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Committee Decisions

37 COM 10C.3

Progress report on Periodic Reporting in the Arab States region

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37 COM/10C ,

2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 10C.3 , adopted at its 35th session (Brasilia, 2011) ,

3.  Takes note of the progress accomplished in the follow-up of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States;

4.  Commends the States Parties of the Arab Region for their commitment and thanks especially all focal points for their effective participation and involvement;

5.  Notes with satisfaction the designation of focal points for natural heritage related issues and requests the States Parties which have not yet done so to designate a focal point for nature;

6.  Encourages the States Parties to follow the recommendation of the Rabat meeting regarding the establishment of national entities for World Heritage;

7.  Also thanks the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), based in Bahrain, for its commitment and its important financial support to projects aiming at developing the implementation of the Convention in the Arab States and invites the latter to reinforce their cooperation with the Regional Centre;

Reiterates its request to the Arab States Parties to submit the remaining retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, no later than 1 February 2014 , and boundary clarifications for their properties, no later than 1 December 2013

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-13/37.COM/10C
Themes: Reports, Periodic Reporting
Session: 37COM