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Agenda and reports of the Legal Committee of the 33rd session of the General Conference




At the 33rd session of the General Conference, the Legal Committee was composed of the following 21 members* elected at the 32nd session : Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, India, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Saint Lucia and United States of America.

The Legal Committee elected by acclamation Mr Pierre Michel Eisemann (France) as Chairperson, Mr Andrew Amegatcher (Ghana) as Vice-Chairperson and Ms Stephanie Zurawski (Saint Lucia) as Rapporteur.

The Legal Committee examined the following items of the agenda of the 33rd session of the General Conference :


Item 4.2 - Consideration and adoption of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (draft resolutions)

1st report of the Committee :

- Document 33 C/90

Document examined by the Committee :

- Document 33 C/8/LEG (not available on line)

References:

- Circular Letter of the Director-General dated 2 June 2005 on the amendments to the Draft Programme and Budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/5) / Ref : CL/3754
- Explanatory note for the implementation of Rules 80 and 81, Section XIV, of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference (Annex III of Document 171 EX/23)
- Finalization of the explanatory note on the application of Rules 80 and 81 of Section XIV of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference concerning admissibility criteria for draft resolutions relating to the draft programme and budget and the examination of such draft resolutions (Annex IV of Document 171 EX/23)
- Articles 80 and 81 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference
- Draft Programme and Budget, 2006-2007 (33 C/5)


Item 7.1 - Legal framework for the elaboration, examination, adoption and follow-up of declarations, charters and other similar standard-setting instruments adopted by the General Conference and not covered by the Rules of Procedure concerning recommendations to Member States and international conventions covered by the terms of Article IV, paragraph 4, of the Constitution

2nd report of the Committee :

- Document 33 C/91

Document examined by the Committee :

- Document 33 C/20

References:

- Resolution 32 C/77
- Second Report of the Legal Committee of the 32nd session of the General Conference (Document 32 C/81)
- Rules of Procedure concerning recommendations to Member States and international conventions covered by the terms of article iv, paragraph 4, of the constitution: proposals by the Director-General for the amendment of Part VI thereof (Document 32 C/22)
- Rules of Procedure concerning recommendations to Member States and international conventions covered by the terms of Article IV, paragraph 4, of the Constitution


Item 8.5 – Preparation of a comprehensive report by the Director-General to the General Conference on UNESCO’s standard-setting instruments

3rd report of the Committee :

- Document 33 C/92

Document examined by the Committee :

- Document 33 C/52

References:

- 171 EX/Decision 27 of the Executive Board
- Report of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations at the 171st session of the Executive Board (171 EX/61)
- Document on the examination of the methods of work of the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations presented to the Executive Board at its 171st session (171 EX/21 and Add. & Corr.)
- Memorandum on UNESCO’s standard-setting activities (28 C/INF.6)
- Memorandum on UNESCO’s standard-setting activity (27 C/INF.6)
- Memorandum on UNESCO’s standard-setting activity (26 C/INF.6)
- Memorandum on UNESCO’s standard-setting activity (25 C/INF.6)
- Information document concerning UNESCO’s standard-setting activity (24 C/INF.5)
- Resolution 20 C/32.1 of the General Conference
- Resolution 19 C/6.112 of the General Conference
- 105 EX/Decision 5.6.1 of the Executive Board


Item 6.3 - Principles and guidelines regarding the establishment and operation of UNESCO institutes and centres (category 1) and institues and centres under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2)

4th report of the Committee :

- Document 33 C/93

Document examined by the Committee :

- Document 33 C/19


Item 9.2 – Report by the Director-General concerning the protection of the name and logo of UNESCO in the Member States

5th report of the Committee :

- Document 33 C/94

Document examined by the Committee :

- Document 33 C/65


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* At its 32nd session (2003), the General Conference decided to increase the number of the members of the Legal Committee to 24 (Resolution 32 C/78) as of the election to take place at its 33rd session.



4th Report of the Legal Committee on principles and guidelines regarding the establishment and operation of UNESCO institutes and centres (category 1) and institues and centres under the auspices of UNESCO (category 2) (33 C/93)
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5th report of the Legal Committee on the report by the Director-General concerning the protection of the name and logo of UNESCO in the Member States (33 C/94)
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2nd report of the Legal Committee on a legal framework for the elaboration, examination, adoption and follow-up of declarations, charters and other similar standard-setting instruments adopted by the General Conference (33 C/LEG/2 - 33 C/91)
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3rd report of the Legal Committee on the preparation of a comprehensive report by the Director-General to the General Conference on UNESCO’s standard-setting instruments (33 C/92)
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1st Report of the Legal Committee on the examination of the admissibility of draft resolutions proposing the adoption of amendments to the draft programme and budget for 2006-2007 (33 C/90)
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