World Heritage Centre https://whc.unesco.org?cid=305&l=en&searchDecisions=&search_session_decision=48&action=list&mode=rss World Heritage Centre - Committee Decisions 90 en Copyright 2024 UNESCO, World Heritage Centre Sat, 22 Jun 2024 14:57:41 EST UNESCO, World Heritage Centre - Decisions https://whc.unesco.org/document/logowhc.jpg https://whc.unesco.org 14 GA 2 Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the General Assembly 1. Elected H.E. Mr Ahmad Jalali (Islamic Republic of Iran) as Chairperson of the 14th General Assembly,
2. Elected Ms Alissandra Cummins (Barbados) as Rapporteur of the 14th General Assembly,
3. Elected France, Nigeria, and Uganda as Vice-Chairpersons of the 14th General Assembly.]]>
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14 GA 3.1 Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly 1. Decides to amend Rule 2.1 of its Rules of Procedure to read:
2.1 The representatives of Member States of UNESCO not parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural heritage and permanent observer missions to UNESCO may participate in the work of the Assembly as observers, without the right to vote, and subject to Rule 7.3.
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14 GA 3.2 Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly 1. Decides to amend Rule 10.1 of its Rules of Procedure to read:
10.1 The working languages of the Assembly shall be Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
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14 GA 4.1 New voting mechanism and revision of procedures for election of the members of the World Herittage Committee
1. Taking into consideration the decision of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee on the new voting mechanism and revision of the procedures for election of the members of the World Heritage Committee (decision 27 COM 18A.4),
2. Decides not to amend Rule 13 of its Rules of Procedure on the election of members of the World Heritage Committee.]]>
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14 GA 4.2 New voting mechanism and revision of procedures for election of the members of the World Herittage Committee
1. Noting the decision of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee on procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage Committee (decision 27 COM 18A.2),
2. Decides to include the following text as new Rule 13 - Procedures for the presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage Committee[1] :

13.1 The Secretariat shall ask all States Parties, at least three months prior to the opening of the General Assembly, whether they intend to stand for election to the World Heritage Committee. If so, its candidature should be sent to the Secretariat at least six weeks prior to the opening of the General Assembly.
13.2 At least four weeks prior to the opening of the General Assembly the Secretariat shall send to all States Parties the provisional list of States Parties candidates. The Secretariat will also provide information on the status of all compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund made by each of the candidates. This list of candidatures will be revised as necessary.
13.3 This list of candidatures shall be finalised 48 hours before the opening of the General Assembly. No other candidatures nor payments of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund (for the purpose of presenting a candidature to the Committee) will be accepted in the 48-hour period prior to the opening of the General Assembly.

[1] The numbering of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly will thus be amended accordingly.

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14 GA 5 Report of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee on the activities of the World Heritage Committee
1. Having examined the financial situation of the World Heritage Fund and the contribution of UNESCO to the activities of the World Heritage Centre as planned in the 32 C/5,
2. Recognizing the need to increase the financial resources from the UNESCO Regular Budget for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention,
3. Recalling Decision 27 COM 11 of the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session (Paris, 2003),
4. Recalling its wish that the 32nd General Conference allocate an additional US$ 1 million for activities directed at the implementation of the World Heritage Convention,
5. Invites the World Heritage Centre to inform the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session (Suzhou, China, 2004), as to the use of the referred additional amount, based on Main Line of Action 2 of Sub-programme IV.2.1 of document 32 C/5, according to Decision 27 COM 11.3,
6. Recommends that, when preparing the draft document 33 C/5, the Director-General explore additional resources for the activities of the World Heritage Centre from the Regular Budget of UNESCO, in consultation with the World Heritage Committee;
7. Further recommends that when preparing the draft document 33 C/5 the Director-General also seek additional extrabudgetary resources for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention;
8. Acknowledges and expresses thanks to those donors who have supported the activities of the World Heritage Centre.]]>
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14 GA 6 Examination of the statement of accounts of the World Heritage Fund, including the status of the States Parties' contributions
1. Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2001 (see Section I of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.6) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulate that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4),
2. Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2001;
3. Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2002, approved by the Comptroller (see Section III of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.6)]]>
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14 GA 7.2 https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/81 wh-support@unesco.org Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:00:00 EST 14 GA 7.1 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
1. Decides to set at 1% the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by States Parties for the financial period 2004-2005;
2. Invites the Director-General to encourage States Parties to supplement their contributions to the World Heritage Fund with voluntary donations.]]>
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14 GA 7.2 Contributions of States Parties The General Assembly,

  1. Recalling Decision 27 COM 11.3 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 report to it on this matter,
  2. Takes note of document WHC-03/14.GA/INF.7 Rev. on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage Fund.
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14 GA 8 Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List The General Assembly,

  1. Welcomes the adoption by the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee of new Strategic Objectives that include the strengthening of the Credibility of the World Heritage List and the development of effective Capacity-building measures;
  2. Notes the progress report on the implementation of the Global Strategy for a credible, representative and balanced World Heritage List presented in documents WHC-03/14.GA/8 and WHC-03/27.COM/13;
  3. Also notes that the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, China, June-July 2004) will evaluate the 1994 Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List;
  4. Recommends that additional financial resources be allocated to the World Heritage Centre for programmes to strengthen capacity in the States Parties and regions under-represented on the World Heritage List. In addition, an allocation of part of the carry-over of unobligated funds of the regular budget for 2002-2003 could be considered for this purpose by the Executive Board during one of its forthcoming sessions;
  5. Requests that the World Heritage Centre include in its evaluation of the Global Strategy to be submitted to the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee, draft proposals so as to enable the Committee to develop appropriate action plans.
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14 GA 9 Elections to the World Heritage Committee The General Assembly,

  1. Elects Kuwait (State Party without properties on the World Heritage List) as a member of the World Heritage Committee,
  2. Elects the following seven States Parties as members of the World Heritage Committee: Benin, Chile, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway.
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14 GA 10 Other business https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/6475 wh-support@unesco.org Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:00:00 EST