The exact role to be played by the Rome Centre, ICOMOS and IUCN gave rise to some discussion, one member proposing that all nominations should be transmitted automatically by the Secretariat for comments and evaluation to the competent organization. The representative of the Director-General agreed that the organizations had an extremely important role to play in reviewing the dossiers submitted by States Parties, and in particular in putting them into order but he feared that the addition of another step in the already tight calendar might entail delays. It was therefore decided that the organizations would have a dual role to play: firstly, they would review the dossiers with the Secretariat in order to complete them and put them into order and secondly - under their direct responsibility - they would send to members of the Committee their evaluations of nominations against the criteria adopted.
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