28. The Bureau noted that States Parties had submitted only a relatively small number of technical cooperation requests.
In this connection, the Bureau recalled that States Parties could ask for preparatory assistance to draw up such requests.
In addition, the Bureau asked the Secretariat to make every effort, including missions to States Parties, to advise on the availability of international assistance under the Fund and to assist in the preparation of receivable requests. Particular attention should be given to designing technical cooperation projects in which the contribution from the World Heritage Fund acted as a catalyst for funding from other sources such as UNDP, the World Bank, WWF, etc.