Decision : 33 COM 11B
Follow up of the Periodic Report for Asia and the Pacific

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined document WHC-09/33.COM/11B,

2. Recalling its Decisions 27 COM 20B.4, 30 COM 11D and 31 COM 11C adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003), 30th (Vilnius, 2006), and 31st(Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively,

3. Notes with satisfaction the significant progress achieved in implementing the World Heritage Convention in the Asia Pacific region through the execution of the Action-Asia 2003-2009 sub-regional Action Plans and the Pacific Action Plan 2009, and commends the States Parties of the Asia Pacific region, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies, as well as the concerned institutions and donors for their contribution to the attainment of these positive results;

4. Encourages the international community, in co-operation with the World Heritage Centre, to continue its technical and financial support for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention within the Asia Pacific region;

5. Takes note of and welcomes the 'Framework for Action on World Heritage 2010-2015' prepared by the States Parties of the Pacific and their commitment to protecting the outstanding heritage of their region for future generations;

6. Invites the States Parties of the Pacific region to continue developing the Pacific Programme for 2010-2015 and to submit the finalized Action Plan covering the period 2010-2015, including a budget estimate, for the consideration of the Committee at its 34th session in 2010;

7. Decides to allocate the amount of USD 200,000 USD from the World Heritage Fund for the implementation of the activities indicated in Section III of Document WHC-09/33.COM/11B;

8. Requests the World Heritage Centre to submit a report on the development of the Action Plan Pacific 2010-2015, for consideration by the Committee at its 34th session in 2010.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Periodic Reporting
Year: 2009
Decision Code: 33 COM 11B