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2018 42 COM
2017 12 EXT.COM
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2015 11 EXT.COM
2015 20 GA
2015 39 COM
2014 1 EXT.GA
2014 38 COM
2013 19 GA
2013 37 COM
2012 36 COM
2011 10 EXT.COM
2011 18 GA
2011 35 COM
2010 34 COM
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2009 33 COM
2008 32 COM
2007 16 GA
2007 8 EXT.COM
2007 31 COM
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2005 15 GA
2005 29 COM
2005 29 BUR
2004 7 EXT.COM
2004 7 EXT.BUR
2004 28 COM
2004 28 BUR
2003 14 GA
2003 27 COM
2003 27 BUR
2003 6 EXT.COM
2002 26 COM
2002 26 BUR
2001 25 COM
2001 25 EXT.BUR
2001 5 EXT.COM
2001 13 GA
2001 25 BUR
2000 24 COM
2000 24 EXT.BUR
2000 24 BUR(SPE)
2000 24 BUR
1999 23 COM
1999 23 EXT.BUR
1999 4 EXT.COM
1999 12 GA
1999 3 EXT.COM
1999 23 BUR
1998 22 COM
1998 22 EXT.BUR
1998 22 BUR
1997 21 COM
1997 21 EXT.BUR
1997 2 EXT.COM
1997 11 GA
1997 21 BUR
1996 20 COM
1996 20 EXT.BUR
1996 20 BUR
1995 19 COM
1995 19 EXT.BUR
1995 10 GA
1995 19 BUR
1994 18 COM
1994 18 EXT.BUR
1994 18 BUR
1993 17 COM
1993 17 EXT.BUR
1993 9 GA
1993 17 BUR
1992 16 COM
1992 16 BUR
1991 15 COM
1991 8 GA
1991 15 BUR
1990 14 COM
1990 14 BUR
1989 13 COM
1989 7 GA
1989 13 BUR
1988 12 COM
1988 12 BUR
1987 11 COM
1987 6 GA
1987 11 BUR
1986 10 COM
1986 10 BUR
1985 9 COM
1985 5 GA
1985 9 BUR
1984 8 COM
1984 8 BUR
1983 7 COM
1983 4 GA
1983 7 BUR
1982 6 COM
1982 6 BUR
1981 5 COM
1981 1 EXT.COM
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1976 1 GA
297 Decisions
9 Resolutions
Year start: 2005close
Year end: 2005close
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The General Assembly,  Elects H.E. Mr Jean Guéguinou (France) as President of the 15th session of the General Assembly ; Elects Mr Nicolas Mathieu (Switzerland) as Rapporteur of the 15th session of the General Assembly ; Elects the Russian Federation and Namibia as Vice-Presidents of the 15th session of the General Assembly.
The President of the General Assembly declared the agenda of the session, as presented in document WHC-05/15.GA/2A, adopted.
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-05/15.GA/2B, Adopts the timetable for the elections to the World Heritage Committee as amended.
The General Assembly,  Having examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2003 (see Section I of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.5) in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the World Heritage Fund that stipulates that the accounts of the Fund shall be submitted to the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (Article 6, paragraph 6.4); Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ending 31 December 2003; Takes note of the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for 2004-2005, approved by the ...
The General Assembly, Decides to set at 1% of the compulsory contribution to UNESCO the percentage for the calculation of the amount of contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund by the States Parties for the financial period 2006-2007.
The Assembly General,  Recalling decision 29 COM 15B of the World Heritage Committee which urges States Parties in arrears to pay their overdue contributions to the World Heritage Fund and invites the Director-General to encourage the States Parties to make voluntary donations to the World Heritage Fund in addition to their contributions as well as encouraging other partners to make similar donations; Takes note of document WHC-05/15.GA/INF.6 on the Statement of compulsory and voluntary contributions to the World Heritage ...
The General Assembly,   Having examined documents WHC-05/15.GA/7 et WHC-05/15.GA/INF.7, Takes note of the report and warmly welcomes the Vienna Memorandum adopted by the International Conference “World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture” (Vienna, 2005); Based on the Vienna Memorandum, adopts the Declaration on the Conservation of Historic Urban Landscapes, as amended by the General Assembly.
The General Assembly,  Having examined document WHC-05/15.GA/8, Takes note with satisfaction of Africa’s Position Paper and encourages the implementation of its recommendations ; Supports the creation of an African World Heritage Fund and invites the States Parties to the Convention to contribute voluntarily to this Fund.
The General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention asks the Secretariat, in cooperation with the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, to initiate a process until the General Assembly in 2007, to discuss possible alternatives to the present election system to the World Heritage Committee.  The alternative(s) presented to the General Assembly in 2007 should ensure balanced geographical and cultural representation in the Committee, a less time-consuming and less complicated voting system, and better focus on important issues in the proceedings of the General ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Documents WHC-04/7EXT.COM/2 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.2,2. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee,3. Notes the List of Participants included in Annex I,4. Authorizes the participation in the 29th session as observers of the representatives of the international governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the fields covered ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/3A.Rev 3,2. Adopts the agenda included in the above-mentioned document.
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/3B.Rev 2,2. Decides that the evening session indicated in such document for the 11 July(Monday) will take place from 18:00 to 19:30;3. Also decides that each daily session of the 29th session of the Committee will start at 9:30;4. Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned document, as amended.
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/4 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.04,2. Takes note with satisfaction of the Report of the Rapporteur of its 7th extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2004).
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/5 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.5, 2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 4 and 27 COM 5.1, adopted at its 27th session(UNESCO, 2003), and Decision 28 COM 9, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Notes with satisfaction the Report of the World Heritage Centre on its activities, which contributes to an adequate implementation of the four strategic objectives of the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Annex 1 of Document WHC-05/29.COM/5, 2. Approves the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the World Heritage Marine Programme; 3. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to further explore the thematic initiative “Astronomy and World Heritage” as a means to promote, in particular, nominations which recognize and celebrate achievements in science; 4. Approves a biennial budget of US$20,000 for the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States and US$50,000 for the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Annex 1 of Document WHC-05/29.COM/5, 2. Approves the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the World Heritage Marine Programme; 3. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to further explore the thematic initiative “Astronomy and World Heritage” as a means to promote, in particular, nominations which recognize and celebrate achievements in science; 4. Approves a biennial budget of US$20,000 for the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States and US$50,000 for the ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Annex 1 of Document WHC-05/29.COM/5, 2. Approves the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the World Heritage Marine Programme; 3. Requests the Director of the World Heritage Centre to further explore the thematic initiative “Astronomy and World Heritage” as a means to promote, in particular, nominations which recognize and celebrate achievements in science; 4. Approves a biennial budget of US$20,000 for the World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States and US$50,000 for the ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Annex 2 of Document WHC-05/29.COM/5,2. Takes note of the Recommendations of the “World Heritage Forest Meeting” held in Nancy, France, on 9-11 March 2005, included in the referred Annex;3. Encourages the World Heritage Centre to work closely with States Parties towards the implementation of such Recommendations;4. Approves a biennial budget of US$ 20,000 for the World Heritage Forest Programme, to be financed through the World Heritage Fund, as proposed in Document ...
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Annex 2 of Document WHC-05/29.COM/5,2. Expresses its sincere appreciation to the State Party of Austria, the City of Vienna, the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM, and to the partner organizations: Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), International federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), International Union of Architects (IUA) and International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP), for their successful collaboration in the organisation of the international conference on “World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - ...
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