Take advantage of the search to browse through the World Heritage Centre information.

Capacity Building
Credibility of the World Heritage ...
Inscriptions on the World Heritage ...
International Assistance
List of World Heritage in Danger
Operational Guidelines
Outstanding Universal Value
Periodic Reporting
Reinforced Monitoring
Tentative Lists
Working methods and tools
World Heritage Convention

Resolution 21 GA 8
Progress Report on the Follow-up to the Recommendations of the External Auditor's

The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/17/21.GA/8,
  2. Recalling Resolution 20 GA 11 and Decisions 40 COM 13B and 41 COM 12B adopted by the General Assembly at its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015) and by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and 41st (Krakow, 2017) sessions respectively and the ongoing reflection undertaken by the Governing Bodies of the World Heritage Convention to assess, improve and streamline their working methods,
  3. Takes note of the endorsement by the General Conference, at its 39th session (39 C/Resolution 87), of the recommendations of the working group on the governance, procedures and working methods of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO;
  4. Calls upon the World Heritage Committee to entrust the ad hoc working group with the follow-up to the progress in the implementation of the recommendations for the working group on governance;
  5. Asks the World Heritage Committee to consider broadening the composition of the ad hoc working group and to envisage also opening meetings to all States Parties;
  6. Requests that a progress report of the follow up and implementation of the recommendations of the Working Group on Governance as endorsed by the General Conference be presented at its 22nd session in 2019.
Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention at its 21st session (UNESCO, 2017)
Context of Resolution