Item 14 of the Provisional Agenda: Examination of International Assistance requests

This document contains under Part I the status of implementation of the International Assistance request  from Madagascar as requested by the Committee in Decision 36 COM 14, and under Part II a proposed revision of the  Operational Guidelines which the  open-ended working group on the Operational Guidelines may wish to take into account.
The present document contains also,  in Annex, an analysis of Preparatory Assistance requests dedicated to the preparation of nomination files and approved during the period 2001-2010. This analysis was  prepared by  the Secretariat  following the request made by  a member of the World Heritage Committee.
This document shall be read together with information document WHC-
Draft Decision: 37 COM 14, See Point III.