Decision of the Intergovernmental Committee: 12.COM 13

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/17/12.COM/13,
  2. Recalling Decision 11.COM 10,
  3. Also recalling Chapters I.8 and I.10 of the Operational Directives,
  4. Commends the work of the informal ad hoc working group and takes note of its report;
  5. Recognizes the importance of dialogue to enhance the evaluation process;
  6. Notes in particular the view expressed by the Evaluation Body about the need to give time, at least until the end of the 2019 cycle, for a number of adjustments introduced in the evaluation process to take effect, before considering the establishment of a formal ‘dialogue’ process;
  7. Decides to resume the discussion on the establishment of a ‘dialogue’ process between the Evaluation Body and the submitting States Parties at its fourteenth session;
  8. Further decides to submit the report of the informal ad hoc working group to the General Assembly at its seventh session;
  9. Also decides to continue the informal ad hoc working group in 2018, now open-ended to all interested States Parties:
  1. to study the funding mechanism of the Convention, including resource mobilization;
  2. to enable implementation of the relevant recommendations of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Governance, Procedures and Methods of Work of the Governing Bodies of UNESCO as adopted at the 39th session of the General Conference;
  3. to further reflect on an appropriate ‘dialogue’ mechanism, in consultation with the Evaluation Body, taking into account the respective resolutions by the next General Assembly;
  4. to reflect, in consultation with accredited NGOs, on the possible ways in which the participation of NGOs under the 2003 Convention could be further enhanced and how this would be reflected in the accreditation and renewal mechanisms of NGOs;
  5. to reflect on any other issues to facilitate the work of the Committee.