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With respect to the granting of international assistance, it was suggested that, in view of the limited funds available, a fixed maximum sum should be made available for each project. This would be difficult, responded another participant, since each case would have to be considered separately in the light of resources available under the Fund and arrangements for complementary financing. Another proposed that such decisions should be taken on the basis of an annual budget submitted to the Committee at each session.
Session: 1st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1977
On the basis of resources available in the World Heritage Fund, the Secretariat proposed in document CC-77/CONF.001/6, a budget covering (i) the preparation of model nomination files, (ii) technical co-operation to States Parties in preparing their nominations and requests for assistance, and (iii) emergency assistance required before the next session of the Committee.
Session: 1st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1977
Members found the sums available to be very modest indeed and some felt that additional funds might be required. It was decided that the Bureau should have authority to increase the budget provisions, if necessary in the light of requests received and of funds available. With this provision, the Committee unanimously adopted the proposed budget.
Session: 1st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1977
The representative of the Director-General introduced document CC-77/CONF.001/7 which, at this stage, was submitted to the Committee for information only. He explained that the offer included a house in Cairo and a capital fund of $240,000 from which the interest could be used to finance a number of fellowships in Egyptian archaeology; he pointed out that the administrative and practical problems involved in the upkeep of the house would make it difficult to accept that part of the donation.  
Session: 1st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1977
State Parties: Egypt
19. In introducing the information document concerning the World Heritage Fund, the representative of the Director General explained that the draft financial regulations set out in Annex I of the document, were communicated to the General Assembly to enable the Director General to take into consideration any comments made by the Assembly before he reported thereon to the Executive Board, in conformity with Article 6.7 of the Financial Regulations of the Organization.20. With respect to the amount of the compulsory or voluntary contributions that States Parties will make to the World ...
Session: 1st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 014)
Year: 1976
After discussing the proposed programme, the Committee decided that the following three activities would be undertaken during the forth-coming year and authorized expenditure of up to $30,000 for that purpose : (a) a brochure in five UNESCO languages (Arabic, English, French,Russian and Spanish) aimed primarily at opinion-makers in States not yet adhering to the Convention, to describe the objectives of the Convention, the criteria for nominations to the World Heritage List, the types of assistance available and the ways of applying for such assistance;(b) a simple, four-panel leaflet on ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
After examining the budgetary situation of the World Heritage Fund (see document CC-78/CONF.010/INF.2) and discussing in depth appro- priate use of the Fund, the Committee decided to authorize the Chairman to grant, in consultation with the Director General of UNESCO, preparatory assistance to States Parties up to a total amount of US $140,000 (as shown in document CC-78/CONF.010/8) with a budgetary ceiling of US $15,000 per project. The Committee agreed with the proposal mentioned in paragraph 33 as put forward by the Secretariat and consequently decided that this preparatory assistance ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
At the invitation of the Chairman, the representative of the Director General presented the proposed expenditures for 1978-1979 (document CC-78/CONF.010/8) divided into five different Chapters. The first three chapters concerned what could be considered as purely operational activities - preparatory assistance, technical cooperation including training, and emergency assistance. The fourth chapter provided for programme support - IUCN and ICOMOS participation, and public information activities. The fifth and last chapter covered temporary assistance for the UNESCO Secretariat in order to ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
In connection with the provisions made for training, the delegates of Canada and of the Federal Republic of Germany stressed the importance of the training of administrators and reference was made to the annual International Seminar for parks administrators organized by the School of Natural Resources in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service at the University of Michigan. The representative of the Director General of UNESCO confirmed that fellowships for such a course could be granted, if requested by a State Party for one of its nationals.
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
The delegate of Iraq stated the intention of the Regional Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property in the Arab States to submit for approval at the next session of the Committee a project for a course on the conservation of ancient buildings, to be organized in co-operation with the Committee.
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
The Committee agreed with the proposal of the delegate of France that the provision for emergency assistance be increased from US $100,000 to US $150,000.
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
The proposed expenditure for programme support , i.e. contracts with ICOMOS and IUCN and public information activities, as well as the funds allocated to temporary assistance for the UNESCO Secretariat, were supported by the delegates of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Iran, Nigeria and the United States of America. The latter having suggested that a certain amount of flexibility be introduced for Chapters IV and V of the proposed expenditure, the Committee, at the proposal of the delegate of Canada, decided to provide for a contingency allocation of 3% of the total ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
State Parties: Canada France Germany Iran (Islamic Republic of) Nigeria United States of America
Taking into account the total resources available in the World Heritage Fund which, as shown in document CC-78/CONF.010/INF.2, amounted to $555,695.25 as at 31 July 1978, the Committee adopted the following revised budget for the period September 1978/September 1979 :   Item of expenditure / Funds authorized   I. Preparatory Assistance Preparation of nominations to the World Heritage List and(or) preparation of requests and feasibility studies for technical cooperation projects (provision of experts, equipment or financial grants required for the work foreseen under this item), as ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
The delegate of the United States of America expressed his concern with the workload imposed on the Secretariat by the various activities carried out under the Convention. This concern was shared by all the other members of the Committee who at the same time stated their appreciation of the work already undertaken by the Secretariat. The Committee consequently requested the Chairman to write to the Director General informing him of the decision to grant temporary assistance from the World Heritage Fund for a one-year period and drawing his attention to the need for additional permanent ...
Session: 2nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 010)
Year: 1978
17. The General Assembly then considered Item 7 of the Agenda, and decided unanimously that the amount of the contribution foreseen in Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention would be fixed at of the contribution of States Parties to the Regular Budget of the Organization for 1979-1980. In-reply to a question raised by one of the delegates, the Deputy Assistant Director-General (Operational Activities) of the Sector of Culture and Communication, explained that the amounts of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund indicated in the annex to document CC-78/CONF.011/4 had been ...
Session: 2nd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 011)
Year: 1978
After examining the proposals of the Secretariat for promotional activities for 1980 (document CC-79/CONF.003/6.2) the Committee authorized the Secretariat to proceed with the following activities within a total budget of $36,900: Estimated cost($) (a) creation of a photo library of world heritage sites 9,600 (b) slide series and sound-track 7,000 (c) poster 7,500 (d) postcards 4,000 (e) journalists' seminars 2,800 (f) postage stamps 6'000// $36,900
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
After examining the requests received from States Parties and the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to grant technical co-operation as follows: (a) Ecuador Equipment to enable the authorities to ensure the integrity of tho natural environment of the Galapagos Islands through protective measures. up to a maximum of $50,000
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
Sites: Galápagos Islands
State Parties: Ecuador
The Committee heard the report of the working group on the management of the Convention and its financial implications and took note of the following points: i) The Convention was now entering its operational phase particularly as regards technical co-operation, emergency assistance and the training of specialists, which implied a considerable increase in the workload of the Secretariat. An amount of approximately $210,000 had been spent by the Unesco Secretariat in 1979 under its Regular Budget for the management of the Convention. ii) Funds actually obligated in 1979 under the World ...
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
The Committee then decided: a) that it was not opportune at the present time to retain a fixed percentage such as 14%, as indicated in paragraph 26 of document CC-79/CONF.003/12, to cover direct management costs of the Convention; b) to ask the Director-General of Unesco to make additional efforts to provide the Secretariat with an adequate permanent staff to enable it to meet the substantial increase in workload due to the fact that the Convention has now entered its operational phase. Until the Secretariat could be fully constituted and a sufficient number of Member States ratified ...
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
The Committee adopted the following budget for the period October 1979 to December 1980. BUDGET (October 1979 - December 1980) Activities / Brought forward from 1978-1979 / Additional funds allocated / Total funds authorized for period October 78- December 80 I. Preparatory Assistance / $69,234 /$ 80,000 / $ 149,234 (30 m/m) II. Technical Co-operation / -- / $165,400 / $ 165,400 III. Training / $4,700 / $ 200,000 / $ 204,700 IV. Emergency / $ 70,000 / $ 100,000 / $ 170,000 V. Promotional Activities / $ 500 / $ 36,400 / $ 36,900 VI. Programme Support - ICOMOS } ...
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
Note was taken of the request from Yugoslavia for emergency assistance, in the form of equipment and consultant services, for the Natural and Culturo-historical region of Kotor. However, the Committee felt that further information should be made available on the equipment required and decided to grant in the first instance $20,000 for consultant services.  
Session: 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1979
Sites: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
State Parties: North Macedonia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/8 and WHC - 04/7EXT.COM/INF.8, 2. Takes note of the information included in such documents.
Session: 7th Extraodinary session of the World Heritage Committee (7 EXT.COM)
Year: 2004
11. The General Assembly unanimously decided that mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1990­1991 would be fixed in US dollars and that, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the amount would be maintained at 1 per cent of contributions made by States Parties to the regular programme of Unesco, as had been decided at the six previous General Assemblies.
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
9. The General Assembly examined document CC-89/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 Assembly was informed of contributions received since 31 August 1989 from several States Parties. A detailed statement of these contributions is given below. Etat partie Somme Années de contribution   (en dollars des Etats-Unis d'Amérique)   Costa Rica 696 1986 to 1988 Cyprus 958 1988-1989 German Democratic ...
Session: 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 013)
Year: 1989
30. Regarding voluntary contributions in particular, the Committee recalled that Article 16, paragraph 4 of the Convention, stipulates that these contributions "... shall be paid on a regular basis, at least every two years, and should not be less than the contributions which they (States Parties having opted for voluntary contributions) should have paid if they had been bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article." (mandatory contributions amounting at present to 1% of the annual contribution of States Parties to Unesco). In this respect the Committee appreciated the ...
Session: 8th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1984
31. The Secretary introduced document SC-85/CONF.008/5 which included statements on mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund. With regard to the mandatory contributions, he noted that many States Parties had responded to the appeals to pay their arrears before the General Assembly of States Parties held during the 23rd Unesco General Conference on 4 November 1985. With regard to voluntary contributions, he quoted the report of the Committee to the Unesco General Conference (23 C/86) recalling Article 16 paragraph 4 of the Convention which stipulates that these ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
39. The Committee noted that the Executive Board of Unesco, at its 126th session in September 1986, had taken up the question of the withdrawal of the declaration on voluntary contributions. The Executive Board had been of the opinion, however, that it was not the type of contribution which was important but rather the fact that all States Parties should pay in full the one per cent of their contribution to the regular budget of Unesco. The Committee noted with satisfaction the text of decision 5.4.3 adopted by the Executive Board, and especially paragraphs 11 and 12 which read as ...
Session: 10th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1986
10. The General Assembly examined the Document WHC-95/CONF.204/3 concerning the budgetary situation of the World Heritage Fund, in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The situation concerning contributions up to 28 October 1995, replacing Document WHC-95/CONF.204/3 Add., was also distributed during the session. The Assembly was further informed that the following contributions had been received since 28 October 1995: State Party Amount (US $) Year of contribution Algeria 10,768 balance 1993, 1994 and ...
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
12. The General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1996-1997, calculated in US dollars, would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties to the Regular Programme of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1, of the Convention, as had been decided by the nine previous General Assemblies.
Session: 10th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 204)
Year: 1995
23. The Committee examined document SC-87/CONF.005/6 and took note of the explanations given in the addendum. It noted that as at 30 November 1987 the cash in hand amounted to $2,490,720 and that since that date, a voluntary contribution of $200,000 had been received from a State Party, bringing the total amount of the cash in hand to $2,690,720. 24. Given this financial situation, the Committee adopted the following budget for 1988:   Activity AmountUS$ Preparatory assistance and regional studies 100,000 Technical ...
Session: 11th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 005)
Year: 1987
19. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller indicated that a large number of States Parties had paid their contributions and that other contributions were being made and would be accepted until midday. 20. The Delegate of China voiced his disappointment that the amount of US$ 20,000 contributed by his country was not indicated as a voluntary contribution in the document. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller said that he would verify this information and that the necessary corrections would be made.
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
21. In accordance with item 7 of the agenda, the General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1998-1999, calculated in US dollars, would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties to the Regular Programme of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, as had been decided by previous General Assemblies.
Session: 11th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 205)
Year: 1997
49. The Committee took note of document SC-88/CONF.001/7 which consisted essentially of a series of financial statements for mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the financial periods covering 1981-83, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1988-89 as at 30 September 1988. The Committee noted that since this date a number of contributions had been received and that several projects for international assistance had been approved, which resulted in a revised balance available for 1989 amounting to $2,112,974 as at 25 November 1988. 50. The Committee specifically took account ...
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
57. The Secretariat informed the Committee that, in addition to the budget it had approved, a sum of two million French Francs ($340,000 as of 9 December 1988) had been donated to Unesco in November 1988 by a private association which had organized a special cultural event "The Return of Marco Polo". This sum was to be divided equally for use in the preservation of the Great Wall (China) and Venice (Italy), two World Heritage properties.  
Session: 12th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 001)
Year: 1988
Sites: The Great Wall Venice and its Lagoon
State Parties: China Italy
25. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller presented document WHC-99/CONF.206/3b.rev giving the state of mandatory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund as at 22 October 1999. He then informed the General Assembly of all the other voluntary contributions and funds in trust received in 1999 by the World Heritage Centre. The Deputy Director of the Centre then announced the list of the other contributions expected, including the financing of the posts in the framework of the programme of associate experts. 26. The representative of the Bureau of the ...
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
29. In accordance with item 7 of the agenda, the General Assembly unanimously decided that the amount of mandatory contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the period 2000-2001 would be maintained at 1 percent of contributions made by States Parties of the Regular Programme of UNESCO, according to article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, as had been decided by previous General Assemblies.
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
54. The Director of the Centre tabled document WHC-99/CONF.206/INF.7, and referred to the decision of the twenty-third session of the Bureau to submit the following draft resolution concerning the Centre’s needs and resources to the twelfth General Assembly for it to take note. 55. The General Assembly took note of the draft resolution addressed to the Director-General. «The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee Noting that the true nature of the functioning of the Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage implies a regular growth in the annual ...
Session: 12th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 1999
11. While examining agenda item 4, the Committee took note of the conclusions of the 7th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention on this question. The Committee welcomed the content of the resolution adopted by the General Assembly which reflected its wish to ensure both a better turnover of Committee members and equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world. 12. In accordance with the conclusions of the Bureau at its 13th session and taking account of the above-mentioned resolution, the Committee decided to allocate under the 1990 budget a sum ...
Session: 13th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1989
33. The Committee examined document SC-89/CONF.004/8 presenting the status of contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the years 1981-83, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1988­-89, the status of implementation of international assistance projects approved in 1988 and 1989, as well as a statement on the use of the budget approved by the Committee at its 12th session for 1989. 34. The Committee noted that there continued to be certain delays in the payment of obligatory and voluntary contributions and encouraged the Secretariat to continue its efforts to obtain the outstanding payments, which ...
Session: 13th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1989
44. In conformity with the Financial Rules of the World Heritage Fund, the representative of the Comptroller presented for examination by the General Assembly, document WHC-2001/CONF.206/3a which contained: the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period 1998-1999, certified by the auditors within the framework of the UNESCO General Audit; and the Fund accounts for the year 2000 approved by the Comptroller and which will be part of the external audit for the financial period 2000-2001. 45. He explained each one of the financial statements and tables contained in ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
48. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller presented the documents WHC-2001/CONF.206/3b and WHC-2001/CONF.206/3b.Add, containing the compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund as at 30 September and revised as at 22 October 2001. He indicated that the state of compulsory and voluntary contributions would be updated for the next session of the Committee in Helsinki in December 2001. 49. The Delegate of Thailand referred to the last page of document WHC-2001/CONF.206/3b, State of contributions as at 31 August 2001, and requested clarification regarding ...
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
52. The Chairperson presented the document WHC-2001/CONF.206/4 to the General Assembly for a decision as to whether the level of compulsory contributions to the World Heritage Fund should be maintained at 1% of the amount of contributions of States Parties to the Regular Budget of UNESCO, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, inline with the decision of previous General Assemblies. The General Assembly took note of the document and unanimously approved this proposal.
Session: 13th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 206)
Year: 2001
48. The Committee examined document CC-90/CONF.004/8 presenting the status of contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the years 1981-1983, 1984-1985, 1986-1987, 1988-1989 and 1990-1991, the situation for the 1988-1989 financial period, and the status of implementation of international assistance projects approved in 1989 and 1990. The statement on the use of the budget approved for 1990 and an estimate of the budget for 1991 were also submitted to the Committee. 49. The Committee followed the recommendations of the Bureau and decided to adopt the following budget for ...
Session: 14th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1990
Equitable representation of different regions and cultures of the world 58. The Committee considered the document on Equitable Representation (CC-90/CONF.004/INF.4). The Secretariat noted that it had followed this question closely over years and that it was difficult to make any more suggestions since ultimately this was a decision for the Committee.  59. In respect of paragraph 5(iii), the Secretariat emphasized that it could be difficult for States to indicate at the time of their candidature the names of experts who would represent them for the duration of their term of office. ...
Session: 14th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 004)
Year: 1990
The General Assembly, 1. Having examined the financial situation of the World Heritage Fund and the contribution of UNESCO to the activities of the World Heritage Centre as planned in the 32 C/5, 2. Recognizing the need to increase the financial resources from the UNESCO Regular Budget for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, 3. Recalling Decision 27 COM 11 of the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session (Paris, 2003), 4. Recalling its wish that the 32nd General Conference allocate an additional US$ 1 million for activities directed at the implementation of the World ...
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2004-2005; 2. Invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to supplement their contributions to the World Heritage Fund with voluntary donations.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 27 COM 11.3 of the World Heritage Committee which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund and invites the Director-General to report to it on this matter, Takes note of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.7 Rev. on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
Simien National Park (Ethiopia) The Committee recalled that this Park was abandoned by its staff in 1985 due to civil unrest in the area. The Committee was happy to note that the site had once again become accessible. On the basis of a report submitted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Organization, the Committee was informed that all field stations and other infrastructure of the Park had been destroyed. The Committee recognized the need to begin reconstruction work and noted the possibilities for involving local people in this regard. In the light of the urgency to undertake ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Simien National Park
State Parties: Ethiopia
9. The General Assembly examined document CLT-91/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 Assembly was informed of contributions received since 31 August 1991 from several States Parties. A detailed statement of these contributions is given below. State Party Amount Years of contribution (in dollars of the United States of America) CANADA 79,384.00 1991 INDONESIA 7,814.92 1989, 1990 & 1st instalment of $557 for ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
54. The Committee examined document SC-91/CONF.002/9 presenting the status of contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the years 1981-85, 1986-87, 1988-89 and 1990-1991. The Committee was pleased to note that several States Parties such as Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany and the United States of America had paid their contribution up to 1990-91 and welcomed the offer of the United States of America to provide an additional US$ 100,000 as a voluntary contribution for the same biennium. The Committee noted with concern that several States Parties have not paid their mandatory ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
The General Assembly, Decides to set at 1% of the compulsory contribution to UNESCO the percentage for the calculation of the amount of contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by the States Parties for the financial period 2006-2007.
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
The Assembly General,  Recalling decision 29 COM 15B of the World Heritage Committee which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund and invites the Director-General to encourage the States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions as well as encouraging other partners to make similar donations; Takes note of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.6 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
Session: 15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (15 GA)
Year: 2005
XII.1 The Committee examined the document WHC­92/CONF.002/9 which presented the situation of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the years 1981 to 1992. Noting with satisfaction that a certain number of States Parties had paid, within the given delay, either their obligatory contribution or their voluntary contribution, the Committee remarked with concern that many States Parties had not yet paid their obligatory contributions. Sometimes the outstanding contributions covered several bienniums. The Committee therefore strongly appealed to the States Parties concerned ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
XV.1 The Committee took note of the proposal from Canada to provide to the World Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of Article 15, paragaph 4 of the Convention, a sum of C.$200,000 (Canadian dollars) for 1993-1994 for specific projects identified by the Canadian Government. The Committee thanked and congratulated the Canadian Government for taking this initiative. The Committee was informed by the Canadian Observer that under the proposed scheme the Canadian Government would request the Committee to advance funds for specific projects and would reimburse the cost incurred by ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
The General Assembly Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 approved by the Comptroller (see Section I of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4), Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2005 (see Section II of the Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.7); Takes ...
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Decides to set at one per cent of the contribution to the regular budget of UNESCO for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2008-2009.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 31 COM 20A of the World Heritage Committee, which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund, Encourages States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions; Takes note of Document WHC-07/16.GA/INF.8 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (16 GA)
Year: 2007
VIII.1 The Secretary of the Committee, Mr von Droste, first explained the rationale for setting-up a budget sub­committee, pointing out that its main tasks would be to (i) review the statement of the accounts; (ii) fix the budgetary ceiling; (iii) establish a reserve fund and (iv) allocate amounts to each budgetary line. Thereupon the Committee decided that the Sub-Committee would consist of the members of the previous and the new Bureau. It was asked to report to the Committee before the end of the session. (See Part XII of the Report.)  
Session: 17th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1993
At the end of the debate, the Bureau was informed that the amounts approved for training were slightly superior to the budget allocation for this activity, and therefore it authorized the Director of the World Heritage Centre to commit the approved funds by transferring the amount required from the technical assistance budgetary line.
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
XII.4 The Committee noted that the Bureau, at its eighteenth session on 9-10 December 1994, considered eight requests for amounts not exceeding US$ 30,000 and approved the following seven: 17th International Training Course for Protected Area Managers of Latin America, CATIE, Costa Rica               US$30,000 Regional Training Course for Protected Area Managers of Arab States, ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
State Parties: Cameroon Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Egypt United Republic of Tanzania
The Committee took note that the Bureau, at its eighteenth session held on 9-10 December 1994: approved a sum of US$ 19,000 for Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) for the purchase and installation of equipment for the measurement and monitoring of water-levels and water quality in the Srebarna Wetlands; and requested the Tanzanian authorities to reformulate their request for US$ 30,000 for developing a system of trails in the Kilimanjaro National Park (Tanzania), taking into consideration more urgent conservation priorities for the management of the Park which have been set by the new ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XIII.1 The Committee approved the report of the Working Group on the World Heritage Fund, budget and development of the Centre. Revisions to the budget format were prepared and, following considerable discussions, a budget of US$ 2,935,000 was approved for 1995, and an indicative budget of US$ 2,885,000 for 1996 was noted. XIII.2 The Committee recommended that the Secretariat should continue to strengthen its efforts towards a more transparent budget. The budget document should clearly reflect increases or decreases in line items with a rationale for the action taken. XIII. 3 On ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
XV. 19 The question of the logo was further touched upon in Work Group 1, which prepared recommendations to the Committee concerning the World Heritage Fund, the 1995 Budget and the future development of the World Heritage Centre. When dealing with budget line 7 (Promotion and Education) of Annex V, doc. WHC-94/CONF.003/10 and the annex to doc. WHC-94/CONF.003/11, the Work Group decided to delete US $ 50.000 foreseen for the protection of the World Heritage Logo, and to reallocate these funds under other budget lines. The Committee endorsed this by accepting the overall 1995 budget ...
Session: 18th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 003)
Year: 1994
The General Assembly,  Taking into account Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2012-2013; Also takes note of Document WHC-11/18.GA/INF.7 on the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund; Further takes note of ...
Session: 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (18 GA)
Year: 2011
XV.1 The Committee approved the report of the Working Group on the World Heritage Fund, and after considerable discussion the 1996 budget was established at US$ 3,000,000. Suggested revisions to the budget format and financial statement were noted and the Centre was requested to continue its efforts to develop more transparency in the presentations. The Committee decided to replenish the Emergency Reserve Fund to US$ 500,000 at 1 January 1996 and 1 January 1997. The Committee, at its closing session, took note of an indicative budget for Chapters 11 to V for 1997 amounting to ...
Session: 19th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1995
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/7 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2011 approved by the Senior Accountant of the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management, Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2012-2013, established by the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management; Also takes note of the Chart representing the reductions of activities as requested in Decision 37 COM 15.I taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session; Approves ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-13/19.GA/8, WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8 and WHC-13/19.GA/INF.8.A, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties, Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2014-2015; Notes the status of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
Session: 19th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (19 GA)
Year: 2013
D.1 Global Strategy for Cultural Heritage IX.18 The Committee approved a Global Strategy meeting for the Pacific Region in 1997, and the principle of a meeting for the Caribbean region with the French Ministry of Education nationale et d'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche in 1998. The Committee allocated an amount of US$ 40,000 under Chapter 11 of the budget for the Pacific region.   D.2 Global Strategy for Natural Heritage IX.19 The Committee decided that, in view of the Vanoise conclusions on strengthening the links between cultural and natural values, and in the spirit ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
XIII.1 The Chairperson opened the session and referred to Working Documents WHC-96/CONF.201/14A, B and C, as well as to Information Documents WHC-96/CONF.201/INF.17, INF.18 and INF.19. Mr Mark Warren, Deputy Comptroller of the Bureau of the Comptroller of UNESCO, then presented the structure of the accounts and the global proposals for 1997. XIII.2 The Deputy Comptroller explained that the documents relating to this agenda item (with the exception of WHC- 96/CONF.201/14D which would be discussed later), had been prepared in response to the Bureau's decision at its twentieth session for a ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
XIII.13 Proposed Workplan for 1997 and provisional budgetfor 1998 Whilst regretting that the details and explanations provided by the Centre relating to the use of the funds foreseen in the Workplan for 1997 were insufficient, the delegates questioned the structure of the budget and the allocation of funds. Thus, the following decisions were taken: a) the budget for 1997 is increased to US$ 3.5 million instead of US$ 3.3 million originally foreseen;b) the funds allocated for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations of the Convention (US$ 40,000 in Chapter I and US$ 100,000 in Chapter ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2013; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/7, WHC-15/20.GA/INF.7, WHC-15/20.GA/8 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.8, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 8 adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Recalling World Heritage Committee Decisions 38 COM 13, 39 COM 11 and 39 COM 13A on the mandate of the ad hoc working group of the World Heritage Committee to further discuss and make recommendations inter alia on the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund, Recalling Article 16 paragraph 1 of the World Heritage Convention on the determination, in the form of a uniform percentage, of the ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/11, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 of the General Assembly of States Parties adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities; Also takes note of the debate at the 197th session of the Executive Board on the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities and of the decision to recommend to the 38th session ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined documents WHC-15/20.GA/14 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.14, Takes note of Decision 39 COM 10B.5 of the World Heritage Committee concerning the launch of a reflection period on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Highlights the importance for all States Parties to actively participate in the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Calls upon all States Parties to provide extra-budgetary funding for the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
V.6 The Committee decided to prolong the work of the Consultative Body, to be chaired by the President of the World Heritage Committee, Professor F. Francioni (Italy). The Delegate of Australia stated that the Director of the Centre should also be closely involved in the work of the Consultative Body. It was decided that the Consultative Body would report initially to the twenty-second session of the Bureau and then to the twenty-second session of the Committee. The Committee asked that the Consultative Body analyse the Management Review Report, further study the use of the emblem and ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
IX.10 The Committee reviewed the proposals for Global Strategy activities for 1998 and 1999. The Committee approved the following budget including the items for IUCN and ICOMOS, foreseen in Chapter II of WHC-97/CONF.208/13:  Summary Budget for the Global Strategy, 1998 to 1999 WHF 1998 Expert Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in Africa, Kenya US$ 40,000 Global Strategy Meeting for the Caribbean region, Martinique US$ 35,000 Follow-up Global Strategy meeting for the Pacific, Vanuatu US$ 30,000 Sub-regional meeting on Central Asian ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
XI.3 The Deputy Comptroller of UNESCO then introduced the financial statements of the World Heritage Fund for 1996 as well as the provisional accounts for 1997 as of 31August 1997 of which the Committee took note. One delegate drew the attention of the Committee to the fact that the cash at bank of the Fund was in excess of US$ 5 million and considered that this balance was unnecessarily blocked. He was informed that this balance should be reduced over time through the implementation ofthe increased budget. The Delegate of Italy stated that he considered the staff costs should not be ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
XI.7 The Committee then examined the different budget chapters and components and took the following decisions: XI.7.1 Chapter I The amount proposed for participation in statutory meetings is available to all developing States Parties. The amount was increased from US$ 70,000 to US$ 80,000.The amount proposed for co-ordination with other Conventions and programmes, etc. was approved. The Centre will make a report on the use of this amount at the Bureau meeting to be held in June 1998 which will decide upon its future use. An amount of US$ 50,000 was approved for the work of the ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
IX.32 The Secretariat briefly introduced the issue on the use of the World Heritage Emblem and Fund-raising, by recalling the step by step process followed by the Consultative Body in proposing new Guidelines on the Use of the World Heritage Emblem and Fund-raising to the Committee at its twenty-second session. The Secretariat further recalled that the document submitted to the Committee for examination within document WHC-98/CONF.203/11Add remained unchanged since it was last presented to the extraordinary session of the Bureau. IX.33 Concerning the use of the World Heritage Emblem, the ...
Session: 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
XI.1 The Chairperson presented the documents related to agenda item 11: WHC-98/CONF.203/13, which presents the World Heritage Fund, the income and forecasts, the work plan and the proposed budget; WHC-98/CONF.203/13Add., which presents the approved financial statements of the World Heritage Fund as at 31 October 1998; WHC-98/CONF.203/INF.19, which presents the approved international assistance requests as at 15 November 1998. Furthermore, it is recalled that the advisory bodies (ICOMOS, IUCN and ICCROM) had submitted their activity reports for 1997 concerning the implementation of ...
Session: 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 203)
Year: 1998
The Bureau examined specific requests for international assistance and took the following decisions.   NATURAL HERITAGE   Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - "Training for Nomination of Natural and Mixed Properties as World Heritage in Central Asia" (Training Assistance) - US$ 29,440 requested The Bureau approved an amount of US$ 29,440 from the natural heritage training funds for this project, subject to the WWF Russia Programme (WWF-PRO) confirming, before 31 October 1999, that it has been successful in raising the balance of US$ 29,900 ...
Session: 23rd session of the Bureau (CONF 204)
Year: 1999
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Kilimanjaro National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Serengeti National Park Site of Palmyra Vilnius Historic Centre Virunga National Park
State Parties: Cuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazakhstan Lithuania Syrian Arab Republic United Republic of Tanzania
VI.14 The Committee, having recognized that regional action plans had already contributed in a tangible manner towards the implementation of the Global Strategy, adopted under Chapter II for the Budget for 2000 an amount of US$ 278,000, of which US$ 20,000 for Central and Eastern Europe, and under Thematic Studies US$ 40,000 for ICOMOS and US$ 15,000 for IUCN. It also took note of Information Documents WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.8, WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.11, WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.14 and ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XIV.1 The Chairperson presented the following documents concerning the agenda item 14: WHC-99/CONF.209/18, which presents the World Heritage Fund, the income and forecasts, the work plan and the proposed budget. This document also presents the justification of the annual requirements of the advisory bodies as well as the accounts of the World Heritage Fund as at 31 December 1998, the detailed financial statement as at 31 December 1998 and the accounts and income of the World Heritage Fund as at 30 September 1999. WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.18, which presents the activity reports of ICOMOS, ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XV.4 Upon examination of 55 requests, the Bureau approved 20 requests for a total amount of US$ 582,700, the Committee approved 15 requests for a total amount of US$ 744,348, and the Committee took note of 18 requests to be approved by the Chairperson for a total amount of US$ 298,229, and two requests to be approved by the Director of the World Heritage Centre for a total amount of US$ 10,000.  
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XV.6 The requests for international assistance for natural heritage approved by the Committee and Bureau are listed below according to region and type of assistance. (amounts in US dollars).     Allocation for natural heritage for 2000  Africa  Arab States  Asia & Pacific Latin America & Caribbean (a) Preparatory assistance N/A 30,000 15,000     (b) Emergency assistance N/A 75,000       (c) Training assistance At ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XV.9 The Committee and the Bureau together approved US$ 345,700 for natural heritage requests, US$ 30,000 for a mixed heritage request, and US$ 1,058,983 for cultural heritage requests, amounting to a total of US$ 1,434,683. Should all recommended amounts for the requests under US$ 20,000 for cultural heritage training be approved by the Chairperson, there will be virtually no funds remaining for this category of assistance for year 2000. Moreover, should all recommended amounts for preparatory assistance be approved by the Chairperson, there will remain approximately US$ 29,035 under ...
Session: 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 209)
Year: 1999
XIII.12 The Chairperson closed the debate on the document WHC-2000/CONF.204/15Rev and declared that the budget of the World Heritage Fund for the year 2001 was approved for four million three hundred and forty eight thousand US dollars (US$ 4,348,000) and the Emergency Reserve Fund for six hundred thousand US$ (US$ 600,000). The provisional budget for the year 2002 was fixed at four million one hundred thousand US dollars (US$ 4,100,000). XIII.13 The Committee asked the Chairperson, on their behalf, to write to the President of the Executive Board and to the Director-General of UNESCO, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVI.29 The Chairperson closed the debate on the Document WHC-01/CONF.208/18 and declared that the budget of the World Heritage Fund for 2002-2003 was approved for an amount of four million one hundred and five thousand dollars ($4,105,000) for 2002 and three million nine hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars ($3,995,000) for 2003. XVI.30 The following table provides the details of the approved budget by Chapter and by component. Approved Budget for 2002 and 2003   Chapters and components Approved Budget 2002 (US$) Approved Budget 2003 (US$) Chapter I ...
Session: 25th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 2001
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in view of the time constraints to defer this item until its extraordinary session in March 2003 [6].[6] See also decision 26 COM 26.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the biennium 2000-2001 approved by the UNESCO Comptroller annexed to the document WHC-02/CONF.202/21.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Decides to reinstate the originally budgeted amount for the Global Strategy biennial budget Chapter II.1 for the Caribbean region. The final figures thus become US$20,000 for the year 2002, and US$25,000 for the year 2003; 2. Decides to create a line "Additional services ICOMOS/IUCN" under Chapter II.3 for an amount of US$20,000 to compensate for workload increases and unbalances between the Advisory Bodies; 3. Decides to reduce in compensation the amounts provided for the Operational Guidelines under Chapter I.3 by US$28,000 for 2003; 4. Decides that ...
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
State Parties: Afghanistan Palestine
The World Heritage Committee,Decides, in accordance with the decision 26 COM 24.2, to decrease the Contingency Reserve amount blocked in accordance with the decision adopted at its 17th session (1993), from US$2,000,000 to US$1,500,000.
Session: 26th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 202)
Year: 2002
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Emphasizing the flagship status of the World Heritage Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) highlighted in the Medium-Term Strategy 32 C/4 document and the public recognition of the value of the Convention, 2. Conscious that, whereas a real increase in UNESCO's budget is proposed to the next General Conference by the 166th Executive Board, there will be a significant reduction in the budget of the World Heritage Fund for technical reasons, 3. Welcomes the recommendation of the Executive Board to the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having considered the 2004-2005 budget of the World Heritage Fund, its estimated income and proposed expenditure;2. Decides that the Contingency Reserve be consolidated into the budget as from 31 December 2003;3. Approves a total expenditure of US$ 7,248,070 for the biennium 2004-2005 from the World Heritage Fund subject to the approval by the UNESCO General Conference of a budget totalling US$ 610 million for the same period;4. Approves the corresponding budget attached in Tables 1 to 3; 5. Notes that the approved budget includes the following amounts for ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund;2. Invites the Director-General to report to it on this matter;3. Further invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to supplement their contributions to the World Heritage Fund with voluntary donations;4. Encourages the World Heritage Centre to develop bilateral agreements with States Parties as well as partnerships with multilateral organisations, the private sector and other actors with a view to securing additional resources for the following ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of document WHC-04/28COM/8.
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2002-2003 and the present situation of the reserves;2. Also takes note of the state of implementation of the Budget for 2004-2005 and of contributions to the World Heritage Fund as at 30 April 2004;3. Urges the States Parties to pay their compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund in a timely and regular manner and to settle their arrears without delay;4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at its 29th session, the entire budget of the Centre with the ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee,1. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2002-2003 and the present situation of the reserves;2. Also takes note of the state of implementation of the Budget for 2004-2005 and of contributions to the World Heritage Fund as at 30 April 2004;3. Urges the States Parties to pay their compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund in a timely and regular manner and to settle their arrears without delay;4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at its 29th session, the entire budget of the Centre with the ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee,1. Considering that the 1972 Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage has proved to be one of the most successful and visible programmes of UNESCO and is reflected in its designation as a UNESCO flagship programme in UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy (2002-2007),2. Noting that the resources available to the World Heritage Centre from the Regular Budget have increased in the 32 C/5, complemented further by a onetime additional US$1,000,000 allocation from the contribution of the United States of America, while the ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee,1. Considering that the 1972 Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage has proved to be one of the most successful and visible programmes of UNESCO and is reflected in its designation as a UNESCO flagship programme in UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy (2002-2007),2. Noting that the resources available to the World Heritage Centre from the Regular Budget have increased in the 32 C/5, complemented further by a onetime additional US$1,000,000 allocation from the contribution of the United States of America, while the ...
Session: 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (28 COM)
Year: 2004
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/15, 2. Notes the state of implementation of the 2004-2005 budget, the current situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 March 2005; 3. Also notes the conclusions and the recommendations of the Internal Oversight Service (IOS) and the External Auditor; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at the next session of the Committee, a report on the follow-up to the recommendations of IOS and of the External ...
Session: 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (29 COM)
Year: 2005
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/15,2. Encourages States Parties to pay their contributions at the beginning of each year;3. Urges States Parties to pay their arrears to the World Heritage Fund;4. Invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions, and also to encourage other parties to make similar donations.
Session: 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (29 COM)
Year: 2005
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/16 and WHC-05/29.COM/16Corr.,2. Aware that the proposed expenditure is higher than the expected income in biennium 2006/2007, and that the reserves of the World Heritage Fund are decreasing for the 4th consecutive biennium,3. Approves a total World Heritage Fund expenditure of US$ 6,656,836 for the 2006-2007 biennium and the corresponding budget contained in the annexed Tables 1 and 3 of Document WHC-05/29.COM/16 and table 2 of document WHC-05/29.COM/16 Corr.;4. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to ...
Session: 29th session of the World Heritage Committee (29 COM)
Year: 2005
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/15.Rev and WHC-06/30.COM/15.Rev.Add, 2. Takes note of the statement of account of the World Heritage Fund for 2004 to 2005 and the situation of the reserves and the contributions as at 31 December 2005; 3. Also takes note of the implementation of the budget and the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2006 to 2007 and the current situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 March 2006; 4. Recalls the debate on the general overview of the 2006 to 2007 World Heritage Centre budget and in ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/15.Rev and WHC-06/30.COM/15.Rev.Add, 2. Having also examined the budgetary adjustments proposed by the World Heritage Centre, as well as the requests formulated by ICOMOS and IUCN, 3. Authorizes the World Heritage Centre to proceed with the necessary budgetary revisions, if the financial situation of the Fund so permits, to finance the following activities: a) Development and dissemination of material for disaster reduction at World Heritage sites (USD 25,000); b) Management audit of the World Heritage Centre (USD ...
Session: 30th session of the World Heritage Committee (30 COM)
Year: 2006
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/20A, 2. Takes note of the state of implementation of the Budget for 2006-2007, and the current situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2006; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at the next Committee session, a document on the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period 2006-2007 as well as the provisional state of implementation of the 2008-2009 budget, as per the revised budgetary structure (Decision 6 EXT.COM 6); 4. Decides to set the ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/20B, 2. Approves the World Heritage Fund budget of USD 6,416,464 for the 2008-2009 biennium and the corresponding breakdown annexed to Tables 1 to 3; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to report upon the budgetary execution in accordance with the format adopted by Decision 6 EXT.COM 6, including all funding sources, at each Committee session, in the framework of its annual report; 4. Also requests the World Heritage Centre to present audited statements of the 2006-2007 biennium to the 32nd ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/21B, Recalling Decisions 30 COM 6 and 30 COM 15.2, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);  Endorses the proposed list of titles for the new World Heritage Resource Manuals Series, as well as the outlined timeline; Thanks the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust for their financial assistance in the production of the Resource Manual on Management Guidelines for Cultural Landscapes; Approves the budget for the following titles to be published in 2008/2009 (see Decision 31 COM 20B): Guidance on Preparing World ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 11C.1, 30 COM 11F and 31 COM 23B adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006),and at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively; 3. Takes note of the Report of progress made in the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their support, and their technical and financial assistance to the African World Heritage Fund; 5. Welcomes the report of the first advocacy meeting organized in Abuja ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the developments that have taken place with regard to the establishment of the Pacific World Heritage Fund; 4. Encourages the States Parties of the Pacific region to work with the World Heritage Centre on the development of this proposal, building on lessons learnt from the African World Heritage Fund and adapting it to the region's needs. 5. Invites the States Parties of the Pacific region to present a ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.3, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.2 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the information provided on the activities carried out under the Reinforced Monitoring mechanism; 4. Requests, in light of the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring mechanism, the World Heritage Centre to develop a protocol for implementing the mechanism, to address:           a) the frequency of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2006-2007 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2007; 2. Also takes note of the implementation of the budget and the statement of accounts for the World Heritage Fund for 2008-2009 and the current situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 March 2008; 3. Notes that, where possible, it is desirable that contributions by States Parties are paid by 31 March; 4. Calls upon States Parties who have not yet paid the totality of their contributions, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the budgetary adjustments proposed by the World Heritage Centre, 2. Authorizes the World Heritage Centre to proceed with the necessary budgetary adjustments to partially compensate the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre a total amount of USD 250,000 for the negative effects of the exchange rate between the USD and the Euro, according to the Table presented in WHC-08/32.COM/16A, paragraph 18, from the USD 639,577 unspent balance of the 2006-07 funds. 3. Also authorizes the World Heritage Centre to proceed with the additional ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/16A and WHC-08/32.COM/16B; 2. Asks the Chairperson to establish an informal working group, comprised of World Heritage Committee members, for the following purposes: a) examine ways to ensure the continuity, efficiency and effectiveness of the World Heritage work and the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund in a context of increasing workload and a fixed budget, including measures to ensure adequate resourcing for the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies to meet their responsibilities; b) recommend ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 6A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the Progress Report on the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Notes with appreciation the excellent work the Fund has done since its inception, including the support provided for nominations for inscription of African sites on the World Heritage List, capacity building and assistance in the development of management plans for World Heritage properties in Africa; 5. Expresses its appreciation ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2 and 32 COM 7.3 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Takes note of the operational aspects that have been refined by the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, as requested in Decision 31 COM 5.2, in view of the requirements of this decision that the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism be activated in exceptional and specific cases; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/10B, 2. Recalling Decisions 7 EXT.COM 11, 31 COM 14, 32 COM 18 adopted respectively at its 7th Extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004), 31st (Christchurch, 2007), and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions, 3. Encourages the World Heritage Centre, Advisory Bodies and State Parties to continue to support the broadening of the content of the global training strategy and welcomes the establishment of the World Heritage Training and Research Institutes in Bahrain and Brazil and requests the World Heritage Centre to inform the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
State Parties: Bahrain Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/12, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 12 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre and commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage despite difficult conditions; 4. Regrets the recent destructions in Gaza, and urges all parties concerned with the safeguarding of heritage to take appropriate measures to prevent and avoid any damage to the Palestinian cultural and natural ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into account Rule 21 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee, on the creation of Subsidiary bodies, 2. Establishes a Working Group on Item 16 (Budget) of the Agenda of its 33rd session as a Subsidiary Body, that shall meet for the duration of the session, with a specific mandate to: a) Examine items 16A and 16B of the agenda and to formulate its recommendations thereon; and b) Report back to the Committee at its plenary ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-09/33.COM/16A, 2. Takes note of the implementation rate of the budget for 2008-2009, the current situation of the Reserve and the contributions as at 31 December 2008; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at the next session of the Committee, a document on the situation of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period 2008-2009 as well as the provisional implementation rate of the 2010-2011 budget according to the revised Budget structure (Decision 6 EXT.COM 6) and a schedule of appropriations and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/16B, and WHC-09/33.COM/16B Rev, Annex 1; 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 17 (Quebec, 2008), 3. Expresses concern that the budget documents as originally presented to the meeting were unclear in a number of areas and included some information that did not easily allow for comparison with the previous biennium; 4. Notes with appreciation, the World Heritage Centre's co-operation in providing further explanations and additional information during the Committee's 33rd session; 5. Requests the Secretariat to include in ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 6A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the progress report made in the implementation of the activities of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Welcomes the decision of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO to establish the African World Heritage Fund as Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO; 5. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their financial support and assistance to the African World Heritage Fund during the years 2009 ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2, 32 COM 7.3 and 33 COM 7.2 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the update report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Reiterates its request to the World Heritage Centre, via the Chairperson, to provide to the members of the World Heritage Committee a report on each activity undertaken within the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism as soon as it is ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34.COM/15,  2. Noting that paragraph 241 of the Operational Guidelines sets a deadline for             submission of Emergency Assistance requests to the World Heritage Committee, 3. Also noting that the need for such an assistance is by definition unpredictable, 4. Decides that the deadline for submission of Emergency Assistance requests to the World Heritage Committee will be deleted; and, 5. Requests the Secretariat to modify ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
State Parties: Chile
The World Heritage Committee,  1.  Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/15, 2. Considering the threat to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property that motivated its inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, and the need for urgent action to restore the integrity of the property, 3. Decides to approve the following request: Madagascar:  Rainforests of the Atsinanana, for an amount of US$ 100,000 in  the category "Conservation and Management Support", in accordance with the following modalities: a) Prior payment ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
State Parties: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34.COM/16, 2. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2008-2009 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2009; 3. Also takes note of the implementation of the budget and the statement of accounts for the World Heritage Fund for 2010-2011 and the current situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 May 2010; 4. Thanks the States Parties who have already made their contributions and calls upon the other States Parties, who have not yet paid the totality of ...
Session: 34th session of the World Heritage Committee (34 COM)
Year: 2010
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/11, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 11 adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre and regrets that the mission requested by the World Heritage Committee could not take place; 4. Commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage despite prevailing conditions; 5. Urges all parties concerned with the safeguarding of heritage to take appropriate measures to prevent and avoid any damage ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into account Rule 21 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee, on the creation of Subsidiary bodies, 2. Establishes a Working Group on Item 15 (Budget) of the Agenda of its 35th session as a Subsidiary Body, that shall meet for the duration of the 35th session, with a specific mandate to: a) Examine item 15 of the Agenda and to formulate its recommendations thereon; and b) Report back to the Committee at its plenary ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, Part I 1. Having examined document WHC-11/35.COM/15 Part I on the execution of the Budget 2010-2011, 2. Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2010-2011 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2010; 3. Thanks the States Parties, who have already made their contributions and urges the other States Parties, who have not yet paid the totality of their contributions, including voluntary ones to ensure that their contributions are paid expeditiously;   4. Recommends the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.125 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.   Takes note of the information provided by the State Party concerning the steps taken to implement the World Heritage Committee Decisions, and recognizes the efforts deployed by the Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN )to ensure the safeguarding of the property; 4.   Thanks the Government of Spain and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
State Parties: Haiti
The World Heritage Committee, 1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B, 2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.129, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2010), 3.   Notes the limited implementation of activities being carried out by the State Party with regards to the fragile state of conservation of the property; 4.   Reiterates its deep concern regarding the state of conservation of the property, in particular the significant and accelerated degradation of the historic fabric which directly impacts its Outstanding Universal Value, and the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
State Parties: Panama
The World Heritage Committee,  1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/15.Rev, 2.  Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2010-2011 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2011; 3.  Recalls its budget decisions adopted since the 28th session of the Committee; 4.  Further recalls its decision at its 35th session to establish a Budget Working Group as a Consultative Body of the Committee in order to examine item 15 of the Agenda, to formulate its recommendations thereon and to report back to the ...
Session: 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (36 COM)
Year: 2012
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/15.Rev, 2.  Recalls its budget decisions adopted since the 28th session of the Committee; 3.  Also recalls its decision 35 COM 12B paragraph 13 adopted at its 35th session to establish a Budget Working Group as a Standing Consultative Body of the Committee in order to examine item 15 of the Agenda, to formulate its recommendations thereon and to report back to the Committee at its plenary session;   PART I 4.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/15.Rev Part I on the Budget ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/18B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 12B adopted at its 36th session; 3.  Considering the costs inherent to the holding of an additional ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee and the financial situation that UNESCO, including its World Heritage Centre, is facing; 4.  Decides not to hold an additional ordinary session in October/November 2013; 5.  Requests the World Heritage Centre to re-assess the eventual possibility of holding an additional ordinary session of ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F and its Annexes, Welcomes the findings of the audit and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the General Assembly of States Parties decided to establish a sub-account under the World Heritage Fund with regard to recommendation 1(a), to be funded from Voluntary Contributions and to be used exclusively for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat, and with regard to recommendation 1(e) to apply the cost recovery policy for the staff time spent in managing the World Heritage Fund within the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/5F as well as the “Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-setting work of the Culture Sector: Part III – 1972 Convention, Noting that the present evaluation constitues the first such evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention of 1972, Welcomes the findings of the evaluation and the recommendations offered therein; Takes note that the current periodic mechanism already includes a number of indicators and considers that Recommendation 1, with regard both to the World Heritage Convention of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Recalling its decision 35 COM 12B adopted at its 35th session to establish a Budget Working Group as a Standing Consultative Body of the Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/12, Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the biennium 2012-2013 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2013; Also takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the first three months of the biennium 2014-2015 and the situation of the contributions as at 31 March 2014 which ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/13B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 12B as well as 37 COM 18B, adopted at its 36th and 37th sessions respectively; Considering the costs inherent to the holding of an additional ordinary session and the financial situation that UNESCO, including its World Heritage Centre, is facing; Recalling furthermore Decision 38 COM 5F.1, by which it considered that the annual frequency of its sessions is appropriate; Decides not to hold an additional ordinary session ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/15, Recalling its decision 35 COM 12 B adopted at its 35th session to establish a Budget Working Group as a Standing Consultative Body of the Committee, Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2014-2015 and the situation of the reserves and contributions as at 31 December 2014; Recalls that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, an obligation incumbent on States Parties having ratified the ...
Session: 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (39 COM)
Year: 2015
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/15 and Document WHC/16/40.COM/13A, Takes note of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2014-2015; Notes with appreciation the supplementary costs covered by the Turkish authorities as host of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee in addition to those listed in the Statement of Requirements; Recalls that the payment of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, an obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified ...
Session: 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (40 COM)
Year: 2016
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined document WHC/17/41.COM/12A, Expresses appreciation to the Ad Hoc Working Group for its work and recommendations; Referring to its decisions on Revision of the Operational Guidelines under item 11 and on the execution of the budget for the biennium 2016-2017 and preparation of the budget for the biennium 2018-2019 under item 14; Decides to extend the mandate of the Ad Hoc Working Group, to be composed of members of the Committee and up to two non-members per Electoral Group, to: Develop a comprehensive resource mobilization and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined documents WHC/17/41.COM/12A, WHC/17/41.COM/14, WHC/17/41. COM/INF.14.I and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.14.II; Recalling its Decisions 40 COM 13A and 40 COM 15; Also recalling “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” initiative; the World Heritage Strategic Action Plan 2012-2022, and the Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List; Recognizing the severe strains on the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in dealing with limited financial and human resources to accomplish statutory tasks and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/5A, Recalling Decision 41 COM 5A adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017) and Decision 40 COM 5D adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),General: Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Expected Result to ensure that “tangible heritage is identified, protected, monitored and sustainably managed by Member States, in particular through the effective implementation of the 1972 Convention”, and the five strategic objectives ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
State Parties: China Croatia France Germany Japan Netherlands Norway Republic of Korea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/12A and WHC/18/42.COM/14, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 15, 40 COM 15 and 41 COM 14, which highlight the priority that should be given to conservation and management of World Heritage properties, takes note of the efforts made and progress achieved in this regard by increasing the proportion of the World Heritage Fund dedicated to conservation for the latest biennia and encourages further increase of this proportion, as appropriate; Part I: Presentation of the final accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2016-2017, ...
Session: 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (42 COM)
Year: 2018
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/19/43.COM/14, Notes with concern that over 60% of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions remain unpaid, and continuing delays in the settlement of such contributions have adverse and damaging implications on the functioning of the World Heritage programme; Recalls that the payment of compulsory and assessed voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, an obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention and strongly urges all States Parties, which have ...
Session: 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43 COM)
Year: 2019