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Decision 34 COM 5A
Report of the World Heritage Centre on its activities and the implementation of the World Heritage Committee’s decisions

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5A,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 5A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Committee and of the Global Strategy for a balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List;

4. Welcomes the efforts undertaken to list the World Heritage Committee's decisions in a new database, and calls upon the World Heritage Centre to ensure that the database is made openly and transparently available to all States Parties and observers;

5. Expresses its gratitude to the States Parties of Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Japan, Switzerland, and Thailand for the financial and technical support to the various international expert meetings held in 2009 and 2010, which have contributed to the reflection on the Future of the Convention;

6. Requests the World Heritage Centre to improve the presentation of its report by:

a) Regrouping the activities presented around the five Strategic Objectives;

b) Mentioning the cooperation with UNESCO Bodies, as well as with the partners of civil society,

c) Integrating a general evaluation commentary on the results obtained and the challenges encountered,

d) Describing the criteria by which the World Heritage Centre makes decisions on its activities in conformity with the World Heritage Committee;

7. Invites the Director of the World Heritage Centre to inform the World Heritage Committee of the envisaged and present partnerships, indicating the procedures and conditions of such agreements;

8. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre:

a) To conduct an exhaustive inventory of pending decisions and their anticipated date of execution, after the 34th session of the World Heritage Committee;

b) To present to the World Heritage Committee a draft plan of priority activities for the following year, including the formulation of objectives, expected results, and indications regarding the resources anticipated.

Decision Code
34 COM 5A
Administration, Reports
Report of the Decisions Adopted By the world heritage committee At its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010)
Context of Decision