WCC 2012 Res 047 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Forest Peoples Programme ( FPP ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee ( IPACC ) / South Africa
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife / Kenya
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2013-2016 (CEESP)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2013-2016 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyThe World Heritage Committee in 2015 adopted language regarding the rights of indigenous peoples into the Operational Guidelines for the Convention for the first time, following IUCN advice and advocacy on this matter. The language is limited in extent but provides clear requirements for nominations to the World Heritage List to respect the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent, and...
Scientific/technical activitiesIUCN has continued to implement a consistent procedure in its evaluation process of World Heritage nominations regarding communities and rights. This will need to be reconsidered now that the new standards have been introduced in the Convention's Operational Guidelines. This process has involved good cooperation with a number of IUCN Member Organisations, including some who have actively...
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Language adopted on UNDRIP and the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent, in the the WH Convention's Operational Guidelines - Bonn 2015.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Continued advocacy, capacity building and application of consistent standards by IUCN in its advice to the UNESCO WH COmmittee.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Scientific/technical activitiesRevise and update IUCN's procedures regarding assessment of issues related to communities and rights in Wh nominations, within our advisory role within the World Heritage Convention.
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