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Committee Decisions

CONF 003 XIII.1-6

Examination of the World Heritage Fund, and Approval of the Budget for 1995 and Presentation of a Provisional Budget for 1996

XIII.1 The Committee approved the report of the Working Group on the World Heritage Fund, budget and development of the Centre. Revisions to the budget format were prepared and, following considerable discussions, a budget of US$ 2,935,000 was approved for 1995, and an indicative budget of US$ 2,885,000 for 1996 was noted.

XIII.2 The Committee recommended that the Secretariat should continue to strengthen its efforts towards a more transparent budget. The budget document should clearly reflect increases or decreases in line items with a rationale for the action taken.

XIII. 3 On more specific items, the Committee decided the following:

a) the Committee recommended that the Emergency Fund be replenished and that the States Parties should be encouraged to make special contributions to that Fund;

b) the Committee recommended that the technical assistance budget should respect the division of funds in the order of at least one-third for natural heritage and two-third for cultural heritage. With respect to training the budget should be divided evenly between the two sectors;

c) the Committee, as in 1994, retained a sum of US$ 40,000 for monitoring activities of ICOMOS during 1995.

d) the Committee did not approve any funds for the Organization of the World Heritage Cities;

e) with respect to the promotion budget the Committee did not approve any funds to meet costs for the protection of the logo. The Committee, however, approved a sum not exceeding US$ 45,000 for the organization of an exhibit entitled "From Abou Simbel to Angkor" within the framework of the 50th anniversary of UNESCO;

f) the Committee stressed that the Bureau must fully observe the Operational Guidelines with respect to all budgetary matters. In this regard the Committee requested that possible revisions to the Guidelines be submitted to the next session of the Bureau;

g) The Committee approved a sum of US$ 360,000 for assistance to the Centre, including the expenses of a P-5 position for natural heritage for one transitional year (1995).

XIII.4 The Committee approved the budget for 1995 and noted the indicative budget for 1996 as follows:

 

Items

1995
Approved

1996
Indicative

1. Preparatory assistance

150,000

150,000

2. Global Strategy

70,000

70,000

3. Basic support
(Information systems)
a. World Heritage Centre
b. WCMC

 

15,000
22,000

 

Total (Basic support)

37,000

37,000

4. Monitoring 

 

 

 

a. Meetings

50,000

 

 

b. Programme implementation

 

 

Latin America-Caribbean

50,000

 

Africa

50,000

 

 

Asia Pacific

60,000

 

 

Arab Region

30,000

 

 

c. ICOMOS

40,000

 

 

d. IUCN

28,000

 

Total (Monitoring)

308,000

308,000

5. Technical cooperation

750,000

850,000

6. Training

91,000

 

a. ICCROM

b. IUCN

35,000

 

c. Others

326,000

 

Total (Training)

452,000

452,000

7. Promotion and Education

268,000

278,000

8. Attendance of experts in statutory World Heritage meetings

 

 

40,000

40,000

9. Assistance to the Centre

360,000

200,000

10. Advisory services

 

 

 

a. ICOMOS

310,000

 

 

b. IUCN

190,000

 

Total (Advisory services)

500,000

500,000

Total Budget

2,935,000

2,885,000

Emergency Reserve

581,000

 

         

XIII.5 The Committee noted that projects with respect to Global Strategies will be carried out in cooperation with ICOMOS. 

XIII.6 The Observer from the Republic of Korea informed the Committee that his Government decided to make a voluntary contribution for 1995 of US$ 20,000 earmarked for advancing the notion of cultural landscapes and the application of modern informatics technology for World Heritage preservation.

 

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-94/CONF.003/10
Themes: Budget
Session: 18COM