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Decision : 33 COM 16A
Report on the execution of the 2008-2009 Budget and adoption of the 2010-2011 Budget

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined document WHC-09/33.COM/16A,

2. Takes note of the implementation rate of the budget for 2008-2009, the current situation of the Reserve and the contributions as at 31 December 2008;

3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at the next session of the Committee, a document on the situation of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period 2008-2009 as well as the provisional implementation rate of the 2010-2011 budget according to the revised Budget structure (Decision 6 EXT.COM 6) and a schedule of appropriations and expenditure as of 31st March 2010;

4. Decides to set the Contingency Reserve at USD 1,000,000;

5. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to adapt the contract cycle of ICOMOS to real time expenditure as is already the case for the other Advisory Bodies, and therefore authorizes the Director of the World Heritage Centre to proceed with necessary budgeting revisions using the unspent 2008-2009 funds to that effect, as a first step;

6. Authorizes the Director of the World Heritage Centre to proceed , in liaison with the UNESCO services, with budgetary adjustments of up to a maximum of 10% of the amounts originally allocated to different headings, where necessary for improved efficiency, with the exception of the revisions requested in paragraph five;

7. Urges States Parties to pay their outstanding contributions to the World Heritage Fund at their earliest convenience.


Themes: Budget, Reports
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 16A