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Committee Decisions

33 COM 6A

Progress Reports on Funding initiatives

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6A,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 6A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Takes note of the Progress Report on the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund;

4. Notes with appreciation the excellent work the Fund has done since its inception, including the support provided for nominations for inscription of African sites on the World Heritage List, capacity building and assistance in the development of management plans for World Heritage properties in Africa;

5. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their financial support and assistance to the African World Heritage Fund;

6. Calls upon the States Parties to the Convention, the African Union, the public and private institutions, the intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to continue supporting and contributing to the African World Heritage Fund, including the consolidation of the Endowment Fund;

7. Also takes note of the request submitted by the Republic of South Africa to seek accreditation as a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO for the Fund, as part of the global network supporting heritage management and conservation;

8. Encourages the Fund in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre to define a core of activities to be implemented in Africa in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies and prioritize activities according to their strategic and action plans;

9. Requests the World Heritage Centre to submit a progress report on the African World Heritage Fund's activities for examination at its 34th session in 2010.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-09/33.COM/6A
Themes: Budget, Reports
Session: 33COM