Extraordinary General Assembly
(on the occasion of the 19th General Assembly, Delhi, 2017)

 

As foreshadowed at the Annual General Assembly 2015 in Fukuoka, the ICOMOS Board was intending to call an Extraordinary General Assembly in conjunction with the forthcoming Annual General Assembly taking place in Istanbul in October 2016, for the purpose of making some amendments to the ICOMOS Statutes. The formal notice of meeting was sent in June 2016. Following comments by ICOMOS Committees, the Board decided in August 2016 to postpone this Extraordinary General Assembly, and it will now be held immediately prior to the 19th Triennial General Assembly (Delhi 2017).

 

 

 

1st Consultation on amendments to the Statutes (April - May 2016) 

 

Draft amendments and explanatory document
(circulated in ICOMOS E-news n° 123, 5 April 2016)

English / French

Proposed resolution to amend the Statutes
(circulated in ICOMOS E-news n° 128, 17 June 2016)

English / French

Comments received from ICOMOS Committees & individual members to the consultation conducted via ICOMOS E-news n° 123, 5 April 2016

English/French

Legal Opinion confirming that the proposed amendment of Article 9c is in full conformity with French law (original French, English translation) 

English / French 

   

Annual General Assembly, Istanbul, October 2016

 

The revised Statutes adopted in 2014 made the then current Rules of Procedure obsolete in many respects. Taking into account the resolution by the 2014 General Assembly, the Board is seeking to have an initial group of amended Rules of Procedure approved at the Annual General Assembly in Istanbul in October 2016, so that they can be in force for the next Triennial General Assembly in 2017. This first group includes the Rules of Procedure relating to General Assemblies, and those for bidding to host a General Assembly and for assessing the bids.

 

   

Proposed resolution to adopt initial group of Rules of Procedure

English / French
   

Decisions of the 18th General Assembly

Resolutions of the 18th General Assembly

English / French

Amended ICOMOS Statutes adopted by the 18th General Assembly

English / French

Revised ICOMOS Ethical Principles adopted by the 18th General Assembly

English / French

   

Documents submitted to the 18th General Assembly for adoption 

 
   

Draft Resolutions as submitted to the 18th General Assembly

 

Compendium of draft resolutions submitted to the General Assembly
(see Agenda Item 6 and refer below)

English / French

General Assembly Working Documents Vol. 2
(including draft resolutions for Agenda Items 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4)

English / French

Additional draft resolutions for Agenda Item 6
(including draft resolutions for Agenda Items 6-3-1, 6-3-2, 6-3-3, 6-3-4)

English /French
   

Joint proposal by the Merged Working Group and the Executive Committee for the amendment of the ICOMOS Statutes

English / French

Explanatory Report 

Report /Annex

Tracked changes in comparison with 3rd consultation 

English/French 
   

Proposal by the Merged Working Group for the review of the Ethical Commitment Statement 

English / French 
               Explanatory Report  English/French
               Tracked changes in comparison with 2nd consultation  English/French 
   

Calendar

 
   

9 July 2014 (= at least 4 months before the General Assembly)
Distribution of the proposed amendments to the Statutes and Volume 1 of the Working Documents of the General Assembly to the members of ICOMOS via postal mailing

 

8 September 2013
Launch of the 2nd consultation of members on the Ethical Principles via the e-News  n°110 and a circular to Committees

 

8 October 2014 
Deadline for sending contributions to the International Secretariat following the 2nd consultation on the Ethical Principles

 

End of October/beginning of November 2014 
Distribution via the e-News, a circular to Committees and the website of the proposed draft of the Ethical Principles submitted to the 18th General Assembly for adoption

 

8-9 November 2014
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee to the 18th General Assembly on the proposed amendments to the Statutes and on the Ethical Principles 

 

11 November 2014 
Information session on the proposed amendment to the Statutes and revision of the Ethical Commitment Statement ('Ethical Principles') 

 

12 November 2014
Deliberations of the 18th General Assembly (Florence, Italy)

 
   
   
Ethical Principles   
   

2nd consultation on the Ethical Principles (8 September - 8 October 2014)

 

 Report and proposals of the Working Group

 English / French 

 Special edition of the e-News n° 101 of 8 September 2014 

 English / French 

 Results of the 2nd consultation: compilation of contributions received 

 English / French

   

1st consultation on the revision of the Ethical Commitment Statement (September 2013 - 26 February 2014)

 

Report and proposals of the Working Group

English / French

special Edition of the e-News n° 98 of 6 February 2014 

English / French 

Results of the 1st consultation: compilation of contributions received

English / French 
   

Background document
2002 Ethical Commitment Statement 

English / French
   
   

Amendment of the Statutes 

 
   
3rd consultation on the amendment of the Statutes
(September 2013 - January 2014)
 

Report and proposals of the Working Group

English / French

Revised Statutes project, with comments and tracked changes as compared to the 2nd consultation

English / French

Growth of ICOMOS membership from 2001 to 2011

English / French

Special e-News n°94 of 6 December 2013

English / French

 Results of the 3rd consultation 

 English/French
   
2nd consultation on the amendment of the Statutes
(November 2012 - January 2013)
 

Report and proposals of the Working Group

English / French

Appendix to the report - comparison with current Statutes in tracked changes

English / French

Special e-News n° 83 of 14 November 2012 

English / French

Results of the 2nd consultation - contributions received by 1 February 2013      

English / French

Results of the 2nd consultation - additional contributions received by 19 March 2013  

English / French

Results of the 2nd consultation - last received documents

English / French
   
Resolutions of the 17th General Assembly (Paris, 2011)   English / French
   
1st consultation on the amendment of the Statutes
(October 2010-January 2011)
 
Report to the 17th General Assembly     
This report includes an introduction, proposals and the compilation of the contributions received.
English / French
   
Background documents  

1901 Loi du 1er juillet 1901 relative au contrat d’association,
        v
ersion consolidée au 24 mars 2012

www.legifrance.gouv.fr

1965 Initial Statutes

English / French

1978 Current Statutes 

English / French

2004 Von Trützschler report on the amendment of the ICOMOS Statutes

English 
Evolution of the Statutes, the Ethical Commitment Statement and the Rules of Procedure
Archives of the amendment and revision processes of the ICOMOS Statutes, the Ethical Commitment Statement and the Rules of Procedure - in the run up to the 18th General Assembly (Florence 2014), the Annual General Assembly (Istanbul 2016), the Extraordinary General Assembly on the occasion of the 19th General Assembly (Delhi 2017).
 English / French

 

Statutes
Adopted by the Constituent Assembly of ICOMOS in Warsaw (Poland) on 22 June 1965 and amended by the 5th General Assembly (Moscow, USSR) on 22 May 1978, and the 18th General Assembly (Florence, Italy) on 12 November 2014.

English / French

Rules of Procedure
The Rules of Procedure for the General Assembly are being revised, following the entry into force in January 2015 of the amended Statutes adopted by the 18th General Assembly (Florence 2014). Refer to the section on "Evolution" above for the proposed revised version.

Ethical Principles 
These Ethical Principles were adopted  by the 18th General Assembly (Florence, Italy) on 12 November 2014 to replace the Ethical Commitment Statement adopted by the 13th General Assembly (Madrid, Spain) in 2002.
English / French

Handbook
The Statutes, Ethical Commitment Statement, Rules of Procedures, Policy Papers, and practical information on programmes and statutory meetings are grouped in the ICOMOS Handbook. The Handbook is currently being revised taking into account the above mentioned revisions to the ICOMOS Statutes and Rules of Procedure. 
 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

 

                                                            

 

 

 

From the emergence of the concept of World Heritage to the creation of ICOMOS

Until the end of the 19th century, architectural heritage had been a matter of solely national concern, and most of the laws regarding the protection of historic buildings in Europe date back to that period. Countless associations existed in each country, but their scope never went beyond national borders. Cultural internationalism, as we know it today, was an outcome of the First World War, with the creation of the League of Nations, and most of all of the Second World War, with the creation of the United Nations and the establishment of UNESCO.

The Athens Conference (1931) on the restoration of historic buildings, organised by the International Museums Office, and the Athens Charter, drafted by Le Corbusier at the fourth Assembly of the International Congresses on Modern Architecture (1933) and published anonymously in Paris in 1941, both represent a major step in the evolution of ideas because they reflected a growing consciousness among specialists all over the world and introduced the concept of international heritage for the first time in history.

The Venice Charter was born from the need to create an association of conservation and restoration specialists, independent from the already existing association of museologists called ICOM.
In 1957 in Paris, the First Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings recommended that the countries lacking a central organisation for the protection of historic buildings provide for the establishment of such an authority and, in the name of UNESCO, that all member states of UNESCO join the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) based in Rome.

The Second Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings, in Venice in 1964, adopted 13 resolutions, the first one being the International Restoration Charter, better known as the Venice Charter, and the second one, put forward by UNESCO, provided for the creation of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). 

To learn more about the history of ICOMOS: Scientific Journal - 30 years of ICOMOS

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