Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 11.COM 7

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/16/11.COM/7,
  2. Recalling Decisions 8.COM 5.c.1, 8.COM 5.c.2, 9.COM 13.g, 10.COM 15.c, and Resolution 6.GA 11,
  3. Further recalling the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions and the Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard-Setting Work of the Culture Sector undertaken by the IOS,
  4. Also recalling 38C/Resolution 101,
  5. Takes note of the efforts and steps already undertaken with a view to improve and streamline the working methods of the governing organs of the 2003 Convention in line with the Recommendations by the External Auditor and IOS on this matter;
  6. Further takes note of recent situations as regards the recommendations of the External Auditor’s report which are of direct relevance to the governing organs of the 2003 Convention;
  7. Decides to transmit to the Open-ended Working Group on the Governance Procedures and Working Methods of the Governing Bodies a report on the status of the foreseen or ongoing reforms;
  8. Requests the Secretariat to include this item on the agenda of its twelfth session with a view to present it to the seventh session of the General Assembly of States Parties.