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Decision 36 COM 12B
Decision-making procedures of the statutory organs of the Convention

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/12B,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 12B, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Welcomes the progress made by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in improving the conduct of statutory meetings, the capacity building related activities, the transparency of documents and statutory meetings, as well as the clarifications provided on the various World Heritage processes;

4.   Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to continue their work on the implementation of the remaining activities;

5.   Takes note of the Study on oversight and monitoring mechanisms on priority policy issues prepared by the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Internal Oversight Service (IOS) as presented in Annex 2 of Document WHC-12/36.COM/12B;

6.   Decides to assess the feasibility of an ordinary session in October/November 2013, as requested in its Decision 35 COM 12B paragraph 9c, at its 37th session (June/July 2013);

7.   Also requests the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, to present the draft “Policy Guidelines” document for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013. 

Decision Code
36 COM 12B
Themes
Working methods and tools, World Heritage Convention
Year
2012
Documents
WHC-12/36.COM/19
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012)
Context of Decision
WHC-12/36.COM/12B
WHC-15/39.COM/13B