[Uniquement en anglais] 27. The Bureau,
- reviewed document SC-87/CONF.004/7 on technical cooperation requests submitted by States Parties and
- made the following recommendations:
- People's Republic of China
a) The Bureau noted that the Jixian/Tianjian Area, for which US$30,000 has been requested for supporting geological research, has not been recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List.
b) In relation to the requests for training of specialists in management of natural heritage (US$80,000) and the research studies on the Imperial Palace (US$35,000) and Caves of Mogao ...
[Uniquement en anglais] 28. The Bureau noted that States Parties had submitted only a relatively small number of technical cooperation requests.
In this connection, the Bureau recalled that States Parties could ask for preparatory assistance to draw up such requests.
In addition, the Bureau asked the Secretariat to make every effort, including missions to States Parties, to advise on the availability of international assistance under the Fund and to assist in the preparation of receivable requests. Particular attention should be given to designing technical cooperation projects in which ...
[Uniquement en anglais] 29. The Bureau felt that more background information should be given in the presentation of technical cooperation requests for approval by the Bureau or the Committee in order to allow a better appreciation of the context in which requests were being made under the World Heritage Fund.
The Bureau recommended that the Secretariat in future present the following elements for each technical cooperation request:
- international assistance already provided for the property in question and results obtained;
- a brief description of the different components requested, ...
[Uniquement en anglais] 30. Finally, the Bureau considered that in very many cases, States Parties were not sufficiently well informed about the possibilities for requesting international assistance udner the World Heritage Fund.
The Bureau therefore recommended that the Secretariat prepare an easily understood brochure on how to obtain international assistance under the World Heritage Fund which would be widely distributed to all States Parties.
[Uniquement en anglais] 32. In connection with the assistance requested by States Parties for carrying out promotional activities, the Bureau recommended that such assistance should be provided only for the production of general information material on the Convention, and no for the promotion of any particular World Heritage property.
Furthermore, considering the budgetary allocations set aside for promotional activities, such assistance could only be of modest proportions, complementing national investments. However, the Bureau noted that the Secretariat should be flexible in judging ...