The General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention
As per Article 8(1) of the World Heritage Convention (or Rule 49 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee ), the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention meets during the sessions of the General Conference of UNESCO.
The General Assembly manages its meetings according to its Rules of Procedure (see document reference WHC-01/GA/1.Rev3).
During its session, the General Assembly determines the uniform percentage of contributions to the World Heritage Fund applicable to all States Parties (Article 16(1) of the World Heritage Convention ), and elects new members to the World Heritage Committee to replace the outgoing members.
Both the General Assembly and General Conference of UNESCO receive a report from the World Heritage Committee on its activities (Rule 49 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee ).
1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly
The First Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly of States Parties will be held from 13 to 14 November 2014, at UNESCO Headquarters (Room II).
19th session of the General Assembly
During the 19th session of the General Assembly in 2013, 12 members have been elected for 4 years:
Croatia, Finland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Viet Nam
The 21 Committee Members are:
Algeria, Colombia, Croatia, Finland, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Senegal, Serbia, Turkey, Viet Nam
General Assembly Rules of Procedure
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1EXtGA UNESCO Paris (2014)
19GA UNESCO Paris (2013)
18GA UNESCO Paris (2011)
17GA UNESCO Paris (2009)
16GA UNESCO Paris (2007)
15GA UNESCO Paris (2005)
14GA UNESCO Paris (2003)
13GA UNESCO Paris (2001)
12GA UNESCO Paris (1999)
11GA UNESCO Paris (1997)
10GA UNESCO Paris (1995)
09GA UNESCO Paris (1993)
08GA UNESCO Paris (1991)
07GA UNESCO Paris (1989)
06GA UNESCO Paris (1987)
05GA Sofia, Bulgaria (1985)
04GA UNESCO Paris (1983)
03GA Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1980)
02GA UNESCO Paris (1978)
01GA Nairobi, Kenya (1976)
- Orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee Jan 22, 2015-Jan 22, 2015
- 1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly Nov 13, 2014-Nov 14, 2014
- Orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee Jan 23, 2014-Jan 23, 2014
- 18th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention and presentation of candidates for election of Committee members Nov 7, 2011-Nov 9, 2011
- 17th General Assembly of States Parties Oct 23, 2009-Oct 28, 2009