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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 ). 

19th session of the General Assembly

The 19th session of the General Assembly will take place at UNESCO Headquarters Room XII during the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO from 19 to 21 November 2013. 

During the 19th session of the General Assembly in 2013, 12 seats will have to be filled. Outgoing members in 2013 are: CambodiaEstoniaEthiopiaFrance, IraqMaliMexicoRussian FederationSouth AfricaSwitzerlandThailandUnited Arab Emirates.

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 Procedures Historical Development
2009  English  French
2003  English  French
2001  English  French
1999  English  French
1995   English  French
 1978  English  French
All General Assembly Sessions

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)