Examination of the World Heritage Fund and Approval of the Related Budget for 2004/2005
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Emphasizing the flagship status of the World Heritage Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) highlighted in the Medium-Term Strategy 32 C/4 document and the public recognition of the value of the Convention,
2. Conscious that, whereas a real increase in UNESCO's budget is proposed to the next General Conference by the 166th Executive Board, there will be a significant reduction in the budget of the World Heritage Fund for technical reasons,
3. Welcomes the recommendation of the Executive Board to the General Conference of UNESCO to consider an increase in the resources for the promotion and implementation of the Convention;
4. Invites the Director-General to recommend to the General Conference an increased provision to fully compensate for the impact of the budget reduction and provide for an overall real increase in the resources for the Convention.
 32 C/6: Recommendations by the Executive Board on the Draft Programme and Budget for 2004-2005.