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Decision 45 COM 17
Election of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur of the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Takes note of the willingness by the State Party of India to host the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee and thanks the Indian authorities for their interest;

2. Decides to prolong the mandate of its Bureau composed of the following members:

Chairperson:               Dr Abdulelah Al-Tokhais (Saudi Arabia)
Rapporteur:                 Ms Shikha Jain (India)
Vice-Chairpersons:    Argentina, Italy, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand,

until its 19th extraordinary session to be held during the 24th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in November 2023 at UNESCO Headquarters;

3. Also decides that the Bureau of the 46th session will be elected during its 19th extraordinary session, with a mandate extending until the end of the 46th session of the Committee;

4. Further decides that the dates and venue of the 46th session will be determined during the 19th extraordinary session.