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Working Group on Equitable Representation in the World Heritage Committee

The Working Group on Equitable Representation in the World Heritage Committee was decided by the 23rd Session of the World Heritage Committee as a followup to the Twelfth General Assembly of States Parties of the World Heritage Convention.
At a meeting held on 21 January 2000 the following twelve States Parties were elected to the Working Group: Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, France, Czech Republic, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Philippines and Zimbabwe. France was elected as Chair of the Working Group; the Czech Republic agreed to act as rapporteur.

he group will define its terms of reference, its working methods, and calendar. Its recommendations will be submitted to the 24th session of the Bureau, 26 June to 1 July 2000.

Meetings of the Working Group will be open to all States Parties.