35. The Committee decided to substantially increase the funds allocated to training activities, considering the shortage of qualified personnel as noted in many countries.
On this subject the representative of the Director-General indicated that a large-scale world training programme at both the regional and national levels for specialists in the conservation of cultural property could be envisaged within the framework of UNESCO, of the Convention and of ICCROM. This latter organization would be willing to participate in a programme of this type. The Committee gave its support to such a project, which was viewed as being particularly desirable for consolidating national infrastructures including those concerned with training.
The World Heritage Committee, for its part, will give priority to the training - preferably on-the-spot - of specialists (rangers, managers, scientists) so as to meet more effectively those needs most urgently felt in regard to the management and protection of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The Committee requested that information be made available on regional and national training courses in the conservation of the cultural and natural heritage for which assistance was requested under the Convention.