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21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties

UNESCO, Paris
14-15 November 2017
The 21st session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, 14-15 November 2017.
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.

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Election
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 during the 21st General Assembly.


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Candidatures Received
State Party Electoral Group Proposed duration of mandate (years) Previous mandates CVs of experts*
Australia IV 4 4
1976-1983 1983-1989 1995-2001 2007-2011
Bahrain Vb 1
2007-2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina II 4 0
Brazil III 4
1980-1987 1987-1993 1993-1999 2007-2011
Guatemala III 4 0
Hungary II 1
1997-2003
Madagascar Va 4 1
2005-2009
Myanmar IV 4 0
Norway I 4

2
1983-1989 2003-2007

Saint Kitts and Nevis III

0

Spain I 4 2
1991-1997 2005-2009
Ukraine II 0

* At its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), the General Assembly approved the following format for the experts’ CVs in the field of cultural/natural heritage.

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Working documents can be consulted online. 
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