Committee Decisions

27 COM 11.3

Examination of the World Heritage Fund and Approval of the Related Budget for 2004/2005

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund;

2. Invites the Director-General to report to it on this matter;

3. Further invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to supplement their contributions to the World Heritage Fund with voluntary donations;

4. Encourages the World Heritage Centre to develop bilateral agreements with States Parties as well as partnerships with multilateral organisations, the private sector and other actors with a view to securing additional resources for the following priorities: 

(i) Reinforcement of the staff of the World Heritage Centre,

(ii) Emergency International Assistance,

(iii) International Assistance to properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger,

(iv) Other International Assistance to States Parties, with priority to Preparatory Assistance,

(v) Funds to ensure that the Advisory Bodies have sufficient resources to enable      them fulfill their obligations under the Convention;

5. Requests the Secretariat to report on the budget execution including all sources of financing at each World Heritage Committee session as part of its annual report.

Table 1 - OVERVIEW OF BUDGETED INCOME & EXPENDITURE FOR THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION (DRAFT 32C/5 REAL GROWTH SCENARIO US$ 610 M)

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT BIENNIUM
2002-2003

NEXT BIENNIUM
2004-2005

 

US$

US$

INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD HERITAGE FUND

8 046 411

6 803 155

   - Contributions from States Parties

6 626 600

5 954 014

   - Contributions, Gifts or Bequests from Others

107 745

 

   - Investment & Proprietary Income

356 066

338 541

   - Other Resources

956 000

510 600

 

 

 

OTHER EXTRA-BUDGETARY*

9 233 074

12 573 827

   - Personnel

1 432 000

2 699 000

   - Activities

7 801 074

10 385 427

 

 

 

UNESCO REGULAR BUDGET (C5)**

5 872 400

7 640 700

   - Personnel

4 803 500

5 531 800

   - Activities

1 068 900

2 108 900

 

 

 

TOTAL

23 151 885

27 017 682

 

 

 

EXPENDITURE***

 

 

 

 

 

Main Line of Action 1

 

 

Support to the World Heritage Governing bodies

2 769 000

3 993 647

 

 

 

Main Line of Action 2

 

 

Protection of the World Heritage

26 075 311

23 468 950

 

 

 

TOTAL

28 844 311

27 462 597

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Representing Committed Funds

 

 

** Subject to approval by UNESCO General Conference

 

*** The 2002-2003 figures have been determined on the basis of the chapters of the approved budgets

Themes: Budget
Session: 27COM