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31st session of the Committee

The essential functions of the Committee are to:

(i) identify, on the basis of nominations submitted by States Parties, cultural and natural properties of outstanding universal value which are to be protected under the Convention and to list those properties on the World Heritage List;

(ii) monitor the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, in liaison with the States Parties; decide which properties included in the World Heritage List are to be inscribed on or removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger; and decide whether a property may be deleted from the World Heritage List;

and (iii) examine requests for International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund.

Bureau Members

Chairperson: Mr Tumu Te Heuheu (New Zealand)
Mr John Pinkerton (Canada)
Benin, Cuba, Japan, Morocco, Norway

Committee Members

Benin, Canada, Chile, Cuba, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Republic of Korea, Spain, Tunisia, United States of America

Committee Members Mandat End of mandat
Benin 20032003-2007 2007
Canada 20052005-2009 2009
Chile 20032003-2007 2007
Cuba 20052005-2009 2009
India 20012001-2007 2007
Israel 20052005-2009 2009
Japan 20032003-2007 2007
Kenya 20052005-2009 2009
Kuwait 20032003-2007 2007
Lithuania 20032003-2007 2007
Madagascar 20052005-2009 2009
Mauritius 20052005-2009 2009
Morocco 20052005-2009 2009
Netherlands 20032003-2007 2007
New Zealand 20032003-2007 2007
Norway 20032003-2007 2007
Peru 20052005-2009 2009
Republic of Korea 20052005-2009 2009
Spain 20052005-2009 2009
Tunisia 20052005-2009 2009
United States of America 20052005-2009 2009
WHC.07 /31.COM /24
Decisions adopted at the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007)
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WHC.07 /31.COM /INF.24
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Where: Christchurch, New-Zealand
When: 23 June - 2 July 2007
Official Website: www.31whc.org

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