ORIENTATION SESSION
FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
31 January 2013
UNESCO, Room XI
15:00 – 18:00
Orientation session for Committee Members
1.1 Welcome by the Director of the
World Heritage Centre
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1.2 Introduction to the Orientation session
(ICCROM)
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Procedural Issues for the
Committee Session
(Deputy Director Programme,
World Heritage Centre)
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2.1 Basic information on the 37th session
Date and place of the 37th session of
the World Heritage Committee:
17-27 June 2013
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Opening ceremony 16 June 2013
Ceremony at Angkor 27 June 2013
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Conference venue: Peace Palace
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Registration:
www.whc37cambodia2013.kh
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Observers
Rule 8. of the Rules of Procedure
8.1 States Parties to the Convention which are not members of
the Committee may attend the sessions of the Committee
and its Bureau as observers. They shall be consulted by
the Committee on all matters in respect of which
consultation is prescribed by the Convention.
8.2 Non States Parties to the Convention who are Member
States of UNESCO or of the United Nations may also be
permitted by the Committee, upon written request, to
attend the sessions of the Committee and its Bureau as
observers.
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Observers
8.3 The United Nations and organizations of the United Nations system, as
well as, upon written request, at least 15 days prior to the date of the
session of the Committee, other international governmental and
nongovernmental organizations, permanent observer missions to
UNESCO and non profit-making institutions having activities in the
fields covered by the Convention, according to criteria defined by the
World Heritage Committee, may be authorized by the Committee to
participate in the sessions of the Committee as observers.
8.4 The Director-General may provisionally invite any organization referred
to in Rule 8.3 subject to subsequent confirmation by the Committee.
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Organization of the 37th session of the WH Committee
8.30 - 9.00 – Bureau session
9.00 – 12.30 - PLENARY session
12.30 – 14.30 – Budget working group/
Operational Guidelines group
14.30 – 19.00 - PLENARY session
19.00 – potential side events (please inform the Secretariat
as soon as possible)
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21 Items on the Agenda
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11 working days
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No Plenary session –
Tuesday 25 June (pm) + Wednesday 26 June (am)
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Adoption of Decisions Wednesday 26 June (15.00 – 19.00)
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2.1 Basic information on the 37th session: Documents
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In case of an amendment to the Draft Decision
Blue Form for amendment:
- Available in the room
- Sent by email
- 1 form per amendment
Amendment submitted:
- By hardcopy form to the Rapporteur
- By email to the Rapporteur
Email Rapporteur:
[email protected]
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In case of multiple
amendments on the same
Draft Decision:
All must be submitted to the
Rapporteur on blue form
After Rapporteur’s agreement,
Secretariat will integrate the
Amendments into
the draft Decision,
in both languages,
in track-changes,
for distribution
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Taking the floor
Order of speaking:
1. Committee Members
2. Advisory Bodies
3. State Party Observers
4. NGO – other Observers
(22.1 The Chairperson shall call upon speakers in the order in which they
signify their wish to speak)
Time limit for interventions: operations by timer/sound
3 minutes for Committee members
2 minutes for observers
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Reform Measures taken at 35 COM (Rules of Procedure)
22.3 The Chairperson, at his discretion, shall call on speakers from the Advisory
Bodies and the Secretariat prior to the Committee taking a final decision.
22.5 The Chairperson shall put Committee members’ questions to a State Party
once at the end of the Committee’s debate on the property.
22.6 Committee members shall not speak to World Heritage properties in their own
territories, except at the explicit invitation of the Chairperson and in response
to specific questions posed. Advocacy in favour of a particular proposal will not
be entertained.
22.7 Representatives of a State Party, whether or not a member of the Committee,
shall not speak to advocate the inclusion in the World Heritage List of a
property nominated, the state of conservation of a property on their territory
or the approval of an assistance request submitted by that State, but only to
deal with a point of information in answer to a question. This provision also
applies to other observers mentioned in Rule 8.
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Quorum
17.1 At plenary meetings, a quorum shall consist of a
majority of the States members of the Committee.
Point of order
28.1 During a discussion, any State member may raise a
point of order; such point of order shall be immediately
decided upon by the Chairperson.
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Representatives of a State Party, whether or
not a member of the Committee, shall not
speak to advocate the inclusion in the World
Heritage List of a property nominated, the
state of conservation of a property on their
territory or the approval of an assistance
request submitted by that State, but only to
deal with a point of information in answer to a
question. This provision also applies to other
observers mentioned in Rule 8.
(Rule 22.7 of the Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee)
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Working groups, consultative and subsidiary bodies:
Rule 20. Consultative bodies
20.1 The Committee may create such consultative bodies as it deems
necessary for the performance of its functions.
20.2 The composition and the terms of reference (including mandate and
duration of office) of such consultative bodies shall be defined by the
Committee at the time of their creation. These bodies can include States non
members of the Committee.
Rule 21. Subsidiary bodies
21.1 The Committee may establish such subsidiary bodies as it deems
necessary for the conduct of its work , within the limits of the technical
facilities available.
21.2 The composition and the terms of reference (including mandate and
duration of office) of such subsidiary bodies shall be defined by the
Committee at the time of their creation. These bodies can only be constituted
from amongst States members of the Committee.
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Screens, amendments, etc.
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2.2 Voting Procedures
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2.2 Voting Procedure
In accordance with Chapter VII of the Rules of Procedure of
the World Heritage Committee:
Rule 35. Voting rights
Each State member of the Committee shall have ONE vote in
the Committee.
Rule 36. Conduct during voting
After the Chairperson has announced the beginning of voting,
no one shall interrupt the voting except on a point of order
in connection with the actual conduct of the voting.
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Rule 37. Two-thirds majority
Decisions of the Committee on matters covered by the
provisions of the Convention shall be taken by a majority of
two-thirds of its members present and voting.
(Rule 37 and Article 13.8 of the Convention).
Rule 38. Simple majority
38.1 Except where otherwise specified in the Rules of
Procedure, ALL other decisions of the Committee shall be
taken by a majority of the States members present and
voting.
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Rule 38. Simple majority (continued)
38.2 Decisions as to whether a particular matter is covered
by the provisions of the Convention and decisions on any
other matters not covered by the Rules shall be taken by a
majority of the States members present and voting.
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Rule 39. Counting of votes
… "States members present and voting" shall mean States
members casting an affirmative or negative vote. Therefore,
States members abstaining from voting shall be regarded as
not voting.
Voting shall be by show of hands / roll call or secret ballot.
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Rule 40. Show of hands
40.1 Voting shall normally be by a show of hands.
40.2 When the result of a vote by a show of hands is in
doubt, the Chairperson may take a second vote by a roll-call.
40.3 A vote by a roll-call shall also be taken if it is requested
by not less than two States members before the voting takes
place.
Rule 41. Secret ballot
A decision shall be voted on by secret ballot whenever two or
more States members shall so request or if the Chairperson so
decides.
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Rule 42. Conduct of voting by secret ballot
(if decided by the Chairperson or if requested by two or more
Committee members):
42.1 Before the vote begins, the Chairperson shall appoint
two tellers from amongst the Delegations of the members of
the Committee to scrutinize the votes cast
42.2 When the counting of the votes is completed and the
tellers have reported to the Chairperson, he shall announce the
results of the ballot …
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Rule 42. Conduct of voting by secret ballot (continued)
From the total number of members of the Committee will be
deducted:
the number of members absent, if any;
the number of blank ballot papers, if any;
the number of invalid ballot papers, if any.
The remaining number will constitute the number of votes
recorded (Rule 42.2)
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2.3 Questions and Answers
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