10.COM 6.C

The Committee,

  1. Having examined document ITH/15/10.COM/6.c,
  2. Recalling Article 24.3 of the Convention,
  3. Expresses satisfaction that developing countries continue to be the main beneficiaries of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and particularly those in Africa;
  4. Thanks beneficiary States for submitting final or progress reports for projects that benefit from International Assistance under the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund;
  5. Appreciates the impact that the assistance brought to the beneficiary States for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage present in their territories and encourages them to continue to ensure the sustainability and enhancement of the results of the projects;
  6. Notes with satisfaction the promising initial results of the first emergency international assistance provided through the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund as a contribution to the reconstruction and social cohesion and encourages Mali to continue its efforts in this direction despite the contextual difficulties;
  7. Congratulates Kenya and Uganda for submitting nominations to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding as a result of the preparatory assistance granted;
  8. Requests States Parties to use the ICH-04-Report Form when reporting on the use made of the assistance provided;
  9. Invites States Parties to explore the possibilities of increasing voluntary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund with a view to supporting those States Parties who may be in need of technical and financial assistance to prepare and develop also their inventories of intangible cultural heritage at the national level.

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