The WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE establishes the sites to be listed as
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
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.
* 1 Sessions
* 2 Members
* 3 See also
* 4 References
* 5 External links
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.
27 June–1 July
5 September–8 September
22 October–26 October
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* ^ According to the
UNESCO 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 World Heritage
Site. Retrieved 2006-10-14.
* ^ "Sessions".
UNESCO World Heritage Site.