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Task Force on the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention

 The Task Force on the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention was established by the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Marrakesh, Morocco, 29 November - 4 December 1999.

The Committee determined that the Task force, chaired by Canada, would include Australia, Belgium, Hungary, Morocco, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, and the advisory bodies (ICOMOS, ICCROM and IUCN) and a representative of the World Heritage Centre. Australia agreed to act as rapporteur.

Terms of reference of the Task Force:
To identify and propose for consideration of the Bureau in June 2000 priority practical measures for more effective operation of the Convention, taking account of pressures affecting the Convention over the next coming years.

Relevant decisions and documents of the task force will be listed below as they are developed.

 Reports and Papers

        * Final Report of the Task Force, submitted 12 May 2000
          Rapport du Groupe d'étude sur la mise en œuvre de la Convention du patrimoine mondial
        * Report on the Meeting of the Task Force at UNESCO Headquarters, 17 April 2000
        * Comments of ICCROM
        * Comments of the Belgian Delegation
        * Recommended Changes to the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
          Draft Discussion Paper, submitted 31/03/2000
        * Comments of ICCROM
        * Comments of the Belgian Delegation
        * Draft Report 22 February 2000
        * Comments from IUCN to the Task Force
        * Draft Report of Rapporteur
        * Report of the Meeting of the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre, 21 February 2000