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Committee Decisions

36 COM 12D

Progress report on the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Convention

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/12D;

2.   Takes note of the progress made in the preparation of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention under the theme “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities”;

3.   Encourages States Parties to continue to develop, support and carry out activities to promote the anniversary;

4.   Invites the World Heritage Centre to continue implementing the programme of activities assisted by extrabudgetary funding available or to be identified;

5.   Requests the World Heritage Centre to report on the 40th anniversary celebrations to the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (2013).

Themes: Credibility of the World Heritage List, Community, World Heritage Convention
Session: 36COM