Item 15 of the Provisional Agenda: Report on the execution of the 2012-2013 Budget and preparation of the 2014-2015 Budget

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The first part of the document presents the Financial Report relating to the World Heritage Fund for the year ended 31 December 2012 established by the UNESCO Bureau of Financial Management (BFM). This part also includes the consolidated table of allotments and expenditures for 2012-2013 activities financed by the three funding sources, prepared as per the approved budget structure (Decisions 6 EXT.COM 6, UNESCO, 2003 and  35 COM 15B, UNESCO, 2011).
As shown in the second part of the document, the Secretariat submits a budget proposal for the World Heritage Fund for the biennium 2014-2015 for the consideration and approval of the World Heritage Committee.
Finally, the document in its third part raises the question of the sustainability of the World Heritage Fund for the States Parties’ attention in general and the World Heritage Committee members in particular since the “necessity to urgently improve (it) …” has been recognized in Decision  36 COM 15 (Saint Petersburg, 2012).
Draft Decision: 37 COM 15, see Point IV.
N.B.: This document cancels and replaces the previous one.