Decision : 30 COM 11D
Progress Report on the Implemenation of the Recommendations of the Periodic Report for Asia-Pacific

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/11D,

2. Recalling decision 7 EXT.COM 5D adopted at its 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004),

3. Takes note of the outcomes of the sub-regional meetings and activities carried out in 2004 and 2005 for the implementation of the regional programmes "Action Asia 2003-2009" and "World Heritage-Pacific 2009";

4. Requests the Asia-Pacific States Parties to implement the Action Plans adopted during the sub-regional meetings, with special focus on the establishment of a national World Heritage coordinating mechanism, involving all concerned institutions, NGOs and the academic sector;

5. Strongly encourages the Asia-Pacific States Parties to take necessary action to strengthen regional cooperation mechanisms including partnerships and networks among countries in the region so as to address conservation challenges towards World Heritage in a more effective manner;

6. Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to consider means to strengthen the capacity of the UNESCO Office in Apia so as to assist the Pacific States Parties in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention;

7. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to support the Asia-Pacific States Parties in the implementation of the national and sub-regional Action Plans;

8. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to report at its 31st session in 2007 on the implementation of the recommendations of the Periodic Report for Asia Pacific;

9. Thanks the State Party of China for pursuing and making possible the World Heritage Research and Training Institute.

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Context of Decision
Focal Point: APA
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 11D