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Paris, 21 May 2003
Ref. CL/WHC.7A/03 (WHC/32/12)
Circular letter to all NGOs and IGOs
Change of venue for the 27th session of the World Heritage
Committee, UNESCO Headquarters,
5 July 2003.
I refer to the invitation letter you received from Mr A. Sayyad, Assistant Director-General
for External Affairs and Cooperation, dated 21 February 2003, inviting a representative of your
organisation to participate in the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee. This session
had been scheduled to take place in Suzhou, China.
Due to unforeseen and exceptional circumstances, the venue has now been changed and
the meeting will take place in UNESCO Headquarters, Room XII, from 30 June to 5 July
The working languages of the Committee are English and French and simultaneous
interpretation will be provided in those two languages.
We are encouraging participants to pre-register electronically if they plan to attend the
meeting on email@example.com or by fax, (+33 (0)1 4568 5570).
My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming your representative at the 27th session of
the World Heritage Committee in Paris.
Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre