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Decision : 32 COM 11A

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/11A,

2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 11C.1, 30 COM 11F and 30 COM 11G adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and decisions 31 COM 10, 31 COM 11D.1, adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively,

3. Recognizing the financial and technical assistance provided by various donors for the follow-up of the Periodic Reporting exercise for Africa, in particular for the implementation of the Africa Regional programme (Africa Nature and AFRICA 2009),

4. Takes note of the progress report on the follow-up activities to the Periodic Report for the Africa region;

5. Calls upon the States Parties, the World Heritage Centre and all the other stakeholders involved in the conservation and protection of natural and cultural heritage of the Africa region to establish a fund raising strategy to supplement the necessary financial resources required to implement the World Heritage Convention in Africa;

6. Recommends that States Parties, Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre continue their collaboration in addressing any outstanding issues and in particular focussing on follow-up meetings and training exercises;

7. Requeststhe World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies to launch in 2009 the second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Africa, and to undertake a retrospective inventory so as to determine the amount of information needed from State Parties, and also a first indication of the number of properties in need of a revision of their Statements of Outstanding Universal Value;

8. Further requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to prepare a progress report on the follow-up to the African Periodic Report and on the preparation for the next cycle for Africa for examination by the Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Periodic Reporting
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 11A