1. The Seventh Ordinary Session of the World Heritage Committee was held at the invitation of the Government of Italy in the Villa Medicea of Poggio a Caiano, Florence, from 5 to 9 December 1983. It was attended by the following States Members of the World Heritage Committee: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Guinea, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Norway, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey.
2. Representatives of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) attended the meeting in an advisory capacity.
3. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the following States Parties who are not members of the Committee: Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Holy See, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United States of America. The International Union of Architects (IUA) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) also sent representatives. The full list of participants can be found in Annex I of this record.