Asia & Pacific
Asia & Pacific Region
Periodic Reporting in Asia & Pacific Region
As a State Party driven exercise, Periodic Reporting is an essential process for the successful implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention; it is a systematic monitoring tool on the implementation of the Convention by the States Parties as well as on the state of conservation and management of each individual cultural and natural heritage property inscribed on the World Heritage List.
In this context, between 2010 and 2012, the States Parties from Asia and the Pacific were requested by the World Heritage Committee to conduct the second cycle of Periodic Reporting so as to provide the Committee with the necessary and updated information on the current state of the region’s world heritage properties. This reporting documentation is composed in two parts, with Section I focused on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention at national level, then Section II primarily focused on state of conservation of each cultural and natural heritage property.
The first cycle of Periodic Reporting in Asia and the Pacific, was carried out over a period of several years up until 2003 and led to the successful production of the comprehensive publication entitled “Synthesis Regional Periodic Report for the Asia-Pacific Region 2003”. The subsequent progress and follow up to the first cycle was fruitfully achieved through the implementation of two regional programmes; “ActionAsia 2003-2009” and “World Heritage-Pacific 2009”, which directly respond to the conclusions, recommendations, and action plans resultant from the first cycle.
The second cycle of Periodic Reporting for the Asia and Pacific was launched by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in Brasilia, Brazil in August 2010. All 41 State Parties to the Convention in Asia and the Pacific actively participated in this cycle and worked together on this vital component of the Convention. The results of the second cycle will be presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2012 at the 36th session in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, in June - July 2012.
- The World Heritage Convention has entered into force for Timor-Leste Wednesday, 1 February 2017
- World Heritage Centre and IUCN representatives start dialogue towards better protection of the Sundarbans Monday, 31 October 2016
- Nepal’s museums re-opening post-earthquake Friday, 5 August 2016
- Almaty Agreement adopted in the Fourth meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the World Heritage Serial Nomination of the Silk Roads Tuesday, 22 December 2015
- UNESCO Jakarta participates in the “UNESCO Regional Conference on Harmonizing Actions to Reduce Risks for Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific” Friday, 18 December 2015
- 2015 WHITRAP Asia-Pacific Region Training on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Monday, 9 November 2015
- UNESCO raises safety concerns on the reopening of Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site Thursday, 11 June 2015
- "Planning for the Conservation and Development of Historic Towns and Urban Areas in Fiji" Workshop 27-Jul-2015-07-Aug-2015
- World Heritage Awareness workshop for Tuvalu 10-Mar-2015-11-Mar-2015