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World Heritage Committee

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 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. All members elected at the 15th General Assembly (2005) have voluntarily decided to reduce their period of term of office from six to four years.


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


Members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee


World Heritage Committee Wikipedia

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