Committee Decisions

CONF 209 XV.6.3

International Assistance for Cultural Heritage approved by the Bureau

The Committee took note that the Bureau had approved the following 11 requests for international assistance for cultural heritage for a total of US$ 287,000.

 

3.AFRICA(a).II GAMBIA Preparatory assistance

Follow-up actions to ICOMOS recommendations for James Island & Albreda Juffure Santo Domingo Historic Zone

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000 for this activity, which is in line with the implementation of the Global Strategy and aims at the preparation of a nomination file in accordance with ICOMOS recommendations, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.

 

3.AFRICA(a).III GUINEA Preparatory assistance

Establishment of a Tentative List of cultural and natural heritage sites

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000 for this activity, subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund.

 

3.AFRICA(a).V TANZANIA Preparatory assistance

Preservation of Kondoa Irangi Rock Art Paintings

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 7,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 7,000 to finance a mission by an international expert to address the issues raised by ICCROM (see WHC-99/CONF.209/19) and for the organization of an initial national seminar to identify stakeholders, create a task force, and to prepare project work plans.

 

3.AFRICA(d).I GHANA Technical Co-operation

Enhanced management for Forts & Castles of Ghana

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000 subject to the State Party paying its dues to the World Heritage Fund, requesting the World Heritage Centre to clarify the issues raised by ICCROM before drawing up a contract for ensuring successful implementation of the project.

 

3.ASIA(a).II DPR of KOREA Preparatory assistance

Finalization of Tentative List & Koguryo tomb nomination preparation

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000, requesting the State Party, World Heritage Centre, and the Advisory Bodies to closely cooperate in formulating the Tentative List and nomination dossier of the Koguryo Tombs, in organizing the study tour of the national experts.

 

3.ASIA(c).I CHINA Training assistance

Training course on using GIS for the preservation and management of Historic and Cultural sites in China

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000 subject to further clarification from the Chinese authorities on the points raised by ICCROM.

The Bureau recommended that consideration be given to providing an opportunity to include regional participants to expand the benefits beyond those gained by the Chinese professionals.

The Bureau finally requested the World Heritage Centre to closely monitor the implementation of this activity, in consultation with the Chinese authorities and ICCROM.

 

3.ASIA(c).IV REP KOREA Training assistance

International Fortress Cities management seminar

US$ 25,000 requested US$ 20,000 approved

The Bureau approved US$ 20,000 as a contribution for the organization of the International Fortress Cities management seminar and to facilitate the participation of experts from developing States Parties, taking into due consideration the comments of ICCROM.

 

3.ASIA(c).V REGIONAL (Philippines & Indonesia) Training assistance

Request to supplement the South East Asian Global Strategy Meeting

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved

The Bureau recalled that US$ 5,000 had been approved under the Global Strategy budget for organizing the South East Asian Global Strategy Meeting to identify and discuss themes such as archaeological sites in the region and cultural landscapes maintained by minorities inhabiting the highlands of mainland South East Asia and the forests and coastal enclaves of insular South East Asia (reference WHC-99/CONF.209/8).

The Bureau approved US$ 30,000 under training assistance to seek the balance required for the year 2000 for organizing this Global Strategy meeting in Toraja, Indonesia.

 

3.EUROPE(d).II LATVIATechnical Co-operation

Regional Seminar on authenticity & reconstruction work

US$ 25,000 requested US$ 25,000 approved

The Bureau noted that the request was endorsed by Lithuania, and other Eastern and Central European States Parties.

 

3.EUROPE(d).III LATVIA Technical Co-operation

Restoration of Reutern House interior, Old Riga

US$ 25,000 requested US$ 25,000 approved

 

3.LATIN(d).II CUBA Technical Co-operation

Consolidation & rehabilitation of cloister of Convent of Santa Clara, Old Havana

US$ 30,000 requested US$ 30,000 approved