North America Region (2001-2005)
The Periodic Report for North America assessed the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the state of conservation of World Heritage properties in Canada and United States of America and was presented and adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th session in Durban, 2005 (see Decision 29COM 11A ).
The Report has been a pioneering exercise for the elaboration of statements of significance (approved in 2006, see Decision 30COM 11B ).
This process was conducted in close collaboration with the Advisory Bodies and resulted in a methodology which became a reference for World Heritage properties worldwide.
The subsequent activities of the Periodic Reporting exercise for North America have focused on strengthening planning and monitoring tools, developing guidelines for management plans and establishing principles for evaluating visual impacts of activities in or adjacent to World Heritage properties.
The national reports for North America are available on the following websites: