Decision : 30 COM 11E
Progress Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Periodic Report for Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 16, 7 EXT.COM 5E and 29 COM 5 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004) and 29th session (Durban, 2005) respectively,

3. Takes note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre on the progress made in the implementation of the above-mentioned Decisions for the follow-up to the Periodic Report in Latin America and the Caribbean;

4. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, the UNESCO regional offices and the States Parties of the region, to further develop the Caribbean and the Latin American Action Plans into operational work plans and identify partners for their implementation;

5. Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to review operations and staffing in the UNESCO regional offices to ensure that services are provided in a coordinated manner with the World Heritage Centre to assist the States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the respective Action Plans;

6. Calls upon the States Parties, the World Heritage Centre and all the other stakeholders involved in the protection and conservation of natural and cultural heritage of the region to establish a fund raising strategy to provide the necessary financial and human resources required to implement the World Heritage Action Plans;

7. Strongly encourages the States Parties, other World Heritage partners and stakeholders in the region to cooperate actively and take the necessary actions to follow up on the implementation of the Action Plans for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean in a concerted and concrete manner;

8. Encourages the States Parties of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to continue working together for the preparation of the trans-national nomination dossiers (Qhapaq Ñan - Main Andean Road) and requests the States Parties to submit a progress report by 1 February 2007 for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007 ;

9. Calls upon the donors to continue supporting the initiative and thanks the World Heritage Centre for technical support;


10. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to report at its 32nd session in 2008 on the implementation of the Caribbean and Latin American Action Plans.

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Context of Decision
Focal Point: LAC
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 11E