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The Third General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural-Heritage met in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on 7 October 1980 during the 21st session of the General Conference. Forty-eight of the fifth-three States which were Parties to the Convention as at 7 October 1980 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting, namely Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Ghana, ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
7. The General Assembly elected by acclamation H..E. Mr. G. Abad Grijalva (Ecuador) as Chairman, the representatives of Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Yugoslavia as Vice-Chairmen and M. Benyam Bekele (Ethiopia) as Rapporteur.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
8. The agenda of the Session was adopted without amendment. The work of the Assembly was completed in one meeting.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
9. The representative of the Bureau of the Comptroller introduced document CC-80/CONF. 018/2 by which, in accordance with the Financial Regulations for the World Heritage Fund, the accounts of the Fund were submitted to the General Assembly. He drew attention to the statement of accounts for the financial period which ended on 31 December 1978, given in Annex I to the document, and to the interim statement for the two-year financial period 1979-1980, drawn up as at 31 July 1980, set out in Annex II. The Assembly was then informed that contributions had been received from several States ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
13. The General Assembly then unanimously decided, on the proposal of the Chairman, to maintain for the financial period 1981-1983 the amount of the contribution to be paid to the World Heritage Fund foreseen in Article 16, paragraph 1; of the Convention at 1 per cent of the contribution of States Parties to the Regular Budget of Unesco.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
14. The General Assembly was .called on to elect seven members to the World Heritage Committee to replace the following seven members whose term of office was due to expire at the end of the 21st session of the General Conference : Algeria, Ecuador, Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, Sudan and Yugoslavia. 15. The list of the States Parties which had presented their candidature was read out before the Assembly. In addition to Ecuador, which had announced earlier in the proceedings that it was no longer a candidate for election to the Committee, the following States then withdrew their candidature : ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
18. The Assistant Director-General for Culture and Communication offered his congratulations to those States which had been elected to the World Heritage Committee. He went on to refer to the essential role which the Convention and the Committee were playing in increasing.the awareness of people of the importance of preserving cultural and natural monuments and sites which were of value to mankind as a whole. Another important result of the work undertaken under the Convention had been the fruitful collaboration which had developed between specialists in nature conservation and those in ...
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
19. Before announcing the closure of the meeting, the Chairman stated that the implementation of the Convention was one of the examples of activities in which each and every country had a contribution to make. Each had its own heritage and the heritage of all nations together .formed-the patrimony of mankind. The Convention embodied the very ideals on which the Unesco Constitution was based. The Chairman then declared the meeting closed.
Session: 3rd session of the General Assembly of States Parties (CONF 018)
Year: 1980
10.  Bureau authorised the Secretariat to pursue, in co-operation with the Ethiopian authorities, the preparation of a project for a photogrammetric survey of the monuments of Lalibela and to submit a revised technical co-operation request to the Committee. The delegate from the United States of America abstained from this recommendation.
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Country: Ethiopia
9. The Bureau deferred the following requests either because the properties to which they related were not included or recommended for the World Heritage List or further clarifications were required: Algeria: Dey's Palace Qal'ah of Beni Hammad Citadel Quarter of Setif Ethiopia: Bale Mountain National Park Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park Further elements of the technical co-opertaion requests for these sites have to be established first by a preparatory assistance mission which has been granted for Simien National Park and will be now extended to the other two ...
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Ancient City of Aleppo Ancient City of Bosra Ancient City of Damascus Site of Palmyra
Country: Algeria Ethiopia Syrian Arab Republic
11. The Bureau granted preparatory assistance to (a) Guatemala: services of 2 consultants (at an estimated cost of $22,000) (ecologist and specialist in stone, stucco and wood conservation) to prepare a technical co-operation request for Tikal National Park. The request for a jeep included in the preparatory assistance requested could be considered together with the technical co-operation request.
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Tikal National Park
Country: Guatemala
11. The Bureau granted preparatory assistance to: (b) Senegal: consultant services for 4m/m (at an estimated cost of $20,000) to plan technical measures for adequate protection of the site including regulation of the water level. The equipment requested requires some clarification and could be considered by the Committee at a later date.
Session: 4th session of the Bureau (CONF 017)
Year: 1980
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
Opening of the session. Adoption of the agenda. Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Rapporteur. Nominations to the World Heritage List. Technical co-operation requests. Protection of the World Heritage Emblem and of the name of the World Heritage Fund. Revised text of the "Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention". Measures to be taken to improve the balance between the cultural and the natural heritage in the implementation of the Convention. Public information activities. Consideration of ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
I would like to welcome the participants of the fourth session of the World Heritage Committee. The French Government is honored that this meeting, which brings together the leading specialists in historical monuments and natural sites, is being held in 1980 in France. At the request of the President of the Republic, 1980 is in fact Heritage Year in our country. It is marked by numerous activities initiated by the State, local communities and associations for preserving and enhancing the illustrious and more humble legacies of our people's past. It is fortu- nate that Heritage Year offers ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The fourth session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Paris,  France, (1-5 September 1980) at the kind invitation of the French Government.  The meeting was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Egypt, France,Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States of America, and Yugoslavia.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Representatives of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Observers from thirteen States Parties to the Convention which were not members of the Committee, namely Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Federal Republic of Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Jordan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Zaire also attended the session, as well as an observer from one other international organization: the Arab, Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization. The full list of participants will be found in Annex I to this report.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Chairman, Dr. Shehata Adam, declared the session open and addressed the meeting to welcome the participants and thank the French Government for their kind invitation to hold the fourth session of the World Heritage Committee at the Hotel de Sully. M. Jean-Pierre Bady, Director of the Caisse nationale des monuments historiques et des sites,gave a welcoming speech which inaluded a brief history of the Hotel Bethune de Sully. M. Michel Batisse, Deputy Assistant Director-General, Sector of Sciences, addressed the meeting on behalf of M. Amadou Mahtar-M'Bow, Director-General of Unesco. M. ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
5. Dr. Shehata Adam brought to the attention of the Committee the text of a letter from the Government of Jordan regarding the nomination to the World Heritage List of the "Old City Jerusalem and its walls" and suggested the matter be taken up under Item 4 of the proposed agenda.6.  The delegate from the United States of America suggested that a working group on the balance between cultural and natural sites be established and the exanimation of the Report of the Rapporteur on the 4th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (19-22 May1980) was inserted between Items 10 ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
8. Mr. M. Parent was elected as Chairman of the Committee by accla- mation. The Committee then elected by acclamation the following representatives of States Members of the Committee as Vice-Chairmen : H. Exe. Prof. R.O. Slatyer (Australia), Mr. J. Adusei (Ghana), Mrs. R. Torres de Arauz (Panama), Mr. D. Hales (United States of America), Dr. M. Prelog (Yugoslavia) and Mr. A. Beschaouch (Tunisia) as Rapporteur. Dr. S. Adam (Egypt), the former Chairman of the Committee, was invited to participate in the work of the Bureau. 9. Mr. M. Parent, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee discussed one by one those nominations which had been recommended by the Bureau for inscription on the List, those which had been recommended by the Bureau not to be entered on the List and nominations which raised a problem of application of the criteria, and were hence recommended by the Bureau to be deferred. In each case the Committee heard, as appropriate, the comments of the representatives of IUCN and/or ICOMOS who presented an evaluation of each property in question in relation to the criteria. The representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS were invited when appro- priate ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee also decided to extend the protected site of Ohrid Lake to include the cultural and historical area. This site will carry the name "Ohrid region with its cultural and historical aspects and its natural environment".
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
The Committee furthermore decided not to inscribe the following ten sites on the World Heritage List : No. / Name of property / State Party 104 / Church of Orosi / Costa Rica 105 / National Monument at San Jose / Costa Rica 108 / National Theatre / Costa Rica 110 / Church of Nicoya / Costa Rica 123 / Kainji Lake National Park / Nigeria 56 / Valley of Heidal / Norway 57 / Kjerringøy Trading Centre / Norway 60 / Eidsvoll Building / Norway 141 / Archaeological ruins at Harappa / ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Country: Costa Rica Nigeria Norway Pakistan United States of America
16. After a discussion concerning the nomination presented by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regarding "the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls", the following motion was adopted by consensus : "The World Heritage Committee, at its fourth session, took into consideration the nomination presented by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan concerning "the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls" in all its cultural and human aspects. The Committee was in full agreement in appreciating their unique importance in view of the universal values they represent from the religious, historical, architectural ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
The Committee decided to enter in the world Heritage List the following 28 sites: No. Name of property State Party 102 Qalaa of Beni Hammad Algeria 124 Historic Town of Ouro Prêto Brazil 133 Burgess Shale Site Canada 79 Paphos Cyprus 10 Lower Valley of the Awash Ethiopia 12 Tiya Ethiopia 5 Aksum Ethiopia 17 Lower Valley of the Omo Ethiopia 35 Ashante Traditional Buildings Ghana 129        Maya Site of Copan Honduras 91 Historic Centre of Rome Italy   The representative ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Aksum Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad Ancient City of Bosra Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci City of Valletta Durmitor National Park Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura Historic Centre of Warsaw Historic Town of Ouro Preto Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Ichkeul National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Lower Valley of the Awash Lower Valley of the Omo Maya Site of Copan Megalithic Temples of Malta Paphos Redwood National and State Parks Røros Mining Town and the Circumference Site of Palmyra Taxila
Country: Algeria Brazil Canada Cyprus Ethiopia Ghana Honduras Italy Malta North Macedonia Norway Pakistan Panama Poland Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia United States of America
The Committee decided furthermore to defer the following sites : No. / Name of property / State Party 101 / Dey's Palace at Algiers/ Algeria 103 / Citadel Quarter of Setif / Algeria 106 /  National archaeological park of Guayabo de Turrialba / Costa Rica 107 / Santa Rosa historic mansion / Costa Rica  109 / Ruins of Ujarras / Costa Rica  11 /  Adulis / Ethiopia 111 / Bale Mountain National Park / Ethiopia 112 / Abijatta Shalla Lakes National Park / Ethiopia  13 / Melka Kontoure / Ethiopia 14 / Matara / Ethiopia 16  /Yeha / Ethiopia 92 / Convent of Santa Giulia-San Salvatore ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Old Towns of Djenné
Country: Algeria Costa Rica Ethiopia Italy Mali Nigeria Pakistan Senegal Syrian Arab Republic
18.  The Committee reiterated the importance of the Operational Guidelines and emphasized that every measure should be taken to ensure that the resulting guidelines are the best possible and that they reflect the thorough deliberations which precede each decision taken by the Committee. The insertion in the introduction of a brief paragraph to this effect was recommended by the Committee.  19. The Committee then discussed in detail the Revised Operational Guidelines and made the following modifications: a) Chapter I, section A, paragraph 5 (ii) should read : Because of the ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
21. The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to examine measures to improve the balance between the cultural and the natural heritage in the implementation of the Convention and agreed with the recommendations set out below: 1) Preparatory assistance to States Parties should be granted on a priority basis for: (i) the establishment of tentative lists of cultural and natural properties situated in their territories and suitable for inclusion in the World Heritage List; (ii) the preparation of nominations of types of properties underrepresented in the World Heritage ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
22. The Committee took note of the Report of the Secretariat on public information activities undertaken during the preceding year. The Committee also emphasized the importance of such activities in promoting and imple menting the World Heritage Convention. 23. The Committee requested the Secretariat that the royalties on the retail prices for Upsala Ekeby's commemorative Glass and Silverware go directly into the World Heritage Fund, and agreed that 10 % of these royalties (i.e. 2 % on the retail sales price) go to Unesco's Public Liaison Fund to cover expenses incurred through this ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Country: Australia Canada United States of America
30. The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had carefully explored the various means available to protect the emblem and the name of the World Heritage Fund. 31. Possibilities for such protection exist in a number of countries within the framework of the Universal Copyright Convention, the Berne Convention and national legislation. In noting this report the Committee decided to include in the operational guidelines the following recommendation : Nations party to the Convention should take all possible measures to prevent the use of the emblem of the Convention and the use of ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
32. The Committee heard the report of the working group set up to examine the interim statement of accounts and technical co-operation requests and to prepare a budget for September 1980 to December 1981. 33. The Committee took note of document CC-80/CONF. 016/7 which includes the interim statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 1979-31 July 1980. It also noted the surplus in the World Heritage Fund amounting to 1,463,832.61 $ as of 31 July this year. In view of this favorable financial situation the Committee adopted a budget for the period 1 September ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
36. The following two requests were submitted to the Secretariat during the fourth session of the Committee : Ecuador - The Historic Center of Quito  Panama - The fortifications on the Caribbean  side of Panama : Portobelo-San Lorenzo $ 25,000  $ 51,000  37.  The Committee authorized the Chairman of the Committee to approve these two requests in consultation with the other members of the Bureau subject to the outcome of a technical review by the Secretariat and the professional non-governmental organizations ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: City of Quito Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Ecuador Panama
40.  The representative of the United States of America expressed reservations on the continued need for temporary assistance to the Secretariat for the implementation of the Convention and abstained on the relevant item of the budget. In this respect the Secretariat drew attention to the fact that the proposed increase for temporary assistance is in proportion far smaller than the overall increase in the budget which corresponds to a considerable increase in the workload. The Secretariat further indicated that services to the Convention provided directly from the regular programme ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee upon recommendation of the Bureau approved the following technical co-operation requests: Nepal - Sagarmatha National Park (request n°120.1): $75,000 Tunisia - Baths of Antonius at Carthage (request n°37.1 and addendum): $118,000 Zaire - Virunga National Park (request n°63.1): $43,660 Zaire - Garamba National Park (request n°126.1): $19,120 Zaire - Kahuzi-Biega National Park (request n°137.1): $15,120 Ethiopia - Lalibela (request n°18.1): ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela Sagarmatha National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Nepal Tunisia
35.  The Committee, as requested by Tanzania, approved an additional $7,000 for the preparation of a management plan for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
38. The Committee decided to ask the Bureau to elaborate guidelines for the evaluation of technical co-operation requests which could be then reviewed and adopted by the Committee, and would be included in the operational guidelines.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
The Committee urged States Parties to indicate in their future technical co-operation requests, details of their counterpart contribution as well as other contributions from bilateral or multilateral sources made or planned for the conservation of the property in question.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
43. The Committee adopted the following budget for the period September 1980 to December 1981. B U D G E T September 1980 - December 1981 Activities                                              Funds brought forward from 1979-1980  Additional Funds allocated    Total Funds authorized  for the period September 1980 – December 1981  I. Prepatory ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
44. The Committee examined a proposal made by one of its members, presented as follows : "Contributions offered to the World Heritage Fund for international assistance campaigns and other Unesco projects of technical co- operation for any property inscribed on the World Heritage List shall be accepted and used as international assistance pursuant to Section V of the Convention and in conformity with the modalities established for carrying out the campaign or project". 45. The Committee adopted this proposal. 46. The Committee further agreed with the following recommendations : a) ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
47. The Representatives of IUCN and ICOMOS presented their point of view on this important topic. The Committee noted with satisfaction IUCN's plans for the preparation of a worldwide inventory of natural sites through worldwide distribution of questionnaires and organisation of a series of expert meetings during the next two years. 48. The Committee discussed the request of IUCN to establish a sub- committee for in depth review of and guidance on the preparation of inventories as well as on theme studies for comparative analysis. The Committee felt that this matter should be discussed ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
51. The Secretariat presented the draft of the report to be submitted by the Committee to the General Conference, pointing out that this docu- ment would have to be completed in accordance with the decisions made by the Committee at its fourth session. The Committee was informed that this report would be submitted to the programme commission on Culture and Communication as well as the programme commission on Science of the General Conference. The Committee adopted the draft report as presented and requested the Secretariat to incorporate the decisions taken at the present session.
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980
52. His Excellency, Mr. Camille Aboussouan, the Ambassador at Unesco of Lebanon informed the Committee that his country will ratify the World Heritage Convention in the near future. He addressed the attention of the Committee to the need to protect the archaeological and cultural sites and monuments of the city of Tyr in conformity with the stipulations of the Hague Convention and referred in this respect to resolution S/RES/459 (1979) of the United Nations Security Council. 53. The Committee examined a proposed design for World Heritage Certificates and authorized the Chairman to ...
Session: 4th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 016)
Year: 1980