Q. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1.The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is a body responsible for implementing the World Heritage Convention and managing the World Heritage List.
2.The World Heritage Convention, 1972 ensures that participating states cooperate with each other and provide financial support to all World Heritage sites globally.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. The World Heritage Committee is responsible for implementing the World Heritage Convention and managing the World Heritage List. It meets annually, consists of representatives from 21 States Parties, and has final say on inscribing sites on the World Heritage List. The World Heritage Committee has representatives from 21 State Parties to the World Heritage Convention (1972) elected by the General Assembly.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The World Heritage Convention, 1972 does not ensure that participating states provide financial support to all World Heritage sites globally. Instead, it establishes the World Heritage Fund, which provides financial assistance for heritage conservation projects, but this is not automatic for all sites. States Parties are primarily responsible for the protection and conservation of their own World Heritage sites, and they agree to do so with their own resources.

Source: The Hindu

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