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Decision : 32 COM 18

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/18,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 21B, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Endorses the revised timeline for the World Heritage Resource Manuals Series to be published in 2008/2009, including the addition of the Disaster Risk Reduction Manual, subject to availability of funding;

4. Allocates the amount of USD 49,577 from the unspent balance from the 2006-2007 budget towards the finalization and publication of the resource manual entitled Preparing World Heritage Nominations; and decides to reallocate the USD 90,000 in the current Budget line 1.2 "Studies and Evaluations" to support the development and publication of the resource manuals approved at the 31st session of the Committee and presented in Document WHC-08/32.COM/18;

5. Encourages States Parties to contribute extra-budgetary funding to support the publication of titles within the Resource Manuals Series which play an important part in capacity building;

6. Approves the proposed list of titles for future publications in the Resource Manuals Series and takes note of the indicative costs for their publication:

  • Establishment of Tentative Lists
  • Monitoring World Heritage Properties
  • Vulnerability Assessment of World Natural and Cultural Heritage to Climate Change Impacts

7. Requests the World Heritage Centre to prepare a list of titles for the Resource Manual Series to be presented and prioritized to the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009;

8. Decides to replace and supersede Decision 31 COM 21B (Christchurch, 2007) by Decision 32 COM 18.

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Context of Decision
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 18