7.GA 12

The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined document ITH/18/7.GA/12 including its annex,
  2. Taking note of document ITH/18/7.GA/13 including its annex,
  3. Recalling Decisions 11.COM 7, 12.COM 13, 12.COM 16 and Resolution 6.GA 11,
  4. Further recalling 39 C/Resolution87,
  5. Recognizes the recommendations of the General Conference at its 39th session on the Governance, Procedures and Working Methods of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO which are relevant to the governing bodies of the 2003 Convention;
  6. Requests that the Secretariat propose ways, in consultation with States Parties, that will allow the implementation of the recommendations (those other than ‘closed’), including by proposing draft amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly and taking into account the proposals already received as a result of Resolution 6.GA 11;
  7. Further requests that the Secretariat ensure that gender-neutral language is used throughout the Basic Texts of the Convention when revising the texts for the publication of the 2018 edition;
  8. Invites the General Assembly, the Committee and their Bureaus to conduct their work in accordance with the recommendations of the General Conference at its 39th session on the Governance of UNESCO, in particular in line with the guiding principles and responsibilities of representatives of the Electoral Groups in the Bureaus, as included in Appendix 2 of the Working Group’s report;
  9. Decides to inscribe this item on the agenda of its next session in 2020 to further take stock of implementation of relevant recommendations.

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