The World Heritage Committee,
- Having examined Document WHC/16/40.COM/8A,
- Stressing the importance of the process of revision and updating of Tentative Lists, as a tool for regional harmonisation of the World Heritage List and of long-term planning of its development;
- Encourages States Parties to seek as early as possible upstream advice from the Advisory Bodies during the development or revision of their Tentative Lists as appropriate;
- Takes note of the Tentative Lists presented in Annexes 2 and 3 of this document.