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18th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee

UNESCO, Paris 24-25 January 2023

The 18th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee took place in presentia at UNESCO Headquarter on 24-25 January 2023, from 10 am to 6 pm (Paris Time, France).

The working languages of the meeting were English and French and simultaneous interpretation was provided in these two languages.

Decisions adopted

Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee during its 18th Extraordinary session (UNESCO, 2023)

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18th Extraordinary session
of the World Heritage Committee,
24-25 January 2023

English French


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The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.
Bureau Members

Chairperson: Ms Haifa Al Mogrin (Saudi Arabia)
Ms Shikha Jain (India)
Argentina, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand

Committee Members
Mandate End of
Argentina 2021-2025 2025
Belgium 2021-2025 2025
Bulgaria 2021-2025 2025
Egypt 2019-2023 2023
Ethiopia 2019-2023 2023
Greece 2021-2025 2025
India 2021-2025 2025
Italy 2021-2025 2025
Japan 2021-2025 2025
Mali 2019-2023 2023
Mexico 2021-2025 2025
Nigeria 2019-2023 2023
Oman 2019-2023 2023
Qatar 2021-2025 2025
Russian Federation 2019-2023 2023
Rwanda 2021-2025 2025
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2021-2025 2025
Saudi Arabia 2019-2023 2023
South Africa 2019-2023 2023
Thailand 2019-2023 2023
Zambia 2021-2025 2025

Report of the Decisions adopted during the 18th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (UNESCO, 2023)
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