Information and exchange session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention
An Information and exchange session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul, Turkey, 10 to 20 July 2016) will be organized on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m in Room XI (Fontenoy), UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.
The World Heritage Committee meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly.
The Committee 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 has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List. It examines reports on the state of conservation of inscribed properties and asks States Parties to take action when properties are not being properly managed. It also decides on the inscription or deletion of properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger.