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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/11.Rev, Expresses its appreciation to the Ad-hoc Working Group for its efforts and takes note of its recommendations; Recalling Decisions 40 COM 11, 42 COM 12A, 43 COM 8, 43 COM 12, 44 COM 8, 44 COM 11 and 44 COM 12 adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), 42nd (Manama, 2018), 43rd (Baku, 2019) and extended 44th (Fuzhou/online, 2021) sessions respectively, Taking into account the heavy budget constraints of the World Heritage Fund and the need for an effective management of the increasing size of the List and ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examinedDocument WHC/23/45.COM/12,PART I – Assessment of the impact of Decision 40 COM 11 (Paragraph 61 of the Operational Guidelines) Recalling Decisions 40 COM 11 and 44 COM 8 adopted at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and extended 44th (Fuzhou/online, 2021) sessions respectively, Taking into account the heavy budget constraints of the World Heritage Fund and the need for an effective management of the increasing size of the World Heritage List and the call for a more balanced World Heritage List, Decides that the impact of the proposed ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/13, Recalling Decision 44 COM 5A, adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021) and Resolution 23 GA 9, adopted by the General Assembly of States Parties at its 23rd session (UNESCO, 2021), Thanks all the States Parties, and organizations, that have carried out more than 65 activities to mark the celebration of the 50thAnniversary of the World Heritage Convention, as well as other partners for related events and publications on the theme “The Next 50: World Heritage as a source of resilience, humanity ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/14, Decides to approve the following International Assistance requests: “Conservation and management of Sudanese style mosques in northern Côte d’Ivoire” (Côte d’Ivoire) for an amount of US$ 85,058 under the Conservation and Management-Culture budget, replacing the “per diem” amounts of US$ 8,000 and US$ 5,000 (corresponding to the defrayment for the participants in the workshops) by the fixed amounts of US$ 1,800 and US$ 1,125 respectively, “Preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the Asante ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/15, Part I: Final reports on the World Heritage Fund for 2020-2021 and for 2022-2023 2. Takes note of the financial report for the 2020-2021 biennium, which ended 31 December 2021, as presented in Annexes I and II of Document WHC/23/45.COM/15; 3. Also takes note of the 2022-2023 financial reports at year-end 2022 and as of 30 June 2023 as presented in Annexes III, IV and V of Document WHC/23/45.COM/15; 4. Recalls that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions is, as per Article 16 of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Takes note of the willingness by the State Party of India to host the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee and thanks the Indian authorities for their interest; 2. Decides to prolong the mandate of its Bureau composed of the following members: Chairperson:               Dr Abdulelah Al-Tokhais (Saudi Arabia) Rapporteur:                 Ms Shikha Jain (India) Vice-Chairpersons:    Argentina, Italy, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand, until its 19th extraordinary session to be held during the 24th session of the General Assembly of ...
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/18, Adopts the following provisional Agenda: Provisional Agenda of the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee OPENING SESSION 1. Opening session 2. Admission of Observers 3. Adoption of the Agenda and the Timetable 3A.    Adoption of the Agenda 3B.    Adoption of the Timetable REPORTS 4. Report of the Rapporteur of the extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee (Riyadh, 2023) 5. Reports of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies 5A.    Report of the World Heritage Centre on ...
Decision 7 EXT.COM/BUR 2.1  The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee,  Having examined the preparatory assistance request made by South Africa regarding the preparation of a nomination file for Richtersveld mixed heritage, as presented in Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/BUR.2; Decides to approve this preparatory assistance request for mixed heritage for US$ 20,000 under the 2004 budget.
Decision: 7 EXT.COM/BUR 2.2 The World Heritage Bureau, Having examined the preparatory assistance request made by Sudan regarding the preparation of a nomination file for the property 'Island of Meroe, as presented in Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/BUR.2; Decides to approve this preparatory assistance request for cultural heritage for US$ 20,000 under the 2004 budget.
Recommendation: 7 EXT.COM/BUR 2.3 The World Heritage Bureau, Having examined the technical cooperation assistance request made by India regarding an improved geographic information system (GIS) for Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), as presented in Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/6 and WHC-04/7EXT.COM/6 Add, Noting that in accordance with Decision 28 COM 10A, four requests for technical cooperation will be submitted to the Chairperson / Committee in 2005 for a total amount US$ 104,915; Considering that only an amount of US$ 160,000 is available for cultural properties under technical ...
Decision 7 EXT.COM/BUR 2.4 The Bureau of the World Heritage Committee, Having examined the technical cooperation assistance request made jointly by Mongolia and the Russian Federation regarding the elaboration of a Joint Mongolian-Russian Federation Site Management Plan for the Uvs Nuur Basin, as presented in Document WHC-04/7 EXT.COM/BUR.2, Decides to approve this technical cooperation assistance request for natural heritage for US$ 26,000 under the 2004 budget.
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined document WHC-10/9 EXT.COM/4, 2.         Decides to approve the following request: Jordan: Urgent Investigation of the Rock Stability in the Siq in Petra, for an amount of US$ 67,579, under the category 'Conservation & Management'.  
Sites: Petra
The World Heritage Committee,   Having examined document WHC-10/9 EXT.COM/4, Decides to postpone the examination of the following request until a revised version is submitted:         Madagascar : Humid Forests of Atsinanana
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