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The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/11, Recalling Resolution 19 GA 9 of the General Assembly of States Parties adopted at its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), Takes note of the efforts undertaken by the World Heritage Centre in the framework of the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities; Also takes note of the debate at the 197th session of the Executive Board on the final audit report on the governance of UNESCO and dependent funds, programmes and entities and of the decision to recommend to the 38th session ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined document WHC-15/20.GA/12, Recalling Resolutions 17 GA 9, 18 GA 11 and 19 GA 10 adopted during the 17th (UNESCO, 2009), 18th (UNESCO, 2011) and 19th sessions (UNESCO, 2013) of the General Assembly of States Parties respectively, concerning the adoption of the Strategic Action Plan and Vision and the monitoring of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan, including the links between the draft Implementation Plan and monitoring of the implementation plan for the recommendations of the independent evaluation, Welcomes the continuous progress ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC-15/20.GA/13 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.13, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 5C, 38 COM 5D, and 39 COM 5D, adopted respectively at the 36th (Saint Petersburg, 2012), 38th (Doha, 2014), and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions of the World Heritage Committee, Thanks the Technical University of Brandenburg, the Government of Germany and the Government of Viet Nam for their support in the development of the draft policy document on the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention; Welcomes the work ...
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined documents WHC-15/20.GA/14 and WHC-15/20.GA/INF.14, Takes note of Decision 39 COM 10B.5 of the World Heritage Committee concerning the launch of a reflection period on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Highlights the importance for all States Parties to actively participate in the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise; Calls upon all States Parties to provide extra-budgetary funding for the reflection on the Periodic Reporting exercise.
Session: 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (20 GA)
Year: 2015
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/6 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.6, Resolutions adopted by the 21st session of the General Assembly WHC/17/21.GA/11, p. 3 Having in particular examined the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015, Approves the accounts of the World Heritage Fund for the financial period ended 31 December 2015; Takes note of the financial statements relating to the World Heritage Fund for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The General Assembly, Having examined Documents WHC/17/21.GA/7 and WHC/17/21.GA/INF.7, Recalling Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, Expressing its concern at the financial difficulties that the World Heritage Fund is facing and further recalling that the payment of assessed compulsory and voluntary contributions, as per Article 16 of the World Heritage Convention, is a legal obligation incumbent on all States Parties which have ratified the Convention, Decides to set the percentage for the calculation of the amount of the contributions to be paid to the World Heritage Fund ...
Session: 21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties (21 GA)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/5, WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5A and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.5C, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.1 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with appreciation of the results of the activities undertaken by the World Heritage Centre over the past year in pursuit of its five Strategic Objectives, and in particular the work underway to fully integrate local communities in every aspect of World Heritage site conservation and management; 4. Further notes with appreciation the results of the activities of IUCN, ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6A, 2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 11C.1, 30 COM 11F and 31 COM 23B adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005), 30th (Vilnius, 2006),and at its 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively; 3. Takes note of the Report of progress made in the implementation of the African World Heritage Fund; 4. Expresses its appreciation to partners at all levels for their support, and their technical and financial assistance to the African World Heritage Fund; 5. Welcomes the report of the first advocacy meeting organized in Abuja ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/6B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 11C, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the developments that have taken place with regard to the establishment of the Pacific World Heritage Fund; 4. Encourages the States Parties of the Pacific region to work with the World Heritage Centre on the development of this proposal, building on lessons learnt from the African World Heritage Fund and adapting it to the region's needs. 5. Invites the States Parties of the Pacific region to present a ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.1, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) and thanking the States Parties of Israel and Switzerland for jointly hosting the International Expert Meeting on World Heritage and Buffer Zones (Davos, Switzerland, 11-14 March 2008) in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre; 3. Notes the detailed report provided by the expert meeting which reflects on a wide range of issues relevant to World Heritage and buffer zones and also notes the publication under preparation for the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.2, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 5D, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) and Resolution 15 GA 7, adopted at the 15th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention (UNESCO, 2005), 3. Noting decision 179EX/25 regarding a "Proposal by the Director-General for the preparation of a revised recommendation concerning the safeguarding and contemporary role of historic areas" that includes a full preliminary study of the technical and legal aspects of the issue; 4. Commends the Advisory Bodies ICOMOS, ICCROM ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7.3, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 5.2 adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the information provided on the activities carried out under the Reinforced Monitoring mechanism; 4. Requests, in light of the report on the implementation of the Reinforced Monitoring mechanism, the World Heritage Centre to develop a protocol for implementing the mechanism, to address:           a) the frequency of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the security situation in northern Central African Republic and its impact on the property, in particular the continued large scale poaching of wildlife, which could soon lead to the loss of the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List; 4. Requests the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to contact the authorities of the Central ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the improvement of the security situation in the property which could allow the management authority to regain control over the entire property in the near future; 4. Notes that some progress was made in the implementation of the corrective measures, in particular with regard to community outreach activities and reinforcing anti-poaching patrols; 5. Regrets that no ecological data were provided to assess the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party of Guinea did not submit the report on the state of conservation of the property and on progress in the implementation of the corrective measures and recommendations of the 2007 monitoring mission; 4. Notes the positive efforts of the State Party of Côte d'Ivoire to address the challenges facing the property ; 5. Also notes that the 2008 Reactive Monitoring mission to the portion of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.4, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of guards who were killed during operations related to the protection of the property; 4. Regrets that, despite the peace efforts undertaken by the State Party in the eastern part of the country, and the Peace Conference, permanent insecurity inside and around the property continues to hinder conservation activities; 5. Notes with concern the results and conclusions of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowledges with appreciation the positive efforts made by the State Party in addressing the challenges facing the property; 4. Also acknowledges the great financial and technical support provided for the conservation of the property by various partners; 5. Recognizes that challenges for the conservation of the property remain numerous; 6. Notes with concern the results of the preliminary inventory for the lowland ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.6, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its utmost concern as regards the results of the workshop on Survival Strategies for the Northern White Rhino that indicates that the sub-species is in imminent danger of extinction and notes the conclusion of the experts that only the capture and transfer to an appropriate and secure place, beyond the Congolese borders, presents sufficient guarantee for the survival of this sub-species; 4. Notes that a recent ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Czechia Democratic Republic of the Congo