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Committee Decisions

27 COM 7B.106

General Decisions

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Requests the Secretariat in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, to ensure that all properties included in the future state of conservation documents, are treated in compliance with the procedures set out in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of World Heritage Convention for reactive monitoring (paragraph 68, July 2002); 

2. Requests that reports of missions to review the state of conservation of World Heritage properties include, as appropriate:

(a) an indication of threats or significant improvement in the conservation of the property since the last report to the World Heritage Committee,

(b) any follow-up to previous decisions of the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the property,

(c) information on any threat or damage to or loss of outstanding universal value, integrity and/or authenticity for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List;

3. Further requests that the reports are categorized as follows:

(a) reports with recommended decisions which, in the judgment of the World Heritage Centre in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, require discussion by the World Heritage Committee,

(b) reports which, in the judgment of the World Heritage Centre in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, can be noted without discussion,

Reports in category (b) will not be discussed unless a request is made to the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee in advance of the discussion of this agenda item;

4. Invites the World Heritage Centre to present all information on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List in the following manner:

(a) the report on each property should start on a new page,

(b) the identification number of the property allocated at the time of its nomination should be used in the document,

(c) an index of all properties should also be included,

(d) the decisions should have a standard layout, draft recommendation, and should be concise and operational;

5. Reaffirms that the deadline to receive reports by the World Heritage Centre from States Parties is 1 February of each year.

Themes: Working methods and tools
Session: 27COM