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Decision 42 COM 16
Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee (2019)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Recalling its Decision 41 COM 16, adopted at its 41st session (Krakow, 2017), which elected its Bureau whose mandate will be until the end of its 42nd session (Manama, 2018),
  2. Recalls that the hosting of a World Heritage Committee session by a Committee member is subject to the host country signing a host country agreement in conformity with UNESCO’s rules and regulations and that host country agreements for category II meetings must be signed eight months in advance of the meeting;
  3. Also recalls that, pursuant to Rule 44.3 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, arrangements by the host country to provide interpretation in another language than the working language of the Committee (English and French), or another official working languages recognized by the United Nations, should be in compliance with UNESCO’s rules, regulations and procedures;
  4. Decides that its 43rd session will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 30 June to 10 July 2019;
  5. Also decides to elect, in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, its Bureau with the following composition:
    1. H.E. Mr. Abulfaz Garayev (Azerbaijan) as Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandate will begin at the end of the 42nd session of the Committee (Manama, 2018) until the end of the 43rd session of the Committee (2019),
    2. Norway,
      Brazil,
      Indonesia,
      Burkina Faso and
      Tunisia
      as Vice-Chairpersons of the World Heritage Committee, whose mandates will begin at the end of the 42nd session of the Committee (Manama, 2018) until the end of the 43rd session of the Committee (2019),
    3. Mahani Taylor (Australia) as the Rapporteur of the World Heritage Committee whose mandates will begin at the end of the 42nd session of the Committee (Manama, 2018) until the end of the 43rd session of the Committee (2019);
  6. Further decides that the Bureau of the 44th session (2020) will be elected at the end of the 43rd session of the Committee (2019) in accordance with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee.
Documents
WHC/18/42.COM/18
Decisions adopted during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (Manama, 2018)
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