World Heritage Committee

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The World Heritage Committee selects the sites to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, monitors the state of conservation of the World Heritage properties, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It is composed of 21 states parties[1] that are elected by the General Assembly of States Parties for a four-year term.[2]

According to the World Heritage Convention, a committee member's term of office is six years, however many State's Parties choose to voluntarily limit their term to four years, in order to give other States Parties an opportunity to serve.[2] All members elected at the 15th General Assembly (2005) voluntarily chose to reduce their term of office from six to four years.[2]

Sessions[edit]

The World Heritage Committee meets once a year to discuss the management of existing World Heritage Sites, and accept nominations by countries.[2]

Session[3] Year Date Host city
1 1977 27 June–1 July France Paris
2 1978 5 September–8 September United States Washington, D.C.
3 1979 22 October–26 October Egypt Cairo & Luxor
4 1980 1 September–5 September France Paris
5 1981 26 October–30 October Australia Sydney
6 1982 13 December–17 December France Paris
7 1983 5 December–9 December Italy Florence
8 1984 29 October–2 November Argentina Buenos Aires
9 1985 2 December–6 December France Paris
10 1986 24 November–28 November France Paris
11 1987 7 December–11 December France Paris
12 1988 5 December–9 December Brazil Brasília
13 1989 11 December–15 December France Paris
14 1990 7 December–12 December Canada Banff
15 1991 9 December–13 December Tunisia Carthage
16 1992 7 December–14 December United States Santa Fe
17 1993 6 December–11 December Colombia Cartagena
18 1994 12 December–17 December Thailand Phuket
19 1995 4 December–9 December Germany Berlin
20 1996 2 December–7 December Mexico Mérida
21 1997 1 December–6 December Italy Naples
22 1998 30 November–5 December Japan Kyoto
23 1999 29 November–4 December Morocco Marrakech
24 2000 27 November–2 December Australia Cairns
25 2001 11 December–16 December Finland Helsinki
26 2002 24 June–29 June Hungary Budapest
27 2003 30 June–5 July France Paris
28 2004 28 June–7 July China Suzhou
29 2005 10 July–17 July South Africa Durban
30 2006 8 July–16 July Lithuania Vilnius
31 2007 23 June–1 July New Zealand Christchurch
32 2008 2 July-10 July Canada Quebec City
33 2009 22 June-30 June Spain Seville
34 2010 25 July-3 August Brazil Brasília
35 2011 19 June-29 June France Paris
36 2012 25 June-5 July Russia Saint Petersburg
37 2013 17 June-27 June Cambodia Phnom Penh
38 2014 15 June-25 June Qatar Doha
39 2015 28 June-8 July Germany Bonn
40 2016 10 July-20 July Turkey Istanbul
41 2017 2 July-12 July Poland Kraków
42 2018 24 June - 4 July Bahrain Manama

Members[edit]

Members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee

Member state[4] Mandate
 Angola 2015-2019
 Azerbaijan 2015-2019
 Burkina Faso 2015-2019
 Croatia 2013-2017
 Cuba 2015-2019
 Finland 2013-2017
 Indonesia 2015-2019
 Jamaica 2013-2017
 Kazakhstan 2013-2017
 Kuwait 2015-2019
 Lebanon 2013-2017
 Peru 2013-2017
 Philippines 2013-2017
 Poland 2013-2017
 Portugal 2013-2017
 South Korea 2013-2017
 Tunisia 2015-2019
 Turkey 2013-2017
 Tanzania 2015-2019
 Viet Nam 2013-2017
 Zimbabwe 2015-2019
Total 21

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the UNESCO World Heritage website, States Parties are countries that signed and ratified The World Heritage Convention. As of March 2013, there were a total of 190 State Parties.
  2. ^ a b c d "The World Heritage Committee". UNESCO World Heritage Site. Retrieved 2006-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Sessions". UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  4. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/40COM

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