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21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties

November 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
The 21st session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, in November 2017 (dates to be confirmed).
In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 21st session during the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

to the World Heritage
Committee in 2017

The General Assembly will be called upon, inter alia, to replace the outgoing members of the World Heritage Committee, in conformity with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention concerning the presentation of candidatures for election to the World Heritage Committee.

The following 12 States Parties will be outgoing in 2017:

Croatia Finland Jamaica Kazakhstan Lebanon Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Republic of Korea Turkey Viet Nam

Informations related to the number of seats to be filled for each electoral group during the 21st General Assembly.

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Working Documents

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