Advisory Bodies

The Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee are the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM ), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 
 
 
IUCN
 
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE

 
 
 
 
The World Conservation Union (formely the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) was founded in 1948 and brings together national governments, NGOs, and scientists in a worldwide partnership. Its mission is to infl uence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. IUCN has its headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.
 
The specific role of IUCN in relation to the Convention includes: evaluation of properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List, monitoring the state of conservation of World Heritage natural properties, reviewing requests for International Assistance submitted by States Parties, and providing input and support for capacity- building activities.
 
 
 
 
rue mauverney 28 ch-1196 gland, switzerland
tel: +41 22 999 0000
fax: +41 22 999 002
e-mail: mail@iucn.org
http://www.iucn.org 
 
 
ICOMOS
 
THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON MONUMENTS AND SITES

 
 
  
the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, France. Founded in 1965, its role is to promote the application of theory, methodology and scientifi c techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage. Its work is based on the principles of the 1964 International Charter on the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (the Venice Charter).
 
The specific role of ICOMOS in relation to the Convention includes: evaluation of properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List, monitoring the state of conservation of World Heritage cultural properties, reviewing requests for International Assistance submitted by States Parties, and providing input and support for capacity- building activities.
 
 
 
 
49-51, rue de la fédération 75015 paris, france
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 67 67 70
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 66 06 22
E-mail: secretariat@icomos.org
http://www.icomos.org/
 
 
 
 
ICCROM
 
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY 

 
 
  
The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property is an international intergovernmental organization. Established by UNESCO in 1956, with headquarters in Rome, Italy. ICCROM’s statutory functions are to carry out research, documentation, technical assistance, training and public awareness programmes to strengthen conservation of immovable and moveable cultural heritage. ICCROM provides also expert advice on how to conserve listed properties, as well as training in restoration techniques.
 
The specific role of ICCROM in relation to the Convention includes: being the priority partner in training for cultural heritage, monitoring the state of conservation of World Heritage cultural properties, reviewing requests for International Assistance submitted by States Parties, and providing input and support for capacity-building activities. 
 
 
 

Via di S. Michele, 13 I-00153 Rome, Italy Tel: +39 06 585531
Fax: +39 06 5855 3349
E-mail: iccrom@iccrom.org
http://www.iccrom.org/
 
 
The roles of the Advisory Bodies are to:
 
(a) 
advise on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the fi eld of their expertise; (Article 13.7 of the World Heritage Convention.)
   
(b) 
assist the Secretariat, in the preparation of the Committee’s documentation, the agenda of its meetings and the implementation of the Committee’s decisions;
   
(c) 
assist with the development and implementation of the Global Strategy for a Representative, Balanced and Credible World Heritage List, the Global Training Strategy, Periodic Reporting, and the strengthening of the effective use of the World Heritage Fund;
   
(d) 
monitor the state of conservation of World Heritage properties and review requests for International Assistance; (Article 14.2 of the World Heritage Convention.)
   
(e) 
in the case of ICOMOS and IUCN evaluate properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List and present evaluation reports to the Committee; and
   
(f) 
attend meetings of the World Heritage Committee and the Bureau in an advisory capacity. (Article 8.3 of the World Heritage Convention.)
 
 
Other organizations
 
The Committee may call on other international and non - governmental organizations with appropriate competence and expertise to assist in the implementation of the programmes and projects.
 
 

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