1.GA 7A

The General Assembly,

  1. Noting that the fast ratification process of the Convention bears witness to the importance attached to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage worldwide,
  2. Considering the importance of implementing the Convention at the international level as soon as possible for the benefit of effectively safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage, in particular the intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding,
  3. Decides to convene the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Algiers at the end of October 2006.
  4. Requests the Committee to submit to it at its second ordinary session for approval the draft plan, the operational directives and the selection criteria referred to in Article 7 (c), (e) and (g) respectively, as well as the proposal concerning accreditation of advisory organizations referred to in Article 9 of the Convention.

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