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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/2A,   2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 2 and the debates which took place during its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Decides to amend Rule 8.3 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee as follows:   8.3   The United Nations and organizations of the United Nations System, as well as, upon written request, at least 15 days prior to the date of the session of the Committee, other international governmental and non-governmental organizations, permanent observer missions ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Taking into consideration Rule 8 (Observers) of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee,  2. Authorizes the participation in the 34th session as observers of those 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 by the Convention, who have requested observer participation at the session and as listed in Section A ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/3A and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.3A.Rev, 2. Adopts the Agenda included in the above-mentioned Documents.
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/3B and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.3B, 2. Adopts the timetable included in the above-mentioned Documents.
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 5A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of the five Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Committee and of the Global Strategy for a balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List; 4. Welcomes the efforts undertaken to list the World Heritage Committee's decisions in a new database, and calls upon the World Heritage ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5B, 2. Takes note of the reports of the Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) on their activities; 3. Takes note with concern of the restricted resources accorded to the Advisory Bodies from the World Heritage Fund to accomplish their tasks, and requests that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies optimize their working and collaboration methods in order to strike a balance between the resources required and the services to be provided and to report on the measures taken at its 35th ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5C, 2. Recalling its Decisions 31 COM 19, 32 COM 17, 33 COM 5A adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, as well as the recommendations of the 2007 and 2009 audits, 3. Reaffirming the division of the tasks between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies on the state of conservation of the properties, International Assistance requests, and the evaluation of nominations for inscription on the World Heritage List; 4. Concerned ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5D, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 10 and 33 COM 14A.2, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Thanks the State Party of Brazil for supporting the organization of an expert meeting on the relations between the World Heritage Convention, conservation and sustainable development, held in Paraty (Brazil) from 29 to 31 March 2010; 4. Welcomes the outcomes of the above-mentioned meeting and agrees that it would be desirable to further consider, in the implementation of ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined document WHC-10/34.COM/5E, 2. Notes with interest the above-mentioned document; 3. Invites the World Heritage Centre to strengthen the links between the 1972 Convention and 2005 Convention on the Safeguarding and Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; 4. Also invites all States Parties to the 1972 Convention to become party to other standard-setting instruments of UNESCO in the field of culture, and to coordinate the initiatives they develop for the implementation of the different conventions; 5. Recalls its Decisions 28 ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-10/34.COM/5F and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.2, 2. Takes note, with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Thematic Programmes; 3. Commends the important contribution of the international Scientific Working Group, States Parties and Advisory Bodies in the development of World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory and approves the suggestion of the Drafting group to revise the name of the World Heritage Thematic Programme on Prehistory as "Human Evolution : ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.1 and WHC-10/34.COM/INF.5F.3, 2. Highlighting that the global tourism sector is large and rapidly growing, is diverse and dynamic in its business models and structures, and the relationship between World Heritage and tourism is two way: tourism, if managed well, offers benefits to World Heritage properties and can contribute to cross-cultural exchange but, if not managed well, poses challenges to these properties and recognizing the increasing challenges and opportunities relating to tourism; 3. Expresses ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/5G, 2. Recalling Resolution 184 EX 8 Part II, adopted by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 184th session (30 March - 15 April 2010), 3. Calls for the urgent implementation of all recommendations made by the External Auditor, inter alia for monitoring of extra-budgetary funds, centralizing of all calls for funds and collection of contributions by the Comptroller and introduction of a results-based management approach (as referred to in Recommendations 7, 8, 10 and 11); and requests the World Heritage Centre to ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/6, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 6A adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Takes note of the progress report made in the implementation of the activities of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Welcomes the decision of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO to establish the African World Heritage Fund as Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO; 5. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their financial support and assistance to the African World Heritage Fund during the years 2009 ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling its Decision 33 COM 7.1, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Thanks the State Party of Brazil and IPHAN for having generously hosted the expert meeting which took place from 7 to 11 December 2009 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and the experts having contributed to the meeting; 4. Takes note with satisfaction of the outcomes of the expert meeting and the recommendations for the inclusion of an Historic Urban Landscape approach in the Operational Guidelines; 5. Requests the World ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decisions 31 COM 5.2, 32 COM 7.3 and 33 COM 7.2 adopted at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007), 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the update report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism; 4. Reiterates its request to the World Heritage Centre, via the Chairperson, to provide to the members of the World Heritage Committee a report on each activity undertaken within the Reinforced Monitoring Mechanism as soon as it is ...
The World Heritage Committee,  1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7.3, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 10.B, 31 COM 7.2 and 33 COM 7C adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004), 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Takes note with satisfaction, of the progress made in the implementation of the Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction at World Heritage Properties, since its adoption in 2007; 4. Welcomes the Resource Manual on 'Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage' and "The Olympia Protocol for International Cooperation: Strengthening Disaster ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.1 adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the workshop to develop an emergency plan as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session had not yet been organized but notes that it is planned for September 2010; 4. Notes with concern the continuing insecurity in the border area of the property with Chad and Sudan, resulting in persistence of poaching and illegal land use; 5. Reiterates its request to the State Party to strengthen ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009); 4. Considers that without a report by the State Party, on the implementation of the corrective measures and on the status of wildlife populations, it is impossible to evaluate the progress made towards a removal from the List of World Heritage in ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes with concern the lack of progress accomplished in the implementation of the corrective measures adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, due to continuing insecurity in the Côte d'Ivoire part of the property, and the current political situation in Guinea; 4. Notes the delay experienced by SMFG (Société des Mines de ...
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the three guards killed during protection operations at the property since its previous session; 4. Welcomes the efforts of the management authority, following the improvement of the security situation, to re-start law enforcement activities in priority areas, rehabilitate and re-occupy the different park stations as well as the actions taken to start addressing the illegal ...
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