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
The Christensen Fund ( TCF ) / United States of America
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, ICOMOS, ICCROM, UNPFII, International Working Group on Indigenous Issues (IWGIA), CEMRIDE, Endorois Welfare Council
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingUndertaking joint capacity building and research activities with UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOMOS, plus interested partners on these issues.
Policy influencing/advocacyAdvocating actions in line with the resolution at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Scientific/technical activitiesInclusion of new measures in the IUCN World Heritage evaluation process
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
1. Notable success in 2015 was the adoption of the principle of FPIC and the reference to UNDRIP in the WH Convention's Operational Guidelines, to which IUCN contributed directly.
2. Rights issues have been more consistently raised in IUCN's evaluations and the Committee has taken cognisance of related recommendations
3. World Heritage Convention policy on sustainable development adopted.
4. Significant progress in joint projects on nature/culture connections with ICCROM and ICOMOS, and joint work wtih ICOMOS on evaluation processes for mixed World Heritage nominations ... noting that the separation of nature and culture is one of the sources of discontent regarding the implementation of the WH Convention in relation to rights.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Operational mechanisms to implement the new commitment in the Convention's operational guidelines are now required and will require time and resources to investigate and implement.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyContinue to advocate the issues raised in the motion in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Scientific/technical activitiesContinue to progress the inclusion of new standards and processes in WH evaluation procedures, in partnership with ICOMOS, and increase capacity building activities with UNESCO, ICOMOS and ICCROM, and other partners.
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