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Monday, June 22, 2009


33屆世界遺產委員會由西班牙駐聯合國教科文組織常任大使馬雷亞賽岡多(María Jesús San Segundo)擔任主席,於今日在西班牙塞維亞展開序幕。此次委員會議將在630閉幕,世界遺產委員會的21個成員國於會議期間,將審議現已列入《世界遺產名錄》的遺產地保護狀態,同時審查27處本年新提名登錄世遺名錄的文化與自然類型遺產地。

蒞臨開幕典禮致詞的來賓,包括西班牙文化部長雷格(Ángeles González-Sinde Reig),聯合國教科文組織總幹事松浦晃一郎,安達魯西亞自治政府主席格瑞南(José Antonio Griñán),塞維亞市長蒙特賽林(Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín),聯合國教科文組織大會主席亞納斯塔司歐包羅斯(George N. Anastassopoulos,以及聯合國教科文組織執行局主席喬塞夫雅(Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï)等貴賓。

松浦晃一郎總幹事在致詞中,歷數了自他於1998年在日本京都擔任世界遺產委員會主席,以及近十年他接掌聯合國教科文組織以來,聯合國教科文組織在世界遺產工作方面的進展。松浦總幹事即將在今年11月結束他的任期。


「在過去
10
年間,本人對世界遺產委員會所取得的成就感到極大的自豪,讓本人同感滿意的,還有對各締約國在保護世界遺產方面持續增進的激勵,而對於各國中央與地方政府、遺產管理當局、研究單位、發展機構、媒體與一般大眾應有的持續關切,聯合國教科文組織在回應行動上已有相當的進展。」


「在接下來的一週裡,總共有
177處遺產地保護狀態的報告將接受各位的審議,並且必須面對委員會的質疑作更進一步的說明。」松浦總幹事說。他並總結了其他需要面對的挑戰,包括讓所有的締約國(短期內將達到187
國)都能有遺產地列入《世界遺產名錄》,並且促進地域平衡,以及矯正文化遺產與自然遺產在數量上長期存在的失衡現況,而前者的重要性更優先於後者。


「假若今日我們需要結合共同意志來進行我們人類共有遺產的保護,那是因為現況仍存在著疏漏,無知的行止迄未消失,更是因為情勢依舊急迫。」西班牙文化部長表示:「有鑑於此,聯合國教科文組織世界遺產委員會舉行此次會議的宗旨,不僅僅是議程上所臚列的繁重工作而已,還包括帶領我們步向齊心合力的使命-藉由我們今日在此發出的呼籲,在眾人驚嘆與難以置信的表情前,振興文化之光。」


世界遺產委員會主席賽岡多則在傍晚時分,略述
1972年《世界遺產公約》在即將步入40週年之際,現階段業已獲得的重大成果,以及已讓各國接受並批准的「準普遍性」(目前有186個締約國,即將達到187國)。「考慮到公約本身是一個多方有效參與的傑出例證,適足以證明當所有186個締約國在相關工作上團結一致,其力量將遠大於任一個國家的單獨努力。」賽岡多主席繼續指出:「在今日世界中,由於承受著不間斷的快速改變,一項統合、有效並且穩固的遺產保護政策,也必須契合永續發展的在地策略。」


開幕典禮最後在推介世界遺產青少年論壇的展演活動中結束。


【資料來源:
World Heritage Centrehttp://whc.unesco.org/en/news/519

 

Twenty-seven new sites up for inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List as Committee opens session in Seville


Monday, June 22, 2009

The 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO, opened today in Seville, Spain. During the session, which ends on June 30, the Committee´s 21 members will review the state of conservation of properties inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List and 27 nominations for new inscriptions of cultural and natural sites on the List.

The opening featured addresses by: Ángeles González-Sinde Reig, Spain's Minister of Culture; Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of UNESCO; José Antonio Griñán, President of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia; Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, Mayor of Seville; George N. Anastassopoulos, President of UNESCO's General Conference; and Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï, Chairman of the Organization's Executive Board.

In his address, the Director-General took stock of developments in UNESCO's World Heritage work, since he chaired the World Heritage Committee in 1998 (Kyoto, Japan) and over the following 10 years as he headed UNESCO, a post he will leave at the end of his term, in November this year.

"Over the last ten years, I have had great satisfaction from observing the achievements of the Committee, as well as the growing challenges for the States Parties in protecting World Heritage and the achievements of UNESCO in responding to the growing concerns of national and local authorities, site managers, research institutes, development agencies, the media and the general public."

"The 177 reports on the state of conservation of sites that will be submitted to your review over the week, illustrate the extent of the challenges facing the Committee," he said. Other challenges highlighted by Mr Matsuura included the need to ensure that all States Parties (shortly to number 187) are represented on the List, to improve geographical balance and correct the imbalance between the number of cultural and natural sites, as the former far exceed the latter.

"If today we must unite our common will to preserve the shared heritage of humanity, it is because neglect and Barbary have not disappeared, it is because the situation is still urgent," said Spain's Culture Minister. "Thus, the objective of the meeting of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, is not only characterized by the heavy work load of its agenda, but by the mission that brings us together: by the appeal we issue today to revive and raise the flame of culture, in the face of crises and uncertainties."

The Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee outlined the achievements of the 1972 World Heritage Convention on the eve of its 40th anniversary and its "quasi universal" ratification (with 186 States Parties, soon to be 187). "It is right to consider this Convention as an outstanding example of effective multilateralism, proof that when we work together the 186 States Parties are stronger than when they work in isolation." Ms San Segundo continued: "In today's world, subject to constant and rapid change, an integrated, effective and solid policy of heritage conservation needs to dovetail with local strategies of sustainable development."

The opening ceremony ended with a presentation of the recommendations of the World Heritage Youth Forum.

World Heritage Centre http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/519

 

 

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