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Decision 42 COM 13
International Assistance

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/12A and WHC/18/42.COM/13.Rev,
  2. Decides to approve the following International Assistance requests:
    • “Preparation of a management plan for the Forts and Castles of Ghana” (Ghana), for an amount of US$ 85,086 under the Conservation & Management-Culture budget;
    • “Development of an integrated management plan of Gjirokastra and Berat” (Albania), for an amount of US$ 30,460 under the Conservation & Management-Culture budget;
  3. Decides not to approve the International Assistance request from Ukraine entitled “Purchase of the trailing lift (hoist) with a telescopic boom Dinolift 150T”;
  4. Recalling Decision 41 COM 13, paragraph 4, strongly appeals to all States Parties to contribute to International Assistance by choosing among the options described in Resolution 19 GA 8;
  5. Expresses its appreciation to the ad-hoc Working Group for its work and recommendation with regard to International Assistance;
  6. Takes note of Recommendation n°4 of the IOS study with regard to the International Assistance process, and requests the Secretariat, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, to propose a possible revision of the International Assistance process, for examination by the World Heritage Committee in the framework of the revision of the Operational Guidelines, at its 43rd session in 2019.