- they (and some others) have been criticizing IUCN and ICOMOS, want them to be more transparant in their process and be more of a help than a judge >> the (new?) process for "upstreaming" could be the answer for that
This taken with the IUCN and ICOMOS delivering their address was the most interesting of what I have watched. While all the delgates were very thankful for the work the AB bodies did, they could not help but make serious critiques of these organizations. It seemed particular apparent that some countries felt the AB bodies were not sending "regional experts" that understand the worth and value of their culture.
Secondly, Senegal in particular noted that instead of only recieving an evaluation on the property, they would appreciate some guidance on further preservation and how best to strengthen any particular nomination. Estonia was the sole voice of support for the AB bodies saying "they are fair to all countries." (paraphrased) While most of the other countries Mexico, Senegal, Columbia, Germany, and France all add some critiques. Objectivity and transperancy were both mentioned, moreover, the IUCN chairperson in response wanted details on what specific aspect of their organization was not meeting the delgates satisfaction.