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Decision : 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.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Credibility of the World Heritage List, Inscriptions on the World Heritage List, Working methods and tools, Operational Guidelines
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 8B.61