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9th Meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, Paris, 18-19 December 2014

The Committee is composed of twelve States Parties to the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. It shall meet once a year in ordinary session.

Among the items on the Agenda the Committee will examine the following:

  • Report of the Secretariat on its activities
  • Protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, including occupation
  • Creation of a distinctive emblem for cultural property under enhanced protection
  • Cultural property and its immediate surroundings
  • Studies on the evaluation of the criteria of Article 10, sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of the Second Protocol
  • Development of synergies with other UNESCO’s normative instruments and programmes and strengthening partnerships
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Creation of a Special Account for human resources and the activities of the Secretariat
  • Modification of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee (election and composition of the Committee's Bureau)
  • Follow-up to the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions and to the Evaluation of UNESCO's Standard-Setting Work of the Culture Sector
  • National Reports

Working Documents

  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/1: EN | FR
    Provisional Agenda 
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/2: EN | FR
    Report of the Secretariat on its activities
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/3: EN | FR
    Protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, including occupation
    Reference Document: Comments by Austria on Referral to the Committee Within the Framework of the Implementation of Article 27(1)(c) of the Second Protocol: EN | FR
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/4/REV2: EN | FR
    Creation of a distinctive emblem for cultural property under enhanced protection and establishment of the modalities for its use
    Reference Document: Comments by Austria on the Creation of a distinctive emblem for cultural property under enhanced protection and establishment of the modalities for its use: EN | FR
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/5: EN | FR
    Cultural property and its immediate surroundings
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/6: EN | FR
    Studies on the evaluation of the criteria of Article 10, subparagraphs (a) and (b) of the Second Protocol
    Reference Document: ICOMOS studies on the evaluation of criteria of Articles 10(a) and 10(b) of the Second Protocol: EN [version française disponible ultérieurement]
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/7: EN | FR
    Development of synergies with other relevant UNESCO normative instruments and programmes and strengthening partnerships
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/8: EN | FR
    Fundraising strategy
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/9: EN | FR
    Creation of a Special Account for Human Resources of the Secretariat of the 1954 Convention and its two Protocols
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/10: EN | FR
    Modification of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee (election and composition of the Committee's Bureau)
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/11/REV: EN | FR
    Follow-up to the Audit of the Working Methods of Cultural Conventions and to the Evaluation of UNESCO's Standard-Setting Work of the Culture Sector
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/12: EN | FR
    National Reports
  • CLT-14/9.COM/CONF.203/…
    Proposal to Strengthen Synergies between the 1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the 1972 World Heritage Convention (prepared by Belgium) EN | FR
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8th Meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, Paris, France, 18-19 December 2013

The main purposes of this meeting will be to consider the following items:

  • Studies on the evaluation of criteria of Articles 10 (a) and 10 (b) of the Second Protocol;
  • Progress report on the development of synergies between the Second Protocol and the World Heritage Convention;
  • Report on the use of financial assistance granted to El Salvador from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict;
  • Report on the use of financial assistance granted to Mali from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict;
  • Form for the tentative list for cultural property that may be submitted for the granting of enhanced protection;
  • The protection of cultural property in occupied territory;
  • Requests for the granting enhanced protection;
  • National reports on the implementation of the 1999 Second Protocol;
  • Report on the status of the implementation of the fundraising strategy for the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict;
  • Amendments of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee:
    (i) Written submission of questions to be included in the provisional agenda of the Committee and
    (ii) Timing of the election of the Committee’s Bureau;
  • Creation of a distinctive emblem for cultural property under enhanced protection.

Final Report: EN | FR

Decisions: EN | FR

Working Documents

  • Provisional Agenda
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/1: EN | FR
  • Studies on the evaluation of criteria of Articles 10 (a) and 10 (b) of the Second Protocol
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/2: EN | FR
  • Progress report on the development of synergies between the 1999 Second Protocol and the 1972 World Heritage Convention
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/3: ENFR
  • Report on the use of the financial assistance granted to El Salvador from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/4: EN | FR
  • Report on the use of financial assistance granted to Mali from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/5: EN | FR
  • Form for the tentative list for cultural property that may be submitted for the granting of enhanced protection
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/6: EN | FR
  • The protection of cultural property in occupied territory
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/7: EN | FR 
  • Consideration of requests for the granting of enhanced protection
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/8: EN | FR 
  • Consideration of national reports on the implementation of the Second Protocol
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/9: EN | FR
  • Report on the status of the implementation of the fundraising strategy for the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/10: EN | FR
  • Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Committee:(i) Written submission of questions to be included in the provisional agenda of the Committee, and (ii) Timing of the election of the Committee’s Bureau
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/11: EN | FR
  • Creation of a distinctive emblem for cultural property under enhanced protection
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/12: EN | FR
  • Audit of the working methods of Culture Conventions
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/13: EN | FR

Information Documents

  • List of Participants
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/INF.1: EN/FR
  • Report of the Secretariat on its activities
    CLT-13/8.COM/CONF.203/INF.2: EN | FR
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7th Meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, Paris, France, 20-21 December 2012

The main purposes of this meeting will be to consider:

  • the improvement of the Enhanced Protection Request Form
  • synergies between the Second Protocol and the World Heritage Convention
  • a Fundraising Strategy for the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
  • the report of El Salvador on the Use of the Financial Assistance Granted from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
  • the Protection of Cultural Property in Occupied Territory

Final ReportEN | FR

Decisions: EN | FR

Recommendations: EN | FR

Working Documents

  • Provisional agenda
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/1: EN | FR
  • Improvement of the Enhanced Protection Request Form
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/2: EN | FR
  • Synergies between the Second Protocol and the World Heritage Convention
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/3: EN | FR
  • Fundraising Strategy for the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/4: EN | FR
  • Report of El Salvador on the use of the financial assistance granted from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/5: EN | FR
  • Proposal to Strengthen Synergies between the 1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the 1972 World Heritage Convention (prepared by Belgium)
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/6: EN | FR
  • Protection of cultural property in occupied territory (prepared by Azerbaijan)
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/7: EN | FR
  • Provisional list of participants:
    CLT-12/7.COM/CONF.201/8: EN/FR

Registration form

The registration form (EN/FR) should be returned before 30 November 2012:

  • by e-mail: SPCOM(at)unesco.org
  • by fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 55 96
  • or in hard copy, addressed to: UNESCO – Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section – 1 rue Miollis - 75732 Paris Cedex 15 – France
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6th Meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XII, Paris, France, 14-16 December 2011

The main purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:

  • Requests for enhanced protection;
  • Report on the obligation of the Parties to implement Chapter 4 of the Second Protocol;
  • Proposal concerning the voluntary information exchange of measures for implementing the Second Protocol;
  • Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Committee; and,
  • Request for financial assistance from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

Final Report: EN | FR

Decisions: EN | FR

Recommendations: EN | FR

Working documents

  • Provisional agenda of the meeting
    CLT-11/CONF/211/1: EN | FR | ES | RU | AR
  • Requests for enhanced protection
    CLT-11/CONF/211/2: EN | FR | ES | RU | AR
  • Report on the obligation of the Parties to implement Chapter 4 of the Second Protocol
    CLT-11/CONF/211/3: EN | FR | ES | RU | AR
    CLT-11-CONF-211-5 fr adopted
  • Proposal concerning the voluntary information exchange of measures for implementing the Second Protocol
    CLT-11/CONF/211/4: EN | FR | ES | RU | AR
  • Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Committee
    CLT-11/CONF/211/5: EN | FR | ES | RU | AR
    CLT-11/CONF/211/5 Rev., as amended by the Committee: EN | FR
  • Request for financial assistance from the Fund for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-11/CONF/211/6: EN | FR | ES | RU

Information document

  • Final Report of the Round table discussion of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
    CLT-11/CONF.211/INF.1: EN | FR

Registration form

The registration form (EN/FR) should be returned before 14 November 2011:

  • by e-mail: SPCOM(at)unesco.org
  • by fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 55 96
  • or in hard copy, addressed to: UNESCO – Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section – 1 rue Miollis - 75732 Paris Cedex 15 – France
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5th Meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 22-25 November 2010

For the first time, the Committee considers requests for the granting of enhanced protection, a fundamentally new system of protection based on the following three conditions that are set forth in Article 10 of the Second Protocol:

  • It is cultural heritage of the greatest importance of humanity;
  • It is protected by adequate domestic legal and administrative measures ensuring the highest level of protection; and
  • It is not used for military purposes or to shield military sites, and a declaration is issued to this end.

If granted enhanced protection, the property will be registered on the List for Cultural Property under Enhanced Protection.

The Secretariat received requests for enhanced protection for 12 cultural properties, 8 of which are also inscribed on the World Heritage List. All of these requests are detailed in a document prepared by the Secretariat, as indicated below. These requests were considered by two informal meetings of the Bureau of the Committee, which proposed a decision on each request to be considered by the Committee at its fifth meeting.

The main purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to consider the following issues and relevant documents:

  • Report of the Bureau to the Committee: ENFRESRUAR
  • Consideration of national reports on the implementation of the Second Protocol: ENFR 
  • Report on the implementation of the Guidelines for the Implementation of the Second Protocol: ENFRESARRU
  • Consideration of requests for enhanced protection: ENFR
  • Consideration of possible synergies between the Second Protocol and other UNESCO instruments and programmes: ENFRESAR
  • Consideration of a proposal concerning a database: ENFRESAR

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Extraordinary Meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 2 September 2009

The main purpose of this meeting was to finalize and ensure the coherence of the Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention.

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4th meeting of the Committee

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 27-29 May 2009

The main purpose of this meeting was to further elaborate the Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention and, in particular, to consider Chapter 6 and the Guidelines on the Use of the Fund.

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Previous meetings of the Committee

3rd Meeting of the Committee
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France,
4-6 June 2008

The third meeting of the Committee (UNESCO Headquarters, 4 – 6 June 2008) resulted in the elaboration of two chapters of the Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the Second Protocol related to the dissemination of the Second Protocol and monitoring of its implementation.

The Committee decided to postpone considering the third draft chapter on international assistance because further considerations were necessary. As a consequence, the Committee decided that the Bureau pursue its informal work in order to develop further draft chapter on international assistance, including the consideration of the reference to the Fund by the end of January 2009.

The Committee also empowered the Bureau to prepare a plan of action for the next (fourth) meeting of the Committee, identifying and prioritizing actions needed for the international implementation of the Second Protocol.

  • Final report and recommendation (PDF): ENFR | SP | RU | AR | CH

 

2nd meeting of the Committee
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 17-19 December 2007

The main purpose of this meeting is to consider the new version of the Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the Second Protocol ("the Draft Guidelines") prepared by the Bureau of the Committee together with the Secretariat on the basis of the previous redraft of the Draft Guidelines (Vienna, August 2007) and comments of UNESCO Members States and international organizations concerned expressed both before and during the meeting.

  • Final report and recommendation (PDF): ENFR | SP | RU | AR | CH

 

1st meeting of the Committee
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 26-27 October 2006

This first Committee meeting deals with various issues like the rules of procedure or the implementation of the Second Protocol.

The main purpose of the Committee's first meeting is then:

  • the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee;
  • the consideration of the draft Guidelines for the implementation of the Second Protocol and its finalization for endorsement by the second meeting of States party to the Second Protocol foreseen for October 2007;
  • the discussion of future work of the Committee.
  • Final report and recommendation (PDF): ENFR | SP | RU | AR | CH
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