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2003
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2003
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The General Assembly, 1. Recalling Decision 27 COM 11.3 of the World Heritage Committee which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund and invites the Director-General to report to it on this matter, 2. Takes note of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.7 Rev. on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, 1. Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2004-2005; 2. Invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to supplement their contributions to the World Heritage Fund with voluntary donations.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, Recalling Decision 27 COM 11.3 of the World Heritage Committee which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund and invites the Director-General to report to it on this matter, Takes note of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.7 Rev. on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, Welcomes the adoption by the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee of new Strategic Objectives that include the strengthening of the Credibility of the World Heritage List and the development of effective Capacity-building measures; Notes the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List presented in documents WHC-03/14.GA/8 and WHC-03/27.COM/13; Also notes that the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, China, June-July 2004) will evaluate the 1994 Global ...
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The General Assembly, Elects Kuwait (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as a member of the World Heritage Committee, Elects the following seven States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Benin, Chile, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
Country: Benin Chile Japan Kuwait Lithuania Netherlands New Zealand Norway
The General Assembly did not discuss any other business.
Session: 14th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (14 GA)
Year: 2003
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee approves the following International Assistance requests as amended with the comments of the Bureau: PREPARATORY ASSISTANCE 27 BUR 1.1 CULTURAL (Niger) Consultation meeting in view of the inscription of the "The Great Salt Roads" on the World Heritage List US$ 30,000 for funding in 2003  
Session: 27th session of the Bureau (27 BUR)
Year: 2003
Country: Niger
The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee approves the following International Assistance requests as amended with the comments of the Bureau: TRAINING 27 BUR 1.2 CULTURAL (Russian Federation) Organization of an International Training Workshop for cultural heritage Specialists of the CIS and the Baltic States involved in the preparation of the Periodic Reporting US$ 29,390 for funding in ...
Session: 27th session of the Bureau (27 BUR)
Year: 2003
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee,1. In conformity with Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee,2. Accepts the presence of the following international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals, who have requested Observer participation at the session:Mr Julian Laird, Earthwatch Institute, Europe; Ms Maria Isabel Correa Kanan, IPHAN, Brazil; Ms Jessica Douglas-Home and Mr Georges Zouain, The Mihai Emisecu Trust, U.K.;Mr Haruhisa Furuta and Mrs Mami Furuta, The Setouchi ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Adopts the agenda as proposed in document WHC-03/27.COM/2 Prov.2;2. Noting that the 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee adopted a decision on item 14A (Nominations to be examined in 2004 and 2005) (see Decision 6 EXT.COM 7),  3. Further noting that following Decision 26 COM 26, item 21 (Provisional agenda of the 28th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (April 2004)) is no longer applicable,4. Decides to take note of the following documents: WHC-03/27.COM/15 (Ways and Means to reinforce the implementation of the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalling the changes in circumstances which have resulted in the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2003 taking place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, rather than in Suzhou, China,2. Noting that in view of the above, the transitional provisions relating to the election of the Bureau found in Decision 6 EXT.COM 3, can no longer be applied,3. Decides to elect, on an exceptional basis, a Bureau with the following composition: a) Ms Vera Lacoeuilhe (Saint Lucia) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee for the duration of the 27th session of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes with appreciation the Report of the Rapporteur on the 6th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee in 2003;2. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in order to facilitate the implementation of its decisions and to better plan and manage its workload during future sessions, to prepare a "Directory of Decisions by deadline" according to the model as proposed by the Rapporteur attached as an aAnnexx XX in to the Summary Record (WHC-03/27.COM/INF.24);3. Further requests the World Heritage Centre in order to ensure an institutional ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking note of the Report of the Secretariat as presented in document WHC-03/27.COM/5,2. Recalling the need for the Committee to be kept informed on the implementation of its decisions,  3. Invites the Secretariat to present to the Committee, at each of its ordinary ordinary sessions, a "Report on the Implementation of the Decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee". This Report will replace the Secretariat Report.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having taken note of the information concerning the threats to the archaeological property of Tell Rumeida, in the Palestinian Territories,2. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to carry out a mission to the property to examine its state of conservation at the earliest possible time, within the scope of Decision 26 COM 6.1 concerning the protection of the cultural heritage in the Palestinian Territories, and submit a report to the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004;3. Appeals to all concerned parties to ensure that ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its sincere appreciation to the Asia-Pacific States Parties, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for their collaboration over the past 6 years that led to the successful preparation of the comprehensive "Synthesis Regional Periodic Report for the Asia-Pacific Region 2003";2. Takes note of the sub-regional and regional recommendations and action plans proposed in the "Synthesis Regional Periodic Report for the Asia-Pacific Region 2003", which were elaborated by the States Parties together with the World Heritage ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Requests the World Heritage Centre to produce a publication within three months, if possible, to be funded from extrabudgetary funds, on the Arab States Periodic Report carried out in the year 2000 and information on the follow-up actions.  This publication is also to be made available through electronic or other appropriate means (CD-Rom and/or on the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's web site); 2. Notes the progress made to date in the preparation for the Periodic Reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean and in Europe and North ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Reiterates its serious concern for the state of conservation of this property and the need for increased international support and co-operation, including that between the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan; 2. Requests that the State Party take all necessary measures to halt mining along the Manovo River in order to minimize negative impacts of mining on the integrity of the Park and confirm in writing the outcome of the measures taken; 3. Recommends that IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, in co-operation with the State Party, urgently undertake a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses its serious concerns about the continuing threats of poaching in all properties and encroachments and cattle farming in Virunga; 2. Commends international conservation NGOs, the UNESCO/DRC/UNF (United Nations Foundation) Project and the Governments of Germany and Belgium for their commitment to support staff of the properties and to mobilize necessary financial and human resources needed to mitigate threats to the integrity of the five properties; 3. Invites the new National Unity Government of the State Party to commit itself to protecting the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the State Party on actions undertaken during the past year to improve the conservation of the Simien National Park World Heritage property; 2. Recommends that the State Party continue implementing the positive measures mentioned in its report until significant on-the-ground conservation improvements are evident; 3. Recommends that IUCN, using expertise from its Species Survival Commission and in co-operation with the State Party, takes measures to verify the increase in the population estimates of Walia Ibex and Simien Fox reported by the State ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia