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Decision 38 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-14/38.COM/5A,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 5A adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the expected results and the five strategic objectives as presented in Document WHC-14/38.COM/5A;
  4. Takes notes with concern of the restructuring of the World Heritage Centre and urges the Director-General of UNESCO to ensure adequate expertise on natural and cultural heritage in the World Heritage Centre;
  5. Also takes note of the report of the International World Heritage Expert Meeting on the Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (Rio de Janeiro, 3-5 September 2013), following Decision 36 COM 13.II and decides to examine the proposals made in the report within the framework of the revision of the Operational Guidelines at its 39th session, in 2015;
  6. Invites the State Parties to support the activities carried out by the World Heritage Centre for the implementation of the Convention;
  7. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at its 39th session, a report on its activities.
Decision Code
38 COM 5A
Operational Guidelines, Reports
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision