Decision : 7 EXT.COM 5C
Follow-up to Periodic Report for Africa

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/5C and WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/INF.11,

2. Recalling its Decision 26 COM 20, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002),

3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Periodic Report for Africa;

4. Thanks the Italian Government for its prompt and generous contribution to the implementation of the first session of Modules II & III of the Africa Regional Programme 2004-2007, as well as the governments and institutions detailed in the Annex for their contribution to the conservation of World Heritage Sites in Africa;

5. Invites the Director of the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, to take into account, in the implementation of the training component of the Africa Regional Programme, the diversity of languages as well as the need to ensure an appropriate balance between natural and cultural heritage, with a view to promoting integrated programs;

6. Takes note of the meeting of African experts on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and on the State of Conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa planned for March 2005 in Cape Town, South Africa;

7. Calls upon the State Parties to the Convention, UNESCO, the World Heritage Centre and other partners to support this initiative;

8. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to report at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) on the results and progress accomplished in the implementation of the recommendations of both the Periodic Report for Africa and the Africa Regional Programme. 

ANNEX to the Decision 7 EXT.COM 5C

List of Governments and Institutions that have contributed to the Africa Regional Programme and to the conservation of World Heritage properties in Africa:

  • Belgium, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Federal Science Office;
  • France – UNESCO Cooperation Agreement;
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)/ Small Grants Programme;
  • Italy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Japan, Funds-in-Trust-Agreement with UNESCO;
  • Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Netherlands, Funds-in Trust-Agreement with UNESCO;
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD);
  • Nordic World Heritage Foundation;
  • Portugal, Funds-in-Trust Agreement with UNESCO;
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • Swedish National Heritage;
  • United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF).
  • United Nations Foundation (UNF)
Themes: Periodic Reporting
Year: 2004
Decision Code: 7 EXT.COM 5C