On the penultimate day of its 39th session the World Heritage Committee discussed the Global Strategy. The package of measures adopted in 1994 aims at balancing the World Heritage List. Cultural and natural heritage should be equally considered as well as a globally equitable distribution of the inscribed sites.
In the evening the Committee celebrated the conclusion of its Bonn meeting. Committee Chairperson Maria Böhmer, UNESCO Assistant Director-General Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán and the President of the German Commission for UNESCO Verena Metze-Mangold delivered their greetings. In her speech Böhmer appreciated the UNESCO as a place for mutual respect, trust and friendship across all borders.
Video records of the entire session are available on the website of the World Heritage Centre. Pictures of the event can be found on the photostream of the German Commission for UNESCO.