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Decision 3 COM XV.53
Support sevices to the secretariat and to the advisory international organizations

The Committee heard the report of the working group on the management of the Convention and its financial implications and took note of the following points:

i) The Convention was now entering its operational phase particularly as regards technical co-operation, emergency assistance and the training of specialists, which implied a considerable increase in the workload of the Secretariat. An amount of approximately $210,000 had been spent by the Unesco Secretariat in 1979 under its Regular Budget for the management of the Convention.

ii) Funds actually obligated in 1979 under the World Heritage Fund for programme support were as follows:

ICOMOS $ 15,600
IUCN $ 6,000
Temporary assistance to the Secretariat $ 59,000

$ 80,600

iii) The representatives of ICOMOS and IUCN explained that they had received funds under a lump-sum arrangement depending on the number of nominations examined but that this approach did not enable the Organizations to assure proper processing of the files and their continuous participation in the management of the Convention. They indicated that the direct contributions of their organizations to the management of the Convention could be estimated at $30,000 and $12,500 respectively in 1979.

Decision Code
3 COM XV.53
Administration, Budget
Report of the rapporteur on the third session of the World Heritage Committee