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Committee Decisions

35 COM 8B.61

Examination of nominations

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 10 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007);

3. Decides to re-establish the practice of examining two complete nominations per State Party per year provided that at least one of such nominations concerns a natural property or cultural landscapes;

4. Also decides to amend paragraph 61(a) of the Operational Guidelines accordingly, which takes effect on 2 February 2012, in order to ensure a smooth transition period for all States Parties;

5. Further decides that it will review the impact of this decision at its 39th session in 2015;

6. Encourages States Parties to submit draft nominations by 30 September to ensure that nominations have the best opportunity of being considered complete by the deadline of 1February.

Themes: Credibility of the World Heritage List, Inscriptions on the World Heritage List, Working methods and tools, Operational Guidelines
Session: 35COM