Distribution limited                                        WHC-97/CONF.206/2
                                                       Paris, 29 October 1997
                                                    Original : English/French

                  UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,
             SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION


          CONVENTION CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF THE
              WORLD CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE

                    WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE
                Twenty-first extraordinary session

            Paris, UNESCO Headquarters, 29 October 1997
                             Room IX


Report of the Rapporteur


1.	Opening of the Session
The Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Ms. Teresa 
Franco, opened the twenty-first extraordinary session of the 
World Heritage Committee. She welcomed the seven new Committee 
Members, which were elected by the eleventh General Assembly of 
States Parties, held on 27 and 28 October 1997 at UNESCO 
Headquarters.


2. Election of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee

The Chairperson recalled that the Bureau of the World Heritage 
Committee consists of:

1. 	Chairperson of the Committee
2.	Rapporteur
3.	five Vice-Chairpersons

The Committee elected Mr. Francesco Francioni (Italy) as 
Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee and Mr. NoŽl Fattal 
(Lebanon) as Rapporteur. The Vice-Chairs elected were: Benin, 
Ecuador, Japan, Morocco and the United States of America. 


3. Closure of the session

The Chairperson recalled that the twenty-first session of the 
World Heritage Committee will be held in Naples from 1 to 6 
December 1997 and that the newly elected Bureau will meet on 28 
and 29 November 1997 in Naples. 

The Chairperson declared the session closed.


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