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Committee Decisions

30 COM 16

Elections of the Chariperson, Vice-Chairpersons, and Rapporteur of the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee (June-July 2007)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalling its Decision 29 COM 19 adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), which elected a Bureau whose mandate began at the end of its 29th session (Durban, 2005) until the end of its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

2. Decides to elect, in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, a Bureau with the following composition:

a) Mr Tumu Te Heuheu (New Zealand) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 30th session of the Committee until the end of the 31st session of the Committee (June-July 2007);

b) Mr John Pinkerton (Canada) as the Rapporteur of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 30th session of the Committee until the end of the 31st session of the Committee (June-July 2007);

c) Benin,

d) Japan,

e) Norway,

f) Cuba and

g) Morocco

as Vice-Chairpersons of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandates will begin at the end of the 30th session of the Committee until the end of the 31st session of the Committee (June-July 2007);

3. Also decides that the Bureau of the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (June-July 2008) will be elected at the end of the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (June-July 2007) in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee.

Session: 30COM