( 2-6-2013 ) Item 12 of the Provisional Agenda: Revision of the Operational Guidelines

The World Heritage Committee at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012) adopted revisions to the Operational Guidelines and requested the World Heritage Centre to upload the revised version of the Operational Guidelines on its webpage http://whc.unesco.org/archive/opguide12-en.pdf. It is proposed that the Committee at its 37th session establishes a Consultative Body on the Operational Guidelines to consider requests made by the 36th session and  review proposals prepared by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory  Bodies for certain paragraphs.A number of other suggestions were also made, including by other international conventions, which are referred to in this document and which require further reflection by the Consultative Body on the Operational Guidelines.
The Draft Decision 37 COM 12 (see point V) will be finalized by the  Consultative Body on the Operational Guidelines during the 37 th session of  the World Heritage Committee.
This document should be read in conjunction with Working document WHC-
Draft Decision: 37 COM 12, see point V.