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Committee Decisions

37 COM 17

Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (2014)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Recalling its Decision 36 COM 17 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),

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

a)  H.E. Sheika Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani (Qatar) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 37th session of the Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) until the end of the 38th session of the Committee (2014);

b)  Senegal,

Japan,

Germany

Colombia and

Algeria

as Vice-Chairpersons of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandates will begin at the end of the 37th session of the Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) until the end of the 38th session of the Committee ( 2014);

c)  Mr. Francisco J. Gutierrez (Colombia) as the Rapporteur of the World Heritage Committee whose mandates will begin at the end of the 37th session of the Committee (Phnom Penh, 2013) until the end of the 38th session of the Committee (2014);

3.  Also decides that the Bureau of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (2015) will be elected at the end of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (2014) in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee;

4.  Takes note of the invitation by Germany to host the 39th session of the Committee in 2015.

Themes: Administration, Working methods and tools, Operational Guidelines, World Heritage Convention
Session: 37COM