Decision : 27 COM 18A.1
New Voting Mechanism and Revision to the Procedures for the Election of the Members of the World Heritage Committee
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Recalling the Resolution adopted by the 13th General Assembly (Paris, October 2001) on the "Implementation of the election procedures of the Bureau of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage",
2. Welcomes the following steps to be taken by the Secretariat for the implementation of this Resolution:
(a) The World Heritage Centre will send, during the month of July 2003, a Circular Letter to all States Parties informing them of the Officers to be elected during the 14th General Assembly (i.e. Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur) and inviting them to inform the Secretariat of their candidatures. The Secretariat will also provide all States Parties with a list of all Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteurs of the General Assembly since 1991.
(b) Another Circular Letter will be sent to all States Parties a month before the 14th session of the General Assembly (Paris, 14-15 October 2003) informing them of all candidatures received. The list of all candidatures received will continue to be updated up to 48 hours prior to the commencement of the 14th General Assembly.