Item 18 of the Agenda: Forthcoming sessions of the World Heritage Committee (18B)

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18B.  Feasibility study on an additional ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee
By its Decision 36 COM 12B (paragraph 6), the Committee decided 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)”. Paragraph 9 of Decision 35 COM 12B reads as follows: “ 9. three regular (not extended) sessions of the Committee should be held each biennium as follows:
a) Even years – host country; agenda: reports, budget, nomination and state of conservation reports,
b) Odd years  – host country; agenda: reports, budget, nomination and state of conservation reports, and
c) Odd years – UNESCO Headquarters immediately after the General Assembly, (which should be held within the period of UNESCO’s General Conference); agenda: strategic and policy issues and as  necessary, reports on the state of conservation needing urgent examination”.
The present  document contains information regarding the feasibility of an additional  ordinary session  of the World Heritage Committee  in
October/November 2013.
Draft Decision: 37 COM 18B, see Point III.