Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 3.EXT.COM 4

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/08/3.EXT.COM/CONF.206/4;
  2. Having received the report of the subsidiary body established to guide the international competition for the design of an emblem;
  3. Thanks the subsidiary body for the excellent performance of its task;
  4. Decides that the subsidiary body, having accomplished its functions, ceases to exist;
  5. Further decides to submit the seven emblems pre-selected by the subsidiary body, accompanied by the emblem of UNESCO, to the General Assembly;
  6. Requests the General Assembly to consider the following draft resolution for adoption:


The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined document ITH/08/2.GA/CONF.202/**;
  2. Recalling Articles 1, 7, 13 and 14 of the Convention;
  3. Taking note of Decisions EXT.COM 8 and 2.COM 13 of the Committee, by which the Committee decided to create an emblem of the Convention, and of Decision 3.EXT.COM 4;
  4. Thanks the Committee for its initiative in deciding to create an emblem for the Convention;
  5. Requests the Committee to submit to it at its third ordinary session for approval draft operational directives for the use of the emblem;
  6. Decides that the Statutory Organs of the Convention, i.e. the General Assembly and the Committee, as well as the Director-General of UNESCO, have the sole right to use the emblem of the Convention. They may not authorize others to use the emblem until such time as the General Assembly has adopted operational directives to that effect;
  7. Further decides that the Convention’s emblem shall be accompanied with UNESCO’s emblem, and takes note that the Directives concerning the Use of the Name, Acronym, Logo and Internet Domain Names of UNESCO, which were adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO (Resolution 34 C/86), shall govern the use of the UNESCO emblem;
  8. Requests the Secretariat to ensure the emblem’s protection under Article 6 ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, specifically by requesting the World Intellectual Property Organization to communicate the emblem to the countries of the Union for the Protection of Industrial Property through the intermediary of its International Bureau.