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The WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE establishes the sites to be listed as UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Sites . It decides about inscriptions on 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 state parties that 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. All members elected at the 15th General Assembly (2005) voluntarily decided to reduce their period of term of office from six to four years.

CONTENTS

* 1 Sessions * 2 Members * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

SESSIONS

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

SESSION YEAR DATE HOST CITY

1 1977 27 June–1 July Paris
Paris

2 1978 5 September–8 September Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

3 1979 22 October–26 October Cairo
Cairo
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* ^ According to the UNESCO
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World Heritage website , States Parties are countries that signed and ratified The World Heritage Convention. As of March 2013, there are a total of 190 State Parties. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ "The World Heritage Committee". UNESCO
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World Heritage Site. Retrieved 2006-10-14. * ^ "Sessions". UNESCO
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World Heritage Site. * ^