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Committee Decisions

CONF 204 XIII.12-13

Examination of the World Heritage Fund and Approval of the Budget for 2001

XIII.12 The Chairperson closed the debate on the document WHC-2000/CONF.204/15Rev and declared that the budget of the World Heritage Fund for the year 2001 was approved for four million three hundred and forty eight thousand US dollars (US$ 4,348,000) and the Emergency Reserve Fund for six hundred thousand US$ (US$ 600,000). The provisional budget for the year 2002 was fixed at four million one hundred thousand US dollars (US$ 4,100,000).

XIII.13 The Committee asked the Chairperson, on their behalf, to write to the President of the Executive Board and to the Director-General of UNESCO, requesting that the relevance of the objectives of the Convention be recognized and resources of the World Heritage Centre, within the Culture Sector, be enhanced in the framework of the next biennial exercise. The Committee, after having approved the content of this letter, suggested that the Chairperson meet the President of the Executive Board and the Director-General of UNESCO to discuss these matters in more depth. It was also suggested that a copy of this letter be sent to all members of the Executive Board.

The following table provides details of the approved budget by Chapter and component.

 

 

Approved budget for 2001 and provisional budget for 2002

 

 Chapters and components

Approved Budget 2000

Approved Budget 2001

Provisional Budget     2002

Chapter I - Implementation of the Convention

 

 

 

Participation at statutory meetings

60 000

70 000

60 000

Reforms Group

 

20 000

 

Working group for WH strategic planning

10 000

 

 

Working group on revision of Operational Guidelines

15 000

 

 

Development of an Information Management System

114 000

80 000

100 000

Evaluation of International Assistance

40 000

 

 

Coordination with other Conventions and Programmes etc...

25 000

25 000

30 000

 Sub-total  Chapter I

264 000

195 000 

190 000

Chapter II - Establishment of the World Heritage List

 

 

 

Global Strategy

278 000

200 000

180 000

Africa

40 000

5 000

 

Arab States

8 000

  20 000

 

Asia, including Central Asia

50 000

30 000

 

Pacific

50 000

35 000

 

Europe & North America

10 000

5 000

 

Eastern and Central Europe

20 000

20 000

 

Latin America

25 000

25 000

 

The Caribbean

20 000

20 000

 

Thematic studies:

 

 

 

ICOMOS

40 000

30 000

 

IUCN

15 000

10 000

 

Advisory services:

 

 

 

ICOMOS

495 000

430 000

400 000

IUCN

355 000

325 000 

300 000

Others

20 000

20 000

20 000

Sub-total Advisory Services :

870  000

775 000

720 000

Sub-total Chapter II

1 148 000

975 000

900 000

Chapter III - Technical Implementation of the Convention

 

 

 

Preparatory Assistance

325 000 

350 000

300 000

Technical Co-operation

Including IUCN/WHC Africa 2003 Nature

1 245 000

60 000 

965 000

50 000 

960 000

Training

980 000

960 000

900 000

Including ICCROM

85 000 

46 000

 

Including training activities

107 635

30 000

 

Africa 2009

80 000

80 000

 

Including IUCN

30 000

30 000

 

Support to on-site promotional activities

80 000

80 000

70 000

 Sub-total Chapter III

2 630 000

2 355 000

2 230 000

Chapter IV - Monitoring the state of conservation of sites

 

 

 

Reactive Monitoring

262 500

200 000

200 000

Including ICOMOS

60 000

60 000

 

Including IUCN

56 500

56 500

 

Including ICSU (monitoring of Kakadu National Park)

61 000

 

 

Support to States Parties for the submission of Periodic Reports:

 

 

 

Methodology development

22 500

20 000

0

Support to States Parties of a Region selected by the Committee (Article 29)

 

 

 

Technical Coordination for Submission

35 000

0

0

Africa

77 000

130 000

20 000

Arab States

100 000

20 000

20 000

Asia and Pacific

55 000

80 000

130 000

Europe and North America

15 000

10 000

20 000

Eastern and Central Europe

20 000

20 000

30 000

Latin America and the Caribbean

35 000

40 000

80 000

Sub-total support for periodic reporting

337 000

320 000

300 000

 Sub-total Chapter IV

622 000

520 000

500 000

Chapter V - Documentation, Information and Education

 

 

 

Documentation

38 000

38 000

40 000

Information material

140 000

105 000

95 000

Internet and WHIN

70 000

70 000

70 000

Media and Publishers

8 000

5 000

5 000

Education

80 000

85 000

70 000

 Sub-total Chapter V

336 000

303 000

280 000

TOTAL ANNUAL BUDGET OF WHF

5 000 000

4 348 000

4 100 000

 

 

 

 

Emergency Reserve Fund

600 000

600 000

600 000

 

 

 

 

Promotional Activities and services for these activities

305 469 

651 272

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

5 905 469

5 599 272

4 700 000

 

Themes: Budget
Session: 24COM