World Heritage Centre World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2024 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Fri, 21 Jun 2024 14:28:54 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions 4 GA 1-6 Opening of the General Assembly by the Director-General or his representative
  • The Fourth General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage met at Unesco Headquarters in Paris on 28 October 1983 during the 22nd session of the General Conference.
  • Sixty-four of the seventy-five States which were parties to the Convention as at 28 October 1983 and which thus had the right to vote, were represented at the meeting, namely : Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany (Fed. Rep. of), Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, India, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, United Republic of Cameroon, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zimbabwe.
  • Representatives of the following States not Parties to the Convention also participated as observers in the General Assembly; Austria, China, Finland, Gabon, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands and Sweden. Representatives of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), of the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) also attended the meeting in an observer capacity.
  • The list of participants to the General Assembly is given in annex 1 to this document.
  • In accordance with the Rules of procedure of the General Assembly the Secretariat of the Assembly was assumed by the Secretariat of UNESCO .
  • In opening the meeting on behalf of the Director-General, the Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr. Makaminan Makagiansar, noted with pleasure the success of the Convention which 76 States had so far ratified or accepted : 51 properties had been inscribed on the World Heritage List since the last General Assembly, bringing to 136 the number of sites and monuments inscribed. This list had been drawn up with all due impartiality by the Committee which had been able, with the help of ICOMOS and IUCN, to define criteria and procedures for the evaluation of nominations. The Assistant Director-General then underlined the importance of public information activities designed to associate the public as widely as possible with the conservation of the world heritage and he des­cribed the activities undertaken in this regard by UNESCO as well as several initiatives of States Parties. With respect to technical co-operation activities from which 31 States Parties had already benefitted, Mr. Makagiansar indicated that the World Heritage Fund had contributed $ 1,100,000 for the training of specialists, $ 1,200,000 for safeguarding works, $ 300,000 for emergency assistance and approximately $ 100,000 for preparatory assistance. In concluding, the Assistant Director-General for Culture expressed his concern at the delays in the payment of mandatory and voluntary contributions of States, which had reached such a level that they risked to impede the implementation of the Convention, at a time when the threats to the heritage from the aggressions of the modern world were on the increase.
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    4 GA 7 Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the General Assembly Fri, 28 Oct 1983 00:00:00 EST 4 GA 8 Adoption of the Agenda of the General Assembly Fri, 28 Oct 1983 00:00:00 EST 4 GA 9-11 Examination of the Statement of Accounts of the World Heritage Fund

    Country                                                    Amount                     Year of contribution

    Afghanistan                                           199,00                         balance 1982, $ 9,00 for 1983

    Algeria                                                4,780,00                         1982 and 1983

    Argentina                                            6,419,05                         balance 1981, 1st payment 1982

    Cyprus                                                   199,00                         1983

    Iraq                                                     2,390,00                         1982

    Libya                                                 13,742,00                         1981, 1982 and 1983

    Nepal                                                     199,00                         1983

    Niger                                                      199,00                         1981

    Oman                                                    199,00                         1983

    Pakistan                                             1,394,00                         balance 1982, $ 1,279,27 for 1983

    Portugal                                              3,784,00                         1983

    Tunisia                                                   597,00                         1983

    10. A certain number of delegations informed the Assembly that steps were underway in their countries for the prompt payment of their contributions.
    11. The General Assembly then took note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 1980 as well as the interim statement of the accounts for the three-year period 1981-1983 drawn up as at 31 July 1983. The Assembly also took note of the information provided by the representative of the Comptroller concerning the contributions received since 31 July 1983.]]> Fri, 28 Oct 1983 00:00:00 EST
    4 GA 12 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 Convention at 1% of the contribution of States Parties to the Regular Budget of UNESCO .]]> Fri, 28 Oct 1983 00:00:00 EST 4 GA 17 Other business 17. The Assistant Director-General for Culture offered his congratulations to those States which had been elected to the He formulated the wish that the interest of States for the Convention which had been manifest during the Fourth General Assembly notably by the numerous candidatures submitted for election to the Committee would be pursued by the effective participation of all States Parties in the implementation of the Convention.]]> Fri, 28 Oct 1983 00:00:00 EST 4 GA 18 Closure of the session Fri, 28 Oct 1983 00:00:00 EST