8.COM 13.E

The Committee,

  1. Having examined Document ITH/13/8.COM/13.e,
  2. RecallingDecision 5.COM 10.2,
  3. Recommends to the General Assembly at its fifth session to approve the revision of the Operational Directives for the implementation of the Convention as annexed to this decision;
  4. Considering the need to increase the alignment of terminology from one linguistic version of the Operational Directives to another version, and within each version from one paragraph to another paragraph,
  5. Requests the Secretariat to propose minor terminological revisions to that effect for examination by the General Assembly at its fifth session.

ANNEX

 

Operational Directives

 

Proposed amendment

50.

Emergency requests greater than US$25,000 are examined and approved by the Bureau of the Committee.

50.

Emergency requests greater than US$25,000 are examined and approved by the Bureau of the Committee. For the purpose of determining whether a request for International Assistance constitutes an emergency request eligible to receive priority consideration by the Bureau, an emergency shall be considered to exist when a State Party finds itself unable to overcome on its own any circumstance due to calamity, natural disaster, armed conflict, serious epidemic or any other natural or human event that has severe consequences for the intangible cultural heritage as well as communities, groups and, if applicable, individuals who are the bearers of that heritage.

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