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The World Heritage Convention:
Thinking Ahead

In 2012, the Director-General of UNESCO launched an initiative entitled “The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead” to give an opportunity to the Advisory Bodies, the Secretariat and the States Parties to collectively review the main challenges and opportunities facing the Convention.
October 2012 Meeting

The UNESCO Director-General has convened a meeting on October 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters to take stock of and review the future direction of the 1972 World Heritage Convention.


Summary of the 2012 meeting

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January 2015 Meeting

A half-day meeting was convened by the UNESCO Director-General on 21 January 2015 to take stock of progress made to improve dialogue, communication and transparency. 


Summary of the 2015 meeting

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Decisions (6)
Show 39COM 5C
Show 38COM 5C
Show 38COM 13
Show 37COM 5C
Show 33COM 14A.1
Show 33COM 14A.2