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Decision 36 COM 5A.2
Draft of the new Partnerships for Conservation (PACT) Initiative Strategy

1. Having examined document WHC-12/36.COM/5A.2, documentWHC-12/36.COM/INF.5A.2 and document WHC-12/36.COM/9A,

2. Recalling Decisions 34 COM 5A and Decision 35 COM 5A respectively,

3. Also recalling Resolution 18 GA 8 adopted by the 18th General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention by which the recommendations of the External Auditor on the Partnership for Conservation Initiative (PACT) were endorsed,

4. Considering that the open-ended working group in charge of producing an implementation plan for the recommendations of the External Auditor will be meeting prior to the 37th session of the Committee to discuss the recommendations on the PACT Initiative,

5. Mindful that the UNESCO’s Policy Framework for Strategic Partnerships will be presented for consideration to the Executive Board at its 190th session,

6. Takes note of the proposed strategy to improve the development of partnerships for World Heritage with the private sector, their implementation and their evaluation through adequate tools and guidelines, as contained in document WHC-12/36.COM/5A.2;

7. Requests the World Heritage Centre to present, at its 37th session, a revised PACT Initiative strategy that takes into account:

a) the Plan of Action proposed by the open-ended working group on the recommendations of the External Auditor concerning PACT,

b) the decision adopted during the 190th Executive Board session regarding the Organization’s Framework for Strategic Partnerships,

c) the debates of the 36th session of the Committee;

8.Requests the World Heritage Centre to continue to keep it informed with regard to the partnerships in an analytical manner.

Decision Code
36 COM 5A.2
Administration, Partnerships
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012)
Context of Decision