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Committee Decisions

31 COM 22

Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalling its Decision 30 COM 16, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), which elected a Bureau whose mandate began at the end of its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) until the end of its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

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) Dr Christina Cameron (Canada) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 31st session of the Committee (Christchurch, 2007) until the end of the 32nd session of the Committee (July 2008);

b)

  • Kenya,
    Tunisia,
  • Republic of Korea,
  • Israel, and
  • Peru

as Vice-Chairpersons of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandates will begin at the end of the 31st session of the Committee (Christchurch, 2007) until the end of the 32nd session of the Committee (July 2008);

3. Also decides that the Bureau of the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (June-July 2009) will be elected at the end of the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (July 2008) in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee;

4. Also decides, by suspending Rules 12.1 and 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure, to elect the Rapporteur of the 32nd session of the Committee once new members of the Committee have been elected by the General Assembly of States Parties at its 16th session (October, 2007);

5. Further decides to hold its 8th extraordinary session (UNESCO, October 2007) following the closure of the 16th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (October, 2007) with a view to electing the Rapporteur of the 32nd session of the Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of 8th extraordinary session of the Committee until the end of the 32nd ordinary session of the Committee (July 2008).

Session: 31COM