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22nd session of the General Assembly of States Parties

27-28 November 2019 (tentative dates)
The 22nd session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters,
27-28 November 2019 (tentative dates).
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 22nd session during the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

to the World Heritage
Committee in 2019

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 9 States Parties will be outgoing in 2019:

Angola Azerbaijan Burkina Faso Cuba Indonesia Kuwait Tunisia United Republic of Tanzania Zimbabwe

For information on the number of seats to be filled during the 22nd General Assembly, click on your preferred language.
Candidatures Received
State Party Electoral Group Proposed duration of mandate (years) Previous mandates CVs of experts*
has withdrawn its candidature by letter dated 6 February 2019
Group Va 0
Côte d'Ivoire Group Va 4 years 0 Pending
Egypt Group Vb Pending 4
1976-1983 1991-1997 1999-2005 2007-2011
Ethiopia Group Va Pending 1
Mali Group Va 4 years 1

has withdrawn its candidature by letter dated 18 April 2019

Group III 4 years 4
1985-1991 1991-1997 1997-2003 2009-2013
Nigeria Group Va 4 years 3
1976-1980 2001-2005 2007-2011
Oman Group Vb 4 years 2
1989-1995 2001-2005
Russian Federation Group II 4 years 2
2001-2005 2009-2013
South Africa Group Va 4 years 2
1999-2005 2009-2013
Thailand Group IV 4 years 3
1989-1995 1997-2003 2009-2013

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

Working Documents

Working documents can be consulted online. 
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