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24th session of the General Assembly of States Parties

UNESCO, Paris 2023 (date to be confirmed)

The 24th session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, in 2023 (date to be confirmed).

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 24th session during the 42nd session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

Elections 
to the World Heritage
Committee in 2023

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 9 States Parties will be outgoing in 2023:

Egypt Ethiopia Mali Nigeria Oman Russian Federation Saudi Arabia South Africa Thailand

For information on the number of seats
to be filled during the 24th General Assembly.

Candidatures Received

State Party Electoral Group Proposed duration of mandate (years) Previous mandates CVs of experts*
Gabon Group Va 4 years
(2023-2027)
0 Pending
Jamaica Group III 4 years
(2023-2027)
1
2013-2017
Pending
Kazakhstan Group IV 4 years
(2023-2027)
1
2013-2017
Pending
Kenya Group Va 4 years
(2023-2027)
1
2005-2009
Pending
Senegal Group Va 4 years
(2023-2027)
4
1976-1978 1978-1985 1989-1995 2011-2015
Pending
Turkey Group I 4 years
(2023-2027)
2
1983-1989 2013-2017
Pending

* At its 20th session (UNESCO, 2015), the General Assembly approved the following format for the experts’ CVs in the field of cultural/natural heritage.

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