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Committee Decisions

CONF 002 XII.1

Situation of the World Heritage Fund, Budget for 1994 and Draft Budget for 1995

XII.1 The Committee adopted the following budget for 1994 and took note of the indicative budget for 1995.

Approved budget for 1994 and indicative budget for 1995

Items

1994
Approved
US$

1995
Indicative
US$

1. Preparatory assistance

150,000

150,000

2. Global and Regional thematic studies - meetings

40,000

40,000

3. Monitoring

 

 

a) Methodology meetings

65,000

 

World Heritage Cities

15,000

 

b) Implementation of programmes:

 

 

Latin America & the Caribbean

65,000

 

Africa

55,000

 

Asia and Pacific

55,000

 

Arab Region and Europe

40,000

 

c) ICOMOS

40,000

 

d) IUCN

45,000

 

e) WCMC

20,000

 

Total Monitoring (Note 1)

400,000

420,000

4. Technical cooperation

790,000

850,000

5. Training

 

 

a) ICCROM

90,000

 

b) IUCN

10,000

 

c) Other (Note 2)

340,000

 

Total Training

440,000

440,000

6. Promotion and Education

270,000

320,000

7. Attendance of experts (LDC & DC) to statutory World Heritage meetings

40,000

40,000

9. Assistance to the Centre

280,000

280,000

10. Advisory Services

 

 

a) ICOMOS

310,000

 

b) IUCN

190,000

 

Total Advisory Services

500,000

500,000

TOTAL BUDGET

2,910,000

3,040,000

XII.2 The Committee also established an Emergency Reserve. In accordance with Financial Regulation, Article 5.1, an amount of US $1 million shall be transferred from the undisposed balance of the Fund to a Reserve Fund to meet requests for assistance resulting from disasters or natural calamities. Expenditure from the Reserve Fund should be made in accordance with the operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.

 Approved Emergency Reserve for 1994 and Indicative Reserve for 1995

  

1994
US$

1995
US$

1,000,000

 


XII.3
After approval of the budget for 1994, the Committee adopted the two following recommendations and decisions for the execution of the budget:

  1. The Monitoring budget, which provides for both on-site monitoring and coordinating workshops of site managers, will respect an appropriate flexible ratio in the allocation of resources between natural and cultural programmes.
  2. Included in the budget for "Other" amounting to US$340,000, is support for training schools and seminars (e.g. Mweka, Tanzania) in developing countries and for individuals from developing countries to attend training schools and seminars.

XII.4 The Committee also decided that:

  • A balance sheet should be presented by the Director of the Centre at the end of each year.
  • An amount of US$2 million of the undisposed balance of the Fund should be blocked as a Contingency Reserve.
  • The Chairperson was authorized to commit up to 20% of the 1995 indicative budget in 1994 for 1995 expenditure if it was considered necessary for the smooth implementation of the programme, on condition that such commitments are within the limits of funds available and that expenditure was made in accordance with the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.

 

Session: 17COM