5.GA 7

The General Assembly,

  1. Having examined Document ITH/14/5.GA/7,
  2. Recalling Article 7(c) of the Convention and paragraphs 66 and 67 of the Operational Directives,
  3. Approves the 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 in Annex to this Resolution, it being understood that at the time of its sixth session in June 2016, it may readjust the budget plan from January to June 2016;
  4. Authorizes the Committee to make immediate use of any voluntary supplementary contributions that might be received during these periods, as described in Article 27 of the Convention, in accordance with the percentages laid out in the plan;
  5. Further authorizes the Committee to make immediate use of any contributions that it might accept, during these periods, for specific purposes relating to specific projects, provided that those projects have been approved by the Committee prior to the receipt of the funds, as described in Article 25.5 of the Convention;
  6. Takes note of the donors having provided voluntary supplementary contributions to the Fund, namely Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Turkey;
  7. Thanks all the contributors that have supported the Convention and its Secretariat since its last session, making use of different forms of support, financial or in-kind, such as earmarked or unrestricted supplementary voluntary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund or the sub-fund for enhancing the human capacities of the Secretariat, Funds-in-Trust, appropriations to the Regular Programme or loaned personnel and encourages other States to consider the possibility of supporting the Convention through the modality of their choice.

ANNEX

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.

For the period of 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016, one-fourth of the amount established for the twenty-four-months of the financial period 2014-2015 shall be allocated on a provisional basis.

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