8.COM 11

The Committee,

  1. Having examined Document ITH/13/8.COM/11,
  2. Recalling Article 7(c) of the Convention and Resolution 4.GA 7 of the General Assembly,
  3. Decides to base the draft plan for the use of the resources of the Fund for the periods of 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015 and 1 January to 30 June 2016 on the total unrestricted operating reserves available as of 31 December 2013, including any unused balance;
  4. Submits for approval to the General Assembly the plan for the use of the resources of the Fund, as included in the Annex to the present decision, and proposes to the General Assembly to provisionally allocate to the first semester of 2016 one fourth of the amount established for the two-year period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015;
  5. Delegates to its Bureau the authority to decide upon the utilization of the funds allocated under item 3 of the Plan, ‘Other functions of the Committee’, on the basis of specific proposals to be prepared by the Secretariat;
  6. Authorizes the Secretariat, when utilizing the funds allocated under item 3 of the Plan, to make transfers between activities included within the specific proposals approved by the Bureau up to a cumulative amount of US$25,000, informing the Members of the Bureau in writing, at the session following such action, of the details and reasons for these transfers;
  7. Takes note of the Organization’s cost recovery policy (Administrative Manual, item 5.9); and requests the Secretariat to apply the policy consistently when using the resources of the Fund;
  8. Takes further note of the Intergovernmental Body Allocation Contracts detailed in Annex III of Document ITH/13/8.COM/11.

ANNEX

Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Fund

For the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, as well as for the period 1 January to 30 June 2016, the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage fund may be used for the following purposes:

% of the total amount

1.

International assistance, comprising the safeguarding of the heritage inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List, the preparation of inventories, and the support for other safeguarding programmes, projects and activities;

54%

2.

Preparatory assistance for nomination files for the Urgent Safeguarding List, as well as for proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and international assistance requests;

5.50%

3.

Other functions of the Committee as described in Article 7 of the Convention and in the Operational Directives, including the publication of the Lists and the Register of Best Practices, capacity-building and awareness-raising programmes, as well as the development and implementation of activities and measures to promote and disseminate best practices and the work of the Committee;

20%

4.

The participation in the sessions of the Committee, its Bureau and its subsidiary bodies of experts in intangible cultural heritage representing developing States Members of the Committee;

2.75%

5.

The participation in the sessions of the Committee of experts in intangible cultural heritage representing developing States that are Parties to the Convention but not Members of the Committee;

2.75%

6.

The participation in the sessions of the Committee, its Bureau, and its subsidiary bodies of public or private bodies, private persons, notably members of communities and groups, that have been invited by the Committee to consult them on specific matters as well as of experts in intangible cultural heritage representing accredited NGOs from developing countries;

4.50%

7.

The costs of advisory services to be provided at the request of the Committee, including support to developing States whose representatives have been appointed to the Evaluation Body;

5.50%

8.

To build up the Reserve Fund referred to in Article 6 of the Fund’s Financial Regulations.

5%

 

Total

100%

Funds that have not been committed at the end of the period of this Plan are carried over to the next financial period and shall be allocated in accordance with the Plan approved by the General Assembly at that time.

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