Decision : 35 COM 5C
Follow-up of the recommendations by the External Auditor on the audit of the World Heritage Centre

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/5C,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 5G adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Also recalling Decision 184 EX 8 Part II, adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 184th session (30 March - 15 April 2010),

4. Takes note with appreciation of the implementation of the 9 recommendations of the External Auditor, notably the centralisation of all calls for funds and collection of contributions by the Bureau of Financial Management, and the adoption of a result-based management approach;

5. Also takes note of the progress with 6 other recommendations of the External Auditor;

6. Notes with satisfaction the nomination of the Deputy Director for Management for the World Heritage Centre, thus closing the recruitment process for this post;

7. Requests the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Internal Oversight Service (IOS), to prepare an audit plan on the Centre for the consideration of the 18th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention in October 2011;

8. Further requests the World Heritage Centre to pursue the measures outlined in document WHC-10/34.COM/5G and to submit to it a progress report on the External Audit for consideration at its 36th session in 2012.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Administration, Reports
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 5C