Open-ended intergovernmental working group in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms

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On 8 and 9 July 2021 (Part I) and on 9 and 10 September 2021 (Part II), States Parties to the 2003 Convention and observers will be invited to participate in an Open-ended intergovernmental working group in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention.

The Open-ended intergovernmental working group in the framework of the global reflection on the listing mechanisms of the 2003 Convention is composed of two parts:

  • Part I (online, a two day meeting on 8 and 9 July 2021): the working group discussed the recommendations of the Category VI meeting of experts in order to decide on a general direction to take for the reform of the listing system of the Convention. The recordings of this meeting are available for viewing.
  • Part II (online, a two day meeting on 9 and 10 September 2021): on the basis of Part I of the meeting, the working group will agree to recommend specific changes to be made in line with the general direction chosen in Part I, and adopt a report to the sixteenth session of the Committee.

The working documents for Part 1 (8 and 9 July 2021) of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group meeting as well as its resulting recommendations (LHE/21/16.COMWG/Recommendations) can be found in the Documents section below.

The working documents for Part II (9 and 10 September 2021) of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group meeting will be published shortly.

The sixteenth session of the Committee (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13 to 18 December 2021) will provide opportunity for furthering intergovernmental discussions on this topic, and to propose relevant revisions to the Operational Directives for possible adoption by the General Assembly in June/July 2022.

Documents

  • Agenda and Timetable : English|French (LHE/21/16.COM WG/1)
  • Progress to date and meeting objectives : English|French (LHE/21/16.COM WG/2)
  • Towards a reformed listing system : English|French (LHE/21/16.COM WG/3)
  • Report of the experts meeting (Category VI): English|French (LHE/21/EXP/7)
  • General information : English|French (LHE/21/16.COM WG/INF.1)
  • Recommendations of Part I of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group: English|French
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