World Heritage Committee

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

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 Paris
2 1978 5 September–8 September Washington, D.C.
3 1979 22 October–26 October Cairo & Luxor
4 1980 1 September–5 September Paris
5 1981 26 October–30 October Sydney
6 1982 13 December–17 December Paris
7 1983 5 December–9 December Florence
8 1984 29 October–2 November Buenos Aires
9 1985 2 December–6 December Paris
10 1986 24 November–28 November Paris
11 1987 7 December–11 December Paris
12 1988 5 December–9 December Brasília
13 1989 11 December–15 December Paris
14 1990 7 December–12 December Banff
15 1991 9 December–13 December Carthage
16 1992 7 December–14 December Santa Fe
17 1993 6 December–11 December Cartagena
18 1994 12 December–17 December Phuket
19 1995 4 December–9 December Berlin
20 1996 2 December–7 December Mérida
21 1997 1 December–6 December Naples
22 1998 30 November–5 December Kyoto
23 1999 29 November–4 December Marrakech
24 2000 27 November–2 December Cairns
25 2001 11 December–16 December Helsinki
26 2002 24 June–29 June Budapest
27 2003 30 June–5 July Paris
28 2004 28 June–7 July Suzhou
29 2005 10 July–17 July Durban
30 2006 8 July–16 July Vilnius
31 2007 23 June–1 July Christchurch
32 2008 2 July–10 July Quebec City
33 2009 22 June–30 June Seville
34 2010 25 July–3 August Brasília
35 2011 19 June–29 June Paris
36 2012 25 June–5 July Saint Petersburg
37 2013 17 June–27 June Phnom Penh
38 2014 15 June–25 June Doha
39 2015 28 June–8 July Bonn
40 2016 10 July–20 July Istanbul
41 2017 2 July–12 July Kraków
42 2018 24 June–4 July Manama
43 2019 30 June–10 July Baku

Members

Members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee

Member state[4] Mandate
 Angola 2015–2019
 Australia 2017–2021
 Azerbaijan 2015–2019
 Bahrain 2017–2021
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017–2021
 Brazil 2017–2021
 Burkina Faso 2015–2019
 China 2017–2021
 Cuba 2015–2019
 Guatemala 2017–2021
 Hungary 2017–2021
 Indonesia 2015–2019
 Kuwait 2015–2019
 Kyrgyzstan 2017–2021
 Norway 2017–2021
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2017–2021
 Spain 2017–2021
 Tunisia 2015–2019
 Tanzania 2015–2019
 Uganda 2017–2021
 Zimbabwe 2015–2019
Total 21

See also

References

  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. 1 2 3 4 "The World Heritage Committee". UNESCO World Heritage Site. Retrieved 2006-10-14.
  3. "Sessions". UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  4. Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – 40th session of the Committee". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
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