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Author elsslots
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#1 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:33 
Continue your discussions here....

Author elsslots
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#2 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:35 
24 hours later, most new WHS are off the mark and have been "claimed" by our community. Even TaputapuńĀtea.

3 are still on 0 visits:
- Mbanza Kongo
- Okinoshima Island
- Landscapes of Dauria

Author Solivagant
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#3 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:39 
Thanks Els (and Nan?) for updating the site so quickly with all the decisions!

Author Khuft
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#4 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:44 
elsslots:
- Okinoshima Island

What a pity - I was in Fukuoka last year, and Munakata seems to be just next to it. Oh well.

Author elsslots
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#5 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:57 
Solivagant:
Thanks Els (and Nan?) for updating the site so quickly with all the decisions!

Thank you. I had prepared the texts and connections for the new WHS already last week during the 4 hour flights each from and to the Azores. Although I had not counted that so many deferrals also got in.

There are still some minor points to check or add. For example if we have missed any serial locations on the new nominations. And adding more connections, including those for the timeline.

Author winterkjm
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#6 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 13:17 | Edited by: winterkjm 
A dozen committee terms end in 2017, which means the 2018 WHC will be a very different world heritage committee.

End of Term
Lebanon
Turkey
Croatia
Finland
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Vietnam

Term ends in 2019
Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Indonesia, Kuwait, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Author nfmungard
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#7 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 13:21 
Solivagant:
Thanks Els (and Nan?)

Only doing backend IT stuff, content is all Els ;)

Author elsslots
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#8 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 13:30 
nfmungard:
Only doing backend IT stuff, content is all Els ;)

But you worked all weekend on it too, when we decided to bring the new version of the website software live exactly during the most exciting weekend of the year!

Author Solivagant
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#9 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 13:31 | Edited by: Solivagant 
winterkjm:
A dozen committee terms end in 2017,

Apparently the replacements will be elected at the next "General Assembly". This is scheduled to meet in Paris 14 -15 Nov 2017.
Candidatures have to be notified at least 6 weeks before hand (some of them get picked up in the news of the countries concerned)
Any State Party "in arrears" with its contributions is not allowed to take part!
See http://whc.unesco.org/en/ga/

And next year's WHC will have to be held in the country of one of the members NOT retiring. Could it be one of the 2019 retirees as a "swan song" or would they rather wait until the following year?

Author nfmungard
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#10 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 15:31 
elsslots
Normally I don't do deployments on a high load day. But on the other hand what better date for the update :D

Author winterkjm
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#11 | Posted: 10 Jul 2017 19:59 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Currently Zero Mandates to the World Heritage Committee
- non-exhaustive list of state parties who have never served on the WHC committee

Africa (3)
Rwanda
Chad
Zambia

Arab States (2)
Saudi Arabia
Palestine

Asia (5)
Singapore
Myanmar
Mongolia
Maldives
Papua New Guinea

Europe (5)
Czechia
Denmark
Iceland
Ireland
Romania

Latin America (3)
Costa Rica
Venezuela
Nicaragua

Some potential candidates?

Author winterkjm
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#12 | Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:47 
Item 14 Report on the execution of the budget for the biennium 2016-2017 and preparation of the budget for the biennium 2018- 2019 [Report of the consultative body]

New tool for the mobilization of funds.

Market place/Donors Forum

Author winterkjm
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#13 | Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:59 | Edited by: winterkjm 
No State Party has stepped forward to host the next WHC. Canada asked is there any barriers to host the meeting in Paris?

"YES, it costs too much!"

Author Solivagant
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#14 | Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:39 
winterkjm:
No State Party has stepped forward to host the next WHC.

"Roll up roll up to volunteer -
Cost - Quite a lot
Return - lots of diplomatic compliments and the probability of a WHS inscription which hardly deserves it"

Author Solivagant
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#15 | Posted: 12 Jul 2017 02:56 | Edited by: Solivagant 
winterkjm:
No State Party has stepped forward to host the next WHC.

I see that the final decision on this on Tuesday was to wait for the General Assembly meeting in Nov when, inter alia, the new Committee members will be elected. Presumably some State Party will have been persuaded by then but what to do if this is not the case isn't raised at this point!! In the mean time Poland continues in a form of "regency" as Chair, as do the other vice Chairs, Rapporteur etc etc and the Secretariat will cover certain other matters in the interim (The item is discussed from 2hr 49 minutes on 11 July in the recorded streaming). The question of why not Paris boils down to the cost of "security guards" in the evening (I joke not - this was actually said!!) - just too much for the budget.

One wonders if the time hasn't been reached for questioning the entire role and format of the WHC? Mention was made that there have been 2500 participants at this year's WHC (cut back on these to help pay for those expensive Parisian security guards??) ! Clearly there can be many networking benefits from such a meeting but it does seem to have developed into a rather unwieldy behemoth. But one cannot see such a root and branch question being raised when there are also so many political benefits to some participants from the current role and format!

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