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The next session of the Committee will take place early in September 1980, probably in France. The precise place and dates will be communicated to all concerned as soon as possible.
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
Following an expression of thanks from the floor to the Egyptian authorities for the remarkable hospitality offered to the Committee, to the Chairman for the admirable way in which he had conducted the meeting and to all those who had contributed to the smooth running of the meeting, the Chairman declared the session closed.
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
The Chairperson drew the attention of the Committee to the two main documents of relevance to their deliberations. WHC-99/CONF.205/5 entitled "Report on the state of conservation of Kakadu National Park, Australia" provided a summary of information and deliberations concerning Kakadu up until the date of finalization of the document at the end of May. WHC-99/CONF.205/INF.4 included the record of the deliberations of the twenty-third session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (5-10 July 1999).
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
The Chairperson reminded Committee members that a mission was sent to Kakadu National Park in late 1998, at the request of the twenty-second session of the Bureau in June 1998. The mission was led by the former Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Professor Francioni of Italy. Professor Francioni reported on the mission at the twentysecond session of the Committee in Kyoto in 1998.
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
The mission report (WHC-99/CONF.205/INF.3A) focused primarily on ascertained and potential dangers to the World Heritage values of Kakadu National Park posed by the Jabiluka mining proposal, and presented a total of 16 recommendations.
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
The Committee,(a) Emphasizes the importance of Articles 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11 of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention. In particular the Committee emphasizes Article 6 (1) which states that:Whilst fully respecting the sovereignty of the States on whose territory the cultural and natural heritage (...) is situated, and without prejudice to property right provided by national legislation, the States Parties to this Convention recognize that such heritage constitutes a world heritage for whose protection it is the duty of the international community as a whole to cooperate.(b) Recalls that ...
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
The Committee,(a) Recognizes, with appreciation, that the Australian Government, Australian Supervising Scientist, advisory bodies (IUCN, ICOMOS and ICCROM) and independent scientific panel (ISP) established by the International Council of Science (ICSU) have provided the reports requested by the twenty-second session of the Committee (Kyoto, 1998);(b) Acknowledges that there are indications that a new dialogue between the Mirrar Aboriginal people and the Australian Government has begun in relation to issues concerning the Jabiluka uranium mine and mill. The Committee considers this to be ...
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
With consideration of 1 and 2 above, the Committee will remain vigilant in reviewing and assessing the progress made by the Australian Government. To this end the Committee requests that the Australian Government submit a progress report on the following issues by 15 April 2000 for examination by the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee:(a) progress made with cultural mapping of the Jabiluka Mineral Lease and the Boyweg-Almudj site and its boundaries and the completion of the cultural heritage management plan with the necessary co-operation of the Mirrar, ...
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
To resolve the remaining scientific issues, such as those raised in the ISP report, the Committee asks ICSU to continue the work of the ISP (with the addition of any additional members) to assess, in co-operation with the  supervising Scientist and IUCN, the Supervising Scientist's response to the ISP report. The report of the ISP's assessment should be submitted to the World Heritage Centre by 15 April 2000 for examination by the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2000.
Session: 3rd extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 205)
Year: 1999
Sites: Kakadu National Park
The Third General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural-Heritage met in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on 7 October 1980 during the 21st session of the General Conference. Forty-eight of the fifth-three States which were Parties to the Convention as at 7 October 1980 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting, namely Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Ghana, ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation H..E. Mr. G. Abad Grijalva (Ecuador) as Chairman, the representatives of Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Yugoslavia as Vice-Chairmen and M. Benyam Bekele (Ethiopia) as Rapporteur.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
8. The agenda of the Session was adopted without amendment. The work of the Assembly was completed in one meeting.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
9. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller introduced document CC-80/CONF. 018/2 by which, in accordance with the Financial Regulations for the World Heritage Fund, the accounts of the Fund were submitted to the General Assembly. He drew attention to the statement of accounts for the financial period which ended on 31 December 1978, given in Annex I to the document, and to the interim statement for the two-year financial period 1979-1980, drawn up as at 31 July 1980, set out in Annex II. The Assembly was then informed that contributions had been received from several States ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
13. The General Assembly then unanimously decided, on the proposal of the Chairman, to maintain for the financial period 1981-1983 the amount of the contribution to be paid to the World Heritage Fund foreseen in Article 16, paragraph 1; of the Convention at 1 per cent of the contribution of States Parties to the Regular Budget of Unesco.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
14. The General Assembly was .called on to elect seven members to the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the 21st session of the General Conference : Algeria, Ecuador, Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, Sudan and Yugoslavia. 15. The list of the States Parties which had presented their candidature was read out before the Assembly. In addition to Ecuador, which had announced earlier in the proceedings that it was no longer a candidate for election to the Committee, the following States then withdrew their candidature : ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
18. The Assistant Director-General for Culture and Communication offered his congratulations to those States which had been elected to the World Heritage Committee. He went on to refer to the essential role which the Convention and the Committee were playing in increasing.the awareness of people of the importance of preserving cultural and natural monuments and sites which were of value to mankind as a whole. Another important result of the work undertaken under the Convention had been the fruitful collaboration which had developed between specialists in nature conservation and those in ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
19. Before announcing the closure of the meeting, the Chairman stated that the implementation of the Convention was one of the examples of activities in which each and every country had a contribution to make. Each had its own heritage and the heritage of all nations together .formed-the patrimony of mankind. The Convention embodied the very ideals on which the Unesco Constitution was based. The Chairman then declared the meeting closed.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
10.  Bureau authorised the Secretariat to pursue, in co-operation with the Ethiopian authorities, the preparation of a project for a photogrammetric survey of the monuments of Lalibela and to submit a revised technical co-operation request to the Committee. The delegate from the United States of America abstained from this recommendation.
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
9. The Bureau deferred the following requests either because the properties to which they related were not included or recommended for the World Heritage List or further clarifications were required: Algeria: Dey's Palace Qal'ah of Beni Hammad Citadel Quarter of Setif Ethiopia: Bale Mountain National Park Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park Further elements of the technical co-opertaion requests for these sites have to be established first by a preparatory assistance mission which has been granted for Simien National Park and will be now extended to the other two ...
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Site of Palmyra
Country: Algeria Ethiopia Syrian Arab Republic
11. The Bureau granted preparatory assistance to (a) Guatemala: services of 2 consultants (at an estimated cost of $22,000) (ecologist and specialist in stone, stucco and wood conservation) to prepare a technical co-operation request for Tikal National Park. The request for a jeep included in the preparatory assistance requested could be considered together with the technical co-operation request.
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Tikal National Park
Country: Guatemala
11. The Bureau granted preparatory assistance to: (b) Senegal: consultant services for 4m/m (at an estimated cost of $20,000) to plan technical measures for adequate protection of the site including regulation of the water level. The equipment requested requires some clarification and could be considered by the Committee at a later date.
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
Opening of the session. Adoption of the agenda. Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Rapporteur. Nominations to the World Heritage List. Technical co-operation requests. Protection of the World Heritage Emblem and of the name of the World Heritage Fund. Revised text of the "Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention". Measures to be taken to improve the balance between the cultural and the natural heritage in the implementation of the Convention. Public information activities. Consideration of ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
I would like to welcome the participants of the fourth session of the World Heritage Committee. The French Government is honored that this meeting, which brings together the leading specialists in historical monuments and natural sites, is being held in 1980 in France. At the request of the President of the Republic, 1980 is in fact Heritage Year in our country. It is marked by numerous activities initiated by the State, local communities and associations for preserving and enhancing the illustrious and more humble legacies of our people's past. It is fortu- nate that Heritage Year offers ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The fourth session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Paris,  France, (1-5 September 1980) at the kind invitation of the French Government.  The meeting was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Egypt, France,Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States of America, and Yugoslavia.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Representatives of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Observers from thirteen States Parties to the Convention which were not members of the Committee, namely Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Federal Republic of Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Jordan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Zaire also attended the session, as well as an observer from one other international organization: the Arab, Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization. The full list of participants will be found in Annex I to this report.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Chairman, Dr. Shehata Adam, declared the session open and addressed the meeting to welcome the participants and thank the French Government for their kind invitation to hold the fourth session of the World Heritage Committee at the Hotel de Sully. M. Jean-Pierre Bady, Director of the Caisse nationale des monuments historiques et des sites,gave a welcoming speech which inaluded a brief history of the Hotel Bethune de Sully. M. Michel Batisse, Deputy Assistant Director-General, Sector of Sciences, addressed the meeting on behalf of M. Amadou Mahtar-M'Bow, Director-General of Unesco. M. ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
5. Dr. Shehata Adam brought to the attention of the Committee the text of a letter from the Government of Jordan regarding the nomination to the World Heritage List of the "Old City Jerusalem and its walls" and suggested the matter be taken up under Item 4 of the proposed agenda.6.  The delegate from the United States of America suggested that a working group on the balance between cultural and natural sites be established and the exanimation of the Report of the Rapporteur on the 4th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (19-22 May1980) was inserted between Items 10 ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
8. Mr. M. Parent was elected as Chairman of the Committee by accla- mation. The Committee then elected by acclamation the following representatives of States Members of the Committee as Vice-Chairmen : H. Exe. Prof. R.O. Slatyer (Australia), Mr. J. Adusei (Ghana), Mrs. R. Torres de Arauz (Panama), Mr. D. Hales (United States of America), Dr. M. Prelog (Yugoslavia) and Mr. A. Beschaouch (Tunisia) as Rapporteur. Dr. S. Adam (Egypt), the former Chairman of the Committee, was invited to participate in the work of the Bureau. 9. Mr. M. Parent, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee discussed one by one those nominations which had been recommended by the Bureau for inscription on the List, those which had been recommended by the Bureau not to be entered on the List and nominations which raised a problem of application of the criteria, and were hence recommended by the Bureau to be deferred. In each case the Committee heard, as appropriate, the comments of the representatives of IUCN and/or ICOMOS who presented an evaluation of each property in question in relation to the criteria. The representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS were invited when appro- priate ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee also decided to extend the protected site of Ohrid Lake to include the cultural and historical area. This site will carry the name "Ohrid region with its cultural and historical aspects and its natural environment".
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe the following ten sites on the World Heritage List : No. / Name of property / State Party 104 / Church of Orosi / Costa Rica 105 / National Monument at San Jose / Costa Rica 108 / National Theatre / Costa Rica 110 / Church of Nicoya / Costa Rica 123 / Kainji Lake National Park / Nigeria 56 / Valley of Heidal / Norway 57 / Kjerringøy Trading Centre / Norway 60 / Eidsvoll Building / Norway 141 / Archaeological ruins at Harappa / ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Country: Costa Rica Nigeria Norway Pakistan United States of America
16. After a discussion concerning the nomination presented by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regarding "the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls", the following motion was adopted by consensus : "The World Heritage Committee, at its fourth session, took into consideration the nomination presented by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan concerning "the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls" in all its cultural and human aspects. The Committee was in full agreement in appreciating their unique importance in view of the universal values they represent from the religious, historical, architectural ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The Committee decided to enter in the world Heritage List the following 28 sites: No. Name of property State Party 102 Qalaa of Beni Hammad Algeria 124 Historic Town of Ouro Prêto Brazil 133 Burgess Shale Site Canada 79 Paphos Cyprus 10 Lower Valley of the Awash Ethiopia 12 Tiya Ethiopia 5 Aksum Ethiopia 17 Lower Valley of the Omo Ethiopia 35 Ashante Traditional Buildings Ghana 129        Maya Site of Copan Honduras 91 Historic Centre of Rome Italy   The representative ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Aksum Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Ancient City of Bosra Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci City of Valletta Durmitor National Park Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura Historic Centre of Warsaw Historic Town of Ouro Preto Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Ichkeul National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Lower Valley of the Awash Lower Valley of the Omo Maya Site of Copan Megalithic Temples of Malta Paphos Redwood National and State Parks Røros Mining Town and the Circumference Site of Palmyra Taxila
Country: Algeria Brazil Canada Cyprus Ethiopia Ghana Honduras Italy Malta North Macedonia Norway Pakistan Panama Poland Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia United States of America
The Committee decided furthermore to defer the following sites : No. / Name of property / State Party 101 / Dey's Palace at Algiers/ Algeria 103 / Citadel Quarter of Setif / Algeria 106 /  National archaeological park of Guayabo de Turrialba / Costa Rica 107 / Santa Rosa historic mansion / Costa Rica  109 / Ruins of Ujarras / Costa Rica  11 /  Adulis / Ethiopia 111 / Bale Mountain National Park / Ethiopia 112 / Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park / Ethiopia  13 / Melka Kontoure / Ethiopia 14 / Matara / Ethiopia 16  /Yeha / Ethiopia 92 / Convent of Santa Giulia-San Salvatore ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Algeria Costa Rica Ethiopia Italy Mali Nigeria Pakistan Senegal Syrian Arab Republic
18.  The Committee reiterated the importance of the Operational Guidelines and emphasized that every measure should be taken to ensure that the resulting guidelines are the best possible and that they reflect the thorough deliberations which precede each decision taken by the Committee. The insertion in the introduction of a brief paragraph to this effect was recommended by the Committee.  19. The Committee then discussed in detail the Revised Operational Guidelines and made the following modifications: a) Chapter I, section A, paragraph 5 (ii) should read : Because of the ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
21. The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to examine measures to improve the balance between the cultural and the natural heritage in the implementation of the Convention and agreed with the recommendations set out below: 1) Preparatory assistance to States Parties should be granted on a priority basis for: (i) the establishment of tentative lists of cultural and natural properties situated in their territories and suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List; (ii) the preparation of nominations of types of properties underrepresented in the World Heritage ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
22. The Committee took note of the Report of the Secretariat on public information activities undertaken during the preceding year. The Committee also emphasized the importance of such activities in promoting and imple menting the World Heritage Convention. 23. The Committee requested the Secretariat that the royalties on the retail prices for Upsala Ekeby's commemorative Glass and Silverware go directly into the World Heritage Fund, and agreed that 10 % of these royalties (i.e. 2 % on the retail sales price) go to Unesco's Public Liaison Fund to cover expenses incurred through this ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Country: Australia Canada United States of America
30. The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had carefully explored the various means available to protect the emblem and the name of the World Heritage Fund. 31. Possibilities for such protection exist in a number of countries within the framework of the Universal Copyright Convention, the Berne Convention and national legislation. In noting this report the Committee decided to include in the operational guidelines the following recommendation : Nations party to the Convention should take all possible measures to prevent the use of the emblem of the Convention and the use of ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
32. The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to examine the interim statement of accounts and technical co-operation requests and to prepare a budget for September 1980 to December 1981. 33. The Committee took note of document CC-80/CONF. 016/7 which includes the interim statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 1979-31 July 1980. It also noted the surplus in the World Heritage Fund amounting to 1,463,832.61 $ as of 31 July this year. In view of this favorable financial situation the Committee adopted a budget for the period 1 September ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
36. The following two requests were submitted to the Secretariat during the fourth session of the Committee : Ecuador - The Historic Center of Quito  Panama - The fortifications on the Caribbean  side of Panama : Portobelo-San Lorenzo $ 25,000  $ 51,000  37.  The Committee authorized the Chairman of the Committee to approve these two requests in consultation with the other members of the Bureau subject to the outcome of a technical review by the Secretariat and the professional non-governmental organizations ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: City of Quito Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Ecuador Panama
40.  The representative of the United States of America expressed reservations on the continued need for temporary assistance to the Secretariat for the implementation of the Convention and abstained on the relevant item of the budget. In this respect the Secretariat drew attention to the fact that the proposed increase for temporary assistance is in proportion far smaller than the overall increase in the budget which corresponds to a considerable increase in the workload. The Secretariat further indicated that services to the Convention provided directly from the regular programme ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee upon recommendation of the Bureau approved the following technical co-operation requests: Nepal - Sagarmatha National Park (request n°120.1): $75,000 Tunisia - Baths of Antonius at Carthage (request n°37.1 and addendum): $118,000 Zaire - Virunga National Park (request n°63.1): $43,660 Zaire - Garamba National Park (request n°126.1): $19,120 Zaire - Kahuzi-Biega National Park (request n°137.1): $15,120 Ethiopia - Lalibela (request n°18.1): ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela Sagarmatha National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Nepal Tunisia
35.  The Committee, as requested by Tanzania, approved an additional $7,000 for the preparation of a management plan for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
38. The Committee decided to ask the Bureau to elaborate guidelines for the evaluation of technical co-operation requests which could be then reviewed and adopted by the Committee, and would be included in the operational guidelines.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee urged States Parties to indicate in their future technical co-operation requests, details of their counterpart contribution as well as other contributions from bilateral or multilateral sources made or planned for the conservation of the property in question.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
43. The Committee adopted the following budget for the period September 1980 to December 1981. B U D G E T September 1980 - December 1981 Activities                                              Funds brought forward from 1979-1980  Additional Funds allocated    Total Funds authorized  for the period September 1980 – December 1981  I. Prepatory ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
44. The Committee examined a proposal made by one of its members, presented as follows : "Contributions offered to the World Heritage Fund for international assistance campaigns and other Unesco projects of technical co- operation for any property inscribed on the World Heritage List shall be accepted and used as international assistance pursuant to Section V of the Convention and in conformity with the modalities established for carrying out the campaign or project". 45. The Committee adopted this proposal. 46. The Committee further agreed with the following recommendations : a) ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
47. The Representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS presented their point of view on this important topic. The Committee noted with satisfaction IUCN's plans for the preparation of a worldwide inventory of natural sites through worldwide distribution of questionnaires and organisation of a series of expert meetings during the next two years. 48. The Committee discussed the request of IUCN to establish a sub- committee for in depth review of and guidance on the preparation of inventories as well as on theme studies for comparative analysis. The Committee felt that this matter should be discussed ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
51. The Secretariat presented the draft of the report to be submitted by the Committee to the General Conference, pointing out that this docu- ment would have to be completed in accordance with the decisions made by the Committee at its fourth session. The Committee was informed that this report would be submitted to the programme commission on Culture and Communication as well as the programme commission on Science of the General Conference. The Committee adopted the draft report as presented and requested the Secretariat to incorporate the decisions taken at the present session.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
52. His Excellency, Mr. Camille Aboussouan, the Ambassador at Unesco of Lebanon informed the Committee that his country will ratify the World Heritage Convention in the near future. He addressed the attention of the Committee to the need to protect the archaeological and cultural sites and monuments of the city of Tyr in conformity with the stipulations of the Hague Convention and referred in this respect to resolution S/RES/459 (1979) of the United Nations Security Council. 53. The Committee examined a proposed design for World Heritage Certificates and authorized the Chairman to ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Fourth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met at Unesco Headquarters in Paris on 28 October 1983 during the 22nd session of the General Conference. Sixty-four of the seventy-five States which were parties to the Convention as at 28 October 1983 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting, namely : Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, ...
Session: 4th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 022)
Year: 1983
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation Mr. Beschaouch (Tunisia), as Chairman,. the representatives of Brazil, Bulgaria, Malawi and Pakistan as Vice-chairmen and Mlle Mireille Jardin (France) as Rapporteur.
Session: 4th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 022)
Year: 1983
9. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller intro­duced document CLT-83/CONF.022/2 by which the accounts of the Fund were submitted to the General Assembly in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund. He drew attention to the accounts for the financial period which terminated on 31 December 1980 given in annex I of the document as well as to the interim statement for the three-year financial period 1981-1983 drawn up as at 31 July 1983 set out in annex II. The Assembly was informed of contributions which had been received from several States Parties ...
Session: 4th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 022)
Year: 1983
12. On the proposal of the Chairman, the General Assembly decided unanimously to maintain for the financial period 1984-1985 the amount of the contribution to be paid to the World Heritage Fund foreseen in Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention at 1% of the contribution of States Parties to the Regular Budget of UNESCO .
Session: 4th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 022)
Year: 1983
17. The Assistant Director-General for Culture offered his congratulations to those States which had been elected to the He formulated the wish that the interest of States for the Convention which had been manifest during the Fourth General Assembly notably by the numerous candidatures submitted for election to the Committee would be pursued by the effective participation of all States Parties in the implementation of the Convention.
Session: 4th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 022)
Year: 1983
18. Before declaring the meeting closed, the Chairman congratulated the Secretariat for its work in the implementation of the He expressed the hope that the Secretariat would continue to receive, on the part of UNESCO as well as under the World Heritage Fund, the necessary assistance for the pursuit of the work accomplished. In concluding he announced that the 7th Session of the World Heritage Committee would be held in Florence from 5 – 9 December 1983 at the generous invitation of the Italian authorities.
Session: 4th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 022)
Year: 1983
14. The Bureau examined the deferred and new requests received from the States Parties to the Convention and made the following recommendations to the Committee.   A. Technical Co-operation requests projects recommended for approval   - Malta - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (request n°130.1) The Bureau recommended that the Committee grant technical co-operation consisting of equipment and one month's consultant mission for a total amount of $9,000 to help with the preservation of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.   - Malta - Ggantija and Valetta (request n°131.1/132.1) The ...
Session: 5th session of the Bureau (CONF 002)
Year: 1981
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus City of Valletta Historic Centre of Kraków Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Megalithic Temples of Malta
Country: Malta Poland Syrian Arab Republic
B. Technical cooperation requests deferred - Algeria - The Qal'ah of Beni Hammad (request n°102.1) The Algerian authorities had submitted a request for assistance in connection with the preservation of the above site. The Bureau was informed that a preparatory assistance consultant mission would take place in July 1981 in order to prepare a revised, detailed request for technical co-operation for this site, which will be submitted to the Bureau at its 6th session. - Algeria - Dey's Palace and Citadel Quarter of Setif (requests n°101.1 and 103.1) These requests had to be ...
Session: 5th session of the Bureau (CONF 002)
Year: 1981
Sites: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Site of Palmyra
Country: Algeria Ethiopia Syrian Arab Republic
Guinea - Mount Nimba (request n°155.1) The Guinean authorities had requested equipment amounting to $48.510 for a scientific research programme for Mount Nimba. However, the Bureau felt that priority should be given to protective measures and to the establishment of a management plan for this site. The Bureau therefore encouraged Guinea to re-formulate and to re-submit a request along these lines.
Session: 5th session of the Bureau (CONF 002)
Year: 1981
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Guinea
16. The Bureau granted emergency assistance to (a) Pakistan: Salaries for workmen and purchase of equipment for emergency restoration work at Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens at the cost of $44,000 and $12,000 respectively.
Session: 5th session of the Bureau (CONF 002)
Year: 1981
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
16. The Bureau granted emergency assistance to: (b) Tunisia: Contribution of $95,000 for emergency restoration work at the Dar Haddad Palace in the Medina of Tunis.
Session: 5th session of the Bureau (CONF 002)
Year: 1981
Sites: Medina of Tunis
Country: Tunisia
The fifth session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Sydney, Australia (26-30 October 1981) at the kind invitation of the Government of Australia. The meeting was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Guinea, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Nepal, Pakistan, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United States of America.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Country: Argentina Australia Brazil Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt France Germany Guinea Iraq Italy Jordan Nepal Pakistan Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia United States of America
Representatives of the International Centre for Conservation in Rome (ICCROM), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Observers from seven States Parties to the Convention not members of the Committee, namely Canada, Chile, India, Iran, Malta, Poland and Portugal also participated in the session, as well as observers from one intergovernmental organization, the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) and two international non-governmental organizations, the International Council of Museums (ICOM); and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). The full list of participants will be found in Annex I to this report
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The meeting was formally opened by the Prime Minister of Australia, The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, who welcomed delegates and observers to his country. The Prime Minister referred to the concept of a World Heritage as a profound expression of co-operation between people and a willingness to share, and stated that the World Heritage Convention was an important milestone in the modern history of man's concern, not only for his environment, but also for his cultural roots and origins. The Prime Minister also spoke of the first nominations by Australia for the World Heritage List and of the ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
 In reply, the representative of the Director-General of Unesco, Mr. G. Bolla, thanked the Prime Minister for his welcome and expressed the profound gratitude of the participants for the kind invitation to hold the meeting in Sydney and for the generous hospitality of the Australian people. He also recalled the concern of Mr. Amadou Mahtar M'Bow, Director- General of Unesco, for the conservation of the cultural and the natural heritage and expressed the Director-General's appreciation for the active participation of Australia in all the activities of Unesco.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Professor R. O. Slatyer (Australia) was elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation and he delivered a brief address.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
7. The Committee adopted the agenda for the session. 8. A delegate suggested that two working groups be set up in order to examine a number of questions of principle relating to the implementation of the Convention, and, in particular, the procedures for the evaluation of nominated properties and the way to strike a better balance between the cultural heritage and the natural heritage. 9. The Chairman suggested that this proposal be examined by the Bureau as soon as it was established. It was subsequently decided to set up two working groups, one to study the procedure for the ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
At its fourth session (Paris, 1-5 September 1980), the Committee elected five Vice-Chairmen including the representatives of Ghana and Yugoslavia. However, at the Third General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, which met in Belgrade on 7 October 1980, Ghana and Yugoslavia, whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the 21st session of the General Conference, were not candidates for re-election to the Committee and thus ceased to be members. Therefore, in accordance with Rule 12.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, these two Vice-Chairmen could ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
To avoid a repetition of this situation a number of proposals were put forward, in particular to amend the Rules of Procedure of the Committee. At the end of the debate, the Committee was of the opinion that Rule 12.1 of the Rules of Procedure should not be amended. It decided that henceforth, in the year when the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention is held, the ordinary session of the Committee should be held as soon as possible after the meeting of this Assembly.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee thereafter elected by acclamation the delegates of the following States members of the Committee as Vice-Chairmen: the Federal Republic of Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Guinea and Nepal. Mr Azedine Beschaouch (Tunisia) was re-elected Rapporteur by acclamation.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Country: Brazil Bulgaria Germany Guinea Nepal Tunisia
The Rapporteur, Mr A. Beschaouch, referred to the main points of the report on the fifth session of the Bureau of the Committee, held in Paris from 4 to 7 May 1981. In particular, he draw attention to the twenty-seven properties recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
13. The Committee examined one by one the nominations of those properties which the Bureau had recommended for inclusion on the World Heritage List. In each case, the Committee took note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN, who had made an evaluation of each property in relation to the criteria for inscription. The Committee also noted, for each case, the point of view of the Bureau as presented by the Rapporteur. 14. The Chairman informed the Committee that he had received a letter from an Australian non-governmental organization asking to address the Committee ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
 In reporting on the activities undertaken during the last twelve months relating to the implementation of the Convention, the representative of the Director-General informed the Committee that a total of sixty-one States had now adhered to the Convention. There were however some regions in which only a few countries had ratified the Convention and the Secretariat assured the Committee that it would do its utmost to urge other countries to participate in this activity. Eighty-six sites, proposed by twenty-nine countries, had already been inscribed on the World Heritage List, but ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee decided to include in the World Heritage List all the properties recommended by the Bureau. Two nominations, the Fort of Lahore and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore were combined and thus the following twenty-six properties were inscribed : Name of Property Nomination submitted by Id No. Los Glaciares Argentina 145 Kakadu National Park Australia 147 NB The Committee noted that the Australian Government intended to proclaim additional areas in the Alligator River Region as part of Kakadu National Park and recommended that such areas ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Sites: Amiens Cathedral Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay Darien National Park Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Great Barrier Reef Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Kakadu National Park Los Glaciares National Park Mammoth Cave National Park Medina of Fez Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Niokolo-Koba National Park Olympic National Park Palace and Park of Fontainebleau Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara SGang Gwaay Serengeti National Park Speyer Cathedral The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes Willandra Lakes Region Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Country: Argentina Australia Canada France Germany Guatemala Guinea Morocco Panama Senegal United Arab Emirates United States of America
The Committee took note of the decision of the Bureau to defer twenty nominations because additional information was required. The meeting was informed that the Australian Government had withdrawn the nomination of the Sydney Opera House in its setting and that it hoped to submit a revised nomination in due course. In addition, the Rapporteur and the Secretariat informed the Committee that the Algerian Authorities intended to revise the nomination relating to the Dey's Palace at Algiers in order to extend it to cover the whole of the Casbah; this revised nomination would be submitted when ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Sites: Sydney Opera House
Country: Algeria Australia
19. The Secretariat reported on public information activities under- taken in implementation of the decisions taken by the Committee at its fourth session. The attention of the Committee was drawn, in particular, to the problem of obtaining adequate visual material on World Heritage sites . With respect to future activities the Secretariat proposed to continue the implementation of the programme as undertaken and to focus a major part of its efforts on the establishment in each State Party of private foundations or associations for the purpose of promoting the objectives of the World ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to examine the above agenda items as well as the question of protecting world heritage properties. After discussing the different recommendations formulated by the working group, the Committee adopted the following guidelines relating to these questions :
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee agreed that there was a need for a statement on the dual concepts of representativeness and selectivity to guide the Committee in the development of the World Heritage List. During the discussion, many delegates spoke of the need to ensure that the List was fully representative of all natural systems and cultures. Whilst it was acknowledged that the Convention itself implied selectivity and that in the short term at least there were other important reasons for limiting the overall size of the List, several delegates argued that the form of words used should not carry any ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee agreed to support the holding of meetings which could : help to create interest in the Convention within the countries of a given region ; create a greater awareness of the different issues related to the implementation of the Convention to promote more active involvement in its application ; be a means of exchanging experiences ; stimulate critical evaluation and comparative assessments prior to the submission of tentative lists and nominations ; stimulate joint promotional activities. The Committee agreed to make funds available for this activity from the World ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee decided to remind States Parties of the desirability of submitting tentative lists which should contain the following information : the name of the property the geographical location of the property a brief description of the property a brief justification of the outstanding universal value of the property in accordance with the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines (including a comparative assessment of similar properties inside and outside State boundaries). The Committee also recommended that natural properties should be grouped according to ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
To prevent the World Heritage list from becoming increasingly imbalanced, the Committee decided to encourage those countries which have several properties already inscribed on the list to exercise restraint in putting forward additional nominations (especially cultural nominations) at least for a limited period of time. This should not be interpreted as suggesting that countries which have not yet proposed properties for inscription on the List should in any way be deterred from bringing forward nominations. On the contrary, the Committee was anxious to ensure that a greater variety of ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
On the question of evaluation and protection, the Committee decided : to encourage ICOMOS and IUCN to be as strict as possible in their evaluations and to request the Secretariat to support the NGOs to this end ; to encourage informal discussions between the State Party, the Secretariat and the NGO to advise the State Party on a nomination wherever it seems useful ; to request the Secretariat to distribute as soon as possible after the Bureau Meeting the statement of justification on each property recommended for inclusion on the World Heritage List ; to devote more time at the ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee furthermore decided : a)  to request that representatives of a State Party, whether or not a member of the Committee, should not speak to advocate the inclusion in the list of a property nominated by that State, but only to deal with a point of information in answer to a question ; and b)  to ask that the manner of the professional evaluation carried out by ICOMOS and IUCN should be fully described when each nomination is presented.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
With particular reference to the evaluation and protection of cultural properties, the Committee requested that : (a) ICOMOS in the future make comparative evaluations of properties belonging to the same cultural phase or area ; (b) ICOMOS prepare for the next Bureau Meeting guidelines for evaluating contemporary architectural structures ; (c) the Secretariat examine with ICCROM and ICOMOS the question of protection and management of listed properties and report back to the Committee.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
With regard to natural areas, the representatives of IUCN informed the Committee that their expectation was that, according to the criteria currently adopted, approximately 5 to 10 per cent of the 2,000 natural areas which are listed on the United Nations List of National Parks and Protected Areas would meet the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List. They also informed the Committee that they expected to present the first world list of potential natural World Heritage sites at the World National Parks Congress in October 1982. They explained that this list was being prepared ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee took note of the report of the working group entrusted with the task of examining technical co-operation requests and of proposing a budget for the period from the 5th session to the 5th session of the Committee
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee took note of document CC-81/CONF.003/4 which presented the interim statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the three-year financial period 1981-1983 as at 31 August 1981. It also took note of the fact that as at that date funds available as cash in hand amounted to $1,907,600.75, which did not include some contributions due for 1981. In view of this satisfactory financial situation, the Committee adopted for the period 1 November 1981 to 31 October 1982 a budget amount- ing to $1,940,000 .
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
32. On the basis of the recommendations of the Bureau and the report of the working group, the Committee approved the following technical co-operation requests: - Cyprus - Paphos (request n°79.1)  $54,000 - Egypt - Historic Centre of Cairo (request n°89.1(2))  $30,000 - Malta - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (request n°130.1)  $9,000 - Malta - City of Valetta and the Temples of Ggantija (request n°131.1/132.1.)  $3,250 - Poland - Historic Centre of Cracow (request n°29.1)  $75,000 - Senegal - Island of Gorée (request n°26.1)  ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus City of Valletta Historic Cairo Historic Centre of Kraków Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Ichkeul National Park Island of Gorée Megalithic Temples of Malta Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve Paphos Sagarmatha National Park Simien National Park
Country: Cyprus Egypt Ethiopia Guinea Malta Nepal Poland Senegal Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia United Republic of Tanzania
33. Two members of the Committee expressed reservations about the content of the technical co-operation programme for the Old City of Damascus. The Committee shared their opinion in regard to the need for a master plan for the preservation of the traditional urban fabric of the city, and recommended that the competent Syrian authorities establish such a plan.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Sites: Ancient City of Damascus
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
One member of the Committee expressed reservations about the constant need for temporary assistance to the Secretariat for the implementation of the Convention and recommended that the necessary services for the implementation of the Convention be as far as possible provided for under the Regular Programme of Unesco In this connection the Rapporteur drew the attention of the Committee to the considerable increase in the workload and the Secretariat observed that financial support from the Regular Programme to the Convention is also constantly on the increase.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
35. The Committee decided to substantially increase the funds allocated to training activities, considering the shortage of qualified personnel as noted in many countries. On this subject the representative of the Director-General indicated that a large-scale world training programme at both the regional and national levels for specialists in the conservation of cultural property could be envisaged within the framework of UNESCO, of the Convention and of ICCROM. This latter organization would be willing to participate in a programme of this type. The Committee gave its support to such a ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee adopted the following budget for the period 1 November 1981 to 31 October 1982 : BUDGET           $  I.  Preparatory assistance and regional studies      150,000  II   Technical co-operation   760,500  III  Training   500,000  IV  Emergency assistance   220,000  V  Promotional activities   100,400  VI   Programme support      - ICOMOS  - IUCN     ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Committee examined guidelines for the evaluation of technical co-operation requests as proposed by the Bureau and adopted the text set out in Annex II - This text will replace paragraphs 45 to 49 of the "Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention" and the following paragraphs of that document will be re-numbered accordingly.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
38. Furthermore, the Committee decided that in each future annual budget a sum equivalent to one quarter of the total amount approved for technical co-operation projects will be added to this amount to finance projects costing not more than $20,000 each.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The nomination of "Los Glaciares" National Park and the delimitation of the Park were the subject of an intervention and a statement by the observer of Chile and a statement by the delegate of Argentina. The intervention and the statement of the observer of Chile are set out in Annex III ; the statement of the delegate of Argentina' is reproduced in Annex IV in its original Spanish version and in translation.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Sites: Los Glaciares National Park
The representative of ALECSO informed the Committee of the activities undertaken by this organization in the field of the cultural heritage and stated that it was determined to strengthen its co-operation with Unesco, in particular in regard to the training of technicians and specialists.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Rapporteur informed the Committee that, with the addition of the twenty-six properties approved by the Committee during its fifth session, a total of 112 cultural and natural properties had so far been included in the World Heritage List. The list of properties inscribed should be widely disseminated and it would be necessary, for this purpose, to decide whether the properties should be grouped by category and, if so, what categories should be established. The representative of the Director-General stated that, according to the terms of the Convention, it was for the Committee to ...
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
The Secretariat informed the Committee of the invitation from Sri Lanka, a State Party to the Convention but not a member of the Committee, to hold the sixth session of the Committee in Colombo. The Committee took note of this kind invitation and recalled that its Rules of Procedure foresee that it is only members of the Committee who may extend such invitations.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Country: Sri Lanka
The Committee was informed that the Secretariat had received from the Jordanian Delegation an official letter inviting the Committee to hold its next session in Amman. Two other members of the World Heritage Convention, Pakistan and Tunisia, expressed the intention of their respective governments to invite the Committee to hold its sixth session in their countries. The delegate of Brazil, for his part, informed the Committee that he had consulted his Government about holding that session in his country.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Country: Brazil Jordan Pakistan Tunisia
After consultations among the representatives of Brazil, Jordan, Pakistan and Tunisia, it was proposed that the Committee hold its sixth session in Pakistan and consider holding its seventh session in Brazil. The Committee decided, as far as it was concerned, to accept for 1982 the invitation of Pakistan and warmly thanked the authorities of Pakistan.
Session: 5th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1981
Country: Brazil Jordan Pakistan Tunisia
The Fifth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 4 November 1985, during the 23rd session of the General Conference. Sixty-eight of the eighty-seven States which were parties to the Convention as at 4 November 1985 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting, namely : Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, ...
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation H. Exc. Mr. Gough Whitlam (Australia), as Chairman, the representatives of Bangladesh, Hungary, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Madagascar as Vice-Chairmen and H. Exc. Mr. Marino Jaramillo (Colombia) as Rapporteur.
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
9. The General Assembly examined document CLT-85/CONF.009/2 by which the accounts of the Fund were submitted to the Assembly in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund. The attention of the Assembly was drawn to the accounts for the financial period which terminated on 31 December 1983 given in annex I of the document, to the interim statement for the financial period 1984-1985 drawn up as at 31 July 1985 set out in annex II, as well as to the summary of contributions received as at 31 July 1985 from States Parties given in annex III. The Assembly was informed ...
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
11. The General Assembly decided unanimously to maintain for the financial period 1986-1987 the amount of the mandatory contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund foreseen in Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention at 1 % of the contributions of States Parties to the Regular Budget of Unesco.
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
12. The General Assembly was called on to elect 7 Members of the World Heritage Committee to replace the following 7 Members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the 23rd Session of the General Conference : Argentina, France, Italy, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal and Switzerland.13. The list of States Parties which had submitted their candidature was read out before the Assembly. The candidatures of Argentina and Costa Rica were withdrawn in favour of Ecuador and Mexico and that of Egypt in favour of Yemen. In conformity with article 16, paragraph 5 of the Convention, the list ...
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
17. The representatives of Bulgaria, Greece, India, Mexico, United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen assured the General Assembly of the firm intention of their countries to contribute actively to the work of the World Heritage Committee and to the implementation of the Convention. The representative of the United States of America emphasized his country's continued support for the World Heritage Convention which it regarded as a unique basis for increased inter­national cooperation for the protection of sites of outstanding universal significance. After describing the measures taken in his ...
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
19. Before declaring the meeting closed, the Chairman referred to the low level of resources in the World Heritage Fund which was, in his opinion, due to the facts that certain of the largest contributors to the Regular Budget of Unesco were not parties to the Convention and that certain of those States paying voluntary contributions had not paid the full amount which they had the moral obligation to pay. He expressed the hope that full and regular contributions would be made to the Fund so that the World Heritage Committee could fulfil its responsibilities under the Convention. The ...
Session: 5th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 009)
Year: 1985
15. The Bureau granted emergency assistance to the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen amounting to $20,000 for elaborating a plan for the installation of a waste water drainage system within the Old City of Shibam.
Session: 6th session of the Bureau (CONF 014)
Year: 1982
Sites: Old Walled City of Shibam
Country: Yemen
The sixth session of the World Heritage Committee which was held at Unesco Headquarters in Paris from 13 to 17 December 1982 was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee : Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Guinea, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United States of America and Zaire.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Argentina Australia Brazil Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt France Germany Guinea Iraq Italy Jordan Libya Nepal Pakistan Panama Senegal Switzerland Tunisia United States of America
Representatives of the International Centre for Conservation in Rome (ICCROM), the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the International Union for Conservation of Na- ture and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an ad- visory capacity.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Observers from 18 States Parties to the Convention not members of the Committee, namely Afghanistan, Algeria, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Mauri- tania, Morocco, Niger, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka and Syrian Arab Republic also participated in the session, as well as observers from two intergovernmental organizations, the Arab Educational, Cul- tural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Council of Europe, and three international non-governmental organizations, the Interna- tional Council of Museums (ICOM), the International ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The meeting was declared open by the outgoing Chairman, Professor R.O. Slatyer (Australia) who welcomed the delegates and observers. The Chairman recalled the conditions in which it had been decided that the meeting would be held in Paris and expressed the regret he shared with the authorities of Pakistan that it had not been possible to hold the sixth session of the Committee in Pakistan.  
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
In his welcome address on behalf of the Director-General, Mr.Makaminan Makagiansar, Assistant Director-General for Culture,once again drew attention to the importance of the role of the Committee. He referred to the World Conference on Cultural Policies (Mexico City, August 1982), to the IUCN World National Parks Congress (Bali, October 1982) and to the Extraordinary Session of the General Conference of Unesco (Paris, November 1982), at which special attention was called to the safeguarding of the cultural and natural heritage. After having assured the Committee of the interest taken in ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Chairman informed the Committee of requests he had received from organizations which did not have an official status of observer to meetings of the Committee that they should be allowed to address the Committee. The Secretariat explained the decisions which the Committee had taken at previous sessions when similar requests had been received, namely that such groups would not be authorized to address the Committee direct nor to circulate material in the meeting room and that they should be requested to contact their national delegations; since the meeting of the Committee was public, ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
8. Professor R.O. Slatyer (Australia) was re-elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation, and gave a brief speech. Professor Slatyer informed the Committee that he would stand down from the Chair when the two Australian nominations were considered by the Com- mittee. 9. The Committee thereafter elected by acclamation the delegates of the following States members of the Committee : Argentina, Bulgaria, Guinea, Italy and Pakistan as Vice-Chairmen. 10. Mr. Azedine Beschaouch (Tunisia) was re-elected Rapporteur by acclamation.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Argentina Bulgaria Guinea Italy Pakistan Tunisia
In introducing the draft guidelines which had been prepared jointly by IUCN and ICOMOS, the representative of IUCN drew attention to the following three objectives of the List of World Heritagein Danger: a) to support national efforts towards safeguarding the integrity of a property; b) to demonstrate to world opinion the reality of the danger threatening a property; c) to contribute to the effectiveness of international fund-raising campaigns by identifying the property for which the public is being asked to contribute. He stated that the list was considered as being a short list, ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
During the discussion that ensued on the draft criteria and procedure for the inscription of properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger, several amendments were suggested to the text in paragraph 5.5 of the IUCN/ICOMOS document which was proposed for insertion in the "Operational guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention". These amendments related to the difficulty of inscribing properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger when major operations were not required to protect the property and when the State concerned did not require assistance under the ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Rapporteur, Mr. A. Beschaouch, referred to the main points of the report on the sixth session of the Bureau of the Committee which was held in Paris from 21 to 24 June 1982. In particular, he drew attention to the twenty-four properties which had been recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List and to the Bureau 's request to IUCN and ICOMOS to draw up draft guidelines for the inscription of cultural and natural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger. He added that, in response to this request, a report was presented to the Committee by these two organizations on ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
In his report on the activities undertaken for the implementation of the Convention since the fifth session of the World Heritage Committee, the representative of the Director-General, Mr. Michel Batisse, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Science indicated that a total of sixty-nine States had now ratified, accepted or acceded to the Convention, and that one hundred and twelve properties nominated by thirty-three States Parties were now included in the World Heritage List. He reported on the activities which had been decided upon by the Committee at its fifth session and drew ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee noted that, with the withdrawal by the Italian authorities of their list, only seven States Parties had so far submitted tentative lists of cultural and natural properties considered suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List. The delegates of Argentina, Brazil and Italy indicated that tentative lists would soon be available for submission to the Committee.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Argentina Brazil Italy
It was noted furthermore that the lists submitted by India and Portugal referred to cultural properties only, and the Committee expressed the hope that similar lists would be prepared by these two States on natural heritage sites.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: India Portugal
The delegate of the Federal Republic of Germany informed the Committee that a second list, comprising some fifty properties, which had been prepared in the light of the list submitted by the authorities of France, would shortly be available for submission to the Committee. This statement gave rise to remarks by the Rapporteur and the representative of ICOMOS on the desirability of discussion among States of the same cultural region before tentative lists are submitted. The Rapporteur also indicated that ALECSO was co-ordinat- ing the drawing up of tentative lists of cultural and natural ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Chairman drew attention to the availability of preparatory assistance to States Parties for the establishment of tentative lists
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
In concluding the discussion on this item, the Committee reiterated the request made at previous meetings that those States which had not so far submitted tentative lists should prepare lists and make them available as soon as possible for submission to the Committee.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Before the Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, a series of slides on some of the cultural and natural properties nominated was shown by ICOMOS and IUCN. The Committee then took up one by one the nominations of those properties which the Bureau had recommended for inclusion in the World Heritage List. In each case the Committee was informed of the point of view of the Bureau as presented by the Rapporteur and took note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN, who had made an evaluation of each property in relation to the criteria for the ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the twenty-four cultural and natural properties which had been recommended by the Bureau: Name of PropertyContracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the ConventionIdentification No.  Tassili n'Ajjer  Algeria  179  The M'Zab Valley Algeria  188  Djemila  Algeria  191  Tipasa Algeria  193  Timgad Algeria  194  Western Tasmania Wilderness National Parks The Committee is seriously concerned at the ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Aldabra Atoll Ancient City of Polonnaruwa Ancient City of Sigiriya Archaeological Site of Cyrene Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna Archaeological Site of Sabratha Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Djémila From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt Historic Centre of Florence Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Lord Howe Island Group M'Zab Valley National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Old Havana and its Fortification System Old Walled City of Shibam Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Sacred City of Anuradhapura Selous Game Reserve Taï National Park Tasmanian Wilderness Tassili n'Ajjer Timgad Tipasa
Country: Algeria Australia Brazil Côte d'Ivoire Cuba Haiti Honduras Italy Libya Seychelles Sri Lanka United Republic of Tanzania United States of America Yemen
The Committee furthermore decided that the site of Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, which was already included in the World Heritage List on the proposal of Guinea, would be extended through the addition of that part of the Reserve situated in Ivory Coast, which was nominated by that State.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The Committee also decided that the Old Stone Town of Zanzibar which had been nominated by Tanzania should not be considered further for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The delegate of Italy informed the Committee that the Italian authorities withdraw the nomination of the Medici Villas in the Florentine region.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
Country: Italy
The delegate of Pakistan requested the Committee to postpone consideration of the nominations of Kirthar National Park and Lal Sohanra National Park since the Government of Pakistan wished to have the opportunity to provide further information on these two sites before a final decision was taken by the Committee.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Country: Pakistan
With respect to the nomination by the Syrian Arab Republic of Aleppo, the Rapporteur recalled the request made by the Bureau that the Syrian authorities should : provide a clear definition of the zones granted absolute protection in Aleppo; and adapt an urbanization policy analogous to that advocated in the report of the Unesco mission to Aleppo. As soon as these additional steps have been taken, the Syrian authorities are invited to inform the Secretariat so that the nomination can be re-examined. This information should reach the Secretariat by the end of February 1983 to enable ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
28. The Rapporteur recalled that the Bureau, on the proposal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, examined the request for the inclusion of the "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls" in the List of World Heritage in Danger, and that, since a consensus could not be reached on this nomination, the Bureau declared that "it will be for the Committee, at its sixth session, to take in this respect the decision which in any case has to be taken by the Committee". 29. At the Committee's request, ICOMOS pursued its examination of the file concerning this nomination. In this examination, ICOMOS took ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The Committee was informed by the Rapporteur that a working group met on 14 December 1982 at Unesco Headquarters in order to consider the different budget lines of the draft budget for 1983 and to provide the Committee with recommendations concerning the technical co-operation requests received as well as the budgetary provisions for the various activities to be undertaken to implement the Convention. Representatives of the following States Members were present at this working group : Australia, Bulgaria, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Jordan and Pakistan. Mr. A. Beschaouch, ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The recommendations of the working group were presented to the Committee in the form of a draft budget.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
On the recommendations of the working group, the Committee adopted the following budget for the period 1 January - 31 December 1983 :   BUDGET   US $  I.  Preparatory assistance and regional studies      100 000  II.  Technical co-operation "large" requests : 596 000 "small" requests : 149 000         745 000  III.  Training    500 000  IV.  Emergency assistance   220 000  V.  Promotional activities and ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
As far as temporary assistance to the Secretariat is concerned, some delegates considered that the Secretariat of the Convention should be financed from the regular budget of Unesco, as had been repeatedly stated at previous sessions of the Committee. In responding to these remarks, the representative of the Director- General reminded the Committee that, if the Secretariat of the Convention was in fact placed under the responsibility of Unesco according to Article 14, the management of the World Heritage Fund foreseen in Part IV should, according to Article 15.2, be carried out in ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee approved the interim statement of accounts of the Fund for the three-year financial period 1981-1983 as set out in document CLT-82/CONF.015/4. The Committee noted that as of 31 October 1982, the surplus in the Fund amounted to US $ 2,372,715.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
On the basis of the recommendations of the working group, the Committee approved the following technical co-operation requests: Bulgaria - Boyana, Ivanovo and Madara Rider (request 42-43-45.1): $48,000 Haiti - Citadel Henry, National History Park (request 180.1): $57,200 Honduras - Maya site of Copan (request 129.1): $24,050 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Old City of Jerusalem (request 148.1): $100,000 Pakistan - Archaeological ruins of Moenjodaro (request 138.1): $34,000 Yugoslavia - Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor (request 125.1 rev): $50,000 Sub-total for ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Aldabra Atoll Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Boyana Church Darien National Park Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Madara Rider Maya Site of Copan National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor Niokolo-Koba National Park Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo Sagarmatha National Park Simien National Park
Country: Bulgaria Ethiopia Haiti Honduras Montenegro Nepal Pakistan Panama Senegal Seychelles
The Committee approved without reservation the technical co-operation request from Senegal concerning Djoudj National Park. It expressed its concern, however, concerning the consequences of the changes in the hydrological system on Djoudj National Park which would result from the works envisaged on the River Senegal and suggested that the authorities of Senegal request the inscription of this site on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The Chairman reported that the Bureau had recommended that priority in training activities should be given to group training at the local and regional levels and that the training of individual persons should be essentially limited to short-term refresher courses. The Rapporteur presented the requests for such training activities that had been submitted by States Parties as part of technical co-operation projects and recalled that these would be funded under the budget line for training which had just been adopted by the Committee, amounting to US$ 500,000.
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee approved the following requests for training: Honduras - Maya Site of Copan: $28,950 Pakistan - Archaeological ruins of Moenjodaro: $20,000 Sub-total for training requests in the field of cultural heritage conservation: $48,950 Honduras - Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve: $,4975 Tanzania - College of African Wildlife Management (Regional training centre): $45,000 Sub-total for training requests in the field of natural heritage conservation: $49,975   TOTAL of requests in the fields of cultural and natural heritage conservation: ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
Sites: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Maya Site of Copan Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras Pakistan United Republic of Tanzania
The Committee took note of the recommendation of the Bureau which had proposed that the States having nominated the pro- perties inscribed on the World Heritage List should be presented in the published list under the following heading "Contracting State Having Submitted the Nomination of the Property in accordance with Article 11 of the Convention".
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
After examining this question the Committee decided that no reference should be made in the heading to any specific article of the Convention and that the heading should therefore read as follows "Contracting State Having Submitted the Nomination of the Property in accordance with the Convention".
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
47. This item on the agenda gave rise to a lengthy discussion with several participants referring to the desirability of the Committee receiving regular reports from States Parties on World Heritage sites. In particular, it was considered that it would be useful if the Committee could be regularly informed (a) on the state of conservation of the properties; (b) on the measures taken to protect and to manage the properties; (c) on the way in which funds allocated under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of sites are used, as well as details on the conservation methods and ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
49. The Committee examined the report by the Secretariat on the state of implementation of the public information activities which the Committee at its fifth session had requested the Secretariat to undertake (document CLT-82/CONF.015/6) and it expressed its satisfaction thereon. It furthermore approved the proposals made by the Secretariat for future promotion and information activities, in particular the publication of a special issue devoted to the World Heritage of the magazine "Ambio" (published by the Swedish Royal Academy of Science) and of the periodical "Monumentum" (published by ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The Committee took note of the draft report prepared for the period September 1980 to November 1982, given in document CLT-82/CONF.015/7. It agreed to the suggestion of the Secretariat that the report would be completed with information on the implementation of the Committee's decisions adopted at its sixth session and be submitted to the Bureau at its next meeting for approval and submission to the next General Conference. The Committee decided that a reference shall be added to the report which stresses the need for adequate staff resources particularly in view of the increasing number ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
53. The Committee took note of recommendation No. 16 concerning the World Heritage Convention which was adapted by the World National Parks Congress (Bali, 11-22 October 1982). It approved the suggestion made to Unesco to launch international campaigns for the protection of the natural heritage which would be similar to those which are currently under way for the preservation of the cultural heritage. 54. The Committee took note of recommendation No. 45 adopted by the World Conference on Cultural Policies (Mexico City, 26 July - 6 August 1982) in which the Conference "expresses the hope ...
Session: 6th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 015)
Year: 1982
The 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee was opened by Mr Tamás Fejérdy, (Hungary) Chairperson on 17 March 2003 at UNESCO Headquarters. He welcomed Mr Koïchiro Matsuura the Director-General of UNESCO and the 21 members of the Committee: Argentina, Belgium, China, Colombia, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe4. 73 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention who are not members of ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Noting the invitation it has received to attend the information meeting on the Draft Declaration concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage to be held on 18 March from 10 to 12 a.m; Decides to cancel its session planned at the same time as the information meeting to allow those delegations who wish to participate in that meeting to do so; Noting the linkages between agenda items 3, 4, 5 and 6 of its extraordinary session ; Decides to work in plenary to the extent possible; Adopts the Agenda and Timetable as presented in WHC-03/6 ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Adopts the Rules of Procedure as revised by the World Heritage Committee and included as Annex II to this document. Decides that it enter immediately into effect, with the exception of Rule 13.1. and for which the following transition provisions will be used: At the beginning of its 27th ordinary session (Suzhou, June/July 2003), the World Heritage Committee will elect a Bureau whose term will start at that session until the opening of the 28th ordinary session of the Committee (June 2004); At the beginning of its 28th ordinary session (June/July ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Decides to maintain in the revised Operational Guidelines existing text from the July 2002 Operational Guidelines concerning: reactive monitoring (paragraph 68), the development of a programme of corrective measures (paragraphs 22, 46b, 86, 87 and 89), inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger (paragraphs 80-93) and, possible deletion from the World Heritage List (paragraphs 46-56). Requests the World Heritage Centre to re-order the text in the revised Operational Guidelines to ensure a logical and consistent presentation of the ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Thanking the Drafting Group and all other experts, representatives of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre for work accomplished to date on the revision of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention; 2. Taking note of the Report of the March 2002 Drafting Group on the Revision of the Operational Guidelines presented as document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/INF.5A; 3. Considering that the 3rd Draft Revised Operational Guidelines presented in document WHC-03/6 ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Taking note of the proposal by the Belgian Delegation (presented in Figure 1 of document WHC-02/CONF.202/15) for the preparation of a compilation of World Heritage Basic Texts like the Basic Texts of UNESCO and of the positive comments on this proposal received from States Parties in responses to Circular Letter CL/WHC.12/02 concerning the revision of the Rules of Procedure; Requests the World Heritage Centre, to prepare an outline and publication plan (including budget) for a compilation of World Heritage Basic Texts in English and French (to include the ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Taking into account the proposal made by the World Heritage Centre to prepare a handbook on the World Heritage Convention similar to the Handbook on the Convention of Biological Diversity presented during the 26th ordinary session of the Committee, Budapest, 2002 (document WHC-02/CONF.202/15, section VII, paragraphe 36);  Invites the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with interested States Parties and the Advisory Bodies, to develop an outline, publication plan (including budget and potential publisher) and a proposal for financing a Handbook on the ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Requests the World Heritage Centre to ensure that all future publications of the World Heritage List indicate the criteria according to which properties were inscribed on the List using the new numbering system for the combined criteria (i) to (x).
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Decides that the proposed World Heritage Visual Identity will not be included on the agenda for the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, June/July 2003).
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Welcomes the proposed structure which reflects the Strategic Objectives adopted by the Committee at its 26th ordinary session (Budapest, 2002) and that it is coherent with the structure of the budget proposed in the Draft Programme and Budget of UNESCO, 2004-2005 (32 C/5); Thanks the Working group and the World Heritage Centre for their constructive and collaborative proposal for a new budget structure of the World Heritage Fund; Adopts the revised Budget Structure consisting of Tables 1, 2 and 3 and Attachments 1 to 5, and included as Annex III to this ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the list of all nominations received by the World Heritage Centre between 28 January 2002 and 1 February 2003 as presented in document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/7 Rev; Decides that the 32 new nominations determined by the World Heritage Centre to be complete by 1 February 2003 and four additional nominations for which the Centre had asked for guidance from the Committee be transmitted to the Advisory Bodies for evaluation. Requests the World Heritage Centre to assist States Parties who have submitted incomplete nominations to make them complete for ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
6 EXT.COM 8.1 The World Heritage Committee, Adopts the decisions presented in document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/8, with amendments as agreed; 6 EXT.COM 8.2 The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the draft Summary Record of the 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee prepared as information document WHC-03/6 EXT.COM/INF.8 ; Requests the participants to send corrections to their own statements in writing to the World Heritage Centre by Friday, 28 March ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee was closed on 22 March 2003 by the Chairperson, Mr Tamás Fejérdy (Hungary). He thanked the Committee for its work, all those who had participated, prepared and organised the session, underscoring the important outcomes. He also thanked the Spanish authorities for providing interpretation into Spanish. Finally, the Chairperson made reference to the ongoing war in Iraq. Recalling the Committee's responsibilities to follow the situation closely, he assured the Committee that he and the World Heritage Centre would keep them ...
Session: 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (6 EXT.COM)
Year: 2003
The Sixth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met in Paris, on 30 October 1987, during the twenty-fourth session of the General Conference. Seventy-three of the ninety-six States which were Parties to the Convention as at 30 October 1987 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting. Their names are given in the attached List of Participants. Representatives of ten States not Parties to the Conven­tion participated as observers in the General Assembly. Repre­sentatives of ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation Mr. Paul Yao Akoto (Cote d'Ivoire), as Chairman. The newly elected Chairman expressed his thanks to the delegates for the confidence they had placed in him and for the honour granted to him. He recal­led the attachment of everyone to the Convention and the common hope to take all possible steps to safeguard the heritage of mankind. The General Assembly also elected unanimously the re­presentatives of Bulgaria, China, Jamaica and Oman as Vice-Chairmen, and Mrs. Marjatta Oksanen (Finland) as Rapporteur.
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
8. The agenda of the session was unanimously adopted without amendment.
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
9. The General Assembly examined document CC-87/CONF.013/2 by which the accounts of the World Heritage Fund Were submitted to the Assembly in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The attention of the Assembly was drawn to the ac­counts for the financial period which terminated on 31 December 1985 (Annex I of the document), to the interim statement for the financial period 1986-1987 drawn up as at 31 August 1987 (Annex II) as well as to the summary of contributions received from States Parties as at 31 August 1987 (Annex III). The As­sembly was informed of the ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
12. The General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of the mandatory contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund during the 1988-1989 period, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, would be maintained at 1 % of the amount of the contributions of States Parties to the Regular Programme of Unesco, as had been decided at the five pre­vious General Assemblies. The representative of India asked whether it was possible for a State Party to pay to the World Heritage Fund a voluntary contribution in addition to the man­datory contribution, for such was her ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
13. The Assembly continued its work with the examination of the following item on the agenda concerning the elections. On that subject, several delegates, referring to Article 8, paragraph 2 of the Convention which stipulates that "election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representa­tion of the different regions and cultures of the world", drew the attention of the Assembly to the under-representation of Latin America, Africa and the Arab States within the Committee. Another speaker emphasized the necessity to assure an equitable representation of cultures in the ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
14. The General Assembly was called on to elect seven Members of the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven Members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the twenty-fourth session of the General Conference : Brazil, Cyprus, Germany (Federal Republic of), Guinea, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Zaire.15. The list-of States Parties which had submitted their candidature was read out before the Assembly. Argentina, the Fede­ral Republic of Germany and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya withdrew their candidatures. The delegate of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya stated ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
22. Only one question was raised under item 8 "Other Business”: a speaker appealed to the Assembly for reflexion and evoked specific problems relating to the World Heritage which is endangered by various causes, including war.
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
23. In the name of the Director-General, the Assistant Director-General for Culture and Communication conveyed his congratulations to the States which had been elected as Members of the Committee, and he addressed his thanks to the outgoing Members. He recalled the fundamental principles of the Convention which provides not only for national protection of cultural and natural sites, but also for international action to safeguard the heritage of mankind. Furthermore, he declared that the points raised by the General Assembly concerning a balanced representation of the regions would be ...
Session: 6th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1987
19. The Bureau accorded $ 40,000 in emergency assistance to the Republic of Zaire to carry out - in collaboration with IUCN, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Francfort Zoological Garden Society - a project to save the fauna of Garamba National Park (in particular the white rhinoceros population decimated by poaching).  
Session: 7th session of the Bureau (CONF 021)
Year: 1983
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
1. The Seventh Ordinary Session of the World Heritage Committee was held at the invitation of the Government of Italy in the Villa Medicea of Poggio a Caiano, Florence, from 5 to 9 December 1983. It was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Guinea, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Norway, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey. 2. Representatives of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
4. In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, the session was opened by Mr. J. Gazaneo of Argentina, since the outgoing Chairman, Prof. R. Slatyer, could not attend the meeting. Mr. Gazaneo welcomed the delegates and observers and introduced the opening addresses by the Representative of the Director-General of Unesco, Mr. M. Batisse, and the Italian authorities. Mrs. L. Vlad-Borrelli, Representative of the Minister of Cultural Properties and Cultural Environment conveyed the greetings of the Minister and recalled that the town of Florence is one of the Italian cultural properties ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
7. The Committee adopted the agenda for the meeting with the amendment to discuss the difficulties encountered in evaluating nominations of historic towns after point 6 of the agenda.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
8. The Committee elected by acclamation Mrs. Vlad-Borrelli (Italy) as Chairman of the Committee and Mr. da Silva Telles (Brazil) as Rapporteur. The following States were elected also by acclamation as Vice-Chairmen: Algeria, Australia, Guinea, Norway and Sri Lanka.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
9. Mr. Batisse, Assistant Director General (Science Sector) presented the report of the Secretariat and drew attention to the report of the seventh session of the Bureau held on 27-30 June 1983. He noted that since that date, the 4th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention had taken place on 28 October 1983 during the 22nd session of the Unesco General Conference. As stipulated by the Convention, the mandate of 7 countries expired and the following countries were elected: Algeria, Australia (re-election), Lebanon, Malawi, Norway, Sri Lanka, and Turkey. He indicated that 64 ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
 The Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, taking note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN which had made an evaluation of each property. The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the twenty-nine cultural and natural properties as follows: Contracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the ConventionIdentificationName of PropertyCriteria Federal Republic of Germany 271 The Pilgrimage Church of Wies C(i)(iii) Brazil 275 The ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes It was ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe Abbey of St Gall Agra Fort Ajanta Caves Ancient City of Nessebar Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores City of Cuzco Comoé National Park Convent of Christ in Tomar Ellora Caves Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico Monastery of Batalha Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon Old City of Berne Pilgrimage Church of Wies Pirin National Park Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy Rila Monastery Sangay National Park Srebarna Nature Reserve Taj Mahal Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve Wood Buffalo National Park
13. At its seventh session, the Bureau had expressed the wish that the Operational Guidelines (document WHC/2 Revised) be updated to incorporate the decisions taken by the Committee at its fifth and sixth sessions and the recom­mendations formulated by the Bureau at Its seventh session. The Secretariat presented the updated version of the Operational Guidelines (revised as of November 1983) and indicated to the Committee where changes and revisions had been made. The Committee took note of the updated version of the Guidelines and in addition accepted the ICOMOS recommendations concerning ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
14. The Committee noted that tentative lists for natural properties had been submitted by Brazil and Portugal, presented in document SC/83/CONF.009/INF.3. 15. The Committee was greatly interested in the ideas presented by Mr. Parent, President of ICOMOS, in his report given at the seventh session of the Bureau, notably concerning the difficulties currently encountered in applying the cultural criteria to the nominations of historic towns, cultural properties representative of a series and the criterion of authenticity. After discussion, the Committee stated its full agreement with the ...
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Rila Monastery 216 Bulgaria C(vi) This property was not considered as a testimony of mediaeval civi­lisation but rather as a symbol of the 19th Century Bulgarian Renaissance which imparted slavic cultural values upon Rila in trying to re-establish an uninterrupted historical continuity. The reconstruction of Rila (1834­-1962) thus illustrates cultural criterion (vi) of the Operational Guidelines.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Rila Monastery
Country: Bulgaria
Wood Buffalo National Park 256 Canada N(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee drew attention to the harmful consequences that the eventual construction of a dam on the Slave River could have on those natural characte­ristics which make the property of outstanding universal value. It therefore recommended that the Canadian authorities take all possible measures to protect the integrity of the site.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves 205 Costa Rica N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee reiterated the Bureau's wish that the Panamanian authorities take the initiative of nominating the part of the Friendship (Amistad) Park located in their territory.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica
Comoe National Park 227 Ivory Coast N(ii)(iv) The Committee recommended that the authorities should consider extending the protected area to include Mts. Gorowi and Kongoli thus enhancing the ecological and touristic value of this property.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe 230 France C(i)(iii) It was noted that this property becomes part of the series of important groups of Romanesque mural paintings.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
Country: France
Ajanta Caves 242 India C(i)(ii)(iii)(vi) The Committee recommended that the authorities take all possible safeguarding measures, especially as concerns constructions on the summit of the cliff which could be detrimental for the site.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Ajanta Caves
Country: India
Ellora Caves 243 India C(i)(iii)(vi) The Committee recommended that the authorities establish a protection zone which would safeguard the surrounding land­scape and the cliff, and provide a map indicating the delimitation of this zone.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Ellora Caves
Country: India
Agra Fort 251 India C(iii) The Committee recommended that the authorities create a buffer zone of protection between the Fort and the Taj Mahal so as to safeguard the landscape and the environment between these two quite different monuments.  
Session: 7th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 009)
Year: 1983
Sites: Agra Fort
Country: India