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VI.14 The Committee, having recognized that regional action plans had already contributed in a tangible manner towards the implementation of the Global Strategy, adopted under Chapter II for the Budget for 2000 an amount of US$ 278,000, of which US$ 20,000 for Central and Eastern Europe, and under Thematic Studies US$ 40,000 for ICOMOS and US$ 15,000 for IUCN. It also took note of Information Documents WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.8, WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.11, WHC-99/CONF.209/INF.14 and ...
IX.1 The Secretariat presented the Working Document WHC-99/CONF.209/12 that contains the Action Plan for the Arab region which should be completed by December 2000, and the periodic reporting exercise for the African States that should be completed by December 2001. IX.2 Particular mention was made of the links with the implementation of the Global Strategy. The periodic monitoring exercise would help States Parties to recognize their insufficiencies in the field of conservation and facilitate the identification of their needs. The managers of the sites will be trained and ultimately ...
VII.14 The Committee approved the regional strategies presented in Annexes I, II, III and IV of Working Document WHC-2000/CONF.204/8. The budgetary implications are considered under item 13 of the Agenda (WHC-2000/CONF.204/15, Chapter IV of the budget).
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
IV.1 Mr Dawson Munjeri, Zimbabwe, Rapporteur of the twenty-fifth session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee, presented the report of this session held at UNESCO Headquarters from 25 to 30 June 2001 and outlined the main issues which were discussed. The Committee took note of the report of the Rapporteur. IV.2 Mr Francisco Lopez Morales, Mexico, Rapporteur of the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (Helsinki, 7-8 December 2001), thereafter presented the report of this session (Document WHC-01/CONF.208/4). He recalled that this was a ...
IX.4 Several Committee members stressed the importance of the Resolution of the General Assembly concerning the Representivity of the World Heritage List and that the substantive work on the analysis of the current World Heritage List and the tentative lists must be given top priority. New thematic studies and meetings should be carried out only upon the completion of this global analysis, and on the basis of the priorities identified for each region. A number of delegates stated that since 1994, many regional and thematic meetings have been convened, and the results of these meetings ...
XXII.1 The Committee adopted the Report with a number of amendments, which have been taken into consideration in the preparation of the final version of the Report. XXII.2 During the adoption of section X of the report a debate took place concerning the implementation of the Committee's decision on the selection of 30 nominations to be reviewed by the Committee in 2003. A number of Committee members sought clarification on the wording of paragraphs X.16 and X.21. It was agreed that if more than 30 complete and acceptable nominations are received by the Centre by 1 February 2002, the ...
XV.1 The Chairperson sincerely thanked Parks Canada for having hosted the WHIPCOE workshop in Winnipeg, Canada in early November 2001 and welcomed the following indigenous delegates to the session: Mr Tumu Te Heu Heu (Paramount Chief, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand), Mr Eru Manuera (General Manager, Maori Issues, Department of Conservation, New Zealand) and Mrs Josie Weninger (Field Unit Superintendent, Parks Canada). The Chairperson conveyed the Committee's respects to the Paramount Chief and thanked him for having traveled from New Zealand to attend the Committee session. XV.2 ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/5, WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5A and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5C, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.1 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five Strategic Objectives, and in particular the work underway to fully integrate local communities in every aspect of World Heritage site conservation and management; 4. Further notes with appreciation the results of the activities of IUCN, ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 11C.1, 30 COM 11F and 31 COM 23B adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006),and at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively; 3. Takes note of the Report of progress made in the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their support, and their technical and financial assistance to the African World Heritage Fund; 5. Welcomes the report of the first advocacy meeting organized in Abuja ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the developments that have taken place with regard to the establishment of the Pacific World Heritage Fund; 4. Encourages the States Parties of the Pacific region to work with the World Heritage Centre on the development of this proposal, building on lessons learnt from the African World Heritage Fund and adapting it to the region's needs. 5. Invites the States Parties of the Pacific region to present a ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/10A, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 13 and 31 COM 17 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Thanking the Government of the United Kingdom for having hosted the Science and Technology expert workshop, which took place from 21 to 23 January 2008 in London, as well as all the experts who contributed to it, 4. Noting the results and recommendations of the Science and Technology expert workshop within the framework of the Global Strategy, 5. Takes note of the progress report on the global thematic studies ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/10B; 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 18A adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the developing range of discussions on the nomination of serial transnational properties as a positive expression of international cooperation in line with the aims and objectives of the World Heritage Convention; 4. Acknowledges the need to enhance the guidance to States Parties, Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre on the policies and procedures linked to the nomination and management of serial national and ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/12, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 12A adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the efforts of all professionals involved in preserving the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage despite difficult conditions; 4. Regrets that the prevailing situation, besides heavily affecting the life of the communities, does not allow effective and smooth implementation of conservation programmes; 5. Urges all parties concerned with the safeguarding of the Palestinian cultural and natural heritage to take ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/17, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 19, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the progress in implementing the World Heritage Committee's Decision 31 COM 19 (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Encourages the Director General of UNESCO and the Director of the World Heritage Centre to continue their efforts in implementing the remaining recommendations of the management audit; 5. Urges the Director General of UNESCO to fill the post of Deputy Director of Management as soon as possible; 6. Requests ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-09/33.COM/5A, WHC- 09/33.COM/INF.5A.1, WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.2, and WHC-09/33.COM/INF.5A.3, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 5 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the Committee's five Strategic Objectives; 4. Takes also note of the findings of the study undertaken by UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service on the mapping of the workload of the World Heritage Centre presented in Document ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 5B adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Noting with satisfaction the progress achieved in the implementation of the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and noting that in practice the World Heritage Centre will continue addressing specific issues under regional programmes, 4. Thanks Andorra, Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand for having provided extra-budgetary funding for World Heritage-related activities in SIDS, ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/5C, 2. Recalling the provisions of the Operational Guidelines in paragraphs 41 to 44, 3. Notes with appreciation the information provided on the cooperation between the World Heritage Convention and other multilateral environmental agreements; 4. Also notes the need for States Parties to address the great imbalance between nature and culture in the World Heritage List and to such end, recommends that a sharing of information between the multilateral environmental agreements and diverse stakeholders active in the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 6A adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the Progress Report on the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Notes with appreciation the excellent work the Fund has done since its inception, including the support provided for nominations for inscription of African sites on the World Heritage List, capacity building and assistance in the development of management plans for World Heritage properties in Africa; 5. Expresses its appreciation ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made towards the establishment of sustainable funding arrangements for conservation of World Heritage properties in the Pacific; 4. Requests the World Heritage Centre to report on the outcomes of the feasibility study on the development and implementation of sustainable funding arrangements for heritage conservation in the Pacific to the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in ...
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