Twelfth session of the Committee

The twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place in the International Convention Center Jeju (ICC Jeju) in Jeju Island (Republic of Korea), from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 December 2017.

Committee Members

Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mongolia, Palestine, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Turkey and Zambia

Vacant seats in the Evaluation Body

The Evaluation Body was established with a system of rotation, by which three of its twelve members be appointed at each session of the Committee. During the next Committee, following seats are to be filled:

  • Electoral Group III: one accredited NGO (164 NGOs are currently accredited)
  • Electoral Group IV: one accredited NGO (164 NGOs are currently accredited)
  • Electoral Group V(b): one expert

The calendar stands as follows:

  • 9 October: States Parties send candidatures to the Chairperson of their Electoral Group;
  • 20 October: the Chairperson of each group sends at least 2 and max 3 candidatures to the Secretariat;
  • 3 November: the Secretariat publishes working documents of the Committee, including the list of candidatures;
  • During the 12th session, the Committee appoints the three new members.

Files presented for this session

Agenda

 Item of the agendaDocuments
1OpeningITH/17/12.COM/INF.1: English|French
General information 
2Adoption of the agenda ITH/17/12.COM/2: English|French

ITH/17/12.COM/INF.2.1: English|French
Provisional Timetable
ITH/17/12.COM/INF.2.2: soon available
Provisional list of documents 
3Observers ITH/17/12.COM/3: soon available
 
4Adoption of the summary records of the eleventh session of the Committee ITH/17/12.COM/4: English|French
 
5.aReport by the Committee to the General Assembly on its activities (January 2016 to December 2017) ITH/17/12.COM/5.a: soon available
 
5.bReport by the Secretariat on its activities ITH/17/12.COM/5.b: soon available
 
6Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund ITH/17/12.COM/6: soon available
 
7Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in 2018–2019 ITH/17/12.COM/7: soon available
 
8.aReports of States Parties on the use of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund ITH/17/12.COM/8.a: soon available
 
8.bExamination of the reports of States Parties on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ITH/17/12.COM/8.b: soon available
See the 11 reports 
8.cExamination of the reports of States Parties on the current status of elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding ITH/17/12.COM/8.c: soon available
See the 12 reports 
9Draft overall results framework for the Convention ITH/17/12.COM/9: soon available

ITH/17/12.COM/INF.9: soon available
Summary records of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group meeting on developing an overall results framework for the Convention 
10Draft amendments to the Operational Directives on periodic reporting ITH/17/12.COM/10: soon available
 
11Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2017 ITH/17/12.COM/11: soon available
 
11.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding ITH/17/12.COM/11.a: soon available
See the 6 nominations 
11.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ITH/17/12.COM/11.b: soon available
See the 35 nominations 
11.cRemoval of an element from the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and its transfer to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ITH/17/12.COM/11.c: soon available
See the 1 request 
11.dExamination of requests for International Assistance ITH/17/12.COM/11.d: soon available
See the 3 requests 
11.eExamination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices ITH/17/12.COM/11.e: soon available
See the 4 proposals 
12Procedures to facilitate dialogue between the Evaluation Body and the submitting State(s) ITH/17/12.COM/12: soon available
 
13Report of the informal ad hoc working group ITH/17/12.COM/13: soon available
 
14Reflection on the removal of an element from a List and the transfer of an element from one List to the other ITH/17/12.COM/14: soon available
 
15Intangible cultural heritage in emergencies ITH/17/12.COM/15: soon available
 
16Follow-up to the recommendations of the External Auditor’s ‘Report on the governance of UNESCO and dependant funds, programmes and entities’ (Document 38C/23) ITH/17/12.COM/16: soon available
 
17Accreditation of new non-governmental organizations and review of accredited non-governmental organizations ITH/17/12.COM/17: soon available

See 50 NGOs requesting accreditation and 59 NGOs accredited in 2012 to be examined 
18Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2018 cycle ITH/17/12.COM/18: soon available
 
19Date and venue of the thirteenth session of the Committee ITH/17/12.COM/19: soon available
 
20Election of the members of the Bureau of the thirteenth session of the Committee ITH/17/12.COM/20: soon available
 
21Other business 
22Adoption of the list of decisions 
23Closure 
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