Session: 15GA 2005close
The General Assembly, Elects H.E. Mr Jean Guéguinou (France) as President of the 15th session of the General Assembly ; Elects Mr Nicolas Mathieu (Switzerland) as Rapporteur of the 15th session of the General Assembly ; Elects the Russian Federation and Namibia as Vice-Presidents of the 15th session of the General Assembly.
The President of the General Assembly declared the agenda of the session, as presented in document WHC-05/15.GA/2A, adopted.
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-05/15.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee as amended.
The General Assembly, Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2003 (see Section I of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.5) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulates that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4); Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2003; Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2004-2005, approved by the ...
15 GA 6.1 Determination of the amount of the contributions to the World Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention
The General Assembly, Decides to set at 1% of the compulsory contribution to UNESCO the percentage for the calculation of the amount of contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by the States Parties for the financial period 2006-2007.
The Assembly General, Recalling decision 29 COM 15B 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 encourage the States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions as well as encouraging other partners to make similar donations; Takes note of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.6 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
The General Assembly, Having examined documents WHC-05/15.GA/7 et WHC-05/15.GA/INF.7, Takes note of the report and warmly welcomes the Vienna Memorandum adopted by the International Conference “World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture” (Vienna, 2005); Based on the Vienna Memorandum, adopts the Declaration on the Conservation of Historic Urban Landscapes, as amended by the General Assembly.
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-05/15.GA/8, Takes note with satisfaction of Africa’s Position Paper and encourages the implementation of its recommendations ; Supports the creation of an African World Heritage Fund and invites the States Parties to the Convention to contribute voluntarily to this Fund.
The General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention asks the Secretariat, in cooperation with the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, to initiate a process until the General Assembly in 2007, to discuss possible alternatives to the present election system to the World Heritage Committee. The alternative(s) presented to the General Assembly in 2007 should ensure balanced geographical and cultural representation in the Committee, a less time-consuming and less complicated voting system, and better focus on important issues in the proceedings of the General ...