria

56      Valley of Heidal                              Norway

57      Kjerringøy Trading Centre                        "

60      Eidsvoll Building                                "

141     Archaeological ruins at Harappa               Pakistan

77      Edison National Historic Site                 United States of America

16. After a discussion concerning the nomination presented by the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regarding "the Old City of Jerusalem and its
walls", the following motion was adapted by consensus :

       "The World Heritage Committee, at its fourth session, took into
       consideration the nomination presented by the Hashemite Kingdom of
       Jordan concerning "the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls" in all
       its cultural and human aspects.

       The Committee was in full agreement in appreciating their unique
       importance in view of the universal values they represent from the
       religious, historical, architectural and artistic points of view.

       The Committee decided to open the established procedure for the
       examination of this proposal for the inscription of "the Old City
       of Jerusalem and its walls" on the World Heritage List".

17. Prof. F. Herrara, Chairman of the Administrative Council of the
International Fund for the Promotion of Culture addressed the meeting. He
outlined the various activities which the Fund has so far supported, a
number of which have contributed to the preservation of the cultural
heritage. He expressed his support for the aims of the Convention and his
willingness to explore the possibilities of mutual collaboration.


18. The Committee reiterated the importance of the Operational Guidelines
and emphasized that every measure should be taken to ensure that the
resulting guidelines are the best possible and that they reflect the


thorough deliberations which precede each decision taken by the Committee.
The insertion in the introduction of a brief paragraph to this effect was
recommended by the Committee.

19. The Committee then discussed in detail the Revised Operational
Guidelines and made the following modifications :

       a) Chapter I, section A, paragraph 5 (ii) should read :

             Because of the educational and public information purposes
             of the World Heritage List, the criteria for the inclusion
             of properties in the List have been elaborated with a view
             to enabling the Committee to act with full independence in
             evaluating the intrinsic merit of a property without regard
             to any other consideration (including the need for technical
             co-operation support).

       b) Chapter I, section A, paragraph (iii) should read :

             The Committee considers it highly desirable for each State
             Party to submit a tentative list of cultural and natural
             properties situated in its territory and suitable for
             inclusion in the World Heritage List to enable it to
             evaluate within the widest possible context the outstanding
             universal value of each property nominated to the List.

       c) In order to facilitate the implementation of the provision set
          out in Chapter I, section A, paragraph 5 (vi), ICOMOS and IUCN
          were invited to present in their future evaluations a brief
          description of the principal characteristics for which a
          specific property is recommended for inclusion in the World
          Heritage List.

       d) Chapter I, section B, paragraph 6, second line, the word
          "provisional" is to be replaced by the word "tentative".

       e) Chapter I, section B, paragraph 13 should read :

             States Parties may propose in a single nomination a series
             of cultural properties in different geographical locations,
             provided that they are related because they belong :
                (i) to the same historico-cultural group or
               (ii) to the same type of property which is characteristic
                    of the geographical zone
             and provided that it is the series as such and not its
             components taken individually, which is of outstanding
             universal value.

       f) Chapter I, section C, paragraph 16 should be amended as follows

             The criteria for the inclusion of cultural properties in,
             the World Heritage List should always be seen in relation
             to one another and should be considered in the context of
             the definitions set out in Article 1 of the Convention, the
             full text of which will be inserted at the beginning of this


       g) Chapter I, section C, paragraph 16 (a) (vi) : the following
          should be added :

             The Committee considered that criterion (vi) should justify
             inclusion in the List only in exceptional circumstances
             or in conjunction with other criteria.
       h) In Chapter I, section C, paragraph 16, a sentence will be inserted
          in order to stress that reconstruction is only acceptable if it
          is carried out on the basis of complete and detailed documentation
          on the original and to no extent on conjecture.

       i) Chapter I, section C, paragraph 17 (a) should read :

             The property, including its state of preservation should be
             evaluated relatively, that is, it should be compared with
             other properties of the same type dating from the same period
             both inside and outside the state party's borders.

       j) In Chapter I, section D, paragraph 18, the full text of the
          definition set out in Article 2 of the Convention will be quoted
          at the beginning of this paragraph.

       k) Chapter I, section D, paragraph 18 (i) should read :

             be outstanding examples representing the major stages of the
             earth's evolutionary history.

       l) Chapter I, section D, paragraph 18 (ii) should read :

             be outstanding examples representing significant ongoing
             geological processes, biological evolution and man's
             interaction with his natural environment. As distinct
             from the periods of the earth's development, this focuses
             upon ongoing processes in the development of communities
             of plants and animals, landforms and marine and freshwater

       m) Chapter I, section D, paragraph 18 (iii) should read :

             contain superlative natural phenomena, formations or
             features or areas of exceptional natural beauty, such as
             superlative examples of the most important ecosystems,
             natural features, spectacles presented by great concentra-
             tions of animals, sweeping vistas covered by natural
             vegetation and exceptional combinations of natural and
             cultural elements, or

       n) Chapter I, section D, paragraph 18 (iv) should read :

             contain the most important and significant natural
             habitats where threatened species of animals or plants
             of outstanding universal value from the point of view
             of science or conservation still survive.


       o) Chapter I, section B, paragraph 19, sub-section (a) (v) should
          read :

             In the case of migratory species, seasonal sites necessary
             for their survival wherever they are located, should be
             adequately protected. The Committee must receive assurances
             that the necessary measures be taken to ensure that the
             species are adequately protected throughout their full life
             cycle. Agreements made in this connection, either through
             adherence to international conventions or in the form of
             other multilateral or bilateral arrangements would provide
             this assurance.

       p) A new sub-section (b) should read :
             The property should be evaluated relatively, that is, it
             should be compared with other properties of the same type
             both inside and outside the state party's borders, within
             a biogeographic province or migratory pattern.

       q) Chapter I, section F, paragraph 29 (iv) should read :

             State of preservation/conservation
             - Diagnosis
             - Agent responsible for preservation/conservation
             - History of preservation/conservation
             - Measures for preservation/conservation (including
               management plans or proposals for such plans)
             - Development plans for the region.

       r) Chapter I, section F, paragraph 30 should read :

             Each nomination should be accompanied by a two-page summary
             which will be translated and reproduced by the Secretariat
             for distribution to members of the Bureau and the Committee.

      s) Chapter I, section G, paragraph 31, 2) (b) should read :
             undertakes a professional evaluation of each nomination in
             terms of the criteria adopted by the Committee and transmits
             their evaluation to members of the Bureau of the Committee,
             to the States Parties to the Convention which are concerned
             and to the Secretariat ;

       t) Chapter I, section G, paragraph 31, (June-July), should read :

             The summaries of nominations and the recommendations of the
             Bureau are transmitted to all States Parties to the Convention.

        u) Chapter I, section G, paragraph 32 should read :

             The normal deadlines for the submission and processing of
             nominations will not apply in the case of properties which,
             in the opinion of the Bureau after consultation with the
             competent non-governmental organization, would unquestionably
             meet the criteria for inclusion in the World Heritage List


             and which have suffered damage from disasters caused by
             natural events or by human activities. Such nominations
             will be processed on an emergency basis.

20. Working procedures for the evaluation and presentation of nominated
properties were discussed throughout the session and a general agreement
concerning the content of such procedures was reached. The following text
setting out these procedures was proposed :

        The following working procedures should apply to evaluations of
        proposed nominations and their presentation to and discussion by
        the Committee :

        (i)   representatives of a State Party, whether or not a member of
              the Committee, should not speak to advocate the inclusion in
              the list of a property situated within the territory of that
              State except to deal with a point of information in answer to
              a question ;

       (ii)   the manner of the professional evaluation carried out by
              ICOMOS and IUCN should he fully described in all instances ;

      (iii)   each property should be compared with properties of a similar
              type or dating from the same period inside and outside the
              State Party's boundaries, and a comparative justification
              should be given for its proposed inclusion in the List ;

       (iv)   it is desirable that wherever possible the professional
              presentation of the nominated property should include a slide
              presentation or other graphic presentation. (This is not only
              useful for making decisions, it also serves an important
              educational function for members of the Committee since they
              share responsibility for the propagation of information about
              properties included in the List).

The Committee asked that the Bureau should examine at its next session
these proposals with a view to their incorporation into a forthcoming
revision of the Operational Guidelines.


21. The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to
examine measures to improve the balance between the cultural and natural
heritage in the implementation of the Convention and agreed with the
recommendations set out below :

    1) Preparatory assistance to States Parties should be granted on a
       priority basis for :

          (i) the establishment of tentative lists of cultural and
              natural properties situated in their territories and
              suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List ;

         (ii) the preparation of nominations of types of properties
              underrepresented in the World Heritage List.


    2) States Parties to the Convention should provide the Secretariat
       with the name and address of the governmental organization(s)
       primarily responsible for cultural and natural properties so
       that copies of all official correspondence and documents can be
       sent by the Secretariat to these focal points as appropriate.
       All States Parties to the Convention as of 5 September 1980 are
       asked to provide this information to the Secretariat by 31st
       December 1980. New States Parties are requested to do so as soon
       as possible after the deposit of their instrument of ratification
       acceptance or accession.
    3) States Parties to the Convention should convene at regular
       intervals at the national level a joint meeting of those persons
       responsible for natural and cultural heritage in order that they
       may discuss matters pertaining to the implementation of the
       Convention. This does not apply to States Parties where one
       single organization is dealing with both cultural and natural
    4) The Committee, deeply concerned with maintaining a balance in
       the number of experts from the natural and cultural fields
       represented on the Bureau urges that every effort be made in
       future elections in order to ensure that :

          (i)  the chair is not held     by persons with expertise in the
               same field,       either cultural or natural, for more
               than two succeeding years ;

         (ii)  at least two "cultural" and at least two "natural" experts are
               present at Bureau meetings to ensure balance and
               credibility in reviewing nominations to the World
               Heritage List.

    5) States Parties to the Convention should choose as their
       representatives persons qualified in the field of natural and
       cultural heritage thus complying with Article 9, paragraph 3
       of the Convention.


22. The Committee took note of the Report of the Secretariat on public
information activities undertaken during the preceding year. The Committee
a]so emphasized the importance of such activities in promoting and imple-
menting the World Heritage Convention.

23. The Committee requested the Secretariat that the royalties on the
retail prices for Upsala Ekeby's commemorative Glass and Silverware go
directly into the World Heritage Fund, and agreed that 10 % of these
royalties (i.e. 2 % on the retail sales price) go to Unesco's Public
Liaison Fund to  cover expenses incurred through this project and to
contribute to future public information activities for the Convention.


24. The representative of the United States of America and the observer
from Canada asked the Secretariat to immediately inform Upsala Ekeby of
the need to get prior authorization from their respective national autho-
rities to use the name or image of sites under their jurisdiction. Upsala
Ekeby should contact the United States and Canadian embassies before
proceeding further with designs for the Grand Canyon, Independence Hall,
Kluane/Wrangell St. Elias National Monument and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

25. The Secretariat was invited to examine the possibilities for
producing a film on the Convention in collaboration with Member States.
The States Parties to the Convention were invited to send the Secretariat
lists of all films available concerning World Heritage Sites or regarding
the Convention as a whole, indicating in each case, the conditions of
copyright and manner of obtaining the films in question. Such a list could
then be distributed widely by the Secretariat.

26. States Parties to the Convention were asked to provide the
Secretariat with information regarding the distribution of slide series
and postcards in their respective countries. It was also suggested that
States Parties inform the Secretariat of their desire to host journalist
seminars to increase public awareness through the mass media of the aims
and scope of the Convention.

27. Member States were invited to keep the Secretariat informed of
their efforts at the national level to promote the Convention. The
Committee underlined the crucial importance of such activities for making
the aims of the Convention more widely known in order to receive public
support for its implementation and for education purposes.

28. In this connection the observer from Canada mentioned that four
World Heritage Plaque unveiling ceremonies had taken place so far in his
country. This kind of activity would be one very effective way of arousing
a high degree of public interest in the Convention. Canada would be glad
to share her experience in the preparation and holding of such ceremonies
and other promotional activities with other States Parties. Canada will be
happy to provide detailed information upon request.

29. The promotional and educational activities of the Australian
Heritage Commission were presented to the Committee as an example of the
efforts of States Parties to promote the Convention. The Commission is
preparing a film, a major illustrated book on heritage sites in Australia
and a travelling exhibition. In addition, the Commission has recently
published a kit for use in secondary schools throughout Australia, a copy
of which was presented to the Committee. The Australian delegate mentioned
that the kit included a section on the Convention and that the material
being produced by the Secretariat, in particular the Unesco Courier issue
on the World Heritage Convention and the slide series could be incorporated
in the kit.


30. The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had carefully
explored the various means available to protect the emblem and the name
of the World Heritage Fund.


31. Possibilities for such protection exist in a number of countries
within the framework of the Universal Copyright Convention, the Berne
Convention and national legislation. In noting this report the Committee
decided to include in the operational guidelines the following recommend-
ation :

            Nations party to the Convention should take all possible
            measures to prevent the use of the emblem of the Convention
            and the use of the name of the Committee and the Convention
            in their respective countries by any group or for any
            purposes not explicitly recognized and approved by the


32.  The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to
examine the interim statement of accounts and technical co-operation
requests and to prepare a budget for September 1980 to December 1981.

33.  The Committee took note of document CC-80/CONF. 016/7 which includes
the interim statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period
1 January 1979-31 July 1980. It also noted the surplus in the World
Heritage Fund amounting to 1,463,832.61 $ as of 31 July this year. In view
of this favorable financial situation the Committee adopted a budget for
the period 1 September 1980 to 31 December 1981 amounting to 1,423,000 $.

34. The Committee upon recommendation of the Bureau approved the
following technical co-operation requests:

        Nepal - Sagarmatha National Park                  $  75,000
        (request no. 120.1)

        Tunisia - Baths of Antonius at Carthage           $ 118,000
        (request no. 37.1 and addendum)

        Zaire - Virunga National Park                     $ 43,660
        (request no. 63.1)

        Garamba National Park                             $ 19,120
        (request no. 126.1)

        Kahuzi-Biega National Park                        $ 15,120
        (request no. 137.1)

        Ethiopia - Lalibela                               $ 79,800
        (request no. 18.1)

35. The Committee as requested by Tanzania approved an additional
7,000 $ for the preparation of a management plan for the Ngorongoro
Conservation Area.


36. The following two requests were submitted to the Secretariat during
the fourth session of the Committee :

        Ecuador - The Historic Center of Quito           $ 25,000

        Panama - The fortifications on the Caribbean
        side of Panama : Portobelo-San Lorenzo           $ 51,000

37. The Committee authorized the Chairman of the Committee to approve
these two requests in consultation with the other members of the Bureau
subject to the outcome of a technical review by the Secretariat and the
professional non-governmental organizations concerned.

38. The Committee decided to ask the Bureau to elaborate guidelines for
the evaluation of technical co-operation requests which could be then
reviewed and adopted by the Committee, and would be included in the
operational guidelines.

39. The Committee urged States Parties to indicate in their future
technical co-operation requests, details of their counterpart contribution
as well as other contributions from bilateral or multilateral sources made
or planned for the conservation of the property in question.

40. The representative of the United States of America expressed
reservations on the continued need for temporary assistance to the
Secretariat for the implementation of the Convention and abstained on
the relevant item of the budget. In this respect the Secretariat drew
attention to the fact that the proposed increase for temporary assistance
is in proportion far smaller than the overall increase in the budget which
corresponds to a considerable increase in the workload. The Secretariat
further indicated that services to the Convention provided directly from
the regular programme of Unesco could be estimated approximately at
250,000 $ per year.

41. The Committee, under the budgetary line for programme support for
ICOMOS, included 7,000 $ for carrying out thematic studies.

42. The Committee shared the point of view expressed by the French
delegate that assistance provided by the World Heritage Fund should not
be considered solely as complementary or residual contribution to bilateral
or multilateral co-operation programmes, but that this assistance should
be used more often to launch programmes of this type.


43. The Committee adopted the following budget for the period
September 1980 to December 1981.

                         B U D G E T
                September 1980-December 1981

Activities          Funds brought     Additional        Total funds
                    forward from      funds             authorized for
                    1979-1980         allocated         the period
                                                        September 1980-
                                                        December 1981

                        $                 $                   $

I.   Preparatory      58,202           111,798             170,000

II.  Technical        55,150           389,850             445,000

III. Training         36,530           298,470             335,000

IV.  Emergency        70,000           150,000             220,000

V.   Promotional      34,300            51,700             86,000

VI.  Programme support
     . ICOMOS             -             50,000              50,000
     . IUCN               -             25,000              25,000

VII. Temporary
     assistance to     1,624            90,376              92,000
     the Secretariat
                     _______         _________           _________

                     255,806         1.167,194           1.423,000
                     =======         =========           =========

Contingencies :
3 % of funds authorized.



44. The Committee examined a proposal made by one of its members,
presented as follows :

      "Contributions offered to the World Heritage Fund for international
      assistance campaigns and other Unesco projects of technical co-
      operation for any property inscribed on the World Heritage List
      shall be accepted and used as international assistance pursuant to
      Section V of the Convention and in conformity with the modalities
      established for carrying out the campaign or project".

45. The Committee adopted this proposal.

46. The Committee further agreed with the following recommendations :

      a) States Parties to the Convention who anticipate making
         contributions towards international assistance campaigns or
         other Unesco projects of technical co-operation for any
         property inscribed on the World Heritage List are encouraged
         to make their contributions through the World Heritage Fund.

      b) Additionally, the World Heritage Committee encourages the
         General Conference of Unesco to give great attention in future
         campaigns to sites which are on the World Heritage List.


47. The Representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS presented their point of
view on this important topic. The Committee noted with satisfaction
IUCN's plans for the preparation of a worldwide inventory of natural
sites through worldwide distribution of questionnaires and organisation
of a series of expert meetings during the next two years.

48. The Committee discussed the request of IUCN to establish a sub-
committee for in depth review of and guidance on the preparation of
inventories as well as on theme studies for comparative analysis. The
Committee felt that this matter should be discussed further by the Bureau.

49. The Committee welcomed the offer made by IUCN to assist States
Parties to the extent possible in the preparation of tentative lists and
to carry out an in depth analysis based on such lists. The Committee
agreed that a strong effort should be made to encourage States Parties
to prepare tentative lists, which ICOMOS offered to analyze on a compa-
rative basis to assist the Committee's considerations of nominations to
the World Heritage List.

50. The Committee shared the view of ICOMOS that global theme studies
on cultural properties would not be feasible at the present time for
various reasons. However, it was felt that special thematic studies for
problem areas identified in the process of evaluating nominations may
have to be conducted by ICOMOS and, if necessary, with support from the
World Heritage Fund.



51. The Secretariat presented the draft of the report to be submitted
by the Committee to the General Conference, pointing out that this docu-
ment would have to be completed in accordance with the decisions made by
the Committee at its fourth session. The Committee was informed that this
report would be submitted to the programme commission on Culture and
Communication as well as the programme commission on Science of the
General Conference. The Committee adopted the draft report as presented
and requested the Secretariat to incorporate the decisions taken at the
present session.


52. His Excellency, Mr. Camille Aboussouan, the Ambassador at Unesco
of Lebanon informed the Committee that his country will ratify the World
Heritage Convention in the near future. He addressed the attention of
the Committee to the need to protect the archaeological and cultural sites
and monuments of the city of Tyr in conformity with the stipulations of
the Hague Convention and referred in this respect to resolution S/RES/459
(1979) of the United Nations Security Council.

53. The Committee examined a proposed design for World Heritage
Certificates and authorized the Chairman to approve a final design
according to his judgment.

54. The representative of Australia, stated that his government was
looking into the possibility of hosting the fifth session of the World
Heritage Committee in Australia during the second half of 1981. He hoped
to be in the position to provide firm advice on this matter in the near
future. The Committee thanked the Delegate of Australia for this generous


                              ANNEX I

      Message from the Prime Minister of France, Mr. Raymond Barre

             I would like to welcome the participants of
             the fourth session of the World Heritage
             Committee. The French Government is honored
             that this meeting, which brings together the
             leading specialists in historical monuments
             and natural sites, is being held in 1980 in
             France. At the request of the President of
             the Republic, 1980 is in fact Heritage Year
             in our country. It is marked by numerous
             activities initiated by the State, local
             communities and associations for preserving
             and enhancing the illustrious and more humble
             legacies of our people's past. It is fortu-
             nate that Heritage Year offers the opportu-
             nity for this international event, held
             under the auspices of Unesco. I wish the
             Committee every success in its work, which
             will strengthen the will of all countries
             to join together in safeguarding the elements
             of the world heritage.


                               ANNEX II


1. Opening of the session.

2. Adoption of the agenda.

3. Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and

4. Nominations to the World Heritage List.

5. Technical co-operation requests.

6. Protection of the World Heritage Emblem and
   of the name of the World Heritage Fund.

7. Revised text of the "Operational Guidelines
   for the implementation of the World Heritage

8. Measures to be taken to improve the balance
   between the cultural and the natural heritage
   in the implementation of the Convention.

9. Public information activities.

10. Consideration of Statement of accounts of
    the World Heritage Fund and adoption of a
    budget for 1981.

11. Consideration of the Report of the Rapporteur
    on the fourth session of the Bureau.

12. Other business.

13. Closure of the session.