Twelfth session of the Committee

A family member of Jeju haenyeo waits outside of a sea and carries marine products Read more on the element© Haenyeo Museum, 2013

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

Over the six days, the twenty-four members of the Committee, elected by the General Assembly of the 2003 Convention, will discuss a number of issues that are important for the safeguarding of living heritage around the world.

Part of the meeting will be dedicated to the international cooperation mechanisms established under the 2003 Convention, such as inscriptions on the Lists and requests for International Assistance as well as the examination of national reports and the accreditation of NGOs. On this occasion, the Committee is also being asked to examine some important items such as the establishment of an overall results framework for the Convention, the use the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund together with proposals for two funding priorities for the next four years as well as the complex role that communities play in safeguarding their living heritage at risk in emergencies.

A number of other issues have also been tabled to initiate reflections that could lead to some important redirections in the overall implementation of the Convention. These include proposed reforms to the periodic reporting systems, the roles of accredited NGOs and other actors, and nature of the listing mechanism.

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

Files presented for this session

Information and exchange session
Presentations:
- Secretariat: English|French
- Republic of Korea: English|French

Agenda

Committee Members wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in following form (English/French) and to send it to ICH-amendments@unesco.org.

Out of concern for the environment and in order to reduce costs, printed copies of the documents will not be provided.

 Item of the agendaDocuments
1OpeningITH/17/12.COM/INF.1 Rev.: 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 Rev.2: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
3Observers ITH/17/12.COM/3: English|French
 
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: English|French
 
5.bReport by the Secretariat on its activities ITH/17/12.COM/5.b: English|French
 
6Voluntary supplementary contributions to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund ITH/17/12.COM/6: English|French
 
7Draft plan for the use of the resources of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund in 2018–2019 ITH/17/12.COM/7: English|French
 
8.aReports of States Parties on the use of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund ITH/17/12.COM/8.a: English|French
 
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: English|French
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: English|French
See the 12 reports 
9Draft overall results framework for the Convention ITH/17/12.COM/9: English|French

ITH/17/12.COM/INF.9: English|French
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: English|French
 
11Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2017 ITH/17/12.COM/11: English|French
 
11.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding ITH/17/12.COM/11.a Rev.: English|French
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 Add.: English|French
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: English|French
See the 1 request 
11.dExamination of requests for International Assistance ITH/17/12.COM/11.d: English|French
See the 3 requests 
11.eExamination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices ITH/17/12.COM/11.e Add.: English|French
See the 4 proposals 
12Procedures to facilitate dialogue between the Evaluation Body and the submitting State(s) ITH/17/12.COM/12: English|French
 
13Report of the informal ad hoc working group ITH/17/12.COM/13: English|French
 
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: English|French
 
15Intangible cultural heritage in emergencies ITH/17/12.COM/15: English|French
 
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: English|French
 
17Accreditation of new non-governmental organizations and review of accredited non-governmental organizations ITH/17/12.COM/17: English|French

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 Rev.: English|French
 
19Date and venue of the thirteenth session of the Committee ITH/17/12.COM/19: English|French
 
20Election of the members of the Bureau of the thirteenth session of the Committee ITH/17/12.COM/20: English|French
 
21Other business 
22Adoption of the list of decisions 
23Closure 
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