World Heritage Committee

World Heritage Committee

World Heritage Committee

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The World Heritage Committee establishes the sites to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It 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 is composed of 21 state partiesAccording to the UNESCO World Heritage website, are countries that signed and ratified . As of November 2007, there are a total of 185 state parties. which are elected by the General Assembly of States Parties for a four-year term.

According to the World Heritage Convention, a committee member's term of office is for six years, however many states parties choose voluntarily to be Members of the Committee for only four years, in order to give other states parties an opportunity to be on the committee.

World Heritage Marine Programme

Launched in 2005, the World Heritage Marine Programme promotes conservation of marine areas. The program focuses on strengthening the credibility of the World Heritage List, conservation and capacity building for World Heritage marine sites and communication and outreach...
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