At the request of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Decisions 9.COM 13.e, 10.COM 9, 11.COM 6 and 11.COM 14 an open-ended intergovernmental working group meeting will be held in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, from 11 to 13 June 2017 to reach a consensus on an overall results framework for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

With the generous support from the Chinese Ministry of Culture and the Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Chengdu, this three-day meeting is intended to advance the work initiated by the Committee in its deliberations during several sessions, and to build upon the groundwork laid by the expert meeting held in September 2016 in Beijing, thanks to the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO. Its primary goal will be to agree on a set of indicators that, together with the results map presented to the Committee, will constitute the overall results framework. The report of the meeting will be presented to the twelfth session of the Committee to be held in Republic of Korea in December 2017.

  • Chairperson: H. E. Mr Xuexian WANG (China)
  • Vice-Chair: Mr Moffat MOYO (Zambia)
  • Rapporteurs: Gabriele DETSCHMANN (Austria), Alla STASHKEVICH (Belarus), Andrés FORERO (Colombia), Sang Mee BAK (Republic of Korea), Abdoul Aziz GUISSE (Sénégal) and Hani HAYAJNEH (Jordan)

List of participants


  • Agenda
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/1: English|French
  • General Information
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/INF.1: English|French
  • Provisional timetable
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/INF.2: English|French
  • Towards an overall results framework for the Convention: progress to date and objectives of the present meeting
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/3: English|French
  • Defining effective indicators
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/4: English|French
  • Linking the overall results framework to periodic reporting
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/5: English|French
  • Mobilization of complementary information sources and utilization of collected information
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/6: English|French
  • Report to the Intergovernmental Committee
    ITH/17/12.COM WG/7: English|French