All times are approximate. This is a tentative schedule and depends upon the length of discussions that take place. Schedule may be adjusted accordingly.

Press releases will be issued to announce inscriptions on the World Heritage List and other major decisions as they are taken.

Tentative Agenda for Journalists

This schedule is intended to be a guideline indicating the discussion of topics of interest to the press during the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee.

Sunday 9 July

Official opening of session

11:30-13:00

Presentation of climate change report prepared following the Expert Meeting held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris March 15-16, 2006

Discussion of sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger (sites to be added to or removed from List)*

13:00-14:00

Report on African World Heritage Fund

15:00-end of day

List of World Heritage in Danger, continued

Monday 10 July

9:00-13:00

List of World Heritage in Danger, continued

15:00-end of session

State of conservation of sites on World Heritage List (88 sites to be discussed)

Tuesday 11 July

9:00-13:00

State of conservation of sites on World Heritage List, continued

15:30-end of session

Nominations of sites for inscription on World Heritage List

Wednesday 12 July

9:00 – end of day

Nominations of sites for inscription on World Heritage List, continued

N.B. When the discussions to inscribe new sites to the World Heritage List are completed, a press conference will be held with Françoise Rivière, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture; Francesco Bandarin, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Ina Marčiulionytė, Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee

Thursday 13 July

9:00-13:00

Discussion of the concept of Outstanding Universal Value in terms of the World Heritage Convention

Progress report related to the Global Strategy for a Balanced, Representative and Credible World Heritage List

15:00-end of day

Presentations and Progress Reports on Periodic Reporting for all regions

Friday 14 July

9:00-end of day

Preparation of next cycle of Periodic Reporting

Performance indicators for World Heritage

Examination of Recommendations on International Assistance

Preparations for the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (June-July 2007)

Saturday 15 July

Report preparation by Secretariat

Sunday 16 July

Report preparation by Secretariat

15:00 Adoption of Decisions

18:30 Closure of session

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*For most discussion, the regions are treated in the following order. However, for the state of conservation the order will be reversesd (Latin America first). It may also be reversed for other discussions.

Regional order of discussion

Natural sites:

Africa

Arab States

Asia/Pacific

Europe/North America

Latin America & Caribbean

Mixed sites

Africa

Arab States

Asia/Pacific

Europe/North America

Latin America & Caribbean

Cultural sites

Africa

Arab States

Asia/Pacific

Europe/North America

Latin America & Caribbean

Information is under prepare…