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20th General Assembly of States Parties

UNESCO Paris, Room II and XII
18-20 November 2015
The 20th session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, on 18th November 2015 (am) in Room XII and on 18th (pm), 19th and 20th November 2015 in Room II.
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 20th session during the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

Resolutions adopted
by the General Assembly 
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Working Documents

Working documents can be consulted online. 
Download working documents, Provisional Agenda, Timetable....

General Assembly
Rules of Procedure
WHC-14/GA/1 Rev. 4
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to the World Heritage

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 seats of the following nine States Parties will become available:
Algeria Colombia Germany India
Japan Malaysia Qatar Senegal Serbia

Final List of candidatures
for the election to the World Heritage Committee 
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Nine States Parties were elected to the World Heritage Committee

Angola Azerbaijan Burkina Faso Cuba
Indonesia Kuwait Tunisia United Republic of Tanzania Zimbabwe

FAQs about the election of World Heritage Committee members

Information Session

Room XI (Fontenoy) from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m on Friday, 25 September 2015

The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention. The subject of the Information Session will be the new procedure for elections to the World Heritage Committee adopted by the General Assembly during its 1st Extraordinary meeting (November 2014). Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be provided in English and French.

Information Session Presentation

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