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The 31st session of the World Heritage Committee, Christchurch, New Zealand, 23 June to 2 July 2007.
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On 23rd June – 2nd July 2007, the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand. Chinese delegation led by Chinese National Commission for UNESCO will participate in this conference. The Chinese delegation includes Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Construction, State Administration of Cultural Heritage, representatives from related World Heritage Protection Institutes and from World Heritage Institute of Training and Research – Asia and Pacific. Prof. Jian ZHOU and Ping Kong, Director of Project Unit of WHITR-AP(Shanghai), will represent our Institute to the conference.

The Essential Functions of the Committee are to:
(i) identify, on the basis of nominations submitted by States Parties, cultural and natural properties of outstanding universal value which are to be protected under the Convention and to list those properties on the World Heritage List;

(ii) monitor the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, in liaison with the States Parties; decide which properties included in the World Heritage List are to be inscribed on or removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger; and decide whether a property may be deleted from the World Heritage List;

(iii) examine requests for International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund.
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