21st session of the General Assembly of States Parties
14-15 November 2017
The 21st session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, 14-15 November 2017.
In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 21st session during the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.
to the World Heritage
Committee in 2017
The General Assembly will be called upon, inter alia, to replace the outgoing members of the World Heritage Committee, in conformity with Rule 13.1 of the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention concerning the presentation of candidatures for election to the World Heritage Committee.
The following 12 States Parties will be outgoing in 2017:
Twelve States Parties were elected to the World Heritage Committee
|State Party||Electoral Group||Proposed duration of mandate (years)||Previous mandates||CVs of experts**|
1976-1983 1983-1989 1995-2001 2007-2011
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||II||4||0|
1980-1987 1987-1993 1993-1999 2007-2011
1991-1997 1999-2005 2007-2011
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||III||4||
* Madagascar has withdrawn its candidature by letter dated 10 October 2017
** At its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), the General Assembly approved the following format for the experts’ CVs in the field of cultural/natural heritage.
Working documents can be consulted online.
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FAQs about the election of World Heritage Committee members
- Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee Tuesday, 14 November 2017