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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]

Contents

SessionsEdit

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

MembersEdit

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
  Republic of Korea 2013-2017
  Tunisia 2015-2019
  Turkey 2013-2017
  Tanzania 2015-2019
  Viet Nam 2013-2017
  Zimbabwe 2015-2019
Total 21

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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

External linksEdit