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The World Heritage Committeehttps://whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee.

The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List. It examines reports on the state of conservation of inscribed properties and asks States Parties to take action when properties are not being properly managed. It also decides on the inscription or deletion of properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

During the nomination process the site and its protection and management plan are evaluated by experts from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Key Links
https://whc.unesco.org/en/committee

Headlines
Reforming UNESCO’s World Heritage – Mats Djurberg and Tora Aasland

Wikipedia
World Heritage Committee

Meetings

Rolling Coverage: 43rd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #42whc

41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc

40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

Planeta.com

World Heritage

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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