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Decision 5 COM XI.24
Procedure for the evaluation and examination of Nominations to the World Heritage List

The Committee decided to remind States Parties of the desirability of submitting tentative lists which should contain the following information :

  • the name of the property
  • the geographical location of the property
  • a brief description of the property
  • a brief justification of the outstanding universal value of the property in accordance with the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines (including a comparative assessment of similar properties inside and outside State boundaries).

The Committee also recommended that natural properties should be grouped according to biogeographical provinces and cultural properties should be grouped according to cultural periods or areas. Furthermore, the Committee decided that States which had already submitted tentative lists should be invited to complete them in the light of the above requirements.

Rapport of the rapporteur