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Decision 41 COM 12B
Progress Report on the Follow-Up to the Recommendations of the External Auditor’s “Report on The Governance of UNESCO and Dependent Funds, Programmes and Entities” (Document 38C/23)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/12B,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 13B and the reflection ongoing undertaken by the Governing Bodies of the World Heritage Convention to assess, improve and streamline their working methods,
  3. Takes note of the progress report of the ongoing work undertaken by the General Conference to examine the governance, procedures and working methods of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO;
  4. Decides to study the relevant recommendations of the Working Group on the governance, procedures, and working methods of the governing bodies of UNESCO established by the General Conference Resolution 38C/101;
  5. Requests the World Heritage Centre to provide the Committee with information on the outcomes of the Working Group on Governance in due course;
  6. Also decides to inscribe an item on its agenda at its 42nd session in 2018 on the “Follow up and implementation of the recommendations of the Working Group on Governance as endorsed by the General Conference”.
Decision Code
41 COM 12B
Reports, Working methods and tools
Decisions adopted during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017)
Context of Decision